Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Outside My Studio Window.

Just outside my studio window I have bird feeders 
which are constantly busy. When they need refills
they let me know or the squirrel does.
If you enlarge the photo you can read why I
can't have the feeders out right now. :-(
Got my first bed of veggies planted a week ago
between rain showers. To my amazement all 
the lettuces, spinach and Swiss chard are up.
It has been so nasty and cold I wasn't
sure they would want to show  up.
I put copper strips around the top edge of the 
boxes and so far a slug has yet to cross. Yeah!!!!
Moving these huge beds again is something we 
won't be doing  anytime soon! I hope this 
works to deter the elk.

13 comments:

Snap said...

Oh, my...silly bear should know not all food is for them! Arggggghh.

Hugs--

Terri Kahrs said...

Sharon, I ADORE your little chickadee drawing!!! OMG! They're my very favorite little bird, and you've described them to a "T" -- little fluffballs! Let's hope that the black bear moves on to another territory! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo
PS - Matter of fact, BOTH drawings are awesome!

Merry said...

Oh so wonderful these pages Sharon. What a great way to keep memories. I have to agree with you for taking down the bird feeders....a bear visiting...that would be scary.

Pearl said...

Good luck with your veggie gardens, and the picture out side your window is beautiful, Love your drawings. And watch out for those bears, scary!

Linda said...

I had to stop filling my feeders also. We had rats. I put poison deep inside their holes near our small fish pond but still felt I couldn't put the delicious sunflower seeds out. Oh, well.

Best wishes. Your blog is so pretty.

Linda

Createology said...

Ijust love your journal pages. I am very thankful that the bear did not want to come inside and eat you for dinner. How wonderful you will have veggies from your garden. Happy bird watching...not bear watching...

Pondside said...

I hope you remain un-bothered by bears and elk! Sometimes the wildlife is just a little too interesting!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hoping you stay safe from those bears Sharon. They are so game coming that close to your house!
Good luck with your vegies and YEH!
for the snail hinderer.
Thanks for your lovely comment too, sweetie,
Hugs,
Suzy

Zuzu said...

LOVE your watercolors, Sharon!

I am looking out the window at new snow. Yep. May 11 and more snow. How I wish I could pop over & help you with your gardening! :)

Enjoy!
~ Zuzu

Janet said...

Love the drawing of the "butterball." I hope the bears don't hang around too long.

Marilyn Rock said...

Nature provides us with such wonderful inspiration. Love your sketches. Let's hope the black bear stays away soon so you can enjoy watching the birds feeding.

I also love your post, below, with your friend's gift; just lovely.

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Lovely sketching Sharon. Sure do wish it would warm up.

Monica@The White Bench said...

Dear Sharon,
... they are truly fabulous! Love this new style of yours.
Monica xox