Welcome back to a taste of spring in Nova Scotia.
We can see a dozen or more robins in the field out back
but just outside our window, a male robin was foraging in the yard.
His dark head and tail with grayer plumage designate him as male.
The female also has an orange breast but is duller in colour by comparison
less grey, more beige
After a busy hour or more rooting up leaves, she nestled into the warm leaves
and had a rest
time for a little preening
before she was on the run again
This male suspected I was watching- run, run, run
I stepped outside to take a picture of the crocuses when I thought I'd take a chance on this fly
Oh to be a fly in spring.
This is where my little camera comes into its own.
The crocuses are wide awake in the morning sun.
These buddies grow in a triad.
My work in progress (wip) on another triad I'm calling Three Sisters.
After using a Sharpie Gold paint pen for the initial details, I used Sharpie Glitter paint pens for the pink and blue hair which I toned down with a White Sharpie paint pen. When that wasn't enough, I went in with some white coloured pencil. It really takes the pencils to another level when using a white pencil to blend the Derwent and Prismacolor coloured pencils that I used. They are wax based and one can drag the colour around a bit with the white, though I must be careful to clean it off ( scribble on some clean paper) if I need it absolutely white again.
Wally tells me we're due for another winter storm. "That's Canada in April" was my response.
I'll have some pictures for you if it amounts to anything substantial.
Til then, a warm welcome to rebirth in Spring.