Saturday, November 24, 2007

"Orange Alert"

This one could have been titled "Red Alert", because it happened when one or more deer took a night time stroll through the yard. Cassie must have hit the window full force to make a blob this size! The first version was trashed when a friend commented that it looked like "a LOT of dog slobber" - which it is, but I'd rather it weren't so obvious. I keep finding new ways to process the images, which is a good thing because I discovered that the winter sun has dropped too far to let me photograph Cassie's current efforts on all but the west window. It's frustrating; however, by taking a second look at previous work I hope I'm learning to make better art. Got to make the dog proud!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Six Deer on Monday!

We finally got some rain, so the deer have suddenly reappeared in abundance. There were six of 'em parading up the side yard last Monday so Cassie had a very productive session at the window. It's a wonder her nose wasn't swollen, she banged it on the glass so much! The parade consisted of three does and three spotless fawns. The last doe was limping; later I found out that my neighbor heard a commotion previously and then the cable TV wouldn't work. When he checked his dish (mounted on one of our pasture fence posts), he discovered that it had been knocked askew, so we figured that the gimpy deer had gotten tangled in the fence there.

The rain also brought out a box turtle, who decided to call at the front, so Cassie has been painting the storm door heavily, too. More from that, later.