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Welcome to Coffee Hour. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you. I've always loved art. I have been doing it all my life. Mom kept my second grade report card where Mrs. Bluestein has put "Take a look at her art!" With early encouragement I have been able to work at my art and even sell some. When arthritis took away my ability to use a pen and paintbrush I turned to the computer. I have been a digital artist since 1998. In that time the computer and I have grown in our ability to create art. I have hundreds of pictures. Here are a few that have special meaning to me.

You can find prints of my artwork on my Fine Arts America account:

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Glacier National Park in Montana is best known for its spectacular scenery: snowcapped mountains and beautiful lakes. Visitors to the Park, both locals who are here all the time and tourists who may come only once or twice in a lifetime, spend a lot of time just absorbing the great majesty created by the ancient ice fields. Sometimes, however, it’s nice to turn away from the massive scenery and to simply walk in the woods, reading the ancient and often told stories of birth, life, death, and renewal which can be found there. Two centuries ago the woods shown below the stylized orange bear scat, were used by the Kootenai and Pend d’Oreille Indians. Two centuries ago, the forest would have been cedar and hemlock, but a forest fire in 1929 burned much of the area. Today it is a forest primary of lodge pole pine, with some cedar, hemlock and other trees.

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Welcome to Coffee Hour. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you. My two favorite colors are red and purple. In fact I am wearing a purple shirt as I type this. Someone else who loves the color purple is Mother Nature. She does purple so well. In fact one of my favorite photographs features purple flowers. It was taken on a windy day and it came out like a Monet painting.

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Sun Mar 29, 2015 at 06:27 PM PDT

❅ the winter that was ❅

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Welcome to Sunday Brunch. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you. I was going through my computer and pulled up a file I hadn't looked at in a long time. These were pictures I took for my Mom when she became too weak to go out waking. I thought for the next few diaries I would let Mother Nature take over and show you what a beautiful world this is.

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Welcome to Sunday Brunch. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you. I was going through my computer and pulled up a file I hadn't looked at in a long time. These were pictures I took for my Mom when she became too weak to go out waking. I thought for the next few diaries I would let Mother Nature take over and show you what a beautiful world this is.

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Historical fiction sometimes makes living in a castle sound somehow luxurious, fun, and sometimes romantic. In reality, I suspect that living in a castle was cold, drafty, and very expensive. On the other hand, I have enjoyed wandering through Irish castles. Join me on a short photo tour through the Cahir Castle.

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Greetings and welcome to another Fuzzy Friday open thread diary kind of thing for the Street Prophets group and the broader, oranger Daily Kos community. 'Tis I, your beloved, hairy host-- Marko the Werelynx.

Thenk yew, thenk yew... you're too kind. Please-- sit down, sit down...

Crickets always make such a fuss.

I thought this week that I'd share another batch of photos with you. Last weekend Mrs. the Werelynx and I took advantage of a couple of free admission tickets to the zoo here in Prague. There had been several changes to the exhibits since we were last there so we were looking forward to exploring-- despite the chilly drizzle. In the last dozen years or so the zoo has been hit with a couple of big floods and there has been a great effort since the worst hit in 2002 to provide living quarters for the biggest animals in the upper section of the zoo, safely removed from the dangers of flooding.

There were more than just new enclosures and pavilions though. Step over the curly-coiffed ginger hairball for a few photos, won't you?

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Welcome to the Wednesday Coffee Hour here at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can talk about what's going on in our worlds.  

Everyone is welcome to discuss all topics of conversation, to post photos, and answer that eternal question: "What's for supper tonight?"

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Welcome to Coffee Hour. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you. I mainly grew up in Northern California so snow and ice were something that I saw only when skiing. After moving to the Chicago area and then to Indiana snow and ice were very familiar. When I came to North Carolina I figured I wouldn't see any more snow but the last two winters have proven me wrong. Even though snow and ice are my least favorite things to drive in I have to admit they can make very nice pictures. When Mom was alive I would go out and take pictures of the snow for her. All except the last picture were taken in Indiana. The last picture is from North Carolina.

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Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on current events. Today’s topic is rivers.

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Greetings, and welcome to a proper Street Prophets Friday open thread with your host Marko the Werelynx. Last week I left you to demurely entertain yourselves while I bounded off, away from the sticky threads of the interwebs, to frolic in snow. Genuine snow! You've heard about that stuff have you? I believe we had a dusting of the fluff on the cars out on the street this morning, but by the time I went out the shy flakes had all melted away.

We didn't really have a winter this year in Prague, barely any snow, the ponds didn't even get skated on.

And well, I rather like snow. I enjoy hiking in snow, snowshoeing in snow, skating on ice with a dusting of snow, and both Nordic and Alpine skiing-- neither of which are compatible with grass and rocks. Gotta have snow.

Yes, I know some of you are about ready to strangle me at this point. It's just your lynx-deficient blood talking. Snow is great, really!

Whatever your feelings on the matter, I needed some snow last week. My little family of four and a few friends drove about 6 hours to the south, of all directions, deep into a particularly beautiful part of the Austrian Alps, where we stayed at this lovely cabin:

--which happened to be at the end of a steep, tortuously serpentine, unpaved road. Um, covered in ice. We arrived, with help, safe and sound. We broke out a celebratory bottle of wine then unpacked the rest of our luggage, settled in, and crawled into bed. The next few days would be pretty active...

Draw the curtains, dim the lights and snuggle in close to the warmth and the slightly off smell of hot plastic emanating from the slide projector.  

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