Sunday, July 31, 2011

A week for the birds...

They grow up so fast...







We had a second clutch of eastern bluebirds in the backyard. This time it was 4 babies. And all 4 fledged this last week. They're such cuties, aren't they? Yes, they are. Look at the little blue tails!


I got a picture done last weekend. Which actually means I spent a lot of time sketching, drawing, and coloring birds last weekend — blue headed vireos to be exact. This wasn't really like a planned picture. I mean, if planning involves more than me sitting at the computer and thinking "I want to do something mauve / lavender colored with sunshine, flowers, and birds..."
Every once in a while I just need to start something and finish it.

It's been a strange and stressful week, and I capped it off yesterday by sleeping for 10 hours. Yes, 10... at the very least 9.5. My car broke down, it rained, it thunderstormed, it rained and stormed some more, and then the sweltering heat returned... The car is fixed now, and it didn't rain tonight, so perhaps this week will be better? I hope so.

19 comments:

Victoria said...

Bluebirds nesting in your yard?? Lucky you! Love those photos, and your picture is beautiful. I love the sun, it's really eyecatching!

Cheryl said...

Hi Sarah,

You obviously needed to sleep....your body told you so.

The bluebirds are beautiful....I love a story with a happy ending.

Your picture is enchanting......

tinajo said...

I can´t believe how gorgeous those eggs are - such perfect color! Well, the little birds aren´t too bad either, really lovely! :-)

Great drawing! :-)

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely pictures Sarah.I have watched but only seen two groups in the boxes here a lot earlier.

Samantha said...

Those babies are just adorable...

Montanagirl said...

Love those little Bluebirds. Adorable! Your drawing/painting is lovely. You're very talented. Hope you have a better week!!

R. J. said...

Your blog just blows me away. You're so talented and your drawings are enviable. I wish I could do stuff like that but I will appreciate your talent--yea for you! I love the collage background on your blog, so imaginative.

Bob Bushell said...

Yes, you're right, they are cuties.

thekathrynwheel said...

Oh my, I can't believe you have bluebirds nesting in your yard! How cool. Fantastic photos :-)

lisa said...

These are just beautiful Sarah, and how lucky you were to be able to capture them. We have a nest of 4 babies now too. Mom and Dad are constantly busy with them, and it is such fun to watch. Too soon, they will be gone.
Happy Sunday to you!

Miss Kodee said...

Just love the blue eggs - the baby birds are adorable. Beautiful work on your painting. Sometimes I think bad weather and stress are meant to go hand in hand so we just get over with it in one big swoop! Sunny skies I hope bring you brighter days this week.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

That picture of the baby bluebirds is fabulous! Love your drawing.!

Catherine said...

So wonderful! Aren't these birds so sweet Sarah. Adorable.

Wishing you a happy week and a most wonderful August friend!
xo Catherine

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Well, it sounds like you needed that additional sleep. Great photos of the birds! We have lots of those around the park we walk at in the mornings. Wonderful artwork!

Autumn Wreath said...

Lovely! My favorite thing to collect is little bird figurines. I don't know what it is about birds, but I adore them. Beautiful picture of the nest! It brought a smile, thank you. :)

holdingmoments said...

Those Eastern Bluebirds are little beauties.
I love your picture too Sarah.

ArtPropelled said...

Baby Bluebirds .... How wonderful! I'm so taken with your fine bird paintings. They remind me of Japanese watercolors. Love your brooches too.

Hilary said...

Oh my goodness, they're sweet... and your art so lovely. What a day brightener.

beth said...

those eggs and babies are spectacular !!