[notebook]; Following in some pretty cool footsteps; last year I was under that utility pole in the foreground - shooting it straight up from below. The fellow who lives in the house to my left (with this topiary) came out and was fascinated at my doing this. It turns out that years before he came out to talk to a fellow who was sketching this scene from the same location - again - facing straight up. It turned out he was speaking with the famous (iconic) grandfather of underground comix - artist - illustrator - R. Crumb!
Needless to say - I was flush with the knowledge. Mr. Crumb is one of my heroes. My day was officially - made!
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