Thursday, May 14, 2015

Spring is Full of Surprises

We put the hummingbird feeder out about a week ago
and the hummingbirds did find it to our delight.

Then we had another visitor to the hummingbird feeder…

The oriole loves this.

And chippy has discovered a new safe place.

I had never seen this bird before and I discovered
it is called a Canada warbler.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Who is This?

This lovely bird visited us yesterday and I don't know 
what it is…do you?
I think it may be a kind of warbler...
Would love to know if anyone can identify it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Back On the Porch

Josie is back on the porch…

and  this….

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Warmth and Yellow Signs of Spring

It's the first day it felt warm enough to open the windows and let 
fresh air in and keep the door opened so Josie could go out on 
the porch.
Was she ever excited to see the chipmunks, squirrels and birds
from a new vantage point.

The goldfinch is still turning yellow.

The first yellow crocus appeared like magic.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Little Signs of Spring

The goldfinch is turning a brighter yellow.

Saw a Flicker at the suet bird feeder yesterday.

Noticed this little dog running 
for joy on the beach yesterday.

Chippy on a little deck….

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Great Blue Herons

A surprise on the last day of March (yesterday)...
we saw 5 Great Blue Herons.
Wonderful to see them....still have snow on the 
ground but they seem to be able to fish.
Signs of spring while still resembling winter.

Sunday, March 29, 2015


Yesterday we had snow once again…
fortunately it was light and didn't accumulate.

Will we ever see the crocuses this spring?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Recent Pet Portraits

you can see the other pets I've painted
if you click here.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fist Day of Spring

Snow still hides the garden as blue jays find nourishment
on this first day of spring.

The chipmunk is out of hibernation…

and filling his cheeks with sunflower
seeds from the bird feeder.

A beautiful sight, 15 deer appeared in a marshy field
near the ocean.

Happy spring wherever you may be.

Monday, March 2, 2015

The First Sign of Spring

Several days ago we actually saw our first sign of spring
even though we were surrounded by tall snowbanks.
It gave us hope.

It was actually warm enough to melt some snow along the
road into a puddle.
Robins and cedar waxwings were enjoying a bird bath,
splashing and frolicking.

A wondrous sight to behold.