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Taken by my daughter on the way home from her swimming practice, 30.11.19

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Who Has Daddy Issues?
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 18, 2018:
I believe we all have father issue as well as mother issues. How could we not?
American Museums Ignored Him for Two Decades. Now, Julian Schnabel Is Back—and big ger Than Ever...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 18, 2018:
Schnabel is an overrated artist as far as I'm concerned. Famous for gluing plates to a canvas. That wasn't progressive then and I still don't appreciate his 'art'.
This eye-popping chart on inequality is a slap in the face of America’s middle class
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 18, 2018:
I can feel and see this driving down the road. BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Audi, and Volvo are driven around like a proud sign to the masses 'we are better and deserve better' while the majority drive 10 year-old vehicles while hoping they don't have to buy new tires any time soon.
I just read the best name for Jeff Sessions - The Keebler Nazi. Can I get an AMEN!
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 18, 2018:
No amen from me. Keebler elves seem fun and harmless. Sessions seems obedient and impotent. Because of that, scary.
To ALL the agents of ALL the government's we currently live under, remember, the COURT in the ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 18, 2018:
I hope so. I've already bought a rain jacket and rubber boots.
Trump’s Lawyers Argue That He Cannot Be Impeached Because He Was Never Actually Elected | The New ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 18, 2018:
If that's their defense, it seems it'd be pretty easy to remove him.
Mueller needs to get a move on.
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 18, 2018:
Yes, and when we have criminal rulers more criminals come out of the woodwork.
This was for a card that I did for a friend who loved reading.
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 18, 2018:
I'd like to apologize for my original post. I looked at this card (several times) and never saw the book. It looks like part of her shirt. I've since revisited and see it now. I know it's difficult being an artist and the viewer just doesn't get it. I do like it though.
Can you have a relationship without communication? Can you have love without respect? Why would one ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 18, 2018:
I agree until I can come up with a reason not to.
A weird scene I encountered in the woods of Bald Eagle State Forest: five, dead, red-spotted purples...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
That's sad. I'm glad you are there to help future generations.
It's hot here (okay not by some standards ). Share your forecast to make me feel better 😰 I...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
80 sounds very pleasant. It got up to 94 today which was cooler than yesterday 98. When it gets like this I have to get up too early, 5:00 in order to get anything done outside. When it's this warm, I melt and make a mess.
Do you believe in Unicorns?
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
I've never seen gravity either, but I guess it's doing it's thing. I feel really heavy today.
Thought I might make a move on this guy, he looks ok what do you all think?
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
Looks like a colorful personality and he likes goats. Go for it (I mean him)!
Big Money As Private Immigrant Jails Boom : NPR
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
The US is becoming similar to repressive regimes of the past. We wonder how it can happen in other countries. Look around, it is happening here!
When traveling...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
I usually take just what I need. If by chance I have forgotten something, it doesn't cost much to replace it.
How do you access/search for new posts to comment on? Do you sort by newest post/newest comments?...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
A couple of ways: Search by topic and comb through them until I find something that floats my boat. And, When I see a reply I think warrants a closer look into the person that wrote it I then look through their posts to find something interesting. The second way is my preferred way. Thus, 'follow' and that way the post come to me.
An ebony jewelwing damselfly snacking on a mayfly. It was fascinating to see him catch and devour ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
The chain of command!
The far side!
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
I don't believe the door is big enough to post all the anti-scientific.
'Make America White Again': Tenn. congressional candidate's billboard ignites uproar
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
This is just the tip of the iceberg. We have a female running for governor who sounds like Trump's sister: Build the wall, keep immigrants out, etc. She also has Trump's backing, of course. I wish I could move, but I can't. Denmark or another Scandinavian country might be a little better?
To all those fathers out there who take the time and effort to show up for their kids and be a good ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
Thanks for the father's day wishes. I'm glad your father was a be-there father!
Let this one burn your eyeballs
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
I'm surprised you can still see his (teeny tiny) hands.
Viral video: School receptionist belts 'At Last' over intercom on last day of school
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
Taking up those double points, are you?
This Woman Had The Perfect Response When ICE Boarded Her Greyhound Bus
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
That's really cool. I must admit I don't know my rights well enough.
If you keep getting alerts that your comments have been 'liked' on a post that has been deleted, is ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
I don't think so. It just means the post has been deleted by the delete monster.
Happy Fathers Day to all ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
I had forgotten, until my kids wished me a Happy Father's Day!
The next wave
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
Camping indoors. My kids like to do that as well!
Didn't know we had a group! Hey, y'all! I live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in one ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 17, 2018:
Yeah! Welcome to the other side of the mountains (as well)!
Soft on STDs - TheHumanist.com
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Merrily, merrily we go to hell in a hand basket.
Why would someone do this?
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 16, 2018:
That's just odd.
Rules Are for Schmucks: The DeVos Religious College Ploy - TheHumanist.com
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 16, 2018:
It's becoming a more and more scary country. Time to leave?
Today is my one month anniversary of being on here with all you wonderful people.??❤
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Happy monthversary! Glad you're here.
So! The habitat garden expansion. Part to be shade tolerant (the riverbirch tree got really BIG)....
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Those two are a good start. I’d add cone flowers and lots of Cardinal flowers to the mix. I’ll leave it at that so other people can add their two cents worth.
Internet rules and laws: the top 10, from Godwin to Poe Top of the list is Godwin Law which makes...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 16, 2018:
I agree with the three you have provided, but don't think it's limited to the Internet. It seems to be true in 'real' life as well.
A great way to have a fire on the beach.
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 16, 2018:
I've seen this before and agree. Looks like it'd take some shoveling though.
This was for a card that I did for a friend who loved reading.
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Looks like she's on her cell phone and not extremely happy about being disturbed. Nice drawing though.
Being a long time wildlife rehabilitator, I thought some of you might appreciate my latest release ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
Good job!
Anderson Cooper’s tribute to his friend Anthony Bourdainhttps ://youtu.be/qF7SRQFd49E CNN ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
I watched the entire video (which is not normal for me). I didn't watch his show, but I'm very aware of how honest he was. His outlook on life was admirable. I'm sorry he found life no longer bearable.
Heart warming example of Mother Nature's Mothers.
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
I want that tree in my yard.
Hi can you add a caption to this photo?
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
It's a tough job being a nwolc.
[facebook.com] About Jeff Sessions
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
Oh wow! I hadn't thought of the resemblance before, but I believe you must be right. He is granny!
Molly is an 18yr. old red-eared slider who came to the clinic to be seen for restlessness and ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
You've known her for 11 years! Is she kept by a friend of yours?
Félix Vallotton (Swiss-French, 1865-1925) Pont sur le Béal, 1922.
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
That's really nice. I'm not familiar with this artist. Thanks.
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AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
Very nice. Do you know the artist?
Going to the movies....woo..hoo!
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
Enjoy!
I’m so upset with this recent illegal immigrant separation of children from their families. I want...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
I believe the majority of us do.
My cuttings from the plum tree are sprouting even the huge branch that I didn’t think had a ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
Somethings you just can't kill!
Has anyone here actually read the "mission statement" of this group? Looking at the majority of...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
Staying on topic seems to be a problem for some, but I don't see it happening that often. If one of my posts goes off topic I usually write them a personal message.
Kurt Schwitters (German, 1887-1948 ) Merzbild 5 B (Picture Red Heart-Church) 1919.
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
Merz. Love Schwitters'.
After work walk through a local county park. Found a friend who just looked at me and then continued...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
Very tranquil. Looks like a good place to go after work.
Apache plume
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
Ditto @BucketlistBob 's question. These look to be fairly small. Do they look like smoke at a greater distance as well? I have never seen (or heard) of this before. Thanks for the enlightenment!
A rock wall
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
There is something about stone that really attracts me. It's cold and warm at the same time and plants growing between them is very inviting.
Gardening in the high desert. I decided to put my plants in these frames so I can cover them in case...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
I thought maybe varmints at first. How many of these do you have? What happens if you aren't home? Do you ever let them out so they can run and play?
What say ye gentlemen ? (giggle)
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 15, 2018:
You must have read my bio.
This is a wooden relief carving, painted with water soluble oil.
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Very nice. What type of wood? Not that it's super important. Just wanted to ask.
photograph by skado “da moon”
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Ooo. That is meaningful!
Camping a few years ago using dutch ovens a lot of fun.
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
I definitely have the fever.
Never too old.
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
The goals just get smaller.
A young robin that a vet in Harrisburg sent to me. She did a great job raising it so far, but ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
You're mother nature's mom.
How do you keep picking yourself back up when it seems that the world, universe, human kind, or ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
A stiff drink, some weed, and some magic mushrooms. Works every time!
I am an ally, my son is gay, Love him?
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
OK, we agree on this one.
Judge you for.
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
You're a better person than I. I judge people if they are religious and if they have screwed up political views. I don't judge them if they don't know how to drive and I just get irritated if they put the toilet paper on incorrectly.
Planters Knocked up three planters and gave them a coat of preserver this morning . They will be ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Funny! I read 'planters knocked up'. Nice job on the planters.
Would love to hear your title suggestions Hi, I'm new to the group and to the site. I'm excited ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Very well done. What do you consider 'been here a while'?
I'm extremely busy these days. But I really miss seeing what my peeps in the music are posting. Is...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Nice suggestion.
Remember The Costa Concordia
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Too long to watch right now. No, I don't remember, sorry.
World Cup 2018 ! Here is your official unofficial all things World Cup thread
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Big football fan!
"February Sunset", Oil, 11" X 14", $150
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Not one of my favorite ones of yours, but I like it.
I’ve been watching this mutant grow for 2 weeks. I finally picked it and threw it in the compost....
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
At least it grew right side up. If it had grown the other way all the luck would have drained out.
Every want that childhood pond to be yours?
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
No, I never wanted a pond of my own, but their were ponds everywhere when I was growing up and none of the neighbors minded if we wanted to play in them.
My little slow Canadian garden is a month or more behind all the other nice postings I see here from...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Do you do anything special to get your wisteria to bloom. My father planted ours and it has never bloomed.
I took a walk along the road I live on and took a few pictures of some flowers that were growing by ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Sticker bushes.
Paulie would like to say hello to the group!!!
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
What is Paulie?
My post is not a comforting one but is of psychopathic nature. Ugly distressing photos are in the ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Our understanding is too limited.
Neighborhood rock
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Looks like it could be an aerial shot.
Recent cactus flowers
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
I was expecting something red. The yellow is beautiful.
Never give up.
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 14, 2018:
I love seeing stuff like this! Fantastic!
I have been cutting down a lot of invasive Congon grass and adding it to my chicken/duck powered ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
I've found that if you water the compost as you add to the pile, it aids the composting process. Urine has extra minerals and stuff that adds to the compost. Can't go wrong with either or both methods.
Two chins are the best.?
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Two faces are bad. 3 or 4 is out of control.
My last promethea cocoon eclosed today. The result: a spectacular female.
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Wow, she is beautiful!
Let's pretend we're wrong and a supernatural diety shows up on earth! What three questions would ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Why did you show up now? When are we going to become extinct? What other planet(s) are you going to screw up?
These 5 plus 3 I plucked last night while I was weeding ....someone will be making zucchini bread ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Show us those green fingers!
Groundhog Day I read somewhere that Bill Murray wanted this movie to be deep. Probably more like ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
I agree. It's a fun film with several hidden meanings.
"Burst Free", Oil and Gold Leaf on Canvas, 24" X 24", $500
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Did you use a palette knife for this painting?
Finally getting some rain in Texas. We've had very little measurable rain since September!
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
That makes life more difficult. Here in Hamilton Co. TN, we are doing a little above average. Normally we have about 50"/year.
AT LAST My pinks have started. There are buds on both of the Hostas too!
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Yeah! Let's dance and have a party! Always looking for an excuse. ;-)
Hello People! I try various forms of gardening each year in an effort to improve my methods and ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Good luck in your garden this year. Hope everything made it through the downpour.
Rachael Talibart ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
I didn't spot any but one creature. Guess my eyes are deteriorating. I love the photos though.
An excellent way to choose a person to VOTE for or a FRIEND, is to ask yourself, if I died tomorrow,...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
I'm choo chooing on it.
Fox Host Calls Trump A Dictator (VIDEO) - YouTube
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Watch out for the 'pillow talk'.
Okay so the fact that I work on RVs part time on my friends lot exposes me to a lot of different ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
I'd love to go camping.You can bring your camper and I'll bring my tent. Maybe we'll get lucky!
Ravi Shankar on the Dick Cavett Show [youtu.be]
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
I like it!
Morning patrol. Our mailbox habitat is blossoming furiously this year. We went from winter ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
I haven't looked up Penstemon plant yet, but I can see it's not shaped like an unopened umbrella now. Thanks for the photos. My yuccas bloomed during 5 days of rain, so all the blooms fell off. Some years are different.
Hi all. I'm quite new at this & not sure what to write or what exactly I'm looking for. I do know ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
I belong in my own skin. I know that much!
Swallowtails in central Illinois. I see a lot of black Eastern swallowtails and also giant ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Which rues grow native in Illinois?
Sour cherry processing update: Dry-roasted a bunch of cherry pits on the grill while cooking dinner...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
That's funny! 19 not 20!
How many can you name?
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
I recognize a lot of them. Does that count?
"Weltschmerz" Watered Arcylic and Ink by Dale Woodfin Sadly, I used an ink that faded so a lot of...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
My idea was the same as @confidentrealm. Try some natural colors. Have to do research and testing to determine if each one fits your criteria though.
Centipede we found this morning. Maybe we with bugs too much? Nah....
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Super nice photos!
As an opinionated person I find it great that I can get my ideas out here and have an interesting ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
No, but I am honing my presentation skills. Must be honing them the wrong way though.
WoW! I heard the President is talking about beach hotels and golf courses in N.K. A cruise port for ...
AstralSmoke comments on Jun 13, 2018:
I believe what we as the common folk forget about Trump is he only does things that will benefit Trump. Simple greed. He doesn't care about any of the consequences for other people. That he benefits is his only criteria.

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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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