The Conclusion Of “My Colorful, Kaleidoscopic, Kodachrome Day In The Sun”

PART TWO: The Kodachrome of Alien Art

The only reason for the featured photo was to show what a difference a little warm weather makes. This picture of the same falls was taken about ten days earlier.

I sure left you hanging yesterday with my promises of mind-blowing colors, didn’t I? When you see the things I saw, I’m quite confident you will agree that it was worth the wait.

I thank all my Cycle365 friends for your kind comments about the rock formations and the bland earth tones in yesterday’s post. Ecru, in particular, seemed to be a major hit, color-wise. And, for good reason, THOUSANDS of you were impressed by the ancient native-American hieroglyphics.

Mixed in with the Indian art was quite a display of Alien art. That’s the Kodachrome stuff I’ll be showing off today. Based on my extensive knowledge of art history from the entire universe, I immediately recognized the Martian influences. Only a master of Martian artistry could produce such fantastic shapes, curves, whimsy, hidden meanings and, especially, the vivid colors. You can see for yourself in the next few pictures.

Martian totems.

Martian artistic expression from Mars’ Renaissance Era. These Martian ruins date back to thousands of years before humans ever settled this area.
Simple Black-Spiral-on-Rock art inspired by the great artist Zxzvis, from whom all Martian art evolved.

One of the finest examples of the Martian Post-Impressionistic era to be found in MY Town.
This picture and the next one show how Martian art has advanced to the Modern Era. It is evidence that Martian artists still roam this part of the U.S., working their craft on the sides of train cars.
Martian pop-art at its finest. (And most colorful)

I always thought I would give up everything I own to meet a real, live Martian artist. (I’d probably do the same to meet William Shakespeare or Plato or the Coen Brothers.) Alas, while it’s true that Martians walk among us, I never thought it possible that I’d actually find one holding an open-house on the main street of downtown MY Town.

I was a little intimidated by his Martian green-ness, but I managed to blurt out, “where do you get your inspiration?” In reply, he directed me to one of his works. He said it was a hint to the source of all great art on his home planet, which he claimed was lightyears ahead of Earth culture.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

7 response to "The Conclusion Of “My Colorful, Kaleidoscopic, Kodachrome Day In The Sun”"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: March 6, 2021

    YOU are a master at making me laugh 🤣. And those last two photos with their descriptions put this one over the top. What an imagination you have, and creativity to match. Thanks for good the chuckling Greg. I say chuckling, but I actually laughed out loud (I know, LOL) at the green Martian holding an open house. ;’-)

    • By: gregblood Posted: March 6, 2021

      Thank you, Nancy. Honestly, the greatest compliment you can pay me is to say I made you laugh.

      I’m a little surprised there aren’t more Martians in your own state which, as everybody knows, was the first to legalize their major inspiration.

      • By: NancyG Posted: March 7, 2021

        They may well be somewhere around in MY state, but none in MY town ;’-).

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 6, 2021

    Looks like Perseverance made the trip for nothing — its all right there in Dakota County.
    Next project: Find evidence of the Vikings visit. The Norsemen ones. Ask Olaf Ohman.

  3. By: Laura Posted: March 6, 2021

    After you find all of Rich’s suggestions, you can go looking for Elvis. I have heard he’s been seen in Kalamazoo. I do really like the swirl face on what looks like a huge rock.

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