Sunday, January 31, 2010

Golden Light

late afternoon light...

Winter's Woodpecker and Moth

What a surprise to see this Red-bellied Woodpecker
yesterday in our yard and then to go inside and
see a moth on the window!

Saturday, January 30, 2010


It was 1 degree earlier this morning, the sun is shining
so it has warmed up a little. Fluffed up to keep warm,
this chickadee is about to fly to the bird feeder for a
sunflower seed !

Friday, January 29, 2010


Brody and Polly on a cold winter's day...

The Cardinal

On this extremely cold day, the cardinal came to visit...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Painting with Ellie May

My faithful helper, Ellie May and I spent the
morning working on a watercolor painting
of see a bit more of our work over
at the studio blog,
just click here.... thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Morning Light

First thing this morning, my computer helper
was on the job...
then I went downstairs and the morning light
cast a glow upon Polly...a reflective moment.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


The gulls were hovering over the ocean as the
wind picked up this afternoon...they were so beautiful
to watch and I was thrilled to be able to
look down upon them from a higher
vantage point and to capture the moment with my camera.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Favorite Spots

...there's nothing like a favorite spot on a cold
winter's day.

to see how Ellie May and I worked together in the
studio just click here to visit my studio blog.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010


birds are so fascinating when they fly...


Ellie May is so very comfy on her cot....


Brody is happiest when he has piles of laundry to
sit upon...


Polly, so very peaceful....

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Contemplation and Camouflage

Yesterday was a day of contemplation...
the quiet and peacefulness of the snow crept inside.

While outside, I happened to startle the gray squirrel
who was filling up at the bird feeder...he leapt to the
nearby crabapple tree and seemed to disappear...
can you see him?

here's a close up!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Snowed In!

It looks as though Ellie May
is snowed in...patiently waiting
and watching... breakfast was
being delivered after I got a bit
side-tracked with the beauty of
the snow and my camera!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another Snowy Day

Ellie May and I spent the day inside working
on art, watching the snow gently fall and keeping
an eye on the birds visiting the yard in search of food...
we have sunflower seeds, suet and apples to offer.

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Snowy Day for the Birds

The apples left behind on the trees are
providing sustenance for the robins...
while the Blue Jays are taking turns
with the suet cake, although one seems to
be in control of it!

It's now late afternoon and the snow has stopped...
this darling bird is ready to take flight!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Painting Bluebirds

Today Ellie May helped me to concentrate
on a new painting of the bluebirds
that I saw yesterday...she keeps me
in place so I don't get distracted!

ps. we'd like to thank quiltcat for this beautiful
cat mat with a catnip was a surprise
that came in the mail and has brought us much

Friday, January 15, 2010

Helping Hands

Wishing for peace, help, love and
kindness to all in need...

this tender scene was outside
my studio window this morning....

Thursday, January 14, 2010

B and B

Brody and the Bunnie

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Who's Living in the Attic?

This morning I heard sounds on the roof while
I was working upstairs in my studio.
Had noticed with the latest snowfalls, some tracks
on the roof...hmmm, who could that be!

As I looked out at the dolgo crab apple tree
beside the window, I noticed some goldfinches
eating the crab apples.

and then I saw her or him...
our red squirrel must have taken up residence
in the attic again for I have been hearing commotion
in the attic for quite some time and didn't know who
was up there. Several autumn's ago, Dave had blocked
the outside entrances to the attic but he evidently
missed something!

To see more red squirrels from years past
click here and here and here!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

What's This Little Dog Watching

On Saturday, January 9th, at Gooch's Beach
in Kennebunk, Maine many people gathered for
a special event to raise money for a
charity. This little dog had a great view from the
warmth of his car for the temperature outside was
about 15 degrees F.
Click here to see what all the commotion was about!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Christmas Cactus

Our Christmas Cactus has some lovely blossoms
but Brody loves to nibble the green ends on one side
so only the opposite side is blooming!

The Robins Are Here!

Flocks of robins have landed in our apple trees this
morning...they should be in the south during the
winter and I wonder why they are here in snowy
Maine in early January!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Sweetheart!

Brody melts my heart!

Monday, January 4, 2010


It is so very relaxing to sit beside
Polly on the couch...just glancing over
at her is calming!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Out on the Porch

After I shoveled my way over to see Ellie May
with her breakfast, she dashed out onto the
porch to check it out for a few minutes before
retreating back inside the studio to the warmth
and a cozy nap.