Junior Grows Up
Junior, offspring of Hoo and his partner, is growing like a weed. This kid is so nearly full grown I didn’t recognize her/him when I showed up at Pancho Villa to see how the family was doing. I mistook Junior for an interloper. Their nest was gone from the pine and three owls were hanging out in the cottonwoods across the way. It wasn’t until I got the chance to photograph them after the wind calmed down a couple days later that I realized who the interloper was - it’s Junior, now nearly full grown in just the four weeks since I had last seen that tiny little fur-ball under Momma’s wing. A diet of fresh White-winged Dove sure puts on the pounds in a hurry.
Painting a picture
This is the third photograph/painting I've posted here that I’ve messed with using a sketching and painting app on my iPad. The first was the Red-winged Blackbird, followed by the Great Egret.
This app, Procreate is the bee’s knees. It’s the first sketching and painting app I’ve found for the iPad which works in a way I find intuitive and infinitely customizable. I’ve tried many and have found them all lacking in some way. This one I’m having some fun with.
I stumbled on this app in a tweet by Fraser Speirs, Head of Computing and IT at Cedars School of Excellence, a private school in Scotland, who is using it in their innovative school-wide 1:1 iPad deployment program.
If you have an iPad and an interest in trying some sketching or painting on it you might check out Procreate in the App Store.