Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring is here!

Spring is here :)
Precious vermilion flycatcher I spotted today in our neighborhood.
I am SO looking forward to all the flowers...

65 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Grace said...

What an amazingly bright and beautiful photograph. Yes, welcome Spring!

3/20/2010 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

He's enjoying spring as much as we are! The colors in this photo are magnificent! I always love your birdies!

3/20/2010 7:56 PM  
Blogger Calico Paint said...

Wow! No wonder Southwest artists paint vivid birds!

3/20/2010 7:57 PM  
Blogger Parkside Harmony said...

That is the most vibrant bird I've ever seen!!! WOW!

3/20/2010 7:59 PM  
Blogger Linnea said...

Wowzers! Such a beautiful picture. the colors are so amazing

3/20/2010 8:00 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

Oh, he's so beautiful! I have lots of painted buntings at my feeder, but I've never seen one of these, and probably never will. I can't wait to see what he inspires in your art!

3/20/2010 8:15 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

How beautiful! Happy spring!

3/20/2010 8:25 PM  
Blogger LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Wow! That is a wonderful photo that you took. I'm so glad that spring is here and this little bird makes me happy too.

3/20/2010 9:06 PM  
Blogger Marthann's Musings said...

Oh Geninne I would say the same, but we got 7 inches of snow today in Kansas City. And, it is still snowing. Thanks for sharing the beautiful picture. I love your work.

3/20/2010 9:11 PM  
Blogger trixi said...

Wow, amazing red! I would love to see him sitting on a branch next to one of our lorrikeets.

3/20/2010 9:13 PM  
Blogger Reginasaurus said...

That picture is so lovely! It makes me excited for spring. xo

3/20/2010 9:58 PM  
Blogger Aja Vaz said...

That red practically glows against the sky!

3/20/2010 10:10 PM  
Blogger Lil 'ol me said...

Yay spring!!! I can't wait... we are still waiting up here in the frozen north. HA!
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3/20/2010 10:56 PM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

What a stunning bird and a great photo. I'm amazed that you have such fabulous birds there. Aussie birds don't tend to be so bright in colour, I suppose to blend in with our bush. The only bright ones aren't native! Love your blog, you have inspired me to press forward with my stamp carving. Just blogged about it.

3/20/2010 11:32 PM  
Blogger Heleen said...

Whauw, Great picture! lovely bird.
And yes let the leaves and flower come!

3/20/2010 11:39 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

MMMmmmm.......a beauty. I can't wait for the leaves and flowers either. Please keep sharing. Thanks!

3/21/2010 12:31 AM  
Blogger flowerpress said...

What amazing colours, its like you've painted him already!

3/21/2010 12:37 AM  
Blogger Cat said...

Gorgeous photo - luck you. We are just heading into Autumn on the other side of the world... not sure if I am ready to face winter yet! Brrr

3/21/2010 2:08 AM  
Blogger Sarj said...

Oh what a beautiful little bird! He's just splendid!

3/21/2010 2:19 AM  
Anonymous White Poplar said...

What a wonderful spring photo! And what a fantastic bird! The branches it is sitting on - what kind of plant is that?

3/21/2010 2:24 AM  
Blogger Kaylovesvintage said...

oh he is so pretty

3/21/2010 2:46 AM  
Blogger ♥♥♥ w o o l f ♥♥♥ said...

the colours!

3/21/2010 2:52 AM  
Blogger kat said...

STUNNING! What inspiration! Enjoy. Hoping Spring makes more of an effort in these parts - Southern England!

3/21/2010 3:34 AM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

lovely snap!!!!!!so fresh! enjoy the spring n let us see more breathtaking creations from u!!!!

3/21/2010 4:04 AM  
Blogger Halle said...

Amazing photo! What an awesome colored bird!!

3/21/2010 4:14 AM  
Blogger Emma said...

Happy Spring!

3/21/2010 5:03 AM  
Blogger Feather said...

oh! that picture made me squeal with colorful delight this morning! if that doesn't get the creative juices flowing...what will?

3/21/2010 6:16 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

So unbelievably red and gorgeous!!! I love the red of the bird against the blue sky. Happy spring!

3/21/2010 6:58 AM  
Blogger Candied Fabrics said...

OH, SUCH a beautiful bird and a wonderful photo of him too!

3/21/2010 7:03 AM  
Blogger artlover said...

Beautiful shot, and lovely colors!

3/21/2010 7:10 AM  
Blogger youngmi said...

what a pretty bird! we have red cardinals here but their jackets aren't nearly as bright as this little guy's :)

3/21/2010 7:20 AM  
Blogger Ima Weed said...

Talk about an eye catcher! Love your blog and all things bird.

3/21/2010 8:00 AM  
Blogger sinnlighet said...

Your blog ..... it's amazing and soooo inspiring. Nice to find you!

A small footprint from Agneta & Sweden

Ps. I have an ongoing jewelry contest on my blog. Welcome! Ds

3/21/2010 9:57 AM  
Blogger Faye said... brilliantly beautiful!

3/21/2010 10:18 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

What a beautiful bird and a lovely photo! I wish we had birds as bright as that here!

3/21/2010 10:55 AM  
Anonymous Cynthia said...

What a beauty! Great foto of him too. And I thought the Cardinal of the east coast of the USA was RED.....unfortunately, we don´t have either of these two red beauties in Germany :(

3/21/2010 11:10 AM  
Blogger KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

Oh my gosh, what a spectacular bird. Beautiful!

3/21/2010 12:12 PM  
Anonymous Dancing Brush by Cheri said...

What a gorgeous photo. I love your illustrations and especially your banner (Romans 8:28). Cheri

3/21/2010 12:38 PM  
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3/21/2010 1:14 PM  
Blogger Chantal said...

So Sweet! Great photo.

3/21/2010 2:06 PM  
Blogger Susan King said...

Fantastic, photo! What beautiful, vibrant birds you have in your neck of the woods.

3/21/2010 5:39 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

This photo is not only beautiful, it also has an incredible color combination! Happy spring to you and your family!

3/21/2010 5:42 PM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

I've just given you the Beautiful Blogger award. Love your blog, so inspiring!

3/21/2010 10:52 PM  
Blogger Heather Acton said...

Fab Photo! Colour ... composition ... the promise of spring ... *sigh*

3/21/2010 11:26 PM  
Blogger ELEONORA said...

Loking at your blog makes me feel better!!

3/22/2010 1:07 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

one of my favorite birds!

3/22/2010 6:15 AM  
Blogger monkeyandsquirrel said...

that adorable chubby bird is just toooo cute!!!

3/22/2010 6:51 AM  
Anonymous blue china studio said...

What a great photo! Spring is here in Northern California too but we don't have any birds that colorful.

Happy Spring!


3/22/2010 8:11 AM  
Anonymous Stacie said...

Greetings from the great Northwest :-)

What a beautiful photo! I'd love to see you paint it. It's been mixed sun & overcast the last few days, but our Stellar Jays, Chickadees & Hummingbirds are pretty active now. Cheers!

3/22/2010 8:14 AM  
Blogger Lisa Cooke said...

If you made cards out of this picture...I would buy them!

3/22/2010 8:16 AM  
Blogger Vintage Aurora said...

Qué ave tan bella!!!
Un lujo tu blog!!!
Te felicito por todo lo hermoso que publicás!!!

3/22/2010 2:22 PM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

unbelievable colors
i am in absolute awe

3/22/2010 3:29 PM  
Blogger art.soul said...

this photo is amazing!
i love Spring and i adore this blog.
congratulations for your work!!

greetings from Portugal

3/22/2010 5:11 PM  
Blogger shopgirl said...

This is an awesome photo! The contrast of the red bird against the blue background is quite stunning!

How'd you get such a great picture?

3/23/2010 3:19 AM  
Blogger Diana Sudyka said...

Nice that you were able to get a photo! They are just gorgeous birds. Too bad they don't make it up to Chicago.

3/23/2010 8:40 AM  
Anonymous Robin said...

Wow, what a fabulous bird! I look forward to seeing your painted picture of it. That is not something that I see in Indiana.

3/23/2010 8:42 AM  
Blogger Caterina Pérez said...

que bella!! me chiflan los colores de esta foto :)

3/23/2010 2:20 PM  
Blogger Caity said...

What a gorgeous bird! Your birds are such different shapes to the ones I see here in my backyard in Australia.

3/23/2010 11:50 PM  
Blogger life in yonder said...

Lucky you for having spring already!

3/25/2010 7:17 AM  
Blogger Shipra Panosian said...

what a darling! I've never seen one of these before.

3/29/2010 6:30 PM  
Anonymous custom made prom dresses said...

This photo almost looks unreal, what a brilliant color!

3/31/2010 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Ana said...

Lovely photograph! I really like your work. Greetings from NZ. :)

4/10/2010 1:04 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Your skycatcher red bird against the blue sky is AMAZING!!! You are truly a bird watcher/photographer and painter!

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