Spring is springing and well on its way. . . I myself am very happy to say! The air is warmer and the first flowers of the season are beginning to bloom, bringing a great big smile to my face as well as the faces of many bees, anxious to begin their pollinating rituals. Wes and I enjoyed working in our yard for a few hours this past weekend, an activity that we’ve long been awaiting! I fully enjoyed ringing in the first good day of spring, after working in the yard, a couple of evenings ago. Sitting in my beloved rocking chair, I was enamored watching the sunset, over the mountains, which will remain in view for another week or so. I love watching the changing colors as the sun goes down, especially when a few clouds are present. While enjoying this living painting, I was serenaded by the spring peepers in a nearby pond, anxiously awaiting Spring’s arrival. The peepers’ song was accompanied by the occasional honks of Canada Geese, as they flew to their evening destinations. About this time, the bats joined in with their amazing acrobatic performances. The entire scene became almost surreal at this point, and with the leafless trees silhouetted against the sky, one could almost imagine being in the desert, watching as the sun is setting behind silhouettes of Saguaro and Palo Verdes. This magical moment concluded with the full moon coming out and casting a lovely soft light on the silouetted trees, blowing in the gentle night breeze. What a lovely way to spend an evening indeed!!
We’re enjoying the sounds of our new fountain in the studio. It was created by our artist friend, Paul Rhymer. It’s a beautiful sculpture of a Kingfisher that sits atop a Basalt column, in which the water comes out of the top and makes a pleasant sound as it flows down to the bottom. Kingfishers are one of my favorite birds, especially since I had an incredible encounter with one that was being pursued by an angry Phoebe mother. The Kingfisher made a ninety degree turn a mere two feet in front of my face, all the while making that awesome chatting noise that they make, with the Phoebe following close behind! Needless to say, this fondness for Kingfishers, makes the fountain even more special.
We enjoyed our first bike ride of the season today with sunny skies above, and a nice warm spring breeze. Actually it felt like mild hurricane force winds at one point in the ride. I assured Wes that this meant that we could count double mileage! The bikes were our transportation to the post office, from where there first of many boxes were sent to several miniature art shows that we’ll have work in, including: Seaside Gallery, Parklane Gallery, SnowGoose Gallery, Masterworks in Miniature, Masterpieces in Miniature and the Hilliard Society in England. We’ll also be sending out to a few more, so be sure and check out our exhibit schedule on our website: http://www.artofwildlife.com/exhibitschedule.html
Until next time ~ Rachelle 🙂