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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hunting and Photos

I am posting from Gene's computer.  Such a pain to get the photos from my iPhone to here.  But finally made it.  I am not a happy camper without my iMac and it is getting old and I will have to get a new one with all apps.  Not happy about that.  When you are on puny internet it is hard to keep the apps updated. My point and shoot camera is not working now.   Enough griping, here we go.

We are in Indian River, Michigan.  We drove through the tunnel of trees yesterday, at least most of it.  There was a long detour which may have missed the most enclosed part.  Here are a few photos:


The road is pretty narrow for cars and had fresh gravel, no center lines.  We are used to that in ranch country, but not sure how the Michiganers are.  There are many farms in Michigan, which surprised us.
 


 When the trees thin out you can see Lake Michigan.


 It was an interesting drive. It took a couple of hours.

Gene rode his trike for a couple of hours yesterday and I tried painting.  I got out my acrylics and initiated a little table top easel that Brandon gave me for Christmas.   I painted about an hour and had about half of an 8 x 10 canvas panel going and decided to terminate before it was really bad.  Not the day for acrylics.  I sketched and did some Cryptograms and other puzzles.  It was a beautiful day and I was in the shade at a picnic table.  Nice!! 

For Scavenger Hunt459 in the travel sketchbook with a Micron 02.

Number 2, building - the motel front
Number 3, soft - pillows
Number 4, hard, the metal backboard and pipes of the basketball goal out front


Number 5, landscape - across the street from the motel.  This is what I was painting, but much better than the acrylics.


Today Gene biked again and I walked.  He rode his trike along slowly with me.  Nice guy.  I walked about 40 minutes, he went on his way to a trail and got soaked on the way back.  :-)  There were some gulls on the ground so he made them fly....


He saw this cool mailbox with a drawer for the paper.




These are from Gene's ride yesterday. 
 

4 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

really nice photos :) looks like a good drive

when tech goes wrong, it all goes wrong at once :p

Bag Blog said...

We are such creatures of habit. Toby needed some specific programs for his work and he updated my laptop to Windows Whatever. My computer is totally different than it was. Then he decided to get my mom's old computer and put all his programs on it. He didn't need my laptop after all. I still can't find anything on my computer. Don't even get me started on slow internet. There. I complained more than you and this is not my blog.

The photos look lovely. I didn't know Michigan was such a nice place.

Joan Tavolott said...

Looks like a perfect spot for a bike ride or a walk, or some sketching. Hope you are staying cool. Most of the country (NY included) has been so hot.

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, it was beautiful. A bit longer than we thought. Good day.

Ah, I feel for you, Bag Blog. I find change hard.

Joan, there are many good trails for Gene to ride and me to walk! It has been warmer than normal all the way along. They blame us for bringing it with us instead of leaving it in Texas!

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill

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