Weekly Photo Challenge – AFLOAT

All I could think of for this challenge was ducks or boats. So here is one of each. I’m running out of photos that I haven’t previously posted, so I hope you haven’t seen these before, or if you have, you forgot.

Canadian duck from the Butterfly Pond in Staten Island, NY

Canadian duck from the Butterfly Pond in Staten Island, NY

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Boat on the Seine River in Paris. Dogs from the boat. It was a rainy day which is the reason for all the water along the embankment.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

On the Beach at Playa del Rey, California

On the Beach at Playa del Rey, California.  Notice the life-guard house.

When I was growing up in West Los Angeles, almost every day after school, I would ride my bike down to the beach and often the Santa Monica Pier, where I liked to go and see the people fishing.  I remember the cool ocean breeze and the warm sunshine.  This seemed so fresh to me at the time. It was something I did when I wanted to clear my head.  The weird thing is the California beach comes to my mind as fresh before the beaches in New York City where I have lived for the past 30 years.  It’s because those early years are so etched in my mind.  I think the weather in Santa Monica, California, and the coast area adjacent, the best of any where I’ve ever been.  I miss it.

Santa Monica Bay from the Air

Santa Monica Bay from the Air

 

 

Jackson Pollock’s 103rd Birthday Today

Watch good documentary on Jackson Pollock at:  http://youtu.be/lfwUxQrDGqw

 

Today is the birthday of Jackson Pollock, icon of the abstract expressionist movement, who once said that when he painting from the unconscious, “figures are bound to emerge.”  What figures do you see hiding in Pollock’s “Guardians of the Secret”? Can you decode it?

Today is the birthday of Jackson Pollock, icon of the abstract expressionist movement, who once said that when he painting from the unconscious, “figures are bound to emerge.” What figures do you see hiding in Pollock’s “Guardians of the Secret”? (1943) Can you decode it?  (taken from SF MOMA)