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Saturday, February 27, 2021

"Bloom (Horizontal)" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme was "Bloom."

I made two very similar pieces, one vertical and one horizontal. I like the horizontal one better.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

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

"Bloom (Vertical)" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme was "Bloom."

I made two very similar pieces, one vertical and one horizontal. I like the horizontal one better.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Snow Water Spray Rock Cascade In Woods - Photograph

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I took that photograph 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. The official trail map must be carried as one's permit for access to the area.

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

Snow Water Spray Rock Cascade - Photograph

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I took those 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. The official trail map must be carried as one's permit for access to the area.

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

Snow Ice Dragon Teeth Water - Photograph

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I took that photograph 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. The official trail map must be carried as one's permit for access to the area.

I thought the upward pointing ice looked interesting, but when I looked at this photo later, I thought this looked like a dinosaur or dragon head, with an open mouth and lower teeth showing. :-)

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

Snow Ice Water Foam Bubbles - Photograph

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I took that photograph 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. The official trail map must be carried as one's permit for access to the area.

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

Solitary Rusty Metal Chair Snow Water View - Photograph

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I took that photograph 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. The official trail map must be carried as one's permit for access to the area.

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

Snow Trail In Woods - Photograph

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I took those 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. The official trail map must be carried as one's permit for access to the area.

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

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

"Coca-Cola - Try To Be Less White" - Postcard

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Coca-Cola and the US news media can try to "spin" the original story however they want, but no amount of "spin" will change the fact that stating "Try to be less white" is racist.

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My piece is a "cartoon" in the same vein as Charlie Hebdo cartoons. (Their "cartoon" offended me, but apparently some thought it was "funny" so, I too, can make cartoons that others might find offensive.) My piece is also free speech that is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

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

Sunday, February 21, 2021

"Snail Mail Red" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme was "Snail Mail."

I'm still in a Valentine's Day state of mind, so I made an envelope back in red.

I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

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

Featured in the sampler here.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Lantern Bird Feeder During Snow Storm - Photograph

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I took that photograph through my window, during the snow storm that is currently in progress, so the quality isn't the best.

It feels like a de ja vu with this post.

Cardinal Wind Chime During Snow Storm - Photograph

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I took that photograph through my window, during the snow storm that is currently in progress, so the quality isn't the best.

It feels like a de ja vu with this post.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Cemetery Fence Gravestones Snow - Photograph

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I took those photographs at Union Cemetery in Easton, CT this past week.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

"Mardi Gras Troupe" - Postcard

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Happy Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras everyone!

I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

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

"T Stands For Teddy And Trader Joes Flyer Cup Of Coffee" - Photograph

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

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 the past few months, Teddy and I took a break from most of our usual blogger site visits. We might continue to be absent from the blogger world scene going forward, also.

It has been very snowy and cold here in Connecticut US for most of February. But this past week, I did get out to take some photographs. Teddy normally accompanies me on those outings, but this time, he didn't. However, his and my accounts of why he did not differ greatly:

Teddy claims he begged and cried for me to take him with me, but that I refused to do so, and left without him.

I reminded Teddy that when I asked him to come with me, he said he refused to go out in the cold, and that if I took him, he would call PETA and report me for bear abuse. Later, while I was at the beach, I received a tearful text message from Teddy, saying he didn't realize it was relatively mild out, and that he wanted me to pick him up. When I returned home and asked Teddy how he knew exactly where I was and what the temperature was there, he mumbled something about he has a friend at the NSA who sent him the information, using my cell phone as a tracking device.

Beach scenes:
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Monday, February 15, 2021

Snow Covered Docks / Stormy Sky / Ice - Photograph

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I took those photographs at Compo Beach in Westport, CT this past week.

Snow Covered Docks - Photograph

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I took those photographs at Compo Beach in Westport, CT this past week.

Male Hooded Merganser - Photograph

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I took those photographs of a male Hooded Merganser at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Female Hooded Merganser - Photograph

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I took those photographs of two female Hooded Mergansers at Southport Beach in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

"Pierrot Costume Valentine Couple" - Postcard

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Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

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

Saturday, February 13, 2021

"Valentine Cherub Hearts" - Postcard

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This is 1 of 2 pieces that I made for this week's Sunday Postcard Art theme "Cherubs."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

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

Highlight mention here.

Friday, February 12, 2021

"Valentine Cherub Map" - Postcard

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This is 2 of 2 pieces that I made for this week's Sunday Postcard Art theme "Cherubs."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

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

Highlight mention here.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Birds On Lantern Bird Feeder During Snow Storm - Photograph

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I took those photographs through my window, during the latest snow storm, so the quality isn't the best.

Storm snowfall totals can be read here.

Bird On Lantern Bird Feeder During Snow Storm - Photograph

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I took those photographs through my window, during the latest snow storm, so the quality isn't the best.

Storm snowfall totals can be read here.

Lantern Bird Feeder During Snow Storm - Photograph

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I took that photograph through my window, during the latest snow storm, so the quality isn't the best.

Storm snowfall totals can be read here.

Cardinal Wind Chime During Snow Storm - Photograph

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I took that photograph through my window, during the latest snow storm, so the quality isn't the best.

Storm snowfall totals can be read here.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

"Rain" - Postcard

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This week I have the honor of guest hosting Sunday Postcard Art, and I chose the challenge theme "Rain." (The theme turned out to be a bit harder to make than I expected when I proposed it.)

I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

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

Monday, February 1, 2021

Brown Bird During Snow Storm - Photograph

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I took that photograph through my window, of a brown bird that was under my bird feeder during the early hours of the snow storm. This poor bird just remained there, not moving, for awhile. I think he/she was wondering what was going on. By the time the storm was done, I got about 15" to 16" (38.1 cm to 40.64 cm) of snow where I live in Connecticut. Fortunately I didn't lose power.

Storm snowfall totals can be read here.