The Poetic Beauty of Claude Lorrian’s Summer Landscapes

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Claude’s use of light and shade is always beautiful.

I have written a post on this great French painter before; but good art can always be appreciated without end.

Lorrain (1600-1682) was a French painter who specialized in landscapes. He has always been one of my favorite painters. I find his landscapes to be the best expression ever created of a poetic vision of the natural world. During the summer months I am often reminded of him, especially during the early mornings hours or later in the day, when the cicadas are humming and the sun is performing her miracles of shade and light in the world around us.

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A calm, pastoral scene…

Another landscape painter from a later era, John Constable, described Claude as “the most perfect landscape painter the world ever saw”. And he perhaps sums up his work nicely by simply saying: “all is lovely – all amiable – all is amenity and repose; the calm sunshine of the heart”

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He often uses classical ruins in his painting as part of the background, creating a sort of unreal world of past and present.

“The calm sunshine of the heart” is itself a nice, poetic way of describing Claude’s landscapes. I really cannot think of another painter who better captured the calm beauty of a summer’s day, when the light and warmth envelop our world, and the lovely gifts of nature, especially the verdant trees, are seen through a soft patina of a hot and humid atmosphere. Under such conditions all we wish to do is relax, enjoy life, and delight in the present moment. We know summer will pass and winter will eventually come. The winter can bring clear and sharp and forcible days, cold and snow and ice and bitter blue skies; the summer seems to bring the lovely caresses of a calmer, more joyous world of repose and repast. I can find no work where Claude painted a winter scene. I suppose like most of us, he preferred summers.

A nice vision of a calm summer's day...

A nice vision of a calm summer’s day…

In short, I love the poetic beauty of his paintings; each summer I am reminded of them, and each summer they only seem to get better and better. Now that we are in the height of this summer’s season, his works once again take on a special meaning for me.

Summer Sea Nymphs

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Summer is a good time to discover all sorts of beauties and delights. If you are lucky, you might come upon a lovely tropical Oceanid (daughters of the titan Oceanus, otherwise known as sea nymphs) such as the one seen above. Sun, sand, palm trees and the vast expanse of a sea green ocean are just some of the loveliness that one can enjoy during the best months of the year.

Spank Her, and Spank Her Hard

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A woman needs this on a regular basis…

It is important for the rue, alpha male to spank his woman on a regular basis. Recently I met a woman who is in a relationship, but finds her boyfriend to be quite vanilla. They have sex, she told me, but the sex is quite unsatisfying for her. “Oh, I love him,” she told me, “but it is almost like he is a girlfriend with a dick. I mean, he does all the things I want him to, except act like a real man when I need him to. That includes in the bedroom.”

I can’t recount how many times I have heard this during my life. It is the constant refrain from so many women: “Well, I love my boyfriend, I love my husband, but he just does not do it for me in bed”. This, to me, is a clear reflection of how women will chose for a long term partner someone who is docile and they can control, someone who will always be there for them and not stray, someone who will provide constant stability, especially financial and emotional, but who, because of those very traits of loyalty and docility, lack the testosterone driven unruliness that most alpha males possess. In the end most women want stability and security; but usually what they end up with in exchange for that is someone who fails to make their pussies wet. Women also want strength and power, and strength and power tend not to be compatible with docility and stability.

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Or if she just gets too bitchy some sort of punishment is called for…

Well, to get back to the woman I met, and this is usually how these situations end up, and it is that we ended up fucking. I fucked her well, and I fucked her hard, and I fucked with a thoroughness that she had never experienced before. Afterwards, she told me she felt tremendous guilt over what she had done, but that she would do it again, because of the pleasure she experienced. It was only a one time thing, as these situations usually are, since she valued and needed the stability her boyfriend gave her. “I always have to tell them what to do,” she told me, “but with you. you just took me and did me and I loved the submission. It was intensely erotic.”

I also spanked her, and I spanked her hard, which she had never experienced before. “Oh, if only he would spank me,” she lamented. “I can be such a bitch sometimes, and all he does is ask me what wrong. That only makes me more bitchy! I don’t know why, but I loved the feeling of stinging pain on my ass, the way your hands felt as they spanked me. I loved the submission, the total dominance you displayed over me. I have never felt anything like that before.”

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And trust me, the pleasure she will experience as a result will be intense…

And it is true. Her pussy was so wet, so hot, after her first spanking that as my ran my fingers up the inside of her thighs they were covered with her juices and slid so easily into her completely drenched pussy that I could barely feel them myself. Needless to say such an inviting vagina is wonderful for a nighttime of intense fucking, which is something she desperately wanted and needed and duly received.

So I let her go and now hope she can teach her docile beta boyfriend a few tricks, so she can enjoy her sex life; but if she does not, I certainly will be willing to help her some more in her quest to feel like a complete woman. I sense somehow I will someday be seeing her again.

The Lovely Hannah Davis

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This girl has been recently featured on Dish commercials. I was not sure who she was, but after a bit of research I found out she is Hannah Davis. A former model for Victoria’s Secret, as well as the girlfriend of Derek Jeter, she was the cover girl of the latest Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

A nice spring vision...

A nice spring vision…

For those of you who appreciate feminine beauty, this girl is a fine example. Her eyes are particularly stunning.

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In a world filled with so much crudeness and ugliness, a few nice photos like this can help to lighten the soul.

The Tropical Beauty of Blue

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Blue is my favorite color and this photo is filled with luscious blues. One of the things I enjoy about the tropics are all the different shades of blue that seem to infuse the environment. There is the celestial blue of the sky and the marine blue of the ocean and all types of blue in between, whether it be the light, happy turquoise painted on the many stuccoed buildings, the dappled teal painted on the many exotic birds, or the lovely azure painted deep within the eyes of someone you love.

Yes, the tropical world contains many types of stunning blue beauties…

Happy May Day!

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May is my favorite month of the year. It is the true beginning of the perpetual warmth of spring and summer, and the flowering of so much beauty. It is a time of optimism. The days are still getting longer and the sun warmer and warmer, without the oppressive heat that often accompanies the peak of summer. In short, May seems like a month of ideal beauty. And this is only the first day of the month!

Sunday Spring Beauty

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As Sunday is traditionally a day of spiritual renewel, this lovely photograph is a nice reflection of God’s wonders in the world. The colors are fanatastic, and seem to be painted by the great Creator himself. The wood nymph languorously resting on the tree branch reminds us that beneath the outward show of nature there is an entire realm of usually unseen spiritual beings. For some unknown reason this special nymph has allowed herself to be seen. We can only thank her and her contribution to the delights of the scene.

All in all, this photo is a brilliant testament to the beauties of spring.

More April Beauty

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As the warmth of April grows, so do all the sights of beauty. At long last we can say that winter is now over. Light becomes more prevalent, and with light, joy and happiness. Beauty manifests itself in many forms, but the beauty of April has its own unique and special power.

This is just the beginning of the best time of the year!

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