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La Primavera ~ "The First Green" ~ Spring egins at a Woodland Stream's Edge … on Creative Arts Three Day Weekend

  
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La Primavera ~ "The First Green" ~ Spring egins at a Woodland Stream's Edge … on Creative Arts Three Day Weekend
 

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Pennypack Creek, Early Spring, Montgomery County Pennsylvania

© A. Mac/A.G.


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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

First things first. Check the article at the link below.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 months ago

fly, worm, mepps, cast master...

please show your weekly support by voting up this article, art lovers... tyvm

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
2  Kavika     2 months ago

The finches are in a romantic mood, it's spring and love is in the air. 

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The photos were taken at the Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville by our resident pro photographer from Stone Creek.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

Finch lovebirds.

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
3  shona1    2 months ago

Evening...you head into Spring and we head into Autumn...

Pictures of the Exhibition building in Melbourne, gardens in Bendigo and of a town called Bright..very famous for the Autumn trees...

All places in my State of Victoria..

Not my photos..

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Kavika
Professor Principal
3.1  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @3    2 months ago

Very nice, shona.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.2  devangelical  replied to  shona1 @3    2 months ago

wow, very nice. I was truly expecting to see a barren desert to the horizon with about 30K kangaroos scattered across it. jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
3.2.1  shona1  replied to  devangelical @3.2    2 months ago

Morning Devangy...

This mob was photographed in Canberra..these are our new Politicians!!...at least they have brains...

Not my photo..

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devangelical
Professor Principal
3.2.2  devangelical  replied to  shona1 @3.2.1    2 months ago

crickey, little wonder there's no aussie golf pros...

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
3.2.3  shona1  replied to  devangelical @3.2.2    2 months ago

Arvo..we have a few obstacles on our golf courses..

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devangelical
Professor Principal
3.2.4  devangelical  replied to  shona1 @3.2.3    2 months ago

nice fairway hazard, we're plagued with geese. although the future matching belt and hatband looks lethal...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
3.2.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @3.2.3    2 months ago

Are those your photos?

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
3.2.6  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.2.5    2 months ago

Arvo..oppos I forgot that..thanks Buzz..

They are not my photos...

Though I have seen roos on the local golf course and snakes wellll that's just a given..

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
3.2.7  shona1  replied to  devangelical @3.2.4    2 months ago

Evening..red bellied black snake..

Only a little tacker 4 foot long..yes he is one of the highly venomous one's...

Good chance of carking it (dying) if you are bitten...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.2.8  devangelical  replied to  shona1 @3.2.7    2 months ago

where's the fool buried that discovered they had red bellies?

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
3.2.9  shona1  replied to  devangelical @3.2.8    2 months ago

Morning... long gone..

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
4  Gsquared    2 months ago

Branches and Clouds (© G. Gam)

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 Ryoan-Ji, Kyoto (© G. Gam)

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Kavika
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4.1  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @4    2 months ago

I love the first photo, G.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @4.1    2 months ago

me too, G2...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.1.2  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @4.1.1    2 months ago

the 2nd picture has really grown on me. what effects did you use on it? based upon your past work, I'm wondering what those types of renditions might be like, especially with that prominent pink tree right out in front...

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
4.1.3  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @4.1    2 months ago

Thanks, Kavika.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
4.1.4  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @4.1.1    2 months ago

Thanks much.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
4.1.5  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @4.1.2    2 months ago

I took a lot of liberties - artistic license - with the colors in that photo.  Although I have seen photos of that scene with the tree pink at a different time of year, in my original photo it is green.  I did hesitate before posting that version because the wall is actually a very beautiful brown, but I experimented with a few different colored versions that I like so I thought what the heck and posted it.  This Zen rock garden is the most famous in Japan.  It is at a temple in Kyoto, an amazing ancient city where we spent 9 days as part of our trip to Japan.

This is my original photo -

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(© G. Gam)

The sand represents the sea and the rocks represent islands.  Japan is, of course, an island nation.

Here is a different view -

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(© G. Gam)

This is a photo from the internet showing most the rock garden and a pink tree. 

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Buzz of the Orient
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4.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @4    2 months ago

Both kinda misty, very creative - bet the LensCulture judges would like them.

 
 
 
evilone
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5  evilone    2 months ago

A random photo from last night's aquarium feeding...

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and like this little guy everyone should sing their song.

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devangelical
Professor Principal
5.1  devangelical  replied to  evilone @5    2 months ago

kitty porn.

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
5.1.1  shona1  replied to  devangelical @5.1    2 months ago

Yum...lunch!!..

I like take away KFC..

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devangelical
Professor Principal
5.1.2  devangelical  replied to  shona1 @5.1.1    2 months ago

"bring them to the throne, lay them at my feet..."

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
5.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilone @5    2 months ago

You did a super job with that aquarium, and a great shot of that bird.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
6  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

More Primavera.

original

Pennypack Creek, Montgomery County, Pensylvania

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
6.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @6    2 months ago

And THERE the primavera is starting to appear.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
7  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

Les Fleurs du printemps , Part 2

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Dogwood

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Peonies (the National Flower of China)

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Lotus (Its root is good to eat)

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Thomas
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8  Thomas    2 months ago

Spring?!

I don't know what you are talking about....

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devangelical
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8.1  devangelical  replied to  Thomas @8    2 months ago

... I thought you said you worked in the mountains... (colorado rocky mountain smirk)

 
 
 
Thomas
Senior Guide
8.1.1  Thomas  replied to  devangelical @8.1    2 months ago

Take your smirk and shove it. You are in Texas right now! 

I do. I don't have the same base elevation as you and the snow that reaches the ground is usually heavier. But it is still a mountain. We have a pretty good vertice here of 2,537' and the most Skiable terrain in the state. Whiteface in Wilmington just north of here has a verticle of 3,430', the most in the East. The highest point in New York State is 5,343'. Mt.Marcy (it is out of view to the left in the hoarfrosted trees):

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I stopped and took this from my ride one morning recently.

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
8.1.2  shona1  replied to  Thomas @8.1.1    2 months ago

Morning Thomas...now that's a view..

Take your smirk and shove it..

Just about choked on my Vegemite toast laughing..

Always good to start the day with a laugh and smile on one's face..

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
8.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Thomas @8.1.1    2 months ago

Great to see how beautiful snow can make a scenery beautiful - snow is something I don't think I'll ever see with my own eyes again.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
8.1.4  devangelical  replied to  Thomas @8.1.1    2 months ago
The highest point in New York State is 5,343'. Mt.Marcy

you'd need to gain a few hundred feet in altitude just to land at the denver airport.

 
 
 
Thomas
Senior Guide
8.1.5  Thomas  replied to  devangelical @8.1.4    2 months ago

Mountains are mountains... I used to live in Washington on the edge of the Palouse. I remember flying into Spokane and thinking to myself, "I thought Washington was green..." The northern Rockies, the Cascades, the Boston Mountains in Arkansas, the pass heading towards Creede, et al are all spectacular in their own ways. Yes, some mountains are much larger than others, some are very old and others relatively young. All of them should make us take a bit of time and just consider how they came to be and the immensity and scale of the time involved in their genesis. Not to feel smaller, but to adjust ones perspective to a more realistic scale.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
8.1.6  devangelical  replied to  Thomas @8.1.5    2 months ago
to feel smaller

one of the reasons I like to be surrounded by majestic vistas...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
8.1.7  devangelical  replied to  shona1 @8.1.2    2 months ago
Just about choked on my Vegemite toast

... like the rest of the civilized world.

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shona1
Professor Quiet
8.1.8  shona1  replied to  devangelical @8.1.7    2 months ago

Morning...

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shona1
Professor Quiet
8.1.9  shona1  replied to  devangelical @8.1.7    2 months ago

When only the best will do..

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
8.1.10  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @8.1.8    2 months ago

A smiling shark.  Must have just made a killing. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
8.1.11  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @8.1.9    2 months ago

Never tasted it, never want to.

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
8.1.12  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.1.11    2 months ago

You don't know what you are missing..😁

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
8.1.13  devangelical  replied to  shona1 @8.1.8    2 months ago

bitey's looking up to the surface for an inflatable red raft with arms and legs dangling from it ...

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
8.1.14  shona1  replied to  devangelical @8.1.13    2 months ago

I was to quick for him..red goes faster..😁

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evilone
Professor Guide
8.1.15  evilone  replied to  Thomas @8.1.1    2 months ago
I stopped and took this from my ride one morning recently.

A spectacular view! I recently read that Disney was looking to acquire some ski resorts around Vale...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
8.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Thomas @8    2 months ago

What a beautiful view.

 
 
 
Thomas
Senior Guide
8.2.1  Thomas  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.2    2 months ago

Thanks, Buzz.

Here is another 

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Kind of hazy in the distance. Might be my fault, I was using my phone and I couldn't see the screen all that well

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
8.2.2  shona1  replied to  Thomas @8.2.1    2 months ago

Morning Thomas...you certainly do have a great work space...sure beats looking at a brick wall..

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
8.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Thomas @8.2.1    2 months ago

I can see the snow-capped mountains in the distance (or are they low-lying clouds?)..  Here are some snowcapped mountains in the distance that I saw when I was up on the sacred Buddhist Mount Emei.

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A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
9  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Pocono Mountain Stream in Spring

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© A.Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
9.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @9    2 months ago

Looks like it's getting greener.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
10  Kavika     2 months ago

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Wildflowers at the entrance to our community.

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Sunrise at Stone Creek. 

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
10.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @10    2 months ago

Morning... great photos Kavika..love the sunrise...

The dawn of a new day. Speaking of which grey, overcast and breezy here this morning...

The garbos (garbage collectors) have just been so better go and get the bin before it gets blown across the road..

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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11  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Hello all....

I haven't posted anything in this group in some time. I recently ran across a poem that I created several years ago at a time that America, as well as a few others, were going through some very serious conflicts, not only abroad, but, also here at in the US. 

It was said that a leader of an enemy country stated that the American flag was nothing but a senseless rag. It was this statement that prompted me to write this poem......

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shona1
Professor Quiet
11.1  shona1  replied to  Raven Wing @11    2 months ago

G'day Raven...was just thinking of you the other day and hoping all was well on your side of the world..

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Raven Wing
Professor Participates
11.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @11.1    2 months ago

Hi shona,

Thank you for thinking of me, things are progressing slowly, still dealing with some side effects of the Chemo and radiation treatments, but, otherwise all is well. We've seen some very unusual weather here is So Cal, and our lakes, rivers and lakes are full to overflowing from all the rain and snow storms this winter,. And April feels more like Winter than Spring with the continued cold wet weather. They say we won't see any drought here for at least 2 years, which is good news.

Hope all is well in your area. jrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Silent
11.1.2  charger 383  replied to  Raven Wing @11.1.1    2 months ago

Hope things go well and improve

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Participates
11.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  charger 383 @11.1.2    2 months ago

Thank you very much, charger. (smile)

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
11.1.4  shona1  replied to  Raven Wing @11.1.1    2 months ago

Morning..yep all good down here..I see the specialist today for blood test results and go for a bone strengthener infusion up the hospital in 1.5 hours time.. only takes 30 minutes..with a bit of luck I will score morning tea...

I was a lucky one no reaction with chemo other than my hair falling out or the radiation...

We are the opposite it's very dry here for this time of year.. everything is still brown and crispy but we have had some showers.. surprising how quick it will turn green again..

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
11.1.5  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  shona1 @11.1.4    2 months ago

Best wishes for a speedy recovery,

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
11.1.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @11.1.1    2 months ago

My hopes that you are as comfortable as possible in your recovery.  

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
11.1.7  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @11.1.4    2 months ago

Hope all goes well for you and you are as comfortable as possible.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
11.1.8  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  shona1 @11.1.4    2 months ago

I can completely relate to your circumstances as my wife is on a new chemotherapy: the blood tests show progress but the side effects are significant. Wishing you well.

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
11.1.9  shona1  replied to  A. Macarthur @11.1.8    2 months ago

Morning..yep all done and dusted with the bone strengthener..only takes 30 mins and I scored morning tea...scones and a cuppa...

Blood test results are still not in they seem to drag their feet lately...last report was still no signs of myeloma hopefully this one will be the same..five years has now clicked over and this is the time when things start going pear shaped..so will just take it as it comes..not on any medication at the moment so I am happy about that...

The sun has come out so it is time for a walk...so all good here..🦘

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
12  Kavika     2 months ago

These photos were taken at the Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville, FL about 40 minutes from our house. Our pro photographer in Stone Creek took the photos.

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shona1
Professor Quiet
12.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @12    2 months ago

Arvo...they are really great photos..

Certainly don't see the number of butterflies around now like we did when we were kids..

My favourite is the Ulysses butterfly found up in Queensland..they are quite large and a beautiful blue..

Not my photos..

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devangelical
Professor Principal
12.1.1  devangelical  replied to  shona1 @12.1    2 months ago

... in one of it's more docile moments?

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
12.1.2  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @12.1    2 months ago

A stunning butterfly, shona.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
12.2  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @12    2 months ago

the last picture looks like a butterfly from hell...

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
12.2.1  shona1  replied to  devangelical @12.2    2 months ago

Nah...it hasn't developed fangs yet..😁

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
12.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @12    2 months ago

I've never seen one like in the bottom photo before. (Kavika's photos)  

Or the blue one Shona posted.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
13  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Thanks to all!

 
 

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