goldfinchThe Goldfinch
Carel Fabritius (1622-1654)

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  1. beautiful…as the shades of browns give a feel of Earth, and the streak of yellow lets one know he flies under the sun…
    a morning for birds I think..as I am watching cardinals, doves and wrens fly to the feeders, with a baby tit mouse on the window ledge
    Thank you for sharing a beautiful work of art
    Take Care…You Matter…
    )0(
    maryrose

  2. love this

    • Another one I had on hold—In fact, I may have posted it the first year I had the blog, then removed it because the image was too small to appreciate.
      I wish the gold chain shone a bit more brightly to draw attention to itself.

      Thank you for all your support.
      Every time I drop into your blog I admire that life of being out and about.

      • In FACT–I remember finding and saving that picture long before I started the blog. So it must have been right after I got a computer, and was finding images that I stored up for myself, because I couldn’t stop thinking about what I would have done if I had managed to continue my original children’s art project.
        The minute I told a member of the extended family, she said that she loved the idea—and that’s what she was going to do. Since she had the money, a network of wealthy family & acquaintances, and a family member in the business of importing painting reproductions from China—that’s what she did.
        She continued to ask me for suggestions, and for some reason I thought I had to be a good sport & continue to share my ideas.
        Eventually she was sailing off with her own acquaintances & I was left to reflect on what a weak idiot I was.
        And when I finally had a computer of my own, I couldn’t help sort of obsessively finding beautiful images that I would have chosen for myself.
        Thank god, my brother suggested a blog. It was after I’d begun gardening, and I saw a way to combine my concerns, and my loves. and my aesthetic obsessions.

        Sorry—that little bird brought it all back.

  3. Thank you for showing this tender and delicate feathered beauty. I have not seen one for a while although often enjoyed back east.


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