Thursday, April 16, 2009

March is finally done. Red-winged blackbirds are my personal proof that spring will return and the earth will grow again. They always show up at our pond the first week of March like clockwork. Do they know how important they are to me? Not likely, lol.

The males love to show off their red and gold epaulets, and make a lot of noise claiming their territories. At the same time the goldfinches are getting their gold back and the mourning doves are getting their mating feistiness back. Spring is just amazing!

I'm so grateful that Robin sponsors this project. I've learned so much, more than I can really put into words. (I guess that is why it is a visual journal...duh) My first 7 pieces look like this, with April still empty but planned and May just a glimmer of color.