Leaves, owls and hummingbirds

November 3, 2016

So this happened!
I dutifully removed the hummingbird feeders from the garden in order to give the Rufous hummingbirds a signal to migrate, but, like last year, an Anna’s has decided to overwinter in my hood. So I made up some fresh nectar and put it out for him.

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The mountain of leaves is almost done. The ancient apple and cherry are bare, but there’s more to come on the maple, Japanese maple, ornamental plum and giant bronze beech.

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That’s a lot of leaves. Look at the beautiful tapestry in the shade garden.

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There are leaves everywhere and I know I have to get out there and rake/gather them and put them in the compost bins, but they’re so beautiful right now.

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Morgan doesn’t think so.

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In other news, I’ve submitted three owls to the anonymous art show. It’s a major fundraiser for my local arts council.
It’s a brilliant show with hundreds of paintings all costing $100 each, and a great chance for people to expand their art collection.

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Hmm, I guess it’s not that anonymous any more if I’m showing you guys my work…lol. But then, the kinds of paintings I do are pretty recognizable. I bet when I get there I’ll be able to spot the work of my friends and fellow artists who I admire. πŸ˜€ These owls are painted on a 1908 advertisement page from an art’s magazine, which has been carefully decoupaged onto the wooden support the arts council provides for the show, and then shellacked.

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Well, there’s day three of Nanopoblano daily blog post writing. Hey, who said it wouldn’t last…lol. πŸ˜‰

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7 Comments

  • Reply Masha November 3, 2016 at 5:34 am

    Beautiful. LOL I like your sense of humor.
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  • Reply Sheryl November 3, 2016 at 8:31 am

    The owls are gorgeous Veronica! πŸ™‚ I kind of like this daily blog post, seeing the changes in the leaves and even the rain makes me miss the coast at this time of year.

  • Reply Dewena November 3, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Stunning owls! And don’t rake that tapestry up too quickly, it’s like a painting itself.
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  • Reply daryledelstein November 4, 2016 at 6:11 am

    love those owls …
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  • Reply Jennifer Chow November 4, 2016 at 11:52 am

    What beautiful pics! Looking at your lovely garden, I would stay, too. And great job on those owls!
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  • Reply Julie November 5, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Oh V those owls are wonderful! Clever you. And those leaves .. They sure do make a beautiful tapestry.

  • Reply PSC November 5, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Gorgeous work with the owls and beautiful pics! Don’t you just love autumn’s palette? πŸ™‚

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