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I was walking on campus in the rain a couple of weeks ago by some aloe plants (the exact species eludes me) that had recently flowered. Flowering in winter, the tall stalks end in a head with clusters of orange red flowers. I got pretty excited when I saw at least three or four humming birds flitting from flower to flower. Naturally I had to stop and take a picture. Let me tell you, balancing two bags, an umbrella, and a camera while trying to take a picture fast enough to catch the birds before they fly away to the next flower is no mean feat.

I’m starting to realize how much learning photography has helped in my artwork. Perhaps I’ll do a future post on that. For now, here is my second plant life painting: “Humming Bird and Aloe Flowers.”

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