Wednesday, April 30, 2014


First hummingbird of the season!
The highs and los of my last few days have been watching the birds.
The first ruby-throated hummingbirds arrived on Saturday!
I know my picture is blurry but you can see the little sprite at the feeder.
grey, rainy days are great for painting
We've also attracted a lot of rose breasted grosbeaks to our feeders,
which has been really exciting to see and they inspired this watercolor painting.
rose breasted grosbeak
Sadly, one of the grosbeaks got his head stuck in my bird feeder,
It happened so quickly and by the time I got to him it was too late.
Nothing like this has ever happened before. It was so tragic and just broke my heart.
Needless to say I'm glad this day is almost over and 
I'm looking forward to tomorrow.


Unknown said...

Im so sorry. Your paining is gorgeous. I especially love the dogwood. Today will be a better day!

holly aka golly said...

Maureen: thank you!

Loretta said...

Oh! I am sure you feel terrible! That is sad. I hope your painting - beautiful as always - helped you process it and memorialize the little thing.

holly aka golly said...

Loretta: thank you!