Monday, 18 February 2013

Soft Fruit

I bought these cherries, raspberries and brambles as a tasty treat for the birds to help them through this cold winter, and the oranges as a small helping of vitimin C for myself but, apart from the cherries, they were largley shunned  by our ungrateful local egg-laying avians!

"Soft Fruit", acrylics on paper, 43x59cm.

The exception, however, was this one hen blackbird which devoured all of the cherries to itself.
Now, instead of buying out-of-date cherry punnets at 29p I am having to fork out in-date punnets at £2 a throw.
But I do know she appreciates it and that makes me happy!


Lisa Le Quelenec said...

They are a funny lot aren't they? Our garden birds won't eat bought seed fat cake. Oh no, I have to make it! Spoilt rotten they are. Still we get a treat when we get to see your painting of the berries so that is a win to Mrs blackbird and a win to us.

daviddrawsandpaints said...

Home-made is always the best, Lisa, and them birdies knows it!

Trying out some blueberries for Mrs Blackbird (£1-a-punnet) but Mr Big Bloody Corvus Corvus Crow, who has now taken me under his jet-black wing, always beats her to it :o)

Life would be dull without these garden goings-on.