Cardinals are the main bright spot in an otherwise drab and dreary winter landscape
Egrets, Herons, Cranes and storks are often confused in folklore and real life. These long legged wading birds alternate between elegant graceful shallow water walking to awkward wing flapping squawks. The fascination with them is real. Does it matter which one is which in the world of folklore? Some stories are generalized and some are very specificContinue reading “Tuesday Birds-The Elegant Egret”
The Bald Eagle is a majestic symbol of strength and courage in many cultures.
The chickadees are chattering in the old pine tree. What are they up to?
Roseate Spoonbills are quite beautiful until you get a close up look at the bald head and long flat bill.
If Elvis was a bird would he be a tufted titmouse?
The white pelicans are arriving in my part of the US on a daily basis. They will hang out here for the winter. Large numbers of them come to Kentucky Lake and Reelfoot Lakeevery year. The numbers of winter arrivals have been increasing in recent years. The white pelicans are mostly people-shy and stay well away from populatedContinue reading “Pelicans”
These swimmers are so funny with their underwater antics. Cormorants love to make people smile!
The magic of hummingbirds provides for great artistic inspiration.
“A lotta cats copy the Mona Lisa but people still line up to see the original.” Louis Armstrong (from The Painter’s Keys) Help me out here! When is it okay to appropriate someone else’s work to use for your work? Is it ever okay? Suppose you like to paint in the studio from photographs. Would youContinue reading “Theft or Flattery???”