A dinner-plate-sized hibiscus has bloomed every year for the last 14 years on a spindly stalk that seems to have come with the house.
This year there are three more blossoms in process. As I was sketching them in the back garden this morning Jesse moved behind the flower, and when I glanced up at him, this is what I saw:
Three baby steers calmly munching English ivy about twenty feet away on the edge of the hedgerow between our yard and the field.
These are very rough action drawings. I especially like the steer scratching his face with his hind foot.
Eventually the three settled down and I spent a while drawing them as they rested in the shade near the broken style that they had escaped through.
I don't mind at all having them back there, but I eventually called campus security and the farm manager showed up and nudged them back into the pasture and propped up the style.
Here are a couple more drawings of cud-chewing babies.
Then at mid-afternoon I went downtown to check out the political rally and its protesters . My plan was to draw people.
That was fun, but I soon made a sign andjoined the protest! And when the rally started and the police told us protesters they were letting people in without tickets, we went in. A very surreal event!