4 degrees and overcast at the start.
Botany Highlight: Linden
Species list: great blue heron, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, red-tailed hawk, lesser yellowlegs, killdeer, ring-billed gull, herring gull, mourning dove, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, eastern phoebe, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, ruby-crowned kinglet, American robin, cedar waxwing, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, northern cardinal, rose-breasted grosbeak, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow. (30 species)
track of its steps through the picture,
axe-blows of black,
spiral of green,
yellow tree and its blazing fruit,
and its birds assaulting the white,
martyred by ideas,
tattooed by passion.
– Octavio Paz (1914-1998)