a flower for your friday

~ a flower for your friday ~

Maybe a cold, snowy February slowed up spring. I returned yesterday to a path I don’t often visit, and though it was already a few days into March, I found no evidence there will be flowers in that area any time soon. So Friday’s flower this week is from last year at this time.

There was plenty of sunshine yesterday (yah!), and no one on the path but me and a few birds (yah!). It felt like pre-covid! I saw a robin, a woodpecker, a couple of towhees, and a cardinal pair singing to each other and playing some version of cardinal tag. They seemed oblivious to me. The songs weren’t long or complicated, but sweet sounding nonetheless. One or the other cardinal, perched on a low branch, would sing a few notes, and then they’d fly off together, to another tree, to another branch. Over and over.

Enjoy your weekend.

breathe


Despite what you see here, there was not a lot of green. The temperature was above freezing, and what there was a lot of was mud. The off path to avoid the muddy trail was leaves covering mud, and yes, there were way too many people trying to do the same thing I was doing. If I had to sum up the walk, it would be me on one side of the muddy trail, and someone else heading the other way on the other side, both of us debating if a ‘hi’ or a head nod violates protocol.



photographed 12/28/20