Monday, March 20, 2017

For the Birds

The EIM for the week is "woodpecker." I tried to get a photograph of one that was poking around in a mesquite tree, but even though he's quite colorful, he was very hard to get a good picture of. So I kind of borrowed an image from someone else and made a watercolor out of it.
I recall our home on Cape Cod where we had a very industrious woodpecker. He'd knock out knots in the cedar shakes and leave gooey sweet goodness for ants to find there. The ants would find the sweets, then the woodpecker would have lunch of sap and sugar-coated ants. The bird knew enough to set up shop right under the second-story eaves where we couldn't bother him because we couldn't get close!

To get caught up, I've included the last few birds--a rooster, who happens to be the mascot for a local egg company (huh?!), a green heron and a bunch of rubber duckies.

Which means the only thing missing for the inchies is a horse, of course. Just HAD to go in this direction:

I have to thank my lucky stars that the Diva this week chose a simple theme for Zentangle, to stick with tried-and-true tangles rather than fancy or complicated drawing. Headquarters calls it going with the MacnCheese, Ms. Diva Kraft Dinner; we call it, Blue Box, Please! (It might be just the thing for dinner tonight! Every once in a while, it is just right).


And simpler:

If you've been wondering what we've been up to, the previous post spells it out pretty well. Other than that, it's been a LOT of yardwork! After all the rain (15 inches so far this year!), the sun came out and warmed things up considerably (90s, 32+ Celsius). Everything is growing green and fast; faster than I can weed or trim. At one point, the grass was three feet high! I read in a desert gardening book that March is supposed to be a month of leisure and enjoying the fruits of my labours.
Ha. Ha. Hahahaha!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a brilliant day!


  1. That minimalist tile really does make a point about keeping it simple. Love it.

  2. Knightsbridge always adds such drama to a piece. Nice mac 'n cheese tiles.
    I know what you mean about the yard. The weeds threatened to envelop my whole house. I am battling them daily. Don't you just love it when it jumps directly from winter to summer? LOL!

  3. Love all the inchies and Mr. Ed! The tangle looks very complicated to me that is for sure. Have a great one

  4. Nice catching up on the inchies! You've got things sprouting thanks to warmth & rain & we are under threat of snow today!!! Crazy world on the weather front....


  5. Great inchies especially your watercolour of the woodpecker and some lovely tiles too

  6. Love the watercolour inchie

    Chrissie xx

  7. Fabulous way to showcase Knightsbridge! My brother and I used to get cases of KD under the Christmas tree when we first moved away from Home! Lol! :)

  8. Beautiful tiles! Love them both!