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Went To Disney World with My Family, Returned with almost 600 New Photos & a Case of COVID ~ Creative Arts Three Day Weekend

  
By:  A. Macarthur  •  last year  •  71 comments


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.


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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    last year

Early Start for Once.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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1.1  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    last year

Terrible that you got sick, but good news that your wife is testing negative.  I hope she doesn't catch it.

 
 
 
Kavika
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1.2  Kavika   replied to  A. Macarthur @1    last year

Sorry to hear that you got COVID, Mac. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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1.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    last year

Sorry about the covid. My daughter got it, too. 

At least you got great shots and memories! 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    last year

So we're dealing with covid at the same time - hope you can recover faster than is happening with me. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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2  author  A. Macarthur    last year

Thanks; it’s possible I got it from her but we’re both doing well.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.1  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @2    last year

That's the good news.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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3  Gsquared    last year

Diptych

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Kavika
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3.1  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @3    last year

Nice, G.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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3.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @3.1    last year

Thanks, Kavika.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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3.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Gsquared @3    last year

Perfect designs for room or office cubicle divider screens … just beautiful.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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3.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @3.2    last year

Thank you very much!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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3.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Gsquared @3    last year

Really love these, G.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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3.3.1  Gsquared  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.3    last year

Thanks, Perrie.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @3    last year

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.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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3.4.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.4    last year

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. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     last year

This one fits in with your photos, Mac.

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The Thinking Tree..
An ancient 3.000 years-old Olive tree in Puglia, Italy.
Photo was taken from the internet.
 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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4.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @4    last year

Thanks for sharing this. I have never seen it before. Amazing what nature will do.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @4    last year

Wow!!! It's hard to believe that a tree could grow naturally to look like that - a fascinating example of nature personifying a human.

 
 
 
Kavika
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5  Kavika     last year

Another sunset in Stone Creek, Ocala FL.

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evilone
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6  evilone    last year

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.

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Kavika
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6.1  Kavika   replied to  evilone @6    last year

That's very cool, EG. Looking forward to seeing it with some fish in it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilone @6    last year

Fish heaven.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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7  author  A. Macarthur    last year

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© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Kavika
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7.1  Kavika   replied to  A. Macarthur @7    last year

That is one beauty of a photo, Mac.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.2  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @7    last year

Spectacular image.

 
 
 
Kavika
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8  Kavika     last year

It's a Florida thing.

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Buzz of the Orient
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9  Buzz of the Orient    last year

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.

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2.  The back garden of the museum in Nanning, Guangxi Province.  Texas longhorns in China?

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3.  A wall in Ciqikou Old Town in Shapingba district of Chongqing.

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4.  Boy not scared of the Fu Dog (Guardian Lion), Chengdu, Sichuan Province

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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. 

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6.  Mounted on the wall of our apartment next to the door, to ward off bad people.

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7.  Fu Dog (Chinese Guardian Lion) at 1000 year old Buddhist Temple in Henan Province, kept encased in glass for preservation. 

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8.  Masks and statuettes for sale in Chengu, Sichuan Province.

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Gsquared
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9.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9    last year

Those are interesting photos.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @9.1    last year

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.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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9.1.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.1.1    last year

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afrayedknot
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9.1.3  afrayedknot  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @9.1.2    last year

Read the room, man. This is not the time nor the place. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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9.1.4  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  afrayedknot @9.1.3    last year

I thought that the seed was about photos and COVID.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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9.1.5  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @9.1.2    last year

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.]

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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9.1.6  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @9.1.5    last year

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.

 
 
 
devangelical
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9.1.7  devangelical  replied to  A. Macarthur @9.1.6    last year

don't you love it when somebody doesn't wipe their feet before entering?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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9.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9    last year

Really great photos, Buzz. Beautiful photos of beautiful subjects.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @9.2    last year

Thank you RW.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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10  Raven Wing    last year

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.

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This one truly amazed me. The amount of work and precision

involved in creating this awesome artwork is just unbelievable.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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10.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @10    last year

One has to be amazed at the skill necessary to ceate such works.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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10.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1    last year

Indeed, Buzz. Seeing them in pictures is amazing, but. seeing them up close and in person is another dimension.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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10.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @10.1.1    last year

Yes, I can certainly believe that. 

 
 
 
Ender
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10.2  Ender  replied to  Raven Wing @10    last year

I know what the ones are. They are fairy toilets...

The last one is from when Medusa had a bee hive...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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10.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @10.2    last year

Lol...you very well may be right, Ender.  Could be that a picture of Medusa was his model for the artwork. (grin)

 
 
 
Ender
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10.2.2  Ender  replied to  Raven Wing @10.2.1    last year

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.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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10.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @10.2.2    last year

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.

 
 
 
Kavika
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10.3  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @10    last year

It reminds me of the underwater kelp gardens off the Avalon Island of the coast of Calif (Long Beach)

 
 
 
Gsquared
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10.4  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @10    last year

Chihuly is an outstanding artist.

 
 
 
Ender
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10.5  Ender  replied to  Raven Wing @10    last year

The pod sticking out on the bottom right reminds me of...Feed me Seymour....

 
 
 
Kavika
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11  Kavika     last year

Sunset over the 16th fairway, Stone Creek GC, Ocala, FL.

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evilone
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11.1  evilone  replied to  Kavika @11    last year

Nice. Looks peaceful. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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11.2  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @11    last year

Great shot, Kavika.

 
 
 
Kavika
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11.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @11.2    last year

Thanks, G.

 
 
 
Kavika
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12  Kavika     last year

The Ocala Cattle Drive will take place this year on February 11th.

This photo is from last years Ocala Cattle Drive.

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Kavika
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13  Kavika     last year

This evening's Space X launch.

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GregTx
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13.1  GregTx  replied to  Kavika @13    last year

Space X's record thus far has been impressive. 

 
 
 
Ender
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13.2  Ender  replied to  Kavika @13    last year

Some mighty big fireworks you all shoot off down there....

 
 
 
devangelical
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13.2.1  devangelical  replied to  Ender @13.2    last year

... you should see the bottle they used to launch it.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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15  author  A. Macarthur    last year

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Kavika
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16  Kavika     last year

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.

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evilone
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16.1  evilone  replied to  Kavika @16    last year

Very cool shot!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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16.2  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @16    last year

Amazing.

 
 
 
Ender
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17  Ender    last year

View from port of New Orleans.

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Gsquared
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17.1  Gsquared  replied to  Ender @17    last year

Nice.  The bridge photo with the reflection is very cool.

 
 
 
Ender
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17.1.1  Ender  replied to  Gsquared @17.1    last year

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

 
 
 
Ender
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17.2  Ender  replied to  Ender @17    last year

See what you Northerners do to the water? By the time it gets down here it is all brown and stuff...

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devangelical
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17.2.1  devangelical  replied to  Ender @17.2    last year

just imagine how many water and sewage treatment plants that water has been thru next time you hold your glass under the tap...

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
17.2.2  Gsquared  replied to  Ender @17.2    last year

I'm a Californian.  Until a few days ago, we were running out of water.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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18  author  A. Macarthur    last year

I’ll give us one more hour then close up & say thanks in advance.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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18.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @18    last year

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.  

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
18.1.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18.1    last year

Many thanks for that, Buzz. 
See everyone Thursday.

 
 

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