About 12 years ago I painted this birdbath when it was new and very smooth. Just recently I found it wearing out and decaying. I haven’t been able to paint it for quite some time because the owner let geraniums grow up all around it, hiding the pedestal. And, just recently I was cleaning out a box of photographs and found this old painting of the first time I painted the birdbath with watercolor. The second time I was around this birdbath I photographed it with a little girl by it and wrote a story about that in my blog about a year ago. I have a large watercolor of this scene in my son’s home,and the one that is here in this story is of the oil painting I did of the little girl.