I have painted Calla Lilies so many times – the perfect subject for a watercolor painting. But this one was as much about the 15 minutes of dazzling bird song. The singer was a fellow invisible to me in a tree behind. It was hard not to believe that it was precisely for my benefit. I wanted to run up my street and call everyone out to listen to this virtuoso songster. I was so overcome that for I completely forget that the deer had just eaten most of the buds off my 16 rosebushes.