Mr. Bad Raccoon Watercolor

This is Mr. Bad Raccoon. Mr. Bad Raccoon liked to visit my bird feeder at Christ in the Wilderness promptly at 8pm every night. He was very hungry. He was also very smart. His large body conquered the raccoon baffle on the feeder itself by standing on his hind feet, hugging the baffle, and inching … Continue reading Mr. Bad Raccoon Watercolor

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Where Do Raccoons Sleep…Right Here

I'm not kidding, every time I go out into the woods it's a different adventure. Something new each time catches me off guard. As I took a hike this morning, I just happened to turn my head and noticed something odd. Do you see anything strange? What's that lump on the branch? To make matters … Continue reading Where Do Raccoons Sleep…Right Here

Hike at Palos Woods and Sketch

Today I took a quick hike at Palos Woods. Freezing rain? No problem! During the first five minutes of my hike I heard something wonderful...the creeking of tree limbs. What a distinct sound, created by wind, that broke the silence on this quiet winter afternoon! What fascinated me was the different tones of creekiness. Some were deep … Continue reading Hike at Palos Woods and Sketch

Pioneer Woods Sketch

I was lucky enough to duck out of work a little earlier than normal. Yesssss! I love when that happens. The fist thing I did was to find a cozy spot to paint. I decided to visit Pioneer Woods , part of Chicago's Cook County Forest Preserve System, Palos Division. Today was quiet because it is … Continue reading Pioneer Woods Sketch