Tuesday, March 28, 2006
New Stove has arrived
My new present arrived today, not until 4 pm did the installer arrive though. Anyways she looks beautiful to me. I am putting the old one in the garage to use for dyeing.
After some inspiration last night from Violette I sat and made 37 of these creative play cards. They will be a gift for a friend. After doing these 1 x 3 cards the 4 x4 are going to seem huge.
It started when we had a downy woodpecker at our beed feeder. Birdwatching is something that I have always wanted to do. I have all these books that I bought years ago. I have this great Birders Journal made by The Nature Company and my last entries in it were in 1996. That's bad, it is time I started doing the things I have always wanted to do. Dave and I went up to Market Lake, a bird refuge not far from here. We managed to see quite a few birds. The migrating Snow Geese is what we came for and we saw plenty of them. I managed to identify a Northern Harrier, bufflehead, mallard, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Ring billed Gull, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail. It was quite the successful day. The next day we found a Swainson's hawk in the tree in the pasture. We looked at him through a scope and got a great close up view. I am excited to take on this new hobby.
I did this drawing for EDM challenge to draw a sign of spring. New birds on the feeder fit the bill I thought.