Wing Tracks (photo)

Robert Spellman photograph of wing beats in fresh snow.

This is a photograph of fresh snow with the wing tracks of a small bird taking off. Coming upon things like this is one of the benefits of living in a remote place where the subtle workings of things aren't immediately trampled and shouted down by the din of human folly. Oh I suppose birds have their follies, too. And they can make quite a din when they see fit. I have noticed that crows seem to be unable to leave each other alone while flying. They dive-bomb, chase and harrass each other in what seems to be great, naughty fun. Probably unfair to call that folly. We did get a nice snow last night, the best in a while. We could use a lot more.

Music of the Moment

A composition for various instruments. It's called Mrs. Dalloway, after the central character in Virginia Woolf's novel by the same name. The music isn't really intended to go with the story, but it's what's been going through my head as I read it.

I've started adding one of these compositional sketches with each Moonblog entry on the new and full moon. I also have a page with more of these compositions in progress. Go here for a listen.

New Moon ~ January 2nd, 2022