Allen's Zoo


Weekend Road Warrior
April 13, 2016, 2:36 pm
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I want to thank my daughter…

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I sketched these while behind the wheel of my car. My daughter, who was with me took a walk.



Sketching on the Road/ Sister Noon

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During a road weekend I pulled into a side street and sketched for a few moments.



the high chaparral

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Here drawing at a place that’s relatively untouched.
Yesterday I took my car to the auto shop. The TV was on in the waiting room. Enter civilization. I don’t watch TV shows, cable or otherwise, at home. When I do watch TV I watch movies on DVD. The TV was tuned to one of the major channels and there was a daytime talk show on. I couldn’t avoid catching glimpses of the show. I won’t burden you specifics, but it wasn’t difficult to see the show was terrible. When a commercial did come on it took but a glance to see what was being sold…and it was ugly. Since the work would take a while I took up the offer to take the shuttle to the mall down the street. Pretty sad. Point is…sometimes I feel more a part of things while drawing at the place above where there is all but no one around.



Coyotes, Calves, and Allergies

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While drawing these hills this guy came by, pulling up in a pick-up truck. He came over to look at my drawing. His name was Jim. He’s a rancher here, tending the cattle I’ve seen in the morning that graze on the hills and doing the various chores. He talked about the life and death struggles between coyotes and the calves on these hills. He felt the calves held their own pretty well. At the time I was having my own struggle with the elements: allergies. And they were definitely getting the better of me.



Quail Hill

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Undertow
September 28, 2015, 1:45 pm
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I took this photo during a rare moment walking when the sun had risen.
I saw yet another shooting star about a week ago just before the sun rose. It was over the ocean more westerly than the previous two. This time I was facing it directly and could trace the streak across the sky. It was a long streak of light, it’s origin was a slightly thicker light tapering towards the end. Like the others it was just a brief moment…which I guess makes these moments all that more magical.




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