I didn’t look outside. I simply gathered things needed to take care of four dogs, a brood of hens, and a rooster … and maybe the chance of some fishing. While heading north, I realized storm clouds were racing south. The first sign of rain in over a month. As I pulled into the drive, huge raindrops covered the windshield. I thought, “Oh well, I’m sure it’ll let up enough to get a few casts in.”
I finally finished up the Wren from “On the Bench #6″. The carving had been complete for nearly a month, but sat on the bench to be painted. I need to speed up this process at times, and move on to the next folk art carving much faster.
This folk art bird carving is made from Basswood, painted with acrylics, and finished with various stains. What do you think?
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
Starting to hit a heat streak. Indiana has now reached an “abnormally dry” level on the drought scale. No rain at all, but still pleasant temperatures. The yard is starting to become brittle and yellow.
This Purple Finch feather was caught in one of the six bird feeders in the back yard. I noticed it flapping in the breeze and the sun was casting a golden glow. I knew if I didn’t take the picture in the next few minutes, the light would be gone.