Saturday, June 14, 2008

Art and Life

Early evening yesterday I looked up and saw this heron trying to land in the tree outside my window. He or she quickly decided that wasn't such a great idea and took a graceful glide to the dock three houses over. His wingspan was incredible. It was gently raining out and he posed for me standing there on that dock for awhile.

I mentioned the other day that we had two baby Robins nesting together. (See previous blog.) You can see one fairly clearly in the above photo. The other little guy is to the far left sticking his face up on the edge of the nest. They are not siblings and their mothers come one at a time to feed them. The younger one lets the older one sit higher and sometimes we see the one sitting higher get his butt lifted up above the nest. We know the one below him is moving position. The older baby has more feathers and acts as a nice shelter for the younger it seems. They are getting along well from what we can tell. No squabbles. They are loved!!

We receive a lovely scenic painting from nature each evening. You'd have to be pretty jaded to not take a look to see what's being offered.

You might wonder why this being labeled an art blog, there isn't more art. Well I'm hard at work on 9 paintings. Everything from birds to donuts and I hope to have them ready to unveil shortly.

Happy Father's Day!! You too Dad.

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