Sunday afternoon after I staked the hollyhocks, took photos of cicadas, and made a bouquet out of the ground cover that is growing like crazy in my swampy back garden, I called my sister for our weekly sketch and dish session known as face-time sketch-time.
We talked about peaches and home-made pizza and how we hate it when birds fly into windows and get stunned, and then she told me she was going to make me a new journal to draw in because she had too many new ones and thought I might like one. At least I think that's what she said.
Warning: this is not really what starlings look like and is not a suitable substitute for the Audubon Birds of North America Field Guide. But you probably already knew that.