Saturday, May 16, 2009

Desert goodies

I have been busy all week, but if you asked me what I have been doing, I am not sure I could tell you. Just bits of one thing and bits of another. I did spend some time working on my sketchbook, because Thursday was the last class we had for the semester of figure drawing. I spent some time in my yard, I swept and mopped the floor, blah, blah blah. I have neglected my studio time terribly, and I hope to remedy that condition this weekend.

We have had the pleasure of many tortoise encounters on our walks. I also have a fun tortoise story for you. My friend and neighbor, Marjorie Franklin, was out in front of her house with her son and husband, when a tortoise marched right up their driveway. The tortoise walked past her husband, who was sitting in a chair, past her son. A tortoise with a mission, it trucked right on by Marjorie, who had camera in hand - attempting to film it - and through the gate to the backyard. Apparently, it has been there ever since!!! I guess they have been adopted by this tortoise now. I got to see a few of her videos of this tortoise, and it is a hoot to see how fast they can actually move. I may see if she will allow me to post one here on the blog for you to enjoy!

I have taken a photo of the fuzzy green creosote fruit, so you can see the next step after flowering.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!


lazyclick said...

Beautiful snaps and narration

lee said...

thanks for replying about Hong Kong I will tell her tommorow. Neat pictures. Did you ever hear back from Grad Schools.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi karine!
oh what amazing photos! looks like you are doing and appreciating lots of wonderful things!
m & e

bindu said...

How awesome to have them walking right into your yard! Do they eat the creosote fruit too?