Thanks to all who took part in last week's playing card challenge. This week, as the weather gets colder here in the North, I thought we might go somewhere warm, very warm! So here we have a sandy desert, what will you make with it?
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Haha - good use of Norman's sand timers
This is another beautiful image, Dave, and very appropriate as we are all seeking our own little oasis of a sort during this pandemic. I did have to listen to the Stevie Wonder song again. 😊
+1 to the congratulations on the image Dave. Well done and thanks for making this SFTW activity and community. 🙂
Really nice image, Dave! Thanks again for letting us play with it!
I hope Christina can make it to the oasis...
K, thank you very much for the kind words. Christina's World is one of my favorite paintings by Wyeth. He was originally from Pennsylvania, where I have been living for the last 40 years. He is a local hero, of course. When I was still actively employed, I worked with a relative of his, which increased my interest in his work.
Well placed Rafael. K. thanks for posting the link , I didn't know that painting but SFTW is always good for education as well as fun 🙂
"I hope Christina can make it to the oasis..."
Real life Christina was Wyeth's neighbor. She couldn't walk, but refused to use a wheelchair and preferred to crawl. She's strong and she'll make it — I have no doubts! Nice idea, @Rafael Aviles.
Thanks, Jane. I know the story well, and I'm cheering for Christina to make it!
A classic desert scene.
Haha - I love the camel in the third shot.
Dave, like I said, it is a classic moment in cinema history — the first time we see Omar Sharif in the film Lawrence of Arabia. I can understand why a lot of people would not get the reference, as the film was released in 1962. An incredible 58 years ago.
I thought about this and about the fact that the sand dunes said ice cream to me, and realised I can look at pretty much anything and think of ice cream. 😞
Now that was subtle, Trevor; and exquisite.
Excellent use of the dunes Trevor.
I had to look twice before I saw the face 🙂
Dave, a bit late, just before seeing your post, I had decided to add this:
The sand horse awakening and smelling the water may worry the palms.
It’s seems Dave’s sand dunes have moved to Florida.
Moderate/warm temperature most times.
They fit rather well don't they, with the bonus that it is easier to get a drink 🙂 Nice job blending them together K
A boxed version of the palm spring(s), Kathryn?