Friday, February 24, 2017

~~ Friday’s Hunt v.3.08 -- "H" is for ...

Friday Hunt for the week of February 24th: (1) Starts with H; (2) Week's Favorite; and (3) Chiaroscuro or shadow. 

(2) Week's Favorite(a):  This February 24th is our 44th Wedding Anniversary.  I posted on Facebook: ( https://www.facebook.com/jim.hovendick )
To see our other Years' "Anniversary" posts, please click here.

 



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(1) Starts with "H": This week my "H" is for Horse.  Did you know that I rode a horse to high school for my freshman and sophomore years? 

The horses here are purebred Icelandic horses.  They have a carefully guarded strain.  Part of that guard is to keep horses from another country from coming in.  Furthermore, once an Icelandic horse leaves the country it is very hard, and often impossible to bring these horses back into the country.
 
The horses are beautiful.  The ones in the picture I took from our tour bus window last June during our Iceland cruise stops. I haven't posted much about this but we had three stops in Iceland from our Transatlantic, Pacific Princes ship, cruise from NYC to London.  We also stopped in Halifax and made two more stops in northern Scotland.  You can read more about the Icelandic horses here.   

(2) Week's Favorite (b): Our chair is ready to be picked up.  This chair he did for free for a class he was taking about recanting chairs.  He has offered a reasonable price to redo the other five.  One will be more than the others because it is in pieces.

I intend to check the value of a restored chair.  They are slightly over 100 years old but I think that they were rather inexpensive chairs when they were purchased way back then.  Mom had stored them for her step-mother (Mom's mother, my grandmother, died of the flu in 1917) when the family moved from Tekamah (Nebraska) to Missouri back in the 1930's.

(3) Chiaroscuro or shadow: "Chiaroscuro, the marriage of light and shadow, is primarily used to emphasize details for dramatic effect. It consists of bright light and bold contrasts, hence balance. In Renaissance painting, the technique is used to master human anatomy, formation and structure. The art will often have a heavily darkened background, sometimes reaching out to the darker parts of the subject. Most of the time only the subject is being touched by light."
https://www.lomography.com/magazine/318906-studying-light-and-shadow-with-chiaroscuro

I don't have great pictures to represent these.  I do have quite a few with shadows, perhaps a few with the Chiaroscuro effect to some extent. 

Here are three more that I took on one of our Iceland stops.  The snow capped mountains at the bottom were taken from the ship pointing towards the mainland.  We were somewhere near the Artic Circle then, we did cross into it.


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The Fine Print: - Teresa of Eden Hills, (click) is running this meme, Friday's Hunt.  Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Friday Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm." 
.http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=699306 



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Comments:
Horse does it for me! I redid a chair 40 years ago and I now needs to be redone, I'll put it on my to do list. Chiaroscuro sounded too complicated for my simple mind.
 
♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Anniversary Dear Jim and Mrs. Jim, ♪♪
♪♪Happy Anniversary to you.♪♪
 
It was a loveky wedding - as always, the bride was (and is) beautiful! We will only be 31 this year, but who's counting? Beautiful horses!
 
Happy Anniversary #44 to a wonderful couple! It's nice to see lasting love! It was fun to see you as "kids" was back then! :-) The horses are beautiful, and I love your newly caned chair even more, truly a gorgeous piece of furniture. I hope you are able to get the set done to match! You have taken so many wonderful trips to interesting places. What is your all-time favorite!
 
Mrs Jim said China was the most exotic. Close to if not her favorite. I might put a slip of paper for each that 'could' rank into a bucket and draw the winner out.
My original Bicker List trips were to China, through the Panama Canal, and to Russia. We did those fairly soon after retirement.
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I have 4 years of marriage behind me, lol ! A few years ago I was afraid of horses, now not anymore. I even want to ride on one !
 
A very happy anniversary to you and Mrs. Jim! I love the colour of the bridesmaid's dresses. I am amazed that you rode a horse to school - was there a hitching post that you could leave the horse through the day? I hope it had some water to drink! Lovely shots of the Icelandic horses. One day I would love to visit Iceland. The chair caning is very interesting to me. As you know, I am interested in hand crafts, so I am always impressed by people who carry on traditional crafts of that nature.
 
We had a barn. There were six in our high school and six in grades seven and eight. I think eight stalls, I did have to tie Minnie to a tree in the Fall but I was first on the waiting list. One student opted nit to ride her horse in the winter so we got her stall before snow.
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Happy Anniversary! The horses are beautiful. I didn't realize they truly kept them isolated from other breeds so much. Interesting. The chair looks quite lovely. I have a couple that I need to redo. Love the shadow shots. Thanks for participating in Friday's Hunt. Hope you have a great week!
 

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