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On Our Way Stateside... Advice Please...

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 05:01 pm
@Izzie,
That wasn't me, I'm spider phobic to some large extent (a spider? ok, you can have my house, I'm leaving now.) I'm okay with some smallish harmless ones, and like the daddylonglegs found in california. Hate hate hate black widows, giant fuzzy brown spiders, uuuuuuuh, in webs in Humboldt County, and not enthused at all about tarantulas.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 05:10 pm
@Izzie,
Love this, love these kind of structures.. as well as the cabins.http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050218-1.jpg

My ex bro in law leant me, rather long term now, but when I croak he'll get it back.. Park and Recreation Structures by Albert Good (Graybooks). Now there's a book.

There are a couple of those lake photos I can see as paintings, very tempting.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 05:12 pm
@Izzie,
Love this, love these kind of structures.. as well as the cabins.http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050218-1.jpg

My ex bro in law leant me, rather long term now, but when I croak he'll get it back.. Park and Recreation Structures by Albert Good (Graybooks). Now there's a book.

There are a couple of those lake photos I can see as paintings, very tempting.
This one, for example -
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050323.jpg



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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 05:19 pm
@Izzie,
Thorncrown photos fantastic. (Can't remember if I told you I've a close pal who used to lead architectural tours to C. MacIntosh land and to Arkansas.. and so what, except that I wish I could've gone along. He has trouble walking now, though he's ok, all in all, but won't be doing any tour leading.)
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 05:21 pm
@Izzie,
I agree S. is just the right age to remember a lot of the trip fairly well, if not in all the details, at least in the feeling of the trip and pictures in his mind.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 05:23 pm
@Izzie,
Love this one too..
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050364.jpg

You're a good photographer, kiddo. (kiddo, as Roberta would say).

Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 05:39 pm
@ossobuco,
Thanks Osso.... paint away.... I love the ones of the lake - it was so peaceful. Just me and S-boy - (and some 8 legged things causing a quick paddle back!) I love structures too - not so much the modern ones like I pic'd in Dallas - tho they can be lovely too - but when I went to London - the old buildings there, the architrave and all that jazz, mouldings, sculptures... just fascinating. Even simple structures - like sheds on farms - they all kind of tell a story - guess, that's what it is - stories in my head or wandering what the stories are behind the images.

Thanks for the kind words Osso - would love to photograph for real (like our SheW does) - but get huge pleasure from snapping way. If one photo works out in a 1000 - then, I'm happy.

I absolutely loved this flower - when I saw the pic I can see the real thing - these Mexican Sunflowers were extraordinary. Not everyones taste - but I love fleurs.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050646.jpg
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Izzie
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 01:28 pm
@ossobuco,
So here's some more pics...

We went to visit RH in Kansas - we had such a good time...

Whilst we were there we were introduced to a very good friend of his and his family. These folk were fantastic - they were so happy to show us round their fascinating property - so excited to meet us - and it was such a pleasure for us to meet them. The house was in a neighbourhood which looked..... like any other neighbourhood. However, as soon as you drove in, you knew there was something quite different about this place and the family there. The garden leads down to the river (which unfortunately I couldn't get to due to the mozzies.... and not just a few of them) was incredible. Stunning flowers and bugs all over, VW engines and cars dotted around and very unusual sculptures created by the owners late wife. He breeds fish and has many unusual birds all over. The house was like Mr Magoriums Magic Emporium.

so.... a few of the fleurs 'n bugs... hope they won't bore you - it really was very lovely there.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050552.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050556.jpg


The owner and JPB
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050559.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050561.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050568.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050569.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050574.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050578.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050579.jpg

This is one of the most amazing works of art… yep " it’s a bathroom " it took 3 years to do this by the owner " painstaking details " and just incredible to look at…
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050580.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050583.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050584.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050594.jpg

This was made by African finches " they would given the birds threads and they would weave these nests and be able to hideaway " they used to choose which colours they would use…

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050596.jpg

The owners wife was a sculptor… she died 7 years ago but he has her work dotted all over the property. Some of these pieces, tho not to everyones tastes, are quite beautiful…

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050610.jpg

This is of the owner
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050640.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050617.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050613.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050618.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050622.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050626.jpg

Warrior grasshoppers " these are huge

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050628.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050641.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050645.jpg

The most perfect flower
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050646.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050652A.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050649.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050654.jpg

The owner “does up” VW’s
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050655.jpg

VW heaven


http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050634.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050656.jpg

Birds Rainbow
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050657.jpg

At RH Grams House
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050663.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050669.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050668.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050670.jpg

Handsome Blue
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/P1050637.jpg

of course Wink
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2008 06:23 pm
Just catching up on your trip, now, Izzie. It looks like you had a wonderful time. Your pictures are terrific -- you have a real gift.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2008 06:27 pm
@Tai Chi,
Hey, TC...

As for my tiny portion of the venture, it was Awesome...(more pix on other sites)

Glad to see ya back, how's yer internet?

Rock
Tai Chi
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2008 06:33 pm
@Rockhead,
My internet's okay. My ability to navigate the new A2K site needs some work. Okay, A LOT of work...
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