Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hummer Guarding his Food Supply

This was a pen and ink sketch I did before finally going to bed.  The size of the page is 5.5 x 8.5"

Pen used was the dip pen and fine tipped nib with Sepia Ink

Trying to write on this paper proved to be a bit...........challenging.  Nib scratches paper making the ink bleed.  I didn't have that same feel or problem sketching...............go figure.  :-/

I absolutely adore these little creatures!!!  They are so amusing to watch as they defend their food supply chasing each other off.  We had one being chased that flew under an empty turtle shell sitting on our front porch (unfortunately got stuck and he had to be rescued).  Others will perch low under plants on our wire plant stand just waiting and watching above their heads.  Love the chirp and chatter.

It's that time of year when we will see some extras as they start their journey back south.  With that comes more activity.  Then they will be gone until next Spring.  We don't look forward to this time of year knowing in just a few weeks they will be gone :-(

2 comments:

Sandy Sandy said...

Cute! Glad you rescued the one in the shell!

Susan Bronsak said...

Poor thing.........he flies right through the opening but I guess inside was disoriented and couldn't get back out. We could hear the flutter of his wings and feared he would injure himself. To add to that, the shell was sitting on a metal folding table with spaces between slats and his wing was down between them. But we freed him and off he went on his merry way to chase after others......lol

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