This little sunflower, standing and glowing all alone, posing, it seems in front of a child's rusted antique wagon, has a power to please that would be diminished in a group. This corner of Thea's garden has come alive with the appearance of this lonesome bit of joy.




THE BIG ONE BITES THE DUST – ER, SNOW / iPhone 6s Plus / Sapseed

All you loyal followers will recognize these dried sunflower stalks outside our kitchen window. Theyve been featured before on this blog, here, and here.

A Mystery.

Today, when I looked out the window, this scene presented itself. Big Guy down! What happened to the larger of my models? Judging from the tracks, I suspect one of the neighborhood magpies? It looks to me like he landed on it, road it to the ground, checked for leftover seeds, then walked away, looking for easier pickings. Is that what you see?

Hasta mañana.



THEY'RE BACK! / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed / Filterstorm

This morning, our main player's cap from yesterday's photo had been replaced by a hat. The smaller of the pair appears to have inherited the cap. Meanwhile, the winter yellow of the dried background sunflower stalks was just too tempting for me to pass up. I would be happy to know which of these images you prefer.

I finally made some progress with the research today. My order of Kachina books, however, seems to have been lost in shipping. We're working on it.

When I looked out the window this morning, my first thought was “Hmmm, Winter Wonderland. Wonder why I'm still here”.

Hasta mañana.


BLACK EYED SUSANS Daily Painting #125

Black Eyed Susans / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches ©JohnFarnsworth

Black Eyed Susans / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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