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pen week part one: meatball mammoth and other stub pen drawings

The drawing of the day project is well into its tenth year, so let’s celebrate with a Pen Week, a week of drawings from the most recent drawing of the day sketchbook that feature automatic drawings, with no pencil underdrawing, … Continue reading

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antelopia– squares, and a quiz

A tour of the photo archives takes us once again through the fringes of Antelopia, my ongoing project where I photograph every antelope I can find.  Due to the fact that Northwest Indiana is not prime antelope habitat (not recently, … Continue reading

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the possum lady of old kekionga

(Our now traditional post for Christmas night, an invented-on-the-spot bit of Kekionga folklore, originally posted in 2013.) One Christmas night we got home late from spending the holiday out of town.  Our dog sitter left the Japanese lantern on beside … Continue reading

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an adorable cretaceous pet

Back before I got my first corgi, my inner life was full of imaginary pets.  Not just dogs, but tame foxes, wolves, crows, hedgehogs, armadillos and giant fruit bats.  And of course, since  imagination is cheap, I also kept dragons, … Continue reading

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mushawasing page 2

What does happen when you fall asleep in the Woods?  Do you dream… or don’t you? For those not familiar with Kekionga’s distinctive wildlife, the creature with its feet in the Creek is a young female Saiga petrovskii,  the woodland saiga. … Continue reading

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animal week: concluding animal roundup

Round ’em up: all the cool miscellaneous animals that just happened to be especially photogenic the other weekend.  Nothing serious concerning the philosophy of animal characters in narrative here, just some pictures I took at the zoo. Here are two … Continue reading

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animal week: a marvelous mandrill

Yes, the animals at the zoo were amazing enough that their week has expanded beyond the dictionary definition of the word.  And the animal that I found most amazing to photograph was this young mandrill.   He was indoors in … Continue reading

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animal week: the african white backed vulture

Or as the Zoo’s website calls him: Vulture, African White Backed.  In this shot, he is looking right at you, which is hard to catch.  Vultures have magnificent profiles, and they always seem to give you their best side. Vultures … Continue reading

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animal week: the amur tiger

An Amur (or Siberian) Tiger on a rainy summer day in the American Midwest.  This guy spent most of the time we spent in the Rosebrough Tiger Passage (a deluxe and stimulating state of the art tiger habitat) napping in … Continue reading

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animal week: the persian onager

Onagers are wild asses once found throughout the Middle East. Along with the takhi horse of Mongolia and surrounding regions, they always represent to me the essence of the primitive horse (or more properly primitive equine) that has always occupied … Continue reading

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