Our son Curtis is back in Prague for another year of teaching. He recently checked out the Gerhard Richter exhibit at The National Gallery and told us “….some of Richter’s paintings are very realistic, like photographs, while others are completely abstract…”
(Photos- Curtis Browne)
Several of you inquired about the donkeys and how they’re doing.
Beatrice– She’s made major improvements in letting me touch her. The back hoofs are still off limits, though.
Cece– Poor girl. She’s had a rough few months after delivering Dusty. Her health declined and she was agitated most of the time. One evening while putting her hay down, she reached out and bit me in the shoulder. I called Barbara and we discussed what to do. Cece has now been on an increased diet of hay, supplements and vitamins. Her health has gotten better and because of that…her mood is better, too.
Audrey– She has a lot of energy and needs to have some sort of purpose. I had started clicker training (more on this later) but her lessons slowed down after Dusty was born. She became bored and started girdling a tree in the paddock. The tree trunk is now covered in a tarp…much to Audrey’s disappointment.
Dusty– He’s growing up fast. Although he gets a lot of his nourishment from nursing, Dusty began eating out of Cece’s morning feed bucket. He now has one of his own which makes him feel like a big donkey.
Curtis says goodbye to the donkeys (left to right)- Audrey, Dusty, Cece & Beatrice.
(Photos- Martha Browne)
This was my second summer to participate in the community’s annual photography exhibit. The experience is always an adventure. I spent hours figuring out which pictures to use and how best to display them. I even made booklets for viewers at the art center. Above is the cover from it.
(Photo & Design- Martha Browne)
Person- Portrait of Curtis, age 21.
Place- The view on Whiteside Mountain, North Carolina.
Thing- An isolated tornado ripped through our area bringing down a hundred trees. Audrey inspects the massive root ball of one tree that fell behind our barn.
(Photos right- Martha Browne. Photo left- Scott Browne)
I’ll be taking a few weeks off from Nibs while our son Curtis is home from Prague. Posting will resume on Monday, July 17.
(Photo of Curtis with the neighbor’s dog, 2004- Martha Browne)
Person- Another portrait of Leigh Anna.
Place- This old, abandoned house was torn down last week. All that remains is a pile of debris.
Thing- My hairdresser’s table holding her tools of the trade.
(Photos- Martha Browne)