Saturday, April 22, 2023

Earth Day

Bluebird (family Musicapidae) 
on a coffee cup
Bird Study #1
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
© Barbara Muir

Last night the Jimmy Kimmel show, a rerun featured Dr. Jane  Goodall.
I Loved watching her, and it made me think about today, Earth Day. She
talked about how brilliant animals are, and how we don’t know how smart
they are, because we don’t study them.

I’m putting on this painting, which I love tonight, because I am still (yes still)
working on a complicated work. We have got to care about the Earth. So I’m
off to my candlelit dinner with my husband.

I will quote a passage from when I put this painting on before.

"The painting tonight is a bluebird on a coffee cup.  Symbolically I
guess it represents how intertwined we really are with the earth
and its inhabitants.  Last night on Stephen Colbert, Michael
Moore said that the Coronavirus-19 pandemic is just a wake
up call, and nothing compared to what's coming at us if we
don't take care of the environment.

Maybe we can use this day to unite in our determination to love
and take care of this planet.  I hope that when we are out of
quarantine we will listen to the voices of the people who
want us to change our ways, and that we focus on this precious
home -- planet earth."

Have a loving your life and the planet day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Gorgeous painting ❣️❣️❣️❣️ I am happy we finally have some warmer weather and are seeing many more bugs out and more birds. 🤗❣️❣️❣️

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

We are still sitting at around 10 Celsius. I am happy, because
I love the weather, but it is too cold for pollinators, and that's a concern.


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