Winter’s cold crisp air lays still on the snowy ground, you fly overhead.
Driving home this afternoon, I spotted a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk soaring about the snow covered fields. He was too high to become part of the picture, but it is a nice view looking west along Military Road in Dubuque, IA.
Every morning the sun rises a bit earlier and sets a little later. I look at the mess that is my yard and gardens and I want to grab a rake or a shovel or anything to be outside making it prettier. Unfortunately – or fortunately some things just take time and patience. The bulbs I planted last fall are still resting, hopefully as restless as I am. The birds are beginning to trickle back to the feeders (the European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) and English House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) have been here all winter.)
So for now, I will dream of multi-colored tulips, sunshine yellow daffodils and work on my weaving.