By C. F. Lawrenson
This is a very small painting that was inspired by some hiking that we did on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. The trails were very narrow and thick with growth. But every now and then there would be a rock outcropping we could climb on or an opening through the pines that would offer a window to a magnificent vista. Holly got a really nice picture of this Red Breasted Nuthatch there. We were surprised at how much brighter its colors seemed in comparison to the Nuthatches we had observed in Northern Pennsylvania. It was the perfect little gem to feature in this Appalachian Mountain environment.