Miscellaneous 3

Another grab bag of shots that did not seem to fit in anywhere else.

The river is the Quinebaug, which flows through my hometown of Putnam, CT.

The indoor rustic shot was taken at a rebuilt historic center of a Protestant sect located in Amish country, Pennsylvania.

The photo of the sailing boat was taken in Virginia, on Chesapeake Bay. On Memorial Day, if I recall right.

The carving—it is called The Drummer—comes from Alaska and was made, as far as I can recall, by an artist from the Iñupiat tribe, a group closely related to the Arctic Inuit people. It is carved from whale baleen and studded with narwhal ivory…all perfectly legal because of its provenance. It was my wedding gift to my wife, Lyn, and was bought (oddly enough) at a Native American art gallery and museum in New Mexico. We were on our way to Texas to visit family and we saw it there because it was part of a Native Peoples art exchange program.

The house plant photos are from around our house. (I’m not sure where the photo of the pink flowers comes from.) Lyn was bemused (but not surprised) that I didn’t dust them before I took the shots. Oops!

Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.

Play misty again - Putnam, CT

Play misty again – Putnam, CT

Not the singer - location unknown

Not the singer – location unknown

A place for everyone - Amish Country, Pennsylvania

A place for everyone – Amish Country, Pennsylvania

An Alliance of something or other - Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

An Alliance of something or other – Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

The Drummer - Alaskan native carving

The Drummer – Alaskan native carving

Plant - still-life

Plant – still-life

The leaves that are green - still-life

The leaves that are green – still-life

All photographs and comments ©2014 by John Etheridge with all rights reserved; not to be used without the expressed written permission of the copyright owner.

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