Monthly Archives: September 2013

Barnyard Birds 1: Chicks

The first birds I studied at any length were brooder chicks that arrived in boxes kept warm in our farm kitchen.  They were absolutely adorable—soft yellow fluff balls that cheep-cheeped continuously, and rapidly grew into gangly little creatures that felt … Continue reading

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Little Brown Birds

While editing a monthly newsletter for an assortment of outdoorsy people in the 70s I made a habit of asking questions when I didn’t understand the text crossing my desk.  So it was that I learned from the “birding” reporter … Continue reading

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Courting the Frog

One of my favorite childhood songs was ‘Froggy Goes a Courting’.  It was so much fun to do those ‘woo woos’.  Now when I set out to paint frogs in the Chinese Brush method I anticipate doing ‘woo woos’ to … Continue reading

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