Saturday, August 30, 2008

Another neighbor


Before you say anything about this photo, I just want you to remember that my camera is only about 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. It is a good camera, and I love it, but you can't expect the same results someone with a large, fancy camera will get. Despite the inadequacies of my camera, I had to share this photo with you, mainly for Priya's sake. She commented about the roadrunner, and talked about the cartoons with Wile E. Coyote and the roadrunner. I remember those well, and it really wasn't until I moved to the desert that I got to meet the inspirations for those two characters. Now they are my neighbors! I think that is pretty cool. This young coyote came to visit yesterday while we were eating dinner. I was so absorbed watching it, that my food got cold. I didn't mind. How often do you get to look out your window at a young coyote, anyway? (Now, Lee, I know you aren't fond of coyotes, but I really think you should give them a second chance. Look - he's smiling at you!)

I also thought you might like to see one of my new oil paintings. This one was a small watercolor that I blew up big, and painted it in oil. Now if I could just find those other missing watercolors, I could paint another one...


Early this morning, we were awakened by thunder and lightening! A rarity in these parts, for sure. It tried to rain all morning, but we only got a few little sprinkles. Still, it has made the air feel cool, and has been a nice change of pace from the usual hot desert sun beating down. I won't complain.

5 comments:

coloredsock said...

what a beautiful photo. i love coyotes and am mesmerized everytime one passes me walking or driving. you've seen this blog, right? : http://dailycoyote.blogspot.com/ it's awesome. and roadrunners! i laughed hysterically the first time i saw one in ABQ---one literally ran across the road in the cross walk when i stopped for a red light. hee. meep, meep! and beautiful new painting. one worth exploring from the small watercolor!

priya said...

thanks karine. when i saw the pic you had taken, i couldn't help thinking what a beautiful animal the coyote is. then i saw jen's comment and looked through Daily Coyote. really is a gorgeous creature. now if only i could find those old comics...

Nancy and the fatties said...

What a cool photo Karine - sorry to hear you still haven't found the watercolors!

Karine said...

Thank you for the Daily Coyote link, Jenny. That is an amazing blog! I do believe the coyote is a new source of fascination for me.

Patricia said...

Gorgeous photo! Sadly, in central Nebraska, coyotes are seen as nasty pests and are often shot on sight.
Thanks for sharing a corner of your world-