February 22, 2011
Yes it is February and we are flying north to New England Again - but a 6 hour delay? Our plane was pulled from service in Boston and a flight from LA was commandeered into Boston then to SST to bring us back to Boston. I am tired but the plane must be exhausted! More sketching opportunities...
February 21, 2011
Decided to add another wash to darken the scene, it was bright in the sky well before dark but - what do you think - I may give it yet some more work?!? I may not know when to stop ;0
February 10, 2011
Lovely weather in Phoenix, but we sat here all day as flight after flight for our connection to CT was cancelled. Good for sketching opportunities though. We finally made it to Atlanta, only to have that connecting flight cancelled, then an overnight stay in GA (no luggage of course) and finally the next day we made it home - and yeah, our luggage arrived two days later. Don't ya just love travel in the winter?
February 8, 2011
Too dang cute - in photos anyway. I had never heard of a Javelina - Mark gave us the lowdown and a few photos so we were on the lookout all week. They often appear early evening in the back yard areas desert foliage. I am told they smell similar to a skunk (not so appealing) but alas none appeared. Agave on the other hand were prevalent, as were tequila drinks ;-) Wouldn't these make cute pets?? Not as big as pot belly pigs - and with a good bath ? ? ? ?
February 7, 2011
These 3-4" milky white blossoms crown the Saguaro cactus in late spring - they bloom at night and bats primarily do the pollinating. They close up during the daylight - The result in a bright red fruit that the birds love and there by spread the seeds. Both the flower and fruits are quite a site to behold. I had to do this sketch from pictures.
February 3, 2011
The view from the back cactus garden patio was stunning, no matter the time of day . We overlooked the Saguaro National Park and on to the Rincon Mountains. The sun and shadows played with the light all day long and the stars - Oh the stars!! My page is rather watery and does not scan well unfortunately.