I realized this morning that I wanted to write about a few other things in my world besides the books I'm reading or interested in reading - like the beautiful song sparrow aria that greets me from the newly bloomed forsythia every morning as I step outside to go to my studio. Song sparrows don't leave our area in the winter, but their songs are absent during the coldest and darkest months. As they begin to do their family planning and house building, I hear shortened versions of their songs, just a few trills at first. Now, as they get serious about starting their families, the songs expand into full-fledged melodies with all the embellishments.
The daffodils have bloomed so early this year. Even the flowering trees are beginning to bloom. Daffs are so personable - they look like they're smiling, they bounce and dance and nod in the breeze.
So I've changed the title of my blog to reflect more of what you might find here. Now since I still have 6+ months of work to do before the magical retirement day, I'd best get to it. I'll leave you with a photo of the daffodils and the forsythia: