I bundled up this morning when I went outside to feed the birds.
It was cold. This afternoon's high is in the 30's.
The snow yesterday was only flurries but left a dampness and a cold
that gets into my bones.
Robin was all puffed up staying warm
while he protected his raisins. He keeps the Starlings and the Sparrows away from the deck and the seed trays.
We are putting out two bowls of raisins
so the Mockingbirds do not have to wait for Robin to be distracted.
Keeping the raisins apart seems to be working.
We do not need any fights over raisins.
I try to keep a peaceful backyard.
The parade of flowers has slowed down.
The cooler temperatures are nice for the daffodils but
will keep the tulips from blooming.
We went to the Alpaca show.
So many different types of Alpacas to admire.
We had a fun time visiting with fiber folk we know
and taking pictures of the darling Alpacas.
I had a wonderful visit with Gloria Smith.
She and her husband raise Paco-Vincunas.
I have visited their farm and have met some of these animals.
I have Athena's yarn in my knitting basket.
She is a very beautiful animal.
I love this fiber.
It is very soft and lightweight but warm.
I enjoy knitting with Paco-Vincuna.
I enjoy just holding the yarn.
While writing this morning I realized how
much I depend on the adventure of discovery
for my energy.
Often an idea will stir other ideas and I will once again be fired up.
While I wait for warmer Spring days I am thinking
about how wonderful an edible front yard would be.
I am listening to animals.
I have a few every afternoon.
and a place for my Olive Tree to grow indoors next winter.
While I wait for my next discovery and the joy of falling, once again, head over heels in love, I am taking comfort in what is around me. March is slowly coming to an end. April showers are in the forecast. I hope they are rain showers for May flowers.
Happy Sunday Safari.