Monday, May 18, 2020

Isolation Week 7, or 8, or Whatever

Things are opening up slowly here in Ontario, 
but I am still self isolating.

An interesting visitor to the yard this week. 
A male Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker.

I have a lot of time for "arting"
My latest painting
(acrylic on canvas)

Merfy stuck his head in some vegetation on a walk,
 and got seedy faced.

A Canada Goose on the river

sharing with

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  1. The days/weeks do blur a bit don't they.
    We too are slowly opening up, and I am largely ignoring it.
    I love and am awed by your art. As usual.

  2. I’m so glad you showed us Murfree. I wanted to ask about him, but was a little bit afraid to after so long. I really like your painting. We’re in the same place you are with regard to Covid...our City is opening up a little, but we are still staying home. (So just like you except I have fewer birds and less talent),

  3. Hello,

    Gorgeous captures of the Flicker! I just love your sweet Merfy, I see those seeds. Your painting is pretty. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

  4. Hi,
    Great shots! Love your pretty.
    Thanks for sharing...have a great day!

  5. I'm still self-isolating, too, but finding things to do. Making fabric masks, sewing a quilt, rearranging furniture, playing the piano. Looks like your artwork is keeping you busy.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. The ones of the flicker are especially striking.

  6. Lovely shots of the flicker Karen. I love that painting. It's very striking with those colour combinations.

  7. Oh beautiful feathered friend and great photos ~ your doggie is adorable and your artwork is divine ~ ^_^ ~ MA USA is starting phase I next week ~ me ~ I am not making appts for us until mid June or later ~

    Be Well, Be Safe,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. The Flicker is so pretty. I've never seen one here in NC or in OH where I lived previously. Love the lady bug artwork. I have some of the real ones decorating my garden today. Take care and have a wonderful week.

  9. Your Northern Flicker is superb.

    I've lost track as well as to what week we are in.

    I am hunkering down a little longer.

  10. Lovely photos of the flicker, what a beautiful bird! Your painting is lovely too and Merfy is very sweet!

  11. Your painting is wonderful! Love the great pics of the Flicker too!

  12. I’ve never seen a yellow shafted northern flicker before. They are beautiful. Love the ladybug painting.

  13. i LOVE the flicker's, i seldom see them and when i do, they don't hang around. your captures are beautiful. isn't it nice to have time to do all the things!!! i have actually been enjoying this time and having the hubs all to myself!!

    i will have to continue to self isolate as things open up, my friends and family understand it!!

    your painting is really beautiful!!

  14. Karen these are all beautiful photographs but Merfy stole the scene for me! He is absolutely adorable and to have that leaf on his head SO CUTE!

  15. How gorgeous! Your painting is fabulous!!

  16. We have Northern Flickers as well..Great pictures..Love the Canada goose with its reflection..Stay well

  17. That's a fabulous bird capture, he's so pretty! Your painting is just marvelous to see :)

    Feel free to share at My Corner of the World

  18. Oh your painting is wonderful... My late Mom was an artist... Michelle

  19. Your post is full of cheer and color! Thank you!
    Found a Flicker nest last week and hope to see little ones soon. Beautiful birds and your photographs are great!


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