the little house wrens in my garden were the inspiration for this painting. they are the cutest little birds and have beautiful markings on their wings and tail. they flit in and out of my garden all day long. in the spring though, they were the little buggers that kept eating my poor peas as they were trying to come up. i would watch the wrens come into my garden and tear off little pieces of the leaves and fly away with them, eventually my peas died. i'm not sure if they eat the leaves, or what they do with them, but no peas for me this year.