Friday Photography - Random Images

Evening everyone. I hope all is well in your corner of the world.

I have been reflecting on Paradise Ca. today, as it is one year since the tragedy.
Photos of Paradise then and now

Be well, all.

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Bollox Ref's picture

I like your second shot. Something 18th Century about it.......

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Gëzuar!!
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@Bollox Ref

draws the mind's eye into the shadows. Love it!

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something more reflected than shadowed. Covered vessel in the water.
Low Tide 4 by Carol Leigh

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@QMS I love this shot QMS! Looks like a Richard Diebenkorn (sp.) painting.

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@dystopian

Richard Diebenkorn

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dystopian's picture

@janis b I can't believe you did that! ROFL! That is GREAT! See what I mean? A lot of his stuff was huuuuuge, seemed like 8, 10, and 12' tall, single pieces... I saw a show of his once.

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@dystopian

but I remember it seeing it in books. Thank you for the reminder.

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@Bollox Ref

it's beautiful!

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@janis b

Perhaps Alfred the Great pondered the same bit of coast. Who knows.

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@Bollox Ref That grain fooled me, must be sedimentation, thought it was a macro shot...

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@dystopian

Just pondering an Anglo-Saxon king pondering the same thing, all those years ago.

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@Bollox Ref I love yer pic BR! Beautiful! final answer, for all the dough........... driftwood.

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

Pricknick's picture

Your pics were very thought inspiring. May have something to do with my chosen dosing today.
Is that a candle bowl under a glass shelf?
Your other one brought thoughts of what we should do about our current congress critters.
Best to you and yours.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

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@Pricknick

I'm glad you found the images thought provoking. The light is from a wall light illuminating an empty mid-century lamp shade sitting on a glass shelf. The light is falling through the hole of the lamp shade onto a ceramic vase on the shelf below. I hope that makes a little sense to you in your current state ; ).

It's always nice to see you here.

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The first one is something seldom seen in the 22nd century. A satellite running from a black hole away to the sun. Knotty drape holds it's shape.

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@QMS

tripping away through photography with you ; ).

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@janis b

do like interpreting abstracts, tho.
Fun! Thanks Janis b

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A wet weekend in western Wisconsin........

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@Bollox Ref
The ribbon of shimmering road looks alive.

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@QMS

around La Crosse are probably about zilch, so no walking for cheese.

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@Bollox Ref

string cheese (curds) when meandering thru Wisconsin on the way to Minnesota or Michigan. Locals use it for bait to catch fish. I ate it for lack of funds. Would have rather caught a Walleye

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Daenerys's picture

Got some more time on my hands while I wait for my cottage food license to arrive. Long story.
Anyway I've gotten some new shots.

Here is the cardinal that's been visiting our yard:

I think he needs a name.

An eagle that was sitting in the neighbors' tree while we were doing chores one day:

They sit in that tree every so often. There were two of them that particular day.

Some wild turkeys I saw while driving around:

A female green-winged teal:

I wasn't sure what she was when I saw her, just that she was smaller than all the mallards. I thought maybe gadwall. So I took some shots and there was that little peek of green that gave it away.

Cheers all!

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@Daenerys great pix Daenerys! Love yer eagle shot... they are often pretty wary about things like lenses getting pointed at them. Our yard Cardinal flock here is 35 birds and they can go through the sunflower seed. Nice Teal and Turkeys too. Great stuff!

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@Daenerys

Is that snow on the ground under the Cardinal? Have you found a name for him yet?

Does your cottage industry have to do with your fanciful and entertaining sweet baking?

Sort of sorry for all the questions.

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@janis b To make a long story short, I was kind of bullied into quitting my job. But it's fine, in theory I could end up making more with my cottage food business than I was there. (Unlikely, but it would be funny.)

Yes, that is snow. We've had a few dustings here, but nothing measurable yet. I'm torn between naming him Carl or Louie, though I'm open to further suggestions. Smile

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@Daenerys

I hope will be your gain.

I'd have to vote for Louie, Louie being the name of my beloved grandfather.

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Love your photos Janis! Very nice as always. You have a great eye.

We had another (getting tardy) Black-throated Green Warbler at the bath this week.
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This is a Mesquite Borer (Placosternus erythropus), a Cerambycid (Longhorn) Beetle.
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Here is a dorsal view. Their larvae make the shallow furrowed 'galleries' under bark that you see often on fallen logs. Many types are tree-specific and named for such.
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This is a Halichtid on the right, a native bee, and a flower scarab methinks on the left.
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This is a Hermit Thrush, one of our wintering species.
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Thanks all for all the great stuff all over the site...

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@dystopian

to enjoy the pleasure of warblers and hermit thrushes.

And thanks to you dystopian.

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for lifting my spirits on an otherwise grey day.

A spot of sunshine on the Cabbage Tree and Nikau flowers this afternoon were also a help …

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magiamma's picture

Great photos everyone. Good you see you back with more birds daenarys. Each and every one is a joy.

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Last year I planted some chrysanthemums. I like to use the full name for these because they are not the little mums that you see everywhere - they are the big, showy ones. It takes a long time for these to bloom. Last year I didn't cover them and they died before they got to full bloom. They're still not in full bloom this year either, but I have been able to keep them alive so far.

Yesterday, I cut some and brought them inside in case it got too cold for them.

And a mirror image of them that I really like.

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@Jen

Thank you, and enjoy them while they last.

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Unabashed Liberal's picture

last evening. As usual, 'thank you,' and all our excellent community photographers for the interesting and striking photos.

BTW, hope you're enjoying what I'm thinking is pretty nice weather down your way, as opposed to what we're going to be in for, next week! Smile

Having a bit of a problem posting this afternoon, but, hope to be able to post a couple pics of Kaity, aside from the updated one in my sig line, in the next weeks to come. I say that because she's with folks who have a decent camera, so, maybe there'll be a handful of suitable pics to post. (just in training, not permanently, of course)

She's currently weighing in at about 67 pounds--a far cry from the 15 lbs when we picked her up at almost 9 weeks of age. (Hopefully, her adult weight won't be much beyond 70 pounds.)

Hey, have a nice weekend. Hope your Mom is still doing well.

PleasantryMollie

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
~~Gilda Radner, Comedienne

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
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@Unabashed Liberal

I spoke with my mom yesterday, and she sounded better than I felt, so I'm happy!

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@janis b

are spared this coming week, although, it sounds like the cold may be pretty rough on many of us in the Southeast.

Also, fingers crossed that pipes will make it through the cold spell. Usually, we don't worry too much, unless temps stay below freezing for a couple days.

Mollie

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@Unabashed Liberal

My gift was a warm housedress and slippers, a good choice I think considering the colder temperatures to come.

I hope all the citrus survive, especially the limes ; )

Do you keep the lines dripping to prevent freezing the pipes? When are you guys making the big move?

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@janis b

Hope she has a wonderful day. Definitely hard not to think of all birthdays in one's ninth decade as anything but "a very special blessing."

Pleasantry

Yes, when it's colder than about 25-28 degrees, we let faucets drip a bit; especially, if temps are going to stay under freeing, day and night.

Hey, wish I could say that we were literally on our way outta here.

But, we've actually 'changed countries' twice in the past 7-8 months!!! Sorta a long story, but, in a nutshell--we'd pretty much decided to spend 1-2 years in Puebla (Mexico), before going further South to SA. Then, there was the terrible slaying of the 2-3 Morman families (Moms and children, I believe) in Sonora. Of course, we're not talking the same part of Mexico--but, still.

Anyhoo, now, we feel we'd better mull over that decision a tad more. It'd be a shame not to proceed, because we've really gotten good news about the healthcare system there. (Of course, we have roots there from many years ago, which is nice.) And, of course, it's close to the US, which, because of Mr M's medical situation, would really be best for at least a year, or two. Having said all that, we planned to relocate by next year, maybe even by mid-year. Now, may change course--but, just not sure. You Guys will be among the first to hear, though.

WinkMollie

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