Small signs are beginning to show that spring is near:  Longer days, warmer afternoons, and evidence of melted snow (however small).

Since it is my habit to look closely (not to mention my desperation for the end of winter to arrive), I have noticed these details.  The mountainous snow drift outside my window now allows just a bit of light to peak over it into my kitchen.  Puddles are beginning to appear at the sides of snow banks.  And ice is showing up in places that had been covered for weeks, a sign that the melt is beginning.






Every day, I check on our chickens.

I peek in through this chicken wire to check for eggs, and to make sure they have enough food and water.

Usually, I pay no attention to the wire itself. But this time, after looking in at the hens, I noticed the interesting lines and twists of the wire. The colour of the barn board behind the wire makes for an almost monochromatic composition.

Picture possibilities are everywhere.