Sunday, May 29, 2011
Birds of a Feather
The other day when we went to the junkyard we stopped at a small flower and herb nursery along the way. I was so enamored with the birds, I forgot to take photos of any flowers. The owner said I could have this rooster, but I said I didn't think my neighbors would appreciate that. The rooster was busy scratching in the thick mulch looking for bugs and wasn't even phased by me. Apparently the owner had given three roosters away the day before. I was wondering why he had so many roosters.
Later I saw this stylized metal rooster sculpture and was inspired by it. He's got a cute looking personality. He'd be nice on a tile, I think. I tried sketching him, but my sketch wasn't loose enough. I need more practice. He reminds me of the kind of rooster Meredith's sister Lee would have drawn on a tile. Click on the link to see some of Lee's tiles, I especially like the blue rhino.
Then under the shade cloth I saw this large parrot. Behind the parrot is a green bean vine trained to grow up on a cable. The vines shade the windows from the hot summer sun, which I thought was a pretty ingenious way to reduce air conditioning costs. Yesterday it was 95 F but the weatherman said it felt like 105 F. Now that's hot even for Florida. Hope you are having a good weekend.