Sunday, June 13, 2010

Solly's other rooster - Maree

Solly's Rooster | turning expectantly | fresh pastures ?
Haiku



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!

9 comments:

  1. He's lovely, Maree! I miss having chickens...so much fun to paint, and watch.

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  2. Wonderful sketch! I also miss having chickens, although my husband says next year he'll re-build the coop....we'll see...

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  3. ....And you have a great imagination! Lovely rooster!

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  4. Thank you Kate, he certainly is a beautiful chap with attitude! I miss having chickens myself, but I'm enjoying Solly's chickens' daily visits.

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  5. Thank you Carol! I'm considering taking some chickens from Solly, but I'm still thinking about it!

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  6. Thank you Debo! He didn't leave me much choice!

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  7. Thank you for your kind comment Tracey!

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  8. They ARE a lot of responsibility and work, as I remember, but sooo lovely. I can hear chickens from here sometimes, but not often...

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