Heralds of Spring

I usually hear them before they become visible in the sky. I’m talking about the cranes. Every time I see them I am filled with great joy, because then I know that the cold grey days will soon come to an end. I have not had the opportunity to observe these elegant birds at close range. I usually hear and see them in the sky when they start their journey north in large flocks. Therefore my second painting is made after reference photos.
Did you know that cranes can live to be 60 years old. So the flocks that pass over us are like old friends.