Seasonal bird – 12

Cedar waxwing in winter (5″ x 6″ acrylic on Arches paper)

I started doing a fun series of birds in December and posted one per day for the “Twelve Days of Christmas” with a short poem from Tom for each. Hope you enjoyed them!

Sharp-eyed I wait among the leaves
of cold December days
remembering the summer sun
and misty autumn haze.

image (c) 2020 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2020 TJ Radcliffe

Seasonal bird – 11

Spotted Towhee – raconteur (5″ x 6″ acrylic on Arches paper)

I started doing a fun series of birds in December. I plan to post one per day for the “Twelve Days of Christmas” with a short poem from Tom for each. Hope you enjoy!

Well let me tell you, brother mine,
the things that I have seen!
Some have been coarse, and others fine,
if you know what I mean!

image (c) 2020 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2020 TJ Radcliffe

Seasonal bird – 10

Chickadee so free (5″ x 6″ acrylic on Arches paper)

I started doing a fun series of birds in December. I plan to post one per day for the “Twelve Days of Christmas” with a short poem from Tom for each. Hope you enjoy!

Upon a Christmas Day a tree
must a tannenbaum to be
and upon its branch I see
that life is good and I am free!

image (c) 2020 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2020 TJ Radcliffe

Seasonal bird – 9

Magical cardinal (5″ x 6″ acrylic on Arches paper)

I started doing a fun series of birds in December. I plan to post one per day for the “Twelve Days of Christmas” with a short poem from Tom for each. Hope you enjoy!

Not so elegant am I
but patiently I wait.
There’s magic in my wings: I fly
the mistress of my fate!

image (c) 2020 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2020 TJ Radcliffe

Seasonal bird – 8

Spotted Towhee – what’s next? (5″ x 6″ acrylic on Arches paper)

I started doing a fun series of birds in December. I plan to post one per day for the “Twelve Days of Christmas” with a short poem from Tom for each. Hope you enjoy!

This branch will never hold me long
I’ll soon be on my way
For never do I rest in song
Or pause while still it’s day!

image (c) Hilary Farmer
poem (c) TJ Radcliffe

Seasonal bird – 7

Steller’s jay – on the lookout (5″x6″ acrylic on Arches paper)

I started doing a fun series of birds in December. I plan to post one per day for the “Twelve Days of Christmas” with a short poem from Tom for each. Hope you enjoy!
Wishing everyone a healthy and joy-filled New Year! May 2021 be good to all.

I’m looking for a whisky-jack
who said he came from here.
His name was Sam and he was grand…
Oh look! He’s winging near!

image (c) 2020 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2020 TJ Radcliffe

Seasonal bird – 6

Chickadee – yomp! (5″x 6″ acrylic on Arches paper)

I started doing a fun series of birds in December. I plan to post one per day for the “Twelve Days of Christmas” with a short poem from Tom for each. Hope you enjoy!

Yomp yomp yomp yomp! Yum!
Fine feast for fast flying friend
of all who feed me!

Image (c) 2020 Hilary Farmer
Poem (c) 2020 TJ Radcliffe

Seasonal bird – 5

Northern Flicker waiting (5″x 6″ acrylic on Arches paper)

I started doing a fun series of birds in December. I plan to post one per day for the “Twelve Days of Christmas” with a short poem from Tom for each. Hope you enjoy!

Waiting in silence
Patient, patient, then in flight!
Swooping through the trees.

Image (c) 2020 Hilary Farmer
Poem (c) 2020 Hilary Farmer

Seasonal bird – 4

Bright Cardinal (5″x 6″ acrylic on Arches paper)

I started doing a fun series of birds in December. I plan to post one per day for the “Twelve Days of Christmas” with a short poem from Tom for each. Hope you enjoy!

Now tell me the truth:
Aren’t I what you’ve waited for?
Bright elegant bird.

Image (c) 2020 Hilary Farmer
Poem (c) 2020 TJ Radcliffe