Seasonable, and so reasonable, cold has settled in over Missouri. It’s not really all that cold. It’s not life threatening or such. Certainly it won’t stop the shoppers from descending upon the stores in the wee hours of the morning. I’d read a pundit who once said that our economy is not based on buying. It’s based on frenzied buying. So let me take this chance to remind you that it is National Buy Nothing Day. You culture jammers out there know what I’m talking about. If you’d like to read about someone who has had remarkable success at consuming less, go on over to Kate’s blog and read about her 90 Percent Project. Kate assures me that she is living comfortably, enjoying a full life. It makes me wonder what I could do without.
Perhaps our traditional family jaunt to Roundrock occurred today. Perhaps as you’re reading this, we are out in our woods, making ‘smores over a fire, walking the trails, admiring the diminished lake. Perhaps this has happened, but I’ll be the last to know if it does. I am subject to the whims and swiftly changing plans of a house nearly full again of family. Whatever we do, I know I’ll enjoy the time together.
The photo above is of sumac berries in our woods at Fallen Timbers. We have sumac growing robustly there, and this ridgetop stand is always a reliable provender for the wild birds who will feast on the berries through the winter.
Hope you had a happy holiday.
- The Missouri Natural Events Calendar is blank for today.