Still Making Snow Art #22

I just love comic art… so had to reblog this cute snow art by Bob Watterson featured in the Secret Keeper. This love of comic art stems from childhood – huge Tintin, Asterix the Gaul, and Our Willie fan!!

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My Friday Image and Poem: A Worldwide Web Shane Waltener

A Worldwide Web  Shane Waltener

 

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This litte poetic ditty was inspired by this wonderful sculpture which I had the pleasure of seeing in all its splendour at Juniper Artland, Wilkieston, Scotland. You may remember that I mentioned this wonderful inspiring Artland before in several blog posts, the original being on the 15th of June 2014.

 

A Worldwide Web

Looking through your mesmerising eyes

There’s no way to look away,

Speckled shadows dance and play,

In this Worldwide Web of Enchantment.

 

Looking through your murmuring eyes,

There’s no way  to steal away,

Deceitful shadows flit and play,

In this Worldwide Web of Allure.

 

Looking through your mocking eyes

There’s no way to break away,

Fine gossamer lines wrap and entwine,

In this Worldwide Web of Delusion.

 

Looking through your morbid  eyes,

There’s no way to run away,

The script is already written,

In this Worldwide Web of Drama.

 

Looking through your lost greenery of truth,

There’s no way to rip away,

Do I vindicate or blame you?

In this Worldwide Web of  Uncertainty.

 

© Marjorie Mallon 2015 – aka, Kyrosmagica.

Words, and Photo, good or bad, are my very own!

 

Hope you enjoyed my Friday image and poem. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

 

Links:

https://www.jupiterartland.org/artwork/a-world-wide-web

http://shanewaltener.blogspot.co.uk/#4199122337725407763

http://shanewaltener.com/

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/in-the-studio-shane-waltener-artist-8812518.html

 

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My Friday Secret Images: The Corpus Christi Clock

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In my earlier blog post today, Secrets and Lies, I mentioned that I would be revealing one of my secret sources of inspiration. Well here it is, The Corpus Christi Clock in Cambridge, a stunning timepiece that is featured in my writing. The clock is a very popular tourist attraction that’s frequently photographed. People tend to respond to the clock in many different ways. I found the grasshopper thought provoking and weird looking. What do you think? Are you enticed by its fine gossamer wings, or repelled by its stinging tail?

I discovered a couple of interesting videos on Youtube about the Corpus Christi Clock and I’ve shared these on my Tumblr site, here’s the link: http://kyrosmagica.tumblr.com/.

I’m not going to tell you any more about the grasshopper other than to say he plays a very interesting part in the mysterious Crystal Cottage.

I’m excited to say that writing inspiration can be found everywhere, all you have to do is look with a keen eye. Museums, Art and Photography displays can provide such a wonderful source of ideas. In fact, I’m desperate to visit the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge to view the Silent Partners Artist & Mannequin from Function to Fetish exhibition. Sounds weird but interesting! It’s free too, where else can you get entertainment for free? Ok, libraries you say. C’est Vrai. Absolutely.

Here’s the link and trailer about the Fitzwilliam’s Silent Partner’s exhibition: http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/whatson/exhibitions/silentpartners/

Enjoy. Have a very Happy Weekend, and if you’ve been shopping this Black Friday hope you’re aren’t too exhausted. I’ve ignored the Blackest of temptations and stayed well away from the shopping queues. How about you?

Photos: My own.

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My Friday Image Antelope Canyon Arizona

antelope-canyon-4036__180 antelope-canyon-4034__180 antelope-canyon-4023__180 antelope-canyon-4025__180 antelope-canyon-4033__180 Let me introduce you to Antelope Canyon. I’m totally captivated by these wonderful photos. The canyons are without doubt one of the most beautiful wonders of the world. I had fun arranging these images into an order, the top few are more shadowed, having less light filtering in than the last. They are all exquisite. Enjoy. Antelope Canyon is located near Page, Arizona, on Navayo, native American tribal land. Antelope Canyon consists of two photogenic slot canyon sections, Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack; and Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew. The Navajo call Upper Antelope Canyon  Tsé bighánílíní, which means “the place where water runs through rocks.” Lower Antelope Canyon is called Hazdistazí (“Hasdestwazi”) by the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department), or “spiral rock arches.” Of the two canyons Upper Antelope canyon is the most frequently visited by tourists. This is because  its entrance and entire length are situated at ground level, requiring no climbing. Thank goodness! Like the sound of that! Also, direct beams of sunlight from the openings in the top of the canyon are much more common in the Upper than in Lower canyon. In the summer months these beams occur most often, as the sun is high in the sky. Winter colors tend to be a little more muted. Lower Antelope Canyon is more difficult to visit. Before metal stairways where installed  visiting the canyon meant that you had to climb along pre-installed ladders in certain areas. Even after the stairways were installed, it is more difficult to access Upper Antelope as it is longer, narrower in places, and footing is not available in all areas. Not for the faint-hearted or your granny! Also to leave the canyon, the climb out requires several flights of stairs. So for those who enjoy climbing this sounds the one to visit! Despite this  Lower Antelope Canyon is still a challenge that many photographers can’t resist, and no wonder as the views are breath-taking. Photography within the canyons is no easy feat due to the wide exposure range (often 10 EV or more) made by light reflecting off the canyon walls. Antelope Canyon is a true photographers dream. Many are attracted to come see this wonder of the world. It has been a source of tourism for the Navajo Nation. Since 1997 it has been possible to access the canyons by tour. The Navajo tribe must be so proud of its status now as the Navajo Tribal Park. Well, I’m so glad that I found Antelope Canyon and made it my Friday image. It really makes you realise how wonderful the world is. What a lovely thought to start the weekend with! Have a fabulous weekend.

If you want to see more I’ve posted a wonderful video of Antelope canyon to my Tumblr, here’s the link to my blog where you can see Jason Ward’s stunning video: http://kyrosmagica.tumblr.com/

Photography courtesy of Pixabay: http://www.pixabay.com

 

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My Friday Image: Shadowed Hand Reaches For Autumn Leaf

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Sometimes the simplest images are just so interesting. A shadowy hand reaching out to pick up a single leaf, yet the shadow of the hand can’t move the leaf only the physical hand can. One to ponder over. Write about. Would you disturb the leaf or  leave it to be caressed by the tender advances of the shadowed hand?

Photo courtesy of http://www.pixabay.com

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My Friday Image Dhammakaya Cetiya

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The Dhammakaya is a symbol of World peace. It is  a Buddhist parkland and sanctuary, located at Pathum Thani Province in Thailand.

Find out more about it at  http://www.peacefulweb.com/dhammakaya-pagoda.html.

And Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Dhammakaya_Centre

Isn’t it an amazing sight? To give you an idea of the scale of the endeavour the outer shell is decorated with 300,000 Buddha images.

Image : http://pixabay.com/en/photos/dhammakaya%20pagoda/

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My Friday Favourite, Editor’s Choice, Stunning Image

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Acrobats, Circus, Contortion. Editors Choice, Pixabay.com Igor Suassuna

Happy Friday to all my followers on Kyrosmagica. Enjoy the Weekend! I’m not supple as these guys, will have to go back to Yoga. How about you? What will you be doing this weekend? Whatever you do, don’t try this at home!

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