We critter sat for our neighbors during spring break.
The first couple days it was lovely out so we sat out in our yard with their dog and our dog and chickens and I sketched a little. Then later I decided to do a little sunflower book mark from an old photo of some Sunflowers I grew.
I decided to paint the sketch to bring out Milo and our chickens, but I forgot it was only sketching paper so it grabbed the paint and puckered, but it did make it come alive more. The sunflower is on watercolor paper so it came out all right. I posted these on the Paper, Paint, Pencil & Pens blog before the gardens and parks theme ended.
Milo is about 14 years old and very mellow and he missed his mama but he seems to consider us his second home so all works out with our pets.
Jill said her chicks doubled in size in the week they were gone. She left them with us for a couple more days after they got home until she could figure out where to put them as they need more room then the crate now and are growing daily. I really enjoyed having babies again as mine are now all adult. Laying eggs and no longer doing the funny baby antics. Kids grow so fast. :)) We transported them home last night. I will miss them but they are a lot of work in that amount.
We had Milo, their dog, to care for here, and the 8 chicks in our garage and went over to feed and check on two cats, two black and white rats, a bunny and Three grown chickens and to feed the wild birds daily too. Of the six Chickens she got two years ago she has lost three due to Hawks that fly along the River. So we keep busy while they are gone.
But we get to see the river and morning sunrises coming over it.
And her huge Lilac bushes in bloom.
I LOVE Lilacs so had to get some photos of them.
When Jill got her chicks last night she brought over a huge bouquet of them for me that she cut from those bushes since she knows how much I do love them and....
THEY SMELL AWESOME!!!
Can you smell them?
Life is Good!