Tuesday, January 16, 2018

An Exciting Moment and Memory

There is nothing like the feeling of one of these little jewels sitting on one's finger. 

I sat for some time with my arm resting on the deck railing and hand up against the feeder hoping one would land on my finger.  A couple hummers would fly down but go to one of the other openings.  This guy was unsure of me at first flying down, taking a drink, and then hovering back in the air above my hand.  He finally decided I was not a threat and sat on my finger.   What a neat experience that was!!!!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Revisiting my Hummingbirds

Ohhhhhh how I miss these guys.  I have a few people here in central Florida surprised I haven't seen them here but one a couple of times in over 3 years.  We've tried putting out feeders and making sure we have plants that attract but still no luck.

While living in West Virginia we had no problem with them coming around and I took hundreds and hundreds of photos.  Out of all the photos I have on hand, this is one of my favorites and I've sketched him a couple of times.

Each day he liked to perch on this tall tomato stake we had at the corner just over the railing of our front porch.  He would sit there guarding the bird feeders.......taking off after others who dared try to drink from HIS feeders.  What's so funny is that we had six feeders hanging from the porch but he thought they all belonged to him............lol

Sunday, January 14, 2018

When You Can't Decide on What to Sketch...

............sketch your painting gear.

7.5 x 12 Stillman & Birn Beta journal
Hero 578 Bent Nib Fountain Pen
Lexy Gray Ink

To Help Pass Time

We had to go to Toyota yesterday to talk about our end of lease options on our vehicle.  While there, the sales manager offered to have my Highlander washed while he tried to get payoff information to purchase.  Unfortunately TFS was closed so we'll have to wait until Monday to find out more on that. 

Not only did he have the Highlander washed, he told the crew to detail it as well.  While we waited inside, I took out my sketchbook and quickly sketched this mother and child........trying to work fast and be discreet so she didn't know I was doing so.

3.5 x 5.5 Beta journal, Falcon pen w/Lexy Gray ink.

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