So – let’s replace that knee – sure – why not. Let's do it on 3-17-15 What could possibly go wrong
How about the need for a Inferior Vena Cava Filter - so that's where we are now - waiting to know just how bad the blood clots are today - 4-14-15 and when the filter - inserted 3-19-15 because of massive blood clots in both legs - can get removed.
3-13-15 the second Friday the 13th of this year, I've become 72
if you wonder if I like being that old ....." it beats the alternative"
And - if that were not enough excitement
for an old
I just received a birthday greeting from a very good friend phantsythat
a DD for What! No elephant? from jenthestrawberry
and an invitation to help moderate a totally neat group Birds-Club
If you birds like I do you should check this group out
Thank you all so much for making this quite the week for an old like me
And the best birds
Bird-Photography and Birds-Club February FeaturesBird-Photography and Birds-Club proudly presents some of the best submissions from the month of February, chosen by me, mydigitalmind. At the end of every month, I will go through submissions from both groups and choose the ones that stand to feature them in a News Article. I will also choose features from some of our special events that run during the month.
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Bird-Photography's Featured Photos
Every week, the admins from Bird-Photography pick a photo out of the current submissions that will be featured on our front page for the entire week. The following photos were featured in February.
Backyard Birds Contest Winners
The best watercolor
It has been another fine month for viewing the many wonderful watercolor paintings submitted to our galleries. I hope you enjoy seeing what we've chosen as the best of the month
. Deciding on just ten is always difficult and all the more so near the end when one favorite must give way to another equally good. Here they are:
Kseniya by yushnikova
Beautiful lighting and her intense gaze serve to make this a portrait worthy of another look. High contrast, harmonious colors and tender brushwork are all admirable.
Wet Sand by MichaelHocking
The muted colors and soft shoreline silhouettes make a magical combination. This balanced composition has a quiet, thoughtful feel.
Red Riding Hood by PowermadMistress
Using a very narrow palette the artist has created an elegant and dramatic image that perfectly encapsulates the terror inherent in this favorite Brothers Grimm tale.
Demons by Mysteltain08
This disturbing and beautiful work is well composed with every element feeding off the other. The blue, gray, and green palette gives this tremendous impact.
Cloudwalker by CrystalLSI7
The symmetry and exciting colors make this a very intriguing painting. The beauty and harmony of the work is almost musical in that a few notes have been embellished and arranged within this masklike structure
Chihiro to meet No Face by Why2be
Miyazaki has created marvelous worlds of fantasy. This gentle watercolor captures the spirit of his stories and the design elements have been arranged in graceful unity tying together the soft primary colors with confident ink lines.
Riverbed by aakritiarts
Most artists who paint in a photo-realistic style use oil or acrylic paints. When you see this in watercolor, you take notice because knowing how to handle the precise mix of colors is astonishing. It is all about painstaking patience and it's technical merit is unique.
Bagnoregio by micorl
A good work of art takes more than an artist and a subject - it takes an emotional connection that speaks to our collective imagination. In his use of a muted palette and soft lighting the artist has captured the details and craftsmanship of this ancient mill.
Train by falconcentral67
There's something very romantic about trains even when they are freight carriers rather old fashioned passenger trains. In this painting the artist has captured the power and volume of the locomotive reflected against a softly lit evening sky and landscape.
A3 Watercolour Ernie by Spangledstars
Paintings are like poetry in that they evoke certain feelings, certain emotions that function within our psyches on a more primitive level. I admire the strong colors and composition of this watercolor portrait.
s too - check out caturdays
12-5-14 *** We took our boys to the vet for their rabies shots and a general look-over. Seems the vet - her name is Brie Wild-Goose if you can believe it wanted to know - if we knew - anyone willing to take in a stray with FIV.
After long discussions and a successful meeting with the boys - Taz is now home 12-10-14 - safe and sound with his new family. Brie tells us his life expectancy is about two years we're hoping to make that more like ten.
P S Here's the boy now 1-10-2015 -