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.



Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Squirrel This Morning


This morning as I glanced out to see the who was visiting
the bird feeders I spotted this squirrel way up in the tree.
I couldn't figure out what he was eating.
Could it be bark from the tree?
What could it be?



Whatever it was, he seemed happy with it.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Another Big Blizzard


So cold and so much snow…
I sprinkled bird seed on the surface of the snow
for the birds and squirrels.




We have regulars at the bird feeders
this winter.
Today we saw the starlings, blue jays,
tufted titmouse, sparrows, juncos, cardinals,
chickadees, starlings and finches.

Getting harder to dig out!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Snowy Day and Feeding the Wildlife



We are in the midst of a 2 day snow storm.
We are feeding the birds and whoever is hungry in our yard.




To our surprise this little critter appeared.
I first I spotted him in the bird feeder several days ago
when it was actually sunny outside. 
From a distance I was wondering 
what kind of bird that was, thought maybe a tufted titmouse.




Upon closer inspection I realized it was a mouse.




When a gray squirrel startled it, the mouse jumped down
swiftly ran over tall snow banks and under the porch.



Here is Mr. or Mrs. Mouse this afternoon
in our snowstorm.

Josie's New Winter Entertainment



The other night I discovered a
cat app for the iPad.

It's a mouse that moves around the screen
and squeaks when one taps it.

Josie does like it. She demurely studied it
for quite some time, then gently tapped it.
She was so gentle it didn't make a sound.
Eventually we heard the squeak and even
saw her trying to bite it.



Sunday, February 1, 2015

Looking Out For the Winter Wildlife



Josie is fascinated and excited
by what she observes outside her windows this winter.


I feel the same way….








We try to make sure the food for the critters doesn't sink
beneath the snow and squash seeds are a special treat.








Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Blizzard



This little sparrow is weathering the storm.




To see more about the blizzard click over here.

Hope everyone experiencing this blizzard stays
safe and warm.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

First Painting of Josie


Josie has inspired me…here's my first ink & watercolor painting of her.
She has taken to hiding under a tiny table covered with a patchwork
  table cloth beside the bed.
It's like a tent and I placed  a pillow underneath  to make it comfy.