Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hummingbirds - More Important Than TV

"Like winds and sunsets,
wild things were taken for granted
until progress began to do away with them.
Now we face the question
whether a still higher 'standard of living' is
worth its cost in things natural, wild and free.
For us of the minority,
the opportunity to see hummingbirds
is more important than television."
~ Aldo Leopold

Little Hummingbird, Wild and Free

7.5" x 5.5" original watercolor on Yupo paper, matted - $85.
acid free, white core mat with a foam core backing in an acetate sleeve
ready to fit into a standard 8" x 10" frame.

The Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds have been reported to be arriving in their summer breeding grounds about two weeks earlier this year. I looked online at the hummingbird migration map and a few early travelers have already been spotted down in Florida and in other states around the Gulf of Mexico. I will keep you updated on their progress. Do you look forward to their arrival too? When do you usually see your first hummingbird?

As always, I'd love to hear from you.
I'm hoping your week is off to a great start!


  1. I love the little hummingbird and the sentiment you wrote. I always really love the book. It's on my nightstand, and sometimes I look up particular animals that I've dreamed about, or that I've seen that day. Interestingly, the things I read about each animal in your book, are the very impressions that I felt when that animal crossed my path. I also like just looking through it, and your beautiful artwork!

    1. It makes me very happy to read your sweet comment this morning Katherine! Thank you very much! I am so glad you are finding my book enlightening, useful and enjoyable. xo Sandy

  2. Sandy, your hummer is delightful! I haven't seen any here yet, but I'm sure once I get their feeder filled, they will show up. And I agree whole-heartedly with Mr. Leopold!!!

    1. You will probably get yours before we do. Keep us posted. Thanks for your friendship!


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