These birds. This happy-go-lucky yellow warbler had me thinking of a recent moment when I was installing new shrubs out front. I was digging and ruminating (funny how those go together) about some kids I work with who are just having the toughest time right now. I stopped for a moment and heard so many birds singing in my yard, and it lifted my mood so much. Animals are terrific that way.
And then, this morning, I read about a recently discovered fossil. Of a 5’7″ penguin:(https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/science/ancient-penguins-kumimanu.html?_r=0&referer=). C’mon, people, picture it, and try not to smile. That’s the same size as my son. (Of course my goofy mind went right to a visual of both Jack AND the penguin, raiding the fridge together.) We’ve got to find our smiles wherever we can, and clearly birds of all sizes do it for me.
The original, (6″x6″ collage and oil, $95), is available through me, or prints can be found here: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/yellow-warbler-sings-anne-lewis.html