Got a private tour this morning of the wonderful "Asia in Amsterdam" show at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. Saw some exquisite works of art, including textiles, books, paintings, ceramics, and decorative housewares, that reflected, in part, the influence of Asian arts and culture on the Netherlands during its Golden Age in the 17th century.
The Time & Temperature Building in Portland flashes the time, temperature, and then two sets of 4 letters each that vary from day to day. Currently it's flashing POEM and MNTH for National Poetry Month.
above the city
POEM flashing in bright lights
labels the scene
Just as we began this morning's hike up Mount Battie, the snow started to fall and the wind started to howl. We three women and the dog accumulated snow as we walked quickly to keep warm against the wind. Fortunately the inclement weather didn't quiet the season's first sapsuckers and Winter Wren.
Snow falling faster.
Long trilled song of the wren
from somewhere in the woods.