Fishin' Tomorrow, Grab a Cold One this Evening ~ Creative Arts Three-Day Weekend

  
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Fishin' Tomorrow, Grab a Cold One this Evening ~ Creative Arts Three-Day Weekend
 

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Posting this evening 'cause I'm fishin' tomorrow.

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

From the "Coaster Poster" - "The best beer in the world is the one in my hand."

The one in my right hand is a Heineken.  What've you got in yours?

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Kavika
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1.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1    2 months ago

Perfect.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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1.1.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1    2 months ago

Yup! That's it.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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1.1.3  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1    2 months ago

Great photo.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @1.1.3    2 months ago

For this article A.Mac put fishing and beer together, and I just proved that they DO go together.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     2 months ago

What could be better than having a Native American Pale Ale while overlooking another stunning sunset over the Gulf of Mexico?

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A. Macarthur
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2.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

Great logo, perfect sunset!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

A. Macarthur spoke for me - I couldn't have said it better.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

Mr G likes IPAs. I'm going to try and find that one for him. He'll like it because of the trout on it

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.4  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

Beautiful sunset, Kavika.

 
 
 
charger 383
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3  charger 383    2 months ago

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Last weekend I got to run a steam locomotive.  Restored Norfolk & Western locomotive J 611 was at the Strasburg Railroad in Pennsylvania and had engineer experience.  There was a regular steam engineer showing me what to do.    

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @3    2 months ago

Could be every young boy's dream.  Did you make the lonesome whistle blow?

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
3.1.1  charger 383  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    2 months ago

yes, I got to blow the crossing warning and a few whistle signals 

 
 
 
charger 383
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3.2  charger 383  replied to  charger 383 @3    2 months ago

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This is a shot of 611 pulling train at Strasburg Railroad.  611 is the second largest steam locomotive running now.  The Union Pacific recently has restored one of their very large Big Boy locomotives and it is touring their system

 
 
 
charger 383
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3.2.1  charger 383  replied to  charger 383 @3.2    2 months ago

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Here is a better picture of 611.  This is on it's trip to Strasburg, crossing the Potomac River at Shepardstown, West Virginia.  The diesel locomotive is leading to activate Positive Train Control system      

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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3.2.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  charger 383 @3.2    2 months ago

I like trains too.

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Buzz of the Orient
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3.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @3.2.2    2 months ago

Oh, the memories of trains that looked like that....and the mournful sound of their whistle echoing through the darkness of night.

"You can hear the whistle blow 100 miles..."

 
 
 
Gsquared
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3.3  Gsquared  replied to  charger 383 @3    2 months ago

Very cool photo.

 
 
 
shona1
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4  shona1    2 months ago

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Lighthouse near where I live..

 
 
 
shona1
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4.1  shona1  replied to  shona1 @4    2 months ago

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Surfs up...love the sea...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @4.1    2 months ago

If I were given a choice of living next to mountains (which I am), in the desert, a forest, the plains or the sea, I would always have chosen the sea.  In Canada, my life was spent next to or near lakes. 

 
 
 
shona1
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4.1.2  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1.1    2 months ago

The Bush is hard to beat..but the sea still sneaks in..Offers so much more and is forever changing...Mother Natures best creation I think..

 
 
 
Gsquared
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4.2  Gsquared  replied to  shona1 @4    2 months ago

I love that photo.

 
 
 
shona1
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4.2.1  shona1  replied to  Gsquared @4.2    2 months ago

Morning g...thank you. It is nearly 140 years old...saved many a ship going through Bass Strait..

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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5  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Great start my friends!

 
 
 
shona1
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6  shona1    2 months ago

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I did not take these photos...The harbour where I live at sunrise this morning...Afraid I am not up that early...

 
 
 
Kavika
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6.1  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @6    2 months ago

Beautiful photos, shona. I feel right at home seeing them. I worked the docks in Long Beach CA. and the cranes in the background framed by the palms are what I would see every day there. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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6.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  shona1 @6    2 months ago

They each get a WOW!

 
 
 
Kavika
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6.3  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @6    2 months ago

For you shona. Sunset on the cranes in Long Beach harbor.

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This is only a small part of the port, it's a total of 3,200 acres and right next door is Los Angles harbor another 7,500 acres.

The APL terminal where I spent a lot of time is over 300 acres and can unload four of the newest super container ships at a time all ships over 1,000 feet long. 16 cranes, 8 post-Panamax, and 8 super post-Panamax. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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6.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @6.3    2 months ago

Great photo, Kavika. Beautiful sunset. Interesting how the clouds seem to end just above the cranes, with a blank sky above where the clouds leave off. Very intriguing.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.3.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @6.3    2 months ago

When I drove the coastal highway from Muir Woods north of San Francisco south to Long Beach as a family vacation, we took a tour of the Queen Mary docked at Long Beach.  The tour of the ship was a claustrophobic experience and I'm glad I never went on a cruise. 

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

Returning to some photos from my early days in China.  These are from the Luoyang area, Henan Province, mostly reboots.

1.   No concern about plumbing. Lower a bucket on a rope for water, and put a hole in the floor for a toilet. 

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2.   Longmen Grottoes - there are Buddhas in the caves.

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3.   Example of one of the caves shown above

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4.   More of Longmen Grottoes, outside Luoyang

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5.   And a river ran through it

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6.   King Park, Luoyang

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7.   On the top of the mountain next to the city of Luoyang.  I always liked this photo.

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8.   Another part of King Park

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9.   On the right, the entrance to the Geological Park outside Luoyang

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10.   Another one of my favourite photos - a boat on the Yellow River that runs beside Luoyang.  We ate a fresh caught fish and freshly picked vegetables lunch on a boat docked there. 

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

A great tour of Luoyang.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @7.1    2 months ago

There was so much more there - White Horse Temple where Buddhism was first brought to China by monks from India who rode on white horses, the Annual Peonie Festival - the peonie is the national flower of China.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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7.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1.1    2 months ago

Were the Buddhas carved out of the rock in the caves?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Trout Giggles @7.1.2    2 months ago

Of course the big ones were, but I don't know about the smaller ones. 

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

Very interesting and enlightening photo essay, Buzz.

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

Those photos are great.  The stone house is amazing.  I can see why the photo of the boat is one of your favorites.  It is really nice.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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8  evilgenius    2 months ago

good morning everyone... Last weekend was pretty much the last of the sunflowers around here. I should have used a polarizing filter on my lens.

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Trout Giggles
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8.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  evilgenius @8    2 months ago

I love sunflowers. Next year I want to grow a bunch of them

 
 
 
Kavika
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8.2  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @8    2 months ago

Looks like you're in another version of the ''Field of Dreams''.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @8    2 months ago

What is it about sunflowers that make people smile?

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.4  Gsquared  replied to  evilgenius @8    2 months ago

What an awesome display.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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8.5  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  evilgenius @8    2 months ago

Very Van Gogh!

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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9  Hal A. Lujah    2 months ago

original

Random photo with a nice mix of textures. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @9    2 months ago

LOL.  That's a good one.  Here's one for you...

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Gsquared
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9.2  Gsquared  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @9    2 months ago

Is that guy hanging around in your yard?

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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9.2.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Gsquared @9.2    2 months ago

Yep.  I have gargoyles and dragons all over.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @9.2.1    2 months ago

Have they succeeded in scaring away the evil spirits?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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10  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Have a great day everyone.....

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Buzz of the Orient
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10.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @10    2 months ago

Very colourful costume - and a great framing concept with the overlay.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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10.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1    2 months ago

Thank you, Buzz. A little something different with the framing. Glad you like it.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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10.2  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @10    2 months ago

Wow.  That is fantastic!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
10.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @10.2    2 months ago

Thank you very much, G.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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11  Gsquared    2 months ago

Scholar's Desk Screen

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Rarotonga, the Cook Islandsoriginal © G. Gam 2021

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

Both are great, G. Love the framing of the top one. A lovely compliment to the image.

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

Thanks, Raven Wing!

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

Was that the original scene on the desk screen or did you paste it on?  As for the beach - your image makes it so tempting to want to walk barefoot along such a shore again.

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

The scene on the desk screen was edited in by me.  It's from a photo I took with some extras.

I wish I was at the beach right now.  It was about 100 here today.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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11.3  Gsquared  replied to  Gsquared @11    2 months ago

For a bit of an explanation, the desk screen is something Chinese scholars would have on their desk with other items including a brush pot, ink stone and a brush washer.  Functionally, its purpose is to protect the desk from drafts of wind and shield wet ink from the sun.  It also serves as inspiration for scholars when they are composing music and poetry.  Some show scenes in painted enamel, some are carved jade and some have "dream" stones.

Mine, is, of course, a created image.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
12  Kavika     2 months ago

This photo was taken in 2017 from our front deck when we lived on Table Rock Lake, MO. 

I entitled it ''Fire Lake'' after Bob Seager's song.

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A. Macarthur
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12.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Kavika @12    2 months ago

Beautiful. and, just as I remember it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
13  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

Sunset over the lake is always good to see, but as you know I can't see the second thing you posted.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
13.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13    2 months ago

It's Bob Seager song ''Fire Lake''.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
14  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

I haven't got that, but I do have Lake of Fire by Nirvana.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Expert
15  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

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It sounds as beautiful as it looks. I have to get back to taking videos of scenes like this.

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Buzz of the Orient
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15.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @15    2 months ago

When I was younger I used to dream about living in Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water house, but now I realize that it would make me need to pee all day long. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
15.2  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @15    2 months ago

Very refreshing.  When I was young and we went camping in the mountains, we used to drink from the streams.  I don't think that's probably such a good idea today.  Depends on where you are, I guess.

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

Yeah, you're right - you never know if the water is safe or not.  Although where our lakeside home was our lake was tested annually by the provincial government, and because it was a deep lake, limestone lined, it counteracted the acid rain, and was considered safe to drink.  Notwithstanding that we used a stone filter on a separate kitchen tap for cooking water, and for drinking water there was a spring spouting out of a stone face on the other side of the lake and we would load up the boat with 5-gallon plastic liquid containers to fill them and always had one with a spout in the fridge for a sweet cold drink of water. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
16  Kavika     2 months ago

In keeping with the fishing theme. Both bass released to fight another day.

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

Great photos, Kavika. And great fishing too!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
16.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @16    2 months ago

I can just imagine what a great fight they fought.

 
 
 
devangelical
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16.3  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @16    2 months ago

a couple of nice lunkers...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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17  Raven Wing    2 months ago

In remembrance of those who lost their lives on 9/11, a date that will live in infamy. Both the innocent lives in the Towers and those on the ground who tried to save those they could and whose lives were also cut short.  May they never be forgotten.

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

Beautifully expressed...

🥀🇺🇲🥀🇦🇺🥀

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

Thank you, shona.

 
 
 
Kavika
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17.2  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @17    2 months ago

Beautiful, both the artwork and the words.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
17.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @17.2    2 months ago

Thank you so much, Kavika.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
17.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @17    2 months ago

The symbolism of that image is very profound - that no matter who we are, we all lost our brothers and sisters that day.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
17.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17.3    2 months ago

Thank you, Buzz.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
17.4  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @17    2 months ago

Very beautiful, Raven Wing.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
17.4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @17.4    2 months ago

Thank you, G.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
18  Kavika     2 months ago

One of the most beautiful places in the world. 

Plitvice National Park, Croatia.

I have dozens of photos but they are the ''old'' type, non-digital so I took them off the internet. 

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Raven Wing
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18.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @18    2 months ago

Truly beautiful falls, Kavika. Thank you for sharing the picture.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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19  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

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Rollin'! Big Thompson River, Colorado Rockies

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Raven Wing
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19.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @19    2 months ago

Beautiful, Mac. I can 'feel' the churning energy of the rapids. Great photo.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
20  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Contemplating what the future holds for his people.........

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It has been a long walk, but hopefully, his hopes may slowly be coming to pass.......

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
21  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

Hope that isn't just a pipe dream.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Expert
22  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Thanks to all!

 
 
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