Monday, June 22, 2009

Photo of the week


I'm taking an online watercolor pencil workshop with Cathy Johnson and this is a drawing of a hosta bud from my side yard for that class. I've left room for a flower from the plant when it opens....if the deer don't eat them all. I noticed yesterday that those critters had eaten almost ALL the buds off the hostas that line my front walk and left their footprints in evidence. I hope they don't find these in the side yard.

This is my trumpet flower I just realized had begun to bloom. They're pretty and grow wild here along the roadsides, but Roy planted some next to a trellis out back to attract the hummingbirds.

Finally, here's that little bluebird adolescent rascal that has joined my nesting pair in the backyard. Apparently this one is from their first nesting of the season and I think you can see the spotting on his/her shoulders and breast. He/she comes almost everyday and has taken to annoying Mama while she's sitting on her eggs, and gets summarily chased away by an angry Mama!

11 comments:

Shashi Nayagam said...

You are an accomplished painter Mary.
Our trumpet flower is yet to flower.

JudiA said...

I am so glad that I don't have to worry about deer in my garden - they are such nuisances. I almost feel sorry for the little baby blue, but it's time for big boys to fly on their own I guess.

Michelle Eaton said...

Great shots. Your water colour piece is lovely.

HElen said...

Beautiful bloom and nice shot of the bird!
Great watercolor!

As for deer eating buds and leaves ...I can hear you...they ate some of our hostas...

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

What a nice watercolor! Love the trumpet flower and the bird photo!

Linda Fleming said...

I hope the deer leave the hosta bloom alone so we can see drawing of it opened. The trumpet vine is gorgeous- I love that bright color just like the hummingbirds do.

How funny about the youngster trying to hang on to mom. Maybe he's mentally challenged or learning disabled? LOL!

BumbleVee said...

but, you have to admit...she's a little cutie...

Serena said...

Great job on the watercolour flower, Mary. Cathy is a lovely person and, from what I've heard, a wonderful teacher too.

I posted some pics of an orange trumpet vine today...I wonder if they are related?

How cute the young baby bird looks. Older kids should know never to annoy their Mums when they're busy with the younger ones. lol

Bear said...

oh Mary your w/c is lovely as is your trumpet flower- and thank you for getting the photo of the adolescent bluebird - He/she is so darn cute but to b e annoying Momma not good not good at all
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxo

Kerry said...

Lovely watercolor Mary!Love the flower and the young bird photos!!

Carla said...

Poor baby bird. Just wants his mama! Love your drawing.