Friday, December 29, 2017

Wishes for the new year

Bluebirds visited us in Maine
a few days ago...
hope they are a symbol of happiness
in 2018 along with kindness,
peace, contentment and good health 
for all.

The juncos along with blue jays, chickadees, nuthatches,
sparrows, cedar waxwings, tufted titmouse, starlings, cardinals,
woodpeckers, mourning doves, gray squirrels 
and the little red squirrel are visitors.
We try to make sure they all have food.
Peanuts are a favorite of the blue jays and squirrels.
It was -13 this morning.
 Here is the white-throated sparrow
taking shelter in the snow covered rhododendron.
I love painting birds.

Josie and I send our best wishes!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A Surprise Appearance

What a surprise to see this Barred Owl
sitting on a birdhouse in a field we
pass on our way home on this very
cold winter late afternoon as twilight