The Cedars of Lebanon.

The painting of the 'Cedars of Lebanon' illustrates the poem, 'The Glory of Lebanon'. This is the 3rd Spiritual Place of Abundance. THE GLORY OF LEBANON. (3rd Spiritual Place of Abundance.) I ascend to the heights of Lebanon, A retreat from the heat of the plains, Exploring the high places of Adonai Where His majesty... Continue Reading →

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Handcrafted Decoy Ducks.

In short, a decoy duck resembles a real duck. They were used in duck hunting to attract real ducks. Originally these ducks were carved from wood, even cork. Modern ducks are made from canvas or plastic. They are painted to look like a genuine duck. Historical ducks today are collector's pieces and the price can... Continue Reading →

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A Sequence of Pics of the Purple Crested Lourie.

I photographed this lourie (turaco) in my garden. I had previously made a number of attempts to photograph these birds but to no avail. At the sight of me, they took off. This day I was fortunate, as you can see. I think those palm berries were too delicious for the bird to abandon! The... Continue Reading →

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The Secret Life of Peafowl.

Can you eat a Peafowl? In Medieval times the birds were prepared by roasting and then the feathers were arranged on and around the roast. This made it appear as if the fowl was still alive! Here’s the presentation instructions from Medieval times; “wynde the skyn wit the fethurs and the taile abought the body,... Continue Reading →

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Snow Queens.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Snow Queen' SNOW QUEENS   I look up. The hibiscuses are invariably there! Peering through their snow-streaked leaves. Gazing down from the heights,   Like inquisitive, spruced up socialites.   Curious they are about their surrounds – What is in the air and on the ground.   They twist and twirl in all... Continue Reading →

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Mystic Blue

Using blue in a painting, other than where it is considered natural, generally promotes feelings of depression, sadness and mystery. One of my favourite artists who went through a ‘blue period’ was Picasso, from 1901 to 1906.  All of his works during this time depict strong feelings of gloom and despair. The Absinthe Drinker (after... Continue Reading →

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Art, Photography, Crotons and Butterflies.

BUTTERFLIES ON CROTON LEAVES. https://fineartamerica.com/featured/butterflies-on-croton-leaves-caroline-street.html [This post features 4 images.] I have many favorite things in my life, and I have combined four of them in this post, i.e., art, photography, crotons and butterflies. (You know, those flowers that fly around 🦋🦋🦋 and bring such joy to the heart ❤️! I am fortunate to have... Continue Reading →

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The Humblest Flower.

(This post contains poetry and seven images.) THE HUMBLEST FLOWER © The gracious tulip, renowned For its hue and beauty, Humbly bows down Towards the ground. Its posture offers a view of its being, Which glows in a shaft of light. A scintilla of heavenly blue Enhances its purple hues. Minute fingers dusted with pollen... Continue Reading →

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Fascinating to photograph. The Dragonfly.

There is nothing as fascinating to photograph than the dragonfly. First there is the exciting moment when you spot one, usually near water, but I also find them hovering in my garden on a favorite plant. Once they find a plant they like, they will usually be there for a while. Now, I run for... Continue Reading →

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A tree with an exquisite flower and the ugliest fruit.

(This post contains 11 images). Photography has led me into a whole new world of flora. I am no longer happy just photographing these creations, but find myself doing little studies on them as well. I have always been fascinated by the sausage tree but then, who would not be? This amazing tree is common... Continue Reading →

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