There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by. — William C. Bryant
I saw a few Indigo Buntings last Summer, and they were spectacular. Indigo Buntings are only in Indiana during the breeding seasons of Spring and Summer. The male is a brilliant deep blue and is smaller than the Blue Grosbeak. The female tends to be brownish with diffuse streaking on it’s breast and flanks. Younger birds resemble the female.
This folk art bird carving of an Indigo Bunting is carved from Basswood. I used milk paints, various stains, and techniques to age the carving.
This documentary was filmed in 16mm format and finished in 1980. From the FolkStreams.net website: An interview with Elijah Pierce in his barbershop on Long Street in Columbus. He talks about his work and his life and he shows how his carvings express his experiences and beliefs. Shows Elijah Pierce telling the stories behind his carvings including his own near-lynching, his father’s tales of slavery, his religious conversion, and some of the Bible stories that have influenced him.
Forever is composed of nows.