I must admit to feeling like Edward Lear's old man with a beard, because it is just as I feared - while I have no birds in my beard I am watching the snow melt under the (lovely lovely warm) weather and the strong contrasts are vanishing and flowing downstream.
The lower right is Friday, when Alice and I went to see the high school musical Grease, and came home too late to post anything. It shows the small patches of snow left in the shade of the pine woods.
The lower left is a pair of socks, finished Saturday and included because the palette is similar.
Saturday had no post because Alice and I got up waaay too early and drove to Cambridge with friends so she could go to a bunch of interesting and distinctly offbeat classes with other extraordinay middle and high schoolers. She took classes in Greek and Roman mythology, Maxwell's equations for middle schoolers, introduction to soldering and explosions in chemistry. By the time we were done and home, it was well after everyone's bedtime. I did finish the socks, and a circle. The circle is the one top right - it looks different because MIT has no sewing machines, so I used some black and gray markers to sketch in what I was thinking about.
The last one is from today, another reflecting tree, with the snows of yesterday upon it. The snows of yesterday are melting like crazy, and I'm going to have to work from memory or modify my point of view.