Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm

Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt


Tuesday, July 13, 2010


A classic sunrise...the temperature started out in the low 70s and went up to about 85 by the afternoon. Chores went smoothly. As soon as I finished, I started mowing the lawn. Got 75% of it finished before my class started.

Jean is going to make oversized cards out of her drawings and then will start working on some that are the traditional post card size.

Donna has started on a series of butterflies that will be printed on postcards.

Tina has started a new drawing that will include this dog and DJ.

Jean is plugging away on her mixed media drawing. The addition of the ink really works.
Around 1:10 we had thunder and rain...a MAJOR downpour.
I put the horses in for over an hour...
As soon as I put them back out it started to sprinkle, but no biggie. Of course my outdoor ring was saturated. I'll bet we had at least two inches in an hour.

Gary had a dinner meeting so the dogs and I really cooled it. Barb did chores tonight....

I decided to have the same dinner we had last night. Picked a few berries and added them to what was leftover. Voila. I could eat this several times a week.
Two days ago Barb found three kittens that were abandoned in a field. They are probably 6 to 8 weeks old. A woman at her workplace is taking two and I took the other. A little boy, who will have a name as soon as Finn and Cooper come up with something interesting. Maybe Ariana and Daniela have an idea.

The dogs are amazing me, as they chase Bermuda every chance they get and are very tolerant of this little guy. The kitty has no idea they are dogs.
A friend found another abandoned cat who had 7 kittens, and I am going to look at them tomorrow so I can find a buddy for this one. They are not quite ready to leave their mom yet, so Pam has invited this kitten to stay there for a week, until I can take one of hers. Not sure what I am going to do yet. So far so good.

Night all.


  1. My, what big ears he has! Very cute!

    I'm guessing Abbe's better - no news is good news.

  2. What a cutie! I think he's going to grow up to be a very handsome boy. I wonder what you other cat is going to look like?

    Wasn't that some storm?

  3. He has fabulous ears! He is very cute and he holds his tail so high and proud.

  4. Very cute kitten!

    I always love your students' art work - it's very interesting and inspiring.

    Send some of that rain back here - we're dry as a bone.

  5. The artwork is beautiful! I love that little kittie too. What beautiful markings he/she has.

  6. What a cute kitten! My cat had ears that big, too, she grew into them eventually:))
    To answer your question, I am using a Canon PowerShot S5 IS - that Cicada was very cooperative:))


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