Recently, I’ve done two posts involving Murals. The first one was involving ‘hands‘, and the second a warningabout drug use. They were received relatively well, so I am adding another mural to the group, taken from the side of a little Latino Market/Restaurant in Richmond. Please Enjoy.
I wish I could share a little about the history of the location the Mural was drawn from, assuming it depicts an actual place, probably in Mexico. If you know something about it, that I don’t, please tell us about it in the comment sections. Otherwise, please simply enjoy the color and composition.
You’d think I would have known better than allow the orples to come along to the river. Now, I can’t go anywhere without them wanting to tag along. It appears they had stowed away on my Staunton trip. Evidently, while I was peeping in store windows, the orples were too. Olivia loves to read. She’s found a storefront that has really captured her attention. Look at all the stuff there is to read in that window! This might take awhile!
I was going to post this set of shots earlier, but the orples were bugging me, and then they got hung up in some tree roots trying to cross the path, so I did a post on the orples to keep them satisfied. If they can keep up, they can join us as I show you one way to reach the rocks bordering the James River. This is a popular hangout spot for old and young alike on our hot summer days in the city. When the rains are heavy, sometimes the rocks can no longer be seen as the river rises within the boundaries of its shores. To begin the trek to the river, we must first park the car, then climb some old steps onto the well worn path.
For those of you who are new to my blog and don’t know what orples are, you can go to the Orples Overview section of my blog to learn more about them, if you so desire. In the meantime, it is off to the river we go…
Today I was getting ready to set up a post along an interesting path, leading to some of the rocks on the James River. Of course, the orples have been haunting me, and pouting because they didn’t get to join us on our walk around the block in Richmond on Saturday and I’ve been ignoring them ever since. So before we stroll the entire path, let’s give the orples time to catch up. It appears they’re stuck in some tree roots along the path. They’re helping each other across, so we may have to wait for the next post … “A path to the river’s edge“. Those silly little orples just have to come along sometimes, or they bug me to death.
Stay tuned, we’ll visit the river when Olivia and Oscar get untangled and can keep up with the rest of us. I wouldn’t want to leave them behind.
Yesterday, I went to Richmond to pop off a few shots to share with those who have never visited our State’s capitol city. I chose to focus on the basic street views for yesterday’s post to give you an overall feel of the surroundings. Today’s post will cover the ground at our feet as we wall along the street. Enjoy your stroll, please.
Oscar has decided to try his hand at painting. He had to rig some scaffolding from the tree to be able to reach his canvas. Evidently, it is not easy being an orple. Meanwhile, now that Olivia has learned to read, she is reading her books, and enjoying being outside on such a beautiful day.
Last week when I went to Staunton. The orples came along. They are sneaky that way. While I was out and about doing my thing, they were evidently exploring the town too. Check them out, checking out an antique fire hydrant. You never know what your might find, if you pay attention.
For those of you new to my blog, please let me introduce you to Olivia and Oscar Zimp. They are the accidental creation of a scientific project gone wrong. You can read all about them, in my first book “How Orples Came To Be“. These two characters have been busy since they’ve come about. They have already remodeled their “Treasure Tree” to accommodate their new needs, as outlined in book 2 … “The Orples Make A Tree Home“, of the orples series. They have learned to read, as is evident from book 3 … “The Orples Learn To Read“. This book has so recently come about, that it has not even been announced yet. I am waiting for the e-book to be ready for sale. But the softcover version is now available for sale on amazon.com
Although they try to stay out of sight, the orples have been observed outside of the orples books in various photographs. If you care to take a peek, you can go to the Orples in Photos section of my side bar. If you care to learn more about the orples in general, then I invite you to explore the Orples Overview category of my blog. For a peek into the begins of their story, please check out Insight into How Orples Came To Be . Part 1 … which has links to parts 2,3,4, & 5 from there. Those post include pages out of my first book should you care to explore orples further. Please keep in mind these loveable little creatures are looking for new friends, so don’t be shy! They’d love a visit, you know. In the meantime, Happy Blogging.
When I was in Staunton last weekend, these charming little characters were flaunting their personalities through a closed shop window. Thank God, or I may have spent a lot of money on a whim. At least now, if I go back, I’ll have had more time to choose the ones I really ‘can’t’ live without. These guys give the little yellow rubber duck a run for his money.