Sunday, 13 July 2014


Spring came late in our neck of the woods, then left a few days later as we jumped right into summer. Hard to believe, but our song birds will be heading back home in a month, or so. However, despite the rather short mating and nesting period most have raised families, and some are attempting a second nesting. Competition has been fierce, as everything seems to be proceeding at a frantic pace.

The Chase - Ruby-throated Hummingbirds    Graphite Drawing

Hummingbirds are very territorial. I've actually witnessed a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird kill another male Ruby-throated Hummingbird in order to secure a food source within its territory. The males will even chase off the females, and their own offspring. Life on the wild side is anything but pretty, and at times is quite brutal. Of course, it's not only wildlife that resorts to extremes for survival, we only have to tune in the news channel on our television to realize that we humans are not as civilized as we think. Life, a most precious thing, something that we should all celebrate with every new dawn has become, to some, a commodity to be threatened to achieve senseless goals and personal aspirations.
I've taken a bit of a time out from maintaining this blog as lately I've taken to putting together, and possibly publishing, a several books. As you may have noticed, if you've frequented my blog, I've accumulated a lot of drawings and paintings over the years. In an attempt to archive a few of the images I'm working with software downloaded from . I'm putting together a rewrite of an older book titled WHERE RAVEN PLAYS, and another titled SHADES OF GREY, which will contain many pencil and pen and ink sketches and drawings made over a period of thirty years.  I'll keep everyone informed as things progress.

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