An Anna's Hummingbird turned up in my yard, which is hardly unusual, and it perched ever so nicely on a blackberry vine, so even though I have plenty of lovely pics of these birds, I decided to take a photo.
I'm really glad I did, because the bird proceeded to scratch its neck, trying to reach some very hard-to-reach spots, which made for even better photos.
Amazing how it can keep its balance on one leg while performing its contortions.
Next, on a completely unrelated topic, a sketch outing! Last Saturday Nicole and Tina and I went to the Georgetown neighborhood south of downtown, where we found some lovely old brick buildings to draw.
We found a nice empty parking lot behind the buildings to park ourselves. This is the small section I chose to focus on:
I find arches really hard to render properly.
Then we headed over to Oxbow Park, which has a small P-Patch (community garden). I enjoy drawing the tool sheds in these gardens.
Afterwards we ventured down the road a few miles to the Daniel Smith art supply store where I spent a bit of money on sketch pads, watercolor paint, and pens. It's a very fine place, although always dangerous to my pocketbook.
Coming tomorrow: Osprey chicks!