Mother Nature is a harsh mistress. Coyotes have been snapping up the goslings. Foxes are shrieking in delight over whatever unfortunate creature they caught. The red-shouldered hawk keeps eyeing the mallard ducklings, but has been unsuccessful catching one so far.
And now the gander is missing, too. But he might be out looking for safer surroundings.
I went with a friend to Davis to see four ceramic shows. We went to the Davis Art Center, the Artery, John Natsoulas Gallery, and the Pence Gallery. Then we went to the western end of the arboretum to see the ceramic covered rest room and the collaborative tile installation.
I really enjoyed the show at the John Natsoulas Gallery.
Both “Black Sweater” and “Nancy” were awarded Best of Show in the California Clay Competition, hosted by the Artery in Davis. I was happily surprised.
I got to dip my toes in the Pacific. Something I hadn’t done in a very long time.
It was lovely.
Back through the delta and the valley, all the roadside scenes looked just like Gregory Kondos and Wayne Thiebaud paintings.
Spring brings out all the creatures in the yard.
And then there are the creatures that must toil away. This is what my son-in-law does when he comes to visit. Work, work, work. Not everyone gets to be a lazy artist.