Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Tuesday

Yesterday we had beautiful weather, sunny and warm. While working in the garden, I couldn't believe my eyes, I saw three Butterflies. Two, I think, were Fritillaries. The other one was a brownish colour but only half the size of the other two. No pictures unfortunately. By the time I got the camera they had gone.

Another surprise. I saw a lot of tiny birds at the feeders with the Finches. Couldn't figure what they were until I saw a female Finch feed one. Babies! They are only about half the size of the females and so adorable. They are flying and eating well.

Then a crowd of Evening Grosbeaks came by. I took a short video and tried to upload it twice, each time it was taking over two hours and still not done so got fed up and canceled it. I don't know where the problem lies.

Started to go through the boxes and bags stored in the cabin but soon got fed up with that. I was simply bewildered with it all. Hopefully my daughter will be coming for a visit soon and she can give me some guidance. This morning it's 0 C so don't expect I will be outside for a while.

As there are no pictures to put on, here are some of the paintings I've done. I can see where I can improve a couple of them for sure.






Unfortunately I've had no art training but I suppose a lot of it is trial and error. Maybe I should try some birds.

8 comments:

Toffeeapple said...

You have baby birds already? I'm amazed, I haven't noticed any here just yet...

You should always try new things in painting

oldcrow61 said...

I'm amazed as well toffeeapple. Seems a bit early. I don't know much about these birds as I haven't sighted many before and now they are here in great numbers.

Border Reiver said...

I really likethe one from bottom Frog, great pose and colours...just have a go, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Janine said...

I like your style, especially in the lynx one. I can see you doing something like a phoenix or peacock, something bright and bold.

Jan said...

I love the bottom frog too, you've really captured a wonderful expression

st said...

hang on while i rub my eyes, yes paintings. Something i thought i would never see.
love the frog also

nice to see the seedlings are doing well.

Gallicissa said...

Hello Old Crow,

I am hosting the I And The Bird # 75 birding blog carnival on 15 May. It would be great to have one of your posts on birds and bird watching!

Cicero Sings said...

Love your frog pics!