Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday




Goldfinch





I want to say Mr. & Mrs. Goldfinch, but my instincts tell me this is father and son ... what do you think?  Once again some of these pictures were taken through the same dirty windows as last week ... you can clearly see when I got out of the car :)

Andrea

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday


A Chukar ...




Nobody was more surprised than we were (I was at the Bong Nature Conservatory with my friend) to see this strange bird making it's way down the road we were on.  We followed it until it disappeared into the brush. ( The pictures are not clear because I was taking them through my, apparently dirty, car windows.)  The Chukar  is a bird native to South East Asia and the Middle East.  It was introduced in the USA as a game bird and lives primarily in the western states.  I am assuming this is a juvenile as it's coloring hasn't fully developed, but he was a treat to see.  

Andrea

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday



Mr. House Finch ...

Mrs. House Finch arrives ...


Empowered Woman :)

Andrea

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Scribble Picnic





Victorian Buttoned-down Shoes 


Original Sketch

One of the reasons I digitalize my sketches is that I seem to lose a lot of detail and color in the scanning process ... if anyone knows a way to avoid that, I am all ears :)

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

Paint Party Friday



The Republican Party is owned by the oligarchs.  They have sold their souls for greed and a self serving agenda.  I can remember when that wasn't the case, but my kids can't.  How do you feel about having your life choices dictated by a handful of very rich people?  What happened to our Democracy?

Andrea

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday


Mystery Bird
Try as I may, I have been unable to identify this bird.  I spotted it way up in a tree in the wetlands section of the Nature Center,  I can't see enough field markers to be sure what it is ... open to suggestions from those with a better eye than I have :)


Again it is hard to be sure about this bird, but I think it is a immature Meadow Lark, both because of what I can see of it's markings and because I was being serenaded by a Meadow Lark as I walked.



Andrea