I love the way Google marks certain days with a pictorial header or decorated title.
Today is one such day.

I was immediately reminded of a Bell-pull that I made in cross stitch and featured in one of my craft posts some time ago.

I needed to use the search engine to discover the reason for the piece above
It is in Celebration of the 226th Birthday of John James Audubon

John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter, and painter. He painted, catalogued, and described the birds of North America in a manner far superior to what had gone before. In his embrace of America and his outsized personality and achievements, he represented the new American people of the United States.

Now I am off to see if I can find some Irish birds!

8 thoughts on “Birds

  1. Rummuser

    I have all along been under the impression that bird watching is a man’s favourite pastime. I have learnt something new today alright.

  2. wisewebwoman

    I love me some Audubon! And had the most unbelievable luck last night on the shore in front of me where two bald eagles glared at me from a stump. Wow! Ran back home to get the camera and took a very fuzzy pic due to my hands shaking but a nice one of them taking off.

  3. Grannymar Post author

    Ramana – Birds of the feathered kind, are what I had in mind ❗

    WWW – no nice pictures to show for my day today, maybe next time.

  4. Grannymar Post author

    George – It is and I often meant to talk about it before today. The Birds just caught my attention. I knew nothing about the artist until now.

  5. Nancy


    I worked in the town of Audubon, PA. for 11 years.

    The John James Audubon Homestead was just down the country road from my office.

    His home was so interesting. You could spend weeks in there looking at both the real birds (After a taxidermist was finished with them) or a gorgeous painting of each different bird Mr. Audubon discovered on the Perkiomen Stream or in the heavily wooded area just behind his home.

    His talent at discovering the birds ,identifying them and painting them is still very much appreciated in this area.

  6. Grannymar Post author

    Nick – I so agree.

    Nancy – At the beginning of the day I knew nothing about the man, since then I have been learning. The Audubon home sounds like a very interesting place.


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