It's amazing what a little sun and feeling a lot better can do for a person! Thanks for all your kind and lovely comments. I hope I'm caught up or close with your blogs!
It will be short-lived, our sun. Clouds and temperature drops. But when it is nice, one takes advantage and I did that by my first visit to the Ditch since fall. To be honest, there wasn't much to see, except for a lot of ducks and geese!
The pond is in varying stages of frozen. It's firm enough to hold a duck or a goose...
...they can even move around on the surface with ease.
But there's plenty of open water, too. And a huge number of waterbirds. Last year there were very few in February, so that was heartening to see.
I have nearly finished another feltie and I'm rather happy with this little guy. He took ages to do, making my hourly akin to sweatshop pay in third world countries. But I'm liking his sweet owlish face! I may have to try another. It needs a little "feather" trim -- too many yarn strands -- but pretty close to done!
And I picked up paint brushes for the first time in months. A few LONG overdue birthday cards (they're on their way, Joan!) and then a birthday card for my favorite almost three-year-old. He was Buzz LIghtyear for Halloween and Buzz was his favorite Christmas toy so I did this one of him in costume. The face is nothing the same, but I don't think he'll notice!
And I did a couple of cat portraits (of the same cat). Bella was my friend Maryanne's sweet love. They're slightly different. I'll send her both and she can decide.
In backyard bird watching news, I saw this creature today (horrible photo; my apologies) -- a hawk, I think! It landed on my woodpile for just enough time to grab the camera and not enough to focus before it flew away!
Lizzie, meanwhile, has been enjoying some catnip that hadn't died out completely from underneath Rick's pine tree.
And then, one might expect after a period of debauchery, some cat naps.
It's hard to be a cat.
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