What a beautiful May day here in Niagara! If felt so great to be outside working again.
May days grow almost as quickly as I paint! This wild orchard is still carpeted with dried winter grasses but fresh green forges it’s way through with rapid fervour.
May, oil on canvas, 18x24in, 2013 available
The lovely thing about working outside this time of year is listening to the riot of birds. There was a corn field behind me, attracting a myriad of flutter from Canada geese to finches, however my favourite-the Bobolinks- are back from South America. I don’t know how they synchronize it, but its pretty amazing that every May 1 they appear!
This Orchard is not yet in bloom but little bits were breaking out as I was working.