The weather was interesting this week. One day it was 60°, the next is was bordering on 0° with an ice storm. There was an interesting bird at the feeders this past couple of weeks. I believe it to be a partial Albino House Sparrow. Though not completely white, it does stand out from the crowd by being the only blonde.
The Prothonotary Warbler is the only eastern warbler to nest in trees or other cavities and crannies. They usually select a low site along streams or sluggish water and casually migrate across the U.S. during Fall migration.
The past few months I’ve been thinking about the art projects that I want to take on this year. Projects that are new and completely different, and those that I want to continue to do. After searching through the various wooden boxes containing old carvings, I kept coming back to this pine Warbler. It was carved in the Summer of 2009 and is the third bird that I had ever carved. It has long been one of my favorites. I think what keeps drawing me to this bird was the process. There wasn’t any. No direction. No idea what it was going to end up being. I don’t carve this way now, but maybe I should from time to time. Just let it be and happen.
This morning’s sunrise had a nice warm glow with hard shadows, so I decided it was time to take this carving out of the box and capture it. What do you think? Please leave a comment, or send me an email through the contact form.
The Sandhill Cranes were heading back north this week to their breeding range, which is in the Spring and Summer. I think the unseasonal weather has them coming back a bit early. At times, the sky was filled with hundreds of Cranes rattling gar-oo-oo and were audible for miles. The migrating flocks were flying at great heights.
This week was a celebration of light. We only had two days of sunshine, but I kept a steady watch. During the winter in Indiana the skies tend to be hues of silver. Blue skies lift my spirit during the cold months.
This week was a blur. Rain. Snow. Ice. Sunshine. On Wednesday, winds reached 55 mph knocking out power to many Johnson County residents. Even a metal shed traveled some distance to find a new home all crumpled up on a neighboring lawn.