Friday Night Photos - Almost Spring (snowed today) Edition

What to say.

Remember when you could go out, just because...

Fred asks, 'Is it safe out there Dad?'

Made a load of emergency masks over the last few days. Pulled out and played my old clarinet, and cleaned and polished my great-uncle's sword.

Good times.

Stay well.

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Bollox Ref's picture

to Joseph Marx's piano concerto. Pure schmaltz. It sounds like something Scriabin might have come up with after eating a pound of sugar and then sitting down immediately at his piano and spewing over the music paper to hand.

Recommended if you like syrup.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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I was playing around with AndreaMosaic. This one is 100 tiles per row with a minimum of 10 tiles between duplicates. My source library is about 1100 photos (3 years worth of bird photos minus the portrait orientation photos) and the total number of tiles is over 10,000.

The Lawrence's warbler photo is from 2016.

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Click through to the Flickr page and then click on the photo twice to get maximum magnification.

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" In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry, and is generally considered to have been a bad move. -- Douglas Adams, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy "

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so the macro 'bird' is made up of 10,000 micro photos.
Wow

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Let's try to help each other
find a better way.

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@QMS And it's 9900 tiles

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" In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry, and is generally considered to have been a bad move. -- Douglas Adams, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy "

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Are you using for the masks?

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Marilyn

"Make dirt, not war." eyo

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@mhagle

in a recent post, talked of two-ply coffee filters with elastic bands. So I went ahead, as we have filters and bands.

Like I say, emergency stuff.

Mrs Bollox has made a few more robust things from cotton rags and sewn elastic.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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After reading you had snow today I'm not so bummed about the rain we're going to get Sunday.

A few flower portraits.
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I picked the wrong pandemic to quite sniffing glue.
If your car is running, I'm voting for it.

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@Socialprogressive beautiful flower photos SP! Outstanding!

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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

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@dystopian

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I picked the wrong pandemic to quite sniffing glue.
If your car is running, I'm voting for it.

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@Socialprogressive

Your flower portraits should come with an X-rating, especially the last two!

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@janis b  
A town-hall bureaucrat rakes Niggle, the protagonist whose passion is painting pictures, over the coals for finding beauty in “the digestive and genital organs of plants”.

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@lotlizard

for the impetus to reread that beautiful short story ...

http://www.ae-lib.org.ua/texts-c/tolkien__leaf_by_niggle__en.htm

Just what the doctor ordered. Hope you are well.

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@janis b
Flower art or flower porn? It's all very subjective.

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Hi Br and all

My daily walk takes me around to the yacht harbor. Here is a Night Heron standing on the sign above the table where people clean their fish.

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There is one maybe two that live in the tree above and several others that live in other trees nearby. I always check to see if they are there when I pass.

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It's contagious.

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“When police break the Law then there is no Law - just a fight for survival.” - Billy Jack

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@snoopydawg

My sister is looking for a dog, but not such a big one. I hope s/he provides as much fun and entertainment.

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@janis b

But only if she has a yard with a good fence. They are great with kids and very loving. But she should research them just in case. Charlie is my 3rd beagle so I knew what to expect from her, but she is the best minded one I've had. I thank Abby for teaching her how to mind. People who have had one are in awe at how she stays with me.

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“When police break the Law then there is no Law - just a fight for survival.” - Billy Jack

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@snoopydawg

a beagle named after his favourite Knicks player, Walt Frasier. His current love is a dachshund named Tiger, for you know who!

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Here are some birds

Cedar Waxwings at the birdbath, Chipping Sparrow in front of them.
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This one was in line waiting.
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This is a Lark Sparrow, they are great singers.
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This is a head crop.
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Hope all are well, play it and stay safe!

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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

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@dystopian
After looking at that first shot, I think I should put a birdbath in the backyard.

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@Socialprogressive Put it where you can open a window and shoot it from inside the house, (best if sitting, with a beer holder) using house as a blind. I made a window screen with a hole in it that I could shoot through. Also consider lighting, from over the shoulder as much as possible. You don't want to be shooting into the light of course.

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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

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@dystopian

I'm looking forward to hearing the lark sparrow sing.

The photo of the cedar waxwings and sparrow at the bird bath is such a buoyant photo. Thanks

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In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

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You never fail to bring a smile. I'm sending you one in return ...

My daughter sent me a video yesterday of one of their pair of twin cats playing fetch with a small bunched up ball of paper. Never before had I thought a cat would play fetch, but that is exactly what she did. You might want to try it with Fred if you’re both bored.

From days of black and white, to a bit of colour. At least that’s what it feels like at the moment.

It helps to hear the laughter of parents and children crossing the divide as they enjoy their isolation playing together. Other neighbours are practicing their drumming or saxophone. I hope for them and others that this time will leave a deeper sense of wellbeing and community. For many though, I know it may crush them. That’s what saps the colour out of the picture for me. What is this time about, I wonder?

This is a very sweet, and very local story …

Across the road is a fairly short trail down to a road to the bay. Some very creative resident with (probably a box of now unused) children’s toys, hid dollhouse pieces and miniature stuffed animals off the trail, with a sign at each end inviting children taking a walk with their parents to try and find them.

Some less sugary music …

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@janis b Great images Janis, as always! You have a great eye. I saw a cat playing fetch on youtube, I couldn't believe how the cat did it. Grabbing the persons arm, showing them the wadded up paper, bugging them until they through it, retrieving and demanding another round. Some are really personable, or dogable.

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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

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@dystopian

"or dogable" made me smile.

What do you think forms these star-like features in the mudflats at low tide?

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Rec'd!!

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I always enjoy seeing pictures of him!

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