Hello friends! I hope all is well with you. Last week was the hottest yet with temps in the triple digits. I tried to fry a chicken egg on a basalt rock but it didn't work, apparently it needs to be over 101 for good results, I'll keep you posted on this project as this summer will most likely be a record breaker, which is not the record, I'm excited to break. I hunkered in my studio like a lizard under a rock only venturing out in the early morning and evening.
I went to the mountains yesterday enjoying the little cooling trend we are currently experiencing, a few clouds yesterday, more today but this one…… an alleluia cloud. I watched it morph, mutate, undulate and like a prism the light bent and changed in the realm of rainbow sherbet hues, a lovely show especially when you're flat on your back, an activity I plan to engage in more often, won't you join me? I like the perspective and when you're exhausted like my friend was you might even get a little cat nap. It makes you feel like a little offering plus you don't have to crane your neck to watch the birds.
* Bird fact….I watched a busy Scrub Jay, a common bird close to my heart but it didn't make the traditional scrub calls it was screeching like a Steller's Jay which got me to wondering if the two species could possibly cross, and yes they can. The bird I was watching could have been just mimicking its cousin or possibly a hybrid. Fun things to think about and questions to ponder. Now I'm wondering about quail?
We saw scads of bluebirds and enjoyed their solos…..
so gorgeous I had to take too many pictures then show them to you
bluebird shot #3 of 25 :)
cute/ugly/strange I wondered if people kept them as pets……of course they do and everything else under the sun… this is my favorite collection though.
Speaking of collections, mine is slowly growing and looking forward to our show which will take place May 31 and June 1. I hope to see some of you then!
Eric is busy in his studio too, they look like water rings in this light……feeding trout. I keep a web sometimes too to in a neglected corner of my studio to help with flying pests, a little insect management, the natural way.
Embrace the embraceable and disregard all the rest!
love to you, Ro