Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My love of birds...

Don't you just love birds? I love opening the doors and windows every day so I can hear them sing. I keep feeders just outside my workroom and they provide my music. I can hear them now as I type this post. Nothing can compete with nature's melody. I love them. I guess that's why I collect bird items ~ bird prints, bird nests (found fallen from the branches), bird egg shells, feathers, bird watercolors and needlework made by friends, etc. I also make bird themed items, I have made more of my A Bird in the Hand pieces than I can count and I love painting birds. My paintings are just whimsical watercolors inspired by 18th and 19th century fraktur art. My most recent ones are pictured above and may be seen in individual photos on the Artwork page of my website.
Below are some of the birds around our home...

TD ~ the turkey that won't leave. He's outside the pen and I'm inside with the chickens, lol!

Pierre, my Americana ~ I know, you're thinking ~ she named an Americana, Pierre???

One of the beautiful mourning doves that comes to visit...

My bird nest collection...

Another beautiful visitor...

Bobbie Jo, the Barred Rock hen...

I'll be back in a few days to show a few more photos of the chickens. I have some really sweet ones of Pierre feeding his sweetheart.

Take Care & God Bless,




  1. I think your turkey is quite majestic, no wonder Ben Franklin wanted him to be the national bird! And Pierre is also so handsome... I bet he has lots of sweethearts!

  2. Lana, I just adore birds! Some are cute, some are handsome, some are beautiful and some look mean, but I love them all! Enjoyed your post. Nancy

  3. Oh Lana! I love your new bird watercolors...so very pretty! And all of your bird photos are great...although TD still scares me a little! :)
    I love the new look of your blog too, the new colors are perfect!

  4. I just LOVE your chicken & rooster babies...Barred Rocks are GREAT hens...Wonderful feathers to add to your Bird Nests too!!!Better keep that chicken coop door closed, never know what you'd end up with a TURKEY for a Dad!!!
    I always Love to look at your truly Beautiful work Lana...Keep it up...

  5. Beautiful pictures Lana. I especially love the indigo bunting..(i believe that's what it is)....very pretty.

    Have a wonderful day,

  6. The birdsong in the garden is the perfect start to the day.Here it is the male cardinal calling to his mate before the sun begins to rise.It is worth arising just to hear it.
    I think your turkey is wonderful. He has picked a home where love lives, where animals are nurtured and good things grow in the garden.
    You certainly have been busy and now I shall bid you adieu and discover your new works of art.
    xo Susan

  7. I LOVE chickens. I had some in the past. They are wonderful pets...just wish you could put diapers on them because they always wanted to come in the house!!
    I'm having my 100th post give away!! I just listed it and wanted to let you know.

  8. cock-a-doodle-do...
    I've got to get down your way Lana!
    lovely photos!

  9. Oh my, how I do love those peonies in your blog header! The bird photos are just tremendous. Your turkey friend is mighty persistent. And the mourning dove is just such a beauty... lovely photo. Pierre is just too gorgeous with his red featheriness (not a word I am sure.)

    What a pleasant visit filled with simple joys~

  10. You are surrounded by so many beautiful birds....Mary

  11. Lana, your turkey is wonderful ! I have chickens and a Chocolate Turkey. They are so much fun, I call them my gardeners ,they get all the bugs and weeds when i let them roam. Your blog is a Blessing ! Rowann

  12. I also make bird themed items, I have made more of my A Bird in the Hand pieces than I can count and I love painting birds. My paintings are just whimsical watercolors inspired by 18th and 19th century fraktur art.

  13. I love birds too! Your bird friends are lovely. What a treat to own chickens!


  14. Oh TD is so cute!!! lol..you in the pen, he's on the outside...bad turkey!!

    Thank you for sharing these pics Lana...your new Frakturs are lovely!!


  15. I love birdies too! I could watch them all day long. Your turkey friend continues to be hilarious.

    Please come on over to my blog because I have given you an award!

  16. That's funny I just did a post hoe one flew in my house!~ I do no tlov ethem in my house.