I just can't let another Spring pass by without adding an
American Robin design to my watercolor collection!
They are the first feathered friends to return to us in the Springtime~
Happy, bouncing & singing their cheery songs!
This nest is several years old... it stays protected beneath a class cloche~
Oodles of photographs from 2003 when momma & her brood were
next to our front door in the climbing Ivy! Wonderful reference material~
We had to prop the nest & Ivy as they began getting "chubby!"
My favorite reading~
Can never have enough bird books!
My favorites are from 1917, 1911, 1951 and 1897!!
I am gentle with them as they have been WELL LOVED by others~
They share such sweet details about behavior & personality.
Old books talk to me about birds instead of listing "stats" like a ballplayer card.
I find the rare books at library book sales, antique shops & thrift stores.
How thrilled I am that people have preserved them for years!
Hope your week is off to a creative start!