Wednesday, 12 July 2017

birds and bees

Clearly, I'm on a roll these days with my drawing and colouring and photographing and blogging.
It is an honour to share my work with you, a privilege I don't take lightly.

Today, I've finally installed Google Translate at the top of my sidebar, long overdue.
 Thank you for visiting me here.

"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality"
                                            Lewis Carroll

A Blue Jay set to squawking in its blue jay way

hopping from branch to branch

I went outside to see what all the fuss was about, but nothing could I tell

the first zucchini blossom in its place

the ripening peaches in theirs

mystery berries on a scrubby tree with leaves like any cultivated fruit tree 

It put me at a good vantage to see the neighbours' yard.
I never picked up on those funny moulded concrete steps before.

a pot of bolted arugula with their pretty flowers

Suddenly I saw a most magical sight- a Bee riding a Magic Carpet!
Before I could get my wits about me, it disappeared into this crack in the railing
where I now noticed sawdust.
Then another went in without a carpet, so fast that I still wasn't prepared to capture it.

I waited just long enough to see yet another bee land on the composter just beyond me.
Of course it wasn't riding the "carpet" but carrying it.

And what's this? It has sawed off the bottom of the leaf instead of plucking it by the stem as we would. Well, I never.... Of course, I had to look it up and found that is, indeed, called the Leafcutter Bee. Here is a link to this gentle bee.  It even speaks of them as being cavity dwellers that use existing holes. What a delightful discovery. The site even describes how to raise them as they are so benign and such wonderful pollinators.

As I turned to go in, the Song Sparrow, who seems to have become quite used to me flitted down to the middle garden to have a look/see.

poking about in the wood chips.

I've skipped a few drawings that I wasn't satisfied with to share this with you,
another pencil crayon drawing that's actually a little more vibrant than this.

Do have a lovely day and perhaps see where your imagination can take you. 


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