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Old 07-12-2016, 04:30 AM
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Thx FnB-

I use a free image hosting service -- I use postimage.org but there are others. All you do is upload your image from your hard/thumb drive or the cloud, and it hosts the image with a URL.

After you upload the image, resizing if wanted, you copy the URL (from the direct link option) and insert it in your post, bracketed by the tags [img] and [/img].

One of these ways is sure to work for you!
Wow - this is really cool, and simple!
A gift from the high tech gadget universe shared by my friend......

Thanks!

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Old 07-13-2016, 04:26 PM
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Glad to help & <3 the penguins!

I was up early enough and far enough out in an outer borough to see members of the morning glory family in bloom today. They were probably Calystegia sepium, called hedge bindweed, bearbind, hooded bindweed, old man's nightcap, bride's gown, wedlock, white witches hat, belle of the ball.

When I was a little bitty kid, my father bought me a packet of morning glory seeds to plant in our back yard. They climbed up the legs of an old swingset too rusted-over to use and bloomed every morning all summer. Smile The flowers of most members of this family wither around noon, but they're abundant so there are always new ones the following morning.

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Old 07-14-2016, 09:08 PM
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Nice. Nature and civilization in accord. Should be.

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Old 07-16-2016, 04:13 PM
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“If people want sacred experiences, they will find them here. If they want profane experiences, they’ll find them too.” —Mark Rothko


--detail from 'Green and tangerine on red'
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:17 PM
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Courage, focusing on the happy part of the painting I see

So much room in his work. . .color holds plenty of space, doesn't it?
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:31 PM
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I'm just starting to look at color.

I hope you're having a good weekend, Hawk. xxoo
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:37 PM
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It's better, but a tough week
I can't get this to paste as an image, but goes well with the other I think. . .

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Old 07-17-2016, 08:26 AM
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Thx -- here it is for anyone's convenience & to keep the thread pretty



Why tough?
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:41 AM
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Hi everyone, been away from the forum for a bit...

The abundant red color reminded me of some old projects about smoke, using images of smoke and coloring them virtually. They were collaborative projects as I have never had too much skill in photography... more on the Photoshop and other "image distortion" side. So I guess in this context, the Universe has gifted us with beautiful forms, and then we humans have created technology to alter the manifestation of some of these forms.

Here is an example, hoping that it won't trigger anyone's trying to quit smoking
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:43 AM
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Yep. Beauty is all around us, we just have to look for it (and it's a lot easier to do when we don't numb our senses with alcohol).
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Old 07-17-2016, 09:11 AM
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Fabulous smoke. I occasionally miss smoking on hot days. I hope your break from the forum was for some relaxation or healthy productivity, A

The smoke makes me think of swirls. Why does froyo fall as a spiral when it comes from the dispenser? A wonder of nature.



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Old 07-17-2016, 09:58 AM
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I was a long time smoker, too, courage. And yes, I think my "break from the forum was for some relaxation or healthy productivity". Sober and doing some things I have not done before, including working steps with my AA sponsor. Also lots of family events with my husband. It's not my family of origin but I am interested and try to participate.

This is the pot of plants I got for Father's Day... for the memory of my dad and us.

They put all these plants, some with quite different environmental needs, in one pot. It stands on our terrace for now in a spot that gets moderate and changing sun, but I plan to separate and re-plant them later in the fall according to what I learn about their needs.
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Old 07-17-2016, 01:35 PM
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A little patience...a big payoff

Neither of my hydrangeas bloomed last year. And a couple of weeks ago they looked like they were on their last legs. My friend thought I should replace them with some other plants that might like that location better. I decided to give them time. Last week they decided to get in the game and shot out lovely greenery and then these wonderful blooms came out this week. The first one is a my favorite blue. And the second one now has what looks like quadruple blooms (they were small and seemed to be single when I purchased them 5 years ago). I have never seen blooms this big on a hydrangea. They are at least a foot wide. It was a really cool surprise...a nice gift from the universe which made me smile. A little patience and a bit of faith really paid off.
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Second photo for A little patient post

Here's my other hydrangea that really stepped up to the plate, and gifted me with its beauty. Really inspirational.
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Beautiful Houndheart. I hope you enjoy your garden twice as much for having waited for it.
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Last weekend I saw and experienced something I'd never heard of before. Kinetic Sand.

From Wikipedia:
"Kinetic Sand is a three-dimensional building toy made of 98% sand and 2% polydimethylsiloxane (a type of silicone oil) that mimics the physical properties of wet sand. Kinetic Sand was originally designed for sculpting but is commonly sold as indoor play sand for children. In appearance it resembles light brown sugar. It can be molded, it sticks to itself but not to most other materials or surfaces, and it does not dry out."

I heard of it from a psychotherapist friend, who works with children and has a large pot of it in his office. Not sure how childish, but I immediately envisioned creations... This was in British Columbia, in a World Championship of Sand Sculpture making, of sand. Hopefully not in my coffee (as brown sugar) though...
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Astonishing bird's-eye view of humpback whales swimming off Newfoundland coast - Newfoundland & Labrador - CBC News

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fini -- that was the best 3 min 42 seconds of my day, and I've had a pretty good day!

Aellyce, I want some kinetic sand!! I'm going to try to buy some for the undergraduates I'm working with this summer -- will ask them tomorrow if they know about it.

Thank you both.
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Having enjoyed last night some very good Szechuan, I'm celebrating the architecture of Pleurotus ostreatus, oyster mushrooms.

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To Dee--

Your zodiac sign is Leo. The warmest wishes I can send your way tonight are reflected in the lion's eye.

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