It is spring here
While the human world swirls in the pandemic, nature is business as usual. There is no social distancing with the deer, squirrels and red winged blackbirds. Fortunately the sun, moon and clouds have no need to shelter in place. Steams run from the mountain’s snow melt, buds swell into blossoms, and the collective heart beats. Although we have had to say goodbye to our pre-pandemic routines, most will return. As Ingrid Michaelson would suggest, we need to let them go and Maybe in the future they will come back.
About the painting
This time of year brings migratory birds north, including ducks. A small collection of ponds graced a park in Vancouver, Washington where Connie and I would frequent children and adults alike in feeding ducks, who made the park their summer home. One day the local authorities posted a “Do not feed the ducks” sign, that evening the sign was knocked off it’s post … the thought was that local teenagers committed the act, though only webbed foot prints were found in the mud near the remains of the sign (the smart money leaned towards “fowl play”). The painting shows Connie tossing cracked corn to ducks as they scurried from the pond to the water’s edge.
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