Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - Outdoor Wednesday - #451 - Rabuck Knives - Art Crawl




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I visited the art studio of Rabuck Knives located in Springbrook, Wisconsin during an Art Crawl.  He makes leather purses, knifes with handmade handles plus sheaths and other misc. things; but when I walked back to my car I noticed his wood shed.  The shed reminded me of Georgia O'keeffe paintings.  I asked Jason Rabuck for permission to take a picture of this wood shed.  He said, "Yes."




Below is a bird's nest he pointed out was inside the skull.   Do you see it?


Evidently this is all the wood he has split for the winter.  I was really taking a photo of the bird house attached to the wood shed.





This was posted for Art Crawl participants to locate the artist's studio.  If you are interested in purchasing a knife or leather goods click on this site:  http://www.rabuckhandmadeknives.com/knife-gallery.html.




©Jason Rabuck, W3080 Hay Lake Road, Springbrook, Wisconsin 54875 (715) 766-2739




Found this piece of artwork that day right on our own piece of property.  I am grateful for life's many blessings.

Monday, August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017 - Thinking Outside the Box - Lac Court Oreilles Bottom View



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Thinking Outside the Box






Photo taken of Lac Court Oreilles, Bottom View


I was standing on the dock waiting for a sunset to happen, when I took a peek at the water below.  Amazing how the tree branch over the lake was reflecting on the water.  The camera stopped the movement of the tree branch. At the top of image you can see what I was pointing out.  I was surprised that so many yellow leaves had sunk to the bottom of the lake and how the leaves formed almost a straight line looking like a sidewalk, road, or path.  It was amazing how the bottom of the lake could actually look like a desert or a canyon in the Southwestern States. Dark areas are small stones which form most of the bottom of the lakes up here. To tell you the truth sandy beach fronts are not as common as rocky bottoms.  Top right area looks like a cloud reflection on top of the water. Colors are presenting themselves softly to the viewer. Photography includes looking up, down, sideways and hoping the camera will capture something we didn't.

Friday, August 25, 2017

August 25, 2017 - SkyWatch Friday - Solar Eclipse




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We didn't see any birds or wind or the eclipse because it was overcast here.  But this is what we saw for a sunset over the town of Stone Lake, Wisconsin.





John, my husband tried to follow the sunset in the car.  Here is a photograph of a boat coming to shore at sunset on Stone Lake the evening of the solar eclipse.





Next day at the laundry mat, I went out to the car for some reason and noticed the clouds engulfing the area.





Still at the laundry mat parking lot but this image is just more up close and personal by cropping the photograph..  Is that the light at the end of the tunnel?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - Outdoor Wednesday - #450 - Gardening Ideas




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For Mother's Day my son, Johnny, purchased a gift certificate.  What a generous son I have.  Months later I finally decided to purchase plants that can grow in the shade and partly sun.   Below are pictures of where they were planted.




Hosta, Wide Brim



Fire Island


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Hosta, Regal Splendor




Pachysandra plants - A gift from my mother-in-law's house (Catherine Meyer)



Victoria Blue, Salvia Farinacea, Rollingwood Nursery, Stone Lake, Wisconsin.





Purchased these petunias at Wal-Mart.  Don't they look like petunias with measles?



Purchased these Kniphofia at Wal-Mart.  They were orange but turned yellow as time went on.

The plants featured above were planted next to a sidewalk going down to the lake.  So there are five plants on one side of the side walk and five exactly the same on the other side of the sidewalk.  Next year, I am hoping to place landscaping lumber along the other side of the ten new plants then place cedar mulch around all the plants with ground lighting along the sidewalk. In between the established  plants (if they make it through the winter months) I am hoping to put annuals for POP and a few ground cover plants.  We'll see if my knees will be cooperative next year or not.

Thank you Johnny for the gift that will keep on giving.  Thanks to Nicki, Eddy, and Alex for planting them for me earlier this month.  What would I have done without you guys?

Monday, August 21, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017 - Thinking Outside the Box - Broken Window


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8/21/2017 Thinking Outside the Box




John, my husband, and I went uptown for breakfast.   Quess what the subject of this picture is?  If you thought it is a broken window.  You are right.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017 - SkyWatch Friday - Sunset Lac Court Oreilles


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Sunset over Lac Court Oreilles, Stone Lake, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Outdoor Wednesday - #449 - Logging in the North Woods



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John, my husband, and I were investigating the roads less traveled.  Along the way we noticed this road leading into an area where trees were being logged.  Above one can see a close-up of how the road is made up of logs.




Here is another shot of the road made up of logs from the rural road.




Heavy equipment has used this road.


Here is a picture of a mail box with a tooth ache!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017 - Thinking Outside the Box - Scoop and Brew - Quote - Samuel Johnson - Objections






This is a photograph of crowds leaving an area where 4th of July fireworks were being displayed.  I put this image in Picasa and worked on it a bit to include this eerie look.  It isn't my BEST work but it is a FIRST at trying something new.  Flesh in the dark showed up.  The policeman with a flashlight showed up. Car lights leaving the area showed up. Crowds walking toward their cars or homes showed up.  Where my husband and I were at the time showed up. I attempted this image knowing that I would receive objections and posted it anyways.


Photo taken near Scoop and Brew, Shell Lake, Wisconsin on 4th of July.

Quote:

"Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome."
~ Samuel Johnson

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017 - SkyWatch Friday - Sunset - Lac Court Oreilles, Hayward, Wisconsin - Quote - Elliot Erwitt - Observation


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SkyWatch over Lac Court Oreilles, Hayward, Wisconsin.

Quote:
"To me, photography is an art of observation.  It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place...I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them."
~ Elliot Erwitt

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - Outdoor Wednesday - #448 - Flowers


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I arrived for my appointment with a massage therapist early so decided not to waste the time.   I got out my cell phone and took pictures of flowers growing in the area.  See 3 planters below:










This is ground cover growing in our yard.




This piece of wood landed right by a tree growing in our yard.   Doesn't it look like a bird?   Do you see the beak and the eye?  Unusual find so it is part of our forest now.


Friday, August 4, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017 - SkyWatch Friday - Lac Court Oreilles


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Lac Court Oreilles - Hayward, Wisconsin area.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August 2, 2017 - Outdoor Wednesday - #447 - Honor the Earth Pow Wow - Horse Procession



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Recently, I happened on this horse procession on County Road "E", Sawyer County.
Interested  in attending a Pow Wow in Hayward, Wisconsin area next year here is more information:
http://www.apg-wi.com/sawyer_county_record/arts_and_entertainment/community_events/honor-the-earth-pow-wow-to-be-held-at-lco/article_b632dd76-4379-11e6-84ca-57d6fdb6b18b.html.













Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August 1, 2017 - Thinking Outside the Box - Absence - Quote - Georgia O'keeffe - Unknown



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Among the photographs that I took on 4th of July, low and behold, here was this image.  I kept the trees as silhouettes, the moon is just a bright spot in the sky and should of been photographed better; but instead I concentrated on layers of blue that was happening in the shot.  I noticed the absence of stars.  So, that is why this image is called Absence.  This image touches my soul.  It speaks of silence.  Loneliness.  Unknown. Layers of mind and spirit.  And now, I ask, how does this photograph speak to you?  I'd like to hear your comments.

Quote:

"Making your unknown known is the important thing---
and keeping the unknown always beyond you."
~ Georgia O'Keeffe