Design - "February Monthly Marking"
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count natural Belfast linen
Fibers - GAST & WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 20 February 2013
Completed - 21 February 2013
Each year stitching, gardening, birding is a bit different for all the past years.
This year I've enjoyed the company of a pair of Ravens.
The two are always together so I figure they must be a mated pair.
There's no mistaking them for a crow when seen up close.
The shaggy 'beard' is a dead give-away as is the tip at the end of the beak.
When I was out walking on Tuesday, I came across a group of Golden-crowned Kinglets. They very tiny birds that flit about the trees working the bark and moss for insects. See the bit of yellow?
As you can see, they are challenging to photograph.
A blur of movment.
A back shot.
But finally, I managed a couple of decent shots.
You can see why they are named golden-crowned for the bright yellow strip atop their head.
They are year around residents in the Pacific NW, but I only see them in the winter.
Here's someone I see all year long - an American Robin.