Mornings Are Still Chilly!

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Just because we have temperatures in the sixties during the day doesn’t mean we don’t have to plan for a chilly start to the day. Dress in layers, eh? Lately it has remained warm well after 7 pm (which makes for a delightful day). I have even retired the fur hat for the time being. Saw several really nice goldfinches today and a very plump looking cardinal!

I found this cartoon by Glenn McCoy on GoComics (a great site to just browse different cartoonist styles); took me a while to post here, but I have been chuckling about this one since I found it (before it warmed up to today’s balmy temperatures). I enjoyed his work so much, I followed him to Town Hall [townhall.com] which is a conservative site that showcases his work, among many others that I enjoy (yes, Virginia, even Liberals can enjoy cartoons by conservative cartoonists). Just to give a flavor, here is one by Mike Lester (from his web site).

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While I’m at it, here is another great site to visit if you are interested in political cartoons: the AAEC [Association of American Editorial Cartoonists]. They have an interesting option of requesting permission to reprint their work by contacting the cartoonist directly. I really enjoyed Chuck Asay’s cartoon for today and I asked for permission to reprint it here. He was gracious enough to allow it.

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One Last Look Before Returning to the Salt Mines

After packing up to return from whence we came, we decided to take a little jaunt to Port Clyde since we were so close. We were surprised and delighted to meet Holly, an artist working behind a counter; in addition to a delicious breakfast sandwich, she shared some stories about her life that she may decide to blog about some day.

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Meanwhile she is learning her way around a MacBook Pro for her day job. Hang in there, Holly, it just gets better every day! Keep in touch and we look forward to seeing you soon (maybe in June).