Something New Everywhere You Look

May 15, 2011 · 13 comments

There has been much activity on the north porch this week.

Every room at the Robin Inn has been occupied by busy mamas-to-be.

There’s the fresh green of new grass exploding in the east and west yards…

… and freshly cleaned windows out of which to see it.

There has also been a fresh layer of snow.

This is Idaho. This is how a week in spring rolls here. Now you see ’em…

… now you don’t.

Most of the local residents find the return of the snow a little disheartening…

… while others still retain a wild enthusiasm for the stuff.

Seriously… wild. Winnie ADORES a good romp in fresh snow, even, apparently, in the middle of May.

And look what flowed out of Rick this afternoon. There are new surges of creativity and talent…

… and a new opportunity unfolding that we find VERY exciting.

Stand by…

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Zinc May 16, 2011 at 11:02 am

Hey RickyBoy…Congrats on the new position. That is one beautiful business card! Still glowing from hanging out with you and wonderful Kathy and that great jam we had.


Rick May 17, 2011 at 9:17 am

Brother Zinc, thanks for all that. Yep, that was one sweet jam on your back porch. Nothing like two acoustic guitars exploring new territory by the light of a West County sunset. Great weekend with you guys, as always. We’ll do it again soon.


Sue May 16, 2011 at 8:45 am

We want one of Rick’s paintings. Pleeeeeeeeeze!


Rick May 17, 2011 at 9:22 am

Consider it done, dear Sue. Kathy and I will even hang it for you (any excuse to hang out with you guys works for us!)


Debra May 16, 2011 at 8:39 am



Gail May 16, 2011 at 7:35 am

Congratulations Rick on your new position – perfect for you! I’ll miss seeing you around the Valley (Silicon that is…). And I love your painting, absolutely beautiful.


Rick May 17, 2011 at 9:32 am

Thank you Gail. Yes, amazingly perfect. Thanks too for your comment about the painting… all those beach walks in HMB must have helped!


Charlie May 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Wow, makes me miss ID even more!!!!!

I think this will be a great partnership! Congratulations!!

I’m coming on a road trip!


Rick May 15, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Come on out Charlie… It’s been too long! Congratulations on your Director of Sales gig as well. Eric Rhoads and Fine Art Connoisseur are top shelf, and Plein Air Magazine is pleinly excellent cover to cover. (I especially like the cover of the Spring 2011 issue, of course!) See you at Steamboat in early June?


Kathy P. May 15, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Nice work, Rick. Just LOVELY. All business cards should be so beautiful.
BTW, my new goal in life is to afford a Scott L. Christensen painting!! (Actually, it’s been a goal since the first time I saw his website and we visited his Idaho studio : )


Rick May 15, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Thanks so much Kathy P. I’ll be happy to work with you on making that happen whenever you’re ready. Scott frequently fly fishes in your new neck of the woods, loves that country, and paints it like no other.


Kathy P. May 15, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Yes! They say the Bitterroot is the one of the best rivers for fly fishing — and the last 3 weeks it’s been SO beautiful. No fishing right now, though! Between the deep snowpacks and recent warm temps, it’s running hugely wide, fast, and muddy tonight. I’m within hearing of it here in Hamilton, and it’s roaring like a freeway.


rickandkathy May 16, 2011 at 6:12 am

Oh my… we can hear it too! Oh wait, that might just be the creek in our west yard. And, OK, our creek doesn’t exactly sound like a freeway (thank goodness), but it is running high. No fishing in the Snake or Teton rivers right now for the same reasons as your neck of the woods.


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