Thursday, May 26, 2011

Happy Customer

The highlight of our wet weekend in Tulsa was meeting a very happy customer. Jim Beeson stopped by our booth and then emailed us this amazing picture. It's always extremely satisfying to hear from people who are delighted with not only the eye-pleasing aspect of my art but also the functionality. Thanks so much for sharing with us, Jim. And kudos to your photographic skills!

The winds during Tulsa Mayfest never stopped. We felt like we were in a tumble dryer each day. But we were lucky. The devastation in Joplin, MO, is beyond comprehension.

We are still anxiously awaiting the completion of the new studio. Finishing the detail work seems to take the most time, probably because now we can see our vision coming to fruition.

Our hummingbird population seems to be flourishing. We have several large feeders out but they still have to be refilled every couple of days. Thanks, Laura, for taking care of our little flying friends as well as our kitties while we were gone.

June will be busy. Art in the Park in Columbia, MO, is first, followed by the Arts Festival in Olathe, KS, and then the Arts Festival in Lebanon, IL. We'll stop by and see the grandkids while we're in the Kansas City area just so they know we are still around. Time and distance constraints don't allow us much time with them.

Hummingbird fact for today: If a human's energy output were equivalent to that of a hummingbird, you would have to eat about 285 pounds of hamburger, 370 pounds of potatoes, or 130 pounds of bread each day just to maintain your body weight.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

You Can't Get Much Closer Than This!

Terrie's holding one of the nectar tubes from one of my tube feeders in her mouth. This little guy doesn't seem bothered in the least.

And the orioles are back now, too. Orchard orioles started showing up last week. Baltimore orioles were at the feeders today.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Those Ozarklake Feeders Are Irresistible!

We had a couple of males show up about two weeks ago. Now there are at least four. A couple of days ago we had about three females. Apparently the rest of them arrived today. This is reminiscent of the "feeding frenzy" that lasted all of last August!