Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Looking for Beauty Just About Anywhere

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You have to be fast for photographing hummingbirds as they move at incredible speed and in unusual directions.  It had to have been fast film or high-end digital since every aspect of the bird's motion is frozen.  The light is unusual since hummingbirds most often show for high sun but there's little evidence of sunlight plus there are no shadows on the bird's belly so that implies some type of light to fill.

Go to photograph hummingbirds if you will but you must think faster than the bird and they are bloody fast.

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The Rockhouse thinks the strange things we do can be most beautiful of all and this situation has to be some kind of sporting event.  What else could require Bee Anonymous with a bucket on the head. Maybe the yellow one is the Queen Anonymous Bee.  We can only guess.

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The Lady of Cao was a Peruvian governor ... seventeen hundred years ago.  Peruvian researchers worked out this likeness of her based on her mummy for the study of her skull and the appearance of people in that area of Peru.  (  Peru reconstructs face of woman who ruled 1,700 years ago)

She had been buried with metal items and wooden scepters wrapped in copper that symbolized the power she wielded when she was alive.

Archaeologists say she is the first known female governor in Peru. Before this experts did not belive that women had any governing or religious authority in pre-Hispanic Peru.

- PO

What do you know ... feminism seventeen hundred years ago.

Ed:  I'd hit it

Of course you would, Dagwood.  Here's a photograph of her mummy.  Enjoy your date.

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The mandala is spiritual art rooted in mysticism which goes back millennia.

I believe I'll have another of those.

Breathe deep the gathering gloom,
Watch lights fade from every room.
Bedsitter people look back and lament,
Another day's useless energy spent.
Impassioned lovers wrestle as one,
Lonely man cries for love and has none.
New mother picks up and suckles her son,
Senior citizens wish they were young.
Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
Removes the colours from our sight.
Red is grey and yellow white,
But we decide which is right.
And which is an illusion???

- Graham Edge


Laughing Gecko said...

The mandalas remind me of your fathers paintings from the 70's. I'd love to see some of those one of these days.

Peas InOurThyme said...

I do have photographs of quite a number of his paintings and I'll take look through since it's been a while. Thanks for the idea.

Anonymous said...

There were some Buddhist monks in town recently doing them in sand. Then swept them away

Peas InOurThyme said...

Sand art is tough to grok when it's all made while knowing it will get blown away or washed away. Music poofs too but it never gets close to physical. They do such beautiful stuff ... and then the tide comes in. I think I would hate that but for them it's all part of it.