Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

A watercolor painting of a Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)
Painting 197. A Tufted Titmouse Outside my Kitchen Window on the Eve of Thanksgiving
(watercolor)

...and a poem for autumn:

The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.

The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.
Emily Dickinson
"The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson," pg 124

19 comments:

Sue said...

Very very sweet-I love him.
A very Happy Thanksgiving to you, Kelly!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

oh my, it is so darn adorable; great painting!

KaHolly said...

He's gorgeous!! The poem is perfect. Happy Thanksgiving! ~karen

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Perfect capture with the brush right down to the detail in the wings and feet. I think you will make your challenge well before Christmas.

GOD bless you this Thanksgiving and keep you all safe.

Hilke Breder said...

Lovely watercolor, Kelly. Love the Junco paintings in your previous post too. So I'd like to give thanks to you too for the pleasure you keep giving us through the year with the gift of your art. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Dan Huber said...

Gorgeous Kelly - Happy thanksgiving to you and family :)

dan

TexWisGirl said...

my word, that titmouse is perfect! i love it!

Carol Mattingly said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Kelly. Carol

Janice K said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Kelly, and thankyou for all your beautiful posts!

Chad said...

What a great picture! I can remember back several years ago when I wanted to see a Tufted Titmouse so bad but never could get one to come our feedeers! Finally, a dear friend allowed me to watch her feeders and I was so excited to see my first Tufted Titmouse! Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for allowing me to recall such a great memory!

Guy said...

Hi Kelly

All the best for Thanksgiving. I really enjoyed the poem it was well chosen for the season.

Guy

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh Kelly, that is a gorgeous water color. I do love the titmouse and you have captured it beautifully! And I am also a big fan of Emily Dickenson. Hope your Thanksgiving Day was special.

Gillian Olson said...

A beautiful watercolour, love the poem too. :)

Kelly said...

...thanks, everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!

AndysLens said...

SUPER!

Montanagirl said...

So beautiful! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Kerri said...

I LOVE!

Belated Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Kerri said...

I LOVE!

Belated Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Scott Simmons said...

Beautiful work!