My Hummingbird, Original Watercolor by Marcia Carole

We've had glorious sunshine in Seattle during the past few days; spring just may be early this year! The golden rays have certainly comforted and cheered my soul and encouraged my heart. Everything is better, even cancer, while I'm sitting on my deck in warm sunlight.

With the arrival of an early spring, I've set up a hummingbird feeder - Alice actually did the grunt work of hanging it and filling it with a special organic sugar water. I don't think hummingbirds like organic sugar because one took a sip and never returned. I need to purchase some refined white sugar and give it another go. Poor little fella likes junk food, I guess. Or, he may be off sipping on spring flowers like the one above.

Two days ago, I had been working on this watercolor, begun in Lucca, Italia, in order to finish it up. Alice suggested I add a hummingbird - it's nice to have one around, sugar water or no sugar water. So, I set out to draw a hummingbird. I studied hummingbirds, and I practiced drawing them. Then, I added one to this study of the flowers. (Trumpet flowers?) Chemo brain or no, I don't know the name of the flowers, but my little hummingbird is enjoying them. How marvelously, far better than sugar water, he is cared for by God and His flowers.


Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26