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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Where Did the Sun Go???

This is what Tucson skies look like today.  Icky.  No sun, what so ever!  I took this photo out of the car window this morning... At a stoplight.

A friend of mine, over in England wanted a good book to read in a genre that she hadn't read before.  I suggested Lonesome Dove, a western.  She bit and started reading.  The she said that she had to look things up as she went.  She wanted to know what they meant by high chaparral.  The easiest way to tell her was show her a photo.  This is what the land between our house and town looks like.  I marvel at the people that went across this land in covered wagons, through this rough country.  Even worse, they decided to settle in the middle of this and carve out the town of Tucson.  It couldn't have been easy.  Anyway Beryl, this is for you.  Real high chaparral.  There are Mesquite trees, Palo Verdes, Greasewood, Choilla cacti... Also known as Teddy bear and jumping cacti.  If you get to close they drop little segments of their branches that stick to your clothes... I will have to take more photos to send to Beryl.  In another month, it will look completely different.  Everything will be in bloom and will smell wonderful.  OK.  Enough about real life in AZ. 

I had a dental appointment yesterday and that was not as good as running into Choilla cacti..

Today I am trying to talk myself into doing something to the observatory... I need to paint, but I don't like doing that when there is no natural light coming in . 

So... I started thinking about what is going to happen to the birdcage...

The more I look at it, the smaller the floor seems...

It is smaller than the observatory!  I am not sure that I want to work on something that size right after the other one...

Would you believe that the door bell just rang and it was Fed Ex with the contest kit from HBS!  It did and it was!

OK.  Saved by the bell!!!

The birdcage is going to live on the back porch for a while...

I did do a couple of drawings of it this morning... After figuring out how small the floor space really is, I may have to add it to another project as a front entrance.

There just isn't any room for furniture, but I still like it a lot.
.Meanwhile, I guess, if all else fails, I could go clean my workroom for a while... Didn't I just do that?  What happened?

Back to reality.  I need to check it......

Oh I just remembered. A new kit... Forget reality!

See you tomorrow.


12Create said...

Have fun with the new kit. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Mereknits said...

Looks like you are going to be very busy. Hope all the dental stuff goes okay, not fun is it/
Hugs to you,

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
You always have so much going on! The drawings are beautiful. I think that would be a great way to use the birdcage.
Big hug,