Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ajo Landscapes

January 12, 2011

Went home for lunch and whipped out three studies (I was waiting for the termite guy and he finally showed at about 2:15). Meanwhile, Kathy is hosting bunco tonight (everytime I hear this term I am reminded of Doc Holliday who, I seem to remember, was branded a "bunco steerer" in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1880, which I assume means someone who suckers suckers into playing a crooked game of bunco?).

Here is one of the studies I did, which I call Civil War General:

Looks a bit like General Crook, but not quite. He looks like someone though.

Meanwhile, on the drive back from Ajo yesterday. Carole drove and I looked at the moonscape to the west of the highway. Really dramatic country down there. This is my impression of that expanse:

There was a ranch out among the mesquite and we could just make out the roofline among the palo verdes. That's a quick take on that.

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