"There are some birds that seem too beautiful for the familiar places where we live; I don't know why, but it seems that they should be harder won. I've always felt that way about evening grosbeaks. You look up in the bare branches of an apple tree, and there they are, hanging like fruit where none was before. And with the sight comes a silent prayer that they will stay, if only for a while. Too often, they whirl off, on pinwheels of black and white, flying high and hard as if making for the next border. When they stay, they light up the freezing air with a golden yellow that is theirs alone."
Julie Zickefoose is an accomplished artist, naturalist, writer, and songbird rehabilitator originally from East Haddam, Connecticut. She sketches birds and animals directly from life. Julie has contributed artwork and writing to Bird Watcher's Digest since 1986. She lives on a farm in Whipple, Ohio, with her husband Bill Thompson, III, and her two children.
A limited edition of 300 prints has been created in a horizontal format. The actual image size is 14" x 10", the matted size is 18" x 14", and the framed sized is approximately 20" x 16". Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. The full-color reproduction is printed on a neutral pH, acid-free paper.