Sunday, September 5, 2010
Early morning on the canal, planted my feet in one of my favorite spots and painted. After finishing my painting and I started to pack up and the fiesta began. Oh, what an amazing sight! The skies above the canal were full of beautiful iridescent grackles. They were zig-zagging back and forth as a big group. I think they were migrating and feeding in mass. I stood mesmerized and watched. I will never forget that morning.
On another note, I just learned that yesterday's painting took first place in the Kensington Plein Air. I have never won a plein air contest...and I wasn't even at the reception...darn! I had planned to be there but I wasn't feeling well. I decided to take a nap...well the nap lasted about 15 hours. Now I feel much better, so back to business.