A Nat Geo moment ...
The squirrel was wedged between the branches, munching on berries like it was seated at a buffet table.
We stopped to watch and at first the squirrel didn't seem to notice us. When it did, it took one last nibble and scurried away. We may have interrupted him, but I'm guessing there was a second seating once we were out of sight.
On our walks around the neighborhood, we see fewer people these days.
No wonder. It's colder now and the days are shorter. We have to push ourselves to leave the warmth and comfort of inside. To go outside for the fresh air, sunlight, and the occasional squirrel sighting we so desperately need.
Well, actually, squirrel sightings are not so occasional, there are a lot of squirrels in the neighborhood. Just not so many of them chomping berries.
A Nat Geo moment close to home.
Not better, just different
One idea, two versions. The birdhouse with the flowers is the first version of my birdhouse project. I really like the weathered copper top and the holes where birds can enter. When I was working on it, I didn’t like how the flowers and grasses were coming together.
I made one mistake, then another, and couldn't find my way out. So I let it go and decided to create the image with collage papers.
Looking at the birdhouses side by side, nearly a year after they were created, has me thinking.
First of all, it's hard to compare them. The watercolor image has grasses and flowers which I like. The collage has a light green square behind it and wispy pine boughs that were added digitally.
I wonder, now, if I should have given up on the watercolor. I had imposed a deadline on the project and was frustrated and running out of time. Collage is easier for me, so I turned to it to get the job done.
In the end, I’m not sure one is better, just different ... what do you think?
This post started with an earlier one that you can read here.
Where words and paper come together