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Saturday, October 30, 2010

This teller of tales, slayer of dragons, healed by moonlight, she wonders where dragons sleep.

Fairy Tales are more than true;
not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
-G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Meet Lissie

I have been listening to this little known artist for for her, she's about to come alive.
(samples at bottom of page)

Norton Juster's chapped hands

I first met Norton in the early seventies when I hired him and his partner Earl Pope of Juster Pope Associates to design a residence for one of my clients. I was just reminded of how great he was to work with as he was just on NPR discussing his latest book. I remember being at a feed store with him when Norton asked the salesman if he had anything for chapped hands. The salesman handed him some udder creme and said it should take care of it. A few weeks passed and Norton was back at the feed store. How did that creme work out, asked the salesman. Just fine, replied Norton in a straight face, but every afternoon around 5 I have this sudden urge to have my fingers pulled. That is classic Norton Juster. The house I built and he designed was featured in House Beautiful Magazine, April 1979  JD

Thursday, October 21, 2010

How bout them cowgirls

But her home is 'neath that big blue sky
And the Northern Plains and those other wise open spaces
Now days there ain't as many

Monday, October 18, 2010

I met Roy when I was a kid, Happy Trails pardner

These two wandered off onto 10,000 acres outback, came back six months later looking fine.

I'd settle for a slowdown

International Harvester 1466 pulling a Ruscon 2000

The filling station

Hector watering the trees

Wind-rowed and ready for bailing

Alex loading a colt for a sales prep

Still on the rake at 2PM, Mike said he'll have 100 round bails up by dark, we'll see

Mike pulling the Vermeer R2300

Ryan, the man from Tennessee

Alex getting the trailer ready


Foal watching is not that far away

Live oak's on a still pond

Brangus in the outback

Some of the mare's having breakfast

While Mike is running the hay rake, Hector is loading water for the new trees

The Vermeer R2300 in transport position

Watching hay dry with no rain in site, it's a good thing

Mike getting ready to rake out the hay

All done with the cuttin

Recovering from surgery