Friday, July 29, 2005

Friday Morning at 8

Well, this field looks different from moment to moment, let alone day to day. I need to get out there a couple times a day, I think.

I did this sketch around 8, right after walking around the garden. (Hey, the seeds I planted 2 days ago have germinated! Zinnia, radish, cucumber...and the carrots are almost ready to go into the bed!) Now, though, it's 3:30, the thunder is a-rollin' in and if this afternoon is anything like yesterday, well, we're about to get some rain.

Any more drawing today will be indoors. That's ok. Blueberry ice cream is almost ready for the freezer. Mmm.
july 28 blackberry field Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Launch Day WHOO HOO in the Field

To celebrate a successful launch, I hauled the ole pastels to the blackberry field again. Hazy day. Hazy hot day. Mmm. That field is warming up more every minute.
blackberry field tree line Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 24, 2005

The field below

This land changes every day. I've been taking lots of pictures, recording the mood of this place, but something's been missing. The immediacy of the photo is great, amazing, what have you. But, a drawing, well, a drawing is so much closer. Spending time meditating on the field, using pastels and watercolors, I've just been falling in love with this place.
blackberry field Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

And the launch is scrubbed

An LH2 sensor wasn't responding, so, the launch has been scrubbed. I guess they'll have to detank. Ah well, interesting to see that there isn't going to be just a pile of pink paper.

What a letdown. Can you imagine what the crew feels like now? Uuuuuuuuhhhh. Adrenaline overload. Failure mode uhhhhhhh.

So, how long will this turnaround take?

Holy hootis.

Launch Day for Space Shuttle

Well, we WERE going to go towards KSC and watch the launch. We were. But, Tom got sick last week, and today is his first day out of bed. Fortunately, we have NASA TV. Right now, the astronauts are progressing from White Room to Orbiter. Pretty cool.

Is there anything as exciting as a launch? WHOO HOOO!

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Tuesday Ichetucknee Idyll

We've been too busy to spit. Today, we took a day off. Rick is up this week, and we all wanted to get the men decided on The River.

The Ichetucknee is one gorgeous river. Famous for's pristine.

I've posted a few shots below...more pictures and words later....
Ichetucknee spring Posted by Picasa
Rick & Pam Posted by Picasa
Mullet Posted by Picasa