Sunday

Rice Field Pop Art – Paddies and Ponies

Rice Field Pop Art – Paddies and Ponies
  
Look out! 

There’s a pony in that Japanese rice paddy!

Rice field clip art has become very popular in Japan, where planters sow multicolored rice to create amazing artwork.

From Samurais to stallions, high royals to hummingbirds, and lotus blossoms to butterflies, larger-than-life rice paddy artwork draws visitors from far afield to Japan’s agricultural areas. 
 
Aerial photographs of these massive all-natural landscape murals make popular posters as well. Look at all these cool images, grown from various colors of rice plantings.

File this collection of natural images in the “Isn’t that just so cool?” department.

Perhaps sometimes it is actually possible to find a grain of truth in the most unusual spots!

Whoa!

Can you believe your eyes?

Additional Items of Interest:
      Image/s:
      Japanese Rice Paddy Artwork, 
      Multicolored Rice Plants 
      and Rice Paddy Worker
      Widely circulated public domain photos


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      Saturday

      Helmet Protestor Killed in Tragic Crash


      Helmet Protestor Killed in Tragic Crash

      Head injuries can be catastrophic … but many can be prevented.

      Motorcyclist dies in weekend crash.

      Philip Contos (55), of Parish, New York, was killed July 2nd during a motorcycle ride protesting a law requiring bikers to wear safety helmets. Contos was tossed over his handlebars when his bike skidded suddenly out of control and crashed near LaFayette, New York. His injuries proved fatal.

      Paramedics and state troopers hypothesized that Contos might have survived, had he strapped on the appropriate head gear for the ride.

      The Saturday ride was organized by ABATE (American Bikers Aimed for Education) of Onondaga County, New York. Participants purposely went without helmets, hoping to prove their point of protest.

      Alas, the result was tragically ironic and sad.

      Bicyclists need helmets too!

      Head injuries make up more than 60 percent of all bicycle accident-related deaths, according to statistics from the Children’s Safety Network.

      Horseback riders face similar statistics.

      Estimates from the Equestrian Medical Safety Association indicate some 60 percent of all equestrian-related accidental deaths are caused by head injuries.

      Strap one on!

      Helmets are required by law in most competitions and many communities for bikers, cyclists, equestrians and other riders.

      Where’s your helmet?

      Sure, safety headgear may mess up your hair. But that helmet may just save your head, your hide and your life.

      Related Items:

      Image/s:
      Motorcycle photo by SpaceMonkey
      Public Domain Photo

      Horse show photo copyrighted by
      Linda Ann Nickerson
      Nickers and Ink Creative Communications


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