Friday, September 16, 2011

Fieldwork Friday: CR 105

Some days just don't unfold the way one might hope. Today, for example, started at 3:30am. Not on purpose, mind you. I just woke up and couldn't go back to sleep.

So I wrote a letter and cleared some more of my inbox. Made a couple of lists, put away some laundry, ate some breakfast. When the sun finally rose the outside temperature was still only 48F and it was threatening rain... it took me a long time to get out the door for Fieldwork Friday.

The first two hours of the day were spent just walking and birding in my "patch," which has been sadly neglected the last few weeks. The birds were a little slow to get started this morning, too... except for Wilson's warblers. The path along the river is dripping with WIWA.

When I finally turned my attention to sketching the clouds were looking even more ominous, so I parked my car alongside County Road 105 and did this little doodle from the comfort (?) of the driver's seat. My lack of sleep caught up with me... I found myself nodding off while I was drawing! The last time I remember doing THAT was in a math class in college.

I might mess with this some more later.... add a few details and some better color to the foreground. Or I might not. Someone just mentioned a nap, and now I... can't... keep... my... eyes.... zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


  1. I think the nap happened just in time . . . looks wonderful!

  2. That's me all over: the Queen of Multitasking! I even do it in my sleep.


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