Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Weekend Excursion

My buddy Matt and I went on a long drive up in the woods last weekend. We took the road from Chelatchie Prairie over to the Wind River, going up and over Old Man Pass in the process. It's some of the most beautiful country in the world, in my opinion. Matt is a good guy to have along on such a trip, as he is aces with a camera, and knows every kind of tree there is, and points them out as you go along. He's like a walking talking PBS special.

We saw these twin fawns, and their mother on the way up the pass. They didn't mind us at all, and let us get about 10 feet from them before getting skittish.

Here I am standing by the Jeep.

Here's a waterfall we found. I believe that's Puny Creek, but I'm not 100% sure.

We both had a great time, it was a nice escape from our busy lives back home.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

August 8th, 2008 Illustration Friday

"Munching Canadians always made Myron's stomach feel poofy, but he just couldn't resist them."

In just under the deadline for this weeks topic "Poof!".

*Gruesome disclaimer:
Let me say up front, I have nothing against our fine neighbors to the north. I think Canadians are terrific, and have a really nice nation.

This piece is the result of a rather gruesome inside joke. A friend asked me about all the feet washing up on the shore of Vancouver. Appalled, I said I'd never heard anything about it. Turns out the story she had read referred to Vancouver B.C. and the Pacific Ocean, not Vancouver, Washington and the Columbia River, the town where I grew up. So, being the wise acre that I am, I drew this cartoon, and said it was probably a chubby shark, eating everything but the low-fat-content feet of Canadians.