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This is the last drawing I did in my Palm Zire 21 before it stopped working and it will be the last post I make to this blog. I considered buying a used pda and continuing but I think it’s best to just move on.

This tree stump was drawn from Snails Crossing Park in Milwaukee.

From Snails Crossing Park.

Along the edge of Snails Crossing Park.


The last drawings in my Palm Zire were of the numerous trees that the city was preparing for removal.

This one was near Roverwest dog park.

This one was near Roverwest dog park.

As I mentioned in my previous post, working with old technology can be a challenge, especially for someone who is not tech savvy. Last summer the two old computers that were compatible with my Palm Zire gave up the ghost. After finding a workable solution the Palm device itself is now failing. I’m not sure what I will do about it but I think it’s appropriate to continue with my Riverwest tree stumps.

Stump 5-03 PM

Working with this old technology has been challenging at times and none more so than this past summer. I’ve been using two old computers that were still compatible with the Palm software but this summer they both stopped working. Fortunately, with a lot of help from my wife Ariana I’ve been able to find a work around. How long it will work is anyone’s guess but I’m back for now.

Stump 5-57 PM

The roots of this tree had caused the sidewalk to heave quite a bit. Still, sorry to see such a large tree removed.

This past fall the city has been busy trimming and removing trees in my neighborhood. I was able to draw a few of the stumps, not as many as I would have liked, but…..

Last year I posted a drawing of a silver maple next door that had been cut down to the trunk. I assumed then that it would soon be removed but a year later it’s still there. As you can see it’s holding on and has grown some new branches.

tree trunk 05-33 PM

More drawings from the tree lined sidewalk along the Garonne.


08-33 AM

A public urinal; you can see the bottom of the urinals below a partial screen. I don’t know if they’re still in use.

07-59 AM

I think it’s one of many sycamore trees along the Quai Lucien Lombard.

We planted a new tree in our small backyard, an American Hornbeam. I hope it does better than the Hydrangea.

An American Hornbeam

An American Hornbeam

Another view of the silver maple trunk from my previous post.

Backyards 2014 05-46 PM

On July 4, 2011 I drew the backyards to the north from my balcony. The top portion of the drawing is dominated by a large silver maple. Last fall they trimmed everything off the tree leaving only the trunk and I assume that will go one day in the near future. The absence of that foliage dramatically changes the view and feel of our backyard and alley. Where there once was sheltering foliage there is now a jumble of cables against a background of roof tops.

The new view to the north.

The new view to the north.

The silver maple that used to tower over our yards.

The silver maple that used to tower over our yards.

From a group outing at Hubbard Park on the Milwaukee River.


Hubbard Park 12-46 PM Hubbard Park 12-57 PM