Surf & Night Fishing on Creative Arts Three Day Weekend

  
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Surf & Night Fishing on Creative Arts Three Day Weekend
 

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Surf Fisherman, Early Evening Fog

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Starry Night Fishin'

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

The best time to go fishin' … is any time you can.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 months ago

Great photos, Mac. Beautiful scenery in both.

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

A good time to take great photos like you do as well. 

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

No more B&W photos from my Canon F1 here with me, but some fishing photos taken with that camera by my ex-wife at our lakeside home.

Teachng my young son how to fish, taken from the balcony.  That was a great spot for still-fishing for bass - the shallowness dropped down deep with weeds growing along the side of the slope - the bass liked to hang out there. 

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On my dock with rod in one hand and a Heineken in the other - a great combination. 

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I took this photo of our lakeside 4-season home while in my canoe.  We also had a kayak and 2 snowmobiles. 

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

Beautiful and fun looking photos, Buzz.

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Raven Wing @3.1    2 months ago

looks great, but brrrr! you can have those canadian water temperatures...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  devangelical @3.1.1    2 months ago

LOL.  When I was a kid I learned how to swim in Lake Ontario and I survived.  The lake where those photos were taken is very deep, home to lake trout, but got warmer in the summer than Lake Ontario ever did. 

 
 
 
CB
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3.2  CB   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    2 months ago

Marvelous.  Really marvelous. And all those trees surrounding the house. . . so cozy, and a little frightening at night I'd bet!  What a treat as a photo, all the same!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  CB @3.2    2 months ago

It was exceptionally private.  On one side a cottage was far up on the hill and on the other side it was hundreds of feet away.

 
 
 
CB
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3.2.2  CB   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.2.1    2 months ago

Alone, as you want to be. How delightful! And on windy days: sleep 'for days.'  But, oh at night. . . what stalks in the wee hours. . . did you hear that *crack*?!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  CB @3.2.2    2 months ago

Although it was forest all around I didn't have a fear of wild animals there.  Once in a while, with the kids in the back seat, we would drive to the area dump at night to watch the bears rummaging for food scraps, 

I love telling stories, and I have to tell this one again - an exception to what I said above.  Before we bought our lakeside home, my best friend, who had the lakeside home 4 cottages away, who got us to buy ours so we could be neighbours, before we both owned those homes he rented a cottage on the lake and we spent a weekend there.  It had no bathroom, just an outhouse out back.  In the middle of the night I had to use it, and while I was sitting in it I heard a bear growling, and I was afraid to step out of it but sat that for at least an hour listening to the growling, and when it stopped I ran to the cottage.  What I found out is that it wasn't a bear, but my friend snoring. 

 
 
 
CB
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3.2.4  CB   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.2.3    2 months ago

jrSmiley_18_smiley_image.gif Ah Buzz, do you know what a bear growling in the woods sound like now? jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif   Well, don't ask me! I don't know nothin' 'bout bears!

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     2 months ago

Early morning mist on hole #2 , Stone Creek GC. Ocala, FL.

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Raven Wing
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4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @4    2 months ago

Spectacular sunrise, Kavika. And the GC looks like a fun place to be.

 
 
 
CB
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4.2  CB   replied to  Kavika @4    2 months ago

Was this shot planned? In other words did you plan ahead for it? Or did you catch the morning on the 'fly'? With a phone camera, perhaps?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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5  Raven Wing    2 months ago

A Native American Dancer......

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @5    2 months ago

A lovely well composed image.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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5.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1    2 months ago

Thank you, Buzz.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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6  evilgenius    2 months ago

What?

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Buzz of the Orient
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6.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @6    2 months ago

"What did you call me?"

 
 
 
Kavika
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6.2  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @6    2 months ago

''what'' I know I heard the treat bag being opened.

 
 
 
CB
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6.3  CB   replied to  evilgenius @6    2 months ago

Is it a pit bull? I stepped out of the store the other day (maybe a week or two ago- you know how the days 'run together' as we get older), and behind the stanchion to the building somebody had 'parked' their grayish pit bull and it was a 'pounder.'  Startled, missing a step in that direction, and with a WTH I headed off in a new direction to my car. But, dang it all, one look back over my shoulder and my honest conclusion was whether quietly sitting, tranquil, "machine" of a beast was. . . really pretty. Immediately, I wondered if it was a female for its gentle demeanor or if pit bulls truly have been given a bad 'rep.'

One thing for sure: That dead stare gives away nothing. And it an attention getter.

 
 
 
devangelical
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6.4  devangelical  replied to  evilgenius @6    2 months ago

looks more like an "oh shit!" to me ...

 
 
 
Veronica
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7  Veronica    2 months ago

This is my "bumble bee bush".  When we bought the house 6 years ago this bush was covered with BBs and it was wonderful to see.

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Raven Wing
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7.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @7    2 months ago

Beautiful bush, Veronica. Add to that the also beautiful Bumble Bees and it is an amazing thing to see.

 
 
 
CB
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7.2  CB   replied to  Veronica @7    2 months ago

We had lavender and several other annuals that bloom in the front lawn along with cactus and I mean for real, you get those 'light' BB and then you can get the 'loaders' and what is most interesting is how they really seem to cooperate with the presence of. . . me about with my earphones on and all. (I can only tell they are there when I see them with the earphones in.)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Veronica @7    2 months ago

And do you still hear the music of their buzzing?  Buzz wants to know.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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8  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

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Striped Bass

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Raven Wing
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8.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @8    2 months ago

That's a real beauty, Mac. I remember my Paternal Grandfather catching those when I sent fishing with him and my Grandmother. They both loved lake fishing from their boat, and it was always fun to see the variety of the fish they caught.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @8    2 months ago

How did it ever get that name?  LOL

 
 
 
devangelical
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8.3  devangelical  replied to  A. Macarthur @8    2 months ago

those are really fun to catch, all released. where I used to fish for them, the average size was 7.5 lbs.

 
 
 
Kavika
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8.4  Kavika   replied to  A. Macarthur @8    2 months ago

The reel deal. Largemouth bass, Red Lake, MN.

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CB
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8.4.1  CB   replied to  Kavika @8.4    2 months ago

Hello Sir! BEST PIC EVER!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.4.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @8.4    2 months ago

WoW! That's a great catch, Kavika. A real beauty.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.4.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @8.4    2 months ago

LOLOL.  Of course holding it out at arms' length towards the camera doesn't make it look bigger than it really is, right?

 
 
 
evilgenius
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9  evilgenius    2 months ago

The new shrimp tank. 29 gallons with rocks found on a local beach. It took me 3 days to move all the shrimp over from the old tank.

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My "fish room" corner of the basement. It's starting to take shape, but right now it's function over fashion. I'll be able to start working on making things look nice this fall.

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More work on tanks this weekend when I can squeeze the time in. Some new plants and some old plants need to get planted.

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Ender
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9.1  Ender  replied to  evilgenius @9    2 months ago

I had those ghost shrimp at one time. I had an obviously pregnant one. Then they all kept disappearing, I didn't have much luck with them.

 
 
 
CB
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9.1.1  CB   replied to  Ender @9.1    2 months ago

I kept a fish tank. Funny, bought it for young family members (now adults). Of course, I ended up with the 'care, maintenance, and feeding of water beings' - just because. Any, it all came to a 'head' once they started dying off—taking a little piece of my heart with them each time. (Sigh.)  I wish you well. Been there: Got T-shirts:Owner of a "broken" heart over it! Best wishes Ender! Best of wishes indeed!

Many years later. . . I occasionally have a dream about aquarium fish or 'bowl' fish (which I have not had for years now) and in the dream/s I am frightened and asking myself how could I have forgotten to feed the fish so long?! In the dreams I am desperate to feed the fish. And then, I wake up.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @9.1    2 months ago
"Then they all kept disappearing,..."

That's the story of my only venture in keeping fish.  I had 4 goldfish, one all gold, two spotted and one all black, whom I called "Blackie".  One day I looked and saw only 3, and Blackie looked happy and a little bigger.  A few days later there were only two and Blackie was a lot bigger, then only one and Blackie was very fat.  I guess a better name for Blackie would have been "Cannibal".

 
 
 
devangelical
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9.1.3  devangelical  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.1.2    2 months ago

gulp, gulp, gulp ...

in my last aquarium, 3 decades ago, I let my son add his albino african frog. I couldn't figure out why all the fish were disappearing until I watched it inhale one of my tiger barbs. frog eventually ate all the fish and then escaped the aquarium. I found it still alive on the carpet and then turned it loose in the toilet, since I figured it owed me about $100+. to the gulf of mexico the hard way.

 
 
 
CB
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9.1.4  CB   replied to  devangelical @9.1.3    2 months ago

LOL!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  devangelical @9.1.3    2 months ago

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evilgenius
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9.1.6  evilgenius  replied to  Ender @9.1    2 months ago

Shrimp are fragile creatures. This wasn't my first attempt at shrimp keeping and tossing them in with my Betta fish when I got the first 11 youngsters probably wasn't the brightest idea either. I got very lucky.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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9.1.7  evilgenius  replied to  devangelical @9.1.3    2 months ago

I think these things are getting a little bit easier to manage with the amount of people on the internet on forums and facebook groups. I still find a lot of misinformation, scammers and idiots too though. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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9.2  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @9    2 months ago

The shrimp tank is lovely, EG. You have put a lot of work in designing your tanks and the fish you put in them, for a combination that is both beautiful and healthy for the fish. Looking forward to seeing your finished fish room later in the fall.

Very well done, and a pleasure to see.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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9.2.1  evilgenius  replied to  Raven Wing @9.2    2 months ago

Thank you. I have put in the time, effort and money for this hobby to succeed. I lost my male cockatoo cichlid yesterday. I was redoing that tank on Saturday evening and I think he got over stressed and injured when I tried to put the pair back into the tank. 

 
 
 
CB
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9.2.2  CB   replied to  evilgenius @9.2.1    2 months ago

You give so much energy, time, and devotion to learning about, welcoming into your home life, and inevitably loving somebody who is adorable in every way and they depart from you. I am sorry for your loss and this set-back!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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9.2.3  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @9.2.1    2 months ago

So very sorry for your loss, EG. It is hard to lose a dear pet, no matter what kind they are. They bring us so much joy, and seem to enjoy life in your beautiful tanks, which makes all the effort worthwhile. 

 
 
 
CB
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9.3  CB   replied to  evilgenius @9    2 months ago

Awww.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @9    2 months ago

Looks kind of fishy to me.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @9    2 months ago

We just had some live shrimp delivered to us a few minutes ago, they are wiggling around in a big bowl, ready to be cooked for lunch.  Yum. 

Sorry, but I'm not a follower of "catch and release" - unless they were undersized or too bony like sunfish, I was more of the "catch and eat" crowd. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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10  Kavika     2 months ago

It looks great, EG. I'll be looking forward to photos of the ''new and improved basement tank sanctuary,''

 
 
 
evilgenius
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10.1  evilgenius  replied to  Kavika @10    2 months ago

Lots of work to do. I saw a used 250 gallon tank (72" x 25" x 26") with stand and equipment for sale locally for $850. I really wish I could get it, but I don't think I could get it in the basement!

 
 
 
CB
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10.1.1  CB   replied to  evilgenius @10.1    2 months ago

All this talk about aquariums reminds me of the show on National Geographic Wild, "Fish Tank Kings." I used to enjoy watching the building of such custom tanks for clients.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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11  Raven Wing    2 months ago

A new one for Friday.....

 
 
 
CB
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11.1  CB   replied to  Raven Wing @11    2 months ago

Handsome man. I hope no one minds my saying so!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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11.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  CB @11.1    2 months ago

Who would mind your saying that? It is simply a compliment, and I agree he is indeed handsome man.

Thanks you, CB.

 
 
 
CB
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11.1.2  CB   replied to  Raven Wing @11.1.1    2 months ago

Thanks Raven! :)  Sometimes, I know (or feel) I can be a bit 'much.' I felt 'compelled' to make the observation because it is . . . true! He is handsome, for sure.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @11    2 months ago

A nice image nicely put together.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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11.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.2    2 months ago

Thank you, Buzz.

 
 
 
Kavika
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12  Kavika     2 months ago

Sea Monsters in the sky. The photo was taken last week at St. Pete Beach (Long Key) on the Gulf Coast of FL just south of Tampa. 

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Raven Wing
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12.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @12    2 months ago

Monsters of the sea all in a row, basking in the light of the evening glow.

A real beauty, Kavika. 

 
 
 
CB
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12.2  CB   replied to  Kavika @12    2 months ago

I can see them. I can see 'monster heads and tails! Now that's a thing of beauty!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @12    2 months ago

When you were a kid did you ever lie on your back looking up at the clouds and identify images from them?  Those fit your description. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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12.3.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12.3    2 months ago
When you were a kid did you ever lie on your back looking up at the clouds and identify images from them? 

Yes, I did many many times.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12.3.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @12.3.1    2 months ago

As did I.  Kids develop a knowledge of imagination that way.

The Magic of Belle Isle Quotes

  • Monte Wildhorn: "Imagination--the most powerful force ever made available to mankind."

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Kavika
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12.3.3  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12.3.2    2 months ago

I really enjoy Morgan Freeman, a great actor.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12.3.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @12.3.3    2 months ago

One of my favourites as well - I look forward to watching any movie he's in.  How many actors can get away with being the POTUS and God, a lifer, and an old boxing coach, let alone so many other characterizations.  He's in constant demand for narration due to his voice and delivery. 

 
 
 
CB
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12.3.5  CB   replied to  Kavika @12.3.1    2 months ago

What is that anyway? Why do we see familiar shapes in clouds?  I ask this, because though not as much anymore, I can still go out back and look up and 'journey' through what is passing over ahead. . . until I 'force' myself to end it. Is it daydreaming? What is it called we're doing when that happens?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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12.3.6  Raven Wing  replied to  CB @12.3.5    2 months ago
What is it called we're doing when that happens?

I don't know about anyone else, but, for me it is a time-out from reality to let my imagination run free and see what it comes up with. I loved laying on a blanket in the back yard and watching the clouds present me with their own artwork. Especially, on a mildly windy day. One minute I see on thing, and within minutes they have morphed into something else for me to guess what it is. I still enjoy sitting out on the patio and watching the clouds pay their mind games. 

 
 
 
CB
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12.3.7  CB   replied to  Raven Wing @12.3.6    2 months ago

Mind games. . . now that is interesting an a bit enlightening. Because that does occur! I love those windy days when I can imagine our California 'lows' bringing in a good old-fashion "belly washer." Of course, it is just clouds and my imagination. Nuh-uh, we ain't getting nothing out them clouds. Maybe. . . the Sierras. :)

But, sometimes you look at the darkening skies and the heavy clouds coursing by and you think my goodness that one is taking on a. . . tail? Are we about to have a tornado—NOPE!  All is clear.

Threatening clouds add to the mystique that is dry California! Next time it happens, something different and impressive 'up there' in the sky I will use my phone to take pictures! Yeah, I will!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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12.3.8  Raven Wing  replied to  CB @12.3.7    2 months ago

The mountains and foothills are only about n hour or so from me, and in the summer there are always clouds lingering over them. Some take on many different shapes. Today was one of the days when the low clouds looked like they were dancing. A lot of fun to watch.

 
 
 
CB
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12.3.9  CB   replied to  Raven Wing @12.3.8    2 months ago

How nice.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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13  Gsquared    2 months ago

This is an image I created using one of my photos of the "Neptunbrunnen", a fountain depicting the Roman god Neptune and other sea deities, located at the Schobrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria, that I turned into a transparent image and superimposed over a photo I took of the interior of one of Vienna's historic Catholic churches.  From an art historical analysis, it could possibly be said to represent the lingering influence of the old religion on the newer religion, or symbolize the syncretism (amalgamation) of the religious traditions in Europe, but I just thought it looked sort of cool.

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Another scene from Vienna, a stunningly beautiful city.

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CB
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13.1  CB   replied to  Gsquared @13    2 months ago

Things of beauty for 500. . . . ;)

 
 
 
Gsquared
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13.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  CB @13.1    2 months ago

Ha!  Thanks, CB.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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13.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @13    2 months ago

Both are amazing images, G. Your editing prowess is growing an a very good pace.

Very well done indeed.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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13.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @13.2    2 months ago

Thank you very much, Raven Wing.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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13.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @13    2 months ago

Excellent photography.  Could anyone say the top image was blasphemous?

 
 
 
Gsquared
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13.3.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13.3    2 months ago

Thanks, Buzz.   Maybe a devout pagan would object.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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13.3.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @13.3.1    2 months ago

LOL

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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14  Hal A. Lujah    2 months ago

Random bug.

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Raven Wing
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14.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @14    2 months ago

Now that is a very interesting photo, Hal. Definitely an intriguing closeup.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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14.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @14    2 months ago

Is it a praying mantis?

 
 
 
Kavika
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14.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14.2    2 months ago
Is it a praying mantis?

Nope, it's an atheist grasshopper.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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14.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @14.2.1    2 months ago

Thanks for my first laugh out loud of the morning. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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15  Kavika     2 months ago

We have a master gardens club in Stone Creek and there is a large area dedicated for their use. 

This is one that is growing sunflowers.

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Raven Wing
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15.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @15    2 months ago

And they do look like happy smiling faces in the sunshine. Great photo, Kavika.

 
 
 
Kavika
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15.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @15.1    2 months ago

Smiling faces is what they have always reminded me of, Raven.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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15.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @15    2 months ago

He had better be protective of them - there's a shortage of sunflower oil.

 
 
 
CB
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15.2.1  CB   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @15.2    2 months ago

Very healthy 'specimens' for shooting with a camera! In the prime of life that bunch!

 
 
 
Kavika
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16  Kavika     2 months ago

The photo was taken at St. Pete Beach (Long Key) of a morning sunrise last week.

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Raven Wing
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16.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @16    2 months ago

Beautiful photo, Kavika. The sun sneaking up under the ominous dark clouds and its bright glow is truly awesome.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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17  Raven Wing    2 months ago

One for Saturday.........

 
 
 
shona1
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17.1  shona1  replied to  Raven Wing @17    2 months ago

Morning Raven...

Fire and ice...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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17.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @17.1    2 months ago

Thanks, shona. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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17.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @17    2 months ago

A stunning "Dances With Fire" image. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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17.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17.2    2 months ago

Thank you very much, Buzz. A perfect name as well.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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18  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

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"I am haunted by waters.”
―  Norman Maclean,   A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

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Raven Wing
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18.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @18    2 months ago

That looks soo refreshing. I'd love to go wading in that stream.

 
 
 
CB
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18.1.1  CB   replied to  Raven Wing @18.1    2 months ago

It looks to be coursing fast: a fast running stream!! Look at the froth!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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18.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  CB @18.1.1    2 months ago

Yes, and makes it look so inviting.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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18.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @18    2 months ago

"I came where the river Ran over stones; My ears knew An early joy. And all the waters Of all the streams Sang in my veins That summer day." — Theodore Roethke

 
 
 
Kavika
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19  Kavika     2 months ago

You know it's hot when the ducks get on your patio looking for shade. Stone Creek, Ocala, FL.

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shona1
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19.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @19    2 months ago

Morning Kavika...nice and fat and would go well in the roasting dish...has to be a tad warm for them to do that..

3oC here at the moment expecting 12oC for the day. Thank goodness there are only 4 weeks of winter left.. heater on dark and gloomy this morning more rain on the way..

Is that a frangipani in the pot?

 
 
 
Kavika
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19.1.1  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @19.1    2 months ago

Evening shona,

Our ducks on the pond are basically pets since they are so used to humans. 

It's 35.5C here today a bit on the hot side.

I believe that it is a frangipani, it's my neighbors house so I'm not positive.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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19.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @19    2 months ago

Cute little waddlers. I guess the pond water is not that cool. Great photo, Kavika.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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19.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @19    2 months ago

OMG!!!  Dinner has been delivered to the door.

 
 
 
Kavika
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19.3.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @19.3    2 months ago

They are not Peking Duck.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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19.3.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @19.3.1    2 months ago

The one on the left is Peking.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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20  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

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Even for a White-breasted Nuthatch, the Longest Journey Begins with but a Single Step

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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20.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @20    2 months ago

That is a darling little bird. Beautiful colors, and a great shot. Good timing and well done. jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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20.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @20    2 months ago

You "BUTted" into what the "Father of Yoga" Patanjali wrote 2500 years ago.

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Raven Wing
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21  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Sunday is here already.....

         A Shaman conducting A Smudging Ceremony

 
 
 
CB
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21.1  CB   replied to  Raven Wing @21    2 months ago

What type of ceremony is "smudging"?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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21.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @21    2 months ago

I had the privilege of witnessing a smudging ceremony when I used to be a volunteer cook at Toronto's Native Men's Residence. 

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That's a huge pot of spaghetti with meat sauce ready to be served. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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21.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @21.2    2 months ago

It is really a very amazing ceremony. I saw one when I was visiting my adopted Cherokee Grandparents on the Cherokee Rez when we lived in Pawhuska OK. Even being just a young girl at the time I was mesmerized while watching. I have never forgotten how it made me feel even though I was just watching.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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22  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Smudging is a sacred ceremony of Indigenous people conducted by Elder Shamans using various herbs tied into knots known as 'smudge sticks'.

The techniques and substances used during the ceremony can vary among different Tribes. It is a ceremony for cleansing the Spirit, helping with depression, grief, anger, resentment, feeling unwell, and to chase away negative energy. The smudge sticks are placed in a bowl or other type of container and set on fire, then the fire is quickly subdued to produce the smoke necessary for the ceremony.

It is a very sacred part of Indigenous peoples traditions and culture. 

I hope this helps.

 
 
 
CB
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22.1  CB   replied to  Raven Wing @22    2 months ago

It does help indeed. However, forgive my naivete, is the ritual similar to what people do who 'cleanse' houses (specifically of bad spirits)?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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22.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  CB @22.1    2 months ago

There are indeed many traditions and cultures around the world that use a similar ceremony with various substances. Yours is a good example. 

 
 
 
CB
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22.1.2  CB   replied to  Raven Wing @22.1.1    2 months ago

I have seen the cleansing ritual done for/in real estate properties. Thanks for sharing, Raven !:)

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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22.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  CB @22.1.2    2 months ago

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Raven Wing
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23  Raven Wing    2 months ago

One more for Sunday....

                            A Goddess of Fire

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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23.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @23    2 months ago

Fabulous - the image, the frame,,,,is the heat wave prompting all these fiery images?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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23.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @23.1    2 months ago

Thank you, Buzz.

is the heat wave prompting all these fiery images?

You might be right. jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif    jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Kavika
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24  Kavika     2 months ago

Sunrise at Ormond Beach, Florida today (Atlantic side) at 6:34 AM

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6:54 AM

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CB
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24.1  CB   replied to  Kavika @24    2 months ago

AHHHHH!  (Smile.)

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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24.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @24    2 months ago

A truly beautiful sunrise, Kavika. And the rising suns' reflection across the water is really amazing. Great timing!

 
 
 
Kavika
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25  Kavika     2 months ago

A view from our balcony at Ormond Beach, FL. A pigeon sitting on the rail enjoying the view and three Pelicans flying by. 

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Buzz of the Orient
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25.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @25    2 months ago

Looks like the people there prefer the pool to the ocean.  How about you?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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25.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @25.1    2 months ago

Ya never know what is lurking in the ocean waters, so I would likely join those in the pool.

 
 
 
CB
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25.2  CB   replied to  Kavika @25    2 months ago

I nTEKdLGTA.gif this image! Nice sharing!

 
 
 
Kavika
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26  Kavika     2 months ago

Many more people in the ocean than in the pool. I like both and since the ocean is 84 degrees it's as warm as the pool and the salt water is very good for these old bones.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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27  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

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Restored Image from a Magic Lantern Glass Slide

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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27.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @27    2 months ago

A very impressive image, Mac. A great restoration. You're a true artistic Master.  jrSmiley_12_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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28  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Thanks to all for another successful week! See you Thursday.

 
 

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