One autumn day a couple years ago, I was hiking along a trail in Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, wondering at the gorgeous red sumac bushes. All around me were golden leaves, birch and maple trees and the smell of fall in the woods. Suddenly a whole flock of blue birds flew in front of me and my friend, landing in the trees around us and just as quickly flying off. The contrast of their blue wings against the yellow sunlight and blazing red and gold foliage is something I will never forget.
This painting is now hanging on another friend's wall, but the postcard version is available at zazzle.com/sharizimm*.