We have had our first shot of fall today with a cold front that came through last night. While everything is still pretty green and summer is clinging on, we had a breezy cool day today and this card with Field Journal was the perfect way to capture the day.
With the cool weather all sorts of birds gather round the lake I live on. Because St Louis is a Mississippi River town, we are part of the great “Fly Way” for birds as they migrate back and forth between the seasons. They follow the river south in the fall and back up again in the spring. It makes sense because the river provides them with food & shelter while they rest before moving further south. It makes for a birdwatcher’s paradise this time of year as many birds also come down along the Missouri River and as those two great rivers converge, much of central Missouri is filled with all kinds of birds.
So, in honor of the little mallard ducks we have “resting” in our lake right now, Field Journal made the perfect card. They will be here for a few weeks as they rest and feed. Every now and then a few decide the like St Louis fine and stay for the winter. We will see what this little group does in a few weeks! Until then, they will be great creative inspiration for me.