They have not returned except briefly to fix me with a withering stare, but now I wonder.
This is about a work in progress, a term applicable to a great many projects, including people. I sometimes wonder if we should carry signs saying we’re under construction.
I took a walk to the Clear Creek Trail before she got to work on the window box. I put almost two and a half miles on the step counter, round trip.
You can definitely call me a work in progress when it comes to nature photography. I keep telling myself I’ll buy a better camera—one day.
On my way to the trail, I heard the Cardinal before I spotted him. I’ll take any constructive advice about how to improve, including cameras other than a point and shoot.
I took the new single-track trail on the west side this time and noticed another work in progress. There is a big focus on conservation and a sign was posted to educate people about something called riparian stream buffers. Conservation is always a work in progress, I guess.
There are some handy new bridges crossing the stream at intervals, some in varying stages of construction. One sign had an apt announcement about the trail being a work in progress. At least it didn’t say “pardon our progress.”
I saw a pair of geese heading up the creek, which looks a little on the low side. We’re supposed to get rain soon.
When I got back, Sena was just getting ready to work on the window box. She wouldn’t allow me to take a picture of her, only her shoes. They have lime green shoelaces which matches the Citronelle Coral Bells headed for the box.
I’m a beginner when it comes to a lot of activities that seem to be arising as I enter retirement and that includes gardening. Oh, I can lug around bags of topsoil and mulch with the best of them. On the other hand, I have trouble with the names of plants.
Another one is called Blizzard Sandwort. It’ll have white flowers which I guess remind people of snow. Hey, it’s spring. I’m trying to forget winter.
Then there’s asparagus fern. It’s green if that helps. I’m a work in progress.