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desert ratter

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Zenkats on July 8, 2013 at 7:17 pm
watercolor aceo 7/2013

watercolor aceo 7/2013

Rommel is his name. A fierce purveyor of desert rats. Better be careful all you rodents. Rommel is on the march.

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ghost dancer

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Painted Ponies on July 4, 2013 at 1:17 pm
watercolor aceo 7/2013

watercolor aceo 7/2013

Brother come stand beside me. Mother is waiting.
 
ps….the ants are gone except for one scout today. I let him crawl around on the table and told him not to bring his brothers.
 

 

 

hummer time

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on July 3, 2013 at 8:22 pm
watercolor aceo 7/3/2012

watercolor aceo 7/3/2012

I was sitting on my deck beneath the dogwood trees this morning. I looked up into the trees and noticed a fluttering leaf way up in the top on a bare branch. I watched it for awhile and noticed that it was not a leaf but a tiny humming bird.
 

 

ritual

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on July 2, 2013 at 8:15 pm
watercolor aceo 7/2013

watercolor aceo 7/2013

I have a ‘situation’ with ants. The ants started in my kitchen, went to my bathroom and are now circling around on my art table. I guess they are after water because there are islands of deceased ants floating in my water jars. When they staked out my kitchen I left them alone unless they mounted an attack on the cutting board. My weapon of choice is a spray bottle of water and rubbing alcohol. I found that circling my cutting board with a spray of the solution allowed me to prepare food. One night before I retired to my bed I gave the colony one last spray around the cutting board. This resulted in a number of bodies all expired. I’m sorry but they were taking great advantage of my space. I left them there until morning. The next day the bodies were gone. I suppose that the other ants removed the bodies as from a field of battle. This made me think of the death and burial rites of the elephant. They do not carry off the body but do mourn the departed and will come back to the death site long after the fact. It seems a stretch to think that ants have similar instincts but they do take care of the bodies.

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summer sun

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on July 1, 2013 at 12:17 pm
watercolor aceo 7/2013

watercolor aceo 7/2013

I took the dogs to the Lake at 7am today due to the extreme heat that we have been having here in southern California. There was friend Heron wading around amongst the fishermen attempting to catch his share of the lake trout. Always nice to see him.