Walk-the-Walk and "Receive More than (you) Seek" on Creative Arts Thursday/Friday

  
By:  A. Macarthur  •  one week ago  •  57 comments

Walk-the-Walk and "Receive More than (you) Seek" on Creative Arts Thursday/Friday
 

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A. Macarthur
1  author  A. Macarthur    one week ago

Not very motivated these days … but I will continue to post this feature and hope to do so indefinitely.

Post your creative works and thoughts.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    one week ago

That is an exceptionally creative work of art - extremely effective.

 
 
 
pat wilson
1.2  pat wilson  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    one week ago

We're all thinking of you and hoping for the best.

 
 
 
pat wilson
1.3  pat wilson  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    one week ago

Love the flower pic with the bloom and buds nearby ready to burst.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
2  sandy-2021492    one week ago

What is the name of the flower in the top pic?  There are some growing in my neighbor's fields, but this is the first year I've seen them there.  Very pretty.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
2.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2    one week ago

Coreopsis. There are a number of similar species like Black-eyed Susans for example.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
2.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  A. Macarthur @2.1    one week ago

Thank you.

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.2  Split Personality  replied to  A. Macarthur @2.1    one week ago

I have a huge mound which are pushing out the Dianthis and Echinacia (sic) Coneflower/cornflower - they come back every year, love them.

Black Eyed Susans are much larger and are more like rhizomes but stunning when they gain a footing.

I have Pear cactus, marigolds, snapdragons and Gerbera Daisies which come back every year

along with a large aount of bulbs, hibiscus, begonias and mums, lol.

I do love Texas weather, lol.

I will add some pixs tomorrow.

Even the Liriope grass has started blooming

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
2.1.3  sandy-2021492  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.2    one week ago

This is a field full of black-eyed Susans around a spring house on my favorite walk.

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2.1.3    one week ago

Wow what a lovely view you have. That's a real gift! 

Thanks for sharing and great shot. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
2.1.5  sandy-2021492  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.4    one week ago

Thanks.  I'm blessed to live in some very pretty country.

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.6  Split Personality  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.2    6 days ago

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Lirope (Monkey Grass) in bloom, next to Moses Boat in bloom

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My Coreopsis  crowding out a Colorado Echinacea and some pink Dianthus with some red Dianthus

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Split Personality
2.1.7  Split Personality  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.6    6 days ago

Black eyed Susans with Portulaca, and resting Gebera daisy

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African Daisy

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Pink Climbing and Red non climbing Dipladenia - looks like they are both climbing, lol

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Ender
2.1.8  Ender  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.7    6 days ago

I have some of what you called the Moses Boat. It has been growing in an old pot for about ten years. Very hardy. My Aunt has called it a name I shall not repeat. Don't know where she came up with that.

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.9  Split Personality  replied to  Ender @2.1.8    6 days ago

It's a highly invasive succulent that can suck the water out of a nearby swimming pool, lol.

We try to contain it to a few spots with brick and pavers but it goes right under them.

It's easy to break off and I have a rather sunless dry alley where I keep the trash cans

and can't grow grass, but this stuff thrives, go figure.

Moses in a boat is also called boat lily.

Essentially a rock garden plant for drought ridden areas, it survives everything and comes back every year like the IRS.

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.10  Split Personality  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.7    6 days ago

Purple Cone flower with unidentified orange daisy from HD.

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Zinnias, portulaca and an odd snapdragon or marigold or two from seasons past that have self seeded.

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And a weird rose.  We have giant maroon roses every where and I cut off a huge branch and stuck it in a new location.

Resulting in a small compact orange rose.  Go figure.  nature...

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Ender
2.1.11  Ender  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.10    6 days ago

I have the one in the top of the middle picture. It must have come from seed this year as I didn't plant it. It just sprouted and and started blooming.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
2.1.12  sandy-2021492  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.7    6 days ago

My mom gave me some seeds from her black-eyed Susans for my flower beds years ago.  I planted them, and nothing happened until 4 or 5 years later, and the guys who mow my lawn chopped them down before they could bloom.  Finally, this year, they came up and developed buds...which the deer then ate before they opened up.  Well, one opened up.  One brave, bright little flower.

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.13  Split Personality  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2.1.12    6 days ago

We have sunflowers start every where because of the bird seed we put out.

They are mowed down with regularity.

All except one this year, managed to come up within the protection of two large roses bushes.

No deer here, but you would be surprised what our ducks eat, lol.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
2.1.14  sandy-2021492  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.13    6 days ago

I used to get sunflowers from birdseed at the last house I lived in.  It was the squirrels that ate the heads off of those.  Actually, one squirrel.  A very fat one.

There is a bear problem where I live now, so I don't have a birdfeeder.

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.15  Split Personality  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2.1.14    6 days ago

Squirrels do love sunflower seeds, lol.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
2.1.16  sandy-2021492  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.15    6 days ago

Yeah, only the blue jays could drive him away from the birdfeeder, and once he'd emptied that, he went after the sunflowers.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1.17  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.7    6 days ago

You really know your flowers.  Is it a hobby?

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.18  Split Personality  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.17    6 days ago

Yes.  A new hobby, over the past few years I have been literally throwing money away into little holes in the ground,

gradually learning how to subdivide the Monkey Grass and spread them out to look like professional landscaping

while trying to find flowering plants that return every year.

We have a Live Oak tree and 8' and 11' privacy fencing which create lots of variable shade in the back yard

the patio and the deck are covered with potted plants, many of which ride out the brief winter outside,

Only the hibiscus has to come into the garage or house for a few weeks.

The front lawns and side lawns are exposed to 100% sunshine. 

So there's lots of experimentation.

If it dies out back, move it out front, and vice versa.

I gave up trying to keep yam vines out back because of the squirrels who live in the tree.

I put some out front in an old tree ring and they are over running the violets, monkey grass and geraniums.

go figure, lol.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1.19  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.18    6 days ago

Excellent!  In Toronto I never grew flowers, but I did plant a vegetable garden - had to fence it due to rabbits.  Maybe I learned how to do it from watching my mother tend her Victory Garden when I was a little kid.

 
 
 
Ender
4  Ender    one week ago

It is Wednesday....

Haha

I haven't been taking many pics. Managed to get one of water...

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
4.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Ender @4    one week ago

That looks more like abstract art, than a photo. Very cool! 

 
 
 
Ender
4.1.1  Ender  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4.1    one week ago

Thanks. I thought it looked unique. I have two shots I just took of the water and reflection. I will post the other, I just thought this one looked better.

 
 
 
pat wilson
4.2  pat wilson  replied to  Ender @4    one week ago

Very nice !

 
 
 
Ender
4.2.1  Ender  replied to  pat wilson @4.2    one week ago

Thank you. I thought it was different. Like seeing things in clouds.

 
 
 
Ender
4.3  Ender  replied to  Ender @4    one week ago

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Raven Wing
4.4  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @4    6 days ago

That is really an interesting photo. Love the variations in colors. It does indeed look like an abstract art painting. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5  Buzz of the Orient    one week ago

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."  (Robert Frost)

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
5.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5    one week ago

Love the poem, but I think of a New England woods. Never the less, lovely photo. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @5.1    one week ago

Are these more like New England woods - "dark and deep"?

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Raven Wing
5.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5    6 days ago

Very refreshing looking Buzz. Beautiful.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
6  Perrie Halpern R.A.    one week ago

Hi Mac,

I hope that things are going well with Mrs. Mac.

Beautiful flower shot. It made me smile. 

 
 
 
evilgenius
7  evilgenius    6 days ago

Remembering last year's day trip to one of MN's state parks....

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Ender
7.1  Ender  replied to  evilgenius @7    6 days ago

Those steps definitely look like good exercise.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
7.2  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @7    6 days ago

Great photos, EG. That split tree, or two growing together, is very interesting indeed.

 
 
 
evilgenius
7.2.1  evilgenius  replied to  Raven Wing @7.2    5 days ago

I think it's just two growing together.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
7.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @7.2.1    5 days ago

Thanks for the clarification, EG. I've never seen anything like that before so was not sure.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
8  Raven Wing    6 days ago

My contribution for this week,

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Split Personality
8.1  Split Personality  replied to  Raven Wing @8    6 days ago

Wow ! Excellent work !

 
 
 
Raven Wing
8.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Split Personality @8.1    6 days ago

Thank you SP. (smile)

 
 
 
devangelical
8.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Raven Wing @8.1.1    2 days ago

love the color

 
 
 
Raven Wing
8.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  devangelical @8.1.2    2 days ago

Thank you dev. Like many other cultures, bright colors are a tradition among most, if not all, Native Americans. I m glad that you like it. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
8.2  cobaltblue  replied to  Raven Wing @8    6 days ago

holy crap!! Stunning! I'm leaving work now, but I HAVE to come back here tomorrow! Raven, I know you are intellectually gifted, funny, quick witted and beautiful. But you're highly artistic too??!? Good gosh...amazing.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
8.2.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  cobaltblue @8.2    6 days ago

Hey, cobaltblue … been a while and good to see you.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
8.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  cobaltblue @8.2    6 days ago

Thank you for your very kind words, Cobalt. I'm glad that you like the artwork. jrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
8.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @8    6 days ago

Beautiful, exciting, great color and energy, RW!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
8.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @8.3    6 days ago

Thank you Mac. Such words of praise from someone who is so very artistic are very much appreciated.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @8    6 days ago

The instant I looked at your creation, this line from Bob Dylan's Mr. Tambourine Man flashed through my mind:

"Take me on a trip upon your magic swirlin' ship"

Your artworks are magnificent as usual. Thank you for showing them to us.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
8.4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.4    6 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words Buzz. I am most happy to share my creations with my NT family, and that is the primary reason that I create them. (smile)

 
 
 
cobaltblue
9  cobaltblue    6 days ago

Mac, you and your bride are in my thoughts. Sending love and warm thoughts your way.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
10  author  A. Macarthur    6 days ago

Many thanks for the creativity and kind words … we can never get enough of either; this thread is a bright light in a cloudy time for me and I am grateful for each one of you who have come here.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
10.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @10    6 days ago

Keeping you and your bride in my thoughts and prayers, Mac.

 
 
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