Year: 2018

Journal

Minimalist Reflections At Christmas

I’ve minimized my participation in Christmas. I used to be way more “into” Christmas.  Oh my gosh.  At one time I had at least five trees.  Decorations for all of them.  Then I had the non-tree decorations….stand-alone stuff.   Enough twinkling lights to string them for miles.  Indoor stuff.  Outdoor stuff.  It took me several days […]

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Journal

Laying Low

Grey skies.  Rain.  Cool temps.  That was today. Dave made a fire.  Warm house. Also, I painted for several hours.  Skulls.  That’s what I’m painting.  A deer and a goat. Outside for a walk.  I’m thankful I have clothes that keep me comfortable in this weather.  The walk is pleasant and outdoor time is so […]

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Journal

Baja in Black and White

Mexico is a colorful place.  It almost seems wrong to do a post of Baja images solely in black and white.  But the light creates some pretty interesting contrast that takes center stage in monochrome.  All of the following pictures were taken somewhere on the Baja peninsula between 2016 & 2018.  

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Recipes

Osso Buco-Style Meatballs

I found this recipe in a publication that my electric cooperative sends out monthly.  Great Recipe!  A wonderful comfort food on a cold, dreary day. MEATBALLS 1 slice whole wheat bread (I used fresh baked, white bread that Dave made) ⅓ cup whole milk 1 pound ground beef 2 oz of smoked bacon finely chopped […]

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Art

Painted Whitetail Deer Skull

YouTube Video I started painting skulls several years ago.  I love animal skulls.  It is fascinating how bones linger on.  They’re a beautiful reminder of life…..as well as death.  The intertwined and inevitable cycle of life.  As I hold the bone in my hands I consider the life of the creature that once lived and […]

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Journal

September 2018 Update

This year we’ve done a lot of traveling in our truck camper.  We’ve made quite a few videos about the camper. In January 2018 we took off on our maiden voyage in the camper/truck rig.  First, we drove west. Southwest of Yuma, Arizona we crossed over into Mexico at the border town Los Algodones.  From […]

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