Scratchings of an Old Dog

providing a warm and friendly spot for all my homeless sketches

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July 28, 2010 at 2:20 am

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July 28, 2010 at 2:19 am

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Homey Window

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There is nothing like a geranium in an old wood window. This was at an old house near Grand Forks with a horse in the front yard

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July 7, 2008 at 9:38 pm

barn engineering

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July 6, 2008 at 10:30 pm

Fruit stand

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This old car performed it’s promotional duties for decades at Keromeos in the okanagan, pointing the way to the fresh taste of corn, cherries and other produce.

It also served, for us, as a time marker during our twelve hour trips from the East Kootenays to the Fraser Valley. It became an achievement to reach this point of the trip and it was always a welcome and uplifting sight.

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May 14, 2008 at 5:22 pm

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Mexico trips

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For many years, dozens of adventurers journeyed from BC to Mexico each fall in this old bus which had already been retired once. Each trip was more tenuous than the last but no less joyous…Fort Langley – San Francisco-Mexicali – Mazatlan – Vallarta have all felt the rumble and vibrations of this old girl.

 

Now parked and entwined in blackberry bushes and grape vines with the motor long gone it now serves as a dark cool getaway for a summer read

 


mexican express

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May 11, 2008 at 11:42 pm

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Ivan

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I volunteer at a breeding centre for endangered animals and get to see and work with an amazing array of endangered animals.

This is a page of sketches of Ivan an Asian Greater One Horned Rhinocerous and is an amazing critter, very calm and peaceful but you get the feeling he is taking your measure. Loves to have his upper lip scratched and I can never feed or clean up the results of the feeding without smiling. He is a treasure.

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April 16, 2008 at 12:21 am

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