Went birding at Plum Island, Northern Shore of MA a few days ago. It was really the best weather one can expect in New England in February. I love the textures of the grasses and wild beach plum shrubs in winter. Most of the island is part of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge so the birding can be very surprising. They protect a good chuck of it while the piping plovers are nesting.

Lots of wind to sweep my brain clear, lots of sun to soak my skin, a feast for the eyes and creative spirits.