Birds of the Garden-Song Sparrow

Snowy Mornings Bring Plenty Of Visitors

The Cornell Webcam shows these sweet little birds visiting their feeder.

The song sparrow was next up on the list to sketch and paint for the children’s section of the WV Botanic Garden. I used multiple photos for references in creating the song sparrow painting:

Progress photos and finished painting:

It is a snowy Monday morning here in WV, time to go fill the bird feeders!



  1. Msdedeng – At 41, I am still figuring out life: my place in society, my career path, a family of my own, any many others things. Heck, I am still trying to make friends in California; a place I moved to 3 years ago. I am currently in a Community College to make up for the many years I missed school while in Africa (Uganda). I intend to transfer to university next year and double major in History and English. I lead a very ordinary life; a normal day is spent doing school assignments, hiking, or reading. My favorite thing to do is walk! Short walks or long walks it does not matter. Walking allows me to think about things - anything! My love of walking comes from where I grew up, a small village in northeastern Uganda. It is still one of the most remotest areas I will ever know, and couldn't even start comparing what life is like there to say a place like California. Walking was all I did while growing up! I walked for miles to school, to church, to the shops, to the borehole to fetch water, and to the market. It was quite an adventure unlike any other - so you now understand my love for walking.
    Msdedeng says:

    Nicely captured!

      1. Hi Helen, I am glad that you have an antidote to the winter: keep doing your beautiful art! Take care, my friend!

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