about the collection
I am interested in avian flight patterns and worked up some studies based on early morning sketches of barn swallows over our pond. The hills are filled with birds moving on, or with those who are staying and preparing for the long haul of winter.
When I work in the garden, I have company. Always a dog or two, mice, voles and always birds, usually quarrelsome wrens. One summer it was a crow who would peer at me from his aspen tree perch, head tilted with what I assumed was great curiosity, or maybe it was amusement, as I worked. I decided he needed to be a part of the story.