Helen de Groot, Virginia 2/12/21
The temperature is in the 20’s and the ground is covered with snow. Though I know that the hellebore is in bloom under the snow and chick weed is up, I opted to compare a couple of house plants. I’m not sure I will worry about balancing drawing, writing, and recording. I will do all three, but I want to draw. I’m not sure anyone other than myself will ever look at it. It is relaxing for me to draw. I do realize that I will learn a lot through this experience.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen any crows, but I have heard a few recently. Before the virus that killed many, we had a lot of crows who dug up my garden to eat the seeds. The recovery has been slow.
Years ago there were huge flocks of starlings, so many, they filled the sky as far as you could see. We have had flocks of red winged black birds, Canadian geese, and cedar wax wings.
We also have rafters of turkeys in the field behind our house, groups with as many as 40.