Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013!

Starting the New Year off right :)

Took my PaintCycle for another spin this morning and sketched a Live Oak that has intrigued me for years.  Finally down on paper!!
It was sunny when I started out a little after 9 a.m., and the angle of the winter sun was perfect for seeing all the nooks and crannies this tree possesses.  This is the first sketch in an 8.5 x 11 Stillman and Birn Alpha hardbound journal.  It straddles my bike basket perfectly :)

The tide was coming in. A flock of small shorebirds was active in the marsh. I love how they fly in unison. I need to remember to pack my binoculars!! 

Other birds of note:  Osprey, Wood Stork, Hooded Merganzer, Snowy Egret, Red-shouldered Hawk and American Crows.  A good way to start the day and New Year :)

Wishing you, my readers, a happy, healthy and blessed New Year!

10 comments:

  1. Hi, Pam,
    Thank you for the wonderful post. You, too, a happy, healthy and blessed New Year!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Thanks Sadami! Thanks so for stopping by! See you soon at your blog :)

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  2. Terrific journal and a fun day on your bike with sketches along the route. I love it.

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  3. A quick note to say hello, happy 2013 and that I've had a joyful romp through your recent posts. Lovely! Good wishes for the best of every layer of life to you!

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    1. So good to hear from you, Suzanne! Thanks so for stopping by and for your wishes! The same for you, my friend!

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  4. ...sounds like the perfect morning--sketching and watching shorebirds! Happy 2013!

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  5. Oh, this makes me so wish I was in coastal Carolina right now! Love those old trees. Happy new year to you!

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  6. I'm looking forward to seeing all your posts. I always show your blog when I give a presentation on nature blogs. This year I will be doing one at Mountain Lake Hotel in southwest Virginia (in June). Have a great 2013.

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  7. Joan, thank you so much!! Would love to hear more about your presentations :)

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