I was honored to be one of 125 juried artists accepted to participate in the St. Louis Art Association's Cool Art Hot Jazz spring art festival this past weekend. Unfortunately, attendance seemd to suffer from good weather! After weeks of gray, gloomy, wet weather, the sun was shining brightly and the temperature was perfect for outdoor activities. Those who stopped by the show at Queeny Park, though, were treated to some of the finest quality work I've ever seen gathered under one roof. I was extremely honored and humbled to win the Purchase Award, sponsored by Normandy Animal Clinic.
We heard from several people throughout the weekend that male ruby-throateds are being spotted in Midwest gardens now. We haven't seen any ourselves, but we came home and put our feeders out in anticipation!
Hummingbird fact for today: Hummingbird bills can be categorized as either straight or curved downward (decurved). The curve of a particular species is related to the type of flower which is its most common food.