These photos look so alive on this grey January morning! Whenever I take a walk, I'm struck by the textures, colors, and persistence of life in the woods and in our gardens. Sometimes life expresses itself in ways that our less desirable for us such as when a critter ate the pumpkin before we had a chance to pick it, but it's life just the same. In writing the captions for these photos, I find myself second guessing my species identification. I've always wanted to be able to fluidly identify any bird, plant, or set of tracks. I'm slowly adding to my knowledge bank and hope to spend more time this year sketching and studying the lives around me. For now, I put together a slideshow that will hopefully warm you up and remind you what is on the other side of winter--which will arrive sooner that we think!
Anna Lentz, artist, writer, and creativity coach who blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.