Fall Fishing Friday Calls for Thursday Night Post ~ Creative Arts Three-Day Weekend

  
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Fall Fishing Friday Calls for Thursday Night Post ~ Creative Arts Three-Day Weekend
 

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Pocono Back Road after a Rainy Night Before ~ Early Autumn

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Let us begin.

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

You sound so ominous there...Haha

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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1.1.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Ender @1.1    2 months ago
You sound so ominous there...Haha
A remnant from the days I would be representing a worker at arbitration as I extracted a "paper trail" from my briefcase, which, those familiar with my presentation, knew it was someone's metaphorical ass.

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

Good luck with the fishing.  As for the Pocono photo, I go with that flow.  But not able to see the video, of that I cannot know.

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

It's a clip from Absence of Malice  is a1981American drama neo noir thriller  film  directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Paul Newman, Sally Field, Wilford Brimley, ...

Starring:   Paul Newman ; ‎ Sally Field
Release date:   December 18, 1981
 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1.2.1    2 months ago

I know that movie well, A.Mac.  Both Sally and the D.A. ended up with what they deserved. 

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

Beautiful Fall photo, Mac. I enjoy going to our local mountains in the Fall and seeing the wonderful array of the beautiful Fall colored leaves. 

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

love those great fall colors amac.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     2 months ago

Thunderheads at sunset, St. Pete Beach, FL

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Ender
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2.1  Ender  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

Nice. I need to go down to our beach one of these evenings. Sometimes we have what I call a purple sunset.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Ender @2.1    2 months ago
Sometimes we have what I call a purple

You have to post a photo of that Ender.

 
 
 
Ender
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2.1.2  Ender  replied to  Kavika @2.1.1    2 months ago

Sometimes we get what I call a yellow. Just before dusk everything gets a yellowish tint. Happens every once in a while.

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

And our resident sunset warrior posts another conquest.

 
 
 
shona1
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2.3  shona1  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

Anoon.. the calm before the storm...

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.4  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

Beautiful photo, Kavika.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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2.5  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

A beautiful photo, Kavika. A great flow of bright orange sunset sky to an ominous dark gray/black clouds to the medium to light gray of the water.

A very intense photo, but, also very beautiful.

 
 
 
Ender
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3  Ender    2 months ago

I was going to look back and post an old pic yet for some reason the pc computer doesn't like the apple phone very much...

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

EUROPE  Through the camera lens of my stepdaughter..

1.   Germany

800

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2.   Germany  - Taoism in Germany?

800

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3.   Germany

800

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4.   Florence

800

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5.   Florence

800

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6.   Holland

800

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7.   Holland

800

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8.   Venice

800

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9.   Venice

800

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10.  Venice

800

 
 
 
Gsquared
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4.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    2 months ago

Very nice series of photos.

 
 
 
Kavika
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4.2  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    2 months ago

Excellent photo essay, Buzz.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    2 months ago

Beautiful photos, Buzz. Your Step-Daughter really has a great eye for very interesting sights to photograph. Thank you for sharing them with us.

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.4  devangelical  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    2 months ago

I really like number 7 in holland. definitely suitable for framing.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.4.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  devangelical @4.4    2 months ago

It knocked me out when I first saw it as well.  I told her she has a better eye for photography than I do.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    2 months ago

I'll tell her that her photography is appreciated by many.  Thanks to all. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    2 months ago

I have to admit that I made a mistake with photo number 9 which I believe is actually Florence.  To make up for it I am posting a couple more of my stepdaughter's photos taken in Venice.

800

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800

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4.6.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.6    2 months ago

Lovely photos, Buzz. 

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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5  Hal A. Lujah    2 months ago

This is a small part of my odd art collection.  For context, the gold face is about 18” tall.  I found this seriously weird manly looking nun piece a few years ago and thought it was so original that I had to have it.  Imagine my surprise when I found another one a couple weeks ago in Rhode Island.  Now (s)he has a twin.  The goth rubber duckie I found in Croatia, and have never seen another like it.  Note the gnome lurking beneath them.  I’m quite frugal so the total cost for all these pieces was probably under $100.

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Buzz of the Orient
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5.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @5    2 months ago

Nice collection.  The mask seems to have a wandering left eye.  Does it follow you when you walk past it?

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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5.1.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1    2 months ago

My collection is about 99.5% human faces (the duck is a rare exception) so there’s literally about 1,000 eyes in the room.  It would be hard to tell if one was following you, lol.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @5.1.1    2 months ago

I prefer the intent of your 1,000 eyes to the intent of the "Five Eyes" that one NT member brags about a lot.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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5.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @5    2 months ago

A great collection, Hal. Those two 'Nuns' look more like men impersonating Nuns, given their big hands and feet. (hee hee hee)

 
 
 
Gsquared
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6  Gsquared    2 months ago

Tuesday Hawk800

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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6.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Gsquared @6    2 months ago

Beautiful work. Love your use of color!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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6.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.1    2 months ago

Thank you, Perrie.

 
 
 
Kavika
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6.2  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @6    2 months ago

Excellent, G.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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6.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @6.2    2 months ago

Thanks, Kavika!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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6.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @6    2 months ago

A great use of colors in a gradient method across the artwork. Very impressive, and your talent is improving more and more each week.  always look forward to seeing what you have for us each new week. Well done!

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

Thank you, Raven Wing.  We all look forward to seeing everything you post.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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6.3.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @6.3.1    2 months ago

Thank you G. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @6    2 months ago

Are there skies like that 'Over the Rainbow'?

 
 
 
Gsquared
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6.4.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.4    2 months ago

If you close your eyes really tight and think lots of happy thoughts, you just might find out!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.4.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @6.4.1    2 months ago

The problem is that when I then open my eyes I see the Home (Front) Page here. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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7  Kavika     2 months ago

Thursday we were swimming off St. Petes Beach when I noticed a huge dark mass moving toward Red and me. I knew what it was and after I got Red to stop talking to a couple about 15 ft away I pointed it out to her, at that time it was right in front of her about 3 to 4 feet away. Her eyes go the size of saucers and I told her it's not a shark. It swam right toward the other couple she was talking to, they looked down and saw it and screamed and tried walking on water to the shore, which set off a panic of a group of other people that were heading for the beach.

Tourists are so much fun to watch. 

This is what it was, the Florida Manatee, I guess it to be around 10 feet long and over 1,000 lbs. 

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

Something that size would be enough to scare anyone that don't recognize what it is at first glance. But being there was no top fin visible it would disqualify it as being a shark. 

Indeed, tourists are really fun to watch, and they are easy to recognize right off. jrSmiley_78_smiley_image.gif  

 
 
 
shona1
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7.2  shona1  replied to  Kavika @7    2 months ago

Morning...ahhwww dugongs!! Love them and very friendly..here all you have to say, there is something in the water!!! and there is a mass exodus...

 
 
 
Kavika
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7.2.1  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @7.2    2 months ago

Yes, the gentle giants of the oceans and rivers. Beautiful creatures and highly endangered in Florida. The pesticides that flow into the rivers are killing the sea grass that they survive on and now some are starving to death with no food for them to eat. 

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

The many times I've been to Florida I've never seen a manatee, or even a crocodile as it happens.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you have a great one.....

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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

Is he holding a "Talking Stick" or performing a healing ceremony?

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

Neither. It is a Tribal Chief and his wife. What he is holding in his right hand is the staff which designates him as the Tribes Chief. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.1.2  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @8.1.1    2 months ago

Outstanding image, and thank you for the explanation.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @8.1.2    2 months ago

Thank you very much, G. Offering and explanation of the artwork is a way to help those who are not Native American, or are not that familiar with the culture and traditions of Native Americans, to become more knowledgeable about them.  

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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9  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

original

© A. Mac/A.G.

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

Just in case the shelves are void of toilet paper, there is always a substitute in the Fall. 

 
 
 
shona1
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9.1.1  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.1    2 months ago

Can use gum leaves here... available all year round...

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.2  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @9    2 months ago

The reflection of the clouds in the water is awesome.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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10  Raven Wing    2 months ago

And one to take us into Saturday.....

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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

One of my favourites.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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10.1.2  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1    2 months ago

One of mine, too.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
10.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @10.1.2    2 months ago

Thanks G. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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11  Kavika     2 months ago

Just another boring day on the beach, Longboat Key, FL

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Buzz of the Orient
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11.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @11    2 months ago

LOL.  Do you get a kick out of trying to make us jealous?

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

original

Little bit of Autumn, little bit of sunset.

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Kavika
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11.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1    2 months ago
Do you get a kick out of trying to make us jealous?

YES, LOLOLOL.

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

"LIttle bit of Autumn" is right, the tree limbs appear to be barren.  To me Autumn is the artist's palette of colours of the forests in Ontario at this time of year.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @11.1.2    2 months ago
"Do you get a kick out of trying to make us jealous? YES, LOLOLOL."

Sadist!!!

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Expert
11.1.5  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.3    2 months ago

Note the trees on the horizon in silhouette … they still retain their foliage. Depending on the species of deciduous tree, where the leaf stalk (the petiole) attaches to a limb, is a layer of cells called the abscission layer, which, depending on the tree's genetics and environmental conditions, become desiccated and cause the leaf to fall from the tree.

The bare trees in the foreground lost their leaves before those of the species on the horizon. So, "Little bit of Autumn" literally applies to the photo, in that, the first little bit of autumn appeared through them.

The rest of autumn came afterwards.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.1.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @11.1.5    2 months ago

Thank you for the technical explanation for the fact that Autumn leaves fall.  I'll try to keep that in mind the next time I watch a leaf fall off a tree.  My explanation of why the lone foreground tree(s) in your photo are barren while the ones in the background forest still are covered in leafs is that the ones in the foreground standing isolated and unprotected to weather the storms, have lost their leaves to strong winds, while the ones that are clustered together form a wind-break.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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11.1.7  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.6    2 months ago

Actually, I didn’t explain that autumn leaves fall, I explained why they fall, which, I would go out on a limb to speculate, most individuals could not explain if asked. And while it’s true autumn is a colorful time for artists, when daylight fades and darkness comes, because the colors come from the light which is reflected from surfaces, only those surfaces exposed to light strong enough to be reflected, show color; otherwise, they are “black,” which, by definition, is the phenomenon in which no light is reflected, hence, all colors are absorbed, none visible to the eye.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.1.8  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @11.1.7    2 months ago

The question is whether they are leafs or leaves.  Would one say knifes or knives?  Of course if we were to use the word leaves it might indicate that they're going away, and like the Toronto Maple Leafs they could be called the Toronto Maple Leaves becaue they seem to have left behind the concept of winning the Stanley Cup for an awfully long time.  But that leaves me with the question whether the plural of leaf is leafs or leaves so I'd better leaf through an encyclopedic dictionary because I don't want to leave myself in the dark cause then I might not be able to reflect on it, in which case colour wouldn't matter anyway.  Has this been creative enough to qualify for inclusion on the Creative Arts group?  It would be more creative if I could post it using cursive writing at the very least or calligraphy at most.  Were we talking about leafs or just barking up trees?

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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11.1.9  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.8    2 months ago

A well-seasoned array of illuminating enlightenment that branches out in an effort to posit the root distinctions between a proverbial “forest-for-the-trees” situation. 

In such debates, it’s requisite to rake in all facts that fall favorably on one’s position.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.1.10  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @11.1.9    2 months ago

I'm not going to beat around the bush, you win.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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11.2  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @11    2 months ago

Who is that super cool dude?

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
11.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @11.2    2 months ago
Who is that cool dude?

Animikii zaagijijiwan.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
11.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @11.2.1    2 months ago
Animikii zaagijijiwan.

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Raven Wing
Professor Principal
11.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @11    2 months ago

Lots of sun. Lots of sand. Lots of blue sky. And lots of cool shade.

Sooo....what's not to like?  (grin)

 
 
 
Kavika
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12  Kavika     2 months ago

Another boring sunset, Table Rock Lake, MO.

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

Not at all boring, Kavika. The well timed photo is truly awesome. The setting suns' golden rays shine not only across the water, but, across the approaching storm clouds as well. A great shot!

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

Just another day in Paradise!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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12.3  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @12    2 months ago

Fantastic.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
13  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Sunday is on its way......

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....so keep your eye open.

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

Waves of the spiritual emanating from a holy figure.  Needs no frame to contain what should flow to all of us.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
13.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13.1    2 months ago

Thank you very much, Buzz. 

 
 
 
shona1
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13.2  shona1  replied to  Raven Wing @13    2 months ago

Anoon Raven.. Sunday is already half gone here..

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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13.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @13.2    2 months ago

Yeah....you folk are a day ahead of us here on the California coast. I had an Access Pro who lived in Bendigo a few years ago. We were both Microsoft MVPs at the time, and it was fun trying to keep up with the times both ways when we were working on special projects together. 

 
 
 
shona1
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13.2.2  shona1  replied to  Raven Wing @13.2.1    2 months ago

Small World.. Bendigo is just up the road about 300ks from here...have two friends who live there.

Well better make a move and drag the bins out for the garbos to collect.. enjoy your day....

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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13.2.3  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @13.2.2    2 months ago

I had at one time planned to go and visit my friend, but, three days before I was to leave I wound up in the hospital for a week. So there went the savings I had for the trip. jrSmiley_5_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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14  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

original

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
14.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @14    2 months ago

A true picture of Fall in the wilderness. Beautiful, Mac.

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

By one who flees not from trees lacking leaves 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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14.2.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14.2    2 months ago

Bare is beautiful.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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14.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @14.2.1    2 months ago

I'll bare that in mind.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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15  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Hidy Hidy Hidy Hi...Hody Hody Hody Ho. C'mon feet....let's go!

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Buzz of the Orient
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15.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @15    2 months ago

I hear the drum beating in my mind.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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15.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @15.1    2 months ago

And the sound of the Chanters.

Thanks, Buzz.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
16  Raven Wing    2 months ago

One last artwork for this weekend...

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And thank you all for your participation. 

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

But it's you who provides the treasures, that elicit our happy pleasures. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
16.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @16.1    2 months ago

Thanks Buzz. But, there are so many others who share their treasures, including yourself. Many fond memories of times gone past, and the treasures of Mother Earth and Father Sky that fill our eyes and senses with wonder. For me, this group itself is a treasure of NT.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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17  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

The precise placement of the white feather and the design on the blanket bringing the viewer's eye from the face of the mother to that of the baby is masterful!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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17.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @17    2 months ago

Thanks, Mac. And thank you so very much for this wonderfully awesome group. I know I am not the only one who truly enjoys seeing all the great, fun, and Spiritual artwork and photos shared here. It gives me, and others, a chance to see and learn about other countires, their history, cultures and traditions. It helps to put the world at our feet. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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18  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Will close the article tomorrow around noon. Many thanks to our members.

 
 
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