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Who’s your daddy?

July 20, 2020

When told that he resembled his grandfather, photographer Drew Gardner launched into a project exploring families and history.

The photo above is of Hugo de Salis, the 4th great-grandson of Napoleon juxtaposed with the portrait of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David. This ongoing project is titled, “The Descendants.”

Here are some more images from the series:

Helen Pankhurst, great grand-daughter of women’s rights activist, Emeline Pankhurst.

Frederick Douglass and Kenneth Morris, Douglass’s third great grand-son.

Irina Guicciardini Strozzi, the 15th great grand-daughter of Lisa del Giocondo. The Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci.

Thomas Jefferson’s portrait by Rembrandt Peale and Shannon LaNier, Jefferson’s sixth great grand-son.

from This is Colossal

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What am I sappy kingfisher blogging?

July 17, 2020
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What am I noting today?

July 14, 2020

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Today is National Nude Day, so if you decide to participate make sure you have sunscreen – or only go out at night like these folks.  Enjoy!

 

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What am I sappy wildlife blogging?

July 10, 2020
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Made me giggle

July 7, 2020

And speaking of statues . . .

These Guardians of Transportation attend the Hope Memorial Bridge connecting Cleveland’s east and west sides.  The scale of these monumental pylons make them difficult to photograph, but I remember being captivated by the detail and art deco loveliness when I was still a kid and we drove across the bridge.  The carved figures are on both sides of the four pylons.  The guardians each hold a symbol of transportation in their hands.

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THE GUARDIANS OF TRAFFIC The Lorain-Carnegie Bridge ...

I would hate to see what these guys could do if they decided to strike back at the statue topplers.

 

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Monday

July 6, 2020

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For Sunday

July 5, 2020
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Celebrate

July 4, 2020
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What am I sappy owl blogging?

July 3, 2020
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Some flowers from Maine

July 2, 2020

We recently got back from mid-coast Maine, and I miss it.  Here are some flowers from the trip . . .

rhododendrons outside our front door – there are some big bumblebees in there

foxgloves across the road

peonies (actually from New Hampshire)

Some exuberant elderberry bushes from our nature center at home

gratuitous lobster roll photo