Saturday, July 3, 2010

ACEO Raccoon and Goldfish


Here is a very special painting created from my garden. This adorable raccoon has enjoyed a few meals of sunflowers recently at the feeder. I also included a goldfish like one that we have in a container pond near this area. Don't worry - I don't keep goldfish in the birdbath.

This is a small garden at the north side of our home and the kitchen window faces it. I enjoy washing dishes by hand while viewing the wildlife. I took photos of this 'rascal' feeding at about 10:00 a.m. one morning recently and have included a couple of them.

No animals were harmed in the making of this painting. The fish ate this morning and it is still just as gold and beautiful as in the painting.

"Fishing Bandit" by Colleen K Carrigan (c) 2010

Raccoon washing and drinking at the birdbath

Raccoon feeding on black oil sunflower seeds

This is a wonderful design for a bird feeder and can be built from natural logs. It allows numerous birds, squirrels and even this big raccoon to enjoy lots of seeds in this garden sanctuary.


  1. Great painting you really captured the little thief!

  2. Thank you Marlene, it's fun having this little thief in the garden.