Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Pot o' Greens
Leaves on the trees are coming on strong now, and flowers are popping out everywhere! The bluebird eggs have hatched in the bluebird house and when I sit on the portch, I watch Mom and Dad busily feeding their new brood. I ususally see two to four broods hatch each year from that single wooden box ... but I haven't seen the first humming bird.
I am still fascinated with terra cotta flowerpots ... I just love the combination of human-made against the softness of natural materials. I sketched this from a reference photo. I tried to work outdoors yesterday -- but the wind kept taking my art materials across the property and drying my paints quicker than I could wet them! So I enjoyed the bird song and the scent of new flowers and gave myself into a real rest!