We managed to save some of the sunflower seeds from our sunflowers this fall and after filling the bird feeder, D threw the leftovers in the birdbath. Didn't take long for our feathered friends to discover them. Ooooo, it is so cold and early this evening it was 8 degrees and falling!
It's so nice to have our birds back.. thanks to filling the bird feeders! This little chickadee is waiting for a turn at the feeder...once one discovered it, the word spread and now our yard is alive with birds and wildlife...
When I entered the house this afternoon, I thought that Brody must be upstairs. As glanced through the room, there were no visible signs of him in all of his usual napping spots, not on the couch nor in any of his baskets. Well, I thought it was safe to let Polly into the room and was opening her screen door ( we have many screen doors inside our house to keep our kitties apart when we are not around to supervise them) when I caught a glimpse of orange movement below!
Today I captured Brody in a typical pose when he is anticipating that I will go upstairs with him...if I make a motion in his direction, he will fly up the stairs trilling hoping that I will be following...
After a very hectic weekend, I was totally exhausted and left my studio earlier tonight...as I walked downstairs there came into view, Ellie May snuggled in for the night on the wicker couch in D's fleecy vest.
I just finished a new painting of a Ruffed Grouse that had visited our yard one winter...seeing it felt so magical and hope I was able to capture the feeling of that experience in my art. I have made it into a print and also a card that will be coming with me this weekend to the Holiday Fairs... Oh, I have so much to do to get ready!
I'm an artist/illustrator specializing in ink and watercolors and photography. My little studio in Maine is nestled in our garden by a babbling brook. Everyday I draw inspiration from the pets who have touched my life, our garden, birds and wildlife critters, quaint old houses, children, shells, scenes of the seaside and more.
Hope to share my art and observations with you and don't forget to take a moment to notice the precious little things around you.