For some unknown reason, I have The Macarena song in my head.
People always say “You seem to always be so happy.” But I’m not always happy. Nobody is happy all the time. I’m a very sensitive person. I’m a songwriter, so I have to live with my feelings on my sleeve. I have to not harden my heart, because I want to stay open to feel things. So when I hurt, I hurt all over. And when I cry, I cry real hard. And when I’m mad, I’m mad all over. I’m just a person; I like to experience whatever the feeling is and whatever I’m going through. But I have a good attitude. And I was born with a happy heart. I’m always looking for things to be better.
Original concept art for Chuck Jones’s only feature film, “The Phantom Tollbooth” (released in 1970) by Phyllis Graham. This art was created in the mid-60s prior to the film going into production.
Kendrick Park Flora
Lichen, possibly Hypotrachyna sp.
Lupine’s last stand. We have three similar lupine species in Northern Arizona, with overlapping distributions. I think this is Lupinus palmeri, the bluebonnet lupine.
Unidentified grass seedhead, wet with dew.
Unidentified moss on volcanic rock.
Common mullein, Verbascum thapsus.
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