I am off to draw and paint plus a little sock yarn buying therapy as soon as I post.
Parrot Mountain is wonderful. Lovely gardens filled with birds all owner surrendered or rescued. Parrots macaws parakeets and a lot of other exotic birds.
The place is just lovely with many quiet spots to sit and enjoy the birds but I was HOT to draw them and did. However the rain was NOT conducive to painting them.
The Parrots and cockatoos have perches with little straw hats on top. I wish I had one yesterday when it started raining. Finally pouring but the lovely trees in the Parrot Mountain Gardens saved me from a soaking.
What are you doing my dear? Drawing. Some of the birds were so curious.
One of the caretakers. He loves the birds and they love him.
How’s this for a family portrait you will never forget?!
Misty A highly endangered Blue Hyacinth macaw in the petting area. This is the bird the movie Rio is based on.
Misty standing on her head half the time while I tried to draw her.
There were probably 100 different birds of all types in this area.
One of the cockatoos showing off for my son. Just the best $20 I have spent in a long time. Thoroughly enjoyed the place. I wish we could have stayed longer but we had a dinner reservation at the Buckhorn Inn and had to leave. We didn’t even have time to change for dinner we stayed so long.
Drawn in a strathmore mixed media 500 journal with Noodler Konrad and Carbon Platinum plus black ink.
Thanks for reading.
Margaret off to paint something today. Xxx