birds

17 Jan

Look up, look closely

By Silver Blue

Birds! Yes, plenty of birds. Pigeons. A Dove. A Gull.

Of course, these are not birds that migrate, so to see them is not shocking. But… it is very pleasing to the eye!

Yes, pigeons, and not on a statue. I’m not overly fond of pigeons (because, like Canadian Honkers, they’re notorious for being poop factories), but these were almost posing.

A few days later, and the Dove WAS posing for the photo, almost “cheesing” for the camera, as it were:

I’ve always lived near water, and because of that, I have an affinity for seagulls.

Finally, there’s a reason to look closely. Bud, my prolific rose bush, is at it again. Seriously?  Yes, seriously.

Silver Blue, who will be glad when Dreamhost gets the backups back online and my photos are back. Seriously!!!

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15 Oct

When Art Speaks To You…

By Silver Blue

Sorry to have been absent for a while. There are myriad things going on behind the scenes, and while I don’t use the blog to air personal issues, I’ll say this. Take care of your spine. If it causes you pain, there’s most likely a reason for it. Years of not listening to my body is finally catching up with me.

On a brighter note, when ART is the thing speaking to you, it can be fun to listen to as well. 🙂

The housemate and I went to a Rummage Sale (for lack of a better term) today. I’ve never really enjoyed combing through castoffs for the hidden jewel, but something bid me go today. So, I went. There, I found, for a ridiculously low sum (under $10) a framed print that not only spoke to me, it wouldn’t let me go.

Now, it’s an abstract, but … somehow different. More than just colour thrown on a canvas, or the cleaning of an artists brush, there’s … hidden objects in this painting that are not of my imagination.

There’s a figure with arms outstretched:

and she seems to be reaching for, or releasing a bird:

There are hands reaching up from below, even.

Then, from the top corner of the paining, another figure emerges:

also with arms outstretched, but I don’t know what, if anything, she’s holding.

The last figure I discovered (so far) is in the lower right… and the arm is bent as if there is a blanket folded over the arm, yet the hand is folded back in a strange position.

This one’s a little trickier to see, as the face is looking down, and the eye is far more pronounced.

It’s in the corner of my living room, opposite what I call Meditation Corner.

Silver Blue, who at 42, still likes looking at clouds and seeing what I might make of them. 🙂

 

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27 Jul

Not so birds of a feather…

By Silver Blue

 

I associate closely with Cardinals because they’re the state bird of my birth state, and therefore… one of the few red things I affiliate myself with. So much more interesting to align with, say, the Blue Jay, given my affinity for all things blue.

This photo was taken at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in the spring of 2011. As you can see, one of the parrots they have in captivity was paid a visit…by a cardinal. They posed for several photos, and then the Cardinal actually descended to the ground under the parrot to retrieve lost seed. The parrot seemed to pay the Cardinal no mind.

Therein is the lesson to be learned: if it’s not something that affects you, LEAVE IT BE.

Silver Blue, who thinks its time for one more glass of iced tea prior to bedtime.

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