Monday, March 31, 2014

Lassie's neighbors

Sometimes I obliterate my to-do list altogether by painting over it, and just hope I remember what it was. This started out as a rumination on poodles, clotheslines, British back yards and bomb shelters.
Lassie's neighbors

Friday, March 28, 2014

The earth shook. Under my feet.

We had an earthquake! It wasn't so bad where I live, but it's always... er, interesting.
Friday night quake

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Emerald City

My father worked as an engineer at the Amoco oil refinery most of his life. I remember how he once made a scale model of the refinery out of balsa wood, and I thought it was just about the coolest thing I had ever seen. I don't recall much else about it, except the nice lady who was a secretary (or something) there, and a company picnic along the York River. In my mind,  it looked like Emerald City from the Wizard of Oz, and for some reason, I still think of the refinery when I hear the music of George Shearing.

Emerald City on the York River

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