A friend of mine told me she never understood her mother’s fascination with bird-watching until she caught herself watching them avidly. Evidently, it comes with age!

My own fascination is reflected in these watercolor paintings of birds. Maybe you are old enough (or young enough) to enjoy them.

Watercolor painting of a magpie sitting on a branch.

A crow in a joshua tree

Gray Heron in a coastal marsh

Wild turkey with fanned tail

White doves in tangled vines and tree roots