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Sure Sign of Summer on Creative Arts Three Day Weekend

  
By:  A. Macarthur  •  2 weeks ago  •  59 comments


Sure Sign of Summer on Creative Arts Three Day Weekend
 

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Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly on Bull Thistle Flower

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Red Box Rules

RED BOX RULES:  AN IMPORTANT REMINDER

From time-to-time, I should remind all members of NT, etc., that when posting photos, artwork, etc., it's important, when posting, that you own, and/or legally represent the licensing, copyright, etc., of what you post, and TO PROTECT YOUR WORK, TO INCLUDE YOUR COPYRIGHT SYMBOL/INFORMATION; and/or, WHEN POSTING COPYRIGHTED PROPERTY BELONGING TO PARTIES OTHER THAN YOURSELF, TO …

• BE SURE YOU HAVE PERMISSION TO POST, TRANSMIT, etc, SUCH PROPERTY, and,

• IF/WHEN SUCH PERMISSION HAS BEEN GRANTED, TO PROPERLY AND CLEARLY ATTRIBUTE THE COPYRIGHTS TO THEIR RIGHTFUL OWNER(S).

VERY IMPORTANT … IN THE FUTURE, I WILL REMEMBER TO POST THIS CAVEAT REGULARLY.

Thanks, A. MAC


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A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
1  author  A. Macarthur    2 weeks ago

First things First … Check the Article at the Link Below …

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 weeks ago

It's about a very different concept of creative art. 

 
 
 
Thomas
Senior Guide
2  Thomas    2 weeks ago

My first sign of spring is not visual, it is audio. There is one certain birdsong that when I hear it... ahhhh

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Thomas @2    2 weeks ago

What bird is it, Thomas?  I might be able to find an audio of its song on Microsoft Bing Search. 

 
 
 
Thomas
Senior Guide
2.1.1  Thomas  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1    2 weeks ago

I think it might be the white throated sparrow. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
2.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Thomas @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

Are these the sounds you're hearing?  LINK ->

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
2.2  devangelical  replied to  Thomas @2    2 weeks ago
My first sign of spring is

.. a may blizzard.

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
3  shona1    2 weeks ago

Evening...no signs of summer here I am afraid..🥶🥶

Mr brushie possum is back..he took the apple out of my hand last night.

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @3    2 weeks ago

Guess he wants to keep the doctor away. 

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
3.1.1  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    2 weeks ago

He loves mandarins as well and bananas..

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
3.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

I never learned mandarin but I do eat a banana a day.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4  Kavika     2 weeks ago

I haven't been posting much the past few months due to some injuries that have confined me to a wheelchair so I've posted some older photos and some from the Stone Creek photo club and will be doing that for some time to come. 

This is how I feel currently:

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
4.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @4    2 weeks ago

Hey, that's awful.  Get your legs back soon, okay?  I'm not posting photos these days cause they're gone with the dead computer.  I do have the most raw originals on flash drives and on my camera's memory chip. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1    2 weeks ago

Thanks, Buzz.

 
 
 
evilone
Professor Guide
4.2  evilone  replied to  Kavika @4    2 weeks ago

I wish you the best and hope you recover soon! The puppers is so cute...

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4.2.1  Kavika   replied to  evilone @4.2    2 weeks ago

Thanks, evil.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
4.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Kavika @4    2 weeks ago

Keep us posted; quick recovery.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4.3.2  Kavika   replied to  A. Macarthur @4.3    2 weeks ago

Thanks, Mac.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
4.4  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @4    2 weeks ago

Get better soon!

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4.4.1  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @4.4    2 weeks ago

Thanks, G.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.5  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @4    2 weeks ago

I feel you brother. had to buy a new cell phone 2 weeks ago, when I left the store my cell phone goes off. I look at it, trip on the curb and fall, and jam my elbow into my chest trying to save myself. ow. my annual physical is 3 days later and Dr says I cracked a few ribs. on the plus side, at least my brain thinks it's still only 27...

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4.5.1  Kavika   replied to  devangelical @4.5    2 weeks ago

Sorry to hear about your accident, cell phones are dangerous things, lethal at times. 

Old ribs crack easy, old brains just lay around.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.5.2  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @4.5.1    2 weeks ago

cracking my skull would've almost been preferable...

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
4.5.3  shona1  replied to  devangelical @4.5    2 weeks ago

Morning Vangy.. nothing like going a good gutser to wake you up suddenly..

Glad you are not badly hurt, though cracked ribs are no walk in the park..I sympathize after I walked into a door frame last year and fractured one..

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
4.5.4  shona1  replied to  shona1 @4.5.3    2 weeks ago

Gutser means heavy fall as in your case..

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
4.5.5  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  devangelical @4.5    2 weeks ago

Been through the cracked ribs thing, did in a subway in Boston in 1995. I do feel your pain. Heal well.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.5.6  devangelical  replied to  shona1 @4.5.4    2 weeks ago

all my falls are slow motion now...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.5.7  devangelical  replied to  A. Macarthur @4.5.5    2 weeks ago

thanks amac, a little tender, but I'll be fine...

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
4.5.8  shona1  replied to  devangelical @4.5.7    2 weeks ago

Morning....Vegemite can fix that...or if you prefer a croc, shark, snake, spider, irukandji jelly fish or ........

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.5.9  devangelical  replied to  shona1 @4.5.8    2 weeks ago

... uh, thanks, but no thanks...

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
4.5.10  shona1  replied to  devangelical @4.5.9    2 weeks ago

But, but... 

I really do have your interests at heart..😇

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.5.11  devangelical  replied to  shona1 @4.5.10    2 weeks ago

... clearly evident to all here.

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
5  shona1    2 weeks ago

Evening Kavika...

Yes it is always hard when the human body packs up and you can't do the things you want to and love..

But slow and steady as you go, take it a day at a time and remember tomorrow is the dawn of another new day..

Big hugs from across the Pacific..

You are strong in mind, body and soul...🦘🐨

Not my photo..

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Kavika
Professor Principal
5.1  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @5    2 weeks ago

Thanks, shona.

 
 
 
evilone
Professor Guide
6  evilone    2 weeks ago

Here we are on the whale watching tour.

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To get shots of the orcas in the rain I used my 200 - 600 mm lens under a $3 rain poncho and some gorilla tape.

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shona1
Professor Quiet
6.1  shona1  replied to  evilone @6    2 weeks ago

Evening evil.. brilliant photos...

The whales have just started coming into the harbour here..one advantage they swim up and down the pier about 20 metres from it. So no boat required but they do create traffic jams on the pier...

They roll on their sides and watch the people as they swim past..we mainly get the Southern right whale..not the most attractive of whales but we love them..

We also get the humpies (Hump backs) and Blue whales going past the head lands about 15 kms away..

Not my photos..

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evilone
Professor Guide
6.1.1  evilone  replied to  shona1 @6.1    2 weeks ago

Thank you Shona! My wife was hoping to see some bigger whales, but they were at the start of the season when we were there. Perhaps a future trip someday...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
6.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilone @6    2 weeks ago

It must be very exciting to see them cavorting.

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
6.3  shona1  replied to  evilone @6    2 weeks ago

Morning evil.. just looking at the orcas again and some of them appear to have yellow markings..

Is that normal or just the angle the photo was taken? I have only ever seen black and white orcas..

 
 
 
evilone
Professor Guide
6.3.1  evilone  replied to  shona1 @6.3    2 weeks ago
...some of them appear to have yellow markings...Is that normal or just the angle the photo was taken? I have only ever seen black and white orcas..

Happy Monday! The naturalist with the tour said they start off with the yellow markings as babies. They get more white as they mature. This was a family pod of 4 and I got more shots of the baby because it couldn't stay under as long as the adults.

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
6.3.2  shona1  replied to  evilone @6.3.1    2 weeks ago

Morning.. Tuesday here already and our weather looks like what is in your photos..but probably a bit warmer here though..

Thanks for that, I didn't know they were born with yellow markings just thought they were always black and white...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
6.3.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @6.3.2    2 weeks ago

Good mornning shona1.  Nice morning here as well, hope to go for a nice walk today.

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
6.3.4  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.3.3    2 weeks ago

Morning Buzz..real mixture today..had rain, was very over cast and blew a gale last night..just now we had thunder and now got blue sky and sun..

As they say 4 seasons in one day..

Probably pass on the walk have to go shopping...got a list a mile long and the cat us running out of food..if that happens its riots and hissy fits...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.4  devangelical  replied to  evilone @6    2 weeks ago

great shots, but not my favorite kind of weather in that region...

 
 
 
evilone
Professor Guide
6.4.1  evilone  replied to  devangelical @6.4    2 weeks ago

Thanks! I rather enjoy the cool rainy weather. It's the heat in Phoenix where my kid lives that I'd prefer to stay away from.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.4.2  devangelical  replied to  evilone @6.4.1    2 weeks ago

nobody sane goes out in the heat in phoenix, but you could still spare a few degrees of latitude south without slow cooking...

try the mountains where it's a lot cooler and harder to breathe for midwesterners...

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
7  Gsquared    2 weeks ago

Garden Images - Spring 2024 (© G. Gam)                                  

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
7.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @7    2 weeks ago

Good ones.  I particularly like the framing of the third one - it makes a good photo even better.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
7.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1    2 weeks ago

Xièxiè.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
Professor Guide
8  Hal A. Lujah    2 weeks ago

Someone drew this cat on a picnic table at a brewery I visited, so I turned it into a piece of art.  I’ve seen worse attempts at making art.

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
8.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @8    2 weeks ago

You've got a good eye, Hal.

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

Haven’t posted anything today; first time in a while my wife could walk for an extended period of time because of decreased hemoglobin levels due to her chemotherapy.

Also sent some videos to a friend.

Be safe and well everyone.

 
 
 
shona1
Professor Quiet
9.1  shona1  replied to  A. Macarthur @9    2 weeks ago

Evening..good to hear re the walking..

I think I was one of the lucky one's.. radiation and chemotherapy didn't have to many disastrous effects on me...

Take it slow and steady as it is amazing what the human body can do to recover..

Best wishes to you both from across the Pacific..

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
9.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @9    2 weeks ago

Adding my best wishes from across the Pacific as well. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
9.3  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @9    2 weeks ago

Best wishes to your wife and to you!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
9.3.1  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @9.3    2 weeks ago

I second that!

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
10  author  A. Macarthur    2 weeks ago

Most appreciative of good wishes from good people; thank you.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
10.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @10    2 weeks ago

And if we're not so good but still send good wishes, you don't appreciate it?  LOL

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
10.1.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1    2 weeks ago

Never look a gift horse …

Saying thanks to all for this week's article … see you Thursday night.

 
 

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