|My painting of a turquoise bear.|
Did you miss me? It been six weeks since I posted. I'll admit I've been sitting on the fence wondering if I should continue blogging. Ienjoy sharing my peeks into nature with you and I like to think my writing skills are improving as I keep plugging away at it, but sometimes I get a little frantic finding the time to do it. .... so I had a little talk with myself. If I'm too busy to blog, just don't worry about it. That is one of the perks of job. Its not chipped in stone that I must post ... and when I post it doesn't necessarily have to be right away. I write my raw notes promptly, usually in the field; but I don't see that it matters if you hear about my badger, bugs and beasties this week, next week, or even next month. I hope my posts are like a good nature book that you can pick up at any time; and that if you are new to my blog, you'll enjoy wandering through past posts when you have some free time.
For those who don't know: I've been filling one journal after another for many, many years. Oh gosh! About 40 years! Keeping notes is part of my very being. On Feb 1, 2011 I posted a blog on "Thoughts on Keeping a Journal." I see I was on volume 37 at the time. Now I just finished Volume 43. So I have plenty of material to work from. I just need the time to sort the quality out from the quantity.
While I haven't been posting I've been busy with several things. I took the time to read four books; we went on two trips to the Klamath Basin (five days each); I've drawn a dozen interesting species for the South National Estuarine Reserve near Coos Bay, Oregon; and I've been waiting for the blogging bug to bite again. Now that the rains have come to Oregon we are staying home a little more. The blogging bug is nibbling at me.
You'll hear more from me soon .... probably. In the meantime I'm including some of my recent art.
|Purple Shore Crab|