The MOUSE that ROARED ~ on CREATIVE ARTS THREE-DAY WEEKEND

  
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The MOUSE that ROARED ~ on CREATIVE ARTS THREE-DAY WEEKEND
 

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

We're back!

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

Great Disney image, Mac.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     2 months ago

An eagle enjoying the sunset in Stone Creek, Ocala FL.

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

Talk about a birds eye view! What an awesome sunset.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Here is one some of you might have seen before....

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Kavika
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3.1  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @3    2 months ago

I love that one, RW.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @3.1    2 months ago

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

 
 
 
Gsquared
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3.1.2  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @3.1    2 months ago

I do, too.

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.1.3  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @3.1.2    2 months ago

me 3

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.1.4  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @3.1.2    2 months ago

Thank you, G.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.1.5  Raven Wing  replied to  devangelical @3.1.3    2 months ago

Thanks, dev.

 
 
 
Kavika
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3.2  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @3    2 months ago

In the same vein as Raven's work. This is a photo of a Tlingit ''Raven Dancer''

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Raven Wing
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3.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @3.2    2 months ago

I've seen a Raven Dance in person at a POW WOW some years ago, and it was very interesting. The dancer was very impressive, and his regalia was awesome. He danced as if he had actually become a Raven. Best portrayal I've ever seen.   

 
 
 
Gsquared
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3.2.2  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @3.2    2 months ago

That is really interesting.  Great photo.

 
 
 
Dig
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3.2.3  Dig  replied to  Gsquared @3.2.2    2 months ago

That is an excellent photo. The lighting really works, especially on the wings.

 
 
 
Veronica
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4  Veronica    2 months ago

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Playing under the feeder..... with his friend

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Raven Wing
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4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @4    2 months ago

Too cute! We have a resident squirrel here now as well. He just moved in as couple of weeks ago and made himself at home. He resides in the big tree across the street from me, and I see him checking out the grassy area in front of my apt every day now. My Yoda Girl goes into wiggle butt chattering stalk mode when she see him out the front window, and he seems to enjoy teasing her by coming up on my patio in front of her and just looks at her, as if daring her to try and catch him. 

I named him Squigly, and toss out a few peanuts now and then when I see him out in the yard. But, there I am not the only one here that does it. He is sort of our neighborhood mascot. (grin)

 
 
 
Veronica
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4.1.1  Veronica  replied to  Raven Wing @4.1    2 months ago
My Yoda Girl

Yea, my Onyx goes all squeaky and chittery.  She makes the most awesome sounds when the squirrels are playing tag in the front yard.  Her chitters are what brought me to the window to see the two of them playing tag.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @4.1.1    2 months ago

Yoda Girl's staccato chattering lets me know Squigly is here when I have not noticed him yet. It is so funny to watch him 'hide' his peanuts in the yard, then the Jays come along behind him and steal them. The Jays sit in the tree in the yard and watch where Squigly stashes them. Then one of the Jays will attract his attention while the other one steals one of the peanuts. The Jays trade off in their game so that they will both get to steal them. 

 
 
 
Veronica
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4.1.3  Veronica  replied to  Raven Wing @4.1.2    2 months ago

Our jays hog everything - push other birds off the feeder.  The only bird that takes them on is the woodpecker.  He gets after them.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4.1.4  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @4.1.3    2 months ago

The crows here are very large, and they pretty much rule the area. The Jays are the only birds here that will challenge them. So poor little Squigly doesn't stand much of a chance saving his treats. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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5  Raven Wing    2 months ago

I wanted to share some new artwork for a change, so I stayed up late night to finish one that I started just before I started my project and didn't have time since then to finish it. I hope it is one you will like.....

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Veronica
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5.1  Veronica  replied to  Raven Wing @5    2 months ago

It is beautiful.  I wish I  had that talent.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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5.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @5.1    2 months ago

Thank you, Veronica. It seems to be a talent I didn't know I had up until a few years ago. My Father was the artistic one in our family when I was growing up. All freehand artwork, and he had a very wide variety of styles. But, over the years I have used the computer, both for pleasure and for profit, I found a way to employ my own style of artwork. I think my Father had more influence over me than either of us knew. (smile)

 
 
 
Gsquared
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5.2  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @5    2 months ago

That's awesome.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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5.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @5.2    2 months ago

Thanks, G. Glad you like it. It felt good to be able to get creative again.

 
 
 
Dig
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5.3  Dig  replied to  Raven Wing @5    2 months ago

Very nice, RW.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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5.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Dig @5.3    2 months ago

Thanks Dig.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @5    2 months ago

Magnificent

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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6  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

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Since we're posting "critters" and predators, here's another mouse and his partner.

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Raven Wing
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6.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @6    2 months ago

Indeed they both really made a name for themselves as creative partners.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7  Gsquared    2 months ago

"View of Beisi Pagoda from the Humble Administrator's Garden on a Misty Day in Suzhou"

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

Beautiful, G. The varied paneling effect is really unique. Well done!  

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @7.1    2 months ago

Thanks, Raven Wing.

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

Interesting concept.  I'm sorry that I saw more of Suzhou at night than I did during the day.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8  Gsquared    2 months ago

I was in my office upstairs at home Wednesday afternoon, when this guy landed on the balcony railing.   As I grabbed my cell phone to take a photo, he jumped over onto our Cape Honeysuckle hedge.  These pictures were taken through double-pane glass.

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

Awesome photos, G. What a beautiful visitor!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @8.1    2 months ago

Thanks!  Hawks are in the sky overhead often, but they don't usually come down for a visit.

 
 
 
Veronica
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8.2  Veronica  replied to  Gsquared @8    2 months ago

How awesome.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Veronica @8.2    2 months ago

I agree.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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8.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Gsquared @8    2 months ago

It appears to be a Coopers Hawk. Great capture with a cell phone!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.3.1  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @8.3    2 months ago

I looked it up, and it does appear to be a Cooper's Hawk.  He was cool.

 
 
 
Dig
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8.4  Dig  replied to  Gsquared @8    2 months ago

Fantastic!

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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9  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

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Colorado Rocky Mountain High!

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Raven Wing
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9.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @9    2 months ago

Love the varied colors, Mac.  And a bit of sun light glistening on the edge of the river water.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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9.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  A. Macarthur @9    2 months ago

Beautiful.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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10  Raven Wing    2 months ago

When I first started creating my early creations they were only posted in the Anishinaabe group, as I thought that not everyone might be interested in Native American artwork. But, some of the members in that group urged me to share my artwork in Mac's group, and after they kept insisting that I do so I finally gave in and tested the waters here in Creative Arts. I have enjoyed being a part of the Creative Arts group ever since.

Here is one of my very first creations, first posted in the Anishinaabe group about 4+ years ago. Some of you might have already seen it, and for those who haven't, I hope you enjoy it....

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A. Macarthur
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10.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @10    2 months ago

Italian Renaissance and artists from other periods of Classical art incorporated attributes and iconography to portray the character and strengths of their subjects. RW has done that masterfully in this work!

Bravo, RW!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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10.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @10.1    2 months ago

Thank you so much for your very kind compliment, Mac. It is truly appreciated.

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

Amazing piece.

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

Thank you very much, G.

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

Yes, I'm glad I did. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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10.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.3    2 months ago

Me too....jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Kavika
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11  Kavika     2 months ago

We have a ''Master Gardeners Club'' at Stone Creek, this is one of their pieces of art a Bonsai Tree..

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Not my photo.

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

Bonsai trees are one of my favorites. Its amazing construction has always fascinated me. Thank you for sharing this photo.

The Dragon Tree is another....

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Photo from the Internet

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

Interesting.  I don't think I've ever heard of the Dragon Tree.   

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @11.1    2 months ago

I only see the standard NT hat.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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11.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.2    2 months ago

Can you see this one, Buzz?

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Buzz of the Orient
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11.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @11.1.3    2 months ago

Yes

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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11.1.5  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.4    2 months ago

Good. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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11.2  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @11    2 months ago

That is an incredible bonsai, Kavika.   The Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino (near Pasadena) has an annual Bonsai-A-Thon.  I have been in the past, but did not go this year.   It is always spectacular.   A link for anyone who might be interested to learn more:    There is an interesting video.  This year's show was in early April.

Anyone visiting Southern California who has not been to the Huntington should go.  It is one of the greatest sites we have here with an outstanding art collection, including an outstanding collection of British portraits, a fantastic historic library and acres of wonderful gardens, including a world-class succulent garden, and beautiful Chinese and Japanese gardens.  I highly recommend a visit to the Huntington.

 
 
 
Kavika
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11.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @11.2    2 months ago

I visited Huntington a few times over the years. It is truly one amazing place and well worth the visit.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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12  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

And, as the sun sets on this days posts … 

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One of my fishin' holes in the Pocono Mountains

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Raven Wing
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12.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @12    2 months ago

An awesome sunset, Mac. The reflections on the water are really beautiful.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @12    2 months ago

Have never seen a more magnificent sunset, but then I haven't seen a decent sunset here at all. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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12.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  A. Macarthur @12    2 months ago

That has to be one of your best photos that I have seen. Just gorgeous! 

 
 
 
Dig
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13  Dig    2 months ago

I'm late to the game, but it finally dried out enough to work in the garden and I've been busy the past few days.

One of the first irises of the year.

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Hummingbird and tulip.

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Cedar waxwing. Check out that do.

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Another one, with red wingtips visible.

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Flying off.

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Tufted titmouse thinking about moving in.

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The oak leaves are a little late this year, but finally starting.

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Beautiful sky.

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Apple blossoms.

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Redbud tree.

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Honeybee and redbud flowers.

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Hummingbird.

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Tufted titmouse.

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Baltimore oriole.

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Another one.

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The wren in the new birdhouse spent several days building his nest.

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A female showed up today and inspected his work. I don't know if she's staying yet.

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Springtime is just wonderful.

 
 
 
Kavika
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13.1  Kavika   replied to  Dig @13    2 months ago

Great photos, Dig.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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13.2  Gsquared  replied to  Dig @13    2 months ago

Excellent photos, Dig.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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13.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Dig @13    2 months ago

A beautiful series of flower and birds photos, Dig. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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13.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @13    2 months ago

A superb series.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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13.5  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Dig @13    2 months ago

Fantastic photos, Dig! 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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14  Raven Wing    2 months ago

One more for this week...

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Kavika
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15  Kavika     2 months ago

Looking for a meal at Reflection Lake. Stone Creek, Ocala FL.

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A. Macarthur
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15.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Kavika @15    2 months ago

Great image of a Yellow Crowned Night Heron!

 
 
 
Kavika
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15.1.1  Kavika   replied to  A. Macarthur @15.1    2 months ago

It's a regular in Stone Creek, and there are a few more of them we see on a regular basis.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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15.2  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @15    2 months ago

That is totally great!

 
 
 
devangelical
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16  devangelical    2 months ago

... another fabulous exhibition of art and nature.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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17  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

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A. Macarthur
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17.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17    2 months ago

Good to see you.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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17.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @17.1    2 months ago

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

A really great photo, Buzz. Is that a business it's in front of? 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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17.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @17.2    2 months ago

Yes, but it's not connected to that business, but to the whole development that includes the condo building in which we live. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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18  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Thanks to all; see you next time.

 
 

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