As the air warms, some birds in my area have begun to searching for good nesting sites. We have a pair of nesting Great Horned Owls in a nearby Douglas Fir. What a wonderful treat to listen to the male call to his mate as she incubates her eggs, and hear her response. Remembering a backyard nest, and memories of Easter egg gathering motivated me
My visual ode to backyard gardens is Eat a Rainbow, 15' x 19" (unframed), original watercolor. I'm looking forward to later this summer, when I can harvest my own jewel-colored vegetables.
The cast shadows haven't been painted yet, so the appearance of floating vegetables will soon change. Onions and garlic need to be completed. I love the jewel-like hues that can be achieved transparent watercolors.