Wishing for Spring, collage/acrylic, 6 x 6
Elizabeth W. Seaver
There once was a puffin named Martie
who, when invited to party,
said "I'm saving my coins
and girding my loins
'Cause I'm leaving this cold, frozen Arctic."
As usual, I have taken liberties with the facts in my painting. Atlantic puffins head for northern climes during warmer months to breed and actually spend the winter at sea. This makes it hard for scientists to study their winter behaviors and habitats. Puffins have waterproof feathers and can drink seawater, which I find amazing.
You can learn more about Atlantic Puffins here. They are not yet endangered, according to the Audubon.org site, but they are threatened.
I am not like some of you hardy folk who relish bundling up in layers of clothing and setting out to frolic in the snow, the deeper the better. Nah-uh!
There once was an artist, Elizabeth,
Who, when exhaling, could see her breath.
She dreamed of the sand,
frozen drink in her hand--
frozen feet, instead, had Elizabeth.
Stay warm, everyone!