"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have ecome something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr
"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life." Hilary Mantel
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Return of the Phoebe
More than the robin (we do see them in winter), more than the purple finch (our state bird), the phoebe's return is the hallmark of spring. The male returns first...the female turns up either on the same day or the next. Haven't seen her yet, but I'm watching all the time.
He's flitting about the property, squawking "Phoebe! Phoebe!"
Posted by Margaret Evans Porter