Today Judy Laquidara asks the question, where do you get inspiration for your quilts? Just yesterday I took this photo of Roseate Spoonbills with some Black-Necked Stilts in the background. When I saw it up on the computer, I thought, “I need to make a black and white and pink quilt”!
This pair made me smile. “My place or yours?” Notice where their nostrils are. They can wade in the water with their beak almost fully immersed, looking for food on the bottom, and still be able to breathe.
There was a lot of wing lifting yesterday. According to Wikipedia, they do the wing lifts to straighten a primary feather, for preening, or for drying. They certainly are pretty pretty birds, and should be inspiration to all of us who have noses a little larger than the ideal size — just wear a lot of bright pink!
One more picture for a good look at that spatula of a beak…