Friday, September 30, 2011

My hummingbirds...

Today, amidst cold, windy, rainy weather, I brought my hummingbird feeder inside for the season. Those south of Ohio, look after my flock!  They're down by you now. They all know me, and eat out of the feeder before I even have a chance to hang it. It is wonderful to get to know the babies each year, small and scruffy, checking me out, flying up and down within a couple inches of me, looking me straight in the eye. Until next year little ones....
I had a friend/client who wanted me to draw what I see when I look out at my feeder (circa 2005) and this is what I came up with:
Pencil drawing, made with 13 different pencils, from the very soft black to very hard almost imperceptible.
I have a much nicer feeder nowadays, but this one served it's purpose as my first attempt at getting to know these wonderful incredible birds.


  1. It is so marvellous to be able to befriend the tiny hummingbirds babies as well as create such a beautiful pencil drawing. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Linda, Your talent astonishes me. This drawing is magnificent!!! I love it!!!

    I think you must have Dr. Doolittle genes. How sweet that the humming birds have gotten to know you and come right up to you. Along with all the other creatures that live near and around you. Like the cows, cats, dogs, horses, birds... Anything with fur or feathers makes it their business to be your friend.

  3. Linda, your drawing is so beautiful! I love hummingbirds (we get quite a few here during the summer)so this drawing called out to me.
    What other talents do you have that we don't know about?

  4. Thank you Christine! Well, let's see, I did the bodywork on my '71 VW beetle, it's all art!