SUCH a great looking bird – the Pelican! I’m doing some studies of them in prep for my Fall Art Journaling Retreat at the beach. When we take our dog walking out along the West Cliffs of Santa Cruz, we’re up above the surf and it’s kind of an amazing thing to have groups of them fly by with big swooshing wings, almost at head level. They’re huge – and seem very purposeful as they sail by. When they get hungry and do their vertical dives into the ocean, it’s truly a dramatic show.