Much better

ROW80I am happy to report that my cold has passed on, my hands are in good shape, and I reached all my main goals last week.

The artwork is fun to do, and absorbing. This is my first protracted foray into this sort of drawing so perhaps it’s the newness that makes it enjoyable. I am still pretty resistant to the actual writing, and so for the week ahead writing is something I need to work on.

In early March I have plans to spend a few days in and around Monte Vista, CO, where I’ll be attending the Monte Vista Crane Festival. Sandhill cranes are some of my favorite creatures in the world. I’ve followed them around Arizona, and around Nebraska, and while I’ve seen them in Colorado this will be my first visit to the Festival.

I have spent time in the high plains around Monte Vista and Alamosa before, usually while traveling towards New Mexico and parts beyond. It is a gorgeous landscape, though austere in many ways, where mountain ranges surround wide expanses of rangeland and ephemeral wetlands, and lovely old oxbows of the Rio Grande snake through. I intend to take care of my health over the next couple of weeks so that I can do a little hiking while I’m out there.

Here’s the blog hop link for today’s check-in. Time to go see how others are doing!

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2 Responses to Much better

  1. Beth Camp says:

    We are in Corpus Christi and just yesterday went on a bird tour to see — sand hill cranes! Along with many other gorgeous birds (great blue herons, roseate spoonbills, white pelicans, etc), in the wetlands near the Gulf. So I’m hoping your health stays good so you can enjoy the birding to come! Re the drawing vs writing, I sometimes feel I cannot do both, but love the insights that come through drawing. I’m hoping the drawing leads right back to your writing.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Oh my gosh, you’re right by Aransas! That’s a dream place for birding. I am so envious.

    I started birding when I lived in Tucson some years back. Southern Arizona is also a dreamy birding place, and that’s where I fell in love with the cranes.

    Thank you so much for the good wishes. Encouragement really does help.

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