The Circle Of Art


If you went to the Circle Of Art festival last weekend you probably saw The Borrego Sketchbook making its public debut along with the Borrego Art Guild booth.   Comments were positive, sales were very encouraging and nobody threw tomatoes; all in all, two great days in the sun, surrounded by art and commerce.

Many thanks to everyone who stopped by and talked and much and more thanks to my Art Guild colleagues who set up the deal, especially Beth Hart who organized us and Jacque Goodrich who coordinates the Circle of Art and first suggested that I look into participating.

And now some of you must be saying, “Hey, wait!   I didn’t go to the Circle of Art!  How am I going to purchase that fantastic Borrego Sketchbook merchandise?  Is there no justice in the world???”

To that, I respond thusly:  Stay tuned, true believers.  Stay tuned.

Water Aerobics and Stargazing


Strengthening muscles, improving flexibility, cardiovascular work-out in a fun and supportive environment.  In addition to those rewards that are openly discussed, The Borrego Sketchbook is aware that every participant is secretly the star of their very own Esther Williams Spectacular.


It’s an old show, but it’s never the same.  When you’ve grown tired of your nightly indoor HD programming head outdoors and tune in to the oldest and greatest show there is.   Nowhere is the picture clearer than here.

Field Surgery and Stuck In A Rut


They’re called Jumping Cholla and just because nobody has ever actually seen them physically leap into the air and embed themselves into your leg doesn’t mean thats not what happens, for they are clever things and simply wait until nobody is looking.  As a result, most visitors to Borrego, from time to time, have had to perform the field surgery illustrated above.


The days begin to get shorter, the weather gets cooler and rams and ewes begin to mingle.  During the height of the mating season, rams abandon caution and seem to have no fear of humans.  Hikers seeking outdoor fun in these months might just find themselves stuck in a rut.