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Jackson Pollock American, 1912-1956 Going West, 1934-35. Oil on fiberboard, 38.3 x 52.7 cm. ©...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
I haven't seen much of his earlier work. Thanks.
Insectra, can you I'D this leafhopper?
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
That's really pretty!
When you're watching your parents, LOL
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
... and you say to yourself, "they can't be my parents."
Under Trump, a red carpet for Dinesh D’Souza, who claims Hitler was a liberal in new documentary -...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
I'm searching for a book by Benjamin Carter Hess: "The Death of Democracy: Hitler's Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic". Have you per chance read it?
Found this today. Thought I'd share:
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
It sounds sort of like my thesis show.
Seeking info about elevation-sickness PREVENTION... any tips or tricks that worked for you? ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Train at high altitudes before you go on your trip.
Food not lawns!
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Because someone in the past thought I needed unnecessary work to do!
More pics of banana bloom another set of bananas showing
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
I didn't realize they grew in protective 'sleeves'.
Has anyone else tried the Google arts & culture app? You can take a selfie and it searches for art ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
I tried it. This is what I ended up with. I tried it several times.
Hyles lineata, the White Lined Sphinx Moth, aka Hummingbird Moth.
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
That is really beautiful. How large do they get?
"Paper Tiger"
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Do they sting? I don't see a stinger. I got stung today while pruning some hollies. It was a wasp that got me though. Every year at least one sting. Guess it means I'm outside at least.
I'm pooped. Mowed the back lawn <2/3 acre.> Harvested some 'maters. Laundry done, other misc. ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Wow! Looks like you've had more rain than needed.
Love to have one like this to go camping in
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Looks like it should make music. Imagine the bellows opening and closing. Like an accordion.
Today's lunch. Grateful for the cloudy weather and showers.
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Looks yummy! Everyone loves a fresh salad.
Straw Bale...arch over back door from kitchen and to the left of the door is an open pantry with ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Love your colors as well!
First Bloom, Asclepias tuberosa
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
That's my kind of yellow!
I thought this group might appreciate this mural. This is not my photo, I found it on the internet.
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Wonder if they have bug problems?
[facebook.com] this could be you if you don't stake the tent down.
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Wow. Free rides!
A monster bullfrog that I moved off the road tonight, on my way home from trivia. We've been ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 10, 2018:
My daughter loves bullfrogs. I showed her your photos. She instructed me that I have to wet my hands before holding them. I told her I didn't know that and she said, "you're so old you should know that."
Last year's tropical milkweed cuttings have grown well but some pruning was recently in order.
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 10, 2018:
There are so many different kinds of milkweed. Truly amazing! Nice photo.
We are seeing the first banana showing up on our ice cream banana tree
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 10, 2018:
Really cool!
Gregarious caterpillars of the Datana genus. They are feeding on scarlet oak along my driveway.
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 10, 2018:
They must love oaks. Is this the batch you had covered earlier in the year?
Entry to home we built of cob (adobe-in-place) and straw bales, with ‘bottle wall’ adjacent. ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 10, 2018:
I'm interested in the bottle-wall. I would like to put the longways through a strawbale wall. Do you have any sources that you could recommend?
For a couple of hours while camping I enjoy this, how many of you do?
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 10, 2018:
Love thunderstorms and the ion boost to the atmosphere.
Hiked 4 miles on part of the Carolina Thread Trail yesterday. Plan to do 6 miles on the Rail Trail ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 10, 2018:
A really cool hiking outfit!
Sounds like rain... [youtu.be]
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 10, 2018:
Love it. They all are very intensive.
Going back a while when i made this..was modelled on the legend of the dragon who chased the ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 9, 2018:
I'm guessing the blue is not part of the piece. It's a very refined piece. When did you do this and are you still doing stuff?
Digital artwork by my son, his version of a campfire story.
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 9, 2018:
That's quite good.
Bucket List
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 9, 2018:
Seeing as much of the world as possible. Everything takes time.
One of the neat things about living in a smaller community is that the local paper is often looking ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 8, 2018:
Cool! You're a celebrity!
Finished retrofitting a closet into a new home for Rita! She loves it. Very easy now for her to get...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 8, 2018:
A handywoman!
Has anyone else ever camped in a tree?
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 8, 2018:
No. The bears aren't THAT bad around here!
Red Spotted Purple on my feeder. It doesn't get any better than this
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 8, 2018:
The red is really subtle.
brewing, digital
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 8, 2018:
To me, it appears as if the rocks are blowing in the wind and the clouds are cynical masks. It looks dry but not necessarily hot. The burnt umber band at the bottom is a little distracting. It's great to see someone exploring!
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AstralSmoke comments on Aug 8, 2018:
This is what I do. I add moisture as I add compost material via rain or watering hose. I turn the pile 2-3 times a year. The worms appear naturally. Photo: This is my compost pile, ready to be turned the second time. There is a 60% chance of rain this evening so might be a good time to start.
Helen Frankenthaler American, 1928-2011 Jacob’s Ladder, 1957.
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 8, 2018:
Guggenheim: "Frankenthaler's method of paint application was markedly original: she thinned the oil paint to the consistency of watercolor so that it would soak into and stain the canvas rather than accumulate on its surface. Inspired by Pollock's drip style, her soak-in technique resulted in fresh, appealing expanses of color that spurred similar experiments by Kenneth Noland and Morris Louis (whom Greenberg took to Frankenthaler's studio in 1953) and prefigured Color Field painting of the later 1950s and 1960s by Louis, Noland, Jules Olitski, and Frankenthaler herself." Photo: Mountains and Sea 1952
Someday real soon..
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 8, 2018:
Or bling!
Metal covered box, mixed media, 4.5x4x6" Just needed to make a little box to put a gift in ;-)
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 8, 2018:
Love it!
A pic from 2017: A freshly emerged pipevine swallowtail that I reared from a caterpillar I collected...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 7, 2018:
That's pretty. I've never seen one before. I have a pipevine!
This toad was kind enough to pose for me last night and I came upon this dragonfly on saturday.
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 6, 2018:
Good thing you mowed the grass early!
More Amsterdam 2017
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 5, 2018:
I'm never been to Amsterdam but I've been to other parts of Holland. It's the only place I've ever been where they use their umbrellas while riding bikes.
Two unknown moths
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 5, 2018:
Pretty and handsome!
Nighttime gold The only ID I know for sure is the last moth, the basswood leafroller. I'm working ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 4, 2018:
Wow, you don't know the names! I like the one with the pointed nose.
Do you see the copperhead snake on this tree?
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 4, 2018:
You wouldn't notice it until it moved!
Orange Least skipper, Common spragueia, Ailanthus webworm moth, pearl crescent, monarch, golden ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 4, 2018:
The milkweed bugs: The mature ones are more colorful ... contrasting?
Monsanto and Bayer are Maneuvering to Take Over the Cannabis Industry
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 3, 2018:
No surprise. Onward with Seed Saver.
Gardeners never die. They just lose their bloomers. a plaque read above my grandmother's ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 3, 2018:
Here are some others: * Old gardeners never die ... They just spade away. * Frog parking only. Others will be toad. * Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.
I move that a button be added to profiles: "Last Here" with the automatic date (of the last ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 3, 2018:
The phone app already has this feature.
Do you think WW3 will rear it’s ugly head within the next ten years?
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 3, 2018:
No, but if Trump remains president for another two years, all bets are off.
With each succeeding day , Donald Trump is making is more abundantly clear that he is ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 2, 2018:
We're all here sitting on our thumbs waiting for something to happen.
'BIGFOOT EROTICA' BECOMES AN ISSUE IN VIRGINIA CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN. NY Times ?? Leslie Cockburn...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 2, 2018:
Politicians throwing sand.
Anyone here have one of these tents, if so how good are they? [ilovecamping.us]
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 2, 2018:
Are regular tents so difficult to set up? I have a two-man Hilleberg. It's light, easy to set up and take down, light enough to backpack and bike tour with. It wasn't cheap, but it's going on twenty years.
My TShirt and pen came in the mail! Woo-Hoo! How do I look?
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 2, 2018:
Hot like only an alien can be!
Victor Brauner Romanian, 1903-1966 The Surrealist, 1947.
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 2, 2018:
Not familiar with him. Thanks.
"Garden Goddess", terra cotta, 6x7 in. This is a high relief tile depicting what's known as a Green ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 2, 2018:
I like your relief. Here's the real green man!
Climate Change’s Newest Effect: Gentrification - TheHumanist.com
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 1, 2018:
You're just full of good news. I watched a movie the other night. I think it was called The Time ( ? ). It was about when people collected time like they do money now. The common person lived day by day (literally) where the more affluent had decades, centuries, and beyond. It's the second time I've watched it. Easy to draw comparisons to today's culture. Bonnie and Clyde (sort of) reference.
I am, at the same time, deeply saddened and deeply angered by the degree of fraud and corruption ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 1, 2018:
Capitalism at its finest. As long as we continue to annihilate our environment we are in fact condoning fraud.
Excerpt by David Whyte: "Unrequited love is the love human beings experience most of the time. The ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 1, 2018:
No one can. Does 'love' keep score?
Deep thought of today.
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 1, 2018:
That's about as deep as I can handle today.
Guess who?
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 1, 2018:
It looks cautious.
How can I tell if somebody blocked me?
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 1, 2018:
Search their profile name. If nothing shows up, you've been blocked.
I have given up in growing zucchini squash! (I did not find the way of controlling the pests ...
AstralSmoke comments on Aug 1, 2018:
We call them butternut squash here. Excellent choice.
Micrathena gracilis on Russian sage
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 31, 2018:
This is a picture of a female? Sounds like the males are good for sex and an after sex snack?
"You raise your voice when you should reinforce your argument." - Samuel Johnson I think the same...
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 31, 2018:
Often times I find myself reacting emotionally ... that's when I raise my voice. Once I back away and let the emotions subside (this has been known to take days), I then can respond in a logical, rational fashion.
These shots were taken about 12 years ago at the Bridgeport Covered bridge over the South Yuba, ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 31, 2018:
Yes, you caught her!
For AmelieMatisse.......a Ghostly Angle makes it's presence known.......
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 31, 2018:
Familiar with James Turrell?
National Palindrome Day - August 1, 2018 8-1-1-8........How will you be celebrating?
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 31, 2018:
My writing is constrained enough.
Isn't it nice to wake up to 'No Sunday church attendance'.
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 31, 2018:
You must not be busy enough if you're thinking about church.
Unique......
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 30, 2018:
Yes, just like everyone else.
What do you do? I like hiking or camping.?
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 30, 2018:
I don't have to do anything to forget about my phone.
Some more Arizona photos, a Sunset and flowers.
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 30, 2018:
I'm attracted to the first photo. Have you ever been to burning man? Do you have future plans for another strawbale house?
Some interesting non-moths from tonight: The green mantidfly (Zeugomantispa minuta) and the ivory ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 30, 2018:
Between you and Leafhead, we've got it covered! What does the borer bore into?
Saturday activities
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 29, 2018:
!!
My town's been invaded by body-snatchers and zombies, otherwise known as tourists. And they're ALL ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 28, 2018:
Tourists make easy pickin’s.
A pretty garter snake that lives under the front step of my house.
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 28, 2018:
Pretty! I have a black one, but I haven't seen it this year yet.
8:30 a.m......leaving for work ( with a band....somewhere.....). Home around 4 a.m. Is this ok to ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 28, 2018:
It doesn't quite do it for me. Perhaps a hint more detail in the dark section?
Just for fun, what is wrong with this picture?
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 28, 2018:
Carrot trees are the best!
Happy Friday! May you all find some 1%.
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 27, 2018:
A very nice wish. Thanks.
Spirituality
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 27, 2018:
There's a meditation group on this site. Here is one. There might be others. https://agnostic.com/group/SecularBuddha I agree there are energies given off by every living thing. I don't call them spirits, but I don't have a problem with this word referring to energies. And redirecting some of this energy to better tap into your body sounds like it should be a plus. With all that said, I don't meditate. I have done pilates before though ;-)
I don't really know which group is best to post in concerning this. I have never ever liked ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 27, 2018:
I'm a tad bit older than you. We've always taken selfies. We just had to use a tripod before. Birds, sunsets, and nature are great!
Try not to look down until we're out of here.......
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 27, 2018:
It goes all the way to the center of the earth. There, there is no up or down.
I Dream I Hold the Key to the Meaning of Life Created tableau, photographed with colors flipped to ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 27, 2018:
It's more meaningful when art isn't the real art.
A few days ago I posted some pictures I took along the northbound road from where I'm staying. These...
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 27, 2018:
Northbound was corn fields. Southbound is possibly wooded?
Just some of my favorite pics of my favorite dogs playing in a flooded field, today after work.
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 27, 2018:
And a great time was had by all!
I'm in a tent in the Smokey Mtns park as I write this. There is an owl trying to drown out the bugs....
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 26, 2018:
I had to look on a map. Have fun and be safe.
As I was finishing packing the car for a weekend hiking trip, I realize I forgot my sleeping bag. ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 26, 2018:
Sounds like you were stoned. Everyone has those moments.
Savannah Riverfront at night Summer 2016. No tripod Thank Ms. Matisse for negotiating with admin ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 26, 2018:
It's on my list! 10 pics ... extraordinary! Thank you both!
Anyone here hike all or large portions of the Appalachian Trail? I've seen tv shows about it, read...
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 26, 2018:
I've hiked 2/3rds of it, from GA to NY. It's not something you just do. It takes a lot of planning and flexibility and cooperation from someone who is not going. Mail drops are critical. Also practice. Get in shape. Practice with a 35lb bag on your back. Plan on starting slow, maybe 8-10 miles a day. Rest every fifth day (pick a #). Some parts are easier than others. I hate the PA rocks and there's a lot of PA on the trail. Maryland is easy and might be able to hike 30-40 miles in a day. You need to know yourself because it's very possible/probable to get lonely if you're hiking by yourself. I liked the trail and want to finish it.
Do you like it when your partner is the dominant one in bed, or do you prefer leading things? Do ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 26, 2018:
I can't say I know many men that like 'blue balls'! It's nice when we 'switch' it up. Surprise me! I've got surprises too.
I had a choice of things to do tonight.........go backstage at a Beatles tribute band show, or ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 24, 2018:
Mall art wins every time!
How about folks posting a building in the area in which they live? I'll start with our Old Hall....
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 24, 2018:
I've never been there. Perhaps I drop by for a pint on my next UK bike tour.
That invigorating moment and you see that ball of lightening before it explodes
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 24, 2018:
Sounds ominous.
Small moth on screen
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 24, 2018:
That's one of your favourite ones, isn't it, at least it looks similar to the one you've posted before. They seem quite adept at camouflaging.
So something has been bothering me the past couple of days. I am polyamorous and date outside of my...
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 24, 2018:
Your approach leads to a sane personality.
Here's my final post featuring a railway station, for now. Worksop was opened in 1850. The station ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 24, 2018:
It looks very gay (happy)! Do you have a pub collection as well?
Heat wave strikes the Arctic, and the climate enters the Twilight Zone
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 24, 2018:
Maybe not as serious as the weather, but maybe as immediate: https://www.npr.org/2018/07/24/627505327/meet-the-woman-who-put-plastic-waste-on-the-map
BERLIN -- Summer 1994
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 24, 2018:
These are some pics I took in Autumn '16
Salcombe, Devon, England - under the arches.
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 24, 2018:
Beautiful! I miss those tight walkways.
Some photos from my visit to Brighton at the weekend
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 24, 2018:
Cool location. My daughter would want to spend the entire time on the bungee chords.
One of my favorite photos. I took this on the ferry to Cumberland Island, GA a few years ago. Heavy ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jul 24, 2018:
Fantastic! Love the greens!

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The green man in Berlin, Germany. East Germany's crosswalk light. At the fall of the Wall, every city in Germany got a set of these crosswalk lights to show the unity of Germany. Photo taken in 21.10.16.
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At our family reunion, 16.07.18
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On the balcony of my 'new' flat, 23.11.19.
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Bean planking.
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Our new puppy, Bean, 14.11.19
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Around 1962-63.
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1961 with my granddad, Herschey Boy.
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I'm the little guy on the far left, early April 1962.
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