Strictly sketching it this week for me. Just couldn't fit in time to color. I took some vacation days to coincide with our school spring break, but with Easter also coming and with some other projects I've been working on this month, I was glad just to get the sketch done.
I took my inspiration straight from our garden. We keep a small folding ladder up there to be able to monitor the bluebird box. It took a little bit of a tragedy to learn not to leave it close to the box. If we can climb up the ladder, so can a wiley raccoon. So we make sure to put the ladder far enough away from the box when we're done. The round cylinder on the pole is a baffle to keep them from climbing up the pole to the box.
You see below a bluebird fledgling who made it out of the box back in July 2010 and landed on the ladder where it stayed for quite awhile before gathering enough courage to attempt to fly away. This just might be the Mr. or Mrs. Blue than now inhabit the box coming home where it all started.
I'm heading over to check out all the other LADDERs from the Picnickers. You can join me by clicking here. And should you want to join in, next week's theme is TREE,