Mama bird feeding her baby watercolor painting

A hungry baby bird won’t be denied. Demanding to be fed, a bird parent is very busy all day from sun up till sun down.

This is an Original Watercolor and Ink Painting

 16 by 12 inches
Watercolor on 300 lb watercolor paper 

 

Oil Paintings of Georgia just reduced

Impressionist Wildlife Landscape Georgia Wetlands

Daybreak in the Okefenokee

Impressionist Original Oil Painting

Size: 22 x 19 x 0.5 inches on MDF Board

The painting will be ready to hang.

From Wikipedia:
The Okefenokee Swamp is a shallow, 438,000 acre (1,770 km²), peat-filled wetland straddling the Georgia–Florida border in the United States. A majority of the swamp is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Okefenokee Wilderness. The Okefenokee Swamp is considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia. The Okefenokee is the largest “blackwater” swamp in North America. The term Okefenokee in Native American is “land of trembling earth”. The swamp was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1974

 

Cecil the great lion killed by Dr Palmer for his head

 

Cecil was one of the great lions of Africa. A protector with many years of experience and wisdom. He left behind his pride that included, his baby lions. He was killed to become someone’s trophy, because for some people that is a fun sport. It took hours for Cecil to die, he suffered, since he was only wounded with an arrow. When they hunted the wounded lion down, they finished him off and then decapitated him. Dr. Walter Palmer a Dentist wanted Cecil’s head for his black mane. Very sad.

Cecil was part of a research project and he wore a collar, he was lured out of his protective area with bait in order to be killed, while being blinded with headlights.
No charges were brought against anyone for this cowardly act. 

I grew up with the wonders of wild Africa, images on TV, of a land far away where the most amazing animals still roam. A place like no other, the continent of Africa.

Will children in 30 years only see stuffed lions in natural history museums? Are lions and Rhinos and Elephants doomed to the way of other extinct species? I hope not. It’s up to all of us  to make sure this won’t happen. Really, isn’t it divine to see an animal alive and doing what it is supposed to do. I pitty  Dr. Palmer, he lacks the ability to see the wonder, the magic, how lucky we are to live in a world that gives us so much. 

Individuals like Dr. Palmer only see animals as commodities, something to “take”.
How can he take something that does not belong to him? Like a thief in the night he took Cecil’s life. Many like him do the same every year. What an odd sport where only one side knows they are in a game. Odder yet that it is legal.

We live in such a wondrous world. We are only leasing it for a while, it belongs to the next generation and the next and the next.

“Go into the wild, take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints!”