I see lots of silhouettes and shadows while sketching in the wild; on sunlit leaves, running through the brush with the setting sun glowing behind them, and perched in fairy tale trees. I can guess what the creature is, but I am never really sure. And that mystery of shadow and silhouette is all part of nature's magic.
But these silhouettes should be a bit more familiar.
But then again, one never really knows for sure.
Is this my resident hummingbird or a fairy king who has lost his crown?
It's not a fairy king missing a crown, but a duchess who finally found her bonnet.
A cardinal lurks in the mimosa tree, trying out poses for me.
This one feels flirty and right!
A catbird perches on a branch of the cherry tree, teasing the stray kitties with his calls
while wishing for a better seat.
His wish has been granted.
A drenched robin who has forgotten his umbrella, hopes the rain will stop
and let the flowers burst forth.
And a crow claims his spot on the tip top of the pine tree late in the day
waiting for the masquerade party to commence.
And inside The Crooked Little House, a cat studies the silhouettes and shadows
wishing he could join in the fun.