Well, this has certainly been another highly changeable weather month for New England. Warm, cold, even colder, summertime, hail, rain, and finally, flowers budding and waiting for just a few days of warm, sunny weather and then, spring will arrive for real.
I was busily plugging away at drawing until my right wrist spoke to me in the only way body parts know: it hurt. But before I had to stop, I got a lot of drawing done and I think I’ve come a long way since the end of January.
This week, the birds arrived. Not that we haven’t had other birds all winter, but in the past couple of weeks, we’ve got at least triple the number I’ve ever seen. Oodles of Goldfinches — tiny baby goldfinches. And Robins and Bluebirds. Chickadees, nuthatches, Tufted Titmouses. Doves — we have more doves than I’ve ever seen in one place anywhere. Cardinals, House Finches, Brown-headed Cowbirds. Hairy, Downy, and Red-Bellied woodpeckers, often all at the same time. What’s most interesting is that there are so many species of birds it looks like a scene from Cinderella.
We got outside only once. I thought we’d be outside more, but the weather was so changeable. It was warm, but raining. Then it got sunny — and freezing. Then it was cold, rainy, with a hint of hail. Not great shooting weather.
If you click on a picture in a gallery, it will enlarge. In this past set, more than half of them are Garry’s. Just so you know.
I have a lot more pictures, but many of them are not ready for prime time and will probably be deleted. I’m sure they could be processed to be better, but the amount of work required seems above and beyond. The pictures are good, but not great and if the world doesn’t see them, I think it will be okay. There will be more and better pictures to come.
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So now, we move into April. I have high hopes for April. It’s Garry’s birthday. He will be 80 and he isn’t at all ready for it, but I’m hoping we can make it a happy day for him. The weather will finally warm up for real, at least by the end of the month. There are lots of shoots in the garden which by the end of April should be turning into real flowers.
Happy Spring. It’s almost here! I can feel it in the air.