Sunday, May 2, 2010


I have been pretty quiet these last few weeks. Aside from working, there has not been too much creativity happening, and I have been battling with some personal difficulties.

I am not certain if artists tend to pull away from the mainstream population, or we are just a different kettle of fish but I do know that I struggle with being hypersensitive at times which can be beneficial at “seeing” things a certain way but difficult and painful in other aspects of life.

Aside from all that, I have some wonderful photographs to share of a woodcock nest that my friend and I came across. He actually graciously showed me, and they are wonderful references for future work.

Woodcocks are one of my favourite birds as they are very secretive and unusual in appearance and behaviour.

A woodcock sketch.


Jenn Jilks said...

That is a great header. I love the eggs. Spring means that the critters are incredibly busy! You take care.

Eleanor Thorel said...

Thanks Jen,
I have some wonderful photos of robins nesting as well. Yes the critters are definately busy. Sadly, I found the remains of what I think may have been an Eastern Pheobe who was considering my Mountain Ash for a home:(

Gabrielle Andersen said...


Eleanor Thorel said...

Thanks Gabrielle. This is the first time in all these years living up here that I was able to come across a woodcock nest. On the way to work on Monday I also saw a moose feeding on the rushes on Highway 11. If only I had my camera!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I have been struggling with a few medical issues and sometimes feel not creative. I try and overcome that by trying not to force it but still keeping my eyes and ears open. This is a wonderful series of shots. On thing I like about having several gardens to take care for is all the birds nests we play host to. It is still a miracle to me.

Eleanor Thorel said...

Thank you so much! Yes when one is not feeling well it is quite difficult to tap into one's muse.
I too have wonderful gardens and love to be out in them. I agree about the miracle, and this is such a wonderful time of year!