I Felt a Great Disturbance in the Force

Toby Wan stands with his light saber.


For years, scientists have known that plants emit chemicals into the soil to communicate with each other. The plants send chemical messages through fungal networks to warn other plants about threats in their environment. Plants also emit electrical signals to sense and respond to what is going on around them. That lovely scent of a freshly mown lawn? It is actually all those blades of grass and flowers releasing chemicals as a cry for help with whatever is damaging them.

For those who feel they are doing something extra ethical by not eating “something with a face” and instead eat plants, this article might be interesting.

Plants make audible sounds to communicate stress

It turns out that not only do plants use chemicals, electrical signals and fungi to signal distress, they also make sounds. While above the limits of ordinary human hearing, the sounds plants make can be heard by insects and animals.

Last week we had an island of sunny dryness in an otherwise cold and rainy fortnight. Everyone in town cut their lawns at the same time. Imagine the disturbance in the Force that day. For those with ears to hear, the clicking-screams must have been deafening.

Like I care. I’m going to keep eating grass whenever I want!

I think Toby’s biggest complaint about the Great Mow Day was that all the tall grass clumps he chooses for #1 were gone at the same time. It was so hard to decide where to go.


ASL Alien Hand Pillow with Galaxies


Feel like celebrating something galactic for May the Fourth? Then why not add an Alien Hand ASL pillow to your decor! The pistachio green hand forms the American Sign Language sign for “I love you”. This pillow would make a great gift for someone you think is “out of this world”!

This Alien Hand Pillow and many other fine items are available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.

Rhymes With Orange

Did you know there is no word that rhymes with "orange"? What about "Blancmange"?


Oh that reminds me, when is Wimbledon?

Don’t worry, it’s not till July, but you should get your tickets early.

I wanna be a ball retriever!


If you would like a picture of your beast and his/her favorite tennis ball, then visit the Pet Portrait Page at L Bowman Studios for information on sizes and pricing. Trust me, you can never have too many pictures of your fur babies!

如果 / If

If humans dug the way they’re supposed to (with their paws), they wouldn’t need shovels.


If you would like to see what else my pups are up to, then join them at the Museum of the Imagination as they explore the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun!

Dream Our World and other fine gifts can be found in my shop at L Bowman Studios.

Dream Our World


Alert ears heard that an official from Rancho Cucamonga helped to broker a sister city agreement between a nearby town in California and the Hindu nation of Kailaasa.

*Image borrowed from the internet*

People in my state would never do something that silly. Oh wait…

Tony DeLuca, a longtime Pennsylvania representative, was re-elected despite having died in October after a battle with lymphoma. Photograph: Rep. Anthony DeLuca facebook page

Not just re-elected. Re-elected by a landslide.

Mom, can we have a sister? And not the Hindu rapist kind. No, more like a Bichon. Or a Sheltie!

Geordie had a thing for Shelties. I like all girls!


Dream Our World

Come have more fun with my boys at the Museum of the Imagination in Dream Our World. Inside they enjoy a day of unsupervised fun as they explore the world of art from a canine perspective (including naughty pictures of near-naked poodles!).

Dream Our World and other fine gifts are available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.


You have tendonitis? How did that happen? It's a great mystery. I guess we'll never know.

Yes. A great mystery. I guess we’ll never know.

(Terriers may look all little and cute, but they weight as much as a cinder block.)

I have no idea what you’re talking about.



Do you find yourself in need of a portrait of your pet elephant, Stampy? Then visit the Pet Portrait section of my website, L Bowman Studios, to see what I might be able to do for you! I have various examples of my work as well as information of sizes and pricing. A pet portrait is a great gift to yourself or someone you love.

Another Derailment

...And in other news, there was yet another train derailment in Ohio... See? That just proves it. Nothing good comes from Ohio.

What do you mean? I’m not from here?


Dream Our World

Easter is right around the corner. If you find yourself in need of adorable basket stuffers, consider giving Dream Our World! Inside Bitey and Toby experience the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun. (All rated G!)

Dream Our World and other great gifts are available from my shop at L Bowman Studios.

Toxic Rain

Ooh, look. Two tails! Is rain supposed to be green? I don't remember carrots having eyes.

Yeah, we live kind of close to East Palestine.

I like my tail, but I’m happy with just one.


Would like to have a picture of your evil, bitey monster (or very sweet monster)? Then visit my site L Bowman Studios. Pet portraits make great birthday gifts as well as loving tributes to a loved one who has passed.

Information about sizing and pricing are available on the Pet Portraits page.

Kiss of Death

I feel like such bad luck. Every time I try to do something, it fails. If I buy a product from a company, it goes out of business. If I train for a career, it becomes obsolete.
One time I applied to work in an other country, and it was plunged into a civil war from which it still hasn't recovered.
Now I've volunteered to work the fundraising dinner at church. I wonder if I will destroy a whole religion or only a congregation. Honestly I feel like the kiss of death.
Maybe if you brushed your teeth more often?

See? I told you I don’t get any respect.


Little pig smiles as she lies on her favorite blanket

Has your pet had a bit too much to eat over the holidays? Then celebrate your food good fortune with a personalized painting commemorating the event! I welcome the opportunity to meet your furry or feathered family and get to know them through my work.

Information on sizes and pricing are available at my site L Bowman Studios.