Saw a flash of yellow disappear into the bushes last night while taking a walk along the coast. Waiting patiently for the briefest glimpse, for this bird is in constant motion, I was able to take one photo. It's a yellow warbler.
Such a calm evening...thankful it was cooler on the coast for the temperatures reached the mid 80's ... While gazing at the moon, we watched seabirds head back to their island for the night. Here's a cormorant.
...and the night herons are beginning their day...
The first hummingbird appeared in our garden this afternoon... it was a magical moment... the male ruby throated hummingbird flew by just as I was in deep though about someone dear... Had been concerned about the hummingbirds and hoping that they had a safe journey North. Then I saw the her, another hummingbird drinking from the blue comfrey flowers.
The mourning doves have built another nest on the other side of our house in another arbor.
The Chickadee gathering strands of rope to line a nest...
When I took a walk later in the day saw the terns fishing!
This afternoon as I looked up into the arbor to check on the Mama Dove, I thought I saw something else with her so I went around to the other side and sure enough, there was her baby. She is very protective and soon the baby was out of sight, tucked under Mama. They were so beautiful together. Hope they all stay safe.
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.