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Russian River

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This is the Russian River up north of San Francisco, a beautiful lazy slow river up in wine country.  So the big thing about the Russian River is that it’s the location of Bohemian Grove, a super-secret men-only club of high weirdness for world leaders and heads of state.  It’s actually a very old club, it was established in 1872, and from then until 2000 it was mysterious, sinister, secretive…enter one Alex Jones.  In 2000, Alex Jones and the BBC gatecrashed Bohemian Grove and filmed the freaky fake human sacrifice/poetry jam/pyrotechnics show they do to a 40 foot tall stone owl.  It was … kinda epic.  Here’s his footage of Bohemian Grove, and as far as I know, the only footage that exists of the place:  youtu.be/FpKdSvwYsrE   No goblins that I could see, but perhaps I’m not looking hard enough. 

Here i was just happy to write about the Russian River and Bohemian Grove and then Jones goes and makes national news by getting banned from lots of major social networks this week for reasons that involve (one can only surmise) Donald Trump & goblin sex: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kAEoC…  gay frogs: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kAEoC… or literal vampire potbelly goblins: youtu.be/uWd6XgBVIcg  or america first: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhWv5z…    

I have the flu today so I could probably spend all day watching Alex Jones remixes. Aliens and Chemtrails and Fish Babies and Hillary Clinton and Pioneers and …don’t get sucked into this….remember all of silicon valley thinks this man is deserving of censorship…he’d probably infect your mind with super male vitality…  

i am sooooo sick today…ugh….xander what are you doing to meeee   

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FeatherQuilt88Hobbyist General Artist
There is such an incredible sense of peace and solitude in this painting, with the early (or late?) light peeking over the trees... how beautiful! :clap:
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Thank you!  
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You're welcome!
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Awesome.  Very impressionistic, I think.
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Yes, I've been having fun with impresionism!  thanks!
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Great 
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Enjoying the colors of the sky and the textures of the trees--particularly reminiscent of autumn. Great work!
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Thank you!
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So beautiful.
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
thanks!
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You are welcome.
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Wonderful.
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thanks!
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This looks so awesome, nice job!
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thank you!
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Amazing
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thanks!
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Welcome
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lonermadeHobbyist Photographer
I hope you are feeling better. Beautiful pastel palette and a bit of a shift from blue and orange. I never associated slow lazy river with California but guess the state is large and diverse enough that it probably has everything. Russian River looks beautiful. I will stay clear of Bohemian Grove which has a cool name but sounds like name was co-opted by a bunch of evil people.
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! I am feeling much better today.  Russian river is a very popular site to canoe down, and it's calm enough that I could see doing that, no rapids, just beautiful slow scenic trip. It's really a beautiful place. I've heard that if you try to land your canoe on Bohemian Grove property security will swarm you and turn you away.  
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+fav +fav +fav Fav!
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thanks!
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nice work 
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nice work 
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