It has been ages since my last post. Please forgive my long absence. Mr. Magpie and I have been housesitting for friends back on the island where we lived last year. We haven't had regular internet access while we've been there, which has made me realize just how much I depend on it every single day for both work and pleasure. I have also been very busy with several writing and photography projects. Many wonderful things have been happening on the photography front--things that I can't talk about yet, but that I will sometime later this year. How's that for a tease?
I have also had a terrible cold, which I'm only now emerging from. Being bedridden and sans internet left me feeling quite sorry for myself for a couple of days. A few very brisk island walks cured me of most of my self pity, though, and they also rewarded me with several marvelous bird sightings, including my first great blue heron of the year as well as multitudes of cardinals, robins, chickadees, and crazy starlings. So spring must be here even if it still feels like winter. At least there are a few hardy flowers braving the cold, including an elegant hellebore that I will share just as soon as I have time to process some photos.
Please come back and visit me on Friday when I will be hosting a most special giveaway. I can't wait to tell you all about it. In the meantime, here's a lovely Kate Rusby video just for you.