Sunday, July 31, 2011

Boulder National Park, Colorado

From a friend's photo taken during his 3 week motorcycle ride out west. He has the best pictures, posted here: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>  so his friends back home could follow his adventures.
This photo was taken on July 6, 2011.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

2011 07 NYC trip

My daughter's 30th coincided with some business training, so I mapped out my locations, hotel, class and a special dinner at Le Cirque!

Of course, a special restaurant requires a special outfit, so I had to do some deciding...I ended up with the left skirt, in case you were wondering! (Fancier!)
 Every Friday throughout the summer, Binghamton has music and a Farmer's market Friday afternoons.
I was there enjoying the music-
This time the courthouse was being maintained, so I drew the men working.

This young lady had a suitcase, and sat down to enjoy the music. Binghamton isn't that large of a city - I wonder where she was going?

30th birthday gifts!

My daughter turned 30! A friend suggested 30 gifts, so off I went. I had a blast shopping, until I realized I had to wrap every one!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

2011-07-14 Daisys from my garden

These are so easy to grow and so pretty in a vase!

2011 0709 Tree trimming

Saturday morning, right across the street, they were trimming the tree with a bucket lift.  They could drive this small equipment across the yard without damage to the grass, and easily access the branches needed. Really neat! And easy to draw, as I could sit on my front porch with my coffee!
Note: the yard is sloped, so the bucket thing-y is not on top of the truck, as it seems.

July Fest in Binghamton

They had nearly perfect weather for this 3 day event! The most fun, though, was people-watching...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

2011-07-06 Motel neighbor

Another sketch from my friend's cross country trip photos. Here are his notes about this man: "He is my neighbor in this motel. He was traveling from Lancaster PA out west and got thrown off the bus here in Burlington CO for talking too much about conspiracies with the government. It took some talking to get him to let me take his pic so please enjoy."
I don't think I captured the true essence (!) of this man, judge for yourself here:    (you'll need to scroll down)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Strange Sign

A friend is taking a 3 week cross-country motorcycle trip, and posts the neatest photos of things he sees along the way. This was seen in Spencer, West VA. 
Yes, that is supposed to look like dripping blood...
Follow his ride report and see his photo here: