Solly's Rooster | turning expectantly | fresh pastures ?
Yesterday morning, Solly's rooster led his troop of hens into my yard, knowing there's always some seeds to be found near and under the bird feeding tables. I watched them for a while and then quietly seated myself at my patio table, pencil and paper at the ready. At first he was giving me the beady eye, and having climbed through the palisade fence to get in, he wasn't quite sure which was the quickest way out!
When he saw it certainly didn't look like I was going to come after him any minute, he allowed his hens to stay just long enough for me to finish the sketch and as I got up to fetch my paints, he gathered them with great concern and headed for the gate. So the rest of him, including his colours, was left up to my imagination!