Nearly 70 degrees in February - how could I not paint on a gorgeous day like this? I walked down to the pond and set up at the first spot I came to. After all, I have a lifetime to paint this pond. While painting, a Kingfisher came to visit! I've never seen one here! He called loudly from three different trees before settling down to a quiet song. Then, he dived right to the surface of the water and brought out dinner! SO cool! He never reacted to me. He chased off a hawk before heading to the other pond, calling all the way! I love being surrounded by nature and wildlife, its one of the things I love about plein air! The windows are still open, and I hear the owls calling now. Painting number 1493 in 1493 days.