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By the Sea on Creative Arts Three-Day Weekend

  
By:  A. Macarthur  •  last year  •  39 comments


By the Sea on Creative Arts Three-Day Weekend
 

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    last year

Good to SEA you.

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

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....

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

Two great photos, Mac.

 
 
 
shona1
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1.3  shona1  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    last year

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..🦈🦈🦈🦈

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @1.3    last year

Keep an eye out for the sharks.  

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.4  devangelical  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    last year

very cool, amac.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     last year

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. 

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This will be a great life for a wonderful dog. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @2    last year

Happy to see that Mermaid has finally found a happy new home. 

 
 
 
shona1
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2.2  shona1  replied to  Kavika @2    last year

Arvo.... excellent news and a great way to start the weekend...

 
 
 
evilone
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2.3  evilone  replied to  Kavika @2    last year

 Mermaid is a very pretty dog! We've been talking about a second dog, but I don't know if it will ever happen.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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2.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  Kavika @2    last year

Wonderful that Mermaid has a furever home.  She looks like a happy girl.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3  Buzz of the Orient    last year

Stepped out on my front balcony one day and saw that America sent a balloon to spy on me. 

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Kavika
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3.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    last year

You can tell it's a spy balloon because it is so inconspicuous. /s 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @3.1    last year

Camouflage, my friend, camouflage.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4  Buzz of the Orient    last year

A town in the mountain area of Sichuan Province.

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evilone
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5  evilone    last year

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.

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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. 

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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.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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6  Gsquared    last year

Pulau Gaya, Borneo

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Buzz of the Orient
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6.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @6    last year

Looks pretty peaceful.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7  Gsquared    last year

 Beach near Noosa Heads, Shire of Noosa, Queensland

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Buzz of the Orient
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7.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @7    last year

A great photo - you're a professor when it comes to teaching us the geography of the world.

 
 
 
shona1
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7.2  shona1  replied to  Gsquared @7    last year

Evening...one of many great beaches around Oz..🐨🐨

 
 
 
pat wilson
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8  pat wilson    last year

Foggy morning.

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Buzz of the Orient
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8.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  pat wilson @8    last year

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.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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8.1.1  pat wilson  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.1    last year

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.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  pat wilson @8.1.1    last year

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. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
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8.1.3  pat wilson  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.1.2    last year

My daughter and I were there in 2000. Hanalei had kind of a hippy vibe then.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.1.4  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.1    last year

It does look a bit like Ke'e, but it also looks like other beaches I've seen in many places.  

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.1.5  Gsquared  replied to  pat wilson @8.1.3    last year

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.  

 
 
 
Kavika
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9  Kavika     last year

Riding the Silver River with gators and manatees. (Silver Springs State Park, Ocala, FL)

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Photos by the Stone Creek Adventure Club.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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10  Buzz of the Orient    last year

Gators and manatees co-exist?

 
 
 
Kavika
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10.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10    last year
Gators and manatees co-exist?

Yes, they do, and in great numbers. 

Here are photos of more of the neighborhood critters enjoying Silver Springs. 

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Buzz of the Orient
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10.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @10.1    last year

It's a wildlife paradise.  With all the times and time I spent in Florida I never was anywhere to see wildlife.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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11  author  A. Macarthur    last year

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Oregon Coast, Crashing Wave.

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
shona1
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11.1  shona1  replied to  A. Macarthur @11    last year

Morning... can't beat the sea and her ever changing moods..

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @11.1    last year

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. 

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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12  Hal A. Lujah    last year

original This is my granddaughter from a few minutes ago, competing in Savannah.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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13  Buzz of the Orient    last year

Even though I'm fully retired, I'm for 4 day weekends.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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13.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13    last year

Signing off; see you Thursday night.

Thanks to all.

 
 
 
Kavika
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14  Kavika     last year

One of the most spectacular mountains in the world. ''Rainbow Mountain'' in Peru. 

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Check out the link for more photos and the story of ''Rainbow Mountain''

 
 

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