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Friday, June 21, 2013

Vortexes and Birds...another day in Sedona

'The Morning Visitor'. 5x7. Pastel

Today was for the birds. That's a good thing for us! we love the birds and so we were pleasantly surprised by the Gambel Quail family that show up while we had our morning coffee. First daddy quail came into view to check it out. We had out down some seed. Then he called for mommy and over she scooted with about 15 babies in tow.

Are they rocks or baby quail?

Close up of baby quail

We spent the morning visiting some of Sedona's birding hotspots. We loved the Page Springs fish hatchery. We saw some birds but I loved the landscape.....meadows, ponds, pathways,great trees! This place has it all and if it hadn't been so hot I would have loved to paint there.

We got back to the cottage to an amazing blue sky with the most interesting swirling clouds. Could they be the result of the famous Sedona vortexes? I decided to paint the clouds and I did portrait of Daddy Quail too. Later today we will go visit one of the vortexes. I'll keep you posted!

'Swirling Skies'. 5x7. Pastel



Echo Keller said...

It must have been so fun to see that family of Quail!

Peggy said...

Sounds like you are having a fantastic trip!