Friday, July 12, 2024


A few weeks ago I discovered a new magpie nest built right up against Sibley the Peregrine's building, the circle to the right. Last year there was an active nest above her spot, the other circle and parent magpie squawking away to the left. Then I found out why - at least three of the chicks had bailed. Mom actually charged Mose the dog!

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Pheasant Fight

 A shot taken in late April, cockfight in the yard. The guy on the left won.

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Here Goes

On Claybord with acrylic, printing ink, Arteza Brush Pens, lots of stuff and ...whew, putting that one to rest and next an etching! Got a pile of new PETG plastic in the mail from Blick Art Supplies, along with a magnifying glass arrangement on the desktop to get the details.

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Raven Love

I have been working on a Claybord painting of a Raven for several days, and took it out of the trash this morning to give it another chance. "You can fix it," suggested Tom with great optimism. Or at least a good acting job...HA! Not the same Ravens here, but down at the river. We shall see about that painting, and just rolled on a whole second layer of printing ink, currently drying in the sun. Fingers crossed.

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Happy Holiday

Have a great 4th! We have a fantastic fireworks display across the highway from us here in Florence, and I always sit in the front yard with the camera.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Monday, July 1, 2024