A sweet birdhouse surrounded by pink roses.
A sweet little birdhouse on a white picket fence, surrounded by pretty pink roses.
I wonder if the birds can smell the sweet scent of the flowers inside their home?
I wonder, too, if the thorns of the rosebush help keep predators away. I hope so.
A very simple image, but one that can carry several interpretations.
What drew me to paint this scene was a feeling of sadness for the family of this bird’s nest that had fallen from the safety of a nook on the corner of a house. I hope that the baby birds for whom it was built had already flown off to follow their own adventures.
For any “Empty Nesters” out there, this one’s for you.
A little blue, a little sombre, a little quiet, but with appreciation for the home you built, the warmth and coziness you provided, the love you gave.
Thank you, on behalf of your little ones.
Two white egrets in a choreographed mating dance, with furled wings and droplets of water spraying, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida.
On one of my trips to the Ding Darling National Wildlife refuge, located on Sanibel island in Florida, I was treated to an amazing mating dance between these two birds. These white egrets would bob and motion to each other, and then suddenly leap into the air. It was an amazing thing to watch, and I just had to capture it in a painting; the light on their white feathers, against the dark mangrove background, the reflections in the water, the water droplets from their flying feet. I was blessed that morning to share in such an intimate animal interaction.