It is so exciting to see my black swallowtail caterpillars from last fall emerge from their chrysalis'!
I'm delighted to hear that this painting: "Don't Waste This Day!" (36x60 inches) was selected as a winner in the AcrylicWorks9: The Best Of Acrylic competition! My painting will be published in an upcoming special edition magazine from the editors of Aritsts Magazine this August!!!
As 2021 winds down I would like to take a moment and tell you how grateful I am to my galleries, art collectors and the many folks along my path that offer support and encouragement with my artistic journey. I create these paintings in my studio, alone with my thoughts. I have no idea where they will end up. I just know that I need to paint them; and I trust that they will find their way to the right people at the right time. Thank you for coming along with me on my artistic journey and best wishes to you in 2022! "Lang May Yer Lum Reek!"
These are black swallowtail caterpillars. I got them from a friend (thank you Carole!) who found them on her carrots in her garden. Thought I would share with you, as you don't see them very often! One has made a chrysalis and the other is still feeding on some Queen Anne's Lace. I plan to 'overwinter' them in my garage where they will experience the natural temperatures of this area. Hopefully, I will be able to release two beautiful butterflies in the coming spring! You may also notice one last monarch butterfly chrysalis in there! It should emerge very soon!
I've been enjoying seeing all the beautiful wildflowers this past July! And I've never seen so many monarchs, in this area, as I have this year! So nice! These are my photos taken along the river near my home. I hope you enjoy:)
Sit back and enjoy these videos I took while out on the water...
One of my favorite sounds in all the world is that of the Spring Peepers!
I will never get enough of them!
The Red-Winged Blackbirds are at it again!