Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Winter Bird Notes

If you have ever noticed small flocks of 10-30 birds scatter as you drive down a midwestern winter country road you are very likely seeing Horned Larks.

Another common winter bird in the Midwest is the Dark-Eyed Junco, we usually get the Slate-Colored subspecies in Illinois, but I recently had an Oregon Junco subspecies at my bird feeder.

About a month ago I spent a couple hours in an oak forest that had recently been burned.  The Red-Headed Woodpeckers were abundant!  I suspect the the fire made acorns much easier to find and that they were taking advantage of the easy picking!

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Marsh - Coastal River RV Park - Beaufort, NC - Lin Frye

Journal - The Marsh - a view from our RV at Coastal River RV Park, Beaufort, NC

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Saturday, January 6, 2018


When I was in England last autumn I took lots of photos when I was out walking with my daughter, the colours were wonderful and the far views fantastic.  Here's my first sketch done in water soluble Triplus pens.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sunset - Coastal River RV Park, Beaufort, NC - Lin Frye

The sunset that greeted us our first night at Coastal River RV Park, Beaufort, NC. (Journal)

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Marsh - Lin Frye

Journal- Sketching the marsh from our trip to the beach last week.

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Beach Stones - Lin Frye

Journal - This week I had the marvelous opportunity to get away with my painting friends at Topsail Beach, NC. We had two sunny, one cloudy and one mostly rainy day --- but had a great time, and everyone got back to painting. During our beach walks, I became enamored with the beautiful beach stones strewn everywhere - so I painted a small watercolor sketch of several to add to my journal.

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Friday, November 3, 2017

Gifts from my Garden - Persimmons! Lin Frye

I LOVE persimmons - and this year, my trees provided a bounty!

Lin Frye, North Carolina