Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Raindrops on ..............

...well, just about everything lately.

I'm sure you remember the song "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music"; here's the first verse:

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things."

There has been a lot of rain recently, rain drops clinging roses above to leaves below,

and cradled like tiny jewels.

The local pond. pictured below about 8 weeks ago, when the water was murky and water levels very low. There is a turtle, high and dry in the picture below (right hand side bottom corner).

After the recent rains the pond had filled up again, and after last weeks rain it is now over flowing in a few places.

The rains and high tides at this time of year also mean that Spanish Creek is full of water and the Coho salmon have returned to spawn.

Here is a link to a post that I did on the creek last year: Spanish Creek, a fish story . Sorry I don't have any new pictures of the creek.

But to get back to the theme raindrops on .... and whiskers ... sorry no kittens so how about rabbits...

Jericho beach park has a large colony of feral rabbits. It is a pity that people released their pet rabbits into the wild, but they now seem to be thriving, and have a faithful following of people who come and watch and/or feed them. 


...and squirrels ..........

This one near one of my back yard gargoyles,

and this one chewing on a horse chestnut.

Well that's about it for this week. Although I do have a painting to share. It is a poured painting that I did in a painting course recently. It is a scene from Spain showing the dramatic light.

This is scene from Italy, I don't think it's finished yet, but I'm calling it "Your table is Waiting". It is of a restaurant in a small square in a town in Umbria, Italy.

Thank you for dropping by, I apologize for not spending much time in blogland recently; sadly I haven't had much energy lately, not sure why.

Happy Whimsy Wednesday, until next week ......................