You caught my comment to Ron--funny!
--I always love your pastoral photographs. Especially the last one. Do you mind if I steal it? I might print it and put it on my office door, if you don't care.
I'll print your name along the bottom.
Yes I did find a local expert to come look at Cass. Normally I would have to trailer to his place 70 miles away, but he is flying out for work and will be coming here either tomorrow morning before his flight or Wed after he returns. Lucky me! He's not a licensed practitioner, but he has a great reputation and I've already been through 2 veterinarians and a chiro-licensed DVM with no results. Cross fingers!
Meanwhile I'm having a blast on my daily bareback rides on Tess. We've forged a new partnership in her compliance to start letting the barrel and cowhorse days go, a little. . . . She still loves to run above all other speeds, which makes for the smoothest trot ever because she glides just off the bit.
--When I got to your pastel drawer photos, I thought, "He's left handed!" But then I saw the rest.
Your set-up would be perfect for me if the easel sat on the desk. At the same time, what you have done is amazing and it would be perfect if reversed for a lefty.
I love the little stand for your laptop. I get lots of pastel dust on mine. I always vacuum it after I finish a painting.
--How are you and the Dude hanging in there? Maybe the photos from the round-up will cheer you up? Must be some good reference images from around the area. You can't leave a building without seeing cowboys and cowgirls (and horses). Happy place.
--Funny. . . and in part because in that photo, the falling leaves have made a perfect circle around that tree, indicating an intense lack of wind. We've had that here for the past week (after hurricane force for a few solid days--more the norm), and I've noticed those odd, picturesque leaf rings around the trees. . . . We don't usually have that. . . .
--Our football kicked Missouri's butt. . . . Sorry. . . . But clearly you have more important things going on! How wonderful to have your family closer. I've missed mine of late.
Hello to Catherine, Lenore, Deb, Don, everyone. . . and I hope you're enjoying the fall weather!