Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Safari

I thought this drawing was appropriate for this Sunday Safari. Not exactly a church painting but it is the fruit of a Jack-in-the-pulpit.  I have a few that grow on the side of the house where my room is located. I walked out there trying to find a butterfly that flitted by and found this instead. I am so excited. I hope the critters don't find it and eat the seeds before they ripen and fall to the ground. I just love this flower.
Another visitor right outside my window was a juvenile hummingbird. He loves the blooms of the hostas. The bloom is too deep for him to dip into so he has made a hole at the base of the flower to sip the nectar. 
It obviously wears him out so he has to rest from time to time. The House wren doesn't like him hanging out around the nest. The hummer sits on guard in the tree too.  
I won't be surprised if the wrens come out tomorrow. They sit at the hole chittering, begging for more food. It will be interesting to watch.
I hope you all had a good weekend.

11 comments:

Julie said...

I love this painting, Lisa!!! The shine on the roundness of the parts is just really cool. It has a 3D look to it!!!

Teri C said...

LISA!!! That is an AWESOME painting. Those berries look ready to pick. Awesome!

Cute little hummer.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I just love your Jack-in-the Pulpit.....
Your painting is inspiring me.....
I lost mine in 2006 when Spring came too early...
I just might have to replant them.
Love seeing your juvi Hummer...
I have enjoyed them so very much this year.
Happy SS!
Wishing you rain...
Sherry

Elizabeth Smith said...

Great job on the jack-in-the- pulpit fruit! The colors and shine and mass are so well done. I enjoyed your photos and story of the hummingbird - loved that he found a way to the nectar regardless!

Laure Ferlita said...

Great post, Lisa! Love the jack-in-the-pulpit art—so vibrant! Looks like I could almost pick it up and I love hearing about bird life in other areas!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I love that photo of the hummer. How cool that they drill a hole to get their nectar. Love the painting too. Never heard of this plant. will have to check it out.

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa,

I have stands of those lovely berries around the garden. Lords and Ladies have done well in this part of the world. They grow wild in the area in which I live. I think the woodmice are eating mine.

Hummingbird is very sweet......I dream of hummingbirds.

Love your painting.....

Katiejane said...

I have never seen the fruit of a Jack in a Pulpit. Interesting.

And these are fantastic photos of this hummer. Exactly how big is a baby hummer?? Fly-size? Bee-size? These birds are so adorable. Good job!

SandyCarlson said...

So beautiful. I have never seen the Jack in this stage. Glad he is well and of some use!

Lynn said...

I love your "pulpit" sense of humor.
Such good shots of the hummer too.
Yes, I had one of my best weekends ever, and you know why!!! ;-)

Margaret Ann said...

Way cool Lisa...Your art and your photography!