It continues...it remains soggy and the landscape is full of muddy misery everywhere my eyes can see. The fields around the outskirts of town have become marshland with standing water in the low lying areas. And I remain indoors. A shut-in. And I don't like it much. So, I read a lot. Get bored with that. I play games on the cellphone, and different ones on my desktop. :::yawn::: After taking the car in, finally, to get the oil changed, I take myself out to lunch...then, I'm back indoors. Hmmmm, what to do? I think of taking out my sketch pad. But, as I sit there with the tablet and pencil in my hands, I try to think of what to draw. Of course, since I can't be out traipsing around and searching for the early migrant birds, I figure I'll draw a bird. I haven't sketched a peregrine falcon...so, that is what I begin---
Since I more or less used a scratch and scribble technique without much concentration on detailing, I finished all too soon. I thought of adding a bit of color with my colored pencils and nixed the idea. I may someday add the bronze and grey shades of the peregrine. Maybe. But, I finished for now---
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What else can I add to this post, I wonder?
I need something that is light, instead of all the gloom and despair I'm having. Did I mention that I am a shut-in? Oh I know. Something I borrowed from our local news app!! When I saw it and read the article, I thought it was on the funny side...
You see, there was a guy that the CCPD was following. The lights were flashing, the other driver finally pulled over, but fled the scene! Now, this is the funny part [at least for me] The news photographer captured this....what do you see? Illegal, right? You don't see it? The policeman stopped in front of a fire hydrant. That's a no no in EVERY city, county, state! Guess he figured he was above the law. Okay, then to top it off, being in the close vicinity of a fire hydrant, notice what is coming out of the patrol vehicle? Yep!! Smoke!! Now what caused the car to catch fire?!! My guess is....he was smoking in the vehicle. That's a no-no again. He flipped the cigarette [or cigar] out the driver's window and my theory is, it didn't fall in the street [where littering is illegal]...it instead ended up in the back seat/floor of the SUV and heated things up a little bit. Needless to say, it just caught my funny bone where I had to laugh at the hilarity of it all. Wonder if the news photographer made a citizen's arrest for a vehicle parked in an improper zone. Was the run-a-way apprehended? Don't ask me, I was too busy giggling!!!
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Are you as bored as I am with this? I'm not done yet. Here are some randoms....
Getting enough fiber in your diet is essential. Wood is considered fiber, no?
On Sunday morning I stopped at a small city park with a pond. Not much happening tho. The usual, gulls, pigeons, ducks, ibis, cormorants, geese...
...some are hen pecked. But that's nuttin' to crow about.
...some played chicken with the street traffic. [these two were last seen heading down Holly RD. Not squished]
...and not to bore you any further I close with Larry Moe and Curly. You can go out and tell everyone you know that you've been goosed at Hootin' Anni's today!!! And send them an invitation to experience the whole shebang for themselves. You know where to find me. I'm home...a shut-in!!!!