lounge lizzard / cockatoos / infidels and a sketch

well I have been busy this week as I have entered a 12 km fun run a
so I’m in training .. as I went down the road for my nightly run , last evening, the black cockatoos came out ; as I ran down the road they flew from tree to tree just in front of me and as I came to a clearing they swooped down at me and then off into the distance.. they are so cool..
I have discovered I have a lounge lizard living with me , its a house gecko, I haven’t been able to get a photo of it yet but I found one on the net and as you can see from this photo they are the best thing to have around…
I have got a new record “infidels” by Bob Dylan .. I must be showing my age as I remember it coming out, I first got it on tape.. and while all this is going I tried my hand at I sketch..

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House_gecko_with_spider

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bob dylan

while I was in town on Saturday I looked into a small record store that I have been into a few times; they have a good sale bin. the record I found is , I think , bobs best.. the opening track “gotta serve somebody” is timeless and bobs voice is still young , awesome!

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another trip into town

hopefully my last trip to the dentist today and all seems well .. I stoped for a coffee on the way home at one of the coolest cafés in town , my idea of cool , the tiger café .. covered in out door area grunge type seating etc , just a cool place to sit and read …….

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another afternoon in town

had to go into town Monday afternoon to see my dentist again , this will not be the last trip as I have one more visit this week .. after living in Australia for a few years I have started to see beyond the dry baron landscape . some of the plant life is amazing; the blood wood trees are aptly named as they bleed blood red sap on to the ground .. the gum trees with bark that looks like army camouflage.. paper bark trees with soft bark that seems out of place in such a harsh land.. every now and then I find something as cool as this seed that I found at the train station in town , I think it is from a fire tree…

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sketching eyes

I seem to have a thing about sketching eyes .. what I have found; is as long as the eyes look realistic the focus is taken of the rest of the painting/drawing .. I seem to spend most of my time sketching eyes and this is my latest attempt …

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