Monday, February 16, 2015
E-mail from Lucky Weerasooriya
I am publishing this e-mail from Lucky Weerasooriya as a separate post (unedited) as it deserves more prominence and also because it was quite some time ago that Lucky W's last Creative Spot was published. As you will see, it is intended to be an acknowledgement of the comments that appeared under his previous Creative Spot posts.
Hi Lucky, My computer uses safari so I was unable to reply .This is a reply to ND, Mahendra, and Rita who wrote gracious and encouraging comments.
ND ,Thanks for renewing contact after this many years and for the appreciation of my pics. I have enjoyed your writings very much.
Mahendra , I started painting after retirement in 2002. Our son Viraine gave my wife and me a series of art classes. I did a course in water colors . My wife Ruvini being an advanced artist did a separate course. I started doing portraits off photos and they strangely appeared quite presentable . I used to work late into the night and complete a piece and wake up Ruvini early morning for her comments. My paintings were also surprisingly drawing favorable comments. I had affinity for birds since the early days .Florida is a haven for Bird photography. I did a lot after retirement .During this period I did some wood carving but had to cut it short due wood dust irritating my sinuses I have given you a short description of my Hobbies Additionally I play a few instruments including Piano Violin Piano Accordion etc. Age is taking its toll on how much I do.
Re the Blue heron they are confined to lower half of the states mostly in the warmer areas . They breed in Fla during the spring. A similar bird theSandhill crane also is seen in Fla. They are seen in large numbers in the cooler areas of Canada and north America migrate to warm climates in winter. Some of them have adapted live and breed in Fla . They are seen frequently in golf courses. I had the fortune to observe from a distance the whole process of nesting and hatching of the young and the initial parenting
Rita , thanks for the comments appreciate it.will continue to give some information on the subjects.