This pastel goes along with the previous one in subject matter. Every spring we have House Finches arrive in this area. One year a couple built a nest in a tree/shrub just feet from our front door. Three eggs hatched and we were able to inconspicuously observe (actually "spy on") them until they left the nest. Amazing to watch. What I really enjoyed in painting this one was the cactus. The mottled colors and interesting edges were fun, and I did more blending with my fingers than I usually do.