Saturday, September 30, 2017

Falling in Love With Fall

The leaves on the tulip trees are crispy brown with a hint of yellow. They are falling like parachute jumpers spinning slowly to the ground below. They are not showy, but just the opening act. Cosmos are the second act this time of year. They are silky ballerinas with the last of the nectar before the butterflies drift south and the bees begin their dormancy.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

I Do Not Like PIckey Eaters

More on birds on vacation.  These little thieves were in Banff National Park in Canada.

"Hey man, you better get moving.  The wife is already headed for the door!"

"Is that mustard?  Really?  Egad!

"Well, I will just eat around the edges before that waitress returns.  If I can just flip out this lettuce..."

Sunday, September 24, 2017

City Birds

Europe has little that is wild and untrammeled over the centuries of civilization and wars.  They eat EVERYTHING over there, so many animals do not have much of a chance except in remote protected lands. In the city the birds have adapted to humans and no longer seem to fear them, but maybe they just tolerate us. I was able to get some closer photos in the city parks because the wild birds are somewhat "tame" birds and many have learned to beg for food.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Rooms Without Walls in the City

A healthy society needs lots of green space for its people. Green space to rest the eyes, green space to rest the weary body, green space to rest the tired ears, and green to rest the soul. Most cities accept and promote this sanctuary for its citizens. Below are two photo-paintings I created of the area outside the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Nederlands.  Perhaps inspired a bit by the art inside?

After all, if the leaders did not see the importance of letting in the natural world where could people fall in love?