Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Beautiful Day.

I haven't posted much lately. You guys know how it is. There is just not enough time in a day. This morning I woke to the such a beautiful sound. It was the sound of a Mourning Dove cooing it's song. I love listening to that. I could have listened to it all morning long. But my husband wasn't so excited by it waking him up. So he got up and shut the window, and turned on the fan so we couldn't hear it. I guess the poor guy really needed his sleep. He ended up sleeping in fairly late, and that is just not like him. I thought it was kind of funny that something so beautiful and relaxing to me was bothering him enough to keep him awake.

I hear that mourning doves are native to our area, but I had never seen one in my neighborhood before. I have heard many meadowlarks, and I do love those too! They are one of the benefits of living right by a big field. I hope the mourning dove comes around more often. Then I can hear both of their beautiful songs. If you don't know what they sound like, here are a couple of links so you can hear them.
Western Meadowlark
Mourning Dove Song

There is a very sweet lady that lives in my neighborhood. I think she is just beautiful inside and out. She is a very talented artist. The picture above is one she did. This afternoon she had an open house at her studio. I went in for a little while before I had to go to work. It was very cool. Her paintings are so pretty. I love the style she paints with. I don't know a lot about art. But I do know I love Vincent VanGogh's paintings. And I love Renoir's and Monet's paintings. There are others too, but I don't know their names. I do think my favorite so far is VanGough. I don't know what style they are, weather they are Impressionist or Expressionist or what. But I like the colors and the visible brush strokes, all put together to give the feeling or idea of what they are rather than a realistic picture that is more like a photograph.

Marla has so many pretty paintings. I have seen some of Marla's paintings in her home, but it was so impressive to see her beautiful collection all on display in her clean, bright and cozy little shop in an art studio. Here is her website, although it doesn't do her paintings real justice compared to seeing them in person. And some of my favorite ones are not on her website.

Marla Duggins Fine Art


Tiffany said...

I love listening to Meadow larks, and sometimes we can hear doves cooing too. Buddy likes to chase them and bark at them.
That is a pretty painting. She has a unique style. That's one great thing about art, each artist expresses himself/herself so differently.

We are the Dall family said...

Okay, so I have looked at your blog before and didn't realise that it was you! Duh, I guess I am a little clueless. I also didn't realise that you were a grandma.
We would love to share our tomatoes with you. I think I am going to add some red & green peppers to the garden. And if there are enough, we will share those too! Cute family!!

Katrina said...

That's funny Chelsi. I bet you were wondering who the lady was that was asking you to give her your tomatoes.

Ruuddudes said...

We live on a great big open field with no trees and I miss the sounds of wildlife! If trees weren't so dang expensive, I'd try to buy more for the birdies, shade, squirrels, etc. In fact, we've planted 8 trees now that have ALL died... I really don't dare waste any more money on it. :)