I make sketches whenever I find something inspiring and touching. Those moments filter through my mind and create a small world in my sketch book.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I see a hummingbird almost everyday when I get into the car in my garage. The bird is on the very top of the tree next door. He is so light that he can perch on the top of a very thin branch, while other birds find a more stable branch. He enjoys swinging with wind, then he flies away with wind.

ガレージにある車に乗りこむたびに、隣の庭の木のてっぺんにいる ハチドリを見かけます。他の鳥は安全な太めの枝に止まりますが、ハチドリはとっても軽いので木の一番上の一番細い枝の先に止まることができます。その鳥は風が吹いていても枝の上でゆらゆら揺れるのを楽しんで、その風に乗ってどこかに飛んでいきます。


  1. How privileged are you to see this little bird, and that you took notice of it is so lovely. I've been seeing a parakeet with a long long bright green tail, most unusual for around here, we usually have small brownish birds, delightful all the same!

  2. Thank you for your comment, Julie. Hummingbirds are fascinating. How come they learn to fly like a bee and drink flower nectar like a butterfly?
    I would love to see birds in England, too!

  3. They are fascinating, I think they are the only birds that can fly backwards, and such beautiful colours! I would love to see them in the wild. You are lucky.

  4. Julie, there is no humming birds in Japan. So I was amazed to see them here in California!

    Thank you for your comment, Federica. I LOVE your photos on your blog! Keep up good work!