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pandora 30th August 2019 01:51 AM

As Legend Has It
 
From this morning's long walk by the river

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Being a clear fine day with spring officially just a day away, this morning's walk was quite productive.
Firstly it was the first decent leg stretch I've had for weeks, 6 kms over 3 hrs by the river. I ambled along slowly
in the sunshine watching the Welcome Swallows and cyclists flash by, while lots of photo ops were popping up around me.
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M1.2 + standard 14-150mm F4 (carried for lightness instead of higher IQ of the heavy 40-150mm F2.8 pro)

pandora 31st August 2019 09:11 AM

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Continuing with our parkland sculptures of Aboriginal culture, here are two more captured on this morning's meander.

BE THE FIRST TO COMMENT :) *chr
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MJ224 31st August 2019 10:26 AM

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Very smooth kangaroo, Mark. Looks cool as well. What's that little paw with a stone in its hand doing????????????*chr*chr

Jim Ford 31st August 2019 11:13 AM

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We get wallabies in zoos over here (and escapees in the wild), but I've never seen a grey or red kangaroo. I wonder if they are too difficult to keep in captivity?

Jim

Dewi9 31st August 2019 06:58 PM

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Ha ! We get stuck with an Owl and a Pussy Cat.

David

pandora 31st August 2019 10:19 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MJ224 (Post 489026)
Very smooth kangaroo, Mark. Looks cool as well. What's that little paw with a stone in its hand doing????????????*chr*chr

Thanks Mark, I can't answer your question as to what the hand holding the stone represents - perhaps it signifies the close relationship to the earth that our aboriginal community have.

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Originally Posted by Jim Ford (Post 489031)
We get wallabies in zoos over here (and escapees in the wild), but I've never seen a grey or red kangaroo. I wonder if they are too difficult to keep in captivity? Jim

I daresay Red and Grey kangaroos could survive in captivity, Jim. Even prisoners in our criminal justice system apparently do so.
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Originally Posted by Dewi9 (Post 489047)
Ha ! We get stuck with an Owl and a Pussy Cat.
David

Not having seen many of your sculptural assets, I'm not twigging to your Owl and Pussycat reference, David.

Beagletorque 4th September 2019 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by MJ224 (Post 489026)
Very smooth kangaroo, Mark. Looks cool as well. What's that little paw with a stone in its hand doing????????????*chr*chr

Normally it would symbolise the protection of knowledge in western culture.

~~~

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
Edward Lear - 1812-1888

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat:
They took some honey, and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl,
How charmingly sweet you sing!
Oh! let us be married; too long we have tarried,
But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the bong-tree grows;
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood,
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

pandora 4th September 2019 01:34 PM

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What a delightful and nonsensical ditty, Beag". It may have some connection to the canoe, but whether it quite explains the paw & stone is dubious. :)

Dewi9 4th September 2019 06:35 PM

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Pandora: Looking at your second picture describing the mismatch between a black duck and a water rat, producing the platypus, I am afraid the first thing I thought of was the rhyme by Edward Lear ( copied out by Beagletorque, above ).

I did not intend to confuse.

David

pandora 5th September 2019 08:31 PM

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You can't confuse the already confused, David.
I had neither seen nor heard of Edward Lear's rhyme until Beag' posted it. Certainly good for a belly laugh.


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