Saturday, March 28, 2009

Seashore Friends

I have been painting shorebirds and I thought I would share them with you....
I used to live by the water until I was 21...then have lived many places....but my favorite place is by the sea......there is nothing so wonderful than walking on a beach...or just sitting and listening


to the waves roll in...and watching these little birds run so fast catching their meal as the waves roll back to the sea..... how marvelous God made them ... long legs...and long peaks, perfect for running on sand and digging for those little things they eat.....:)



I now live in the Midwest .....and wow do I miss them and that ocean.... If you live by the sea.... enjoy it... all of it...and say hello for me.... :)


Here is my favorite the Redknot.... he is the long distance traveler...from the tip of S America to the Arctic!!! stopping in Maryland for a fast meal of horseshoe crab eggs...yum....
then on to have their young in the Artic.... what a bird!!!





Saturday, March 7, 2009

Waiting

We have been waiting for Spring,.. for it seems a long time...but it is here and the first signs of it are so intensely exciting... how does that tender shoot push up from that hard cold ground.... ?.. we are thrilled by every green speck we see.... :)... I hope you are...I am....

My daughter is expecting her first child...and this has brought the joy of new life into the family again.... Rejoicing with her as she goes through the wonderful experience of waiting for the new life.... all the changes going on in her body. It so expresses the fullness of the unfolding Spring.


This has inspired me to paint these pictures .... Waiting on the nest...... I love the visual of bird on nest, it reminds me to be still and wait... and that waiting will burst forth in new life...new beginning and joy....
watch the new life appear....
Spring is here.
:)