Friday, November 13, 2009

Be Still

Be still my heart.
I do love watching hawks soar in the sky. 
I suppose they like watching me too.
Have I told you my story about the cruelty of nature?
Outside my kitchen window.
The most high pitched, piercing cries.
A hawk had attacked a downy woodpecker.
and suddenly flew away with it caged in its talons.
Screaming into the distance.
My heart was racing.


Kendra Zvonik said...

how amazing to be witness to that event! your story sent my heart racing too. beautiful picture accompanying the tale of cruelty eased the blow.

hey holly- i am trying to make pulp from some hemp fibers and am having a really hard time breaking them down. tried cooking w/soda ash. any suggestions?

holly aka golly said...

Kendra, Thanks for stopping by! It was a shocking event. Let me think about what might be happening with the pulp fibers and I will write to you shortly.

pRiyA said...

i can't take my eyes off this picture. it's beautiful.
chilling story.

Louise said...

literally 'nature red in tooth and claw', I suppose! beautiful drawing x

caroline/oh chalet! said...

you do have a way with creating a mood, :). and the bird is gorgeous.

Unknown said...

How fortunate to stumble upon your blog while absentmindedly hitting the blogspot "next" button. Your work pulls me in--it's great. If you have any interest in beginning gardening, I've just started working on my own blog, at, out in seattle. take care!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

what a beautiful way of drawing and expressing. -Jayne

Shermeen Ng said...

I love your drawings & paintings...especially the birds series. Beautiful.

ArtPropelled said...

Your paintings are exquisite!