Monday, May 26, 2008

Ifni Aspect

Below is my latest painting. It's in honor of an affinity I've felt for the name of a little coastal town in Morocco, ever since I first saw it on my father's world globe. I would return to it over and over, and got pleasure just saying the name: Ifni. The town is Sidi Ifni, Morocco. Though when I saw it as a young child on the globe, it would still have been a territory of Spain, as it was until 1969. I've always carried that name with me, and remembered it with great fondness.

It came up again recently when my pal MaLu asked: if I were to have triplets, all girls, what would I name them? One name I chose was Ifni. I'd forgotten where exactly where it was, just remembering, from childhood, that it was on the African continent. Last night, for the first time, I looked it up, learned where exactly it is, and a little of it's history. What is my connection to this place? I don't know, perhaps I had a past life incarnation there... Anyway, after reading up on Ifni, this painting was created:

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A walk, A dog, A bone

I went for a walk today, a ways up Taos Canyon, in National Forest land. It was a beautiful Spring day out.

I took my dog, Lucy (Goosey). She enjoyed herself.

Then I found a big bone (deer? elk?), which I played with.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Boo Snoozing

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Handsome Boo, my almost feral kitty.
He has to go have his teeth cleaned at
the end of the month. They are icky.
But for now, he sleeps in peace, not
suspecting there is a vet visit to come!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Spring Has Sprung

Yes, it's Spring here in northern New Mexico, and all the usual beauty has arrived. Below are a few flower images that caught my attention...

Wild plum tree blossoms in my back yard:

Tulip that is blooming out front where I work:

Close ups of the secret inner world of tulips:

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Moments of Grace

Gracie asleep in the cat bed by the window:

and Gracie awake... awwww...

Friday, May 2, 2008

An Engineer's Guide to Cats

This is excellent information on the properties of cats. Thanks out to my pal Snati for pointing this out to me.

Here is the description of this video, by its creator:
"Two professional engineers illustrate the proper care and practical benefits of cats. None of the cats, humans, or engineers were mistreated in the making of this film. They were however, slightly annoyed. Song on ending credits is called "Sparky's New Bike" from royalty free music website. "