We’re heading into another heat wave and so I took my walk early this morning. I was a little surprised, given the forecast, that the artists weren’t taking advantage of the cool weather.
Topper looks like he’s ready to hit the trail, with his basket of carrots and a bit of dandelion fluff in his hand. The other sides of the utility box are as yet, untouched
Of course, in the morning the building is in shadows which could make it difficult to do detail work.
It’s hard to tell what kind of lizard this is … a gecko or perhaps even an iguana. Our local lizards are quite tiny!
It also looks like the hummingbird is complete. Not sure what he’s up to though. Waiting for the otter to pass?
I liked this peak into the library. Above the spider’s web it looks like the beginning of a dogwood branch.
From the side. I wonder if they’re planning to add anything else. What do you think? Perhaps another hawk?
From a distance. Walking through my small town as it’s preparing for the day always reminds me of this song. Shopkeepers putting out chairs and tables, trucks bringing supplies to restaurants and stores, bicyclists stopping for a coffee.
15 thoughts on “Topper sets forth”
The progress is amazing. I’m glad you’re documenting it. I like the hummingbird. It seems like the perfect little touch.
Thanks Ally. I agree – every pop of color helps!
My guess would be the hummingbird is a mobile proctologist who is moving in to examine the otter’s prostate.
No wonder the otter’s trying to get away!
I know how he feels
This is so pretty – and how fun to watch it progress. 🙂
I imagine the artist will be really happy to see it completed! Especially as the weather changes!
Hi Jan, this mural is amazing. I love Topper, he is simply gorgeous.
Thank you Roberta – I will tell the artist!
Oh I love this song! 🙂
I do too.
I enjoyed your contemplative words on your morning walk, Jan. And the mural and artwork are fantastic. All those beautiful drawings on the mural are beautifully authentic of Northern California. I think the lizard is our local western fence lizard, the markings look like it anyway, but it’s just a lot bigger. Fun to see the poppy silhouettes too, and the snail is adorable. Topper is fantastic, and a brilliant way to decorate the utility box. Thanks for taking us down this Calif. Penny Lane.
Thanks Jet! So happy to have identified the lizard! Our little guys move much too fast too get a good look at. I have a feeling much of the mural will be in silhouette but we’ll see.
I like Topper’s green jacket and tail …
Also- the way you wrote this post and ended with the song – I could really feel the essence of the early morning walk and things starting
I love to get out early enough to see the town wake up – in the middle of the day it gets pretty busy. Doesn’t have the same feeling.