Sunday, June 30, 2013

Our 20 mile paddle on the Anacostia started off with a big storm and a thorough drenching.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

The wine berries, here at sunset, will be ready in a few weeks.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kota dreamily wishing after another fine feast that it could be his birthday every day.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Was sent a pencil by an art group and requested to tweet the resulting sketch. Not my best effort but my first sketch in years. Makes me want to get back into it again if I can find the time. This is little Rosie Lee who was sitting on the back of the sofa and posing very nicely.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Went to the premiere of Copperhead, a civil war movie by director Ron Maxwell, pictured here with me. It was a great movie and we all discussed it afterwards. His previous films are Gettysburg and Gods & Generals. He's hoping to start filming a western next year. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Really weird.I have never seen these machines before, they're underground drills, often used for laying cables, and in the space of a few days I have to put one on a t-shirt and then I see the same model on a trailer on the way home tonight.
One of the lily ponds at Kennilworth Gardens, DC.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

This beautiful Packard was parked outside the grocery store when we stopped for provisions with a cute little old lady sitting in the back seat.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Haven't posted a photo of Miss Rosie Lee for a while so let's rectify that. She has settled in superbly and has finally become good friends with Kota. Life is calm again at Meadow House.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sorting out the inks at work, throwing that which has gone off and putting them in color order.

Monday, June 17, 2013

One of the last cicadas took shelter with me until the storm passed over.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The view from the top of an abandoned grain silo in Baltimore.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The last pub of the evening where we found this wonderful little gazebo out on the lake but unfortunately were not allowed to take our drinks out there. But when the owner heard our accents, and being Irish, he took us to a little porch area where we smoked cigars and chatted with beers while watching the daylight fade and the fireflies light up the dusk.

Friday, June 14, 2013

How cool is this? One of the coaches from UVA who we design and print shirts for brought me back a bottle of Pimm's from his trip to England. How really really nice of him!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

And so the dreaded storm hammered through Chantilly and outside Emblemax the rain lashed down with powerful winds helping it to soak everything instantly. It was very dramatic weather and lasted all of 5 minutes.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

This arrived in the mail today so I have to produce a sketch soon. God find me the time!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Lunch yesterday included this Dirt Parfait.  I love chocolate but wondered on the name. Even after opening it and seeing gummy worms on top of crumbled Oreo cookies, it took me a while to put two & two together. But it was yummy regardless!

Monday, June 10, 2013

I left work early today as I felt under the weather so it seemed rather fitting that as I lay on the sofa storms thundered and rolled around Marshall all afternoon. And strangely when I woke up early evening the storm had passed and I felt a little better.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Steve's condo is finally ready for its new owner, it's been emptied and cleaned and looning like brand new.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Trying to find the storage unit when helping my friend Steve move house. "It's the one with the blue door!", we were told!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Some social media icons I've made which if I still like in a day or so will be used with my Emblemax signature.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Had a nice munch on the mulberries as we went for a evening stroll.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Kota reluctantly posing for my photo of the day. He only gave me 2 chances.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

After a fun day in DC we raced back to the car and succeeded in avoiding the soaking these black clouds gave other folks unfortunate enough to be caught in the storm.

Saturday, June 1, 2013