Monthly Archives: November 2007

On The Road To Santa Cruz

On my road trips to Santa Cruz to surf, I pass by this wind break of Eucalyptus trees that always reminds me of the sentinels that stand guard outside a castle. But then, I have an active imagination. I did … Continue reading

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Chinese Kite Flying

During the Korean war my stepfather was in the Navy and stationed on Guam. That was from 1952 until 1955. Just before we left for home my mom took a weekend shopping trip to Hong Kong. While she was there … Continue reading

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"Now Hear This"

On this strange day they call “Black Friday” I ran across this, the strangest Chuck Jones cartoon I’ve ever seen. Chuck was the originator of the Pepe LePew and Roadrunner and Coyote cartoons, but this doesn’t quite fit that mold, … Continue reading

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Gracie and Buster

The Airdale Terrier is sometimes called the “King of Terriers” because it is the largest of the terrier breeds, 50 to 100 pounds. The breed has also been called the Waterside Terrier, because it was bred originally to hunt otters. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mickey

Nov, 18,1928- HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICKEY MOUSE- At the Colony Theater in New York Walt Disney’s cartoon “Steamboat Willie” debuted- The first major sound cartoon success and the official birth of Mickey Mouse. Two earlier silent Mickey’s had been done, but … Continue reading

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The Old Red Barn

The barn has always been the main structure of the family farm. It housed the horses, wagons and other animals of the farmyard. The farmer of years ago built his barn first, before he built the farm house. Even today … Continue reading

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Have A Daffy Day

I’m trying out a new feature of the blog, adding cartoons when I don’t have time to post a new painting. Try it out and let me know what ya’ tink. The cartoons marked BANNED were made during WWII and … Continue reading

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Alice and the Cheshire Cat

Cheshire Puss,’ she began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider. “Come, it’s pleased so far,” thought Alice, and she went on. “Would you tell … Continue reading

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Mountain Colors

Having lived in the Sierras for more than 20 years, scenes like this are commonplace and even taken for granted. We lived approximetly 20 miles outside of Nevada City, near the little town of North San Juan. The town has … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves

Leaves changing colors, cooler weather, Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend, Sun. 11/4.In 1784 Benjamin Franklin came up with the idea of setting our clocks ahead during the spring and summer and then setting them back during the winter. The … Continue reading

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