Sunday, March 10, 2013

Forest Wrens





Rain fell last night and through the morning.  The oaks and hickories, their bare limbs aching for spring, drank in the moisture, as a Carolina Wren's lilting song drifted through the moist air.

Two wrens have slept in their shelter on our front porch the past two nights, after being absent for much of the winter.  It could be a good sign.  Last year, their nest building started a week earlier than this, but who am I to cast stones?  Seems like I'm behind on everything, too.  We're just hoping, after last year's unfortunate events, that they'll choose to nest again within sight of the kitchen sink.

In the meantime, they're residing in the forest in this piece, and also on a mug in my Zazzle shop.  Check it out here, if you like.


Linking with World Bird Wednesday


28 comments:

Cindy said...

Beautiful!!! I love it. Good luck with the Wrens. Enjoy your week.

Leave It To Davis said...

I believe it was some type of wren that nested in our bird house last spring. We watched as all the baby birds flew away. It was thrilling! We have put up another bird house hoping they will return.

Sandra said...

Such a beautiful and delicate painting, Connie. So expressive too.
Have a wonderful week and I hope your wrens do have more success with their nest building this year.

pens and needles said...

What a beautiful painting -- perfectly capturing the pert nature of these sweet birds.

Lui said...

Wow what a great painting, Connie! I'm glad the birds are back. Mine are always in our trees waiting and watching for us ;-)

Kerri said...

Beautiful!

She Who Carries Camera said...

Connie...I've got to ask...did you paint this or is it a photography edit? I LOVE it!!

Connie Smiley said...

I painted the birds and trees with watercolors. The background is a photograph, and I combined them in Photoshop.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Love what you did with this Painting/photo. Wonderful Art. You are very talented.

Lisa Gordon said...

Connie, this is absolutely beautiful, and I am so in awe since I cannot even draw a recognizable stick figure!
So nicely done.

Brian King said...

Nice job! I like it!

Andrew said...

So wonderful to see... love it.

HansHB said...

Lovely painting!
Great work!

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh Connie it's wonderful!
i love the spirit of your art
as well as the beautiful yumminess
of your gift.
thanks for sharing so sweetly,
Jennifer

Carletta said...

Very lovely!
Thanks so much for telling us how you did this - wonderful work!

Leena said...

How creative and skillful you are - admiring !

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely painting! You are skillful indeed!

mick said...

Lovely picture!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

This image is AMAZING, what a glorious post!

Findlay Wilde said...

Wow did you do that picture, it's brilliant. From Findlay

Carole M. said...

beautiful birds and your creative spirit has made such wonderful rendition of

eileeninmd said...

Love the cute wrens! Your watercolor is beautiful!

Wally Jones said...

Very nice work!
I've heard Carolina Wrens singing on my last three outings. I take it as a good omen!

Karen said...

That's a lovely painting!

Gary said...

Nicely done!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pat said...

This is beautiful work, Connie!

~~~jennifer~~~ said...

I love that you combined a painting & a photo! It turned out great & what a fun idea!

Stewart M said...

I may be able to take a half decent photograph now and then - but how people draw is beyond me!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne