It’s not quite Spring but the sign of Indian Plum buds breaking open in the woods is a reliable signal in the Pacific Northwest that Spring is on the horizon. Bulbs planted in the Fall are breaking through the soil in shapes that remind me what I planted where. Townsend’s warblers have been frequenting our feeders, probably driven here by the reliable suet supply and perhaps, the reduction in woods to inhabit. The best change, however, is the increasing day length, most notable during the month of March. All of this gives me more energy and inspires me to get up early and paint in my studio. I’m working on a series of acrlyic paintings featuring zinnias, my favorite flower. Though there are, of course, none in the garden blooming now, I have grown and drawn them for so many years that I don’t need them in front of me to design images based on their unique forms and colors.
I will post some images soon.
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