Friday, December 28, 2018

Found Art Friday 268

 Dear ones,
As that funnel swirls us together into the end (of something) tucked in a beginning, Art Ranger's theme for this last post of 2018 is simply "local color":  all of the following images were enjoyed within a three mile radius of the domicile.
backyard sunset

 We can't get enough of the palette load of color subtleties amongst the grasses and amaranth seeds under a soft sky.
The "pond", which is often dry, takes up a grand portion of our photo library.  Formerly a watering hole of the indigenous ones.

We are enjoying the saturated enchantment of the effect of moisture on color, even if it is growing out of what was once a bench.
color matchings in the yard
Wonderment by Kitty Carson
 In the midst of the gripping national cataclysm of external conditions, we take comfort in the DIY spirit of certain loving humans: for instance, here at Mario's gas station (our version of the corner store).  In the mornings, a group of elders have coffee/talk here after their walks.  This husband and wife operation, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., has provided coffee, snacks, flowers, gasoline and caring conversation for decades.
 As this calendrical threshold beckons, we recommend that you  bite into an apple or a carrot and try to chew then savor each bite like there's no tomorrow.  Afterall, your teeth are made of the same stuff as the whales from eons ago. 
what is the point? we're not sure, except to notice it passing by
One of the few salves that does not solve, but at least soothes the harrowing times: people are keeping track.  Have a stellar passage into the new! and when you see a very out of place or super silly thing, please let us know:

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Found Art Friday 267

Dear ones,
The artist has been in fact "At Large" -  this time, along with one fine gentleman, having the good fortune to land ourselves on an island made of water held in place by leaves.  A small upcropping of earth magma oozed from the Pacific Plate, now cooled and eroded, furnished with sand. 
Glimpse from Kauai's Hindu Monastery where cow sculpture was blessed along with our very foreheads

Palm Tree Triptych captured by Gentleman Jeff

Very small cross-section of meditation banyon at the aforementioned monastery
On a long walk, we fell in love with Shelly and her (his?) elegant armor, as casual a creature as we've ever met with ravishing leg fingernails
Land tortoise doing native plant restoration, by eating, by being

 colors cooked and ground into a color

Aloha Mahalo Aloha Mahalo Aloha Malahalo all so mellifluous sounding, "Moana" has more of a sense of open ocean, and of vastness of the ocean ....
While there, we read from Rachel Carson's "The Sea Around us" .."each of us carries in our veins a salty stream in which the elements sodium, potassium, and calcium are combined in almost the same proportions as in sea water.  This is our inheritance from the day, untold millions of years ago, when a remote ancestor, having progressed from the one-celled to the many-celled stage, first developed a circulatory system in which the fluid was merely the water of the sea.  In the same way, our lime-hardened skeletons are a heritage from the calcium-rich ocean of Cambrian time."
 Now home, we must get happy about Yogi tea bags before walking outside.
And you?  Please send fodder to :)