Monday, October 3, 2011

Birds

My last post's title seems rather odd now as summer most definitely woke up again. Who would have thought that we would be basking in the most glorious hot days in October.  Shorts and tee shirt weather and no need for a cardigan in the evenings.

Nights are clear and warm with windows thrown open wide and the song of the tawny owl lulls us to sleep while Jupiter shines in the starlight.
I've been busy with birds.


And my desk has been as colourful as a summer garden.



"Delicious autumn!   My very soul is wedded to it, 
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth 
seeking the successive autumns."  
-   George Eliot  

24 comments:

  1. Oh the birds are just so sweet... they bring me such joy. Its clear from these paintings, that they do you, too!

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  2. Beautiful work... I love the Gold Finches! Your desk looks lovely and busy, colourful and creative!
    Carrie... :)

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  3. Oh how lovely they are, Karen! Your barn owl is wonderful!!! Thank you for sharing these! Happy Autumn!

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  4. Beautiful, I especially love your colorful summer garden desk and the golden bell :)

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  5. Your artwork is so unique! Beautiful photos of the trees too!

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  6. Thank you for the quote from George Eliot. I have never read that before (as far as I can remember).

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  7. Your little birds are so lovely... and the added beads and bell just finish them off. :)

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  8. I'd heard you guys had been having unusually hot weather lately. Loving those owls.

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  9. Love the poem, love your birds! I love the bird you made that hangs on my wall. I'd buy them all if I could!
    Jess xx

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful birds.
    Soon these warm days will be gone!
    What a wonderful quote.
    Blessings to you.

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  11. I do love your beautiful birds - we have lots of birds in the garden and you just can't get close enough to take a good look! it's very annoying as they are so jumpy, I try to stand still for a long time until they come close but they always sense I am there!

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  12. Oh how beautiful, will these birds be in your etsy shop soon? It's so funny. I had a look at your wooden birds the other day and thought, I hope Karen does a gold crest sometime as that's my favourite bird and the symbol of my blog. I should love to buy him when he goes on sale!
    Thanks for sharing all your lovely visions.

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  13. I adore your owls and hares. They have really caught a certain magic.

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  14. beautiful photos. delightful birds. :)

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  15. Yes it has been gorgeous to get that last bonus of summer. I love the birds!

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  16. great photographs here, the strong tree silhouettes are beautiful, almost as lovely as those darling bird hangers.

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  17. What a sumptuous blog. Well done. I intend to visit regularly!

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  18. SUMPTUOUS BLOG! i'D LOVE YOU TO ILLUSTRATE A NOVELLA I'VE WRITTEN BUT I PROBABLY COULDN'T AFFORD YOU!

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  19. karem theyre beautiful!

    Leanne x

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  20. The weather was amazing wasn't it? We're definitely back to autumn now though. Love your colourful birds but as always my favourites are the hares:)

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  21. The owls are beautiful!!! I love them...will they be offered in your Etsy shop? :))) I will check back! ~Mary

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  22. I do love your blog, Karen. You write about such lovely things..magical throughout. I saw Jupiter in the evening sky the other evening and it was beautiful. Good luck with all your creations!

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