Let us pray…

The house across the street is undergoing some renovations, and little by little they’re hauling away what they’re replacing. From my seat at the breakfast table, horizons spanning a quarter of a century are fused per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen.



went to COSTCO again

This was like my 7th or 8th time now at COSTCO. The notion of portion control kept resonating in my head as I tried to reach the handle of my shopping cart and push it around at the same time.

I stop in when my Tacoma needs gas.

Got a good deal on Peet’s coffee though. That oughta’ last us a few weeks.


Ragsdale Home

This Merced house, which I’ve been told is among the oldest in the Ragsdale neighborhood – built some time in the 1920s – is just down the street from us and on my dog-walking route. So I get to see it at least twice a day, if not more. It has a flat roof except for two small sections, which are covered by ceramic tile very likely made at the California Pottery Company, Merced.


Technical: I used a reference photo taken from my iPhone, which I then displayed on an external monitor while I sketched it freehand on my iPad in Procreate. I use the “cloud” brush in Procreate to do the trees and shrubs; I couldn’t do that in Paper 53.