A Small Stream in a Deep Forest is "As Good as it Gets" on Creative Arts Three Day Weekend

  
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A Small Stream in a Deep Forest is "As Good as it Gets" on Creative Arts Three Day Weekend
 

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

And … we're back.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    3 months ago

Sitting next to a small stream like that looks like a nice place to relax and meditate.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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1.2  pat wilson  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    3 months ago

I needed that small stream ! Thanks, A Mac.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    3 months ago

A beautiful photo, Mac. Very serene and Spiritual. Looking at that photo I can almost smell the freshness of it, and the wonderful combination of all the flora and fauna of the surrounding forest. 

A much needed visual antidepressant at this point. Thank you for sharing it with us. It is very much appreciated.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
1.4  cjcold  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    3 months ago

Was once the caretaker of an abandoned geodesic dome commune back in the day. 

Just a couple of miles away from a place/studio called Caribou Ranch.

Left it when all the trees were killed by borer beetles and the road to it collapsed as a result.

Shopped for years in the store that Joe Walsh's ladies said was sad.

Joe liked "store is sad" over "story's sad". He anguished over that line.

He eventually recorded it so it could be heard either way.

The local groceries in Ward and Nederland were kind of sad compared to big city stores.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2  Buzz of the Orient    3 months ago

Back to my 1970s Canon F1 film 35mm SLR shots - this one was taken on a trip we took to Ottawa.  I was standing on a hill just behind Canada's Parliament buildings looking down at the Ottawa River and took this photo.  It was a shot taken against the sun reflecting off the ripples in the river.  If I knew then what I know now about "Rule of Thirds" I would not have filled the photo so much with the sailboat, but would place it and its shadow slightly smaller in the bottom right corner with more river background. 

In any event, in my darkroom I printed it on a very special paper, a paper that was silver instead of white in order to give it more sparkle, but perhaps because of the scanning and copying and pasting that sparkle is kind of muted. 

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Raven Wing
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2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    3 months ago

It's amazing photo, Buzz. Even if it doesn't 'sparkle', it is still a very interesting photo.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3  Raven Wing    3 months ago

Here is one of my very early ones....

                               Native American Fire Bird

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @3    3 months ago

Is it the fiery temperatures these days that is prompting you to post fiery images?  You did a good job in depicting the swirling flames. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    3 months ago

Thank you Buzz. Maybe it is the heat these days that is influencing me. (big grin)

 
 
 
Veronica
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3.2  Veronica  replied to  Raven Wing @3    3 months ago

That is gorgeous.  I love it.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @3.2    3 months ago

Thanks Veronica. I'm very glad you like it. One of my hardest early efforts. I learned a lot doing this image that has been very beneficial in going forward.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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4  evilgenius    3 months ago

In May my wife bought me an aquarium background kit (from CurrentUSA) with frosted glass film and an led light system. I put it on the community fish 40g tank that will look completely different by this time next week (hopefully). 

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Then I took the other 40g aquarium and put the frosted glass window film I got from our local home improvement store and an old Philips Hue lightstrip behind it. 

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The 1st one is brighter, but I have better control on the second including color and timing.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @4    3 months ago

They are really impressive, EG. The last one is awesome. Well done!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @4    3 months ago

Actually, you're even kinder to fish than those who catch and release - you guarantee not only that nobody is going to catch and eat them (I plead guilty) or any other predators.  Maybe we should create a reward for that.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.2    3 months ago

Oh, just reread my comment.  I meant "an award", not "a reward". 

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.2.2  devangelical  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.2.1    3 months ago

wtf? get hit in the head with a puck when you were a kid? jk

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  devangelical @4.2.2    3 months ago

I never was much of a hockey player. 

 
 
 
Ender
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4.2.4  Ender  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.2.3    3 months ago

You spent too much time with the band...    : )

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
4.2.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @4.2.4    3 months ago

I only played professionally once, it was to a university audience  when I accompanied a folk-singing duo with my Appalachian dulcimer. 

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
4.2.6  cjcold  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.2    3 months ago

Built and stocked a 2 acre pond on my ranch about five years ago. 

have yet to try to hook and eat one (never had a taste for fish).

Throw in handfulls of fish food and they boil the water.

I canoe, rowboat, swim and they follow me like pets.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
5  Kavika     3 months ago

Pardon my butt but I'm having lunch. Stone Creek, Ocala, FL.

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A couple of days ago a calf got through the fence and spent the morning wandering around people's yards munching on plants...LOL it's the most excitement that Stone Creek has seen in a long time.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
5.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @5    3 months ago

LOL! Butt that is quite alright. Enjoy your lunch!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @5    3 months ago

Even though it may be a big contributor to greenhouse gas and global warming, it can provide some nice meals for meat-lovers.

 
 
 
Kavika
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6  Kavika     3 months ago

The photo was taken behind the 15th green on the Stone Creek GC two evenings ago.

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Ender
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6.1  Ender  replied to  Kavika @6    3 months ago

At first I didn't think that was real. Looks almost like a fantasy pic.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
6.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @6    3 months ago

Great photo, Kavika. Very well planned and focused. The beautiful flowers and other plants in the foreground give the serene background a very poster-like appearance. 

Very well done!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @6    3 months ago

A very nice view.  Taken from the spot where my ball would likely have ended up. 

 
 
 
Veronica
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7  Veronica    3 months ago

My babies patiently (NOT) waiting for me to finish dressing so they can have breakfast.

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Ender
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7.1  Ender  replied to  Veronica @7    3 months ago

The one is giving you the stink eye.   Haha

 
 
 
Veronica
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7.1.1  Veronica  replied to  Ender @7.1    3 months ago

Yea, he always does when it is meal time & I am not moving fast enough for his liking.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
7.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @7    3 months ago

Aww...those are such little sweethearts to patiently allow Mom to get dressed before breakfast. (big grin)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
7.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Veronica @7    3 months ago

They look patient enough to me.  My Fidget would be yelling at me. 

 
 
 
Ender
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8  Ender    3 months ago

This is an old one I took. I first posted this on the vine back in the day. Some people didn't think I took it and did a google search with it...

My magic mushroom...

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Kavika
Professor Principal
8.1  Kavika   replied to  Ender @8    3 months ago

I know at some time in my life I sat under the magic mushroom.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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8.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Ender @8    3 months ago

An excellent photograph, which, I will not identify by biological name for no other reason that a "wrong" identification could become a serious error.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
8.2.1  Ender  replied to  A. Macarthur @8.2    3 months ago

The consensus back in the day was Fly argaric.

There use to be a name I called them, I can think of it right now.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
8.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @8    3 months ago

That's a great photo. Very vivid and clear to show all the details of the mushroom. 

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
8.3.1  Ender  replied to  Raven Wing @8.3    3 months ago

Thanks. Believe it or not, I took it with an iphone.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
8.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @8    3 months ago

I remember seeing it.  I didn't think it was real.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
8.5  devangelical  replied to  Ender @8    3 months ago

ha ha ha, I remember the online debate about that picture on NV.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
8.6  cjcold  replied to  Ender @8    3 months ago

Just be sure to scrape off the white spots before ingesting. 

Strychnine poisoning is not fun and will screw up a nice high.  

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
9  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Magic Water … the sun breaks through the forest on a summer morning.

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Ender
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9.1  Ender  replied to  A. Macarthur @9    3 months ago

I like that one. The gold.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
9.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @9    3 months ago

That is not only very beautiful, but, very Spiritual as well. Another of Father Sky and Mother Earth's gifts to us. 

Very well done, Mac.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
9.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @9    3 months ago

A unique image - it says "Wake up, all you sleepyheads - a new day has arrived."

 
 
 
Gsquared
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10  Gsquared    3 months ago

Untitled, Paris

© G. Gam                                 

                                  original

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
10.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Gsquared @10    3 months ago

Where in Paris is this? Love your use of color.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Senior Expert
10.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @10.1    3 months ago

Thanks, Perrie.  It is composed from two photos I took, a photo of an architectural detail at Notre Dame Cathedral that I overlaid on a photo of a door pediment, which was in the 5th or 6th Arrondissement.  

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
10.1.2  Ender  replied to  Gsquared @10.1.1    3 months ago

You got to see it before it burned.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Senior Expert
10.1.3  Gsquared  replied to  Ender @10.1.2    3 months ago

I did.  I've been to Notre Dame several times.  One time I there and it happened to be the 44th anniversary of the liberation of Paris.  They had a big ceremony going on with a lot of older men in uniforms.  It was really something to experience.

Happily, they are restoring Notre Dame now.  It is very beautiful and one of the great monuments in the world.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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10.1.4  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Gsquared @10.1.3    3 months ago

Very interesting shot, thanks.  I first visited the cathedral in1978 and then took my wife in 1991.  I supported the 50th Anniversary of D-Day and was in Paris for preparations and several events.  The one day, while on vacation in Nashville, I walk into an establishment with my wife and friends for lunch and the fire is on CNN - devastating.  I would love to be back in two years for the re-opening.  

When ever I visited the cathedrals in Europe I was filled with awe, Awe for the architecture, the technology used t build it and the sacrifices made to erect these works of art.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Senior Expert
10.1.5  Gsquared  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @10.1.4    3 months ago

Thank you.  It's been a few years since we were last in Paris.  My wife and I were recently discussing going again one of these times coming up soon.  It is such an amazing, beautiful, wonderful city.  It would probably be best to go after Notre Dame has re-opened.  I remember watching the news of the fire on TV and being absolutely horrified.

The cathedrals in Europe are astounding.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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10.1.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @10.1.1    3 months ago

As soon as I saw that image and read "Paris" I had a feeling it had something to do with Notre Dame Cathedral, although I have never been to France.  

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
10.1.7  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Gsquared @10.1.5    3 months ago

While I dearly love Paris, my wife and I have also had wonderful trips on the rest of France.  We quit smoking on a one month trip that started in Dijon, and then we went slowly down to Nancy and the Rhone river and then throughout Province.  Every time we wanted a cigarette, we had a glass of wine.  Sacrifice our livers for our longs, LoL

 
 
 
Gsquared
Senior Expert
10.1.8  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1.6    3 months ago

Too bad you never made it there.  It's a very beautiful country.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Senior Expert
10.1.9  Gsquared  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @10.1.7    3 months ago

We spent our last trip to France entirely in Provence and the Cote d'Azur.  We were there for over two weeks and had a really great time.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
10.1.10  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @10.1.8    3 months ago

Well, I did do Spain and Gibralter, Switzerland, England and Wales, but I'm sorry I never got to France and Italy. 

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
10.1.11  Ender  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1.10    3 months ago
Spain

Always wanted to go to Spain. Been my dream of mine. Funny thing is, my tattoo is a fleur-de-lis.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
10.1.12  pat wilson  replied to  Gsquared @10.1.9    3 months ago

I did that too. So amazingly beautiful. Took trains up and down the Cote d'Azur. Just breathtaking. One of my dreams is to go back and spend two weeks or so in Paris and nearby areas, Versailles and others.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
10.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @10    3 months ago

A great image, G. Very well overlaid. Vibrant colors. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
Senior Expert
10.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @10.2    3 months ago

Thank you, Raven Wing.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
11  Raven Wing    3 months ago

A new one....

           A Navajo Maiden visiting her Wolf companion in the desert.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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11.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @11    3 months ago

That's a beautiful image.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
11.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @11.1    3 months ago

Thank you very much, G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
11.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @11    3 months ago

Yet another great image for the coffee table art book. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
11.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.2    3 months ago

Thanks, Buzz. Glad you like it.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
12  Kavika     3 months ago

Keeping in tune with Native Americans the setting sun on the Dine (Navajo) reservation. 

Photo by Wanda Begay.

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Raven Wing
Professor Expert
12.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @12    3 months ago

Thanks, Kavika. A beautiful photo. I have seen many of those on my several crossings trips across Arizona in my life. The sunsets are truly amazing, and very Spiritual. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
13  Kavika     3 months ago

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The northern lights are known to the Ojibwe as Waawaate. This photo was taken at Voyageurs National Park in north central Minnesota. It is considered one of the darkest spots in the US. 

To the Ojibwe our ancestors can at times be seen in the lights. As a kid growing up in the area I saw the Waawaate many time. It is unforgettable.

Photo by the NPS.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Senior Expert
13.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @13    3 months ago

Wow!!!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
13.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @13    3 months ago

I wonder if to the left and the right those would be planets rather than stars.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
13.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13.2    3 months ago

They could be, Buzz.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
13.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @13.2.1    3 months ago

You can see the stars sprinkled all across the sky, but those two show up much brighter, which could mean they are planets rather than stars.  Back in Toronto I had a telescope, and with it I could see Saturn with its rings and Jupiter with four of its moons. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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13.2.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13.2.2    3 months ago

Stars twinkle planets do not.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
13.2.4  Kavika   replied to  A. Macarthur @13.2.3    3 months ago

The Northern Lights in the forest, also from Voyageurs National Park. 

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Photo by NPS.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
13.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @13    3 months ago

Sounds like a very interesting and awesome area. The beautiful and mesmerizing Northern Lights are another amazing gift to us from Father Sky and Mother Earth. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
14  Kavika     3 months ago

Unique sunset was taken last week at Stone Creek, Ocala, FL. 

Photo by Stone Creek photo club.

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Buzz of the Orient
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14.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @14    3 months ago

Unique is right - sort of a V for Victory.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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14.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Kavika @14    3 months ago

Award worthy image!

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
15  Kavika     3 months ago

In America minority protesters are treated differently than non-minority protesters. 

This isn't Selma Alabama in the 1950s, it's Standing Rock SD in 2016 turning dogs on non-violent Native American protesters. 

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Photos are not always fun and beauty,  throughout history photos of violent reactions to peaceful protests have at times motivated the world.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
16  Raven Wing    3 months ago

Here's one for Saturday...

         Father Sky watching over Mother Earth

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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16.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @16    3 months ago

"You talkin' to me?"

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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17  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Since we're into "skies," OK.

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Arches National Park

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
17.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @17    3 months ago

That's a real beauty, Mac. Very Spiritual as well.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
17.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  A. Macarthur @17    3 months ago

This is an amazing photograph, thank you for sharing.

 
 
 
Thomas
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18  Thomas    3 months ago

I'll give it a shot... 

This one is reflections on water, one of my favorite subjects.

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Thomas
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19  Thomas    3 months ago

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And this is another of my favorite subjects, Li'lBit 

 
 
 
Ender
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19.1  Ender  replied to  Thomas @19    3 months ago

Aww. Cute.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
20  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Good beginning; keep it going and thanks to all who have gotten us underway.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
21  Kavika     3 months ago

''Battle of the Rock'' Rainbow River, Ocala FL.

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Ender
Professor Principal
21.1  Ender  replied to  Kavika @21    3 months ago

I think the one is trying to get a little action...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
21.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @21    3 months ago

Looks like they are trying to create their own little 'Turtle Island'. (grin)

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
21.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @21.2    3 months ago

LOL, good one.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
21.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @21    3 months ago

Traffic jam.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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22  Perrie Halpern R.A.    3 months ago

This photo is not mine, but my daughter's. She took it last night when her hubby and Matt went to get the best Italian ice in NY. 

I think the shot is amazing. Kind of has a Hopper feel to it. 

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Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
22.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @22    3 months ago

Nothing better on a hot, humid day.  My favorites are pistachio, mango and of course, lemon.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
22.2  Kavika   replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @22    3 months ago
best Italian ice in NY. 

Do they have spaghetti or pizza ice? how about veal parmesan ice?

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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22.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @22    3 months ago

When your really looking for a unique treat …

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Try a Lizard on a Stick! This alone is worth the trip to Vancouver, B.C.! (Talk about Reptile Dysfunction)

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
22.3.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  A. Macarthur @22.3    3 months ago
Lizard on a Stick

Tastes like chicken.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
22.3.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @22.3    3 months ago

Not very appetizing to look at. Does not spur my hunger bud. But, that is just me. I have eaten a variety of various foods, such as snake, octopus, goats eye, and others. And while the lizard might taste great, their outward appearance just does not set my mouth to watering. However, I am the venturous type, and if presented with the opportunity, I would not hesitate to at least give it a try. 

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
22.3.3  Ender  replied to  Raven Wing @22.3.2    3 months ago

Doesn't look like any meat on them.

I would get one and see if it could fly. Freak some people out...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
22.3.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @22.3    3 months ago

Okay, I know about beavertails, but that's new to me.  Is it somehow connected to the west coast native tribes?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
22.4  Raven Wing  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @22    3 months ago

I have never heard of Italian Ice before. What does it consist of? 

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
22.4.1  Ender  replied to  Raven Wing @22.4    3 months ago

I can only describe it as better than a snow cone. I have never had real though. Only prepackaged kind.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
22.4.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @22.4.1    3 months ago
better than a snow cone

Ahh...thanks Ender. I have enjoyed many a snow cone, especially in the hot summer. There was a sow cone stand now far from where I lived growing up, so I would go there and get their combination cones, one each of the cherry/strawberry, orange, pineapple and coconut flavors in a circle around the top. But, I never tasted one with Italian flavors. 

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
22.4.3  Ender  replied to  Raven Wing @22.4.2    3 months ago

It is smoother, not as icy.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
22.4.4  cjcold  replied to  Raven Wing @22.4.2    3 months ago

Lived in an old Italian castle in Denver with an old Italian grocery next door. 

During summer our driveway became packed because of his Italian Ice.

We came to a deal.

Free parking for his customers for free Italian Ice for me and my band.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
22.4.5  Raven Wing  replied to  cjcold @22.4.4    3 months ago

Sounds like a good deal for both sides. jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
22.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @22    3 months ago

A very good example of Street Photography.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
22.6  cjcold  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @22    3 months ago

It does have a Nighthawks feel to it.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
23  Raven Wing    3 months ago

Here's one for Sunday that's not so old, but, not so new......

                         A Warrior and his War Pony

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
23.1  Ender  replied to  Raven Wing @23    3 months ago

There was a movie I saw a while back about some war. Can't remember what it was and really only remember this part....

Two sides of a battle with barbed wire and things between them. There was a horse caught in the middle of the battle field. Both sides offered a cease fire and each side sent someone out there to try to free the horse.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
23.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @23.1    3 months ago

Don't recall seeing that kind of movie, Ender, but indeed Native American Warriors from most, if not all, Tribes do highly respect all animal life. To many Tribes, horses are also considered to be Spirit Guides or Spirit Totems, so to injure or kill one would be a big No No. 

I could not say if that is what the event in the movie you saw was trying to present or not having not seen it myself.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
23.1.2  Ender  replied to  Raven Wing @23.1.1    3 months ago

It just struck me and stuck with me. That they would stop fighting to save the horse.

Then they ended up both wanting to take the horse back with them.

Man, that is really all I remember about that movie.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
23.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @23.1.2    3 months ago

Sounds like a great movie. I would like to see it myself.

 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
23.1.4  Kavika   replied to  Ender @23.1    3 months ago

I think you're talking about ''War Horse'' a Steven Spielberg production.

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Ender
Professor Principal
23.1.5  Ender  replied to  Kavika @23.1.4    3 months ago

That is it. Thank You.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
23.1.6  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @23.1.4    3 months ago

Thanks for the name, Kavika. I will look it up. 

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
23.1.7  cjcold  replied to  Raven Wing @23.1.6    3 months ago

Saw War Horse. Great movie!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
23.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @23    3 months ago

A good image in an interesting format.  Next time try posting something not so borrowed and not so blue.  LOL

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
23.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @23.2    3 months ago

I just realized that some might not have understood my comment, it was a response to Raven's comment...

"Here's one for Sunday that's not so old, but, not so new......"

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
24  Kavika     3 months ago

As many of you know I'm an art collector and have a fairly wide range of artists and styles. One of my favorites is James Bama, I have four of his works but this one is one that I really want to add to my collection. 

It's entitled ''Young Plains Indian'' the young man is a member of the Crow Nation. This is what Bama had to say about the painting. 

''  Bama snapped a picture of this young man as he rode by at one of Montana's annual Crow Fairs. "He could have been living in 1879, not 1979." 

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Ender
Professor Principal
24.1  Ender  replied to  Kavika @24    3 months ago

That pic is just stunning.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
24.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Ender @24.1    3 months ago

Bama will take a photo of a subject and then paint the scene from the photo. That is exactly what happened to create this painting.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
24.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @24    3 months ago

A great painting indeed. Thank you for sharing it with us. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
24.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @24.2    3 months ago
Looks much like a painting.

It is a painting done from a photo that he took of the young man.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
24.2.2  Ender  replied to  Kavika @24.2.1    3 months ago

I bet that is worth a few coins.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
24.2.3  Kavika   replied to  Ender @24.2.2    3 months ago

It sure is. When it was going to be published back in 1980/81 I could have purchased it at what is called pre-pub pricing around $400 if I remember correctly. I purchased another of his paintings instead...LOL I could kick my own ass if I wasn't so old.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
24.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @24    3 months ago

It would have been worth doing a collaboration of his works.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
25  Raven Wing    3 months ago

One more for Monday.....

                                  A Hopi Kachina Doll

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
26  Kavika     3 months ago

BORN ON THE 4TH OF JULY

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Raven Wing
Professor Expert
26.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @26    3 months ago

That is a truly great shot! Totally majestic in every way. jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
26.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @26.1    3 months ago

It was taken yesterday. The eagle was on my neighbors roof just a couple of houses down from us. We have two resident bald eagles in Stone Creek.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
26.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @26.1.1    3 months ago

Are they mates or two males? How wonderful that they are residents there. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
26.1.3  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @26.1.2    3 months ago
Are they mates or two males? How wonderful that they are residents there. 

They have been here for a bit more than 2 years but we have not seen any chicks. Their nest could be in the wooded pastures just over the fence from us so we would know for sure, that a nest could be in that timber.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
26.1.4  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @26.1.3    3 months ago

Thanks for the additional information. I just think it a bit odd that two males, being territorial as they a known to be, would be residing in the same local area. But, I am by no means that knowledgeable about male Bald Eagles, so it could very well be the case.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
26.1.5  cjcold  replied to  Raven Wing @26.1    3 months ago

Have a few eagles out here on the prairie. What I don't have is your lens!

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
27  charger 383    3 months ago

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Saturday I rode a train pulled by this just restored steam locomotive from Reading, PA to Jim Thorp PA. Locomotive is Reading 2102, T1 class, 4-8-4 type.  Great ride, beautiful scenery  

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
27.1  Kavika   replied to  charger 383 @27    3 months ago

I love the old trains.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
27.2  cjcold  replied to  charger 383 @27    3 months ago

My favorite train trip was Silverton to Durango on a narrow gauge coal burner.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
27.2.1  Kavika   replied to  cjcold @27.2    3 months ago

Back in the late 1970s the Southern Pacific RR had refurbished Pullman cars from the 1930s. Stunningly beautiful. They hooked it on to one of the freight trains and we had a wonderful trip from LA to Seattle.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
27.2.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Kavika @27.2.1    3 months ago

What a fantastic way to travel.  

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
27.2.3  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  cjcold @27.2    3 months ago

I took that ride in the Fall of 1986, a gorgeous journey. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
27.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @27    3 months ago

I have great nostalgic memories of steam trains and the sound of their whistles echoing in the night from when I was a kid staying in my grandmother's cottage, putting pennies on the tracks to flatten them.  Last train I took was a super-speed one travelling at over 300 kmh and very comfortable airplane-type seating.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
27.4  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  charger 383 @27    3 months ago

Jim Thorpe, PA, just down the road from my place in the Poconos!

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Jim Thorpe, PA

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charger 383
Professor Quiet
27.4.1  charger 383  replied to  A. Macarthur @27.4    3 months ago

 During our layover at Jim Thorpe, I also rode the Leigh Gorge Scenic train and that valley is very pretty.  Had a good weekend!

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
28  cjcold    3 months ago

Back in the 60s used to hop on a train and just hope I didn't get caught. It's an art form.

Back then I didn't care where the train was going.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
29  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

This thread is too good to close, so, a few more hours at least,

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
30  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

original

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
31  Kavika     3 months ago

Iz be a patriot.

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A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
32  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Thanks to all for outstanding posts and comments. See you Thursday night!

 
 

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