Friday night photos - OT

Hi all, Hope I don't get in trouble for this... I think maybe everyone OD'd on tryptophan?

How bout some sounds with the pics? Love to see some of yer stuff folks... I am always invariably impressed.

Here is IMHO one of the most beautiful guitar pieces ever... pardon the one F word in spoken intro.

Methinks this is the source of the mass tryptophan OD.
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Wooly Ironweed
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Ailanthus web worm moth, on a Eupatorium, methinks Thoroughwort (havanensae)
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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
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Have at it folks, I'll be in and out, but around off and on...

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janis b's picture

and good evening all. I hope you’re not too torpid from your holiday activities, or if you are, you are comfortable in it ; ).

I'm listening to your music dystopian, while I add my contribution to tonight's photography and music. The guitar piece is absolutely beautiful.

Some more music …

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I'm lovin' yer first tune right now... And he is an L.A. boy like me!

Those leaves are soooo lush looking. Great pic! Sorta have the shape of a Cala (sp?) Lily.

Torpid... what a great word... It is what is described for hummingbirds at night, they don't sleep, they go torpid, to reduce metabolism enough that they don't starve overnight. Some other birds can go torpid in the cold. People do it after Thanksgiving. Smile

OMG that second song is great too! The guy playing sax and clarinet and the same time is past awesome and amazing. What a wonderful sound! THANKS!!

Have a great one!

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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 found the word torpid when spellcheck didn't like my spelling - 'torpored'. I was thinking people might be in a kind of torpor after indulging. From your description of the hummingbird it also sounds a little like hibernating. Of course, the hummingbird needs a way conserve the energy required for it's abundant activity. Thank you for always making sense out of nature in all its uniqueness.

I'm glad you enjoyed the music. Rahsaan Roland Kirk is my favourite jazz musician. Here's another ...

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@janis b wow, great tune, amazing.

Yeah, torpor, going torpid, is a lightweight minor, but not-quite, hibernation. Past sleep though with major changes in metabolism, generally to conserve energy. Like after dinner yesterday for so many... Wink

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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

with a flower of another plant whose name I don't remember.

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This is something of a drive by (guests on hand).

Taken on a recent visit to Wisconsin:

Just came across this not-too-shabby performance at UC-Davis of one of my favourites:

Sir Hubert Parry's "Blest Pair of Sirens"

I created a MIDI file of this piece a while ago, via the choral/piano score. Took me some time.

Cheers all!

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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@Bollox Ref

Thank you for the choral performance, it’s very restful and rousing at the same time.

I love your photo, it’s very lively and quirky looking. I can’t help but think of the children’s book, The little Engine That Could.

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@Bollox Ref great photo for a drive-by. I never shot many trains... great subjects. Beautiful music too, THANKS! That was awesome too.

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" Our solutions to the climate crisis must match the demands of physics."
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My girl Bridget, perched on top of the couch by the front window so she can keep an eye on the neighborhood.

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@edg

'My girl Bridget' made me think of this ...

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@janis b

...but I remember the original version of that song.

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What a beautiful face and intriguing expression she has. Thank you.

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What a wonderful cat!

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Saved you $40 on a cat bed.

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