4th Of July Fun

Lopez Island fireworks

Hope everyone is enjoying summer. Lisa and I and most of my crazy family had a fun holiday on Lopez Island for the 4th. Since I couldn't work with clay, I ended up looking up and creating links to a couple hundred more ceramics artists - some cool stuff!

Robert Burt driving tractor during July 4th 2011 parade.

Lisa's dad in the annual parade, driving one of the many tractors he's restored from piles of rust.

View of Mt. Rainier from our beach.

A telephoto view from our beach, with Mt. Rainier in the haze.

The Taj Ma-small

This is Lisa's cabin, fondly known as "The Taj Ma-small". The thoughtful deer are helping clean up some fallen brush in front.

Linnaea flowers

Linnaea flowers along a path - what my stepdaughter Linnea gets her name from.

Lisa carrying Lucy

Our dumb mutt started limping like a drunk one-legged spider, so Lisa carried her down our little gravel road to home, where we found a thorn in her foot and pulled it out - at which point she jumped up and wanted to fetch sticks fetch sticks fetch sticks, like usual.

And Now For Something Completely Different

American Gothic by Grant Wood

American Gothic, by Gordon Wood, 1930.

Lopez Gothic

Lopez Gothic, 2011.

I had a manure fork instead of a pitchfork, which evidently had a longer handle than what Wood's model was holding. We had to do some shenanigans to get it down low enough - maybe Wood did too.
Lopez Silly

Lopez Silly.

time well spent

closeup view Jack Troy cup, links to Jack Troy artist page

time to explore

link to newest page of ceramic artist links, including link to Scott Parady, pictured

time flies

Link to monthly image blog