"Bird-watching is a year-round pleasure. Several birdfeeders around the house provide ample opportunity to observe many different species and their often humorous interactions with others. We enjoy the many 'regulars' who come every day as well as any exotic visitors who are only passing through. Daily walks through field and forest offer additional glimpses of other beautiful birds. With such inspiration all around, I couldn't resist the natural combination of birds and flowers. These paintings are an interesting change of pace for me."