My adviser Al Dufty died last week quite unexpectedly. He was a tall, kind person that helped to guide many grad students through their intense work. If it was not for him, then I never would have gone to Boise State. I still remember sitting in my apartment in Placerville, CA interviewing over the phone and thinking that this was the adviser for me. You don't pick a grad school in reality. You pick an adviser, and he picks you.
In honor of his memory, I painted two watercolors. One being the brown-headed cowbird - his "specialty" if you will. The other being the puffies (AMKE nestlings) in a BSU box, which he shared with his grad students.