Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Sketches



Father's Day
I don't, as a rule, use somebody else's art to illustrate a point, but when I came across the artist Psithyrus, he said everything I wanted to say better than I could have hoped for.  Having a Father in your life is so important in every way.  If you are lucky enough to have a really wonderful Father your life will reflect all that he has shared with you and you will be able to pass it on to your own children.  I was blessed with such a father and miss him every day, but still live by what he taught me about life.  Maybe that is why I find it so hard to accept what has happened in my country ... the loss of values, the disrespect, the lies and lack of compassion.  It wasn't like that when I grew up and still shouldn't be like that now.  The fathers in today's world should take a stand and teach their children about truth, fairness, acceptance and compassion ... that is their job along with the Mothers at their side.  It is up to them what kind of life their children will inherit ... I pray they find their way and make things right again.

Andrea

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday


The Mallard and the Ground Hog ...
 Hey ... don't you know you are eating my Duck food?


 Who cares?  It's food, isn't it?

 Forget it, he isn't going to move ...

I'll leave when I am done and not before ...
How Rude ...

Andrea

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday


Broad Wing Hawk
This is a new bird at  Wings and Talons.  His home is at the Springbrook Nature Center which is where I learned how to handle and rehab raptors many years ago.  They are now housing some of our birds and I am once again going each Wednesday to take care of and enjoy the birds that are there.  


He is a young bird and just beginning to step up to the glove.  He seems quite comfortable around people which will make him an excellent education bird.  

I am still using my cell phone for pictures so I am resorting to whatever I can get for WBW ... Hopefully that will be resolved soon. :(

Andrea

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Caturday Art Blog Hop


Eyes and Freckles
This is Chachi ... he is a big boy and a lover all the way.  He knows more about running a country than our President ... just a thought :)

Andrea

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday



The Nut Hatch

A funny little bird with a red bum and a nasal erk erk sound as he scoots head first down the tree trunk.  One of my favorite visitors ....

Andrea

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday


Still Limping Along with my Phone Camera ...
Mr. and Mrs. Canadian Goose

 A flock of Cormorants

Pied-Billed Grebes

Don't get me wrong.  I love my phone camera and it does take great pictures, just not of birds.  I need to be able to zoom in on a bird to get decent detail and though (yes, I have a little tiny phone camera zoom lens) it is possible to use a zoom on my phone, by the time I get it out, attach it and focus, the birds are long gone ... and to be honest it isn't convenient to keep the lens attached because then my phone doesn't fit in my pocket.  Life sure is hard sometimes ... I hope I get my camera back soon :(

Andrea

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Caturday Art BlogHop



Diva is my the Vogue model cat.  Her long, lean body exudes artistic ... she is my queen:)



Andrea

Friday, May 19, 2017

Paint Party Friday





Nameless 
This poor little abstraction has no name ... could you help it out?

Andrea

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday


Sandhill Cranes




Leave it to me to find these two beauties and only my phone to take the pictures ... so sad.  Camera still in the shop ... seems like forever :(  Have a great week :)

 Andrea