K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Just an Illusion Part 2

The big reveal of the Big Orange Bird. If you haven’t read yesterday’s post with the Big Orange Bird, you should do that first. The birds are in the shop window that was closest to me when I took the photo, although the back one in flight did not show in the original post. The green trunk and other display items are in the farther window. The rest of the things you saw in yesterday’s post were reflections. Or perhaps Just an Illusion.

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All Images: Hannah Keene 2019

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Just an Illusion Part 1

      What’s inside? What’s outside? Is the orange bird even real?

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Hannah Keene 2019

Stay tuned to see the big reveal of the Big Orange Bird tomorrow!

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Just an Illusion

Where does one wing of the building stop and the other wing begin?

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San Francisco                                                                                                     Image: Hannah Keene 2019

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K’lee and Dale’s CosmicPhoto Challenge: Living in the Light

I’m taking this a different direction today. If we were NOT Living In The Light:

We would not be able to see light and shadows play over beautiful fallen leaves.

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We would not be able to see the light making patterns and changing the colors of the water.

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We would not be able to see shadows.

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And we would not be able to see reflections.

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And we would be so much the poorer for all that.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Animals

My animals are a little different because I live across the street from a lake. And because I’ve already posted pictures of the dogs. So here it is – Canada geese! I was so excited when we moved here that I would finally be able to see a Canada Goose.

Let’s just say that my excitement has waned a little. Since Lake Merritt has been a wildlife refuge since 1870, and was, in fact, the United States’ first official wildlife refuge, the Canada geese have been stopping here twice a year on their annual migrations. However, some decades ago (no one seems to know exactly when), the geese decided that the small temperature fluctuation here in Oakland meant that Lake Merritt would make a great home year round. So…… they stayed. And thrived. And mutiplied since they have no natural enemies here. So they have become something akin to pests. However, they are still beautiful, and I still enjoy them. I’m just not so fond of the bird poop they leave all over. In quantities.

Nonetheless, here they are.

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Images: Hannah Keene 2019

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Closeup of Industrial Drum

I was going to take a photo of the perforated drum in any case, because I found the texture fascinating. But then I noticed that the window above was reflecting the beauty of my favorite shop where I love to look at the plants, just relax and reflect on the beauty. It is a good place for general reflection as well. The word ‘Yoga’ and the yellow concentric circles are actually painted on the window.

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Hannah Keene 2019

Taken at the wonderful Brother and Sisters Flower Shop here in Oakland.

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