Monday, August 4, 2008


16 x 20
acrylic collage
on paper

My first painting in my new studio.
I found a hummingbird feeder in the shed out back.
I was so anxious to use it, but all I had was Splenda.
Yesterday I saw a hummingbird take a sip and fly away.
I felt bad,
so I bought a bag of real sugar.
This morning I saw one cautiously circle the feeder.
He must have known.
Hummingbirds tend to gossip.
To his surprise the carb phobic owner had filled the feeder with that sweetness that makes his wings flutter faster and his heart beat better.
Let's just hope he spreads the word.


Kelly's Korner said...

Beautiful! You're so sweet!

corinnea said...

That is so funny! If you keep them happy they may nest close to you, it really is a beautiful sight.....

Aloe said...

Lucky! We've been trying to establish hummingbirds here, but the mean nasty Mockingbirds scared them all away. And, our feeder leaks. Two strikes!

Abby Creek Art said...

Having fun in the new studio?! Your new painting is the collage work.

Those hummingbirds are lucky to have found YOU!

Distressing Delilah said...

This is sweet! Have fun watching the hummingbirds, they are so pretty!