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The COSMOS seems to "SPEAK" to all its Creatures, Often "Spiritually" ~ Creative Arts Three-Day Weekend

  
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The COSMOS seems to "SPEAK" to all its Creatures, Often "Spiritually" ~ Creative Arts Three-Day Weekend
 

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    last year

First things First. Check the article at the link below,

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    last year

Thanks for the link to some absolutely amazing photos.    As usual, your first article image is a superb photo(s).

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
2  Gsquared    last year

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Dig
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2.1  Dig  replied to  Gsquared @2    last year

That's interesting. It has an apocalyptic kind of feel to it.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
2.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Dig @2.1    last year

It sure does have a apocalyptic feeling to it. 

Great photo, G.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
2.1.2  Gsquared  replied to  Dig @2.1    last year

And that's an interesting impression.  Different viewers can take different things from viewing an image, which is all very interesting.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
2.1.3  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @2.1.1    last year

Thanks, Kavika.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @2    last year

Great misty shot - getting very used to mist, living in a city wherein one of its nicknames is appropriate - The Misty City.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
2.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.2    last year

Thanks.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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3  pat wilson    last year

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Dig
Professor Participates
3.1  Dig  replied to  pat wilson @3    last year

Great shot!

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Participates
3.1.1  pat wilson  replied to  Dig @3.1    last year

Thank you !

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
3.2  Kavika   replied to  pat wilson @3    last year

That's a beauty, pat.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Participates
3.2.1  pat wilson  replied to  Kavika @3.2    last year

Thanks, Kavika.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
3.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  pat wilson @3    last year

Wow!!!  That could be either a dream or a nightmare, depending on the viewer.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Participates
3.3.1  pat wilson  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.3    last year

Neither, just a bloom on a Round Bottle Brush vine.

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
3.3.2  shona1  replied to  pat wilson @3.3.1    last year

Evening...not an Australian native by any chance?? We have bottle brush trees/plants here...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
3.3.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  pat wilson @3.3.1    last year

Yes, now that you indicated what it was, all the mystery in mind vanished, but that's okay.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
3.3.4  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @3.3.2    last year

The Bottle Brush is native to Australia but has been introduced to the US. It does quite well in Southern California and Florida and some other states. We are surrounded by them in Central FL and in our complex of Stone Creek.

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
3.3.5  shona1  replied to  Kavika @3.3.4    last year

Evening...see us Aussies are slowly taking over the world..🐨🐨 Plants one minute Vegemite the next..😁😁

Actually one of my rellies has just landed in Dallas this morning, he has met an American lass and looks like she is migrating to the Great Southern Land..🦘🦘

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
3.3.6  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @3.3.5    last year

Bottle Brush, yes. Vegemite no way...LOL

Hope all works out for your rellie and the lass. The first problem they will have to overcome is the difference in languages...jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Participates
3.3.7  pat wilson  replied to  shona1 @3.3.5    last year

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shona1
Professor Quiet
3.3.8  shona1  replied to  Kavika @3.3.6    last year

Morning...we will have her converted in no time...🐨🐨🐨

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.3.9  devangelical  replied to  shona1 @3.3.5    last year
an American lass and looks like she is migrating to the Great Southern Land

dallas to oz? her life expectancy just doubled...

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
3.3.10  shona1  replied to  devangelical @3.3.9    last year

🤣🤣🤣 yes that could be very true... don't have to keep your head down here..🐨🐨🐨

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4  Kavika     last year

Havasu Falls is one of the five waterfalls in Havasu Canyon. All of the falls have turquoise water as does the little Colorado River and it is from the limestone on the canyon walls. 

The river and falls are on the Havasupi reservations and the name means ''People of the blue green water''..

You must have a permit from the Havasupi to venture into the canyon. You can wait for a year or more to get your permit as this area is very popular with hikers. This is not an easy area to reach. There are NO roads into the canyon and it's a 5 to 7-hour hike to reach the bottom of the canyon. To make it a bit easier you can use a pack mule to haul your equipment the only other way is to use a helicopter. There is a campground on the river and the Havasupi have a small resort with rooms. If you camp there you must be very alert when the rains come flash flooding is common and actually changes a few of the waterfalls. 

If you want natural beauty this is the adventure for you. I did it in 90s and stayed for three days as I fell in love with the area and the Havasupi people. 

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devangelical
Professor Principal
4.1  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @4    last year

love those red sandstone oasis'

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4.1.1  Kavika   replied to  devangelical @4.1    last year
love those red sandstone oasis'

They are just spectacular, devan.

When you are in that canyon it's like traveling back in time. I spent 3 days there and met with the Havasupi people. Being Indian and from a different part of the county it once again showed me that we (natives) are not of the land but part of the land.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @4.1.1    last year

I went to get away from people, a ringing cellphone, and to hang out with my raven friends.

 
 
 
Thomas
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4.2  Thomas  replied to  Kavika @4    last year
The Story of Havasu Travertine Havasu Canyon’s beautiful blue-green water, its spectacular waterfalls, and its popular swimming holes are all the products of the abundant travertine rock that has been, and still is, forming in this part of the Grand Canyon over the last few million years. The story of Havasu travertine formation is an enjoyable one for any geology enthusiast to contemplate while lazing under the warm sun between periodic swims in the emerald pools.

Sorry, the geologist in me could not resist.

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
6  shona1    last year

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Evening...a grey Autumn day down by the harbour.... Summer has gone..😔

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
6.1  shona1  replied to  shona1 @6    last year

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Just noticed my hibiscus has come out..

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
6.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @6.1    last year

Now THAT'S more cheerful.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
6.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @6    last year

Looks a little sad, but it still has its beauty.

 
 
 
evilone
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7  evilone    last year

More snow here and even more to come tonight... Sunday... Tuesday & Wednesday. Well to heck with that! I'll be in my basement...

I got my fish shipment from a company in Ohio by UPS overnight last Friday. That evening I added 20 Celestial Peal Danios to the forest tank. They are small nano fish that somewhat resemble trout. The were looking good and coloring up by late Saturday and eating well. I haven't seen any deaths so I added what I guess are around a couple of hundred cherry shrimp on Monday after work.

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I still had 20 other fish to also worry about - 10 Rummy Nose Tetra and 10 XRay Tetra to increase the school numbers I currently have in the 75, but the Rummies were very small and they just got out of quarantine. It's a good idea to quarantine fish and if they are small to let them grow a bit so they don't get other tank mates sick or become expensive snacks. So I put the 40g aquarium I just broke down back up. It took me 3 hours to replant all the Dwarf  Sagittaria Subulata in this Iwagumi style aquascape. I put some cycled filter media (the stuff that holds beneficial bacteria) in an older filter and set it up overnight.

I had trouble sleeping so I checked on everything at 2AM on Saturday morning and everything looked ok. At 6AM I did water tests to make sure it was ok for fish and it looked good. I put the new fish in. An hour later I was missing 2 gallons of water in the tank. The filter was leaking and nothing I could do fixed the issue. It needed new gaskets which I can only get online. So I pulled the small sponge filter from the shrimp tank and put it in there with a small heater I had. Later that day I added a large sponge filter and a larger heater better suited for that tank size. I also added beneficial bacteria from a bottle to help. There is no way knowing if that quick start stuff works or not, but it made me feel a little better. 

Water tests are still good, though and the fish look great. I also added several dozen shrimp to this tank too. They eat alae and the fish food that make it to the bottom of the aquarium.

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A close crop of the fish from the photo above...
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Kavika
Professor Principal
7.1  Kavika   replied to  evilone @7    last year

Love the photos, EG, and now you can claim that you are a fish and tank expert and repairman and on the verge of being a fisharanian.

 
 
 
evilone
Professor Guide
7.1.1  evilone  replied to  Kavika @7.1    last year

Thanks. I'm getting better, but I've a long way to go before anyone can consider me a master. The hobby has Master Breeders and Master Horticulturalists, but I don't think I'll ever get those awards. There are also annual contests for aquascaping too. Those people are really amazing and I use them for inspiration. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
7.1.2  Kavika   replied to  evilone @7.1.1    last year

I don't care what the experts say, you can be one of them.

It is so declared by Kavika Animikii Zaagijiwan the Grand Pooba of MN, WI, MI, ND, Mont, and much of Canada. 

Small donations are accepted by the Grand Pooba and greatly appriciated.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
7.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilone @7    last year

Looking really good.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
8  Gsquared    last year

We have been getting a lot of rain lately, which is especially good after 3 years of fairly severe drought and water restrictions.  This image is from a video I took recently of the back hill on our property on a rainy afternoon.  It was raining hard that day and I like that I was able to capture the streaks of rain in the photo.

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Kavika
Professor Principal
8.1  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @8    last year

I'd name that beautiful photo, ''Rebirth''.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
8.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @8.1    last year

I like that.  It's much better than the possible names I had for it!  Something ordinary like "Rain Through the Trees".

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
8.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @8    last year

Most people prefer sunny days to rainy days but I can certainly understand why a rainy day is a relief in California recently, but not TOO rainy.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
8.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.2    last year

Well, I'm not like "most" people, I guess, and I love it when it rains.  We have enough boring sunny days around here.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
8.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @8.2.1    last year

I feel so sorry for you living in what has been for so long, at least until recently, a climate that most people envy.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
8.2.3  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.2.2    last year

You don't have to feel sorry for me.  I can handle it.

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
9  shona1    last year

Arvo...

Went for a walk along the foreshore and then stuffed my gob with hot chips with chicken salt and hot jam donuts..as you do..🐨🐨384

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
9.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @9    last year

Nice pic, but your comment made me humgry.

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
9.1.1  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.1    last year

The hot chips, hot jam donuts and cappuccino...all went down very well..384

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
9.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @9.1.1    last year

OMG.  I was just told to stay away from foods fried in oil.  Oooooh.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
9.1.3  TᵢG  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.1.2    last year

Even olive oil?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
9.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  TᵢG @9.1.3    last year

The doctor wasn't specific.  I'm having a problem with itching skin.  It's either a raised blood sugar problem or hyperglycemia, and I think I'm suffering from both maladies. 

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
9.1.5  TᵢG  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.1.4    last year

I would check it out.   Olive oil is one of those cool foods (like avocado and acai).

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
9.1.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  TᵢG @9.1.5    last year

Olive oil is very expensive here.  I don't know if the government has changed the labeling rules here since, but when I first came here they labeled oil "Olive Oil Blend" when they could put one drop of olive oil into a bottle of some cheaper oil.  

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
9.1.7  TᵢG  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.1.6    last year

Bummer.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
10  Buzz of the Orient    last year

A few odd shots....

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Gsquared
Professor Principal
10.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10    last year

The old stone work in photo 2 is amazing.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
11  author  A. Macarthur    last year

Lookin' a lot like "Spring".

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Kavika
Professor Principal
12  Kavika     last year

It's not Florida so it's not a gator. It's a whatcamacallit at my friend's place in Blue Ridge, GA in the mountains. 

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Gsquared
Professor Principal
12.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @12    last year
a whatcamacallit

Does it feed on the thingamabobs?

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
12.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @12.1    last year
Does it feed on the thingamabobs?

Yes, it does morning noon and night.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
12.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @12    last year

An otter or a beaver?

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
12.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12.2    last year

Actually, it's an Ottbeav, Buzz. It's a cross between an otter and a beaver. They can usually be spotted when one is out snipe hunting. 

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
12.3  shona1  replied to  Kavika @12    last year

Arvo...looks like Nessie...for a minute I thought you were in Scotland..

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
13  Gsquared    last year

Clear blue sky and warm and sunny here today.  I was just outside getting a dose of Vitamin D.  BORING!

A view from our backyard 15 minutes ago.

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Kavika
Professor Principal
13.1  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @13    last year

Nice, G.

We have so much vitamin D in Florida that I'm bottling it and selling it to the midwest and NE.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
13.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @13.1    last year

That sounds like a good business.  It should be very profitable.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
13.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @13    last year

The view from my lakeside home at dawn, listening to the loons' yodels echoing down the lake wasn't too bad either.  We would make mugs of "Gull Lake Coffee" (3/4 fresh brewed coffee and 1/4 Baillie's Irish Cream) and sit on the dock to enjoy the time. 

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After which I would fish about 100 feet out from my dock, in my boat, and catch enough bass to filet for a VERY fresh pan-fried lunch.  That's enough work for the day, so then....

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Gsquared
Professor Principal
13.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13.2    last year

What a nice spot.  Idyllic.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
13.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @13.2.1    last year

Here is the lakeside home in a photo I took from my canoe.  It's a deep lake with lots of bass and lake trout (never caught a trout because you need to troll for them).  The water is potable, tested every year by the Ontario government, but we still got our drinking water from a spring.  

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A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
14  author  A. Macarthur    last year

Closing shop. Thanks to all.

 
 

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