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Posted to Just For Fun about 1343 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Recent still life emphasizing my 1950s, plastic, puffy horse ornament. My brother and I argued for almost 20 years whose was this horse and whose was the puffy yellow clown; I won when I established my family and household first and selected this among other personal ornaments.
Posted to Objet D'art about 1344 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Still Life about 1344 days ago, 3 comment(s)
I made these 20+ years ago for my kids. Nothing like homemade wooden toys.
Posted to Still Life about 1344 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Objet D'art about 1344 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Corvan loves lining up his toy cars along the bottom of the tv!
Posted to Just For Fun about 1345 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Just For Fun about 1345 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Salora was elegantly placing cars out for me and playing with them. Cars are all the rage with the two children i live with.
Posted to Just For Fun about 1345 days ago, 0 comment(s)
This teddy bear and a couple of other stuffed animals tucked inside the tree knoll was found in the knoll of a tree next to a highway. Begs the question: Is it is a memorial? Nevertheless, it is a touching and sweet image.
Posted to Just For Fun about 1345 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Posted to Macro about 1345 days ago, 0 comment(s)
"Line-m-up!" he says. So we do.
Posted to Just For Fun about 1345 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Life with littles.
Magic everywhere.
Posted to Just For Fun about 1345 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Just For Fun about 1345 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Just For Fun about 1345 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Who didn't like playing ball with their favorite pet?
Posted to Pets and Domestic Animals about 1348 days ago, 0 comment(s)
My first attempt with shooting and editing RAW.
This colorful folk art piece was collected by my wife, as a child, during a US Army assignment of her father to Supreme Allied Headquarters' Military Liaison Mission - Portugal.
A version of the legend:
The legend of the Rooster of Barcelos[1] tells the story of a dead rooster's miraculous intervention in proving the innocence of a man who had been falsely accused and sentenced to death. The story is associated with the 17th-century calvary that is part of the collection of the Archeological Museum located in Pa├žo dos Condes, a gothic-style palace in Barcelos, a city in the Braga District of northwest Portugal.

According to the legend, silver had been stolen from a landowner in Barcelos, and the inhabitants of that city were looking for the criminal who had committed the crime. One day, a man from neighboring Galicia turned up and became suspect, despite his pleas of innocence. The Galician swore that he was merely passing through Barcelos on a Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela to complete a promise.

Nevertheless, the authorities arrested the Galician and condemned him to hang. The man asked them to take him in front of the judge who had condemned him. The authorities honored his request and took him to the house of the magistrate, who was holding a banquet with some friends. Affirming his innocence, the Galician pointed to a roasted cock on top of the banquet table and exclaimed, "It is as certain that I am innocent as it is certain that this rooster will crow when they hang me." The judge pushed aside his plate because he decided to not eat the rooster. But still, the judge ignored the Galician's appeal.

However, while the pilgrim was being hanged, the roasted rooster stood up on the table and crowed as the Galician predicted. Understanding his error, the judge ran to the gallows, only to discover that the Galician had been saved from hanging thanks to a poorly made knot in the rope. The man was immediately freed and sent off in peace.

Some years later, the Galician returned to Barcelos to sculpt the Calvary (or Crucifix) to the Lord of the Rooster (Portuguese, "Cruzeiro do Senhor do Galo") in praise to the Virgin Mary and to Saint James. The monument is located in the Archeological Museum of Barcelos.
Posted to Objet D'art about 1387 days ago, 0 comment(s)
White knight and white rook sacrificed to total destruction of black king on outdoor game deck, forward aboard Coral Princess, in the morning light.
Posted to Black and White about 1422 days ago, 0 comment(s)