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Oleanders by chateaugrief Oleanders by chateaugrief

Here’s a nice tranquil forest pool with some escaped oleanders for you this week.  I’ve had a hectic week to the max so I felt like reminding myself that trees and waterfalls and streams and sunsets still exist, and are still as beautiful as ever, and will be waiting for me when I get my work done and can go enjoy them again.  

Oleanders are a Mediterranean plant, so it makes sense that they’d grow so well in California.  They need very little tending here, it seems, and highways are lined with gorgeous pink blossoms every year, no watering needed.  There’s even a town named ‘Oleander’ down south of Fresno, although I guess they’re not officially a town, they’re ‘unincorporated’.  I wonder what that means specifically, whether you get special privileges if you’re an incorporated township vs. not.  Oleander had a post office until the 30’s, so I guess it’s not that.  I suppose the unincorporated places don’t have to provide sewage and water or fire service to their houses.  The official definition of an ‘unincorporated area’ is that it’s not governed by like a town council, but the one close to me has their own governing body, so I guess this is a bit of a loose definition.  California has a huge number of unincorporated areas, unlike many states, and there’s at least one in every county, even with millions of people living in it.  Los Angeles County for instance has 65% of it’s land in unincorporated areas.  I guess the post office recognizes some unincorporated areas, but not others, depending on their own metrics, whether they’ll deliver mail to you or not under the name of the town.  I live in an area that’s neither of these things, just the ‘county’, although I write the name of the closest city on my address.   There’s no local governing board where I am, unless you count the local neighborhood snoop society which gets together to sing Christmas carols and put up glow-in-the-dark ‘don’t run into the deer’ signs.  They also had a craft fair a few years ago, I have such a fun neighborhood, I met some glassblowers and furniture makers, and bakers and people who made scented pine-cones.  A few years ago they all got together and planted daffodils all along the roads, and these little flowers have been surprisingly hardy.  I enjoy looking for them every spring.  It’s one of the few plants that the deer won’t eat to the ground.  Anyways, I love my neighborhood.  All my neighbors have oleanders.  How’s yours?

Xander’s isn’t bad either.     

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:iconjakovsky:
Jakovsky Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
those flowers are very nice!!
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Saddust Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018
It would be so nice to get there with the girl I love (not sure she loves me back, though). And thanks for the llama !
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Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018  Student General Artist
It looks like a lovely place to be :D
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:iconvanndra:
vanndra Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Suxh a wonderful atmosphere :)
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ArtofTwoMs Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018   Traditional Artist
Hello chateaugrief,

Oleanders is magical, beautiful, tranquil and more...

The cartoons are unique (you have your very own style and that's a good job on the hair).

Thank you for the Llama badge, one is on its way to you now.

Art of Two M's
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TakiZyn Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so peaceful.  I can see myself sitting right there on that rock in the foreground, listening to the brook babble tales of the ancient past.
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AmmonaArt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic.
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blaser124 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  New Deviant
sin comentarios ....

simplemente perfecto
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:iconlonermade:
lonermade Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely painting, you've captured quite well forest lighting where holes in the canopy light patches in different areas.
You're neighborhood sounds wonderful and while I haven't had need for the deer test I know daffodils are quite hardy because they thrive in my yard.
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I keep working on the patchy light effect when I get the chance.  I was so skeptical of those daffodils at first, but now I look forward to them every spring.  lovely flowers, if I had a place in my yard not filled with like, logging equipment, I'd plant them.   
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:iconlonermade:
lonermade Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
This stock is from my yard you could Photoshop it onto a picture of your land and put the pic on the fridge each spring. No logging equipment there . . . I hope ;)
Daffodils 02 by lonermade

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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful!  Wow, I can't believe those are real!  Lovely pic!
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neootaku2016 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
sounds like an awesome place to visit ^^ 
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconneootaku2016:
neootaku2016 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
welcome ^^
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:iconedinab:
edinaB Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018
lovely :) 
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconpurplequeen78:
Purplequeen78 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Looks like a great place to kick back and relax! amazing job Chateaugrief!
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!  
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:iconpurplequeen78:
Purplequeen78 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
You`re welcome!
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:iconkhialat:
Khialat Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks live a lovely spot to rest in! :heart:
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconilonamyseliuk:
IlonaMyseliuk Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Great
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconrosiecrafts:
rosiecrafts Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
Beautiful!
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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epicchaos450 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
Absolutely beautiful :heart:
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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Lolitagirl1 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love the animation photo.
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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AliceJigsaw Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Student Artist
Beautiful, calm and poetic. I love. ♥
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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BeatryczeNowicka Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
Ha, I saw this on the main page and without marking it with cursor I knew it was yours - that's good, you've got your own style :)
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  I'm honored that you recognized me! 
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RoyalteeJadeArts Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like I'm in a place of tranquility when I see this photo. I love this! :)
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!  especially the photo part :D
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DaffoLily Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous colors & contrast! Charming.
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!  
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:iconbutternut17:
ButterNut17 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah... That is SOOO good! I wish I could draw scenery like that! 
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!  glad you like it!
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:iconjustjaxx:
JustJaxx Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
A place to chill!
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
yup!  stick your feet in the water and read a book. 
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Eidolon1 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice little woodland scene.
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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YoucandoA Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
So beautiful wonderful posts :)
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconjabroyles:
jabroyles Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Photographer
Well done!!
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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mpz28 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
very nice Cool Emoticon Heart Emoticon  Thumbsup Emoticon Bravo #2
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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