September 29, 2011

At the Water Lily Café...



... let the conversation flow.

46 comments:

traditionalguy said...

That would make a great painting.

pm317 said...
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chickenlittle said...

Blades of eutrophy cut two ways.

Those leaves could be harvested, incinerated to generate electricity (waste heat used to dry them) and the phosphate and potassium residue sequestered in the leaves removed from the lake and or reused upstream.

Ann Althouse said...

It's not eutrophy. It's a carefully tended reflecting pond.

chickenlittle said...

Ann Althouse said...
It's not eutrophy. It's a carefully tended reflecting pond.

OK. But what I said applies to what floats on your lakes.

Just letting the conservation flow...

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deborah said...

Another jigsaw puzzle for DBQ. Gorgeous.

ricpic said...

I love gold bars
In water black
At end of day
'Fore all goes slack.

Fred4Pres said...

The golden edge reflections with the water are really interesting. But in a painting you might reject it as unreal. In the photograph you notice it but figure (I am assuming) it was some optical effect of the moment.

I am wondering if you saw it like that photograph depicts when you took the picture, or if he was an effect from the camera?

edutcher said...

Hate to say it, but not much is gonna flow through there.

PS Agree with tg. That really is nice and the photo is composed in such a way that it has that Impressionist feel to it.

Nicely done.

chickenlittle said...

deborah said...
Another jigsaw puzzle for DBQ. Gorgeous.

Althouse cuts through legal edicts with the precision of a scrollsaw.

deborah said...

Fred, it immediately reminded me of this Althouse photo:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/althouse/5111228594/in/photostream/

deborah said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos
/althouse/
5111228594/in/photostream/

deborah said...

That's a fine compliment, chick, especially considering you're a lawyer.

chickenlittle said...

That's a fine compliment, chick, especially considering you're a lawyer.

Not true! I just hang around them and help.

deborah said...

My reading retention has failed me!

Triangle Man said...

Those look like FASCIST card carrying NRA lilly pads hypocritically decrying supposed violent imagery.

Fred4Pres said...

deborah, you mean the leaves on the car hood (I am assuming)? I do not see it there as much. But Ann does take a lot of pond shots that get some unusual reflections. But sometimes I wonder if it is interesting distortion from the camera or an optical effect you would see in person (assuming you were standing in the same place, spot and time).

Surfed said...

Wisconsin is so very beautiful. I went on pilgrimage (from Florida) to Ashland, Ws to visit the grave of Tom Blake (influential surfer from the 1920's and 30's) and then on to the west coast. Scenic. I wonder what it's like in the winter? June was gorgeous.

NYTNewYorker said...

Is that a snake?...I think I saw a snake!

pm317 said...
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deborah said...

I'm batting zero in this thread...I thought those leaves were on water that she had caught at just the right angle and lighting.

deborah said...

I mean, it seemed as if some of the leaf edges were held up by surface tension...

chickenlittle said...

deborah said...
I'm batting zero in this thread...I thought those leaves were on water that she had caught at just the right angle and lighting.

I'm certain you are correct.

deborah said...

lol thanks, chick, but I think it's a car.

chickenlittle said...

deborah said...
lol thanks, chick, but I think it's a car.

Whatever. I guess I trusted Althouse. :(

deborah said...

Did she say somewhere it was water?

deborah said...

Well, darn, I mean the car is wet, but it's not a bird bath, etc.

Ann Althouse said...

The old pic is leaves on my car.

chickenlittle said...

@deborah:
I was only referring to the present pic. I didn't look at older ones.

Sorry for the confusion.

deborah said...

;)

Chip Ahoy said...

I didn't realize lily pads overlap so much.

Sixty Grit said...
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chickenlittle said...

I didn't realize lily pads overlap so much.

Only the maxi-sized ones do that.
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chickenlittle said...

Sounds like it's getting litigated if you're proofing a deposition.

The truth will out.

edutcher said...

It's a comment on something, I'm sure, but the news comes that Hugo Chavez, after all that time in Cuba getting that free government health care Michael Moore thinks is so great, is in kidney failure.

Make of that what you will.

traditionalguy said...

Sixty grit...That was horrible.

Now, get a trial lawyer and pray that Rick Perry doesn't win.

How else do you get their attention?

rhhardin said...

Jogger & bus yellow autumn camouflage

Doberman evening investigated.

(videos)

Fred4Pres said...

Sixty Grit. It is stories like that that make you want to strangle idiots who claim the only way to "save" the medical insurance industry is to ban lawsuits.

I have no problem at all making the standard for medical malpractice high. It should be. People die (especially sick people) and doctors should not be blamed for that--that is why we have doctors (to help sick people). But when you have such clear negligence, it is critical that there be accountability. Otherwise there is zero incentive to change it.

And I say that as a conservative.

And I know there are hucksters and shysters. But less of them now a days than you think.

Sixty Grit said...
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Jose_K said...

Heh:

http://www.alanamoceri.com/alana_moceri/2011/09/el-paquete-de-obama.html

Ralph L said...

Isn't there a gold or yellow pagoda or bridge at that "O" garden where Meade volunteers?

when a guy I saw wood with
Whose did you see?

Sixty Grit said...
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Fred4Pres said...

Barack Obama says: Change me, I stink!

Phil 3:14 said...

I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us — don't tell!
They'd banish us; you know!

How dreary to be somebody!
How public like a frog
To tell one's name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!


E. Dickinson

Issob Morocco said...

this segment seems a bit padded and flat.

BimBim said...

Topping it could be a skygarden complete with trees adding a splash of greenery to Newcastle's otherwise grey skyline. It will be connected to two shorter buildings via a collection of skybridges.
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