Thursday, May 19, 2022

White-crowns In the Yard

Every spring I hear a bird song and try to remember the species. A few weeks a flock of these guys showed up and rather than stalking them through the woods, I got this photo in the driveway! White-crowned Sparrow song according to the Sibley Guide: a lazy feee odi-odi zeeeee zaaaa zooo. HA!

Friday, May 13, 2022

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Chinese Ring-necked Pheasant

A Phixture in the Phront yard, doing his mating thing.


Sunday, May 8, 2022

Mothers Day

    • My first Mothers Day without my Sally Mom, watching Peregrine up the Blackfoot every year. Her Blue Jay card!

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Crane At the MAM

My Sandhill Crane sculpture is currently living in the lobby of the Missoula Art Museum until October for the Big Show, Contemporary Folk Animals. Guess who else is in the show? My Mentor, the late Bill Ohrmann!

Friday, May 6, 2022

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Danica the Rehab Raven

We just had a new friend Danica drop off some meat for the birds, so I gave her this card of our rehab Raven and my sculpture in the yard, circa 2006.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Friday Night Beach Party

Watching the Bald Eagle nest through the scope from the house, I knew they were feeding young this week. It's just about the end of that view, with the cottonwood leaves starting to pop. The nest is just above my name, seen from the riverbank. Imagine my delight when two young showed their faces, then a third! This is the fourth time for three chicks since the nest was built in 2011. What fun this will be.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

ZACC Events

Zootown Arts Community Center at 216 W. Main, downtown Missoula has hosted our art show,  "Women Celebrate Birds" this month. Eleven artists are featured, many different mediums, and birds of all kinds! I have 6 etchings, and check it out. Especially now with Jazzoula back live! The ZACC showroom will be the jazz hot spot from Thursday through Sunday, our bird show next door. So Birds and Art and Jazz, who could ask for anything more?!!

Friday, April 22, 2022

Our Local Lone Rock

Lone Rock Elementary, just down the road and the whole 2nd grade today with teacher Julie Bachman. Top: Maizee was a star, perched for the Junior Zoologists, then group shot with the Penguin (sculpture) and Nico the dog. Earth Day hats on the kids!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Lion on the Piano

 Mom had this featured in her house for 25 years.