Category: Birding

Randomly… because that’s all I’m capable of

1. It’s Friday after an intense few days. I am taking the day off and as I sit here doing, well, nothing, I totally think it was a good move. 2. About Dad. For those who weren’t aware of the “whole” story, here is a recap. Mom and I moved him into a memory care …

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-2 -1 +3 -1 = forward steps

Today I spent the largest part of the day running errands, mostly involving art. And when I dropped off the painting to go to Medford, it was a little like seeing a a child go off to the first day of kingergarten. Here’s hoping that nothing goes wrong and it gets in (occasionally something breaks …

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Six days to go

With today’s painting, I just have six days left in my painting a day challenge. While this has been fun, it’s also been very tiring and I’ll be glad to go back to painting on a less competitive schedule. After work I headed out to Canemah, and while hiking, I saw the inspiration for this …

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I guess we all forget something

So yesterday I forgot to post my painting. I did it. I took a picture. I got all my images together to create a post. And then… I guess I wandered off. Now you’ll get two days together! Sunday Other than a meeting, I did not have anything too exciting going on Sunday. I did …

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Sunset & Cobwebs

It’s been a tough week and I was glad to make it to Friday. After work I headed out to Canemah. Birds are still pretty quiet, but a lot of cobwebs survived the recent rain. At the end of a hike, a spectacular sunset, encouraged by the fire to the south, lit the sky scarlet …

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Inspired by everything

Last fall I was driving home from the Watercolor Society of Oregon convention in Bandon, Oregon, when i saw an egret in a field/pond beside the road. I stopped and took some pictures Last winter when it was so cold I did some ice painting and came up with this background. But I NEVER would …

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And I almost didn’t make it…

Today painting inspiration was thin on the ground and it took me until the last hours of my day to get to the drawing board. Things like grocery shopping, laundry, and putting out my first ever newsletter sucked up my time. But when I finally sat down, my morning hike with the dogs came back …

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Marsh Song

I took the reference photo for this near Cascade Head on the Audubon Society of Lincoln City’s monthly trip.

Summer mascot

Today before settling down to paint we took a long hike in Canemah. On a whim we “stopped by” the area where I have seen my great horned owl several times. I didn’t hear anyone scolding and no one was flying, so I figured it was a lost cause. Then I looked up. I’m thrilled …

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And the song returns

Sunday afternoon we went for a hike in Canemah. Over the summer, each time I visited this favorite spot, I noticed the silence. In the spring it can be so loud with frogs calling and birds seeking mates, but as soon as the babies leave the nest, a dead silence takes over, broken only by …

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