Friday, March 27, 2020

harbinger

har·bin·ger  noun
  1. a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another.
example; A robin is a harbinger of spring.
Robins are hopping all over the landscape out my window these days. We are confined to our house as we wait out this season of tragic events but it is comforting to know that the season of springtime will not change its timely appearance. I sketched this bird as I watched him perching on a little tree by my front door. To my disappointment I found that I had used a pen that is not waterproof, giving my sketch a gray blurry wash that I did not intend. However, as I look at it again, I am satisfied because the weather is gray and rainy matching the quality of the drawing. These gray days do make this bright chested bird stand out even more.

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