My big brother Miles joins Painting Pictures to bounce around the spiritual, cultural, and political landscape of December 2016 in Craftsbury, Vermont. Beanies, cats, elections, Canada, and cozy pants are mentioned. Closing sequence of man struggling to saw through a tiny piece of wood.
It’s 2017 and here we are. Obliged to take the next step into tomorrow, and make some resolutions! Who’s got ‘em?!?!? The number one resolution of 2017, as it turns out, is “To Be A Better Person”, which barely beat out “losing weight”, I think. Or going to the gym.
That’s a step forward! That, that; that, my friends, is worth celebrating.
I gave many hugs to strangers tonight and wished them a Happy 2017. I’ve never experienced the fullness of celebrating the new year like I did tonight. Dudes, mostly, but some chicks too. Everybody was FEELING IT. Seriously, bro. Feeling it. Convinced that 2017 will be the best year yet, partially because they say it can’t be as bad as 2016. But secretly they know that 2016 was pretty great in it’s own right.
I’m feeling it. Big stuff, yo. “Big Stuff”, as Larry David said it, gesturing to the engine of the Toyota Camry he was trying to sell. He had no idea what was under the hood…
Good morrow good sirs and madams!!! Tis the season of snow! Here in Craftsbury, Vermont, the snow is falling heavily today and it’s beautiful. Our background for December features a photo from here in town, just yesterday before the snow really arrived:
Howdy cowboys! Welcome to November. This is about the usual time of posting a desktop calendar background these days—a week or so late. Who knows when these things come out! Thanks for being here and going with another desktop background.
This photo is from Cape Elizabeth in Maine. That there is a seagull! Click any of the following links to download the image for your desktop:
I made it to thirty years old! Next stop: the year 2047. Here’s a new episode of Painting Pictures to commemorate this momentous occasion, recorded dangerously while driving around Vermont. Pie crust recipe complaints, some thoughts on boogers, over-competitive society, and, of course, coffee. Oh and I got married!
Yes! September is here! You got it! Probably the best month of the year, and a few days late I’m happy to present a new desktop background image for your computer:
This photo is from Highway 12, just North of Elmore Vermont. The road hugs the side of Mount Elmore, and off to the side you can often see an ocean of fog in the lowlands. On this morning it crept all the way up to the highway.