Saturday, February 16, 2008


Sue's photo, more fractured and with elements of another Northern California marsh picture. I have tried to incorporate more of the wetlands aspect of a marsh preserve and also hint at the setting in both spring and winter tones - sort of a snapshot of the nation from the cold to warmer regions.

I saw a hint of daylight in the Manhattan building canyon as I walked south towards my train station Friday night.

Here are some of the birds for Sue's marsh.


Sweet Irene said...

There is an award for you over at my place.

Neda said...

Edith Piaff is smiling :)

The Artful Eye said...

Sorry I've run amok was out drinking Pabst.

I feel as though I'm looking out a window and though it's just one window, what I see through the individual panes is egret day, egret night.

Nice job.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

im smiling. i love watching you play.

Sweet Irene said...

"more.egrets" is elegant and beautiful in is simplicity and colors. I am trying to figure out what comforts me so in these little masterpieces, but all I can come up with is Delft Blue Tiles, which is more true of "red.wing.blackbird."

I love the grays and the more exuberant blues and the little touches of green. Everything is so understated, yet so visibly present and not at all simple.

You are striking a chord with me, John.

I suppose Neda's reference to Edith Piaff is the song "Je ne regrette rien."

Kris Cahill said...

This piece has so much tension in it, John. I feel as if I am looking at a film still from a thriller about egrets and their secrets. Or a murder is about to take place at the marsh...

"The Secret Life of Egrets", in which we find out egrets INVENTED the moimoi! Oh no, and I thought ladies did!

I like this piece and its tension a lot. Forgive my mememe outbursts.

Bobbie said...

John, I really like the way you used two images of the egret and gave each a different treatment...the little spots of back and white just really make the image. Nice collaboration :)

Bobbie said...

I forgot to say I enjoyed the info about the Cattle Egret. I did not know they follow fire. We get them here in the early spring along with the scissortails and hummingbirds. Soon...soon, they will be here. Another month I guess, maybe five weeks.