Friday, April 15, 2011

I'm back... kind of, sort of and hoping to catch up on what's been going on.
After being hit with a cold/flu that never wanted to go away and finally getting ill enough to drop milk from my diet, I thought I might give up blogging but I really miss all of you and kept wondering how everyone was doing.

I haven't had much time for art and certainly haven't had much nature in my life other than the sparrows, doves and quail that wake me up each morning to remind me to feed them.  It's been a cold, unpredictable spring here and not appealing enough to draw me outside when I'm not feeling well but I am optimistic that I will get a chance to enjoy some nature soon and I'm looking forward to visiting all your wonderful blogs.

Enough rambling, here's an painting I did with my son-in-law in mind.  He's an avid fisherman who also loves birds  .   In September, he and my daughter moved to the "Fishing Capitol" and they looked forward to many days of great fishing as they usually catch a lot.   Unfortunately, in the time they've been there, they've caught only one small fish and so in honor of this, the Kingfisher came to mind.











19 comments:

  1. Welcome back Carole!! I have been concerned about you and would you believe I was only wondering about you yesterday. I guessed ill health was keeping you away. I do hope you continue to improve. Some nice weather will help :)

    I love your Kingfisher, it is quite different to ours which I have never managed to get a photo of...maybe one day :)

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  2. Glad you are feeling better. You've been missed!
    Love your Kingfisher!

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  3. I've very sorry you've been so sick! I hope with warmer weather and springtime finally reaching you, you'll be back to yourself soon! That kingfisher is lovely! I love their sassy attitude. :)

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  4. Nice to hear your gentle voice. It has been lonely without you.I love this Kingfisher. I sat on a log in a shallow river for 45 minutes to get a closeup of one of these and they all were blurred. I did enjoy the cool water after doing research in the hot summer.

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  5. Glad you are feeling better and can come back to show us your beautiful art work!!

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  6. I was wondering where you'd disappeared to! Glad you're feeling better.

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  7. It's good to see a new post from you. The painting is wonderful.

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  8. Welcome back, Carole - can't tell you how pleased I was to see your new post in my sidebar this morning but I do realise that blogging is time-consuming and not the first priority when you're not well!

    I think your kingfisher is wonderful and what a creative new twist on greeting cards etc for a fisherman!

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  9. Welcome back. Sorry to hear you've been sick.
    I just love the kingfisher, great painting and perfect for the occasion.

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  10. Welcome back! I am glad to read your post again. :)

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  11. Love the little King Fisher. Glad you are feeling better. I haven't been able to make it around to visit blogs like I would like to, seems I'm just too busy lately. Then worried our one daughter found out she's going to have to have a kidney removed, my husband found out his aorta is having some problems again. They repaired it 15 years ago. So I guess we can't complain, it has held up that long without any problems. This was just a routine check up.

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  12. Happy to see you back! I love the Kingfisher. Thanks for your recent comment. Otherwise I would have missed this post.

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  13. Carole, GLAD you are feeling better and back to posting. you HAVE been missed by many folks, including me!

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  14. Oh I am so sorry about how you've been feeling...but so very glad you are back and we got to hear from you.
    Isn't this long-awaiting for spring dismal on days?
    I really like that Birthday card!!!!

    Here's wishing you a feel-well 100% week!!!!
    So glad to see this post:)))))

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  15. Sorry to hear you had the flu - not fun! Loved the kingfisher you painted - it's one of my husband's favorite birds.

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  16. Just thinking of you and hoping all is well!
    Sounds like you may be getting rain out your way- hopefully you have blooms to make up for it:)
    Take care.....

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  17. You're back! I hope you're feeling ok. Your artwork is beautiful as always. :)

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  18. Lovely kingfisher. Giving up milk hey? I have recently had to give up alcohol, even half a glass of wine with dinner was setting off migraines. But at the end of the day feeling better is everything, I thought I would really miss that little glass of wine, but now I just say 'no I don't drink...' Because if something doesn't agree with you it has to go! Hoping you are continuing to improve:-)

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  19. Hi! The black-bellied whistling ducks are wild. They originate from Central America and Mexico and were tracked to the gulf coast of Texas and Florida. But they've been making their way as far north to our area in NE Texas for 8 years now as their territory is expanding. We love them. They're such characters and are rather curious about humans and kind of get used to us being around - but not tame. :)

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Your comments make it
all worthwhile, thanks!