Sorry for dropping off the face of the earth for a few more days than usual. The Bad Tooth finally made enough noise (and gave me enough sleepless nights) to send me on an emergency trip to the dentist, where (surprise!) it did not have to be pulled. The dentist suggested that the Bad Tooth was actually infected, and sent me away with a prescription for antibiotics without any scary pointy things or blood. The whole festival of unnecessary terror cost me less than twenty bucks and the BT is already calming down after 4 doses. (My dentist = a genius.)
Other distractions include late spring/early summer walks, including some with the cameras, and starting next week, the World Cup. Longtime readers of this blog know I have a passion for international football and you can expect that during the group stage I am going to be watching 4 games a day whenever possible and everyone else is just going to have to put up with it, except the dogs who do not care about the football and will insist on their usual routine. You can expect occasional football content on the blog, and otherwise to look at photographs and drawings from the sketchbook for the duration. The good news is that a Big Summer Serial Project is coming and should start as soon after the World Cup Final (Spain/Brazil? France/Brazil?) as can reasonably be expected.
But for now, have an iris growing in the water garden downtown.