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5/28/15 - Wood sculpture at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center by a member of the Colorado College faculty, Andy Tirado.  This work of art has been at the center for some time, situated in different places and I find it more interesting and appealing every time I see it.  I have a very visceral response to it...it seems to call forth a number of emotions....loneliness, hope, pleading, etc.  And the craftsmanship required to construct the piece is amazing.  Check it out in the largest size to see the individual pieces and their placement.  Thanks for your warm response to my previous shot at the arts center.  Made my day to see it in the #1 spot.  I'd had a shot in my spine in the morning and then slept most of the afternoon, so I didn't get around to looking at the dailies until evening.
Thursday, May 28, 2015   "FIORI" by Dale Chihuly  "When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." ~  John Ruskin  Throwback Thursday......  This "masterpiece" is from the 2009 archives and was photographed at the very first Dale Chihuly exhibit that I attended. In my opinion, everything he creates is considered a "masterpiece." At some point, there should be a whole new elite lexicon - an unfamiliar word for a familiar item, object, or thing - all of which mean "masterpiece" or better. This arrestingly vibrant creation of hand-blown glass art, which resembles a  Yucca plant, offers a vibrant design and extends Chihuly's career-long penchant for placing forms in natural and unique environments.   The complete "Chihuly at Cheekwood" 2010 gallery here:   http://godschild.smugmug.com/ArtScape-1/Chihuly-at-Cheekwood-2010/  As a reminder, tomorrow is week three of Judy Horton's (aka fotoeffects)  four week "Lexicon Challenge." I am ready; are you?  Hang in there; tomorrow is Friday!  Arbor at Cheekwood Botanical Garden  1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville, Tennessee 37205 Official website: www.cheekwood.org  (photo taken 7/17/2010)  My Homepage: www.Godschild.SmugMug.com
The competition site at the Eagle Festival, Olgii, Western Mongolia    Other shots taken just before the start of the Eagle Festival can be seen here: http://goo.gl/rTw1dI    28/05/15 www.allenfotowild.com
Cosy in Coventry This shot effectively ends my series of canal pictures from our recent trip.  It shows the Coventry Canal Basin, which was renovated a few years ago.  That is our boat.  We pulled into Coventry on a bright afternoon.  It started to rain in the evening.  The next day's weather was horrible - heavy rains and gale force winds - so we decided not to move at all and to spend a second night still moored up in Coventry - snug and warm in our floating home.  And thanks for ranking yesterday's damselfly shot under the top five.  Much appreciated.
May 28, 2015  Not really superwoman, but a super woman!  This is our friend Alice and she is helping break down our show booth at the Safari Club International Show.  Bill is headed back down the aisle to help too.  I did get into the breakdown, but had to take a few photos during all the work.  This photo was taken just moments after the show closed, and that's when all the crazy tear-down activity starts.  Thank you for your comments & critiques.  Have a great day!  Linda http://lgood.smugmug.com
05-28-2015 - The American Robin (Turdus Migratorius) is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. It is named after the European Robin because of its reddish-orange breast, though the two species are not closely related. [Wiki]  Shot at Manila, UT.       Link to Photo  Without Frame   
27.05.15 - And Then There Were Seven!  This is the same swan family that I featured yesterday. I thought there were 2, possibly 3, babies, but last night I found that there are actually 7!
Pale blue bearded iris.  DP148-2015  Posted Thursday, May 28. I just wanted to make a token appearance in the DailyPhotos Community posts and explain why my contributions for the next number of weeks will be sporadic at best.  Last Saturday afternoon my best friend, with whom I share a house, suffered a fall.  The injury he sustained has some very serious consequences, at least short term, for his ability to care for himself.  My time, energy, and emotions have been consumed with helping him deal with the problems he now faces.  From time to time, if and when I have an hour to spare and am in the right mood, I'll prepare some photo to post here, but I don't expect to be able to leave comments, and will completely understand if you simply want to view my photos without commenting in return.  Knot Garden, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor May 20, 2015
Chasing away the fog,,,, A shot from a foggy day at the lake.  Very busy this week but getting out for shots today! Happy summer weather!! yay  28/05/15
Cotton-grass grows in wetlands. They are app. 30 cm (1 ft) high, so I got wet elbows and stomach to catch them at this angle
Single color . If you look at the horizon line you will see a number of windmills.  We have a lot of offshore windmill parks around our country and they produce 40 % of our total power consumption and this percentage is increasing from year to year
Tree at sunset
May 19, 2014    Thanks to everyone for your comments on my "R" shot yesterday.  Boy, we sure had some GREAT shots of shapes that look like R's.  Good job SmugMuggers!  And there were some other photos that were outstanding too!    This is another re-worked photo from our trip to Argentina.  We were fortunate to get to see a lot of the country.  When we arrived in Buenos Aires we stayed there a day, then drove from there to Cordoba, which is about 435 miles.  Unfortunately for us, they had had record levels of rain and there was a LOT of flooding.  Many of the roads we would normally have taken were washed out, so we had to detour.  We stayed near Cordoba for 4 days, then drove to Corrientes, Argentina which  was 563 miles.  We were in Corrientes for 3 days, then flew back to Buenos Aires.  We only had about 1/2 day in Buenos Aires on the return, so we hired a driver to take us around the city as best he could in the 4 hours we had to spare.    Anyway, this lovely cathedral was somewhere along the drive from Cordoba to Corrientes.  I wish I cold recall what town it was in, but I don't.  We stopped here for a break to stretch our legs and walk around the lovely park that was just across the street from the cathedral.  I particularly liked the blue and white tiles on the dome.    "I went and looked at one of these great cathedrals one day, and I was blown away by it. From there I became interested in how cathedrals were built, and from there I became interested in the society that built the medieval cathedral. It occurred to me at some point that the story of the building of a cathedral could be a great popular novel." ~ Ken Follett    If you've never read the "Pillars of Earth" by Ken Follett and the building of a Gothic cathedral, I highly recommend it.    As mentioned yesterday, I'm headed for a week's work in Birmingham, AL.  Bill's been in California since Thursday and comes home today.  If we're lucky, we'll see each other in the airport.  I get home next Friday (5/23).  We'll have the weekend together, then he leaves for Ohio on Monday (5/26) and will be gone for 7 days.    Have a magnificent Monday my friends!    Linda  http://lgood.smugmug.com
05-27-2015 - Scream at the Top of your Voice...       Link to Photo  Without Frame       Thank You for Making this Daily Photo the #2 Pick on 05-27-2015
5/28/15 - Wood sculpture at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center by a member of the Colorado College faculty, Andy Tirado. This work of art has been at the center for some time, situated in different places and I find it more interesting and appealing every time I see it. I have a very visceral response to it...it seems to call forth a number of emotions....loneliness, hope, pleading, etc. And the craftsmanship required to construct the piece is amazing. Check it out in the largest size to see the individual pieces and their placement.

Thanks for your warm response to my previous shot at the arts center. Made my day to see it in the #1 spot. I'd had a shot in my spine in the morning and then slept most of the afternoon, so I didn't get around to looking at the dailies until evening.

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5/28/15 - Wood sculpture at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center by a member of the Colorado College faculty, Andy Tirado.  This work of art has been at the center for some time, situated in different places and I find it more interesting and appealing every time I see it.  I have a very visceral response to it...it seems to call forth a number of emotions....loneliness, hope, pleading, etc.  And the craftsmanship required to construct the piece is amazing.  Check it out in the largest size to see the individual pieces and their placement.  Thanks for your warm response to my previous shot at the arts center.  Made my day to see it in the #1 spot.  I'd had a shot in my spine in the morning and then slept most of the afternoon, so I didn't get around to looking at the dailies until evening.
5/28/15 - Wood sculpture at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center by a member of the Colorado College faculty, Andy Tirado. This work of art has been at the center for some time, situated in different places and I find it more interesting and appealing every time I see it. I have a very visceral response to it...it seems to call forth a number of emotions....loneliness, hope, pleading, etc. And the craftsmanship required to construct the piece is amazing. Check it out in the largest size to see the individual pieces and their placement.

Thanks for your warm response to my previous shot at the arts center. Made my day to see it in the #1 spot. I'd had a shot in my spine in the morning and then slept most of the afternoon, so I didn't get around to looking at the dailies until evening.

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