Friday, July 29, 2016

Through the Mist


After the rain last night a mist gently lifted up from the 
marsh enveloping the Great Blue Heron.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mystery


A mysterious pile of sand appeared
at the bottom of the steps yesterday
afternoon.

I had noticed a wide furry black tail disappear into
the side wall.
It wasn't a chipmunk or red squirrel.
Who could it be.

While waiting quietly at the bottom of the steps, 
I noticed a tiny movement in the corner of the
 bottom step and then I saw the culprit.


a very industrious baby woodchuck!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Bird Song


It's a joy seeing and hearing the Song Sparrow sing...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Late April Snow


Blue Jays love peanuts!


A chipping sparrow fluffed up to keep warm.



A sparrow finds nourishment...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Robins in the snow on Monday


The snow looked so magical on Monday...


the robins were eating the sumac


lovely to see....

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The First Day of Spring



On the first day of spring, we saw a graceful swan!


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Through the Window


Saw the first robin of the year today in our yard.



After the snowstorm of yesterday
we had a flurry of birds at the feeders.
Among them was the tufted titmouse.



The nuthatch stopped by...



along with the downy woodpecker.

There were many others including
the cardinals, chickadees, white throated sparrow,
blue jays, doves and red-bellied woodpecker.

I was wondering if our resident little red squirrel
would be able to navigate through the snow
for it was very fluffy and I thought it would sink.
Just as I was thinking that little red appeared in a
hole in the snow!
Was so happy to see him or her.




Saturday, January 16, 2016

Snowing!


Unexpected snow today…was glued to the window
watching the birds and critters.












Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Yellow-rumped Warbler Watercolor

I love the yellow-rumped warbler  and
I am always so delighted when I can see this beautiful, sweet little bird
along the coast.
Inspired to paint it with my new watercolors.


Monday, January 11, 2016

New Watercolors

I am so excited to try out my new watercolors 
that I got for my birthday…
They have a different effect on the paper
than I am used to.
 I love using these colors to
achieve a soft subtle feeling.
Here's Josie in progress.