The Saffron Finch is common in Hawaii, introduced a while back. Now they flourish and add brilliant yellow balls of light to my morning walks.
This pair is nestled on a branch of cherry blossoms. Like the Saffron Finch, cherry blossom trees were introduced to the islands and other places all over the world. In Japan especially, the cherry blossom is a symbol of life (and the whole cycle of life), hope and beauty. The cherry blossoms truly are magical when they bloom all at once, creating bunches of delicate white and pink pillows.
Together the Saffron Finches and cherry blossoms make a good match. This painting feels so refreshing! I'm ready for another beautiful day!
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Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.