Friday, May 24, 2013

Summer and Art Fair

 I am getting ready for the 54th and Monon Art Fair, Jun 1,.... and doing a lot of minis... and summer
 birds... just outside my window , the blue-jays have hatched..and are now on the ground... hiding.. while their Mom gathers grub... and secretly feeds them..but I got a peek..and they are just adorable.... 
 I have never seen baby Hummers...but wouldn't that be spectacular... thank you to those who have great cameras...and share their photos... don't know how they fit...but that is what they look like....
 I love the yellow birds, gold finches... they are starting to appear... but my sunflowers are not up yet...
 These will eventually be cards in my etsy shop.. so fun to be painting summer....
 Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the cooler weather.....

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Red Knots have arrived in Delaware! .

 Red Knots are my favorite shore bird.... Their story of migration is just amazing.. it demonstrates How
 Amazing our God is to design such a bird, not bigger than a Robin...but fly s 18,000 miles every year... 
 Some of these birds have flown the distance to the moon.... in their life time... and amazingly they time their
 arrivals to destinations when nature is providing just the right food.... in Delaware..it is horseshoe crab eggs... The horseshoe crab...just so happens to decide to walk on the beach and bury their eggs..just as the Red knots are flying in... it is all just like clock work... I love it!!!
If you can find the book... read, "The Moon Bird".. it is incredible... any way... these are a few of my sketches of Red knots... they don't come to Indiana... but someday I will go to Delaware and watch them fly in... that is on my bucket list!