Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy As A Lark...

Working on a new painting for a greeting card, called Happy As A Lark. I'll post a photo when I'm done. So I decided to do a little research on the saying.
Presumably, the saying came about because of the lark's beautiful song. Yes, you can say its just a bird staking out its territory and performing a mating call, but according to the Science 2.0 website, singing courtship songs actually releases dopamine in birds' brains. So they literally are happy when singing mating calls. You can check out the article here. And they must sound pretty happy because there is no shortage of lark quotes and poems, find a collection of skylark poems here.

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