On Creative Arts THURSDAY/FRIDAY … "A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT!"

  
By:  A. Macarthur  •  2 months ago  •  61 comments

On Creative Arts THURSDAY/FRIDAY … "A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT!"
 

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The Big Thompson River, Colorado Rocky Mountains

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A. Macarthur
1  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Post whatever CREATIVE WORK you care to share … the more variety in media and subject matter … the better.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 months ago

"A River Runs Through It" - a movie in which fly fishing for trout in the river is of some importance.

Here, a river runs through an ancient Chinese village - no trout there - not even goldfish.

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Buzz of the Orient
1.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1    2 months ago

Another view of that river:

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.1.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.1    2 months ago

Lovely and mood evoking.

 
 
 
evilgenius
2  evilgenius    2 months ago

Got to talk to the local raptor migration counters this last weekend. They said we would break the record for recorded bald eagle counts at over 6099. I got in some lucky shots while we were there on Saturday. We saw eagles, sharp shins, one broadwing, redtails and more.

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  evilgenius @2    2 months ago

Wonderful photos. 

 
 
 
ArkansasHermit-too
3  ArkansasHermit-too    2 months ago

How bout a few from my Daughters recent travels.

She was in South Dakota during the recent blizzard for a family gathering. Fortunately she as able to avoid the worst of it.

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From her visit with friends in Las Vegas.

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originalI think the Hoover Dam is supposed to be somewhere in the distance of this shot.

A couple from her years of going to school in Hawaii.

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originalShe told me this one was taken from the schools parking lot as she was heading into an early class.

The rest are a few shots from the last time she visited.  Some are shots of nature and some are of some of the quirky things that caught her eye as she was driving around Fayetteville.

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originalShe laughed when she noticed the door on the second floor with no balcony, thought it crazy cool.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
3.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  ArkansasHermit-too @3    2 months ago

Multiple "wows" on these AH!

 
 
 
ArkansasHermit-too
3.1.1  ArkansasHermit-too  replied to  A. Macarthur @3.1    2 months ago

Thanks A. Mac.

I think she has a great eye and the stuff she captures with just her phone often astounds me.

I looked around on her social accounts for some of the stuff she posted during the years she lived in Europe as an Au Pair, but I couldn't locate any of them.

The family she worked for lived outside of Paris and had a second home on an island off the coast of Spain.  She had some good shots but I'll have to ask her if she still has them since that was more than 10 years ago.

She did still have this shot from one of her trips across the channel.

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Buzz of the Orient
3.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  ArkansasHermit-too @3.1.1    2 months ago

That's a fantastic example of excellent composition - as I said, she has a great eye.

 
 
 
Kavika
3.2  Kavika   replied to  ArkansasHermit-too @3    2 months ago

Hoover Dam taken from the suspension bridge over the canyon/Colorado River. 
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A. Macarthur
3.2.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Kavika @3.2    2 months ago

And I love their vacuum cleaners!

 
 
 
Ender
3.2.2  Ender  replied to  Kavika @3.2    2 months ago

You can really see the water levels in that pic.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @3.2    2 months ago

An excellent shot that takes in the whole scene.  Although I've been to Vegas a few times, I never took in the opportunity to view the dam.

 
 
 
Kavika
3.2.4  Kavika   replied to  Ender @3.2.2    2 months ago

When that photo was taken the water levels in Lake Mead were down 120 feet.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  ArkansasHermit-too @3    2 months ago

You should number the photos to make it easier for us to comment on them.  Many of them are absolutely amazing.  I'm totally knocked out by most of them especially the one from the school parking lot, the barn and tree in the sunset, and her eye for the unusual in the final two.  She is one really good photographer.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.3    2 months ago

I don't know why that comment posted way down the line when it was meant for AH's daughter's series of photos.

 
 
 
ArkansasHermit-too
3.3.2  ArkansasHermit-too  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.3    2 months ago

Thanks for the kind words Buzz. 

Next time I talk to Megan I'll let her know about all the positive feedback her pictures got. 

In the past she has joked/wistfully talked about getting paid to be a travel blogger.

Traveling the world year round, writing about and posting pictures of the things she sees would be her deepest dream come true.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  ArkansasHermit-too @3    2 months ago

Great photos. And that last one is a hoot!

 
 
 
katrix
5  katrix    2 months ago

I can't see a picture of the Big Thompson River without thinking about that flood ... I still get a little freaked out when I'm driving through that canyon.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
6  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Sorry to have evoked a bad memory.

How ‘bout I post a Disney World pic later this evening to neutralize the effect?

 
 
 
katrix
6.1  katrix  replied to  A. Macarthur @6    2 months ago

Heh!

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
6.1.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  katrix @6.1    2 months ago

Better late than never, katrix …

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Raven Wing
6.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @6.1.1    2 months ago

Very beautiful picture Mac. The contrasting colors and visuals come together to create a very regal and ornate looking castle. Very well done!

 
 
 
Kavika
7  Kavika     2 months ago

This photo was taken off the internet but I have numerous photos of Burney Falls in northern CA. They're the old type photos and I've never converted them over...

When first seen by Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir they said it was the Eight Wonder of the world. 128 feet high and it seems to appear out of nowhere. It' source is water coming out of the volcanic rock and from snow melt. The river (Burney River or Little River) is 42 miles long and empties into Lake Shasta. There are three more falls on it route and each is pretty spectacular. The water temp rarely get's above 42 degrees.

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Raven Wing
7.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @7    2 months ago

Beautiful water falls Kavika. The two dominant falls are embraced by the lesser falls that surround them. The bight blue water beneath them contrasts well with the greenery that surrounds them. Great photo!

 
 
 
Kavika
8  Kavika     2 months ago

These lava fields lie in a state that may be a surprise to you. They are a large part of U.S. history of the state and the U.S.

What state and what piece of history do they represent? 

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pat wilson
8.1  pat wilson  replied to  Kavika @8    2 months ago

The lava field is in eastern Cali high desert, that would be my guess.

Not sure the historic aspect of the place.

Happy Birthday (again)

 
 
 
Kavika
8.1.1  Kavika   replied to  pat wilson @8.1    2 months ago
Happy Birthday (again)

Thanks pat. 

You have the state correct.

Let's see if anyone else can add to your comment.  

 
 
 
Split Personality
8.1.2  Split Personality  replied to  Kavika @8.1.1    2 months ago

Shit, my first answer never appeared, I hate when that happens...

 
 
 
Split Personality
8.1.3  Split Personality  replied to  Split Personality @8.1.2    2 months ago

Any how it went like this...

Hawaii is too obvious.

Jefferson doesn't exist.

So that leaves California which is still active between Coso and Medicine Lake,

Hell, even LA County is still active at La Brea.

It's not Golden Dome at Bears Lake because nothing grows in those tubes.

I'm guessing Tulelake Lava Beds National Monument because there are so many lava tubes there.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
8.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @8    2 months ago

I have seen similar lava fields in Utah, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, as well as areas of California. From the looks of the picture above, it could be any one of those states. Like Pat, I am not sure what historic event took place. There have been many throughout the decades.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
8.3  dave-2693993  replied to  Kavika @8    2 months ago

Washington or Oregon. I think to green for Utah. All from the basalt flats....?

 
 
 
Kavika
8.3.1  Kavika   replied to  dave-2693993 @8.3    2 months ago

 It's the Lava Beds National Monument in Siskiyou and Modoc counties in northeastern California. 

Ender wins the prize...TBD at a later date..LOL

Now no one tried for the history part of it. 

This is where Captain Jack Chief of the Modoc tribe with a small band of of tribe. Including women and children held off the US Army for months. He used the lava beds and a fortress and was quite successful. Later in a meeting between some of the Modoc and a US General, Captain Jack killed the general. He was the highest ranking US army officer killed in the Indian Wars. 

It's said that he killed the general because he believed that if he did kill him the Army would stop fighting them. The other story that makes a lot more sense is the it was in retaliation for the 41 Modoc that were killed by militia at a peace meeting.

It seems that the US felt that killing Indians at peace meeting was NOT a problem but if the Indians retaliated it was a horrible massacre...Double standards. Captain Jack was hung.

 
 
 
Kavika
8.3.2  Kavika   replied to  Kavika @8.3.1    2 months ago
at peace meeting was a problem, it should read NOT a problem.
 
 
 
A. Macarthur
8.3.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Kavika @8.3.2    2 months ago

I can insert the word "NOT" with your permission.

 
 
 
Kavika
8.3.4  Kavika   replied to  A. Macarthur @8.3.3    2 months ago
I can insert the word "NOT" with your permission.

Please do Mac...Thank you.

The second photo is of Fern Cave...It's quite amazing when your there in person and climb down the ladder into the cave. 

The whole region is a wonderland of caves, tunnels of lava.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
8.3.5  dave-2693993  replied to  Kavika @8.3.1    2 months ago
It seems that the US felt that killing Indians at peace meeting was NOT a problem but if the Indians retaliated it was a horrible massacure...Double standards. Captain Jack was hung.

Same ol' same ol'. SMH.

 It's the Lava Beds National Monument in Siskiyou and Modoc counties in northeastern California. 

You know what Kavika, once I saw his comment, I didn't doubt it. Though similar caves exist further north and even closer towards the coast.

Believe it or not the Cali event was part of the same system that occurred over many millions  of years which is now often referenced as the Columbia River Basalt Group. The multitude of earth moving flood through that region helped uncover a lot of the geological evidence.

Interestingly enough, the thing under Yellowstone came through that area too, as it came from the south west and is heading north east. That region is very rich for geological events and treasures.

 
 
 
Kavika
8.3.6  Kavika   replied to  dave-2693993 @8.3.5    2 months ago

And in that area are three active volcanoes. Roughly 150 miles north is Mount St. Helens and we all know that that did.  

 
 
 
dave-2693993
8.3.7  dave-2693993  replied to  Kavika @8.3.6    2 months ago

You are right about that.

The earth is alive.

 
 
 
Kavika
8.3.8  Kavika   replied to  Kavika @8.3.1    2 months ago

I also said Ender wins..Another huge mistake on my part it's SP...Kudos

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8.3.9  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @8.3.4    2 months ago

I recall being at the Fern Cave in Kauai - that's not what you meant I guess.

 
 
 
pat wilson
8.3.10  pat wilson  replied to  Kavika @8.3.1    2 months ago

Kavika, I think I was the first to guess north eastern Cali. I may be wrong.

 
 
 
Kavika
8.3.11  Kavika   replied to  pat wilson @8.3.10    2 months ago

You were the first to guess that pat...And you were correct and SP named the place. So we have two winners. 

The prize is really really huge, bigley in fact. But i can't announce what it is right now...LOL

 
 
 
dave-2693993
8.3.12  dave-2693993  replied to  Kavika @8.3.1    2 months ago
Now no one tried for the history part of it. 

Well I was dufus enough to think being associated with the NW basalt flats was the history.

Thank you for bringing out the significant history affecting us to this day.

 
 
 
Kavika
8.3.13  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.3.9    2 months ago

This Fern Cave is in the middle of the volcanic fields of the Lava Beds National Monument, Buzz.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
9  Raven Wing    2 months ago

This is a picture of my Friend by a jammed log on the old original bridge over this portion of the Shenandoah River in No Virginia. 384

And the Shenandoah River seen from the other side of the old bridge at the same location. If you listen closely, you can hear the river sing its Spirit song as it flow along. What wondrous things this mighty river could tell if it could speak. 

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Raven Wing
10  Raven Wing    2 months ago

My creation this time is the Cherokee Firebird Spirit

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Buzz of the Orient
10.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @10    2 months ago

A little scary, but I assume it's meant to be.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
10.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1    2 months ago

It is also known as the Phoenix. It is a fearsome Spirit bird of various Native American Tribes.

Legend has it that, there is a bird that lays no eggs and has no young. It was here when the world began and is still living today, in a hidden, faraway desert spot. It is the phoenix, the bird of fire.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @10.1.1    2 months ago

I thought the legend of the Phoenix was about a bird that resurrected, came back to life. I guess it has different meanings for different cultures.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
10.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1.2    2 months ago

It would seem so, Buzz. That is true about many things dealing with the Spirit world and Myths.

 
 
 
Kavika
10.2  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @10    2 months ago

Stunning RW.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
10.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @10.2    2 months ago

Thank you Kavika. The Ojibwe have the Thunderbird I believe.

 
 
 
Kavika
10.2.2  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @10.2.1    2 months ago
The Ojibwe have the Thunderbird I believe.

That is correct.. The Thunderbird is the symbol of the Anishinaabe people. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
10.3  pat wilson  replied to  Raven Wing @10    2 months ago

Awesome RW. A painting where you see new things every time you look at it.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
10.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  pat wilson @10.3    2 months ago

Thanks Pat. I am glad that you are able to find something new each time you look at it. It means I have done my job well. (smile)

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
10.4  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @10    2 months ago

Great portrayal of the "energy" and "power" of spirituality through the use and positioning of radiating segments; the warm colors are clearly commensurate with the "Firebird" iconography!

Well executed!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
10.4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @10.4    2 months ago

Thanks Mac, I am glad that you can get the feel of what I was trying to achieve with the intensity of the positioning, coloring and patterns. The Firebird is an intense Spiritual being, and that is what I wanted to depict.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
11  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

It seems that each week the Thursday/Friday feature gets richer and richer.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @11    2 months ago

The potential was always there.

 
 
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