I've been having a wonderful time working on a series of paintings titled 'Birdwatching' and the focus has reminded me of something I've enjoyed over many years.
Have you ever taken part in the Cornell University/Audubon Society Backyard Bird Count?
It's coming up February 13 -16. Taking part only requires 15 minutes of your time. It's fun and the information you gather adds vital data regarding songbird health and also offers indicators of environmental states and their ability to sustain our bird populations.
I find such a joy in simply noticing the fleeting activity and beauty that birds bring as they move all about us. Each year there are highlights such as last week when more than 50 Trumpeter Swans flew over the house on their way to Back Bay Wildlife Refuge...magic.