I know I like animals, but I think I love cows from a discreet distance. I'm never quite sure how to take a field of cows. Are they just curious when they come towards you or are they unhappy you're in their territory? I remember someone telling me that if you're not afraid of cows and you walk across their field, you're not as brave as the person who is afraid of them yet still walks across the field. Anyway I must like them because I have three paintings in my collection that I have done.
I truly forget whose photo I used for the black and white cow. (If you recognize it please forgive me and feel free to claim the original photo as yours in the comments). The Jersey I copied from Abe Lincoln's photo (click on link), and the one below you may recognize as based on the banner photo belonging to The Weaver of Grass (click on the link). I did ask permission before using all three of these for my paintings.
BUT C IS ALSO FOR....CLIPS
One of the world's recent and most useful inventions is the humble CHIP CLIP:
They come in all sizes and colors and are useful for all kinds of things...but THIS is my most favorite and handy use....
Actually this would be more appropriate for paper back books, but oh so handy! I chose this book for my photo here because it is the next book I am going to read.
C is for Churchill...
The next book I am going to read is Churchill's
"History of the English Speaking Peoples."
Not going to say much about him here as he would need at least one whole blog to himself. I have already read it once (the short version), but so many people ask us questions about English history and some Americans know more about our history than we do theirs. I would really like to read all five volumes because he is such a fantastic writer, but I daren't commit myself to so much reading all at once. Of course if I were going on a 'Round the World Cruise' I could do it then ! :} But think of the luggage problem.
Now speaking of reading, I would like to introduce you to my
Snafu, of the blog Incultus. Through the wonders of the internet, my sister and I have recently hooked up with him. When we were young children, I spent quite some time in their home and with his sister, before my sister was born. But we lost touch over the years.
Here we are in about 1944. That's me with my mouth wide open! Of Course!! Snafu (not his real name) is the youngest standing at the back. Snafu's sister on the left of the photo and my brother, Michael, who died at age 48 (pancreatic cancer) at the front.
What has this to do with reading? Well let me urge you to visit Safu's blog INCULTUS by clicking on the link. He has a wonderful description and photographs of his recent visit to Las Vegas, and even though he is my cousin, I must say I do think that he is a gifted writer and really should have many more visitors. I have never been to Vegas but I loved his descriptions here.
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