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.


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.


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


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.



Morgan doesn’t think so.



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.


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. 😀 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.


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


A sanity break at Lighthouse Park
A day with the Ziglet

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  • 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! 🙂 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? 🙂

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