Monday, October 08, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Apple Sketches

Apple sketches, pencil on 20# bond, 8"x5"

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A Drawing A Day...

Pencil on 110# card stock, 4"x4"

Monday, June 11, 2007

Loggerhead Shrike Chicks

Every year a pair of loggerhead shrikes nests in our yard and hatches a batch of chicks. This year's chicks are out of the nest today (they may not have had a choice, as hard as the wind is blowing). I snapped a few pictures with my little Kodak Easy Share camera. I was able to get remarkably close to one of the chicks, he seemed as curious about me as I was of him.

Adult shrike with a grasshopper in its beak.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Happy South Dakota Cows

It's spring (going on summer) in Western South Dakota. And it rained! Here are some pictures to prove it.

Chickens. The grass around the chicken coop is so tall they almost vanish in it.


Gypsy and Spuds sneaking some treats.

My favorite heifer, Miss Piggy. She didn't believe me when I told her the camera was not edible.

One of my buddies, 910 (yes that's her name).

Cows and calves enjoying the grass after being in the lots all winter.

Cottontail rabbit. We had swarms of jackrabbits around the barn all winter (I counted 78 in one bunch). According to an expert (probably a county agent - inside rancher joke), 40 rabbits eat as much as one cow!

Salsify flower

Flowers -- Scarlet globe mallows and Western wallflowers.

Scarlet Globe Mallow


Panoramic view (click any of the pictures for a larger version).

Thursday, April 26, 2007

practice drawing

6"x9", 2/HB pencil on 110# card stock