Archives for the day of: January 28, 2017

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“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.” -Ansel Adams, photographer (1902-1984)

Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, books, and the internet.

Adams and Fred Archer developed the Zone System as a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his photographs. He primarily used large-format cameras because their high resolution helped ensure sharpness in his images.

Adams founded the photography group known as Group f/64, along with fellow photographers Willard Van Dyke and Edward Weston.  Source: Wikipedia

Yosemite Valley by Ansel Adams

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Click on the link to visit the Ansel Adams on-line store

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“Now more than ever, we need our leaders in Congress to fight back against Trump’s nightmarish plans. LCV is joining forces with some of our top environmental champions in Congress to build a coalition of engaged citizens and stand together against Trump’s radical agenda. Will you join us…?”

STAND TOGETHER: We won’t let Trump and Big Polluter insiders to get away with their awful plans for the environment »

~~dru~~

 

Stand Up To Trump’s Anti-Environmental Agenda

Sign the Petition

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On the campaign trail Trump constantly talked about rolling back the gains we’ve made in the fight against climate change. Let’s make sure Trump hears from Us. We will not accept an agenda that sacrifices the planet for profits.

 

TO SIGN PETITION, CLICK here OR ON LINK BELOW

This petition is co-sponsored by the Us Campaign, the League of Conservation Voters, Diana DeGette for Congress, Ruben Kihuen for Congress, Texans for Pete, Friends of Jared Polis, Mark DeSaulnier for Congress, Dave Loebsack for Congress, Scott Peters for Congress, Huffman for Congress, Ted Deutch for Congress Committee, Moulton for Congress, Ro for Congress, DelBene for Congress, Schneider for Congress, Bonamici for Congress, Katherine Clark for Congress

 The Us Campaign

Kellyanne Conway on Trump executive orders:

‘Get used to it … he’s just getting started’

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“Get used to it. @POTUS is a man of action and impact. Promises made, promises kept. Shock to the system. And he’s just getting started”

https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/825352875094138880 

SELKIES

selkie_by_carolyn_emerick_2013 Image by Carolyn Emerick

Selkies (also spelled silkies, sylkies, selchies; Irish: chéile séala, Scots: selkie fowk) are mythological creatures found in Irish, Scottish and Faroese folklore. Similar creatures are described in the Icelandic traditions.  Selkies are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land.  The legend is apparently most common in the Northern Isles of Scotland and is very similar to those of swan maidens.

Source: Wikipedia

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The origin of the selkie-folk

“When angels fell, some fell on the land, some on the sea.
The former are the faeries and the latter were often said to be the seals.”
Anonymous Orcadian

selkiemansource: Orkneyjar the heritage of the orkney islands

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PICTURES & TEXT BELOW:© Text and illustrations, Hanne Siebers and Klausbernd Vollmar,  Cley next the Sea, 2017

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“Selkies like mermaids are seen as beings symbolising the soul or the feelings. Therefore they need the water to flourish. And do you know why they mostly are seen as women? Brave men sailing the northern seas didn’t have any contact with women for long times on sea. So it’s understandable that the saw luring women in the cute seals.”

source: https://toffeefee.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/seals-and-more/#comment-38245

FOR MORE WONDERFUL PICTURES OF THESE ORKNEY ISLAND SEALS VISIT THE AMAZING BLOG LINK ABOVE TO VISIT “THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DINA”  WHERE THE ABOVE EXCERPT AND PICTURES ARE FOUND AND ALL  TEXT & PICTURES ARE: © Text and illustrations, Hanne Siebers and Klausbernd Vollmar,  Cley next the Sea, 2017

Hey chuq, this post is welcome music relief. LOVE this song. THANX . ~~dru~~

In Saner Thought

It is Saturday and I am searching for something good for today’s post…..and then I hit upon it…I use to a daily musical interlude so why not do something along those lines….

One of my favorite songs was “Dock Of The Bay” by Otis Redding….not that white boy that tried but failed to deliver the song….what made me think of the song was an article I read yesterday…..

To set the scene of the man who was on the stage: It’s early April 1966, and for three days, Otis Redding is in residence at Los Angeles’s Whisky A Go Go. He is far from his Chitlin’ Circuit base back in the South, playing a club that would be at the epicenter of rock’s psychedelic movement, where Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, and the Doors performed some of their most unhinged sets. Redding will be dead in less than two years, killed…

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A.Word.A.Day  with Anu Garg

tarnal

PRONUNCIATION:       (TAHR-nuhl)

MEANING:       adjective, adverb: Damned

ETYMOLOGY:

Alteration of eternal (as in “eternal damnation”), from Latin aeternus, from aevum (age). Ultimately from the Indo-European root aiw-/ayu- (vital force, life, eternity), which also gave us ever, never, aye, nay, eon, eternal, medieval, primeval, utopia, Sanskrit Ayurveda, aught, coeval, and coetaneous. Earliest documented use: 1790.

USAGE:

“Why had he let himself get suckered into that tarnal poker game?”
W. Michael Gear; Long Ride Home; Tor Books; 1988

dru’s inquiring mind

WANTS TO KNOW:

COULD THIS BE USED IN PLACE OF THE VERB?

DAMN

damn or dam – verb

      1. (in Christian belief) be condemned by God to suffer eternal punishment in hell:
      2. condemn, especially by the public expression of disapproval:
    synonyms: condemn, censure, criticize, attack, denounce, revileMore

    exclamation

      1. expressing anger, surprise, or frustration:
    synonyms: darn, damn it, dammit, drat, shoot, blast, doggone (it);  More

    adjective

    1. used for emphasis, especially to express anger or frustration:

Like: “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a tarnal”.

~~me~~

A FUN artist and a FUN performance. ~~dru~~
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Annas Art - FärgaregårdsAnna

After a long work day I got rewarded with one glass of wine, so todays drawing looks like this


That glass of wine reminded me of a Swedish art artist and singer songwriter artist Mr Robert Brobergs song A big glass of wine. You can watch it here:


After the Swedish lyrics you can read an English translation.

lyrics by Robert Broberg

Ett stort glas vin
En klunk av lycka
Höjd över alla tvivel
Ja det vill jag dricka
Italienskt och portugisiskt
Californiskt eller franskt
Chilenskt eller bulgariskt
Tyskt och spanskt
I ett stort glas vin (ett stort glas vin)
Som på en bricka
Höjd över alla tvivel (ett stort glas vin)
Det vill jag dricka
Och höra den nya tidens klockor klinga
Jag kan rose´ hela mänskligheten – svinga
Ett stort glas vin (ett stort glas vin)
Vi har ju såren att slicka (ett stort glas vin)
Låta druvans…

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Jonny’s portrayal is just like me; “flawed, but colorful.” ~~dru~~

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My daughter is a keen judge of what she likes and dislikes. She will not follow the crowd for its own sake, which we love. She will surprise us with an astute observation that shares her reasoning of such opinions.

An example of this is she adores the show about a modern-day Sherlock Holmes called “Elementary.” But, she does not like the Benedict Cumberbatch version on the BBC, nor the old black and white series with Basil Rathbone.

The reason is she thinks the character Sherlock Holmes is too much of a jerk and need not be. In her view, he can still be adroit, but treat others better. She likes the “Elementary” version because the character has a drug problem and is more human. Holmes’ flaws in this version make him more approachable and permit Watson to help him not just with crime solving.

Jonny Lee Miller plays the more…

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I didn’t know Bob was so literary. ~~dru~~

bluebird of bitterness

BAMBI

BLACK BEAUTY

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

THE SNOW QUEEN

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT

LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

SLEEPING BEAUTY

THE RELUCTANT DRAGON

THE SECRET GARDEN

SNOW WHITE

CHICKEN LITTLE

PUSS IN BOOTS

HANSEL AND GRETEL

DRACULA

WYNKEN, BLYNKEN, AND NOD

THE WIZARD OF OZ

FIVE LITTLE PEPPERS AND HOW THEY GREW

HARRY POTTER

TREASURE ISLAND

MACBETH

LITTLE WOMEN

THUMBELINA

THE HORSE AND HIS BOY

THE FANNY FARMER COOKBOOK

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