Friday Photography - Peace, Love, and Understanding

The moon, which I trust promises the fullness it shows.

My mom is progressing in her recovery, as is my hope it continues. I am comforted by the simple fact that I am here with her whatever life may bring. It reminds me how simply rewarding each moment can be when we find the strength to make the most of it.

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Pricknick's picture

Thanks for hosting janis

A slow river with subsurface meandering weeds caused a mesmerizing moment in time.

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Then, something came creeping.

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I'm sure my visions had nothing to do with one of my hobbies.

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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

Thank you Pricknick, for the colour and movement of life in the weeds. "Weeds are only flowers in disguise". I don't know where I read that long ago, but it's true.

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@janis b
is both a flower and a weed.
Smile

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@Pricknick

In my book, plants of the genus Cannabis are welcome anywhere! Biggrinthanato-marihuana-1.jpg

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

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@Pricknick

both fragrant and fanciful. Save me some, please.

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@Pricknick

are you still out rowing every day? I've forgotten where you do that?

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
- strife delivery

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@snoopydawg
While I was watching them sway back and forth I too thought of an impressionist painting come to life.
Most of my time is spent on the River Raisin in southern MI. Unfortunately it is all but impossible to access in mid summer due to water levels at point of entry.
My kayak can be paddle, peddle or petro powered. 3 years in the design and construction and an excellent platform for photography. I plan on an excursion to Drummond Island in the next couple of weeks to see and photograph as much of the island from the lake as possible. If I can get one good picture per day I'll be thrilled.

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dystopian's picture

@Pricknick I love your crab spider! Beautiful photo! As far as the 'purple haze' goes, well, I might be in love...

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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
That's not purple haze. It's Dark Purple. An absolutely wonderful auto-flower which I will be making feminized seeds from.
But yes, it will haze you.

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and greetings to your mom. You journey far, my friend. I know she is grateful for you. Treasure this time ~ I am aware you know this, but it always bears repeating. Pleasantry

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“The trouble [with injustice] is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There is no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.”
-- Arundhati Roy

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@Raggedy Ann

The more I repeat the sentiment, the easier I feel.

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I like the moon shots (in honor of Apollo 11?) and your music selection. Glad to hear your mom is getting better.

A little peace, love and understanding.
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Green lynx Spider.
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A Hover Fly hovering.
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and a few bees
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Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end the faster it goes.

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@Socialprogressive

graphically most obvious in the first photo.

The psychedelic pink and lime green covers the rest. Thank you Social!

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@Socialprogressive Awesome shots man! Beautiful work! Love the Green Lynx. I have seen them take huge bumblebees.

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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 don't know if the green lynx here was big enough to take on a bumblebee, but the honey bees that do their work in the rose garden would be no problem.

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This is my second favorite tree at the cemetery. This would make a great bonsai.

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Been seeing some great sunsets.

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
- strife delivery

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@snoopydawg

Your tree looks beautifully weathered and strong.

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photo banner which (I think) exemplifies "Peace and Love" and, maybe, "Understanding." At least, I hope folks will agree.

(Gotta get the Html code from Flickr, right after I take Kaity out.)

In the meantime, very happy to hear that your Mom is coming along well in her recovery. It must have been fate, that, if she had to fall, you'd be here with her, to comfort her. Sending beau coup karma your way.

Will catch up with you Guys, again, if Flickr cooperates, and edit this comment.

Thanks for hosting this evening, Janis.

And, thanks to all the excellent C99 photographers for sharing their work for all to enjoy.

PleasantryMollie

“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.
~~Roger Caras

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Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.

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@Unabashed Liberal

hope you enjoyed your walk.

I'm looking forward to the image of how you envision peace, love, and (maybe) understanding.

All of that to you!

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Thanks for the friday pot.

Trying to post from my phone.

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From my recent hike.

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@magiamma

I hope your walk was as lively as the grasses you passed. Thank you.

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joe shikspack's picture

heh, thanks for the version of "peace, love and understanding." wednesday night, elvis costello finished the evening with a pretty rousing version of it and it has been an earworm ever since.

this fellow (i think it's a red spotted purple) dropped by chez shikspack tonight for a visit. it's the first one of these that we've had visit ms. shikspack's garden.

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glad to hear your mom is progressing (hopefully well).

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@joe shikspack Awesome butterfly JS! You are correct, Red-spotted Purple. Which is one of the Admiral group. The amount of blue really changes with light angle as it is iridescent. I think it is now considered conspecific with, and a morph of the White Admiral, intergrades are known.
One of my favorite butterflies.

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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  
Our sixth-grade teacher was married to an entomologist at U of Hawaii. She had everyone learn the names of the different orders of insects and put together an insect collection in a cigar box over the course of the year. We each had to pay 60 cents for a bunch of these special pins which were used to mount the specimens and their typed labels. Learned how to make a “killing jar” with absorbent padding and carbon tetrachloride. (Kids and hazardous substances? Probably couldn’t do that nowadays.)

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Nice that it visited you and ms. shickspack.

Thank you for the well wishes.

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Testing out filters in a new (to me) graphics programme......

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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@Bollox Ref Very cool BR! I bet one with you in it would be nice! 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

Hard to walk, let alone ride.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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@Bollox Ref

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

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@thanatokephaloides
was in the Royal Horse Guards, mid 19th C. Mainly stationed at Windsor, so he trotted past Victoria and Albert when required. Just missed the Crimean War, although the Household Cavalry weren't sent anyway. The 5th Dragoon Guards charged in such a helmet (minus the horse hair)... it's very heavy, so I don't know how they did it.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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has been a lifelong motto or mantra for me.

Here are a couple... lots of baby birds of all sorts out nowadays, we are at about peak productivity for the breeding season with many birds having got two or three sets out by now. We were at some ponds with lots of Black-bellied Whistling-Duck. Which have exploded with records all across the NE U.S. this spring and summer. I like the old Tree-Duck name as they are often perched in trees.

an adult
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Here are some young chicks maybe a week out of the nest.
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A chick trying to catch up, half hiding in the water.
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Here they are with parents
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Here are some older young with parents
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I have been too busy to be around much this week... Thanks Janis, great pix as always. I love your eye. Thanks everyone for all the great material all over the site. Especially JS and GJ.

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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 dare anyone to listen to the full 16 minutes of this Chambers Brothers piece dystopian posted and not feel love, peace, and happiness, or be motivated to move.

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mimi's picture

Make America Great again by Hate during the week.

Bouncing back to love is wonderful.

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lotlizard's picture

karass of yesteryear. All that’s missing is that photo of the “Imagine” mosaic from Strawberry Fields in Central Park.

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mistress. No idea why. Maybe it is the dark of night that surrounds her.

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@HenryAWallace

It made me wonder whether the sun is more mother than wife, while the moon is as you wonder, more the mistress.

It also made me wonder again why the German language attributes femininity to the sun and masculinity to the moon?

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@janis b

may have to do with enabling soil to bring forth life. No clue, really: just spitballing.

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