March Snowdrops - Maria A Smith
In the last week I've noticed the birds are singing again, a sure sign that Spring is almost sprung!
I went out for a short walk this afternoon - it was lovely. The air was fresh and clean, and I took my time looking up into the bare branches to see if I could spot any of our feathered friends.
I wasn't disappointed. I saw a couple of Moor hens exploring around the sides of a pond, a robin sitting high above me, basking in the afternoon sunshine, and a pair of blue tits too, as well as a very fine blackbird.
It gladdened my heart to see the birds, and made me feel very lucky to be able to get out and about without too much difficulty.
|Blackbird - Pixabay|
I couldn't get close enough with my camera to shoot the birds, but I'm allowed to use these great images from Pixabay on my blog to tell the story of my afternoon. If you aren't familiar with Pixabay, all their images are free of copyright, as they are creative commons in the public domain. They are supplied free of charge because people like myself, who take pictures, but also use images have donated them.
You can donate money each time you download an image, but it's not compulsory. I do every now and again. They suggest the price of a cup of coffee.
It's very easy to upload your own images, should you wish to contribute and they are all vetted for quality and suitability before they are put onto the site for download. Not all of mine get through, as they aren't good enough, or perhaps it is because they are overrun with certain topics.
Interestingly, one of my tea and cake images has been downloaded over three hundred and fifty times!
|Coloured Bark - Maria A Smith|
The image above is mine, and I'll offer to share it with Pixabay if it's good enough, because who knows they might be short of images of coloured bark and if I can help someone who needs such a picture on their blog, or for an article, then that makes me happy, and I'm giving back.
My walk ended with a pot of tea and a slice of cake, and I was going to snap a picture, but I was so hungry I forgot, and had licked up every crumb before I remembered.
|Blue Tit - Pixabay|
The Week Ahead - I need to step it up a gear as I've a few things I really need to get done.
Such as putting together a new revised plan for working on my novel. A flash fiction piece and a new 500 word short story, which MUST be ready to read on Saturday morning.
No pressure then.
Do stop by and leave me a comment - I love to hear what you've all been doing. Catch you soon...