"Nature is the Art of God" _ Dante Alighieri ~ Creative Arts Three Day Weekend

  
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"Nature is the Art of God" _ Dante Alighieri ~ Creative Arts Three Day Weekend
 

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Pocono Mountains Wetland, Autumn

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Good evening … early start.

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

Beautiful mountains this time of year. And the Autumn leaves are breathtaking. Great shot, Mac.

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

WOW, what a beautiful view. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
1.3  Kavika   replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 months ago

Outstanding.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
1.4  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 months ago

Stunningly beautiful.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
Senior Guide
1.5  XXJefferson51  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 months ago

Beautiful sign of Gods creation.  

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

All my Autumn leaves photos have been posted here too recently, so to continue with the theme of colour, I'm posting the colours of China at night. 

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

Great color essay, Buzz.

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
2.2  Veronica  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    2 months ago

Wonderful & so colorful.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
2.3  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    2 months ago

Nice photos.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    2 months ago

My thanks to all of you, both commenters and voters, for appreciating my efforts.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
3  Raven Wing    2 months ago

That's a wonderful photo essay, Buzz. Such beautiful colors in them all. The last one at the bottom is really fascinating. The way the colors of the boat are reflected on the water is really awesome.

Thank you so much for sharing them so we can all enjoy them too.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
Professor Expert
4  Hal A. Lujah    2 months ago

While visiting my daughter and grandkids out of state these guys showed up in the mail there, so I surprised them by setting them up at the bar with some props.  Then we went to my grandson’s football game (1st graders), which was exciting.  They lost but it was a high scoring and close game.

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Kavika
Professor Principal
4.1  Kavika   replied to  Hal A. Lujah @4    2 months ago

Nicely done, Hal.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
4.2  Gsquared  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @4    2 months ago

That is funny.

The football game photo is great.  Nice effect.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
4.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @4    2 months ago

Those are great, Hal. The top one is really funny, and the bottom one looks full of energy. Well done!

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

Great shot for Hallowe'en.  And I can see that the football game had to be fun to watch.  I've watched my son play little kids baseball and hockey, but not football. 

 
 
 
evilgenius
Professor Guide
6  evilgenius    2 months ago

I was out at Amnicon WI State Park last weekend for a bit. Weekends have been a bit soggy this month.

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Kavika
Professor Principal
6.1  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @6    2 months ago

Great photos, EG.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
6.2  Gsquared  replied to  evilgenius @6    2 months ago

Awesome photos, EG.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
6.3  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @6    2 months ago

Truly beautiful photos, EG. Very serene and calming. And the colors are awesome.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @6    2 months ago

You did a great job of capturing the beauty of that park.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
7  Kavika     2 months ago

Great Blue Heron looking for lunch and finding it. 

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Gsquared
Junior Principal
7.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @7    2 months ago

That is a beautiful bird.  It looks very satisfied in photo #3.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
7.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @7    2 months ago

Really interesting photos, Kavika. As I remember from my trips to FL, there are a lot of Herons live there.

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

Nice series capture - tells a story.

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
8  Veronica    2 months ago

Driving through PA a few years ago.  I have nothing recent to go with fall.

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Raven Wing
Professor Principal
8.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @8    2 months ago

Great combining of the photos, Veronica. Makes for a very interesting views of the sights. It looks like a very interesting drive.

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
8.1.1  Veronica  replied to  Raven Wing @8.1    2 months ago

Thanks.  I was the navigator.  

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
8.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @8.1.1    2 months ago

My Mother and I used to travel around the country and I was always the driver. Except when it came to high bridges. My vertigo would kick in when I tried driving across them, so I would have to pull over and let my Mother drive us across the bridge, then I'd drive again. My Mother would be the one taking the pictures of the good stuff with her Polaroid so I could see it better once we stopped for the night. Worked out well for both of us.

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
8.1.3  Veronica  replied to  Raven Wing @8.1.2    2 months ago

When my sister and I travel she usually drives.  She is not a good rider.  She prefers to drive so I let her and just tell her where she needs to be.  On our August trip I drove and she held onto the handle for most of the trip.  While she is driving I try to catch some good pics of the landscape we are traveling through.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
8.1.4  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @8.1.3    2 months ago

My Father was a police officer, so he made it a point to teach both my older Brother and I how to drive defensively. So once I got my drivers license my Mother always preferred that I drive. Not really sure why, as she was a good driver and I never worried when she drove. But, when we too the long drive from Ft Worth TX to Bremerton WA to see my Brother who was in the Navy and stationed there, she had me do most of the driving. My defensive driving lessons came in handy more than a few times along the way. I only had my drivers license only two weeks before we too off on our trip. But, I had been practicing my driving on the back roads before then.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
8.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Veronica @8    2 months ago

Good idea.  Almost like watching a movie through your windshield.

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
8.2.1  Veronica  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.2    2 months ago

I really loved the colors so had to snap pics.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
9  Gsquared    2 months ago

Portrait of a Couple Window Shopping, Kyoto

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
9.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Gsquared @9    2 months ago

Wow, I really love this one! The contrast of color vs B&W

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
9.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @9.1    2 months ago

Thanks, Perrie.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
9.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @9.1    2 months ago

I thought so too - has an incredible effect.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
9.2  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @9    2 months ago

Now that is very cool, G. B&W with color.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
9.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @9.2    2 months ago

Thanks, Kavika

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
9.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @9    2 months ago

Great blending of B/W with the couple in color, as well as combining the older fashions with the modern.

Very well done, G! jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
9.3.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @9.3    2 months ago

Thank you, Raven Wing.  It was an idea I had for that photo 2 nights ago, and yesterday I was able to create what I envisioned.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
9.3.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @9.3.1    2 months ago

I really love how well your imagination is expanding. And while having a idea is step one, the real work is in putting it together and getting the results your mind's eye saw. And it is not always as easy to do as it looks in your mind's eye.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
9.3.3  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @9.3.2    2 months ago

Thank you very much.

It took some work to achieve what I wanted to create.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
9.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @9    2 months ago

Is he carrying a rifle?  Your editing is becoming VERY professional.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
9.4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.4    2 months ago

He's carrying a closed blue umbrella, Buzz.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
9.4.2  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.4    2 months ago

It's a rolled up umbrella.  (Raven Wing's explanation showed up as soon as I posted mine.  Thanks, Raven Wing)

Thanks, Buzz!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
9.4.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @9.4.2    2 months ago
(Raven Wing's explanation showed up as soon as I posted mine.  Thanks, Raven Wing)

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evilgenius
Professor Guide
10  evilgenius    2 months ago

A peek-a-boo Kobe

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Kavika
Professor Principal
10.1  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @10    2 months ago

Kobe believes that he is completely hidden, invisible in fact.

Yup 70lbs of Pittie is really easy to hide. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
10.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @10.1    2 months ago

How funny! And it looks like he is looking from behind the plant strand on his face to see if you have found him yet. jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
10.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @10    2 months ago

Somehow I think it a little incongruous to see such a dog in frills.  Are you layering?

 
 
 
Split Personality
PhD Principal
11  Split Personality    2 months ago

We had a huge "ancient" twisted Rosemary bush which the Texas Freeze of '21 killed and had to be dug out ,

leaving a large bare spot in the front "garden".

We had a couple envelopes of seeds from one charity or another that had been in an "collector dish" on a side table in the living room

for several years at least/

So I leveled the area with potting soil and threw marigold, zinnia and shasta seeds randomly, covered it with mulch and fended off the

gardeners for a month to keep them from weeding or removing the plants.

Now I don't see any Shasta in there but the zinnia and marigold have exploded and are probably killing the grass, lol.

Cant win.

Nice shot with the Texas sage also blooming.

Taken with a smart phone

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Raven Wing
Professor Principal
11.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Split Personality @11    2 months ago

A great photo, SP. A beautiful mixture of flower colors that adds a Spring time look to your yard. And the flag on the side of the house is really fascinating. Did you make that yourself?

 
 
 
Split Personality
PhD Principal
11.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Raven Wing @11.1    2 months ago

Yes, doctors orders.

More fruits and juices she said.

Wine is the answer.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
11.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Split Personality @11.1.1    2 months ago

Well....wine IS a juice...right? jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
11.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Split Personality @11    2 months ago

The flowers did a great job creating a beautiful bush out of themselves, and you did a fantastic job with that flag. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
PhD Principal
11.2.1  Split Personality  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.2    2 months ago

Thanks Buzz.

An old desk top and a few years worth of cork that no one wants to recycle, lol.

So far it's been too heavy for anyone to steal but they have tested the weight once or twice.

They usually end up looking right at the camera and make a better decision.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
11.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Split Personality @11.2.1    2 months ago

People have tried to steal it?  Does that mean it faces the street instead of your house?

 
 
 
Split Personality
PhD Principal
11.2.3  Split Personality  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.2.2    2 months ago

It's on the side of the garage which is 90 degrees to the house

So I can see it from my office window and people driving north on our street can see it prominently.

It started out in the back yard, but I moved it out for holidays like the 4th of July, Labor Day, Flag Day etc

and it just kept getting heavier and heavier so this year it has been out all summer.

Initially the corks were all dyed and the sun made quick work of that.

Last winter we removed the wooden stars and painted those white

and used "permanent" colored Sharpies to restore the red and blue

which have both faded significantly but nowhere as badly as the dyes.

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

We are off to another excellent start!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
13  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Hellooo Friday!

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Gsquared
Junior Principal
13.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @13    2 months ago

A beautiful work of art, Raven Wing.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
13.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @13.1    2 months ago

Thanks G. Glad you like it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
13.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @13    2 months ago

Hellooo lovely maiden!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
13.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13.2    2 months ago

Thank you, Buzz.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
14  Kavika     2 months ago

There are doing some construction by one of the lakes in the complex and this little Kingfisher was sitting on one of the markers making a lot of noise.

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Raven Wing
Professor Principal
14.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @14    2 months ago

That is a great photo. And those birds do make a lot of loud noise.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
14.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @14    2 months ago

LOL.  Very clever taking a photo that enables us to determine the exact height of that bird.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
15  JBB    2 months ago

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Raven Wing
Professor Principal
15.1  Raven Wing  replied to  JBB @15    2 months ago

WoW! That is a beautiful spider. It looks friendly enough. It's a Tarantula right?

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
15.1.1  JBB  replied to  Raven Wing @15.1    2 months ago

Yes, and it must have inspired artists...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
15.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  JBB @15.1.1    2 months ago
Yes, and it must have inspired artists...

Indeed I would think so.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
15.1.3  JBB  replied to  Raven Wing @15.1.2    2 months ago

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
15.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JBB @15.1.3    2 months ago

There are people who keep tarantulas as pets, and TRAIN THEM?  Now I've seen everything.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
15.1.5  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @15.1.4    2 months ago

Yes. There are lots of people who have Tarantulas as pets. One of my Brother's friends had four of them, Eenie, Meenie, Minee and Moe. He brought them to our house one day to show them to us and I was afraid to even move while they crawled all over him. It was very uncomfortable for me. I asked him very nicely not to bring them to 'see us' again. And thankfully he never did. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
15.1.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @15.1.5    2 months ago

As I just said on the movie remake article that was posted by Perrie, Chacun a son gout.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
15.2  Ender  replied to  JBB @15    2 months ago

Yikes. A beauty, as long as it's not on me...Haha

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
15.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JBB @15    2 months ago

If it's real, it certainly does beat a tattoo walking around with that on your arm.  It would scare the s*** out of me.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
15.3.1  JBB  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @15.3    2 months ago

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
15.3.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JBB @15.3.1    2 months ago

Okay, okay, I don't know what it is, but when something that lives is as fancy coloured as that it's usually pretty dangerous. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Expert
15.3.4  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  JBB @15.3.1    2 months ago

It's an Aak Grasshopper.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
15.3.5  Raven Wing  replied to  JBB @15.3.1    2 months ago

WoW! What is that beautiful animal/insect? Anything that is that robust with outstanding colors may be less than friendly, or may be venomous.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
15.3.6  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @15.3.4    2 months ago
It's Aak Grasshopper.

Really? I have never seen a grasshopper that looks like that. Not one here in So Cal nor anywhere else I have been.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
15.3.7  Kavika   replied to  JBB @15.3.1    2 months ago

That's a beautiful grasshopper. We have the Luber Grasshopper in Florida and they are quite colorful.

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Ender
Professor Principal
15.3.8  Ender  replied to  Kavika @15.3.7    2 months ago

We use to get these black ones with a red stripe down the side. Hated those things.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
15.3.9  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @15.3.7    2 months ago

Thanks for the info, Kavika. And yes, they are quite beautiful.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Expert
15.3.10  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @15.3.6    2 months ago

Poekilocerus pictus is a large brightly colored grasshopper from India. Nymphs of the species are notorious for squirting a jet of liquid up to several inches away when grasped. It is also known as Aak grasshopper or locally in few tribal areas called titighodo. (copied from wikipedia:  ... )

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
15.3.11  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @15.3.10    2 months ago

I'm deprived.  I've only seen green grasshoppers.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
15.3.12  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @15.3.10    2 months ago

That's very interesting information, Mac. Thank you for sharing it, and for the link.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
15.3.13  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @15.3.11    2 months ago

Same here, Buzz. Just the green ones.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
15.3.14  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @15.3.13    2 months ago

And remembering back to when I was a kid, they used to spit out tobacco juice.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
15.3.15  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @15.3.14    2 months ago
they used to spit out tobacco juice.

I thought that was just Camels that did that. I didn't hang around grasshoppers long enough to see them spit anything. jrSmiley_74_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
15.3.16  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @15.3.15    2 months ago

It was just a brown liquid.  We called it tobacco juice.

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

More autumn.

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

You can tell where the various trees are by the trail of their leaves on the pathway. So very beautiful.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
16.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @16    2 months ago

The road less travelled.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
17  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Here is one to knock on the door of Saturday....

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

It's noon on Saturday here, so who's there?

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

(Raven...ear to the door listening to see who answers.)

Guess I'll have to wait and see. (grin)

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
18  Kavika     2 months ago

Closing out Friday with a laugh. 

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Ender
Professor Principal
18.1  Ender  replied to  Kavika @18    2 months ago

You trying to call us old...

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Raven Wing
Professor Principal
18.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @18    2 months ago

OMG...that is so funny. Thanks for the good laugh, Kavika. Great way to send Friday off. jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
18.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @18    2 months ago

Tom Petty and the Fartmakers

The Travelling Pillsburies

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
18.4  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @18    2 months ago

That's hilarious.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
19  Raven Wing    2 months ago

One for Saturday....

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
19.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @19    2 months ago

Oh, WOW Raven, that one really knocked me over when I opened it.  Very impressive. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
19.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @19.1    2 months ago

Thank you very much, Buzz.

 
 
 
mocowgirl
Professor Quiet
20  mocowgirl    2 months ago

This might not be a pretty fall picture to anyone who doesn't rely mainly on wood heat to survive the winter, but there's nothing like a big wood pile to bring joy to my heart this time of year.  LOL!

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charger 383
Professor Quiet
20.1  charger 383  replied to  mocowgirl @20    2 months ago

A big woodpile is a good thing

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  mocowgirl @20    2 months ago

So true.  One of the homes I owned had three working wood-burning fireplaces, and we kept a half-cord of cut logs beside the house.  In fact, every home I ever owned in my life except the last one had wood-burning fireplaces, and we used them.  Now I will forever miss the smell and watching the flickering flames. 

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

Heading into Sunday …

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Brady's Lake, Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

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Raven Wing
Professor Principal
21.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @21    2 months ago

Very serene, yet, at the same time, exciting. Very well done, Mac.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
21.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @21    2 months ago

IMO so magnificently colourful as to be more visually stimulating than serene.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
22  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Sunday here we come.....

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

Well put together - frame and image.  I feel it is somewhat influenced by African artworks. 

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

Thanks Buzz. But, what do you see in it that makes you feel it is influenced by African artwork? I'm just curious.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
23.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Raven Wing @23.1    2 months ago

btw....since you mentioned African artwork, here is an artwork I created several years ago. I was just getting into creative artwork and this was one of my special projects.

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
23.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @23.1    2 months ago

The use of strong primary contrasting colours like this...

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A little primitive, decorative, like this....

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Or maybe it was just my imagination.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
23.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @23.1.2    2 months ago

Thanks Buzz. Very interesting info. I'm always curious what others see in the artwork. It helps to keep my mind open challenged. There is always something new to learn.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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24  XXJefferson51    2 months ago
With the Christmas season approaching, here’s some photos of last years local covid limited Garden of Lights. 

Now that’s very creative seasonal art! All of the photos are within a large arboretum and a Mediterranean climate botanical garden in a huge park connected by the Sundial Bridge in downtown Redding, Ca.  
 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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24.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  XXJefferson51 @24    2 months ago

Did you take those photos?  Christmas?   It hasn't even been Hallowe'en yet, let alone Thanksgiving, but those are some amazing lights. .Last Christmas and the people weren't wearing masks?  Out of respect for the customs of this group I won't say what I think about that. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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24.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  XXJefferson51 @24    2 months ago

Beautifully photographed and presented!

 
 
 
Kavika
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25  Kavika     2 months ago

Sunset at Stone Creek, Ocala, FL.

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Raven Wing
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25.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @25    2 months ago

That is really an awesome photo, Kavika.  The sun on the tops of the grasses dancing under the trees gives them a magical glow.

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

I really like the way you have silhouetted the trees against the sunset. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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26  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Sunday.

original

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
26.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @26    2 months ago

Wow! Now that is really beautiful, as well as very interestingly creative. Excellent, Mac! 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
26.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @26    2 months ago

Can we call that a butterflower?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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27  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Let your heart soar like an Eagle....

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Buzz of the Orient
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27.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @27    2 months ago

You've done a masterful job with the images, and the framing.  (Or due to the craziness these days about gender, a "personful job"?)  I was just thinking, they'll have to retitle Julia Child's French Cookbook "Personing the Art of French Cooking".  Problem is, then it would sound too much like "Poisoning the Art of French Cooking".

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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27.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @27.1    2 months ago

Thank you, Buzz.

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

Powerful and beautiful simultaneously!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
27.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @27.2    2 months ago

Thank you very much, Mac.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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27.3  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @27    2 months ago

That is a very powerful and interesting image.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
27.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @27.3    2 months ago

Thanks G. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
28  Raven Wing    2 months ago

One more to see Sunday come to a close...

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Buzz of the Orient
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28.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @28    2 months ago

I like that one too.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
28.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @28.1    2 months ago

Thank you very much, Buzz

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
28.2  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @28    2 months ago

Wow.  Fantastic.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
28.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @28.2    2 months ago

Thanks G. I'm very glad you like it.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
29  Kavika     2 months ago

My final contribution for this week.

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Buzz of the Orient
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29.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @29    2 months ago

Did you get that from google, because I can't open it.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
29.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @29.1    2 months ago

Yes, got it from Google, It's a pizza and the caption is ''Happy National Sausage Pizza Day''.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
30  Kathleen    2 months ago

He is back!

Little Stinker wanting his peanut...

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

Thanks to all for another good article & the civility missing so often in the world today. See you before the weekend.

 
 
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