The birds are slow to awaken in the mornings these days. It doesn't help that it's near 7:00 before it even starts to get light. But regardless, stir they do and the sound of their morning singing is so reassuring. I love birds so it's not surprising that I find these lovely oil paintings by ivonne mace so appealing. There's a terrific moodiness and depth of them. And I love their stillness too, just like this morning, just before the birds started to sing.