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Re: Can it be the Spring Flickr when there’s still snow on the ground?
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2018, 04:14:49 PM »
Gosh I hope not, one Winter is bad enough.


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Re: Can it be the Spring Flickr when there’s still snow on the ground?
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2018, 06:49:36 PM »
Good one Betty,
it almost feels like a second winter. I woke up today and shoveled 6 inches of Ice pellets and slush from my walks and driveway. Just doing errands today and I saw many downed trees, fences and some hydro poles and some areas to the north of me were without power yesterday for 12 hours. Even towns like Port Dover and Port Stanley along Lake Erie, were without power for awhile. The high water level in Hamilton has flooded many homes and condos along Lake Ontario as well.


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Re: Can it be the Spring Flickr when there’s still snow on the ground?
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2018, 06:58:34 PM »
Not much on the ground in my neighborhood. Just a thin sheet of ice. But it's starting to snow now. The low air pressure, high humidity, fog, & high ozone levels are making my breathing worse than it's been in over a month. I don't think we had any ozone levels this high around here since last summer. I could even smell it.

They're saying this is the second coldest April ever in my area... and the month is only halfway over. The coldest ever was just a few years ago. Below 0F to 20F through most of March & April that year. It wiped out a significant amount of wildlife because they couldn't endure an extended extra cold winter.

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Re: Can it be the Spring Flickr when there’s still snow on the ground?
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2018, 01:08:24 PM »
The trouble with winter is that you get it at the beginning of the year and at the end of the year, and sometimes (like this year) you also get it somewhere in between.

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Re: Can it be the Spring Flickr when there’s still snow on the ground?
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2018, 05:53:08 PM »
This is what causes so many climate change & global warming deniers among people who don't understand weather, or who think politicians know more about weather than real scientists.

Please let the scientists do their job, the politicians are just word & money jugglers.

People see it's cooler, & only look at the weather map of their local area or country, so don't think there's global warming (That's why the call it climate change now). But if you look at a wider animated view of the weather, you see vortexes or jetstreams blowing warm air up to the poles, displacing/pushing the cold polar air downward to us. So as we get colder, the poles, Alaska, & Greenland get warmer.

In the Oceans, salty water absorbs more heat energy than fresh water. This energy drives the gulf stream & other ocean currents that helps keep some land warmer. Western Europe would be a lot colder without the Gulf Stream. As polar, Greenland, & mountain ice melts, the oceans become less salty as they become diluted by the fresh water ice melting. This causes the oceans to absorb less heat energy. That slows down warming ocean currents & the Gulf stream, or may even stop them someday.

The Gulf stream is already slowing. Without the Gulf stream The UK & a lot of Western Europe would be covered in ice & snow most of the year. So global warming may actually cause the UK to freeze over as Greenland thaws.

Meanwhile, locked in ancient ice, & deep in frozen northern or polar ground, is a lot of Co2... a greenhouse gas. As the ice melts, & the northern frozen ground thaws, it releases all that CO2, causing even more global warming. So at one point it causes a dangerous unstoppable chain reaction that may make the planet uninhabitable for people & most animals.

Once the plants die off you can kiss the oxygen we need to breathe goodbye. It takes a lot of plants worldwide to keep oxygen levels high enough for us & animals. With only a few thin zones suitable for plants, it wouldn't be enough to provide oxygen for animals & people. But long before that happens, as plants & animals start to die off, we'll run out of food & starve to death.

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Re: Can it be the Spring Flickr when there’s still snow on the ground?
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2018, 05:03:01 PM »
Hello everybody and welcome back to My Weekly Flickr.

Winter persisted into this week with temperatures in the 30’s and 40’s for the most part. Monday it absolutely poured down rain, several inches according to the reports, and the winds were ferocious. Yesterday the winds were very strong as well. As I approached my house after my morning walk I watched as my neighbor’s garbage cans blew completely down my block and across the street. I retrieved them as if I hadn’t they certainly would have been lost for good. It’s in the 60’s today with the sun shining but it was in the 30’s when I went for my walk and I’m anxiously looking forward to the day I can retire my winter coat for the season. I’m being optimistic that this will eventually happen.

This week I visited Christie’s to see the Old Masters, European, Japanese and Korean art auction previews. There were some nice things in the Old Masters and European but there was hardly any Japanese or Korean art which surprised me as the listing on the web was extensive. I particularly wanted to see the three dozen woodblock prints up for bid. So I called Christie’s to ask and the agent told me that the woodblock prints were on the second floor in a room I had gone through but they were in the drawers of a glass case rather than displayed on the walls. That’s certainly something I never would have expected and I was annoyed, mostly at myself, for not asking one of the people walking around.

These are items from the Old Masters and European preview that I enjoyed.

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - Virgil Reading from the Aeneid – Not the usual Ingres portrait or what he considered his real legacy, the religious paintings, but a depiction of the ancient Greeks. There is a very long essay on the website about Ingres’ obsession with this topic. He created something on the topic in many different mediums throughout his life with this being his final rendering.
https://tinyurl.com/y8bqacjd

Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A. - Harewood Castle from the south east – Again, there’s a long essay on the site about this painting, an early oil that was the impetus for Turner’s tour of the North of England. He was invited by the 1st Earl of Harewood to Yorkshire to make a series of views of the House, Castle and grounds
https://tinyurl.com/y9h3y9df

Claude Gellée, called Claude Lorrain - A landscape with Tivoli and the Temple of Vesta, hunters and an artist sketching in the foreground. – The essay says this is his only hunting scene but that the figures are a small part of the idealized landscape.
https://tinyurl.com/ya2ffshc

Sir Anthony van Dyck - François Langlois, called Chartres (1588-1647) – Langlois was a print dealer and also a friend of Van Dyck. It was painted as a gift and Van Dyck subsequently made another copy for himself. It’s said that his best portraits were of his friends.  – Surprising to see that it went for below the low estimate..
https://tinyurl.com/yd2eeoez

Sir Peter Lely - Portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as Mary 'Moll' Davis (c. 1651-1708), three-quarter-length. – Lely is new to me, he was a contemporary of Van Dyck and renowned as the court painter for Charles II.  I thought it was influenced by Van Dyck and to my mind resembles the self-portrait of Van Dyck as a young man that hangs in the Met. That painting is the second link. Once again this picture has disappeared from the Christie’s site. It occurs to me that perhaps it was withdrawn prior to the auction.
https://tinyurl.com/ydcfvoco 
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/436258

Francesco Guardi - The Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, with the Punta della Giudecca – The essay said this was a favorite view of Guardi’s, one he visited many times, with this being one of the best. My brother and I agreed this was one of the nicest things in the auction.
https://tinyurl.com/y7foxt9f

Sir Peter Paul Rubens - A satyr holding a basket of grapes and quinces with a nymph – This is a wonderful painting and is probably the star of the auction, it’s estimate is $5M -$7M, although it sold just below the mid-range.  The literally devilish grin is priceless. Images of satyrs were a favorite subject for Rubens and the artists in his circle.
https://tinyurl.com/y8nepdnp

Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian - Double portrait of Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino (1514-1574), and his son, Francesco Maria II (1549-1631), full-length – I wasn’t overwhelmed by this one, I think it looks better on the web than it did on the wall. I thought it could use a good cleaning and some touch-up and I clicked on the condition report to see if I could find anything out. But when I did the site requested a phone number so they could chat with me if anything changed and I felt that would be going a step to far. The essay says this one of small handful of full-length portraits by Titian, who, more than any other artist, redefined the status of portraiture in the 16th century and influenced that of subsequent centuries. I see it went well below the low end estimate.
https://tinyurl.com/yaue63me

There were many more which you can see at the links below to all the objects in the different auctions.

19th Century European Art
https://www.christies.com/salelanding/index.aspx?lid=1&intsaleid=27602&dt=174201816452&saletitle=

Old Masters Part I
https://www.christies.com/salelanding/index.aspx?lid=1&intsaleid=27466&dt=174201816472&saletitle=

Old Masters Part II
https://www.christies.com/salelanding/index.aspx?lid=1&intsaleid=27467&dt=174201816472&saletitle=

Several days later I went back to Christie’s for the Prints and Multiples preview and also to try and see the Japanese wood block prints. This time I asked where the Japanese wood block prints were and I was escorted by a young woman over to a table and asked to sit down. Then she unlocked the glass case next to me and pulled out a pile of them telling me that when I was through she would give me the second pile. She also asked me if I wanted the catalog and paper both of which I declined. I confess to feeling a little like a fraud but after I had finished the first batch a woman approached and the agent gave them to her and I had the impression she was no more a buyer than I was. The prints were marvelous.

EDWARD HOPPER - Evening Wind – This was a much nicer etching than the one I wrote about seeing at Sotheby’s. I note that it didn’t sell.
https://tinyurl.com/y88zjxvf

VINCENT VAN GOGH - The Potato Eaters – A real treat, I haven’t seen many of his lithographs. This went in the midrange of the estimate, I think due to its repaired condition.
https://tinyurl.com/y9lyycqt

WINSLOW HOMER - Perils of the Sea - Very nice, went far above the high estimate.
https://tinyurl.com/yd664vat

JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER - The Doorway, from Venice, a Series of Twelve Etchings –  I’ve seen many of the Venice etchings, one at the Swann’s auction a few weeks ago.
https://tinyurl.com/y84wwave

MARY CASSATT - In the Omnibus – Charming, sentimental engraving with tinting. Two women and a baby in the foreground while there’s a nice still life in the background showing a bridge.
https://tinyurl.com/yaqdhfku

HENRI MATISSE - Odalisque au magnolia – The first is a lithograph drawing while the second is the painting which wasn’t up when I visited but will be when the Rockefeller collection goes on the block. Christie’s clearly expects a big return on the painting as instead of a bid range you have to request the estimate.
https://tinyurl.com/y7e9qjg8
https://tinyurl.com/ycrgw6sa

RICHARD ESTES - Holland Hotel – Estes creates these remarkable screenprints based on oil paintings done in this photorealistic style. They’re really brilliant, one of this series hangs in the Tate in the UK. Several years ago I saw an exhibition of his work and it was filled with large scale prints similar to this. You really have to look closely to see that it’s not a photograph.
https://tinyurl.com/ybwxx879

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE - ASAKUSA TAMBO TORI NO MACHI MODE (ASAKUSA RICE FIELDS DURING THE COCK FESTIVAL), FROM THE SERIES MEISHO EDO HYAKKEI (ONE HUNDRED VIEWS OF FAMOUS PLACES OF EDO) – I chose this example as I love the cat. I think I must have mentioned this one before as I know I’ve seen it before but I can’t remember exactly where. You can see all of the wood block prints, as well as the other items in the Japanese/Korean auction, at the second link.
https://tinyurl.com/ybajkkjw
https://tinyurl.com/yacqv3sl

This is a link to all the objects in Prints and Multiples.
https://www.christies.com/salelanding/index.aspx?lid=1&intsaleid=27671&dt=174201816472&saletitle=

Now, the Flickrs.

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JENNIFER

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P3010010_edited

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SISSY DRESS WITH PINK LACE GLOVES

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#亞洲 #beautiful #pretty #妹子

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pretty sissies

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Pink Housemaid

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ride or sissy

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Prissy Sissy (1)

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Kellie

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Re: Can it be the Spring Flickr when there’s still snow on the ground?
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2018, 05:04:12 PM »
Hello everybody and welcome back to My Weekly Flickr.

I went back to the Ronin Gallery for their current exhibition, KUNIYOSHI: THE MASTERPIECES, and unlike last time the gallery was open and I was able to go in and admire the woodblock prints I enjoy so much. Kuniyoshi painted in the Japanese genre Ukiyo-e, which Wikipedia defines as, “a genre of Japanese art which flourished from the 17th through 19th centuries. Its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects as female beauties, kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers, scenes from history and folk tales, travel scenes and landscapes, flora and fauna, and erotica. The term ukiyo-e (浮世絵) translates as "picture of the floating world."  The bulk of these pictures are of samurai in epic, fantastical battles and against mythical demons and monsters.

Aigo Gozaemon Hisamatsu – a lone warrior on his horse riding into battle
https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/kuniyoshi-the-masterpieces/aigo-gozaemon-hisamatsu

Miyamoto Musashi and the Whale Off the Coast of Hizen – You can barely see Musashi riding atop the whale getting ready to stick his sword in as the ocean waves move wildly. The second link is an enlarged illustration. I’ll include one where available going forward.
https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/kuniyoshi-the-masterpieces/miyamoto-musashi-and-the-whale-off-the-coast-of-higo-kumamoto
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/fa20121220a1c.jpg

Takiyasha and Skeleton Spectre in the Ruined Palace at Soma – Fantastical skeleton dwarfs the two samurai.
https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/kuniyoshi-the-masterpieces/takiyasha-and-skelton-spectre-in-the-ruined-palace-at-soma
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takiyasha_the_Witch_and_the_Skeleton_Spectre#/media/File:Takiyasha_the_Witch_and_the_Skeleton_Spectre.jpg

The Earth Spider Conjures Goblins at the Mansion of Minamoto no Yorimitsu (Raiko) – Fantastic creatures swarming above the men, the two game players seemingly oblivious to them. Click second link to enlarge.
https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/kuniyoshi-the-masterpieces/the-earth-spider-conjures-goblins-at-the-mansion-of-minamoto-no-yorimitsu-raiko
https://www.artsy.net/artwork/utagawa-kuniyoshi-the-earth-spider-conjures-goblins-at-the-mansion-of-minamoto-no-yorimitsu-raiko

Disciple of Buddha Hattara Sonja with White Tiger – Buddha sitting nestled snugly against the enormous white tiger.
https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/kuniyoshi-the-masterpieces/disciple-of-buddha-hattara-sonja-with-white-tiger

Asahina Saburo Yoshihide Wrestling with Two Crocodile Sharks at Kotsubo Beach, Kamakura – Lots of action here, Yoshihide struggling with his arm wrapped around one shark while the other leaps in the air, ready for attack, while the crews in the three boats watch with emotion. Click on second link to enlarge.
https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/kuniyoshi-the-masterpieces/asahina-saburo-yoshihide-wrestling-with-two-crocodile-sharks-at-kotsubo-beach-kamakura
http://woodblockprints.org/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/409

Nyuunryu Kosonsho  - Menaced by the enormous serpent with the giant fangs.
https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/kuniyoshi-the-masterpieces/nyuunryu-kosonsho

Last Stand of Kusunoki Clan at Shijo-Nawate – Three Samurai against a sea of arrows.
https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/kuniyoshi-the-masterpieces/last-stand-of-kusunoki-clan-at-shijo-nawate
https://data.ukiyo-e.org/artofjapan/images/cd70329c7be970f822ceef9cbffeae39.jpg

Here’s a link to everything in the exhibition.
https://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/kuniyoshi-the-masterpieces

Andy G.

Boy becomes Princess

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Check out the whole folder

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What A Valentine's Day!

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Sissy pic

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BNRlC4z

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Cross Set (0250) Crossdressing Service

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Woman in Blue Frilly Dress

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day283-28 AnkRouge Red BL + White SK

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DSC_0037

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Re: Can it be the Spring Flickr when there’s still snow on the ground?
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2018, 06:55:34 PM »
Andy, some excellent finds this week. The cvip98.gwo folder is a very good find. Takes me back a lot of years to when my older sister used to practice makeup on me. I used to complain, but down inside loved every minute of it!



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Re: Can it be the Spring Flickr when there’s still snow on the ground?
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2018, 10:06:01 PM »
Confession.  The Cvip98.gwo account is mine.  :)

Glad you all like it!

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« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2018, 10:34:15 AM »
Thanks for compiling and sharing it.

Andy G.


 

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