Polyreferential Art ~ And Other Creative Stuff ~ Creative Arts Three Day Weekend

  
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Polyreferential Art ~ And Other Creative Stuff ~ Creative Arts Three Day Weekend
 

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

First-Things-First - Check the Article at this Link

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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2  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Post what you've got to share … all creative work welcomed.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @2    3 months ago

Those pieces of artwork are truly breathtaking, Mac. They are indeed Masterpieces. Thank you so very much for haring them with us. 

 
 
 
shona1
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3  shona1    3 months ago

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Aurora Australis..Last night..not my photo...

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A rather unique view over the harbour from the church...

The ship is waiting to load wood chips...

Not my photo...

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The local light house near my town...

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Just some photos from around my town as Autumn sets in...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @3    3 months ago

Beautiful photos, shona. Thank you for sharing them with us. jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
shona1
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3.1.1  shona1  replied to  Raven Wing @3.1    3 months ago

Evening Raven.. you are welcome..

Off topic...do you know how Enoch is going these days??..last I heard he was flat out like a lizard drinking (really busy)...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @3.1.1    3 months ago

Hi shona....I have not heard anything of or from Mentor Enoch since the pandemic started. His email address that he gave me is no longer good, and he has not contacted me at all. He may have gone back to Israel where some of his and his wife's family is still living. I really am worried about him, as he had not fully recovered from his heart surgery when he went silent.

But, if I do hear from him I will let everyone here on NT know.

 
 
 
shona1
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3.1.3  shona1  replied to  Raven Wing @3.1.2    3 months ago

Thank you Raven..hope he is ok..miss his input and words of wisdom. Especially in these dark and trying times...

If there were more people in the world like him, it would not be in such a bloody mess..

Stay safe where ever you are Enoch..

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.1.4  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @3.1.3    3 months ago
If there were more people in the world like him, it would not be in such a bloody mess..

I totally agree, shona. The many lives he touched with his words and heart, including myself, are much better for his teachings and his wonderful sense of humor. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.2  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @3    3 months ago

Those are really great photos, shona. Thank you for sharing them with us.

 
 
 
shona1
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3.2.1  shona1  replied to  Raven Wing @3.2    3 months ago

Morning. Yes I am very fortunate to live in a very scenic part of Victoria...even the Blue whales have rolled up..they swim past the light house..

 
 
 
Ender
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3.2.2  Ender  replied to  shona1 @3.2.1    3 months ago

I have a cousin that lives in Perth.

I always wanted to visit your country.

 
 
 
shona1
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3.2.3  shona1  replied to  Ender @3.2.2    3 months ago

Morning Ender..and you would be more than welcome..I have not been to Perth but by all accounts it is a great place..it is the most isolated city in the World..

Let me know if you do come so I can translate the lingo for you. Then you will have some idea what we are talking about...

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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4  Hal A. Lujah    3 months ago

Fun with mirroring.  This is just a random photo of the upstairs railing overlooking the family room.  After a series of rotating and mirroring, kaleidoscope images can be created.

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charger 383
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4.1  charger 383  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @4    3 months ago

that's cool

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @4    3 months ago

Totally awesome, Hal. Well done!

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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4.2.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Raven Wing @4.2    3 months ago

Thanks.  The shot is taken and edited all from my favorite recliner in front of the tv.  That’s some seriously lazy photography, lol.  Here’s another variation:

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Raven Wing
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4.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @4.2.1    3 months ago

Great creativity, Hal. Very impressive.

 
 
 
shona1
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4.2.3  shona1  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @4.2.1    3 months ago

Morning Hal...looks like you have a lovely home where you are...

 
 
 
evilgenius
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5  evilgenius    3 months ago

Spring is here.

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evilgenius
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6  evilgenius    3 months ago

Some quick unedited iPhone video of my newest tank when I put fish in last week. I finally got the pair of German Rams I've been wanting. I also picked up a dozen Red Eyed Tetra. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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6.1  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @6    3 months ago

Awesome tanks, EG, and they are sure to be a happy home for deh fishies. jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ender
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6.2  Ender  replied to  evilgenius @6    3 months ago

How in the world do you keep them so clean. I always have algae problems.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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6.2.1  evilgenius  replied to  Ender @6.2    3 months ago

I have to do weekly water changes of about 50%. Every time I procrastinate I get algae. You don't even want to see my shrimp tank. That thing looks horrible, but the shrimp are thriving.

 
 
 
devangelical
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6.2.2  devangelical  replied to  evilgenius @6.2.1    3 months ago

I assume the shrimp are dinner in other tanks? I used guppies, or gulpies for that purpose...

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7  Gsquared    3 months ago

Girl in Kimono with Umbrella/ © G. Gam

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Yellow Freesias/ © G. Gam

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Sunset Clouds/ © G. Gam

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Raven Wing
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7.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @7    3 months ago

Beauties all, G.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @7.1    3 months ago

Thank you very much, Raven Wing.

How is your project going?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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7.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @7.1.1    3 months ago
How is your project going?

Thank you for asking, G. The project is going very well now and I only have one last section to put together and it will be finished. Then it will go to the Admin for review, and hopefully ready for release. The schematics will be used by all departments and for training Operators. I have had to make changes to meet the needs of each department, Wayside Maintenance of Way and Power, Transportation and Facilities, as each has their own department needs. So it has taken me longer to finish the schematics due to having to accommodate the different departments.

Hopefully, it will all be over by the end of May, if there are no extended revisions required.

But, it has been both a learning experience, as well as being fun in spite of the tedious nature of the work.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.1.3  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @7.1.2    3 months ago

It sounds very complicated, but at least you're having fun and it will be finished soon.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8  Raven Wing    3 months ago

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          Shaman conducting a healing ritual

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @8    3 months ago

That is a spectacular piece!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @8.1    3 months ago

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

 
 
 
devangelical
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8.2  devangelical  replied to  Raven Wing @8    3 months ago

very cool RW

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  devangelical @8.2    3 months ago

Thank you very much, dev. 

 
 
 
afrayedknot
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9  afrayedknot    3 months ago

You all make Fridays even more delightful.

Thanks to those who share their work and for sharing a little glimpse of you…we’re all a little better for it. 

Peace. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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9.1  Raven Wing  replied to  afrayedknot @9    3 months ago

Thank you for your very kind words, afrayedknot, they are very much appreciated.

 
 
 
Kavika
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10  Kavika     3 months ago

Bam Me Thout, Vietnam (Central Highlands) today. It did not look like this in 1965.

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Photo from the internet.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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11  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

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Eyes of the Wolf, Abstract Expressionist Image

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Steve Ott
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12  Steve Ott    3 months ago

I used to own what the artist, who's name I no longer remember, called, a Zen painting. It was essentially a painting of a window frame, with just shades of grey to look at through the frame. I liked it, not because it was great art, but because of the stories I could tell in my head while starting at it.

Much like this rock face, the stories it could tell, to me at least, are interesting.

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Dig
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12.1  Dig  replied to  Steve Ott @12    3 months ago

Rocks are nature's history books. I've had some fun taking close up macro shots of rocks. Mostly small, shiny pieces of banded chert.

Any idea what those mineral-looking streaks running through the rock in your photo are?

 
 
 
Steve Ott
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12.1.1  Steve Ott  replied to  Dig @12.1    3 months ago

I'm thinking it's a bolt of frozen lightening.

No, I have no idea what mineral.

 
 
 
Dig
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12.1.2  Dig  replied to  Steve Ott @12.1.1    3 months ago

Frozen lightening works for me.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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12.1.3  pat wilson  replied to  Dig @12.1.2    3 months ago

Quartz.

 
 
 
Dig
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12.1.4  Dig  replied to  pat wilson @12.1.3    3 months ago

Oh, yeah. I bet you're right.

Steve should pan for gold near that rock, lol.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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12.1.5  pat wilson  replied to  Dig @12.1.4    3 months ago

Lol, unfortunately quartz is found literally everywhere on the planet. 

 
 
 
Dig
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12.1.6  Dig  replied to  pat wilson @12.1.5    3 months ago

I thought quartz veins were supposed to be a great place to look for gold? 

But yeah, there's a lot more quartz than gold, so they couldn't be together everywhere.

 
 
 
Thomas
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12.1.7  Thomas  replied to  Dig @12.1    3 months ago

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The dark material (the "Country Rock") appears to be some kind of metamorphic rock (it really doesn't appear to have any bedforms that we might expect a sedimentary rock to have) and the lighter rock cutting across looks like it might be some form of K-spar (potassium Feldspar) Probably has an admixture of plagioclase feldspar mixed in with quartz.

Quartz is usually the last mineral to crystalize out of a melt or to form, simply because the the chemical composition (SiO2) is silica, and the minerals around are all silicates, so they would use the free silica atoms to create the other minerals around. So, when you see Quartz, you are looking at the end products (or a greater amount of) cooling.  All of this more than likely occurred at depth. Cannot tell how deep because can't see the structure of the mineral assemblages.... 

In Geology 101 we had a professor who would take us to an outcrop and say,"Tell me a story..." So, here it is: The dark country rock was emplaced and at some time after the emplacement, the rock was intruded by a more siliceous melt,or the rock, under pressure exuded the siliceous melt along lines of fracture, as evidenced by the crosscutting relationship of the lighter bands. The larger, lighter band coming the last, and it appears that the last band came out along a fault, as evidenced by the fact that the band is crosscutting what appear to be "boudinage" structures and appear to be rotated.... 

I will stop boring you now. The bolt of frozen lightning sounds better...

 
 
 
Dig
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12.1.8  Dig  replied to  Thomas @12.1.7    3 months ago

Awesome, Thomas.

Not boring at all. Geology rocks (lol). I'm not very well versed in it, but I'm a fan. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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12.1.9  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Thomas @12.1.7    3 months ago

Great addition to the thread! Thanks for taking the time and making the effort!

 
 
 
Dig
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13  Dig    3 months ago

Grackles. I love their iridescent coloring, which can sometimes be seen on their wings and tails, but not on these two.

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Ender
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13.1  Ender  replied to  Dig @13    3 months ago

Those are cool looking.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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13.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Dig @13    3 months ago

Beautiful birds, Dig.

 
 
 
Dig
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14  Dig    3 months ago

Surprise, surprise... butterflies!

It really must be spring, even though it froze two nights ago. :)

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Crabapple blossoms.

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Trying to stop honeybee wings in flight. Shutter speed 1/16000 in direct sunlight.

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And a purple finch to go along with EG's house finch above in comment 5. Severely backlit, but if I'd moved I'd have lost the shot.

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Ender
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14.1  Ender  replied to  Dig @14    3 months ago

Great pics of the bees.

I saw a hummingbird the other day. A little green one.

 
 
 
Dig
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14.1.1  Dig  replied to  Ender @14.1    3 months ago

The hummingbirds haven't arrived for me yet, but I'm looking forward to them. That reminds me, I need to get the hummingbird feeders cleaned up and ready.

Maybe the one you saw is on his way here. :)

 
 
 
shona1
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14.2  shona1  replied to  Dig @14    3 months ago

Morning dig...oh Spring you suddenly seem so far away...

Autumn has arrived the mornings are brisk, the Silver Birch is changing colour and the cold is starting to move in. Have to get my wall heater serviced..

No more swimming now in the sea and the Blue whales have arrived swimming past out at the Cape..

Thank you for the lovely photos..

 
 
 
Dig
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14.2.1  Dig  replied to  shona1 @14.2    3 months ago

I'm done with winter for the time being, lol. You can have it.

It's weird how I love winter in December, with the Holidays and all, but by about mid January I'm over it and ready for it to go away. I'm lucky I don't live any farther north. I feel for EG up there where he is.

Can you actually see the whales where you are? I mean without going out on a boat? 

 
 
 
shona1
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14.2.2  shona1  replied to  Dig @14.2.1    3 months ago

Arvo dig... yes there is no need to go out on a boat here. The Blue whales swim past the light house..so you can stand there and watch them go past..

But you could be there for hours and not see one...you don't see much of them unfortunately in the water as it is so rough..next stop is Antarctica from here..

We also get the Southern right whales..these come right into the harbour..they swim up and down the piers checking people out. Approximately 30 metres off the wharf. Can hear them breathing they are so close..the tugs and ships are very careful when they are coming and going not to hit them.

They create huge traffic jams on the wharf as people come from hundreds of kilometres away to see the whales.

This has only start to happen in the last 10 years or so coming in so close. They were hunted here for the oil etc in the mid 1800's but now I think they realise we mean no harm. They seem to enjoy creating human chaos on the wharves.

 
 
 
shona1
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14.2.3  shona1  replied to  shona1 @14.2.2    3 months ago

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Not my photos..

These were taken the other day of some Blue whales from the cliffs at the light house...

The Southern Rights haven't rolled up yet, but should be due around May...

 
 
 
Dig
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14.2.4  Dig  replied to  shona1 @14.2.3    3 months ago

That's really something. Whales are amazing.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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15  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Anyone see Buzz?

 
 
 
shona1
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15.1  shona1  replied to  A. Macarthur @15    3 months ago

Anoon...Yep he is Buzzing around...

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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15.1.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  shona1 @15.1    3 months ago

Really … has anyone heard from Buzz?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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15.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @15.1.1    3 months ago

I've seen him quite often on the FP.

 
 
 
Kavika
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16  Kavika     3 months ago

Tonight's sunset after a rainstorm. Stone Creek, Ocala, FL.

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Raven Wing
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16.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @16    3 months ago

WoW! That looks like looking out at a fantasy land. Beautiful! Magical! Just awesome! Thank you so much for sharing it with us to enjoy.

 
 
 
shona1
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16.2  shona1  replied to  Kavika @16    3 months ago

Brilliant...What a fantastic spot and view to sloth out in...assume there is a barbie in there somewhere??

 
 
 
Kavika
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16.2.1  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @16.2    3 months ago

The barbie is to the left on the open patio. (uncovered)

 
 
 
Dig
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16.3  Dig  replied to  Kavika @16    3 months ago

Wow, that's a big piece of screen, if I'm seeing things right. Cool.

I love the spring green look of the grass. I'm still waiting for that.

 
 
 
Kavika
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16.3.1  Kavika   replied to  Dig @16.3    3 months ago

You're seeing it right. It's a screen room and it is 16 ft wide and 12 feet tall. It also runs 19 ft down the right side.

Here is another view from after the storm last night. 

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Hal A. Lujah
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17  Hal A. Lujah    3 months ago

We’re dog sitting this week, so I have a new subject to play with.

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Kavika
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17.1  Kavika   replied to  Hal A. Lujah @17    3 months ago

I love'em.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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17.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @17    3 months ago

Beautifully done!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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17.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @17    3 months ago

Awesome, Hal. Very interesting creativity. The side item in the top one sort of looks like a dragon. Very well done!

 
 
 
Kavika
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18  Kavika     3 months ago

Scratch that itch. Lake Arlington, Stone Creek. Ocala, FL.

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Raven Wing
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18.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @18    3 months ago

Great catch, Kavika. Good timing too!

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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19  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

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Kavika
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20  Kavika     3 months ago

A beautiful day in the park, Bucha, Ukraine.

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March 4th, Bucha, Ukraine the second week of the Russian invasion.

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Photos from the internet.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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20.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @20    3 months ago

It is so terrible.  Absolutely unforgivable.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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21  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

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A. Macarthur
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22  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Closing this one down. Thanks to all.

 
 

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