I love child things because there’s so much mystery when you’re a child. When you’re a child, something as simple as a tree doesn’t make sense. You see it in the distance and it looks small, but as you go closer, it seems to grow — you haven’t got a handle on the rules when you’re a child. We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experienced is a narrowing of the imagination.
Blizzard - March 26, 2014 - Martha’s Vineyard, MA
The endless winter continues into spring with a blizzard on March 26, 5 days before April begins. Except for a few days here and there, March on the Island has been much colder and snowier than any March I can remember. It has been a miserable month. I wonder what April has in store.
Except for the beginning, I am standing in the lee of the house facing east to take this video since the winds were so strong and wild coming out of the north/northeast. There were gusts of hurricane force recorded. Most of the little birds you see here are Dark-eyed Juncos. They spend the winter here, and will be heading back north to breeding grounds soon. The Red-winged blackbirds had arrived from the south at their usual time at the end of Feb, along with the Grackles, and Cowbirds. They probably wish now they had delayed their arrival. They were frantically eating seed that I had just put out just outside the right side of the frame here.