#Meanwhile, as sirens blare and we hunch anxiously over our computers, the birds continue to sing on.
Over the past few months, I've spent the first 15-30 mins (depending upon when I wake up) of my day sitting outside attending the dawn choir. Lately, robins have taken the lead, but today I was delighted to hear varied thrushes filling the landscape with their beautiful, ethereal whistling.
Spring gold (Lomatium utriculatum)
Today was likely the last sunny day we'll have here over the next week, so Kate and I spent some time out removing invasive daphne and scotch broom, both of which spread easily, crowding out the native ecosystem. After a fair deal of grunting and sweating, we made a very satisfying amount of headway.
#Meanwhile, I encountered a few more of our non-human neighbors...
Phew! After a complicated couple of weeks traveling (very carefully...) & helping my loved ones prepare for the coronavirus situation, my feet are finally touching the ground again and I'm excited to reconnect with the Scuttleverse :^)
Rather than drown myself in COVID-19 information/commentary all day, I'm working toward finding a healthy balance between staying up-to-date with particularly consequential news, keeping in touch with & supporting friends/family, and continuing to live mindfully in the world beyond the virus, both on- and offline...