December 13, 2010 The First official Snow Day of the season. This was a welcome relief after yesterdays weather. The sun was shining and my backyard was a "Winter Wonderland". No school today! I have the whole day to work the things I love to do. Camera in hand, out to the yard. It's so peaceful after a snow, and then the sun comes out and all the activity begins. Even Squirrelo comes out to see whats going on. This was absolutely the most perfect day off!
It's December, and it's COLD!!!! Thom and I have been taking good care of our friends in the back yard. We have cardinals, finches, and chickadees, occasionally there is a hawk that comes to visit. I think he's really checking out the fish in the pond, luckily right now they're hiding, and the pond is freezing over. We quickly found out that when you feed the birds, you also get the squirrels and yes they are our squirrely friends. The little boy that lives next door calls him squirrelo, and he loves to pose for pictures. He is quite the character and now all his friends know where we live, try to keep them out of the bird feeders!That's Ok we take care of all our little critters!
I was born and raised in southern Michigan. I'm blessed with three children, two boys and a girl that range in age from 22-30. I've been married to a wonderful man for the last 24 years. He's been very supportive of my art and has always encourged my artistic pursuits. Even though I have a fine arts degree I still consider myself largely a self taught mixed media artist. Inspiration for my art comes from many different places. Old family photos, my children, pets, and especially our garden, it's a passion that both Thom and I share.