I knitted a few things this month…
I started a baby quilt…
The front yard bulbs are blooming despite a late hard freeze.
We went on three local hikes to familiar areas, in addition to one big adventure to Palm Spring National Park in southern California (separate post)….
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Portland, Oregon, February 3
An easy 3 mile loop with lots of wildlife sightings.
Coyote Wall, Washington, February 18th
5 mile loop, with friends, on a sunny day with only a light breeze.
The early flowers:
Catherine Creek, Washington, February 25
A week later, a cold snap had frozen most of the grass widows at nearby Catherine Creek. We walked a few miles, exploring some side trails we hadn’t tried before.
Dozens of robins bobbed and hopped in the surrounding meadows and bushes.
We visited our favorite fairy ponds, which were frozen,
And found a few blooming grass widows nearby.
Meanwhile…The days have been galloping by. I have created a few things to justify the time, of which there is never enough. Elsewhere in the world all is upheaval, war and death. A power grab, unexplainable access to power; the code of civility is a construct…if we don’t all buy in then it cannot exist.