CHEERS to all the Dads out there today! For the special occasion, I figured I would stray a little from the birds I know and feature one of the hardest working dads in the bird world: the male Phalarope, a shorebird.
In the phalarope world, the roles are completely reversed. The male builds the nest, incubates the eggs and takes care of the young once they hatch. The female is a total floozie and goes around, sexing it up with a few males each season, then leaves them with the eggs/babies during migration! So next time you get scoldings for leaving the seat up or think you got it rough, remember these poor guys... But enough bagging on the men, I actually want to celebrate all the hard-working, fun-loving dads out there that protect their babies and let their daughters (and sons) wrap them around their little fingers. I love you, Daddy! I can be independent and stubborn and messy at times, but I'll always be Daddy's Little Girl;)
Original painting will be available at Genesis Gallery Hawaii. Contact information is on my website: www.ktoart.com/galleries.html
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.