Last week while we were still in the deep freeze I heard a knock at my window.
As I was on the second floor, I was a bit startled.
I looked around and there on the ground was a very woozy cardinal.
Now I know, it’s not a good idea to mess with nature even if you mean well and normally a bird after hitting a window will be okay after a rest but it was so cold the cardinal was starting to stick to the ground so I had to intervene. (Now there’s a good example of a run on sentence. I haven’t written one in awhile, I’m so glad I haven’t lost my touch!)
He really didn’t seem to mind the open box with a hot water bottle in it.
He stayed there for quite a while, I was starting to get worried.
Fortunately, he was just really comfy.
After a couple hours, all was well!
He’s still hanging around. I think he’s waiting for me to put the hot water bottle back out again. Maybe I should add a little bird spa to the front porch. I could call it “Chic Chicks” or “Pique Your Beak” or “Fly and Dry”. On the other had we already have many “Seed and Feed” franchises around the yard. No body ever pays but we like the company.
Here’s an ink drawing of a church in the woods. (thank you to the person who put the reference photo into WetCanvas, Reference Image Library). This is 3×5.
These are all ATC”s (artist trading cards). They are 2.5 by 3.5 inches, the size of a playing card.
A blue heron in acrylic.
A ibis in ink.
A helmeted guinea fowl in ink and colored marker.
A Somalian wild ass in acrylic.
(This is a terrible scan, it looks way better in real life)
And a laughing zebra in acrylic.
I hope you enjoyed your Friday the 13th and today’s Pi Day.
Have a happy Ides of March tomorrow!
©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2015