By the Sea on Creative Arts Three-Day Weekend
Surf's up! Tide us over with artwork and commentary.
The sailboat pic is very nice, but the surf one is magnificent - I love that photo - everything about it is fabulous, surf breaking, terrific sky, silhouetted people in motion, boats in the distance providing depth....
Two great photos, Mac.
Arvo... sob 😭... Summer has gone and Autumn has arrived with a thump...
Was hoping to test out my new surf mat but will have to don my wetsuit as well now I think...have to give Jaws a run for his money..🦈🦈🦈🦈
Keep an eye out for the sharks.
very cool, amac.
Last week I posted photos of the FurBall and Mermaid the tripod in the tutu. She had a rough start in life but is truly one of the sweetest dogs I've ever worked with. As everyone probably knows Ocala is the horse capital of the world with over 700 horse farms in Marion Country. Horse owners love dogs and especially big dogs. One of the ladies that has a horse farm was at the Fur Ball saw Mermaid and fell in love. She came to VOCAL on Monday and adopted her.
Here is a photo of her being adopted and another of Mermaid in her new home with tack and horses.
This will be a great life for a wonderful dog.
Happy to see that Mermaid has finally found a happy new home.
Mermaid is a very pretty dog! We've been talking about a second dog, but I don't know if it will ever happen.
Wonderful that Mermaid has a furever home. She looks like a happy girl.
Stepped out on my front balcony one day and saw that America sent a balloon to spy on me.
You can tell it's a spy balloon because it is so inconspicuous. /s
Camouflage, my friend, camouflage.
A town in the mountain area of Sichuan Province.
We got mom moved and the house sold. It was a brutal week including a snow storm (I'm running out of places to put snow) so I didn't get a lot of other things done. I did boil some of those pods I showed off last time and put them in the apistogramma tank.
I was going to save some leaf litter for the next project, but I think some is needed here too so I'll be doing that this weekend.
I have a dedicated pot to boil botanicals and wood since the tannins that leech out can stain. I bring the pot to a boil and let it sit until everything sinks on it's own then pull it and let it sit until it's cold. I didn't use the tannin stained water this time, but many people will. The humic acid brings down the pH of the water and can have some antibiotic properties to keep fish and shrimp healthy. Aquariums that use a lot of tannins are called "Dark Water" aquariums. I've seen a lot of betta fish dark water tanks online and I've done it in the past. They are very cool, but I more often prefer clean clear water.
Looks pretty peaceful.
A great photo - you're a professor when it comes to teaching us the geography of the world.
Super photos Pat. The beach shot reminds me and would also remind GG of Ke'e beach on the island of Kauai, ending at the mountains of the Na Pali coast.
Thank you, Buzz.
I've been there too and did part of the hike up the trail at that beach.
This shot is a beach in Dana Point, Ca.
When were you at Ke'e beach? I was there about half a century ago when there were hippies living in tree houses in the trees lining the beach. The lagoon at the end of the beach just before the mountains is where I snorkeled to see a virtual rainbow of fish. But I didn't know then about the ancient site at the top of the mountain there.
My daughter and I were there in 2000. Hanalei had kind of a hippy vibe then.
It does look a bit like Ke'e, but it also looks like other beaches I've seen in many places.
I spent a lot of time in Hanalei over the years. It was like my second home for a long time, and I made some very good local friends. My best friend on Kauai, who is a local guy from Hanalei, I travelled with to other parts of Polynesia in the 80's. I just talked to him a couple of weeks ago.
Gators and manatees co-exist?
Gators and manatees co-exist?
Yes, they do, and in great numbers.
Here are photos of more of the neighborhood critters enjoying Silver Springs.
It's a wildlife paradise. With all the times and time I spent in Florida I never was anywhere to see wildlife.
Oregon Coast, Crashing Wave.
© A. Mac/A.G.
Morning... can't beat the sea and her ever changing moods..
There was a time I was asked what environment I would prefer to live in - by the sea, in the mountains, in a forest, or a desert, and I certainly chose by the sea. But then there was a time when a good friend and I almost bought a small hotel on the coast of Barbados where the waves crashed into the rocks below. When we determined the need for constantly dealing with and cleaning the salt coating everything we decided against it.
This is my granddaughter from a few minutes ago, competing in Savannah.
Even though I'm fully retired, I'm for 4 day weekends.
Signing off; see you Thursday night.
Thanks to all.
Good to SEA you.