Following My Own Invitation, so, Posting Early for this Three-Day Weekend

  
By:  A. Macarthur  •  2 months ago  •  93 comments


Following My Own Invitation, so, Posting Early for this Three-Day Weekend
 

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Yup! Goin' fishing tomorrow, so, posting this one a day ahead.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 months ago

cool. a 4 day art expo...

trout? bass? anything that will bite?

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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1.1.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  devangelical @1.1    2 months ago

Always prefer smallmouth bass but anything will do.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.2  devangelical  replied to  A. Macarthur @1.1.1    2 months ago

plastic crawdads.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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1.1.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  devangelical @1.1.2    2 months ago

Fly fishing … but there are some larger flies like “Clauser minnows” that could pass for crayfish.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.4  devangelical  replied to  A. Macarthur @1.1.3    2 months ago

fly fishing for smallmouth? pardon my ignorance, I live in the middle of trout-ville CO.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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1.1.5  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  devangelical @1.1.4    2 months ago

A smallmouth on a fly rod or a rainbow of the same size, provide equal excitement!

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.6  devangelical  replied to  A. Macarthur @1.1.5    2 months ago

not a lot of bass around here. close by anyway...

#2 son used to catch a lot of small mouth and large mouth bass back when I had a boat. all with plastic crawdads or lizards. the dominant fish in the lake were stripers. (striped bass) we trolled for them, or waited offshore at dusk or dawn when they would feed and cast any type of silver lure into the surface water they were disturbing. >boom< average size a few years ago was 7.5 lbs. - and for small mouth it ran about 2-3 lbs. - large mouth were in between. my son could catch those small mouth anywhere and all day long though. I liked trolling for suspended stripers. if I recall, the record size for that lake was over 40 lbs.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 months ago

When it comes to dark-coloured butterflies, here's one I saw here...

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Gsquared
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2  Gsquared    2 months ago

This is a collage composed primarily from photos I took on the island of Penang, Malaysia.

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Hibiscus Flower

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Buzz of the Orient
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2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @2    2 months ago

Both of them are outstanding.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1    2 months ago

Thank you!

 
 
 
shona1
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2.2  shona1  replied to  Gsquared @2    2 months ago

Anoon gs.. love the hibiscus..one of my favourite flowers.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  shona1 @2.2    2 months ago

Thanks, shona.   I love hibiscus, too.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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2.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @2    2 months ago

Really beautiful, G. Both are very interesting and full of color.

Very well done!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.3.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @2.3    2 months ago

Thank you, Raven Wing.

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

Fishing for bass, whether smallmouth or largemouth I really don't know the difference, starting from my young teenage days - my catch from a fishing boat on Lake Erie....

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....to my halcyon days at my lakeside home in Ontario's Haliburton Lakes district....on my dock with rod and reel in one hand and a Heineken in the other.....

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....from my boat just in front of my lakeside home another day.....

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....but that time not quite enough for lunch for the whole family....lol

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So time to relax from the effort...

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

However, fishing is a common pastime here.

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

Something we spoke about last weekend.  Illustrating poems or songs:

Trees

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
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A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
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A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
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A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
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Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
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Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
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Buzz of the Orient
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7  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

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Well, okay, not COMPLETELY different, still about trees, but the opposite of what I just did.  I challenge the members of this group to come up with a title or line(s) from a poem or song or a famous quotation that would be descriptive of THIS IMAGE....

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shona1
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7.1  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7    2 months ago

Evening Buzz...

From little things big things grow...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @7.1    2 months ago
"From little things big things grow..."

Allow me to explain your quote, and it should be known that it is Australian, right?

"From Little Things Big Things Grow  takes its name from the well-known song by  Kev Carmody and Paul Kelly . The song pays tribute to Gurindji leader Vincent Lingiari, who in 1966 led Aboriginal cattle workers in a strike against the wealthy landowners of Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory [of Australia]."
 
 
 
shona1
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7.1.2  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1.1    2 months ago

Evening.. that is correct..

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7    2 months ago

Only one person even tried?  Is it too hard?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.2    2 months ago

Here are a couple...

"Where there's life, there's hope." J.R.R.Tolkien

"Here's lookin' at you, kid."   Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) to Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) in Casablanca

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.2.1    2 months ago

Okay, let's try a new one that might be a little easier...

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Here's an example...

"Are you talkin' to me?"  Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) in the movie Taxi Driver

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.2    2 months ago

Actually, I just thought of a couple more for the tree pic.

You're barking up the wrong tree.

Don't worry, its bark is worse than its bite.

 
 
 
shona1
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7.2.4  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.2.2    2 months ago

Morning... can't see the trees for the forest...🌳🌳🌳

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

Well, THAT idea went over like a lead balloon.  I won't try to do that again. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Happy Friday everyone.....

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Buzz of the Orient
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8.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @8    2 months ago

That is absolutely lovely, and in keeping with the original butterfly theme posted by A.Mac above.  Is that new?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.1    2 months ago
Is that new?

Thank you, Buzz. Yes, it is a new artwork. I'm glad you like it.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.2  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @8    2 months ago

That is fantastic, Raven Wing.  Just beautiful.  Really nice.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @8.2    2 months ago

Thank you very much, G.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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9  evilgenius    2 months ago

Okay... we all make mistakes, right? A few weeks again I started planting the new 20g Cube. You saw the picture with the wood and rocks in it. I siliconed some rocks together and the wood to the rocks so it wouldn't float. Tested the tank with water for a few days to make sure there were no leaks. With everything good and all the new plants in I lowered the water to less than half and started gluing in plants to the wood and rocks. It was looking pretty damned good if you asked me as I was re-filling it. Then I noticed film gathering on the water top. With all the rocks and wood the way they are it's hard to get around so I figured I'd wait until it was full and then skim the film off. NOPE! That was glue that had run into the water column and as the water level was rising collected on the glass all the way around the tank. I tried to scrape it off, but I was only making it worse. 

So here I was with a completely planted aquarium, almost ready for fish, but with a 3 inch ring of white gorilla glue all over the glass! How was I going to deal with that? I tried to ignore it for 2 weeks. but I knew I'd have to do something. I picked up some acetone and last week Saturday I took everything out completely (wood, rocks, plants, water and filter media went into a large bin. It took me 2 hours of scrubbing with the acetone and a magic eraser to remove all the glue and another hour of dish soap and rinsing to get rid of the acetone. I left the tank sit empty overnight and then 24 hours later started putting it back together. 

I think the end result is even better. I have more aquarium safe leaves on order for the front area and today I'll be adding some moss to the exposed area of wood that stretches towards the right corner. We'll be hitting up the local Petco/PetSmart to look at fish this weekend. I'm thinking a pair of Apistogramma Cacatuoides or a pair of Bolivian Rams . I don't really know... I don't think I can get the Apistos locally and who knows what's at the stores?

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Oh, yeah... and on Tuesday evening I had all the moss set out and the tank drained down to put the moss in when I found the (right kind of) glue bottle was completely solid... 

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

Sorry you had all that trouble, but it sure is looking good.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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9.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  evilgenius @9    2 months ago

Every photography class or individual student I ever taught, I began with the caveat, “You cannot get it right until you first get it wrong.”

 
 
 
evilgenius
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9.2.1  evilgenius  replied to  A. Macarthur @9.2    2 months ago

There are mistakes and there are stupid mistakes because one is tired. This glue fiasco was the latter. LOL! At least I get off work early today to finish up and be ready for (hopefully) fish tomorrow.

 
 
 
Kavika
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9.3  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @9    2 months ago

Looks fantastic.

your story reminds me of the time I glued my thumb and forefinger to a fishing lure I was creating. On my first cast I threw myself a hundred yards and a lot of fish were laughing at me.

 
 
 
Kavika
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10  Kavika     2 months ago

Sunset at Long Key.

 
 
 
Kavika
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10.1  Kavika   replied to  Kavika @10    2 months ago

It seems that I still haven’t mastered the art of posting photos from my phone. Back to school.

 
 
 
devangelical
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10.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @10.1    2 months ago

I feel your pain. F it, maybe in the next life for me.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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11  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Connections are sluggish up here on the mountain … but, here's one for tonight.

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Buzz of the Orient
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11.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @11    2 months ago

And when millions are starving, edible fish are valuable as well. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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11.1.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1    2 months ago

Fishing in pursuit of sport & recreation vs fishing for survival and food, are quite disparate endeavors. My image is about the former.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @11.1.1    2 months ago

I know, and you know I've been kidding you about "catch and release" for a long time.  I've never wasted a fish I caught, so I guess I've always enjoyed both the sport and the food.  "Double your pleasure, double your fun..."

 
 
 
shona1
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12  shona1    2 months ago

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Evening....Mum and bub taken by my sister in law tonight, on our fence...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @12    2 months ago

Good one - so cuddly.

 
 
 
Kavika
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12.2  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @12    2 months ago

They are so cute. Great photo, shona.

 
 
 
shona1
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12.2.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @12.2    2 months ago

Morning Kavika...yes she has been clomping around on the fence for weeks, usually at night.

I had no intentions of getting out of bed to take a photo etc...she was going along the fence at my brother's house yday and his wife raced out and took the photo.

Mum and bub are now fast asleep in the tree in their backyard..

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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13  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Hopi Kachina Corn Goddess

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Buzz of the Orient
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13.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @13    2 months ago

Wearing masks because of the virus?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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14  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Here's looking at you Sunday.....

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shona1
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14.1  shona1  replied to  Raven Wing @14    2 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous Raven...my favourite so far...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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14.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @14.1    2 months ago

Thank you very much, shona. I'm really glad you like it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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14.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @14    2 months ago

Woke up this morning to see that my comment disappeared, so again....

Mesmerizing - one of my favourites. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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14.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14.2    2 months ago

Thank you, Buzz.

 
 
 
Kavika
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15  Kavika     2 months ago

Hopefully by next Friday I’ll have my new computer and I’ll be able to post some photos. Posting from my phone is beyond my capabilities.

 
 
 
shona1
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15.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @15    2 months ago

Know exactly what you mean..have a very basic phone and still can't work out how to do it..have to send photos to my lap top via email and then upload it from there...

As I said previously I hate technology....

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

I had the same bad luck with the one I had. Far too complicated for me. I gave the new phone to my Granddaughter and went back to using my old one.

 
 
 
devangelical
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15.2.1  devangelical  replied to  Raven Wing @15.2    2 months ago

bonus points for granny...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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15.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  devangelical @15.2.1    2 months ago

Yep! And I can use all the points I can get. (grin)

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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16  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Hello Sunday.....A different version of White Buffalo Calf Woman

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A. Macarthur
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16.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @16    2 months ago

Very strong! The calf breaking the image plane is most effective in engaging the viewer.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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16.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @16.1    2 months ago

Thank you, Mac. I always look forward to your critiques of my artwork. (smile)

 
 
 
devangelical
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16.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Raven Wing @16.1.1    2 months ago

meh, I just know what I like and I like this one a lot.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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16.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  devangelical @16.1.2    2 months ago

Thank you very much, dev. I'm really glad you like it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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16.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @16    2 months ago

In one word - impressive.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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16.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @16.2    2 months ago

Thanks, Buzz.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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17  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Here's one more for Sunday......

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

Combining that starry sky framing makes the whole image ethereal and heavenly.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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17.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17.1    2 months ago

Thank you, Buzz. That is the kind of visual effect I was hoping to achieve.

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

Going to sneak this in.  Today was my wife's birthday, so we went to a Korean-style BBQ restaurant in the huge new indoor shopping mall across the road for lunch.  A while ago I posted a photo essay about that mall.

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The menu showed some of the different things to put on the grill.  There were lots of veggies as well.

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The "free drinks" were hot and cold water and tea, but we had tall lime soda drinks on ice.

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.We ate grilled bacon strips, beefsteak strips, a few different grilled veggies, a meat I couldn't identify that was delicious, and a bowl of rice mixed with some things that made it the best tasting rice I can remember.

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Back home for the cake.  No candles but we tried something unusual - a variety cake.  Those are individual segments in pairs.  The brown ones are chocolate of course, the yellow-orange ones are cheesecake, the strawberry ones are strawberry shortcake, and we saved the rest for tomorrow.  Looking forward to the blueberry and cherry ones.  I wonder if they're cheesecake as well.

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A reminder of what that huge new indoor mall looked like.

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Kavika
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18.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18    2 months ago

Happy Birthday to Mrs Buzz.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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18.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @18.1    2 months ago

Thank you, Kavika.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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18.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18    2 months ago

For your lovely Bride on her special day....

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sandy-2021492
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18.2.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Raven Wing @18.2    2 months ago

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Buzz.  The pic of the variety cake has me droooling.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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18.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  sandy-2021492 @18.2.1    2 months ago

Same here, and the cheesecake is my favorite dessert that I love to eat any time of day or night.   jrSmiley_101_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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18.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  sandy-2021492 @18.2.1    2 months ago

Thank you, Sandy.  That cake turned out to be a great choice.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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18.2.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @18.2    2 months ago

Thank you Raven.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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18.2.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @18.2.2    2 months ago

Also having loved cheesecake, that one turned out to be much better than I expected. YUM.

 
 
 
shona1
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18.3  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18    2 months ago

Morning..hope Mrs Buzz had a lovely birthday and enjoyed it all.. food looks fantastic...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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18.3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @18.3    2 months ago

Thanks Shona1, it was definitely a HAPPY birthday, and a delicious one as well,.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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19  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

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Did I get that right?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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19.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @19    2 months ago

You did, and we thank you. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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20  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Being that it's Labor Day, as a union guy, I will keep the thread open throughout the day so that anyone can share the "fruits of their *creative) labor".

 
 
 
Kavika
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20.1  Kavika   replied to  A. Macarthur @20    2 months ago

As a union guy myself there are only two holidays (no work at all) for the ILWU (longshoreman). Christmas and Bloody Thursday, the day longies where shot down in the streets of San Francisco and the ILWU was formed in 1934.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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21  Raven Wing    2 months ago

One for Labor Day.....

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

I was expecting to see a "labour" of love - please explain.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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21.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @21.1    2 months ago

It is a labor of love, so to speak. It is some of the items that a Shaman healer might use in their ceremony to help heal the sick. The small green item that is sitting on the drum top is a smudge used to help the sick as well. The spear and forked item is also used during the ceremony to chase off the 'Spirits' that are causing the sick persons illness.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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21.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @21.1.1    2 months ago

Thank you.  I have watched a smudge ceremony many years ago.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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21.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @21.1.2    2 months ago

I witnessed a couple of them on the Cherokee Reservation many years ago, and they are really very interesting and enlightening. And I will say that those ceremonies are not child's play as some might think. The Shaman and Healers who perform the ceremonies are certainly not quacks. They study for years as apprentices to the Elder Shamans and Healers to learn the different herbs and the various illnesses that can affect both the young and old. Their knowledge of the human body is unquestionable.

Would I trust myself to one? In a heartbeat.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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22  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Thanks to all; will shut it down shortly.

 
 
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