Yesterday I spent part of my day sitting in my chair working on my baby grandson’s v-neck sweater. I am a few a rows away from starting the decreases for the armhole on the front. It is coming along slowly, but steady. I do not need the sweater until July and my thoughts are on other projects I want to get started on.
As I was sitting there, I heard the long twittering sound of the House Finch. Originally these birds were only found in Mexico and parts of the western United States. The small song birds were not common in our area until after the 1940’s when they were illegally brought to Long Island, New York to be sold as caged birds. The birds were released into the wild by the vendors and owners to avoid prosecution. It took a while for them to become established, having struggled to survive, but they are now widespread and a very common sight in our area.