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Digital Art for Openers on Creative Arts Three-Day Weekend

  
By:  A. Macarthur  •  2 years ago  •  94 comments


Digital Art for Openers on Creative Arts Three-Day Weekend
 

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    2 years ago

First-things-first; check the article at the ink below.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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1.1  cobaltblue  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 years ago

Your artistic brilliance still takes my breath away at times. 

Good to see you, Mac! 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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1.1.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  cobaltblue @1.1    2 years ago

Always feels great to see an old friend. Hope all is safe and well with you.

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

Thanks for the link, and you did a great job wtih those two photos.  However, I will admit that YOUR dog Gracie is probably better than MY dog Baillie was. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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1.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 years ago

Beautiful Mac! I'm blown away by what you can do with a photo! 

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.3.1  devangelical  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.3    2 years ago

indeed. that snow covered shack in the mountains brings back a childhood memory of the winter of 64-65 in south park colorado. (yeah, yeah, yeah) our cabin was 6 miles back off the highway and the county had a rule that you had to be a resident for at least 9 months before they would send a plow down your road in the winter. in the beginning of 65 a blizzard hit and we got snowed in for 10 days. we burned the lumber our horse barns were built from to stay warm and ate everything in the cupboard. finally, my mom put her foot down and my dad fired up his D9 caterpillar and made a beeline to the highway with us following in the station wagon. we put everything we could into it and we moved out of the mountains to the city. now I try real hard not to get out of the vehicle if I'm ever in the colorado mountains in the winter.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2  Gsquared    2 years ago

Ornamental Pear Flowers

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cobaltblue
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2.1  cobaltblue  replied to  Gsquared @2    2 years ago

Breathtaking! The composition is perfect. Of course the cobalt blue portions tug at me.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  cobaltblue @2.1    2 years ago

Thanks!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @2    2 years ago

Lovely.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.2    2 years ago

Thank you.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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2.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Gsquared @2    2 years ago

I love your use of color and hydrangeas are my favorite flower. Beautiful!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.3.1  Gsquared  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.3    2 years ago

Thanks, Perrie, although it's not actually a hydrangea.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.3.2  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @2.3.1    2 years ago

A hydrangea by any other name still isn't a hydrangea.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.3.3  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @2.3.2    2 years ago

So true.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3  Buzz of the Orient    2 years ago

Photos I don't believe I've ever posted before.  I did some editing of some I originally rejected in an attempt to make them somewhat presentable and hopefully not too mediocre.  They are from all my years here.

1.  This was from my tour of The Great Wall in December of 2006

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2.  China is a world of contrasts.

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3.  This is an embroidered East Indian fertility blanket on which lovers would lie when making love.  It was a gift from a friend who travelled the world many years ago, that I hung on my bedroom wall at the school where I taught English.  I couldn't sharpen it more so that you could see that there is a baby in the circle in the centre with a man on one side of the circle and a woman on the other.  Two storks above the circle to the right and left are carrying the circle to the man and woman.  I used to have an editing program that could scew the image to look properly rectangular, but it was photoraphed from an angle.

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4.  It's possible you've seen this one before, a street scene from Zhengzhou, Henan province.

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5.  These drawings were posted on the Jewish museum in Kaifeng, Henan province.  1000 years ago Jewish traders travelled the Silk Road and ended up in that city which was at that time the Capital of China.  The Emperor liked them, and alloeed them to settle there but around 500 years ago most of them had converted in order to get civilian jobs and intermarried eaving very few.  NT member USA1 and I and our wives toured the museum about ten years ago.  I then posted a photo essay about it, and may repeat doing that again soon.  The image on the left shows the exterior of their ancient synagogue that no longer exists and the one on the right is the interor.  I think I had focussed badly and this was the best I could do with my editing program. 

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6.  On going through my photo library I think I must have originally passed on this one because the bird was so small in the original photo - and as you can see it did not enlarge well.   I don't know what kind of bird it is.

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7.  I guess I thought this was unusual enough to photograph.

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8.  A few years ago (pre-pandemic) we took a tour of a park in Chongqing, and this was looking up at a pagoda above us and there is a waterfall seen on the right.

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I'll look for more of these for next weekend's article if they're not considered boring and inferior. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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3.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    2 years ago

Interesting collection.

 
 
 
evilone
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4  evilone    2 years ago

So this was my view in back yesterday morning. We got hit with 2 days of heavy wet slush. It was so heavy the snowblower wouldn't throw it. It would just compact into a iceball in the chute. I had to shovel it all by hand. By the time I got about a 3rd of the way into my driveway the plastic shovel handle snapped into 3 pieces. I eventually got it all shoveled up to where the second car is. I moved that car behind the garage until we can clean the rest of it. I might have to chip away at it with an ice chopper now. And yes those internet/cable TV wires are laying on top of my garage now. 

We were without power for a couple of hours in town, but thousands of people in the rural areas (like my sister and one of my coworkers) are starting their second day without heat & lights. Everyone stay warm and safe...

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Ender
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4.1  Ender  replied to  evilone @4    2 years ago

Brrrr...

One thing I always liked about the snow, it was beautiful when it lit up the night.

 
 
 
Kavika
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4.2  Kavika   replied to  evilone @4    2 years ago

Summer in Minnesota is a Tuesday afternoon in August.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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4.2.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @4.2    2 years ago

LMAO!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilone @4    2 years ago

Having grown up in the Buffalo snow belt back when it snowed like it's now happening where you are, before anybody had a snowblower, at least we knew that plastic shovels were children's toys.  Back then, the image you posted was expected - it was a great reminder because I haven't seen snow for at least a decade, if not longer....thankfully. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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4.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  evilone @4    2 years ago

YIKES!! That's a lot of snow and cold.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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4.5  Gsquared  replied to  evilone @4    2 years ago

That's an amazing photo.  Hard to believe it's real, although I guess it's too real for you!

 
 
 
Ender
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5  Ender    2 years ago

I did finally go to our aquarium. I will try to get the pics off of my phone.

 
 
 
Ender
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5.1  Ender  replied to  Ender @5    2 years ago

I should do a pictorial about it so I don't keep wasting your space here.  Haha

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Not great pics but you get the gist.

The lighted escalator. I think they were going for an underwater feel...

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Ender
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5.1.1  Ender  replied to  Ender @5.1    2 years ago

A couple more. It was hard to get a pic of the shark.

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Buzz of the Orient
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5.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @5.1    2 years ago

They removed the claws from the lobster?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @5.1.1    2 years ago

Great pics of the shark.  Good thing that what just happened in Berlin didn't happen where you were, eh?

 
 
 
Ender
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5.1.4  Ender  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1.2    2 years ago

They are a kind of shrimp.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @5.1.4    2 years ago

Oh, it looked bigger than a shrimp.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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5.1.6  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1.5    2 years ago

Like a Jumbo Shrimp?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.1.7  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @5.1.6    2 years ago

Jumbo shrimp?   Isn't that kind of an oxymoronic expression?

 
 
 
Gsquared
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5.1.8  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1.7    2 years ago

It's pretty ugly.  (Not really.)

 
 
 
Gsquared
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5.1.9  Gsquared  replied to  Gsquared @5.1.8    2 years ago

Another classic oxymoron.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.1.10  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @5.1.9    2 years ago

LOL

 
 
 
pat wilson
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5.1.11  pat wilson  replied to  Ender @5.1.1    2 years ago

I love aquariums.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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5.1.12  Gsquared  replied to  Ender @5.1    2 years ago

Your aquarium photos are really great.  The photo with the large school of fish is outstanding.

 
 
 
Kavika
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6  Kavika     2 years ago

The Baddest Dawg on the Planet, Wiki the Warrior Wonder Wiener.

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Buzz of the Orient
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6.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @6    2 years ago

The nose knows.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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6.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @6    2 years ago

He's so handsome! 

 
 
 
Kavika
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6.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.2    2 years ago
He's so handsome! 

Wiki is a she/female/fa'afafine/kwe. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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6.3  cobaltblue  replied to  Kavika @6    2 years ago
The Baddest Dawg on the Planet, Wiki the Warrior Wonder Wiener.

Next life, I'm coming back as his bitch. I love him.

 
 
 
Kavika
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6.3.1  Kavika   replied to  cobaltblue @6.3    2 years ago

I think that there is a gender identification problem, cobaltblue..

Wiki has been a she for 15 years and although the Anishinaabe believe in 5 genders Wiki isn't going to change. She is imprinted as a female..jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

Actually, she is named after her hero, the famous Anishinaabe female warrior, ''Goes Across the Sky Women'' or in Anishinaabe,  '' Aazhawigiizhigokwe''

 
 
 
pat wilson
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6.3.2  pat wilson  replied to  Kavika @6.3.1    2 years ago
''Goes Across the Sky Women'' 

Awesome name !

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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7  author  A. Macarthur    2 years ago

Believe it or not, this runs through the City of Philadelphia - just down the street from my house.

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Buzz of the Orient
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7.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @7    2 years ago

A river runs through it.  That's the Philadelphia story.  LOL 2 movies.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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7.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1    2 years ago

Good one Buzz!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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7.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  A. Macarthur @7    2 years ago

Beautiful!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8  Gsquared    2 years ago

Untitled, Suburban Landscape         

© G. Gam

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
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8.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Gsquared @8    2 years ago

Feels like "Hotel California"! 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @8.1    2 years ago

It's definitely California.

 
 
 
Ender
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8.1.2  Ender  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @8.1    2 years ago

It kinda does have that vibe.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.1.3  Gsquared  replied to  Ender @8.1.2    2 years ago

I just checked out the album cover.  Since I was never really much of an Eagles fan I wasn't familiar with it.  The photo on the album cover is the Beverly Hills Hotel.  

 
 
 
Ender
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8.1.4  Ender  replied to  Gsquared @8.1.3    2 years ago

I like it. It just has that kind of feeling.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.1.5  Gsquared  replied to  Ender @8.1.4    2 years ago

Cool.  Thanks, E.

 
 
 
Ender
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8.1.6  Ender  replied to  Gsquared @8.1.5    2 years ago

If you land an album cover I can say I knew you.   Haha

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.1.7  Gsquared  replied to  Ender @8.1.6    2 years ago

Fumny you should say that.  My cousin is a great musician and he's working on an album of his original material, jazz-rock fusion type stuff featuring his guitar work.  He wants to use one of my pieces as his album cover.  They already did a preliminary work up the other day and it looks great.  They hope to release the album in a couple of weeks or so on-line on something called CD Baby. When it's final I will post it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @8    2 years ago

In the world of Art, would that be known as Cubism?  In any event, going to extremes - but nothing bad about that, it's creative.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.2    2 years ago

I don't think it would be categorized as Cubism, which was an exploration of viewing things from different perspectives.  Maybe Neo-Pop Art, and I overlayed serial images with color variations.

 
 
 
devangelical
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8.2.2  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @8.2.1    2 years ago

whatever, I like it...

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.2.3  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @8.2.2    2 years ago

Hey, thanks dev.

 
 
 
devangelical
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8.2.4  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @8.2.3    2 years ago

my daughter can build you a website to sell your art. I love the talent in this group.

 
 
 
Kavika
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8.3  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @8    2 years ago

Reminds me of South Beach in Miami.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.3.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @8.3    2 years ago

I've never been there, but looking at photos of it I can see what you mean.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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8.4  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Gsquared @8    2 years ago

Closely related to “minimalism” - a very strong artwork dependent mostly on form!  A significant contribution to this thread and our Group!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.4.1  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @8.4    2 years ago

Wow.  Thank you very much.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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9  cobaltblue    2 years ago

Beautiful pictures all! Unbelievable how phones have such amazing cameras. Such wonderful captures. Thank you!

 
 
 
shona1
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10  shona1    2 years ago

Arvo...Snow on a summer's day..one of our Melaleucas...who needs the cold..

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Buzz of the Orient
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10.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @10    2 years ago

It looks like a giant cauliflower.

 
 
 
shona1
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10.1.1  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1    2 years ago

We grow 'em big here..🐨

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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10.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @10.1.1    2 years ago

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Kavika
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11  Kavika     2 years ago

Christmas at the World Equestrian Center, Ocala, FL.

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shona1
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11.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @11    2 years ago

Morning...wow some places do a spectacular effort when it comes to Christmas...🎄🎄🎄

 
 
 
Kavika
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11.1.1  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @11.1    2 years ago

This is just a small part of all the decorations, shona. There are over one million lights and numerous scenes and dozens of huge Christmas trees and a skating rink.

The decorations in the hotel are amazing as well.

The wonderful thing is that the owner of this facility does not charge to enter so families from every income level can come and enjoy this winter wonderland. Watching the little kids is a fun time in itself, they are awe-struck when they see this. Parking is free as well. 

A photo of the toy shop in the hotel.

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shona1
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11.1.2  shona1  replied to  Kavika @11.1.1    2 years ago

Morning.. it's good to know the Christmas spirit is still alive and well. What a great thing to do..

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12  Buzz of the Orient    2 years ago

Since we're into posting pooches today, here's Clark, my daughter's sole companion.  She adopted him from a shelter.

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Kavika
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12.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12    2 years ago

Ah ha, Clark Kent in disguise.

Clark is a beauty.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @12.1    2 years ago

Yep, he takes off his fur and becomes SUPERDOG.  Is it a bird, is it a plane?  No, it's SUPERDOG.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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13  author  A. Macarthur    2 years ago

My Dawg, Gracie.

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Buzz of the Orient
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13.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @13    2 years ago

The best of all.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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13.2  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @13    2 years ago

Is her personality as cute as she looks?

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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13.2.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Gsquared @13.2    2 years ago

She's a sweetheart.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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13.2.2  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @13.2.1    2 years ago

I thought so.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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14  author  A. Macarthur    2 years ago

Where’s everyone?

 
 
 
shona1
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14.1  shona1  replied to  A. Macarthur @14    2 years ago

Morning..yawn...now what to have for brekkie my first majour decision of the day...

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

I'm here - but more involved in closing off my movie quiz.  I already have my photos ready for next weekend..

 
 
 
shona1
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14.2.1  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14.2    2 years ago

Arvo..I am shoving up the Christmas tree... can't rush these things..😃🎄 and listening to.. driving home for Christmas on a 10 hour loop..

That should drive the neighbours bonkers .🎄🎄

 
 
 
devangelical
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14.2.2  devangelical  replied to  shona1 @14.2.1    2 years ago

oh dear, not you as well...

50 years ago my mother thought it would be a festive idea to play bing crosby's white christmas album on the phonograph continuously during all waking hours. after around 2 weeks of that I snapped and the record hit the living room wall like a vinyl frisbee. I still feel a bit guilty about that...

 
 
 
Kavika
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15  Kavika     2 years ago

End of the day and good night from Stone Creek, Ocala FL.

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shona1
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15.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @15    2 years ago

Arvo...now that's a sunset!!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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15.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @15    2 years ago

Another evening in Stone Creek, another glorious sunset.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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15.3  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @15    2 years ago

Nothing less than spectacular.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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17  author  A. Macarthur    2 years ago

Thanks to all; see you Thursday night.

 
 

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