Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tracy always brings a ton of food, but I've got some steaks to take up.
Not much food here - I thought I would go to Ridley's, but Barrie truck is parked behind me. Yes, I'll use any excuse to keep from going grocery shopping. The problem is, Barrie doesn't have time to go.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Nothing cuter than a little girl in her pajamas cuddling new born puppies. The one with color is a male. The two white ones are females. Kimble and pups are in a kennel in my basement. She seems settled in.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Kimble had gotten loose some time ago, and Barrie has been watching her closely, and didn't think she was pregnant. Kimble had three puppies this morning!
They are in a dog box in the pickup down in the carport now. I haven't seen them yet. Sled dog puppies are so cute!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
And old house that was down around Laramie somewhere. Done with ball point pen.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The corner of this one was chewed by my pet rats.
Pencil drawing of an old house. I drew a lot from life back then, but I think probably the reference photo from this was from a magazine.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I don't watch enough TV to bother with it, but I am tempted to replace the upsairs TV (another pregnant elephant) with a new one just like it.
I'm sure the last TV I bought (at Falers) was over $600 for a 32 inch flat screen. This one is the LG brand, 32 inch, and cost half as much.
Charm forwarded some cute pictures to me. It's supposed to be baby porcupine, but I think it's a hedgehog. Cute!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
These two quakie tress are on the side of a hill at Meadow Lake. I've used them for a model for many of my drawings and paintings that include quakies. I took this with an old twin lens Rolleiflex camera, roll film, 2 inch negatives, and I had to carry a light meter and set everthing by hand. Nothing autotmatic about it, but it sure took good pictures.
Lat time I checked on EBay, these cameras were going for anywhere from $200 to $700. Mine has been delegated to a shelf in my studio for decoration.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Freddy's dad was chief of police when I taught him. Years later, I was sitting on the outside gym steps on the playground of the old, old elemetary school, chaperoning a summer outdoor dance. Freddy came over and sat down with me. He was home on leave from the Marines. He talked a long time about the Marines. He loved it.
Now Freddy lives in California. He has worked as a stunt man in movies, and has been involved in a lot of films about the military as a consultant, and has also had parts in several.
You've come a long way from Pinedale, Freddy!
Saturday, June 18, 2011
When Heidi and I taught kindergarten together, we used to take our morning class on a field trip out to Dru and Tawny's and Louie's and Lisa's to feed. They used two teams and wagons, loaded them with bales of hay, and put the kids on top. What a fun time.
Got in trouble with a couple of mothers who were perpetually late. When they arrived at school, we were gone, and their kids missed out. Funny thing, but those moms got better about getting their kids to school on time. An angry five year old could convince them better than the teacher that it's important to be on time.
Some words of wisdom for the day.
Never take a laxative and a sleeping pill on the same night.
Life is what happens when you're making other plans.
One good turn gets most of the blankets.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Kasey's daycare is closed today. She went to feed at the doglot with her Mom, and then hung out with me. We read books, and I let her paint. I showed her how to mix red and and blue to make purple, and blue and yellow to make green.
So, no video of KC painting. I am posting a photo my friend Pam forwarded to me of a bobcat on a saguaro cactus. Why on earth did it climb up there to start with, and how did it get down?
Thursday, June 16, 2011
I had trouble getting books loaded from the library system, but reinstalled the reader, downloaded the books again, and it is working now.
Charm told me this book was good. I have enjoyed Barbara Kinsolver books, but the last one I tried I didn't like. "Animal Dreams"
Let's see what is in the news today - Weiner is resigning, Casey Anthony cried at her trial, Schwarzenegger's mistress is talking, Al Quada has a new leader, a ferret ate a baby's fingers . . . . . . Maybe I'll just watch a movie instead.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
This guy and two others were in my driveway this morning. I keep my "big gun" ready to go upstairs. (My camera with the telephoto lens). He got nervous and left because I kept having to push the cat out of my way to take a picture. Too much motion and activity.
Last night for some reason, I was trying to remember a song I used to play for the kids in kindergarten. It had to do with traveling in the car with a baby, and being stopped by a wicked witch, a giant, etc. who theaten to eat everyone up. All I could remember was that the baby said "Goo Goo Ga Ga" and the family was allowed to drive on.
You gotta love Google. I typed "Goo goo ga ga children's song" in the search bar, and found it. It is on an album named "Traffic Jams" by Joe Scruggs. I think Kasey needs some Joe Scruggs music!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
These aren't new. I found them in my print rack, and matted them to hang in the art room at Rendezvous Pointe.
The bottom one is colored pencil on mylar (drafting film).
In case you don't have anything planned for next weekend, you might be interested in the Heritage Duct Tape Festival: June 17-19, Avon, Oh.
This sticky celebration, now in its eighth year, takes places in the "Duct Tape Capital of the World." Duct tape enthusiasts will see dozens of displays made from this household staple, including fashion-forward clothing and sports memorabilia. On the last day of the festival, Miss America will marshal a parade from the top of a float made from the grey tape. General admission is free of charge.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Kasey loved them!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I wonder if the U.S. Weather Service knows about this?
Barrie found two baby gophers in her dog lot this morning, and brought them home. Don't know if they eat on their own yet. Gophers must be really dumb critters. Why would a Momma gopher try to raise her babies in a place full of sled dogs?
Can't wait until Kasey sees them.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Years ago, I took a photography class at Teton Science School. I stayed in our pickup camper at the GrosVentre campground, and we went out and took pictures every day. The insructor took us up to the top of Signal Mounain, and this rain storm came over the Tetons and the lake. We all took pictures like crazy, but this is the only lightning strike I got on film.
Our instructor was taking pictures and yelling at us not to sue him if we got struck by lightning
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
And here are three of the fonts that were on the CD. The top one is called Minipics Red Rock. It's based on petroglypths.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
JACKSON — The cub of a female grizzly bear that became known for raising her offspring in view of delighted crowds in Grand Teton National Park has grown up and is raising two cubs of her own. And she seems to be following in her mother's footsteps.
Grizzly 610 — a number given by researchers — has been seen with her cubs near Signal Mountain, Signal Mountain Lodge and the Potholes area, often in plain view of the road.
Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says the momma bear seems comfortable near park roads and relaxed with the cubs.
Beginning in 2006, grizzly 399 — 610's mother — raised three cubs in the park. Thousands of visitors witnessed the bear family looking for food along the roadside until the mother weaned her offspring in May 2008.
One of the cubs in this picture is Bear No. 610 and raising her cubs close to the road. The cubs were yearlings when I took these pictures near Moran Junction.