Thursday, April 7, 2011

Three little birdies...

Since we last "spoke" we've had the Invasion of the Catepillers here.  They denuded lots of trees of all their leaves except for tufts on the highest branches.  I had thousands (not exaggerating) on my front porch, around the front door and in the ceiling.  I swept them away and two hours later a new batch would fill the space.  This went on for two weeks, but now they have abated.  Whew...  No critter ate these things.  I guess they become some type of moth.  We get them every year, but this year was like the locust swarm in the Bible.  Nature trying to balance herself??  Toyed with the idea of taking some pictures of them, but I don't want to gross you out.
Instead I'm posting a picture of my latest art work, The Birds.  No, not the 60s band, but some fantasy birds that had their origin in my twisted mind.  This is mixed media with lots of layers that don't show up well in the picture.




6 comments:

jinxxxygirl said...

Wow Maria! What part of the country do you live??Some years we get crickets bad....i mean BAD. Where they are shoveling them in trash cans and the stench is unbareable. But that hasn't happened for a few years.Last several years we've had such drought. Maybe thats why. The spring rains don't come nor the summer thunderstorms. No rain in almost8 months!
Love your birdie picture. Love the colors! Hugs! deb

A Creative Dream... said...

It's gorgeous! Love the colors!

Maria said...

Thanks! :)

Deb, I live in Florida.

Mirjana Cesar said...

Beautiful painting!
I love everything, background, birds, color!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Love the painting!

Kelly said...

So gorgeous, Maria! Love the eyes!