Um, yes, this post is really called signs of spring. I’m counting down, you know, for solar dyeing season (T minus 4 months?). I do have a sign of spring though… The sap is a-running:
This is a maple tree at White Memorial. Where the woodpeckers drilled the holes in the trunk (and they really went to town on this tree), the was sap running down and even dripping from overhead. A sure sign of spring, don’t you think? While Agent B was at her Jr. Audubon animal tracking program, I had a couple of hours to myself. I resisted the urge to drive down the street to the Village Sheep and I sat in my car and chatted with my sister (on the phone) and I read and I knit. After a while I got out and took a stroll and some photos. One of the photos became my new blog header. I was just wondering what you think of it? Do you think it is too hard to read the words? Do they blend in too much?
(eta: If you have any ideas of what I can do to make the wrods stand out better, please let me know – I use (very inexpertly) Photoshop Elements 3.0.)
Of course, that was Sunday and this is New England and we are back to winter. It is a very pretty winter though as the snow is very sticky and the trees are snow covered and wonderlike. When the sun comes out, it is spectacular. This is the view of my front yard this morning though it is difficult to truly capture the sparkle.
Here is my tiny little knitting content before I go off to watch NCIS. I’m gearing up to start Tangled Yoke and I needed some new needles*. Do you think I got a bit carried away?
Have a great evening!
* And btw, I take all my needles on the bus.