Monday, November 16, 2015


and love

and the beauty and lovely surprises in nature

on our walks around the village we collected chestnuts
to share with squirrels and chipmunks in our yard
and this little red squirrel 
discovered them.

Now they are all gone.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Painting with Josie

While in the midst of painting autumn leaves
this morning, Josie hopped up to supervise
and meditate.

We grew some vegetables in containers on our deck
and these are our own eggplants saved from the frost.
I find them so beautiful that I am painting some of
them which makes it difficult to actually cook with them!
I've been enjoying painting from life what we have grown…
the tomatoes, Asian pears, squash, apples, peppers,
  eggplants and leaves so far.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A Baby Snapping Turtle

While taking a walk on our street this morning
I discovered a baby snapping turtle in the road.
It must have just hatched.

My husband picked it up and escorted it through
the yard and woods to the brook where it swam away.

We wish it a good life!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The birds of summer through my art

I've been painting birds this summer and here are
some of them.
The endangered piping plovers and chicks are
so endearing to see in person from a distance.
Love the kingfisher and have been delighted
to see it rest on a branch over a marsh.
In our garden I caught sight of a mama finch
feeding her baby. The baby was bigger than her.

You can see those and lots more on my website.
Here's a link to the prints of birds section.
There's many categories and choices within those.

Thanks for looking!

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.