May 3, 2022
Fourteen years ago this coming August, Kathy and I flew to Peru to visit our son, Tommy, who was in the Peace Corp. He was stationed in a high mountain village called Yanque. While there I got inspired to take a bunch of photos of the incredible, ancient adobe angles of the buildings, the alleys and the interiors with the intent of doing a series of paintings. Came home, got busy running a magazine and forgot all about it until three days ago when I ran across the reference photos and thought, Hey, these have some potential.
And, here is a photo Kathy took of me coming out of one of these incredible Peruvian doorways, within a doorway.
Speaking of adobe walls, here's another view of the big, fat crow in the crow's nest:
This just in from my border brother
"Actually that’s probably a raven. They tend to travel solo or in pairs, crows tend to flock up more
and are seen in groups. Ravens are bigger as well, but who can tell when there’s only one. Around here in Baja Arizona we generally have Chihuahua Ravens. To confirm that one needs a good long look at said bird with good binoculars to get a good look at neck feathers. Here we assume all ravens are Chihuahua birds. They frequent my pond and pasture, often recycle old hawk’s nests."
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