5" x 7"
Once in a while it's my treat to tend to Julie and Joan's parrots while they are away. I get to feed, water, and play with them. Spent a cloudy afternoon in the lani (what a screened in porch is called in Florida) listening to two African grays, a cockatiel, canary, finch, lovebird and a parrotlet chattering, chirping, and talking away. "Harley wants cracker," said Harley. "What's the matter?" asked Davy. Lyric said, "Hi Lyric," while I painted this orchid for my friends. When it was finished and propped up by the kitchen window to dry, a neighbor walked across the yard collecting pine cones. "Put them around my plants, keeps the armadillos and possums away," she said. And she liked my painting. All and all a very good day.