Thursday, June 29, 2017

Decoy's and Hawks.

Hello stampers!

We recently had a special day at our house.

DH and I celebrated our anniversary.

I've mentioned before that he likes ducks.

He likes decoys too.

So I was excited to find this Decoy stamp by Impression Obsession.

It was so easy to stamp it with the MISTI.

I stamped and blended the colors with an Aqua Painter.

Easy, peasy and a big hit with the hubs!

To celebrate, we went to the movies and saw Wonder Woman.
An awesome movie!

As for the hawks.....

We've had some visitors the past couple of days.

Our first sighting was from the back door.  He was about 6 feet away on our deck.

Couldn't get to the camera without scaring him.

He followed a squirrel around the deck and at one point, lifted his wings trying to look ferocious.

The squirrel slowly moved out of range and off the deck.
Our feathered friend followed him to they yard
and was joined by another.

At that point, I got my camera.

We watched them playing in the gumballs and throwing them in the air.

They played together for quite a while.  Very like kids.

Then we heard another in a tree.

After a bit the two flew to our vehicles parked in the sunshine.

This last picture is of him just before he hunkered down on top of my car for a nap.

They were back yesterday.

DH was in the yard this morning and came around our deck and up the steps and one was perched on the railing.  He said he was 18 inches away from him.

That's too close.

I think we need to stop feeding the birds for a few days so they don't become the meal!

They don't seem to be too interested in the squirrels and they scamper about 
when the hawks are in the yard.

This is so amazing because we live in the middle of the city.
We have lots of trees around so we do see wildlife but not usually this close.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Decoy (IO)
Ink:   Distress Markers, SU Markers
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore), Basic Gray, Watercolor Card (Strathmore)
Other:  Aqua Painter, MISTI


Mac Mable said...

Wow...Loved reading your post Bonnie...Yep I am with you on 18 inches being too close! You are so lucky to see the hawks, as you say, you live in in the city...I had ducks visiting me a couple of years ago and also very unusual to where I live, but they made my Summer x The perfect card for your DH and so beautiful, you really should frame it..It's a work of art and so personal x Belated congratulations and glad you enjoyed your trip out to the cinema x

Loll said...

Beautiful decoy card for Bruce. Gorgeous image that you have watercoloured to perfection, my friend. No wonder it was a big hit!

Those hawks are really something. Six feet was close enough, but 18" ... yikes!! Obviously they feel right at home if one was napping on the top of your car. :) xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Firstly I LOVE your card beautiful colours, looks like a lot of texture too and Happy Anniversary.
Your hawk photos are wonderful, they look like they are having fun, I think it's wonderful to have such visits too.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great decor card for the DH, Bonnie, and happy anniversary!! Just love the hawk pictures too! I live in the city too but bald eagles and hawk will fly over from the Mississippi River which isn't too far away.

Liz said...

A brilliant card for your hubby, Bonnie, happy anniversary to you both. I loved reading your post and the photos of the birds are lovely - how wonderful to get up so close to them. xx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very cool card, I like the decoy a lot!

Your hawks are awesome. Do you know what kind they are. That is different behavior for them to be hanging out in someone's yard!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a striking card Bonnie - no wonder your DH liked it - and congratulations on your anniversary! As for those hawks, that is amazing to see them so "up close and personal"!!

JosieD said...

A nice nature story about the hawks....nature and natural things are so amazing. You should frame and hang that decoy card...a true work of art!

Karen Dunbrook said...

Happy Anniversary wishes mf...
Sure you dh loved the card.
xx Karen

JoAnn said...

Great card for your hubby. Happy Anniversary to you both.
Thanks for sharing the photos of the hawks.

Brenda in IN said...

Happy anniversary to you both. What a fantastic card you made for him. I bet he was thrilled you did something that he really loves. The hawk pictures are great and you really captured them so well. Six inches is really close up and personal!

Sue - said...

Happy Anniversary Bonnie and hubby! Super card, not surprised he loved it. How lucky are you to have the hawks in your garden, great photos of them too.

Nstiz said...

My goodness! That decoy looks like a photo of a real one! What a fabulous, masculine card for your anniversary! Outstanding work, Bonnie!

Darnell said...

Happy Belated Anniversary, Bonnie and Bruce! Great card for him, Bonnie! And thrilling photos of the juvenile hawks! We are always amazed that they are right here, too. But we do have a gravel pit not too far down the road; do you have anything like that? Enjoy, but don't get toooo close!! Hugs, Darnell

Christine Alexander said...

congratulations on the anniversary, I'm sure your Dh loved the card. so pretty, love the watercolouring
Hugs Christine

Pat said...

A belated Happy Anniversary Bonnie and a beautiful card for your DH. I love the photos of the hawks too. How amazing they came so close! x

Bobby said...

What did you do to get so much dimension on that duck, Bonnie? It's wonderful. And so are the pictures of the hawks. I love birds but not when the hawks get the little ones. I came walking around the side of my house one day and something large flew by me that I thought was a hawk. The cardinal feathers in the back yard proved I was right.