This is the driveway to the Oak View Country Club in Aledo. The pictures were sent to me by Mrs. Wombie last week. There's been at least one Blythe member for the last 60 years. At one point there were three of them. This is the drive from the main road that will take you to the Clubhouse, cart sheds and the #1 tee off. For most of those 60 years we have been driving up this road the hillsides were full of lush green oak trees. Now it is littered with fallen limbs and trunks. Now if you want lush, turn around and try somewhere else, lush left this place last year. The grass is greening here today, and the guys who make this a beautiful course are doing their thing. But golfing will be a less fun time this year. This year will take a little to get used to. A whole lot more sun will be shining on the course, and some golfer's scores will lower just a tad. The trees that kept the sun from shining everywhere, and the trees that made some errant shots impossible, are go…
Now that I have procured a space on the front porch at Sinkhole Estates, or as I call it, Death Valley, I have begun painting again. This is one I did most recently blocking in some colors and about 75% finished. It is Alfred playing in the water at the swimming pool. I should have it done soon and that other little number there in black is already in the planning stages.
One of the hard parts, having done a painting of Norah a few years ago, is getting the hair right. It isn't red and it isn't blond. It is a golden blond/strawberry red depending on the light. I've already tried mixing up some shades and don't have it right yet.
One other thing. My area is on the front porch and there is no air conditioning out there. It prevents being out there in the hottest parts of the day but cools a bit in the evening. I was sitting inside one day looking out and wondering if my painting would get wrecked by the heat. And like the dumbass I am I remembered that the great…
This isn't exactly a sign of the apocalypse but every so often you go outside the norm. Not just the norm but your norm. Exceeding both I recently purchased a pair of 5-Finger KSO Vibram's. There were a number of reasons:
1. I am beginning to hate wearing shoes because most cause me some discomfort
2. Shawn McCutcheon recommended checking them out
3. I read somewhere that running/jogging in shoes is unnatural
4. Looking for medium-cheap thrills
Your faithful blogger wearing my new Vibrams.
They feel like just wearing a sock and with rubberized soles you can wear them anywhere.
These little Hobbit feet shoes may look weird, but they feel great.
There are several styles, such as Classic which is a slip-on, a shoe-lace version, and my Velcro-strap style. Also many color combinations as well as purpose. So far I really really enjoy my Vibrams and would recommend them for anyone. They are much more comfy than socks and ill-fit…