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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

"T Stands For Teddy And Tea Designed By You" - Photograph

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I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for this week's T Stands For challenge found here.

Note to all: for the past two weeks, I had problems where I left comments for everyone, but not all of those comments actually appeared. I visited everyone, so if you didn't see a comment from me, it means blogger didn't save my comment, but I don't know why not. :-(  I've also noticed a few others mentioning that they were having the same problem.

This is my summation of the past week:

Teddy will be serving double duty as my main image plus as my "T-Day ticket" for my T-Day posts for awhile.

Weather-wise, we had some very cold days (and nights), but we got lucky during the weekend, when it warmed up, so that the storm that came through dropped rain, not snow.

I still haven't been doing much online nor with my artwork, so it's another week with not much to mention.

Postcard: Hummingbirds

Photos:  Snow Covered Waterfall Stone Wall Dam In Woods

Movies:

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) (DVD) fun entertainment

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) (DVD) fun entertainment

Man of Steel (2013) (DVD) pretty good, standard Marvel / DC Comics action hero type movie action scenes

I Kill Giants (2017) (DVD) okay, not what I expected the movie to be about

Sunday, January 26, 2020

"Hummingbirds" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "For the Birds."

I'm not completely happy with this result, but I finally had to enforce my time limit "pencils down!" rule on myself.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.14.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Snow Covered Waterfall Stone Wall Dam In Woods - Photograph

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I took these photographs on one of the north trails off Rock House Rd in Easton, CT this past week. This trail is part of the Centennial Watershed State Forest Aspetuck Trail. The official trail map must be carried as one's permit for access to the area.

With regard to why a permit is needed on these particular hiking trails: they are on land that the public water supply flows through. So they have rules for what you can and can't do there, and if you get caught in there without a permit (which is the trail map), you can be fined / arrested.

This north trail has a hidden gem on it only about 15 minutes walk north of the road: a stone wall dam / waterfall! The trail also parallels the water, which makes for a tranquil, enjoyable setting.

Approximate GPS location for parking on Rock House Road: 41.286599, -73.331555

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

"T Stands For Teddy And Let Them Sip Tea Cake" - Photograph

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I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for this week's T Stands For challenge found here.

Note to all: last week and this week, I've been having problems where I leave comments for everyone, but not all of those comments actually appear. I visit everyone, so if you don't see a comment from me, it means blogger didn't save my comment. :-(

This is my summation of the past week:

Teddy will be serving double duty as my main image plus as my "T-Day ticket" for my T-Day posts for awhile.

Weather-wise, we've gone from unseasonably warm to unseasonably cold here in Connecticut. And we got about 4" (10.16 cm) of snow Saturday into early Sunday morning, that ended with freezing rain, so there was a crust on top of the snow, which made shoveling it a joy (sarcasm).

I still haven't been doing much online nor with my artwork, so it's another week with not much to mention.

If you missed Erika's post where she made a beautiful tag using a flooring sample, I added a link to it in one of my "how to" sections on my blog, because I thought it was a very clever idea: Tag using flooring sample.

During one of the warm days we had, I got out and took some photographs: Male Deer, Westport Library Riverwalk Reflections, Male Mallard Duck, Male Red-breasted Merganser.

Postcard: Pens and Nibs.

movies:

Aeon Flux (2005) (DVD) Okay, but it's another one of those movies where some humans have superhuman capabilities as if they are a cartoon person, not a real person. And there are problems with at least one plot premise that made it impossible to believe.

The Dark Tower (2017) (DVD) very good

Saturday, January 18, 2020

"Pens and Nibs" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Pens and Nibs."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.14.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Male Red-breasted Merganser Water Spray - Photograph

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I took these photographs of a male Red-breasted Merganser bathing in the Saugatuck River while I was on the Westport Library Riverwalk in Westport, CT this past week.

This bird continued bathing for quite some time, kicking up sprays of water as he did so. Then he'd swim a few feet away, and start all over again. He was at a long distance from me, so it was hard to get in focus photos of him.

Male Mallard Duck Preening Foot - Photograph

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I took this photograph of a male Mallard Duck while I was on the Westport Library Riverwalk in Westport, CT this past week. Unfortunately the water was dirty looking beneath him.