"Beavered Willow" (sold) 

 Gnawed tree stump with Song Sparrow

Acrylic on acid free board 15" x 26"

2006 Heather Dieter Bartmann

An elusive Winter Wren was the subject of my search as I walked near the river that day. Several trees in the area had been downed by beavers a few years ago, some regenerated new growth. A Song Sparrow called attention to one particular tree. Often, I find what I'm not looking for.