Thursday, June 7, 2012

One More Day at The Gate and a Request


A new flower found,  it is actually a cluster of flowers on one stem and the only one that I have found.  Of course, while I was exploring, a tanker came in and I had to hurry back to get my log to sign him in.  I can sit there for an hour, doing nothing, but as soon as I take a walk and I can’t go far, that’s when I have to be at the gate.

Another slow day as far as the vehicles go.  I had plenty of time to visit with my sister.  She brought my mail to me and did a bit of shopping for me.  Now I’m all stocked up for a while.  She lives about a 100 miles north of here.

Last night I received an e-mail from Debra (Living in Grace) asked if I would do a painting of one of her favorite pictures and she sent me a copy.

                                           I finished it this morning.


I also finished one that is a composite of two pictures that I took here at the gate.


I think that the hardest thing for me to do is to decide what to paint.  That’s one of the reasons that I have been taking pictures of flowers as a background resource.

What with watching the last of the Elvis movies and taking an afternoon nap, that is all that I did today.  Hope that you all had a great day too.

Thanks for visiting

DSC01410  here’s winking at you



  1. Those are great paintings - you're very talented. And Angel winking at us, how cute!!

  2. Wow. I'm impressed at your painting proficiency. The one of the scissor-tailed flycatcher and the flowers is gorgeous. I love it.


  3. Angel is such a sweetie. And your paintings are wonderful.

  4. Hi Sue, I have never read about any meals you receive, and if you even do,, ourvadventures who also gate guards recieves them. Why would that be ?? Love the wink.

    1. No, I haven't received meals. I think that it has something to do with what's probably going on at the well. Sometimes they may cater for the crews when they can't leave. At least that is what I've read on other's blogs.

  5. I love the wink! Right back at ya, Angel! And thanks again Susan. I'm glad you're able to paint while doing this job. I love my painting but that sunflower and flycatcher painting is awesome! You are very talented!