Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Towhees the week before Christmas

Please excuse the play on "Twas the night before Christmas", I couldn't resist.

Beautiful natural colour inside and out these days. Inside the seasonal poinsettia, Christmas cactus, Amaryllis and Orchids and outside the show offs at the feeders. First the birds .......

I have been watching the Towhees recently, shy birds usually, but they have become more bold recently.

This is one of the Towhees (Rufus sided) that have been enjoying the nut feeder that I have recently purchased.

Bright red eyes,

Rufus sides,

and white under feathers on tail.

Here being showed off for the camera in an action shot.

Another look at those sides .............

Aren't I a looker?

Well aren't I!

Chickadees are fun to watch too.

Not quite as colourful, but lots of personality:

Getting quite chubby too!

Maybe a bit large for this feeder, and house lady take notice this feeder needs filling.

A bit blurry, but this is a shot of the hummingbird just before it buzzed me.

Christmas cactus, almost waiting until Christmas to flower.

Orchids are a year round favorite of mine.

And of course the seasonal Poinsettias.

And here is a painting that I have finished recently. It is a watercolour painting of scene from the Umbria region of Italy.

Best wishes to you all for peace, joy, friendship and good health,

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