We’d kept the songbirds fed all winter, and here it was, a major winter storm, with their food source unavailable, and bitterly cold! I wondered how much feed it would take to have enough for any bird that showed up, and scattered 30 more pounds of seed (20 pounds already out) in ten raised bed boxes, and within minutes, there were ten boxes of Red Winged Blackbirds.
The Blackbirds quickly became most interested in the ground seed in boxes. The songbirds returned and populated the feeders!
The joy of it built up until it was a sort of ecstatic energy, that ultimately led to painting, following the ribbons of movement.