flowers, art

Magnolias actually draw birds

I always love the look of birds sitting among flowers especially flowering branches. I was walking past a Magnolia with no less than three different species flitting among the branches today. This was actually after painting the below otherwise it might have been a cardinal and not a chickadee.

flowers, photo

A photo a week challenge: The rule of thirds

Check out Nancy Merrill Photography for the rules and more great photos. For this photo the center of focus is on a horizontal third and just a nudge away from a vertical third. I can assure you I didn’t follow any conscious rules when taking this though.