Seasons in the New York Finger Lakes go from frigid cold in mid winter to blistering hot in summer, but each month brings gifts of beauty.
I was thrilled to spot the first bluebirds in March and see my son David at his home in April.
In May, the spring ephemerals bloom in the forest. In June, the bluebirds lay a second clutch of eggs.
In July and August, butterflies join me in the flower garden and Monarch butterfly nursery.
In September and October, the nectar sippers fuel up on food for the winter or for a long migration
November was mild, but in December, we cycled back to snow and cold. I look forward to longer days and a peaceful world in 2023.