January 1st is the day I begin a new list of birds seen during the year. When faced with a challenge related to fresh starts I finally realized this would be my subject. We enjoyed warmer temperatures on New Year's day, the rain and mist less so. Now we're back to cold, but so far no ice and snow. So here is my first layout of 2011, Annual Bird List.
(Designer Credits: -kit: Shimmer by Kitty Designs
-swirl: Something Pop by Fei-fei's Stuff
-tag: Fresh Start by Ashalee Wall
fonts: Dali, Kings of Pacifica, Celtic Hand, Bradley Hand ITC)
Today we took a quick look in Lake View Cemetery after the first football game. We didn't have long between the lowering sun and the cemetery closing time of 5:30. The light was stunning! The sky was clear and blue with areas of gray clouds layered with puffy white ones. The sun was low so only the treetops and other tall things were well lit. The brilliant angel called out to be savored. So my second layout of the year features Dramatic Winter Light.
Designer Credits: Golden Memories by Retro Designs
fonts: Baveuse, Lemon Chicken, MisterEarl BT