Deep Forest in Early Summer ~ Creative Arts Three Day Weekend

  
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Deep Forest in Early Summer ~ Creative Arts Three Day Weekend
 

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There's a Spiritual Moment to be Encountered with Almost Every Step as One Goes Deeper into a Deciduous Forest …

but take care not to Lose Your Way, Literally and Figuratively

© A. Mac/A.G.


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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Hello again! Let us begin.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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2  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Please check this timely article!

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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3  igknorantzrulz    3 months ago

The ONLY way for me to enter the proverbial forest, as to "find my way", is  TO get lost, as it is a healthy escape for some, and that some , way or another, it has helped me through many a difficulty

 
 
 
Ender
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3.1  Ender  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3    3 months ago

I just play the tune, Welcome To The Jungle....

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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3.1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Ender @3.1    3 months ago
I just play the tune, Welcome To The Jungle....

I'm a little old to have really gotten into Guns n' Roses, but is Welcome to the Jungle a dark analogy of coming to LA, CA? 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4  Raven Wing    3 months ago

It's that time again....

                A Mayan Quetzal Bird

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @4    3 months ago

A very imposing image. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1    3 months ago

Thanks Buzz. 

 
 
 
Thomas
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4.2  Thomas  replied to  Raven Wing @4    3 months ago

I thought it was a chick-a-dee on acid :)

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Thomas @4.2    3 months ago

Lol! It very well might have been, Thomas. jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5  Buzz of the Orient    3 months ago

Continuing with the B&W images from my gone but beloved 35mm Canon F1 film SLR, this is the closest I have to a "forest", being the image of a logger's road through a regrowth of a woods that survived the loggers in the rural area of Ontario we knew as Killaloe, where the hippies and draft dodgers bought farms and built Buckminster Fuller geodesic domes in which to live and planted their weed.  It is an area where that weekend hippie then and now known as "Buzz" (a personification?) would spend time in his early 30s for relaxation far from the tribulations of big city life. 

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Raven Wing
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5.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5    3 months ago

A beautiful wintery scene, Buzz. While the camera itself may be long gone, the pictures you took with it are still here and still being enjoyed to attest to its wonderful photos. 

 
 
 
evilgenius
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6  evilgenius    3 months ago

I started working on the new 40g aquascape and it looks fantastic. I have a few more plants coming tomorrow afternoon so when I'm done I'll take a photo and post it. Until then enjoy this one of Lough Veagh in Glenveagh National Park, Ireland.

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Buzz of the Orient
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6.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @6    3 months ago

Nice landscape shot.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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6.2  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @6    3 months ago

A very serene and relaxing photo, EG. Looking forward to seeing the new tank. I'm sure your l'il fishies will love it.

 
 
 
Kavika
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7  Kavika     3 months ago

Stone Creek's version of the Sistine Chapel.

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Raven Wing
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7.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @7    3 months ago

What a great treat from Father Sky. Very Spiritual as well. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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8  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

On the road; will connect later. Nice start!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9  Gsquared    3 months ago

Hudson River Valley - View towards Storm King Mountain

© G. Gam

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Raven Wing
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9.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @9    3 months ago

That's a lovely photo, G. Well done.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @9.1    3 months ago

Thank you, Raven Wing.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @9    3 months ago

You're proving that one does not need a brush to create a great painting.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.2    3 months ago

Thank you

 
 
 
devangelical
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9.2.2  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @9.2.1    3 months ago

... cool G2. we should probably talk about your hallucinogenic influences in art... 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.2.3  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @9.2.2    3 months ago

Well, I was a teenager in the 60's...

 
 
 
devangelical
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9.2.4  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @9.2.3    3 months ago

so was I, wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.2.5  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @9.2.4    3 months ago

Somehow I think you might have been a whole lot wilder than I was.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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9.2.6  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Gsquared @9.2.5    3 months ago

In Philly, as a teenager, many nights were spent hanging on street corners singing doo wop in what became a phenomenon known as “battle of the groups”. Some of those corner groups became one-hit-wonders and got brief recording deals, others, like Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydel, the Dovels, Patti LaBelle, the Silhouettes, Lee Andrews & the Hearts, Danny and the Juniors, Bill Haley, The Orlons, Dee Dee Sharp, Glady Knight … made it big or nearly big. 

I did not.

Other Philly nights would occasionally include street fights.

Anyway, will shut this article down soon.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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10  Raven Wing    3 months ago

A new one for Friday...

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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10.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @10    3 months ago

Internet connection where I am is very sporadic. If necessary, I'll catch up on comments and posts on Sunday evening.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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10.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @10.1    3 months ago

No problem, Mac. Enjoy your time in the Poconos. We will hear from you as you can. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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10.1.2  Kavika   replied to  A. Macarthur @10.1    3 months ago

Suggestion:

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Gsquared
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10.1.3  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @10.1.2    3 months ago

Hahaha!!!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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10.1.4  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @10.1.2    3 months ago

LOL!! That's it! Only problem is, it's not that easy to edit once it's sent. (grin)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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10.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @10    3 months ago

Yet another page for that magnificent coffee table book - why should only NT members be the ones to enjoy your creativity?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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10.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.2    3 months ago

Thanks Buzz.

why should only NT members be the ones to enjoy your creativity?

Because that's the only way I wish to share them.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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10.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @10.2.1    3 months ago

Of course you're entitled to do whatever you wish - the general public is not aware of their deprivation anyway. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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10.2.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.2.2    3 months ago

It's just that I have a very deep regard for the Native American subjects of my artwork, it means a great deal to me. Not everyone is keen about the Native American beliefs, traditions, customs and beliefs, as we have seen from some here on NT. I put a lot of my heart and soul into what I do, so they are a part of me. 

If I were to shop them out commercially they would no longer be something that I truly enjoy doing, and become more like a job that might soon become tedious and boring.  

I've owned and operated 3 companies of different subjects in my life, and I don't want my artwork to become just one more.

I hope you can understand why I choose to simply do my artwork to share with my NT family. The appreciation of my NT Friends is more than enough for me.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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10.2.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @10.2.3    3 months ago

Well, I'm sure you know that I enjoy and appreciate your creations and I'm sure the others in this group do as well. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
10.2.5  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.2.4    3 months ago

And that makes my heart soar like an Eagle. (smile)

 
 
 
devangelical
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10.2.6  devangelical  replied to  Raven Wing @10.2.5    3 months ago

I think your passion and heart radiate from your artwork and the art here is an important part of my continued presence.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
10.2.7  Raven Wing  replied to  devangelical @10.2.6    3 months ago

Thanks for your very kind words, dev. They are truly appreciated. Sharing my Native American artwork with my Friends here on NT is my joy.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
11  Kavika     3 months ago

It's a Dragon Fruit one of our neighbors grew. They are very popular in SE Asia and how they are being grown in Hawaii. They taste kinda like a kiwi but sweeter. Didn't think they would grow in Florida, but as usual, anything will grow in Florida.

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

They look very interesting, Kavika. Have heard of them, but, have never seen them in person. I like Kiwi's so I would like to try them. Thanks for the photo, now I have to find out where here in my neck of the woods I might find them. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
11.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @11.1    3 months ago

I just looked it up, three states, Hawaii, Florida, and Cali are growing them commercially.

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

If you check the Asian markets near you, there is a good chance you will find them.  I think there is a 99 Ranch Market in Riverside, and there are undoubtedly others.  Vons may also carry Dragon Fruit.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
11.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @11.1.1    3 months ago

Thanks Kavika. I'll try to find them here in the Inland Empire.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
11.1.4  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @11.1.2    3 months ago

Thank you, G. Would be worth the trip. There's a Von's not far away from me.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
11.1.5  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @11.1.1    3 months ago

Question....how does one eat the fruit? Just cut in half and eat, or does it require some preparation.

 
 
 
Kavika
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11.1.6  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @11.1.5    3 months ago

We just cut it in chunks and ate it. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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11.1.7  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @11.1.6    3 months ago

OK...thanks Kavika. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.1.8  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @11.1.5    3 months ago

From the internet...

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Raven Wing
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11.1.9  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.8    3 months ago

Thanks Buzz.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @11    3 months ago

They are quite popular here.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
11.3  Ender  replied to  Kavika @11    3 months ago

And I thought we were doing good being able to grow satsumas...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
12  Raven Wing    3 months ago

A not so old one for Saturday....

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @12    3 months ago

A really great concept beautifully rendered. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
12.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12.1    3 months ago

Thanks, Buzz, glad you like it.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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13  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

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Hickory Run, Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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13.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @13    3 months ago

Looking at that photo, it's easy to imagine the sound of the rushing water. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
13.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @13    3 months ago

That looks like a very happy place to be. Wish I was there. 

 
 
 
evilgenius
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14  evilgenius    3 months ago

The new forest inspired aquascape is complete.

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Raven Wing
Professor Expert
14.1  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @14    3 months ago

That is truly awesome, EG. You did an outstanding job. Very well done.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
15  Buzz of the Orient    3 months ago

Lucky fish 

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

This evening in the Poconos.

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© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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16.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @16    3 months ago

A dream-like scene.  Have you not posted a similar photo, but as a silhouette previously?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
16.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @16    3 months ago

Beautiful photo, Mac. Is that youngster on the right not your Son who is fishing with you? 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
16.2.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @16.2    3 months ago

Both are strangers which is why I photographed them as silhouettes.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
16.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @16.2.1    3 months ago

Ahhh....thanks Mac.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
17  Raven Wing    3 months ago

And one for Sunday........

          A War Pony....as  seen by a Warrior enjoying Peyote

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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17.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @17    3 months ago

Definitely A Horse of a Different Colour.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
17.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17.1    3 months ago

Thanks Buzz.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
17.2  devangelical  replied to  Raven Wing @17    3 months ago

very cool.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
17.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  devangelical @17.2    3 months ago

Thanks dev. Just a bit of experimenting. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
18  Kavika     3 months ago

''Home on the Range.'' Stone Creek, Ocala, FL.

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Raven Wing
Professor Expert
18.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @18    3 months ago

Beautiful wide open spaces. Great shot, Kavika. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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18.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @18    3 months ago

Sorry, but that image does not open for me - all I see is a code.  The source for it is not recognized here. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
18.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18.2    3 months ago

See if this will open for you, Buzz.

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Kavika
Professor Principal
18.2.2  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18.2    3 months ago

How about now?

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
18.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @18.2.1    3 months ago

It did, thanks.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
18.2.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @18.2.2    3 months ago

Opened okay.  Good photo.  What did you do differently to make it work for me?

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
18.2.5  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18.2.4    3 months ago

Put it in documents and they posted from documents.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
18.2.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @18.2.5    3 months ago

Okay, thanks. 

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

Don’t know how the article got locked, I didn’t lock it, but it’s now unlocked and will keep it unlocked until tomorrow to make up for the lost time.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
19.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @19    3 months ago

Thanks Mac. And one more for Monday...

                                   A Shawl Dancer

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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19.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @19.1    3 months ago

A beautiful presentation. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
19.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @19.1.1    3 months ago

Thank you, Buzz.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
19.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @19    3 months ago

It was a system glitch that caused a lot of articles to be locked, but was corrected as soon as possible. 

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

Thanks to all!

See you Thursday night.

 
 

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