The Elusive Subterranean Parakeet
watercolor and pen
I had a little observational inspiration for this week's word. My husband, son and I went to the Tyler Zoo on Saturday. I had it in my head to keep my eyes open for a critter that might make a good subject for "subterranean" but it turned out to be the most unlikely candidate that I could have imagined. In the " Wild Bird Walkabout" there was a little parakeet madly excavating a good sized hole under the edge of a rock. Parakeets are known to hollow out trees and logs for their nests, but this may be the the first to choose a subterranean abode. I think she knows that it will be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, and that she won't have to worry about termite damage later on down the road. :)
Below is a short clip of video that I took of her while she was working.