Sunday, October 31, 2010

An Amazing Seven Weeks!

We're home now after being "citizens" of Silver Dollar City for 7 weeks. What an amazing experience! First, thank you Phil and Charleen, Jerre and Jimbo, Marty, Delma, and all the rest of the SDC employees who make it SO pleasant and SO easy for the artists in the Best of Missouri Hands Craft Village. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your fantastic circle for a limited time. Thank you BOMH artists - for your art, for your love, for your comraderie. Thank you Golden Arrow Resort for being our home away from home. And thank you visitors at Silver Dollar City for your interest, your questions, your sincere desire to learn about my art and hummingbirds and orioles - YOU are the reason I set up shop there for the Harvest Festival. It is an amazing and rewarding experience.

Off to Artstravaganza in St. Louis this coming weekend. And to Cape Girardeau later this month.

It is so sad to return home and know that our little hummer friends are gone until April. They were such fun this summer, with the feeder hat and hand-feeding over the porch rail and the constant activity on the front porch. There is nothing in the world that can compare!

Hummingbird fact for today: Carotenoid pigments, which create the brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows of birds such as warblers, orioles, and goldfinches, play little or no role in the plumage color of hummingbirds.