from Aesop’s Fables
A Rooster was scratching the ground in a farmyard in search of food for himself and his hens, when he happened to turn up a precious stone. “You may be a treasure to your proper owner,” he said, “but for me I would rather have a single barley corn than all the jewels in the world.” Moral: The value of an object is in the eye of the beholder.
Ink drawing with digital color, 2006, part of a series
This image has been in the top ten of a challenge for colored art in the Finks of Inks group — thanks everyone!
This image is one of many story images of birds and animals featured in my calendar Legendary Tales: Myths and Legends