I finished my painting, “Trumpet delight”, this past week, to take to the Nature Works Art Show in Tulsa, OK this next week. It was painted from a photo taken off of our top deck last summer. The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds love this Trumpet vine. It makes for great observation of them, since you can sit in the rocking chair about one foot away and they will come. Something I enjoy to do very much!
It tends to snow when we’re away at art shows, so imagine our delight and surprise when we woke up this morning, to a beautiful scene, in which everything was covered in snow! Wes woke me early, so I quickly ate my breakfast and suited up to go out and enjoy this rare event that we were blessed with here in Townsend today! We headed out for a nice walk, enjoying God’s white blanketed handiwork. The highlight of the early morning, for me, was when the Canada Geese flew right over me, low enough that I could hear the awesome swooshing of their wings! This is always a treat for me! Wes patiently stands and waits for me standing still, until the geese have long gone. The Little River was beautifully encased in snow covered banks, and I enjoyed being the first human for the day, to go out to the middle of the swinging bridge, suspended over the river.
As many of you know, a highlight from our Florida trip was creating my beloved dinosaur sculpture, “Dino”,with my brother Marshall. I took a photo of Dino in the snow covered secret garden this morning. The red scarf is to help keep his long, very thin neck warm, and I also think he looks quite sporting in it. The birds tend to think that Dino was created as a beautiful perch, just for them to enjoy. We put out extra seeds and peanuts that were quickly enjoyed by all of our feathered and furry friends. Ms. Shrew even braved the cold, to enjoy her daily treat of pecans.
The view from our studio is beautiful, and each season has its own strengths of beauty. This time of the year, we can still see the mountains in the distance. However it’s starting to close in, as the trees are getting ready to soon bud out. At that point, we will be encircled by trees, a wonderful thing for a tree hugger! The long flattish object on top of the hand rail is our one of our bird feeders Wes made, that we affectionately refer to as “the barn”. The birds love it and feel safe and snuggly, while inside pigging out. The squirrels love it just as much as the birds, if not more!
We have added a fun and interesting thing to our website called Zoomify that was pointed out by our friends Robert Cardwell and Tracy Hall on their blogs. It enables the viewer to zoom in and view a few of our miniatures in great detail. So have a look at the link below and enjoy!
Until next time ~ Rachelle 🙂