Went To Disney World with My Family, Returned with almost 600 New Photos & a Case of COVID ~ Creative Arts Three Day Weekend
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We're doing all right … I'm still testing COVID POSITIVE, WIFE testing NEGATIVE.
Terrible that you got sick, but good news that your wife is testing negative. I hope she doesn't catch it.
Sorry to hear that you got COVID, Mac.
Sorry about the covid. My daughter got it, too.
At least you got great shots and memories!
So we're dealing with covid at the same time - hope you can recover faster than is happening with me.
Thanks; it’s possible I got it from her but we’re both doing well.
That's the good news.
Perfect designs for room or office cubicle divider screens … just beautiful.
Thank you very much!
Really love these, G.
When I looked at the top two at first I didn't see much in them, but when I spent a little more time staring at them I started to see images and they kind of "grew" more fascinating the longer I looked. I immediately thought of Joni Mitchell's song "Both Sides Now" (a/k/a "Clouds") when I looked at the third image. They are a nice addition to the variety of your work.
Thanks. I created these images with the intention that the tree branches would be a subtle aspect, using just the tips of a few branches. "Less is more." (Not with the colors though.) I did incorporate a bit more tree in the third image.
They are part of a series I'm trying to work on.
Thanks for sharing this. I have never seen it before. Amazing what nature will do.
Wow!!! It's hard to believe that a tree could grow naturally to look like that - a fascinating example of nature personifying a human.
I link to (it won't let me embed the video) a short 4K iPhone video of of the new 75g from my lunch break on Wednesday. I have some flame moss to tie up on the wood this weekend and hopefully I'll have fish in too. I'm already seeing some minor, but noticeable plant growth.
That's very cool, EG. Looking forward to seeing it with some fish in it.
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That is one beauty of a photo, Mac.
I, too, will try to fit in with A.Mac's top photos with a colection of animals and monsters, but finishing with masks.
1. Mother, child and monster at Shaolin Temple, birthplace of Zen Kung Fu.
2. The back garden of the museum in Nanning, Guangxi Province. Texas longhorns in China?
3. A wall in Ciqikou Old Town in Shapingba district of Chongqing.
4. Boy not scared of the Fu Dog (Guardian Lion), Chengdu, Sichuan Province
5. There really ARE elephants in China - last year a bunch of them wandered off the reserve and took a walk to Kunming and back to their home - it became quite a sensation.
6. Mounted on the wall of our apartment next to the door, to ward off bad people.
7. Fu Dog (Chinese Guardian Lion) at 1000 year old Buddhist Temple in Henan Province, kept encased in glass for preservation.
8. Masks and statuettes for sale in Chengu, Sichuan Province.
Those are interesting photos.
I think you know better than most that China has thousands of years of interesting things to photograph - you've taken some pretty good ones yourself.
Read the room, man. This is not the time nor the place.
I thought that the seed was about photos and COVID.
Apparently, a question about COVID in China is taunting.
[It is when you continually bring up another member's country of residence in order to taunt that member.]
The seed is not about COVID beyond my indication that I acquired it along with 600 new photos. Its pathology, epidemiology, origin or political implications are not germane to the seed.
Anyone herein who has COVID OR WHO HAS HAD IT can so stipulate and can assume that we wish him or her well.
don't you love it when somebody doesn't wipe their feet before entering?
Really great photos, Buzz. Beautiful photos of beautiful subjects.
Thank you RW.
Here are a few more of the photos from the Chihuly Blown Glass Exhibit at the Atlanta GA Arboretum. It was indeed a very interesting and enjoyable visit from both the fascinating plants and glass artwork.
This one truly amazed me. The amount of work and precision
involved in creating this awesome artwork is just unbelievable.
One has to be amazed at the skill necessary to ceate such works.
Indeed, Buzz. Seeing them in pictures is amazing, but. seeing them up close and in person is another dimension.
Yes, I can certainly believe that.
I know what the ones are. They are fairy toilets...
The last one is from when Medusa had a bee hive...
Lol...you very well may be right, Ender. Could be that a picture of Medusa was his model for the artwork. (grin)
Haha They are cool. I would be afraid of the last one, would never want to have to try to clean it. I would break it.
I would think that the only possibilities to clean it would be to immerse it into a fluid that would remove any grime, etc., or to just spray it.
It reminds me of the underwater kelp gardens off the Avalon Island of the coast of Calif (Long Beach)
Chihuly is an outstanding artist.
The pod sticking out on the bottom right reminds me of...Feed me Seymour....
Nice. Looks peaceful.
... you should see the bottle they used to launch it.
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The photo was taken on Saturday by David Schrichte showing hundreds of gentle giants soaking in the warm, inviting waters of the Three Sisters Springs of the Crystal River. It doesn't get much better than that. Have a wonderful Manatee Monday! This is just a few miles from our house.
Very cool shot!
That was my old phone. The case was blocking the corner. I don't know why, it only did that for some pics and not others.
I guess when it was trying to get a wider frame, kinda ruined it a little.
The trademark from some of my (a little bit) older pics...Haha
just imagine how many water and sewage treatment plants that water has been thru next time you hold your glass under the tap...
I’ll give us one more hour then close up & say thanks in advance.
Phew - half an hour left to thank you for providing a steadily recurring opportunity for us to post cultural and artistic effort to a site that is overloaded with politics and hostility.
Many thanks for that, Buzz.
See everyone Thursday.
Early Start for Once.