THIS WEEK at I'd Rather B Birdin'
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BBW DUCKS - PECTORAL SANDPIPER - OYSERCATCHER - WILLET - GB HERON
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and read a bit of trivia about them!!
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"I Will Take Up My Pencil....."

"...and I will go on with my drawing" ~Vincent Van Gogh


During the past couple weeks, not feeling like being online much, I sharpened my pencils...I finished another couple of pencil sketches. One of a Lazuli Bunting and the other is a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
Here are the two bird sketches I finished. The first shown is the bunting...

Lazuli Bunting Sketch
I recently spotted one in person and got the golden opportunity to photograph it. The images are found HERE



I do think, tho, this will be the last bird sketches I draw for a while. I need a new 'theme'. One of my favorite 'recent' movies that I've watched over and over is The Lone Ranger. And I don't sketch faces much 'cause of the challenge - I use more eraser than I do lead, lol, but I've been thinking of trying 'my hand' at sketching "Red". She's the brothel owner in the movie, and played by a favorite character actress of mine...Helena B. Carter. We'll see if I can capture her character's look sometime soon. The 2nd is the flycatcher...


Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Sketch

Photographs I've shared of the flycatcher can be seen HERE

linking to: Nature Notes, Wild Bird Wednesday, Our World Tuesday



...walking along the marina's boardwalk I found this 'rubbish'. An old wooden window frame, a ship's rusty portal [window], a aged mooring line, and the rusted part of boat gear with chain...



Linking to: Rubbish Tuesday





HODGEPODGE
linking to: Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. When I look at the sky I feel awed and gratified by the colors, the beauty, the birds flying high, and at times the vicious darkness of a storm brings fear, yet the beauty of the stars at night makes me feel small.

2. If you had to run for political office, which one would you run for? Do you have any real desire to actually do this? I've thought many times of running for a political office in the local venue. Like City Council...to get things done that NEED to be done instead of lining my pockets with kickbacks and bribes. There is crime everywhere in politics and I don't like it.

3. What scent makes you think of home? Roses....my mother's sachet.

4. How often do you take a step back to think about where you're headed in life? Do you need more or less self-reflection? Let me put it this way on a personal level: "At my age?"

5. July is National Ice Cream Month...besides a cone, what's your favorite food item to top with ice cream? Hot fudge. Or if lazy and not wanting to dirty a dish heating up the fudge, I'll drop a spoonful of Dark Chocolate Covered Raisins on top.

6. What might your autobiography be called? Would you believe the only thing I can come up with right now is "Hootin' Anni's".

7. Your least favorite mode of transportation? Why? Bus .... they're always a bit too filthy for me.

8. Insert your own random thought here ....this week in our backyard my ever-faithful epiphylum is in full bloom at night!! And the fragrance from the blossoms is so wonderfully light and airy without an overbearing sweetness. Most always it blooms one blossom at a time, this week, I counted seven buds and Sunday there were THREE opened blossoms at once...