The Prevailing Form of Chaos on CREATIVE ARTS GROUP 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 the Link.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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2  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Post your creativity.

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

Truly awesome artwork, Mac. Bright, vibrant colors amassed in a unique series of shapes that inner act with each other. Very well done!

 
 
 
pat wilson
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2.2  pat wilson  replied to  A. Macarthur @2    3 months ago

That saying couldn't be more correct.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3  Raven Wing    3 months ago

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Paying homage to a great Warrior who protected Mother Earth.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @3    3 months ago

I admired that image before, and this time it evoked a curiosity about burls, so I checked it out and found this:

The callus tissue that grows into a burl has several purposes, all related to  tree growth and tree preservation . And because a tree’s burl stores the same genetic material as the tree itself, it’s a way for a tree to clone itself.
I took particular note of the explanation about tree preservation, because "preservation" and the further purpose of cloning, which I translate as "renewal" fits in so well with your explanation.
 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    3 months ago

I have always had an admiration and appreciation of wood burls. The are the heart and history of the tree. Each burl has its own 'personality', and a story to tell about the various events that the tree has endured over the many years of its existence.

When I made and sold wood burl clocks years ago when the fad was in full swing, I would 'read' the story of the wood burl and then create the clock in a way that would bring its own story to life. This provided that no other clock would ever be like it.

Wood burls are much more than just a part of a tree. They are the very heart of the tree.

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

cool RW.

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

Thank you much, dev.

 
 
 
Veronica
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3.3  Veronica  replied to  Raven Wing @3    3 months ago

Beautiful

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @3.3    3 months ago

Thanks Veronica. Glad you like it.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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3.4  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @3    3 months ago

Amazing, powerful image.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @3.4    3 months ago

Thank you, G. Wood burls are truly a fascinating reflection of the history of a tree. They are also a history of the area where they are located.

 
 
 
Dig
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3.5  Dig  replied to  Raven Wing @3    3 months ago

Nice, RW. What's the pole structure in the middle, below the eagle?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.5.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Dig @3.5    3 months ago

Thanks, Dig. The pole structure is called a Pyre. It holds the remains of the deceased above the ground in place of it being buried underground, which could be dug up by various wildlife in the area. It is an ancient tradition that was followed by various indigenous peoples around the world. A Warrior's war pony might slain beneath the pyre to be with the Warrior on his eternal journey.

 
 
 
Dig
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3.5.2  Dig  replied to  Raven Wing @3.5.1    3 months ago

Ah, thanks. I see it now. 

Were they burned like other funeral pyres?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.5.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Dig @3.5.2    3 months ago
Were they burned like other funeral pyres?

It depended on the individual Tribe's traditions and/or based upon the Tribes location/terrain. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     3 months ago

After this fiasco, I can see some seniors in Stone Creek driving in circles. 

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shona1
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4.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @4    3 months ago

Well one thing..if you have dementia you will always be on the right road...

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.1.1  devangelical  replied to  shona1 @4.1    3 months ago

it's the new track for the dementia 500 race...

probably not a good joke to share in that community, kav ...

 
 
 
Dig
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4.1.2  Dig  replied to  devangelical @4.1.1    3 months ago
the dementia 500

Lol.

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.2  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @4    3 months ago

when I was in high school there was a retirement community 2 miles away. it was a series of meandering loops off a main loop with no street signs among mobile homes. we thought it was hilarious to get people loaded in the parking lot at lunch and then have them follow us into this community and ditch them there before the afternoon session started. being lost for 2+ hours was the record. it took the victims a few weeks to appreciate the humor.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5  Buzz of the Orient    3 months ago

On the theme of chaos (image from the internet), the reason I'm glad I don't drive in China...

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JBB
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5.1  JBB  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5    3 months ago

It is not nearly that bad in NYC, but in The Bronx everyone uses the "Magic Button" on their dash to create parking spaces wherever it suits them. No place else do people get away with it. Only here...

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Buzz of the Orient
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5.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JBB @5.1    3 months ago

I can recall one of the times I was in Boston that I noticed that people double parked their cars so that the ones against the curb could not possibly get out.  I never saw that anywhere else.  

 
 
 
JBB
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5.1.2  JBB  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1.1    3 months ago

Half the men here are named Richard Parker!

Blocking two spaces with a car is an artform.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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6  evilgenius    3 months ago

I'll be gone on vacation for the next couple of weeks. I'll miss checking in with everyone. In the meantime here's a really short 2 month update on the newest 40g aquarium. The most amazing thing here is I haven't lost one fish. Both Blue German Rams and all 12 of the Red Eyed Tetra are still around and looking healthy.

 
 
 
devangelical
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6.1  devangelical  replied to  evilgenius @6    3 months ago

vacation? wtf? who's going to feed the fish?

 
 
 
evilgenius
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6.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  devangelical @6.1    3 months ago
vacation? wtf?

Yup a 2 week vacation in Scotland and Ireland. I'll have lots of photos to share when I get back. 

who's going to feed the fish?

The puppers is going to my wife's aunt & uncle's house out in the country. A friend of mine that works in town will come in every day or two to check the water levels and feed the fish. And my sister will come in next weekend and do a water change on the tank in the video. The other tanks should be okay for two weeks after I do large water changes and really good cleanings on them today.

 
 
 
devangelical
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6.1.2  devangelical  replied to  evilgenius @6.1.1    3 months ago

now I remember why I don't have aquariums anymore...

 
 
 
pat wilson
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6.1.3  pat wilson  replied to  evilgenius @6.1.1    3 months ago
Yup a 2 week vacation in Scotland and Ireland. I'll have lots of photos to share when I get back. 

Can I go too ???

 
 
 
Ender
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6.1.4  Ender  replied to  evilgenius @6.1.1    3 months ago

Nice. Have a great trip. I am jealous.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @6    3 months ago

You used youtube?  No wonder I couldn't open what you posted.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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6.2.1  evilgenius  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.2    3 months ago
You used youtube?  No wonder I couldn't open what you posted.

Sorry Buzz. I have my own YouTube channel for this kind of work. It's super simple for me to post it and I can use it across multiple platforms.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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6.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.2    3 months ago

I took a snippet of the fish tank and saved it so you can see how beautiful both the fish and their home are.....

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Buzz of the Orient
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6.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @6.2.2    3 months ago

Thank you Raven.  I'm really glad to now be able to see how incredibly beautiful it is - lucky fish. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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6.2.4  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.2.3    3 months ago

You are most welcome, Buzz. You know I am always happy to help where, when and how I can here on NT.

It is such a beautiful tank, along with the fish, I wanted you to be able to enjoy seeing it as well.

 
 
 
charger 383
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6.3  charger 383  replied to  evilgenius @6    3 months ago

have a good time

 
 
 
Gsquared
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6.4  Gsquared  replied to  evilgenius @6    3 months ago

You have been anticipating this trip for a few months.  I know you are going to have a really great time.  Looking forward to seeing your pictures.

 
 
 
Ender
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6.5  Ender  replied to  evilgenius @6    3 months ago

Are the German Rams mean? I have never seen them around here. They are cool looking.

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

Hope you have a great time on your exciting vacation, EG. Don't forget to kiss the Blarney Stone. jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
shona1
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6.7  shona1  replied to  evilgenius @6    3 months ago

Morning Evil..have a great holiday and safe travels...love the fish tank looks fantastic.

I can send you over a few things for it, croc, jelly fish, shark to liven things up for you...

 
 
 
Kavika
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6.8  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @6    3 months ago

Have a great time, EG.

 
 
 
Veronica
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7  Veronica    3 months ago

It finally bloomed.  I love lilacs (hubby hates them) but he has encouraged me to plant another in honor of my sister-in-law that passed.256

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

I love Lilacs. They are such beautiful blossoms, and their aroma is very pleasant.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.2  Gsquared  replied to  Veronica @7    3 months ago

Lilacs are wonderful.   We have a fantastic garden in the L.A. area called Descanso Gardens and they have a huge lilac display when they are in bloom in the spring.

An archived article from the Los Angeles Times: 

 
 
 
shona1
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7.3  shona1  replied to  Veronica @7    3 months ago

Morning Veronica..a lovely tribute for your sister in law... if more people planted trees and shrubs in someone's memory Mother Nature would certainly thank you.

Have cousin's who live in Queensland and I will be telling them exactly that when I cark (die) it. I don't want them traveling thousands of kilometres for what??

Nope go plant a tree for the koalas in the bush or in their paddock and watch it grow and breathe life back into the world.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Veronica @7    3 months ago

We had lilac bushes at the home where I grew up, and I. too. loved them for their beauty and their scent.

 
 
 
Veronica
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8  Veronica    3 months ago

A frequent visitor and tormentor of my fur babies....

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Buzz of the Orient
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8.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Veronica @8    3 months ago

Maybe they have to be the right religion to like those birds.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9  Gsquared    3 months ago

Pulau Gaya (Gaya Island), Borneo

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Bright Forest... posting my creativity...

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

Great photo editing of the island and intimidating clouds around it.

The bottom one is a very interesting display of your ever increasing creativity. 

Both are very well done! 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @9.1    3 months ago

Thanks, Raven Wing.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @9    3 months ago

You're qualifying for your Doctorate in Photography (Ph.D).   A.Mac is dean of that college.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.2    3 months ago

Cool.  Thanks!

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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10  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Good afternoon. I've been on the road and just now set up a new laptop for the first time in the Pocono Mountains. The connection up here is slow but I will check all the posts and go from there.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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11  Raven Wing    3 months ago

A new creation for Friday....

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Buzz of the Orient
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11.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @11    3 months ago

Very nice.  What are those bushes?  Your images usually signify something - does this one have a story?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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11.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1    3 months ago

Thanks Buzz. The bushes are type of yucca plant. The three men are Tribal leaders on a Spiritual outing. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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11.1.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @11.1.1    3 months ago

The yucca has quite a few symbolic meanings. These include new opportunities, loyalty, protection and purity. The latter is probably derived from this palm's talents for recycling the air around it.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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11.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @11.1.2    3 months ago

Thank you for providing the very interesting information on the yuccas. The yuccas are very mystical to the desert Tribes. Their ability to survive and flourish in a very harsh environment speaks of their undying determination and perseverance. 

There are over 40 species of yucca plants. The root of the non-flowering plant is used to make medicine. Yucca is used for osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, inflammation of the intestine (colitis), high cholesterol, stomach disorders, diabetes, and liver and gallbladder disorders. Which also makes them very valuable to the desert Tribes as well. Proving once again that Mother Nature looks after mankind in her own way in ways that many overlook.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12  Buzz of the Orient    3 months ago

I'm going to pay homage and dedicate my photos to my wonderful wife today.  When I moved to China, while the divorce of my Canadian wife was in process, I started looking around for someone for companionship and love.  I checked out the dating sites, and there were lots of women looking for an English speaking man, and I dated a bunch, although many were just looking for a "ticket to a Western country", something I discovered with a couple of candidates, and another problem was that although I was searching in the "over age 40" category, invariably the women would advertise with a photo taken in their late 20s or early 30s - surprise, surprise.  But then I saw this ad on a dating site called "Plenty of Fish":

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Although almost all the candidates had children, none of them posted their ad with their child.  What did that tell me?  It told me that this was an HONEST woman, who was saying that if you want me, you must also want my daughter.  What I also discovered is that she had no desire whatsoever to move to another country away from her family and friends, and as well, on first meeting her I saw that her photo was very recent and that is exactly what she looked like.  This was Fen, and she was the one I wanted.

So she was the one, even though her English was pretty limited, her daughter was fluent.  After courting her on a few trips to Chongqing where she lived and I was convinced we were compatible I learned to ask "Will you marry me?" in Chinese and she nodded yes.  When we attended the Wedding Bureau I placed the camera on the desk and set the timer and here is a photo of us signing the register for our civil wedding.

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And lo and behold, immediately following, the civil ceremony, and the deed is done.  Guests are not invited to that event.

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The traditional wedding ceremony followed by a banquet for friends and family was held about 6 weeks later   How happy and how beautiful was my bride on her traditional wedding day 

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After touring an ancient Buddhist Temple, we stopped at a vinyard.

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When I was teachiing high school students in Zhengzhou, in north-central Henan province, there was snow which I may never see again in my life now that we live in Chongqing, in China's south-west.

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We did a lot of travelling and touring together.

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Around the corner from where we live now.

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She will ALWAYS be my Empress.

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TᵢG
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12.1  TᵢG  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12    3 months ago

Looks like you both found a great person.   Wonderful when the important things in life work well.   I am happy for you Buzz.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  TᵢG @12.1    3 months ago

Thank you, TiG.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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12.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12    3 months ago

A great story, Buzz. Your beautiful Bride looks very happy, and does indeed look like an Empress. It's always great to see a happy union of true hearts.

Thank you for sharing your heartfelt story with us. May the Creator bless you both with many years to come.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @12.2    3 months ago

Thank you Raven.  More than 13 years seem to have flown by. 

 
 
 
Dig
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14  Dig    3 months ago

I finally figured out a way to catch flying squirrels in flight, but it's a time consuming pain in the ass, lol. I basically had to guess where they were coming from, guess the focus point and lock it in manually, turn the flash on, and then sit there holding the camera ready to shoot, with a small, dim flashlight on my lap aimed in the direction of the tree, just bright enough to see if one was flying in. Ending up with a decent shot was just a matter of luck.

But it worked! How cool is that?

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Zoomed crop of the image above. Check out that chubby belly, lol.

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Here's another one in the process of landing, hind feet first.

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One at the feeder.

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And another one up in the tree with a piece of corn.

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Here's a wild turkey just outside the yard, back in a marshy area where I sometimes burn brush. It's a young jake, judging by the short beard.

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A tree frog on the garage door window.

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Iris.

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Climbing rose.

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Iris.

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Red mandevilla, potted on the back deck

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Cardinal.

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Red-bellied woodpecker.

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Raven Wing
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14.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Dig @14    3 months ago

All great photos, Dig. And indeed, the photos of the flying squirrel are awesome. Seeing them in flight is something not everyone gets to see, or see often. They are totally worth the extended time waiting to, hopefully, get a good shot. 

The flowers and birds are just beautiful. I really miss my flower and vegetable gardens I had years ago. So I truly do enjoy your photos of both

 
 
 
Dig
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14.1.1  Dig  replied to  Raven Wing @14.1    3 months ago
Seeing them in flight is something not everyone gets to see, or see often. They are totally worth the extended time waiting to, hopefully, get a good shot.

That's what I kept telling myself when my shutter finger kept going numb, lol. If I try it again I think I'll use a remote setup on a tripod. Then all I'll have to do is press a button on my tablet.

Thanks, RW.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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14.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Dig @14.1.1    3 months ago
If I try it again I think I'll use a remote setup on a tripod. Then all I'll have to do is press a button on my tablet.

That sounds like a good plan. Nothing worse than a shutter finger being too numb to work at the needed moment. jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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14.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @14    3 months ago

Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  No, it's SUPERSQUIRREL.

I don't think I've ever seen a mandevilla before, but if you ever saw the 1961 movie Pocketful of Miracles, Apple Annie was transformed into NY society lady Mrs. Mandeville. 

Great series of photos, as usual.

 
 
 
Dig
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14.2.1  Dig  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14.2    3 months ago

 Thanks. Buzz.

 
 
 
Kavika
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15  Kavika     3 months ago

love the flying squirrel. 

 
 
 
Dig
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15.1  Dig  replied to  Kavika @15    3 months ago

Thanks, Kav.

I was hoping everyone would enjoy that. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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16  Raven Wing    3 months ago

Here's one for Saturday...

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   A representation of some of the Native American Spirit Birds

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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16.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @16    3 months ago

If I had to choose a favorite among your images, this would probably be the one … but it would be a difficult choice.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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16.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @16.1    3 months ago

Thanks, Mac, for the very much appreciated compliment. It has a special meaning for me, as my Mother was of the Cherokee Bird Clan. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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16.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @16    3 months ago

Why does it make me think of an Alfred Hitchcock movie?

Just kidding.  It is an interesting blend of images in a beautiful frame.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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16.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @16.2    3 months ago

Thank you, Buzz. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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17  Kavika     3 months ago

A project that I've been working on for decades is finally coming to fruition. The Klamath River that runs from southern Oregon into California on the easter edge where it runs to the Pacific Ocean will once again after over 100 years be free of dams. The removal will start next year and preparations are being made currently. 

One dam in southern Oregon and three in CA. COPCO 1, COPCO 2, and Iron Gate will no longer exist allowing once again the salmon runs that were the 3rd largest on the entire west coast of the US. Currently, they have become nonexistent because of low water, warming water, and no fish ladders at the dams. 

COPCO Lake which I have fished for decades along with Iron Gate reservoir will cease to exist and the Klamath will come back to its natural beauty.  

The three tribes along with conservationists, state and federal agencies will manage the great Klamath watershed and the river. 

For years, hundreds of individuals and dozens of organizations have rallied around the cause of dam removal, sounding the alarm over plummeting fish populations and pointing to the centrality of salmon to the local ecology, culture, and economy.

But none have worked so tirelessly as the tribes of the Klamath Basin — the Yurok, Hoopa, and Karuk of the Lower and Mid Klamath, and the Klamath Tribes in the Upper Basin — who rely on the river and its fish for physical and spiritual sustenance. Tribal members have staged protests. They have testified and litigated. They have traveled to dam-operator PacifiCorp’s corporate headquarters in Portland and Nebraska and as far as Scotland to make their case. All the while, they’ve been engaged in cutting-edge science and river restoration, in anticipation of the day the dams will come down.

“We have ceremonies that are intended to maintain balance,” says Barry McCovey, senior fisheries biologist for Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program, which studies, manages, and restores fish in the Klamath River basin. “Now we’re in this world that’s completely out of balance. Our job isn’t just to maintain balance — it’s to restore it.”

The tribes’ efforts are paying off. With a new agreement signed last November by the Karuk and Yurok tribes, the nonprofit Klamath River Renewal Corporation, PacifiCorp, and the states of California and Oregon, the largest dam removal project in US history is closer to reality than it has ever been. This past winter, I travelled the Klamath to discover what’s at stake for the sprawling watershed, to learn about tribe-led restoration efforts, and to imagine what a free-flowing Klamath River might be again. 

Well worth the read....

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I have dozens of photos from the 1960s, 70s and 80s of the area and of my kids when they were young fishing the lake and river. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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17.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @17    3 months ago

I'm so glad your project has finally come to be. I have been through that area a few times and it is truly beautiful. 

It is always wonderful to see what was Mother Natures given back to her. And now the great river will return to its original state was it was meant to be, the local Tribes will be its protectors.

 
 
 
Kavika
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17.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @17.1    3 months ago

It's something that I supported for decades and I was a very small part of this. The California tribes and the Tribes of the Klamath basin in Oregon were the real heroes along with the many in the conservation field, Fish and Game and thousands of others who one way or the other contributed to this monumental change.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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17.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @17.1.1    3 months ago

Even being a small part of this effort is to be proud of. It is the kind of project that takes the dedicated efforts of many to see it come to fruition. It will be a wonderful day when the last dam ceases to exist, and the beautiful Klamath river can once again run free.

 
 
 
shona1
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17.1.3  shona1  replied to  Kavika @17.1.1    3 months ago

Morning..never underestimate your contributions...

From little things, big things grow...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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17.1.4  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @17.1.3    3 months ago
From little things, big things grow..

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Raven Wing
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18  Raven Wing    3 months ago

Just for fun.......

A few years back I created an image unrelated to the Native American artwork. After I posted my creation, Mac revised it, with my approval, and posted his version. Some of you might remember it, but, as it has been a good while since we first posted our different versions some of the newer Members may not have seen them.

Here is my original version........

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And here is Mac's version........

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I really like them both, as the different colored frames give the images not only a bit different look, but, a different personality as well.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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18.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @18    3 months ago

Besides changing the frame, A.Mac seemed to have lessened the intensity of the colours a little. I can't say that I like either one better than the other.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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18.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18.1    3 months ago

They both have their own personality, and that is what makes each one unique. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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18.1.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18.1    3 months ago

The color intensities are the same, the reason the brown framed version seems more intense is because of the effect of spectral opposites … brown (red end of the spectrum) with green … which the retina causes to appear more intense.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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18.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @18.1.2    3 months ago

Thank you for your very professional explanation, Mac. I know that the only difference in the two versions is the effect of the color of the frames. Not everyone sees colors the same way as others might see them. Colors tend to have an effect on how one sees the same image and its effect on the intensity of the image. 

Buzz seeing the difference in the intensity of the image between the two images, yet there is no physical change in the image, shows how that can happen.

 
 
 
Kavika
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19  Kavika     3 months ago

Lookin' out our kitchen window is that you Peter?

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Ender
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19.1  Ender  replied to  Kavika @19    3 months ago

And then you see a hawk flying overhead...  Haha

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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19.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @19.1    3 months ago
And then you see a hawk flying overhead.

Wun bummy, WUN!!

 
 
 
shona1
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19.2  shona1  replied to  Kavika @19    3 months ago

Morning.. portable lawn mowers...

 
 
 
Kavika
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19.2.1  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @19.2    3 months ago

Peter has plenty of hiding places About 15 yards in back of him is heavy pampas grass and trees and in the other direction, he has the same. 

He does have to be careful though we have a lot of coyotes, bobcats, hawks, and eagles.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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20  Raven Wing    3 months ago

And one more for Sunday......

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Buzz of the Orient
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20.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @20    3 months ago

Surely you didn't make the 4 heads appear to be wearing masks due to the pandemic.  Whether or not, I've always loved the colour of turquoise, which I think is indicative of tribes in the south-west.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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20.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.1    3 months ago

Masks were worn by many Indigenous Tribes around the world for thousands of years, especially by dancers and those performing rituals, as a means to help relate the meaning of the dance or ritual.

Not all stones that look like turquoise are real turquoise. Several years ago a friend and I would go into the mountains here in So Calif looking for turquoise, and we did find several stones that we thought were turquoise. However, upon taking the stones to a certifies appraiser we found that what we found were not true turquoise, but, a very similar stone in looks and varied color like turquoise called Chrysocolla. We were told that many people mistake Chrysocolla for real turquoise, so to be very careful when looking to buy jewelry or other types of uses of turquoise, as what we might be told is the real deal could actually be Chrysocolla which has very little, if any, monetary value.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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20.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @20.1.1    3 months ago

Well, I was wrong about the intensitty of the colours on your penultimately posted creation, I was wrong about the turquoises, so post another image so I can do the hat trick. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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20.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.1.2    3 months ago
so post another image so I can do the hat trick. 

Here you are Buzz.....I remember you liked this one...(smile)

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Buzz of the Orient
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20.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @20.1.3    3 months ago

LOL.  You KNOW I can't be wrong in liking everything about that image, so no hat trick with that one.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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20.1.5  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.1.4    3 months ago

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A. Macarthur
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21  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Just another day in paradise … 

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Smallmouth Bass … Caught, Photographed, Returned to the Water

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The internet connection in the Poconos is an intermittent pain in the ass … but now, I'm back in Philly.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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21.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @21    3 months ago

Aw, it looked good enough to eat.  LOL

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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21.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @21.1    3 months ago

Double your pleasure, double your fun, with a nice smallmouth bass. fried not overdone. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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21.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @21    3 months ago

That's a real beauty, Mac. It'll be waiting for you to find it another day. jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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21.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @21    3 months ago

I have a philosophical question for you.  Did you catch the fish, or did the fish catch you?

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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22  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Thanks to everyone! See you Thursday night.

 
 

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