Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bird Feeder Joys

We've had some wonderful visitors to our bird feeders this winter, and I just decided to try to take some pictures. Several of them have been quite unusual. They have a bright pink spot on their heads! I'm pretty sure there must be a research project going on somewhere nearby, because to me the spots look like they may be artificial and I can't find them on any birds like this in my bird books. Anyway, one came near enough to the kitchen window to take a decent picture today. I have to say I agree with Bob Sargeant, though- they are ALL beautiful!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I'm so proud!

Well, since I have a cold and didn't want to share my germs with anyone, I stayed home from Bible study this morning. Dh took ds to his Bible study and I picked him up. When he got to the car, he handed me a piece of paper with a drawing on it and asked if I knew what it was. I looked and immediately saw a submarine. I looked again, and Lo! it is a drawing of the Hunley! Several months ago we watched a show about the Hunley on the Discovery channel, and did about an hour's further research online afterwards. He remembered all that detail since then! Wow. I am so impressed.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Busy, busy...

Well, okay, so I have not been very good about keeping up with this blog! I hope to do better. Meanwhile, I'm fighting a cold and praying hubby and son don't catch it.

About a week ago, I got all motivated to paint, so I got out my stuff and did a little 9x12 painting of a scene in Ukraine. I took the reference picture in the summer of '05 from the window of a train. It's a monastery at sunset, and I would love to see the place in full daylight! It was beautiful at sunset.