Spring can seem like such a busy time in the natural world around us. As the end of April arrives so do the hummingbirds; first the Rufous, then the Calliope, and finally the Black-chinned. When time permits I like to sit in front of one of our large windows and enjoy the activities of the birds. If I am lucky I will also see a beautiful mountain storm roll through the valley with it’s ever changing light and short bursts of rain.
On one of these occasions, as large rain drops were splashing down onto our deck, a curious little Calliope Hummingbird paused in front of the deck railing seemingly intrigued by the water droplets bouncing energetically up off the wood. As seems to happen with most of my hummingbird art pieces, I see light as colour, and this fun lively moment created on water colour paper is no different.