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Jumbo – The Sad Story

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Jumbo the Elephant (1860 – 1885) was exported from Sudan, where he was born, to a zoo in Paris and then in 1865 transferred to the London Zoo in England. He was dearly loved, especially by the children who had the joy of riding on him, but in 1882, under great protest, he was sold

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Mother Earth

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I love to travel and only wish, like most of us, that I had the financial resources and freedom to travel more.  We live on a beautiful planet and even though I have not seen her many wonders with my own eyes, I have seen photos and enjoyed reading about the natural beauty this Earth

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Time

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When I saw this week’s challenge I instantly thought that the only time that really matters is the present moment. Which in turn brought to mind an image I created last year about being one with the universe. Connecting with the Universe doesn’t require some special tool, knowledge or spiritual practice, it is experienced simply by being

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Twinkling Light

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This week’s Photo Challenge is about capturing twinkling lights.  The theme was perfect for me as I had just finished the above artwork this morning (cropped for the post).  I haven’t had time to join in the fun for a few weeks so I was thrilled to be able to participate today.

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Travel Theme – Colourful

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This week’s Travel Theme is “Colourful”, which is perfect for what has been happening in SW Ontario this week. I created this artwork because over the last few days we have been dumped on with two full days of snowfall. Followed by two days of non-stop heavy rain. Today we have high speed winds and

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Humanity

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I love to travel and enjoy the different cultures and learn about the people I meet, no matter where I go. I truly enjoy learning about their lifestyle, the food they eat, and what a day in the world looks like to them. This photograph of a street merchant, taken in Spain, who you would

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Dialogue

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This Week’s Photo challenge: When it comes to art/photography, dialogue can be perceived as a consensual interaction between two images. Placed next to each other, each photograph/artwork opens up to meanings that weren’t there when viewed alone. Each composition reveals the artists/photographer’s specific sensitivity to certain content or visual elements.   When viewed alone the

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Relic

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This week’s Photo Challenge is all about what we consider to be a relic.This artwork was based on a book by Alexander Pope, a translation of Homer. Alexander Pope was an 18th-century English poet, satirist and translator. He was born in 1688 in London England and died in 1744, at the age of 56, in

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Travel Theme – World “Cups”

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Ailsa’s travel theme this week is World “Cups”. I am sad that England didn’t make it into the final 16! Ms. Java is my contribution to ‘cups of the world’ for this week, created just for fun. I can imagine her saying “Good morning handsome, do you want your coffee now?”

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Between

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This is my contribution for this week’s Photo Challenge. It is so hard to make choices sometimes, especially when one of them is something you enjoy, but you know is not good for you. But also, there are things that we do that are significant enough to come between our closest or potential relationships. I

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Weekly Photo Challenge – On The Move

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When I thought of this week’s theme the first thing that sprang to mind was Venice.  A small city where you get around by a Water Bus, Water Taxi and Pedestrian Walkways.  For those romantic evenings being on the move by Gondola, with or without a singing gondolier, is definitely the way to go. There

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Weekly Photo Challenge – On Top

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I have been so busy lately that I have been missing all the fun with the photo challenges for a few weeks now, so I am thrilled that I can join in this week. My contribution is some artwork called Ghost of Smugglers Cove (image cropped for post) and the pirate, or should I say ghost

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