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skagitrenee 2:19pm, 19 February 2012
Look closely at the previous picture
-post medium something of quality, that follows our rules AND group theme. I will allow the occasional picture outside of group theme as stories are fun, but please try to stay within. *NOTE: this update is ONLY for this game*
-It must connect to the above picture it in some way. It can be color, shape, place, type, words etc.
-State on top of your entry what it is you are connecting to.

That's it! Just a fun way to show more pictures ☺

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NOTE: to keep scrolling from becoming annoying I will close at 50 and start a new thread to continue.

Here is the last picture from our previous thread to start us off:
by bethrosengard

... After finally reaching the top she was surprised to find ... blue skies, a dazzling sun and beautiful vistas no matter which way she looked. Where to now? Every direction beckoned her but which would lead her to her true love??
Kiss the Light
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Barbara Courouble Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Barbara Courouble (member) 3 years ago
As the story continues.....
OH NO! These polka dots are driving the man-frogs crazy. I must change my striking beauty quickly before too much love finds me. Being a good girl, she climbed way up the vine to escape her suitors and when she reached the top leaf she began her transformation into a.....
Three Frogs on a Vine
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skagitrenee Posted 3 years ago. Edited by skagitrenee (admin) 3 years ago
transformation into a.....
a leaf. This way she can float back down to the forest floor to...
Suspended in Time
Zone Patcher 3 years ago
to..hybrid cross pollinate wit da Sacred Teacher Plants...
Magic of da Goddess
higher consciousness wit intent n porpose..on it's way ta....
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bethrosengard Posted 3 years ago. Edited by bethrosengard (admin) 3 years ago
... on its way to ... becoming a ... jellyfish?!?!? Holy cow! Those Sacred Teacher Plants must be magicians! Anyway ... finding herself underwater was a shock and she looked around for a place to shelter so she could take stock of the situation in safety and decide what to do next.
Tendrils
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skagitrenee 3 years ago
What to do next? She floated there looking about. A gentle sweet sound started to be heard. She turned around and to her amazement saw a clam shell bursting open releasing its bubbles. There she stared a long while, thinking.....
Water Garden
studiodobs Posted 3 years ago. Edited by studiodobs (member) 3 years ago
(adaptation from the original pic by Beth Rosengard.)
www.flickr.com/photos/bethpix/5569624927/


... thinking & thinking, staring & staring, listening & listening, a long time elapsed ... seasons, years, centuries ... The pond dried up and she was transformed into a little squirrel ... At once, she ran till the Forest of Druids, where the Beltaine lights were flaring, one by one ...

The Beltaine lights
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skagitrenee 3 years ago
...one by one the lights flared.......she got dizzy, the ground morphed into a land of long lights and globes. Not knowing what else to do, she sat there wondering if...
Traveling Through Lines
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bethrosengard Posted 3 years ago. Edited by bethrosengard (admin) 3 years ago
... wondering if perhaps she could entice someone to sit with her and give her some good advice ....
Prithee join me, won't you?
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studiodobs Posted 3 years ago. Edited by studiodobs (member) 3 years ago
(Adaptation from the original pic by Beth Rosengard.)
www.flickr.com/photos/bethpix/5336341806/

"Yes, my sweet friend, may I help you ?" said the Lady
" Ooooh, I have a very important question ..." said the Squirrel ...
"... I would like to know WHY am I a squirrel !"
"It's a long story ..." said the Lady ...
"... once upon a time, during the Ice Age ..."

The Squirrel & the Lady story

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skagitrenee 3 years ago
The lady stepped away to speak to her dog, meanwhile Squirrel started to think about what she had just said. Never having seen ice before, his vision became cloudy. He made up shapes in his mind so that.....
Ice Dreams
studiodobs 3 years ago
Due to the Squirrel fertile imagination, suddenly, all the World turned to ice ... A pale Sun was filtering through the heavy clouds ...
From a distance, the screams of the first Dinosaurs were heard ...


The new Ice Age
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skagitrenee 3 years ago
Oh the screams....it made the ice stand up like hairs on our arms. Imagine, in a split instant the clouds parted and...
Ice Crystals
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bethrosengard Posted 3 years ago. Edited by bethrosengard (admin) 3 years ago
... the clouds parted and we (I guess there's more than one of us now ;-)) could see a chain of volcanoes stretching to the horizon. Where were we??
From the Air - Two Volcanos
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studiodobs Posted 3 years ago. Edited by studiodobs (member) 3 years ago
The ice began to melt away, the snows to retire, the volcanoes to extinguish ...
Where are we ?
Well, we are in the Garden of Eden ...

We are in the Gan of Eden

Quotation from the middle Panel of the Triptych "The Garden of Earthly Delights" by Hieronymus Bosch (1453-1516).
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bethrosengard 3 years ago
LOL! The Garden of Earthly Delights is not exactly the Garden of Eden, but what the hey ;-)!
Zone Patcher Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Zone Patcher (member) 3 years ago
here inna da gardenn ...we live for creativity ...we rest n create here inna dis House of DeStrobLights...
Fractal Hideaway....it's where i is now...

we hear n see inna da distance such sights n soundz.....
Nature abstracted, like the photo above:

Nature Through MY Eyes
studiodobs Posted 3 years ago. Edited by studiodobs (member) 3 years ago
Suddenly, from thorns and thistles, there emerges the Mystic Rose, herald of peace and harmony throughout the World ...


The Mystic Rose
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bethrosengard Posted 3 years ago. Edited by bethrosengard (admin) 3 years ago
We were filled with joy as one after another, the thorns and thistles continued to give way to brilliant flora. As we approached the Mystic Rose that reigned at the center of this glory, we looked for a sign that would tell us which way to go next ...
My Bougainvillea
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Barbara Courouble 3 years ago
As the story continues....
The joy was felt by three white rabbits who proceeded to make wishes on the mysterious pink rose. The first wish was for the sky to turn colors in an array of beautiful hues. A raven appeared to take in the sight and made a second wish on the magical rose for.....
A Mystical Rose, 3 Rabbits and a Raven

Permission granted to use part or whole of this image in the continuation of the story. Barbara
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skagitrenee 3 years ago
a second wish on the magical rose for.....
for colors to be everywhere, not just the sky. for roses to multiply and to...
Roses Textured & Framed
studiodobs Posted 3 years ago. Edited by skagitrenee (admin) 3 years ago
By plumnutz

As soon as the wish was uttered, the sky became a field of glorious, colorful flowers in place of the numerous stars. The raven was swept into the aurora of colors and soon took up a new color as it sat so close to the stars of flowers.

One wish was left and to whom would that wisher be?
Stars of Flowers

By studiodobs

... and the third wish on the mystical rose is for ... the Light, that may always shine on Earth's creatures ... make the flowers bloom, nourish and fortify the animals, rejoice the hearts and enlighten the souls ... grieved in shadow ...


Rose Blue Moon ar
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bethrosengard 3 years ago
... the Light ... the glorious light that pointed west toward the ocean. It enticed us on our journey and we set off once again on our quest for beauty, adventure and enlightenment. Our first stop was ...
Fantastic Lens Flare
...after that last gorgeous stop, we travelled further along to this mystical and magical sun bathed river valley, to try to achieve Zen in the warm summer sun...

Valley Bathed in the Light of the Setting Sun
Barbara Courouble 3 years ago
This sure does look like a good place to pick up some of that Zen. Hope it tastes good. So they tried a bit of each colorful plant and soon things began to normalize and they.....
In Search of Zen
Barbara Courouble Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Barbara Courouble (member) 3 years ago
This delightful field of wildflowers surely brought joy to the crows as they continued to feast on the colorful faun and flora and redberries. This was surly a spell they had fallen under but it was a difficult task to leave this glorious field of Zen goodies. The two crows tried their best to break the spell, and before they knew it, they were.......
Black, White and Redberry
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bethrosengard Posted 3 years ago. Edited by bethrosengard (admin) 3 years ago
... and before they knew it they were being blown by the god of the winds towards ...
Spring Breeze
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skagitrenee 3 years ago
....towards the snowy mountains, where...
North Wind Doth Blow
studiodobs Posted 3 years ago. Edited by studiodobs (member) 3 years ago
On the snowy Mountains, where the heights are swept by Northern winds, the Domain of the Winter Queen extended as far as eye can reach.
During the short daytime, she went around on her white chariot ... but the nights were endless and her only pastime was this unpredictable, ice Domino ...

nero+ghiaccio22
...the flickering light from the ice domino drove her deeper and deeper into the depths of the Snowy Mountains, until eventually she stumbled into the magical Court of the Christmas King...

In The Court Of The Christmas King
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bethrosengard 3 years ago
... she stumbled into the magical court of the Christmas King ... where she enjoyed a game of chess before moving on to ...
Face-off
...to greet her pet dragon, Fiero, who had followed her to the court of the Christmas King but was too big to fit inside...she climbed aboard and...

Dragon Head

(question...what happened to the "they" that had wandered into the Domain of the Winter Queen?)
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bethrosengard 3 years ago
This is a magical world, remember? "They" easily morph into "she" or "he" or "it" and/or back to "they." Isn't magic a wonderful thing ;-)?
Barbara Courouble Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Barbara Courouble (member) 3 years ago
Into the snowy mountains the Northern Winds swept them and into the depths of the ice cave. There, because it took so long, a dragon appeared and they / she / he / it again took flight with the Northern Winds and came upon......
Into the Depths of the Ice Cave There Were Rays of Light
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bethrosengard Posted 3 years ago. Edited by bethrosengard (admin) 3 years ago
... and came upon such a tall tree that when she (he/it/they) alighted on the very topmost branch, she could see for miles and miles. it was breathtaking! Far in the distance she noticed ...
Lone Sentinel
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skagitrenee 3 years ago
...Far in the distance she noticed ...
a magical forest. No longer was there fear of cold winds, as in here one can...
Forest Magic
Barbara Courouble 3 years ago
One can sit back and enjoy each day playing with friends and gathering nuts. When all the playing and nut gathering is done for the day, the "friends" wish a good night to all and go home and dream wonderful dreams. One friend dreamed about.......
Chipmunk Neighborhood
studiodobs Posted 3 years ago. Edited by studiodobs (member) 3 years ago
(... well, after such a fanciful wandering, we can call this step : "The return of the Squirrel")

That dreaming friend, was the same Squirrel, who loved sunbathing on that very famous Bench : The Bench of the Impossible Questions.
Then, he dreamed that a wonderful Peacock flew just to answer to the last Impossible Question ...

The Bench of the Impossible Questions
LostMyHeadache: Absolutely Free * Posted 3 years ago. Edited by LostMyHeadache: Absolutely Free * (member) 3 years ago
...suddenly, reality shifted, transporting our travelers to another bench, in a much more dangerous location...

A Dangerously Located Bench!

(p.s. - I am really loving this thread, a lot!)
studiodobs Posted 3 years ago. Edited by studiodobs (member) 3 years ago

ME TOOOOOO !!!!!!!
I'm crazy about !!!
Enjoy the WE !


My goddess, look, Beth, where your bench has been carried ! into the "Inferno" !!! and we had begun in "Paradiso" !!!
The third step should be the "Purgatorio" ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_Comedy

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שבת שלום
Barbara Courouble 3 years ago
You guys are so much fun to play with that I can hardly wait to see what happens next. No telling what is going on in any of your minds and that is the exciting item in this story line. Let the battles continue......
studiodobs Posted 3 years ago. Edited by studiodobs (member) 3 years ago
... in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, suddenly there appears a conical, sinister earthly form, the Mount of Purgatory ... Many centuries ago, the ship of Ulysses crashed on those ominous rocks ... no living being could reach them ...

Ilha da Madeira


(Sorry, my friends, I've mentioned the "Divine Comedy" and I couldn't resist the temptation to complete the triad of that Poem ...
Meanwhile - as you may remark - the Site of Punishment has been quite modernized ...)
...deep within the Site of Punishement, ominous and furious work is taking place, creating strange new implements for a sinister purpose...

White Light White Heat (Explore # 282 September 22 2011)
...or perhaps they are actually tools for good?
studiodobs Posted 3 years ago. Edited by studiodobs (member) 3 years ago

That's the Purgatory, Dave ... Punishment, then Redemption ...
But why not ? Let's stay with this Ænigma ...


Dear Girls, now it's your turn ... the two "David" did their possible ...
Barbara Courouble 3 years ago
Are people and man-made objects now allowed? When I worked with mermaids I was under the impression that they were too human looking and then I went to using just the fishtail. Please let me know if this has changed?
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skagitrenee 3 years ago
My friends,
Man made things and people are not part of TMI
......BUT......
I had made the game more flexible here for a little bit of people and things to show up so we could follow the story more easily. The intention was NOT for these things to over take the main focus.

As stated in the game rules above...
" -post medium something of quality, that follows our rules AND group theme. I will allow the occasional picture outside of group theme as stories are fun, but please try to stay within. *NOTE: this update is ONLY for this game* "

So please use your judgment, as much as it is fun, we do need to conform to TMI's rules.

This game was meant to have pictures follow the previous one. NOT just following the written story.

OK- hope this clears it up......let's play☺
Barbara Courouble 3 years ago
As the story continues....
Those sparks ignited a fire and when all was over the rains came and renewed the natural order of life and only a butterfly could be found fluttering by. This butterfly has somewhere to go but forgot the direction in which to flutter. Along came a.........
A Fresh Start
Sorry guys couldn't resist I know the focus is meant to be nature it was just too perfect an opportunity..,
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skagitrenee 3 years ago
along came......its long lost cousin. They happily flew about in this green jeweled dream, until...
Jeweled Dream
...they followed the dreamy green jewelled butterfly until it led them into the wonderful and fantastical world of the Crystal Aviary...

The Crystal Aviary aka Who Needs The Zoo?
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bethrosengard Posted 3 years ago. Edited by bethrosengard (admin) 3 years ago
... which was right next door to the Garden of Rainbow Trees. After enjoying the brilliant colors, the butterflies took off for ...
Rainbow Patio
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skagitrenee 3 years ago
thread is getting long. Come play in the new one☺
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