I’m a big proponent of small-scale additions to public places. If it’s the kind thing that blends into a landscape or eventually disappears altogether, even better. For Valentine’s Day this year, I’m decorating the back alley with valentines for the birds. They’re little love notes left in birdseed as an afternoon snack for the chickadees and a bit of whimsy for neighbors passing by. The only thing nicer than receiving a valentine is making one for someone else, don’t you think?