Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Vertical Verities

A  L  O  H  A !
“When you take a photograph 
of someone, you take 
a portrait of their soul” 
      Winna Efendi







“You will want to forget, 
but you'll always wish 
you've remembered.”   
       Winna Efendi










“What my portraits are made of? 
10% showing the reality, 
90% showing my philosophy.” 
           Scuro Chiaro Link

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Thank YOU
Friend!
             Warmly, cloudia

14 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

So that is why I don't like my photo being taken...

biebkriebels said...

Well the soul of a duck is difficult to see :)

laurie said...

beautiful words and images,,

Sandi said...

Ah...

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A very soulful duck, in my opinion.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the duck. Great quotes and photos. Enjoy your day!

Cloudia said...

Thanks my Dears!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! Luv-a-duck I don't like having my photo taken either 😀

William Kendall said...

That is one distinguished looking duck!

Mike said...

So I looked up what the plant is in the last picture. I learned about poisonous palms today.

From Wikipedia...
Cycad sago is extremely poisonous to animals (including humans) if ingested. Pets are at particular risk, since they seem to find the plant very palatable. Clinical symptoms of ingestion will develop within 12 hours, and may include vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, seizures, and liver failure or hepatotoxicity characterized by icterus, cirrhosis, and ascites. The pet may appear bruised, have nosebleeds (epistaxis), melena (blood in the stool), hematochezia (bloody straining), and hemarthrosis (blood in the joints).[13] The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center estimates a fatality rate of 50 to 75% when ingestion of the sago palm is involved. If any quantity of the plant is ingested, a poison control center or doctor should be contacted immediately. Effects of ingestion can include permanent internal damage and death.

All parts of the plant are toxic; however, the seeds contain the highest level of the toxin cycasin. Cycasin causes gastrointestinal irritation, and in high enough doses, leads to liver failure. Other toxins include Beta-methylamino L-alanine, a neurotoxic amino acid, and an unidentified toxin which has been observed to cause hindlimb paralysis in cattle.

Teresa said...

So is your last picture the portrait of a sago palm's soul? It's a cool shot.

Cloudia said...

Wow! Thanks for being here today!

RedPat said...

I guess I like keeping my soul to myself since I don't like to have my pic taken! ;-)

Linda said...

Interesting quote about photos. Love the duck!