Freshly shucked oysters can still be had--regardless of the time of year--here in Austin. My mother, daughter, and I recently dined at Perla's on South Congress and, of course, ordered the oysters. Lots of photos were taken (of the oysters, not the family). These were part of my lunch....
We had three baby chicks in my backyard. As long as they were hens, my neighbors were "on board" with this arrangement (they ARE legal in my town). Imagine my shock when I went outside to visit with them (the chicks, not the neighbors) and one started crowing at me! (I admit, as he grew, he was starting to look a little different....)
Clearly, eggs are not in his future. Needless to say, he now resides on a farm in La Grange. This little painting pays homage to that little cock.... :)
I'm dreaming of the beach again. We weren't able to go to the coast this summer and I'm suffering from withdrawal symptoms as a result. This little sand dollar (from one I found near the surf in Galveston) certainly helps ease the suffering!
Have you ever heard of an "ear worm?" For the uninitiated, a earworm is a song that remains stuck in one's head, repeating ad nauseum. This happens to me frequently. Usually, it is a some cringe-worthy musical trash that invades my brain. Sometimes, though, it is a song that I genuinely enjoy.
What do earworms have to do with this painting. Everything! My current earworm is Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "Honey Bee." Today's painting was the result. (Thank you, Tom!)