I got up early this morning and was able to take out the trash.  Outside my house, there were many rare and unfamiliar birds singing.  Those were beautiful sounds.  The weather turned from drizzle to rain in the afternoon.  I spent all day scraping mezzotint plates (36x24cm) with a scraper.  It took me a while to get the hang of it.  In the evening, I started drawing on a small size paper (18x12cm) with Sennelier acrylic ink.