Sunday, December 18, 2016

- Land of extremes

Patch #353 The color of cold


It's not my most inspired patch, but it does mark the beginning of "drip the tap" season in the Hill Country.  

Yesterday's high was 77 degrees ...


This morning our thermometer read 21 degrees. The math is mind-boggling: a 56 degree drop in 15 hours!

So I'm thinking a possible variation on the Land of Flood and Drought series might be a record of the highs and lows for each day in 2017, from red patches for the triple-digit days to purple patches for the below-freezing days ... and every color of the rainbow in-between.

But first I need to finish this year's projects. I'm still slogging through last month.

November 23 Turning inward


November 24 Self-titled


And here for your viewing pleasure is the latest addition to Don's assemblage herd ...


The end ...


Sorry, couldn't resist.

11 comments:

Kat Gilmore said...

Never realized you had those wide temperature swings till today, when my son who lives in Houston called me to say it was 36 degrees! He was jogging yesterday in 73 degree weather.

And all this time I thought Chicago had the lock on wide temperature swings! If it makes you feel better, it's 10 degrees below zero today here.

Liz Ackert said...

Crazy weather everywhere these days ... And I'm not feeling much better about your weather woes as we will soon be in St Louis which is almost as bad as Chicago!

Dana said...

The patch parade continues to enchant, and Don's steer is wonderful.

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Dana ... the patches have become a part of my daily life (except when we're with grandkids, at which times I just catch up when we get home). The question now is whether to continue with daily patch projects for 2017 or take on something new.

Mo Crow said...

have a wonderful time celebrating with your family in St Louis

Susan McQuade said...

Liz...I would miss your patchplay; however, I totally understand seeking out other avenues. Don's art did not "steer" me wrong. Ha Ha! Please tell him its awesome.

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Mo!

And Sue ... I'd miss the patchplay, too so I'll be continuing it in some form, but perhaps not daily. Nothing's set in stone (or cloth). Don will surely appreciate your pun and the thought behind it.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i think it's a GOAT! it's GREAT!

Liz Ackert said...

Yep ... that's definitely a goat body

Grammy Pammy said...

So enthralled with Don and your works. I think both of you truely blossomed in retirement, or maybe you were able to work and create at the same time.

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Pam - The feeling is mutual ... dare I hope you might join the blogging community?