Thursday, August 04, 2011

Bird Bath

Bird Bath by linfrye
Bird Bath, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

1/8 Sheet
Arches 140#CP

Another day of high temperatures and we've been under heat advisories all week -- whew .... perhaps rain tonight or this weekend?

When I am home, I find dozens and dozens of bees surrounding the bit of water dripping from my air conditioning lines ... they too are in need of this vital element. With so little rain in the area, ponds and lakes diminishing, I wonder how the birds find sufficient water? My own bird bath -- not as pretty as this - filled in the morning - evaporates in an hour when it's so hot ...

Our volunteers return this morning to harvest the tomatoes, squash, melons and more that are ready ...we'll donate those to the food bank - already we've donated over 200 pounds of food!

Hope your day is cool --- and thank you for continuing to vote!
PLEASE VOTE!
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7 comments:

Teri C said...

So soft and beautiful. Very cooling and hope you can feel that also in all your heat.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Beautiful painting Lin. Just think the fall is just around the corner, the heat will be just memory. Don't you just hate extremes. That aside, your blog is always wonderful to view.

jinxxxygirl said...

Hi Lin,

What a beautiful picture! You are so talented! I stumbled across your blog from Teri's blog and didn't want to leave with out saying hi! I hope you pop over and visit mine! Truly beautiful work here. deb

Anonymous said...

GEE, THAT'S A PRETTY PICTURE.

GRANNY FROM FLORIDA

pedalpower said...

Beautiful Lin!

Katiejane said...

This is lovely. I so like the soft pastels in this one. Stay cool.

Lorraine said...

What a lovely painting Lin -- the flowers around the bird bath are so bright and cheerful. I love the soft dreamy look as if seeing it through summer's haze.

I too worry about all the wildlife and lack of water.So many parts of the country are completely dried up -- crops dead and and animals starving and dying of thirst. It is so sad. I leave water out for anything that needs it and it usually gets used up before it can evaporate but even the inside bowls of water evaporate so quickly.

Big hugs,
Lorraine