Tuesday, June 11, 2024

My Original Hobby

 My brother just sent this photo of me as a scuba diver when I was two years old in California.  HA!

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Trip to New York

This letter was mailed 10 miles from here, over two weeks ago, and enjoyed a cross country trip to Mid Island, New York. I love that:  (State of MT (Montana))  

And my brother Jon and I fishing in Michigan when we lived in Saint Louis as kids. What a haul!!!

Friday, June 7, 2024

New Birds!

Man, we have some new residents now like Cedar Waxwings (here) and Brown-headed Cowbirds. And tons of Bullock's Orioles even feeding at the hummingbird feeders, one Western Tanager, and American Goldfinches galore. Finally, and my absolute favorites - House Wrens! Can't go down to the river now for eagle shots with the bridge out but maybe there is a way...?

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Floating Bridge

Tom and I got the bridge across the slough out - the water way up and floating, tethered to a pole. We used a come-along, pry bar, and two wheel drive pickup truck! Took an hour+  but WE DID IT! Sometimes the water completely covers that island across the slough, river roaring. It is always a trick figuring out how to re-install the bridge in July. One time we tricked a bunch of people that came to see the birds. Actually, they volunteered...

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Magpies Everywhere

We had 5 babies pop out of this domed, stick nest in the front yard and how do they all fit in there? Must be fun to be free! Youngsters have the short tails and blue eyes, red around the "gape" or mouth.

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Brand New

I just finished this painting today- "Red Squirrel" on Claybord with printing inks, gouache paint, pen & ink, pencils, brush pens...Always an experiment and a piece of Claybord that previously had an eagle that didn't work, so I gave up and made that one an etching, that DID work. Squirrel 8" x 11" and framed on the wall, starting an etching now, a Barred Owl! I must harness this Art Inertia while it lasts. My term, but it fits.