Artist: Martin Johnson Heade | The Orchids Nesting Hummingbirds and a Butterfly

I am completely taken in my this particular painting. I get lost in its many dream like layers. There is something incredibly fantastical about the way Mr. Heade paints light into his pieces. His paintings are moody and specifically reminiscent of lands far away yet familiar in beauty.

If only I could own one of his magical pieces, I would sit in front of it for hours on end and move through its layers of paradise joyfully.

I hope you take the time to enjoy any view you may have this weekend also. -tM