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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Birds, Art, Space & My Blogaversary

The chipping sparrows that Winter around our place started returning on Halloween, a bit earlier than normal. Soon dozens of them will take over the yard, forcing the "regulars" to share...grudgingly, at best. We've also had an Eastern bluebird or two plucking insects from the front yard. Yesterday & today an Eastern phoebe alit on our porch railing--a first here at the Hermitage. For a few days we had a couple of indigo buntings around. Like the blue grosbeaks I spotted in late August, they're normally seen here only in April, when migrating north. It seems like now they're starting to hit our yard going both ways.

In art news, I sold 3 paintings last night at Arts Evening (hooray!) and I'm now onto preparing for a solo photo show in Hammond, LA (details TBA.)

Astronomically speaking, tomorrow Mars is in conjunction with the last quarter moon. We're also in the middle of the Taurid meteor shower, which makes up for low quantity with high quality; long, slow-moving, potentially colorful meteors and sometimes even bolides (aka; fireballs.) Nov. 12th the moon will be in conjunction with Saturn. Get out there & have a look.

In blogging news, my 2nd blogaversary was Nov. 5th.

33 comments:

Travis said...

Congrats on your sales!

This isn't a very good time of year for us to see meteor showers in the pacific northwest. Too much cloud cover.

Dave Coulter said...

Happy anniversary to your blog...it's one of my favorites!

Barbara Martin said...

The northern birds started their migration over Toronto in late August. Perhaps they know to settle in where you live as it's much warmer there.

Congratulations on your sales, and thanks for the tip about the meteor showers.

Cloudia said...

It is no surprise to me that folks want to buy your paintings. I love them - though I have NO wallspace here on the boat...Congrats, Lana.

Thanks for the word & concept: "Bolides." I've seen a few, now I have the name.

I just learned: "Ossuarium" a place where bones are kept.

Aloha, Friend!


Comfort Spiral

Cloudia said...

And happy blogoversary!

debra said...

Happy anniversary to you, Lana. We have fewer goldfinches at out feeders, now, so they should be heading your way soon. Let me know when they arrive.

Erik Donald France said...

Cool, congrats on your migrant visitors, your sales and your blogo-versary -- kudos and three cheers!

Charles Gramlich said...

So glad for your sales baby. You are so talented.

bernie kasper said...

Happy Anniversary and congrats on the sale, it's wonderful when someone buys your work, for your own satisfaction and pocketbook !!

Michelle's Spell said...

Hey beautiful,
That's fantastic! So great about the sales -- people's tastes are obviously improving! Happy blog anniversary as well -- drinks for all.

Chrissy said...

I am glad you got some sales, not before time! Second blogging anniversay ~ congratulations, well done for keeping us all entertained with great art and superb photos :D

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Lana, beautiful post and squee!!! for your sales. Always love your photos.

Hugs, JJ

letspaintnature said...

I love to hear about your bird patterns as many of mine have migrated to your house! Way to go on the art sales at your show!!! Good job!
:D

Avery DeBow said...

Happy blogaversary. I love your new header.

Avery DeBow said...

And congrats on the sales!

Steve Malley said...

That must've been a heckuva night! :)

Marvin said...

Congratulations, congratulations and congratulations.

On your blogaversary.
On your painting sales.
On the arrival of your winter birds.

I'm looking forward to more of your great yard bird photos.

Marvin @ Nature in the Ozarks

G said...

Congrats on your sales and your blogaversary.

I feel like such a newbie with mine....

Travis Erwin said...

Happy belated bloggiversary.

Donnetta Lee said...

Happy second anniversary and congratulations on your sales! You continue to do a great job! D

Mark said...

congrats on the blogoversary!

Larry said...

Happy Bloggiversary! I like the photo of the chippie when I enlarged it.Nice capture of the eyes and face.

Michelle (artscapes) said...

Congrats on the sales!

Michelle (artscapes) said...

BTW - You might want to check my blog today! ;-)

Mutuelle said...

Happy blogoversary! Nice to hear from you again.

Defiscalisation said...

Happy blogoversary! Best of luck!

Rachat Credit said...

Happy blogoversary! Thank you for the share.

Christina said...

Halloween/Winter birds, cute. Does it snow out there?

Demon Hunter said...

Happy blog anniversary. :-D Glad you're still here, Lana. ;-)

Crayons said...

You know how much I love your bird reports. Congratulations on your art sales. Happy Blogiversary too. You are such a good presence.

Thanks for the update on where "our" birds are resting for the winter. The trees are so bare, and there's hardly any singing.

mutuelle said...

good website,i like it

Mutuelle said...

These pictures just reminded me about my childhood memories, I used to admire and comtemplate these bird near my houses.

Lana Gramlich said...

Mutuelle; I hope you enjoyed your visit, then. :)

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