In the mornings we toss the old leftover seed from our Ring-Necked Doves’ food dishes on the back deck for the outside birds (and, apparently, the chipmunks, LOL). Two of the bird visitors are our doves’ cousins – Mourning Doves! Funny how I can now tell how different each species ‘coo’ is, especially when they talk back and forth when the window is open.
Here’s one of our dove visitors:
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Every spring I look forward to the Bleeding Heart plants that sprout up around the edges of the yard. They’re odd little creations – heart-shaped flowers dangling down from their horizontal plant stalks – but are pretty prevalent in this area.
Thanks to the early morning light, I was able to capture a really vibrant shot!
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I’ve got new art to share – the Celtic Pyramid Mandala! The official description – “The Celtic Pyramid Mandala features triangle knotwork in copper verdigris multicolors, surrounded by sun rays and more knotwork, like an ancient Celtic-Egyptian-Aztec-Mayan fusion!” I had a lot of fun giving this piece textures and odd colors to make it look weathered and ancient. I think part of my subconscious influence in this design may have been the first Tomb Raider movie – heh.
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This design is available as various products, from various places online:
- Celtic Pyramid Mandala Fine Art Prints
- Celtic Pyramid Mandala Print on Wood (new!)
- Celtic Pyramid Mandala Tees, Sweatshirts, Drinkware, Phone Cases – Gift Items
- Bedding, Curtains, Pillows – Home Products
Thanks for looking!
It’s really amazing to me how happy the geese seemed to be, floating along in the sparkling ice water like it was just a warm summer day, standing and walking on the ice – fantastic birds! And big! *grin*
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We got to the river at the perfect time, as the accumulated ice from the long, cold winter was really starting to break up! There’s a fantastic mix of water, ice flows, smaller chunks, and thinner, clear, sharp angled slabs.
The first photo is of the Hudson River ice near the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge…
This second photo is all water and ice….
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The last photo in this little group is the ice flowing downstream. It was making all sorts of splashing, creaking, and clunking noises – I still have to check to see if the video picked up all the neat audio though, so that might have to wait for a later post.
John and I found a great spot to take photos of the frozen Hudson River the other day. Here’s the first one – Seagulls on Ice! (Nothing like Pigs in Space, but you’re certainly free to say it like that if you like.)
I’ve never really seen seagulls hanging around on ice floes before, usually just sandy beaches and fast food parking lots. In this shot, I especially like the pointy, glass-like shards of ice you can see floating in the background.
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We got 14-16″ of snow yesterday and early this morning. It’s very pretty, but it took me a half-hour of digging before I FOUND the mailbox. I still have to dig it out so that the mail carrier can REACH it from their truck. Later. Maybe. LOL.