Welcome to SEPT-OCT. 2015’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome each one of you and your support!
A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
And a grandiose thank you to all of you loyal Members who have been submitting your most fabulous
Nature Work to our Group for years by now!
Without you, we just simply wouldn’t be here.
Thanks SOOOO much to ALL of the Members who returned to VOTE, or voted for the FIRST time, on our four main folders with and for us! (And of course, we thank the Admins. who also did so! )
We appreciate all of you who took the effort to do this!
Thank you ALL for volunteering your time!
Let’s continue to submit our own BEST QUALITY work, enjoy it, improve upon it, enjoy the work of others, and Nature in general. It’s what it’s all about-
combining our love of Art with our love of Nature, and coming together under that commonality!
Without further ado...
Please Enjoy The Voted Top Submissions of SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2015.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SELECTED!
[ Each section/folder has a small group, at the VERY TOP, where those had received slightly more votes. These will be copied to the Featured Folder, AND eventually 'd by our Points Account at Unframed-Nature-PTS
The others are in no particular order.]
From: Birds, Invertebrates, Aquatics, Amphibians, Reptiles
From: Land Mammals, Wild & Dommestic
From: Nature Much Closer
From: All ‘Scapes
FROM OUR FOUR SPECIAL FOLDERS...
A Few Chosen Via Founder-Choice...
From: Animal Adoption and Animal Welfare
is an extremely talented artist, who has most currently been interested in pixel work.
Aleksandra also absolutely loves animals, and had been looking for a unique way to help animals via "The Shelter Project" for a long time, when suddenly she thought of this amazing and creative way to be of amazing help and support!
With her super awesome custom-made CSS and skin, that is just beautiful and wonderful, made especially for "The Shelter Project" which can be purchased and used for a nominal amount of points, anyone can purchase this, from her, where she then donates the points to "The Shelter Project" - which for me is an emotionally moving show of generosity of her talent and her time, and especially her love for animals, and of course her trust that the points continue to go where they are needed!!
*JUST* after the new year, there will be a 2016 update on "The Shelter Project".
To participate with Aleksandra, and continue to support this worthy project, feel free to visit and read more closely about the CSS/Skin, thank you to ALL who have already purchased this.... , and THANK YOU, ALESKSANDRA!
The above are important pieces! Please...
Admins.- Please find/request more, AND dear Members, if you have any please SUBMIT them, or suggest them to us, BY NOTE, if you find them, so we can request them!
This would be a HUGE HELP!
From: Endangered Species & Environmental Issues
The above pieces are also so important! Please...
Admins.- Please find/request more, AND dear Members, if you have any, please SUBMIT them, or suggest them to us, BY NOTE, if you find them, so we can request them!
This would be a HUGE HELP!
From: Humans, Architecture, & Transportation in NATURE
Holiday Season :)Fall drums out on window glass its rhythm
With the help of wind and drops of rain.
Leaf confetti trees dart forth add crimson
To umbrellas' rainbow down the lane.
Houses, adorned by pumpkin earrings,
Wear the scents of steaming apple pies.
Velvet carpets of the starry evenings
Welcome in the dreamy, humble nights.
Cozy feelings, building expectations,
And the sense of holidays are here.
Soon will be the time of celebrations,
As begins the best time of the year!
From: Still Life, Concepts, Abstract, Crafts, Fantasy in NATURE
Our Group’s NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS!
RE-Featured From: “The Group’s Donors’ Folder”
from the last TWO Months' Donors, To be Copied to the Featured Folder, and THEN... eventually 'd by:
Pray for RainPray For Rain by J.A. Grier
Brown and brittle dirt, heat and dry
Pounding and relentless days of searing sun and sky
Lost inside this constant sandy hue
This perfect deadly sky, so very blue.
I kneel in the dust and pray for rain.
A feline growl of thunder lifts my eyes from the ground
And the sky is filled with clouds from all around
Deep and dark, courting mountains on the distant line
The air grows thick with breezes from a cooler time.
Slowly, then with vigor, the rain rushes down
Enrapturing the desert with its driving sound
The landscape cries with pleasure as the thunder roars
Drops embracing every feature as the water pours.
Charged lightning kisses sand to sky, then crackles on
Caressing, raging winds complete the stormy song
Rivulets then rivers flow beside my feet
I kneel, this time to find my blessings meet.
"Pray For Rain" © J.A. Grier. All Rights Reserved - You must get written permission from me if you wish to repost, reblog, or otherwise reproduce this work in part
As Time PassesAs Time Passes by J.A. Grier
Kitty loves insects,
but they are outside, safe in
Trees are a playground
as kitty pretends to hunt birds
swooping on hot winds.
Leaves crunch beneath her.
Rushing from pile to pile, kitty
scatters our hard work.
The fire's warmth lulls her
at last. Kitty purrs and dreams of
chasing falling snow.
"As Time Passes" © J.A. Grier. All Rights Reserved - You must get written permission from me if you wish to repost, reblog, or otherwise reproduce this work in part or in whole.
FinallyFinally by J.A. Grier
I imagine I can fly,
for just a moment
hopping on one foot,
I leap and fall onto the air
my arms outstretched
Could I circle the moon?
Dip into the atmosphere
of sultry Venus, then
skip like a stone past
Jupiter, and through
Saturn’s icy halo? Just
once, I would like to
fly unfettered without
any kind of reality,
or bills or permission
of the laws of physics,
or someone’s kind of
approval. I want Neptune’s
blue cotton swirls in my
fingers. Moon dust
in my hair. Eyes rimmed
with ancient lava from
But I’ll skip Mars for now,
since I don’t need
the company of so
very, very many robots.
"Finally" © J.A. Grier. All Rights Reserved - You must get written permission from me if you wish to repost, reblog, or otherwise reproduce this work in part or in whole.
Our Group’s MOST Recent Donors of POINTS
Nocturnal ShineTho' darkness owns the sky, and
Dreams hold the strings bringing life to
Fantasies playing out in
Minds at slumber, so she does toil.
Nocturnal labors of love;
She the entrepreneurial
Spirit in the night -
Creations conceived in Copper,
Of silver, of glass and in gold.
Fastened to a fashion, fusing
Antique with iridescent, as
Earth tones harmonize amid
Coils and loops, bangles and hoops.
In the heart of the night, the white shine
Of the moon must compete with the
Fire and Ice in her hands -
For at this hour, she is the creator.
With heart and soul, she creates shiny things.
This Big World is Made of Small DetailsRuthless beings seek domination,
Of fellow humans, beasts and soil.
Their acts are an abomination,
As lesser people slave and toil.
Laying waste Earth's every resource,
Seizing control of all far and near.
Leaving good citizens no recourse,
But to fight them, or cower in fear.
As wars are waged and enemies fall,
Some selfish men believe they are kings.
When we turn our eyes to what is small,
We see that life is made of such things.
Go put a smile upon someone's face.
Watch the ants march as they work together.
Give children your love, and a warm embrace.
These special moments won't last forever.
Let the telescope rest; Space will always be there.
Take a macro-lens look at the tiny details.
Think biggest is best? Of small things we should care.
Observe the raindrops, and ladybugs and snails.
The world will not allow humankind to rule.
This small but crucial detail should be taught in school.
Hard FrostAutumn slips
on the icy thought
of Winter's certainty.
Rooted in SeasonsFirm roots; her branches claw the sky,
Leaves fall; the oak is heard to cry.
Springtime rain and summer sun,
Of the past - each season done.
Autumn winds through branches sing,
Of winter sleep and dreaming.
Firm roots; her branches claw the sky,
Leaves fall; the oak is heard to cry.
We thank you for your generous donation of points, and would love
to feature you, as our humble show of thanks, but we are sorry to learn of your deactivated account. Still we want you to know we are very grateful.
Again, we just want to give out a general thank you for the support we receive from
Thank you greatly, to ALL of those who have been keeping our group going, in this particular way!
We have been using many of the benefits that SuperGroup does offer us, which I might add, is helpful for a Group that is of this size and of this much activity.
A COUPLE POINTS TO SPARE? THANK YOU WITH HUGE HEARTS, IN ADVANCE!
Our Group’s MEMBERS of THE MONTH
Thank you to these fabulous Members who have been loyal to our Group in various ways, and for a while now!
For example, doing things like:
Voting in THIS here- our Every OTHER Monthly Event, Supporting our Group/Articles with Positive Comments and/or Fav's, Supporting our Themes by Participating in them and Promoting them, Supporting our CONTESTS by participating and promoting and/or donating prizes/points, supporting the group through donating points, or helping out other members when they have a question and by faving each other's work, or simply submitting work regularly, and other ways, too!
(Of course NO single MEMBER of the MONTH is doing ALL of these, that doesn't seem possible!... but there are some Members, WHO strive to do as much as they can... )
How kind and generous of them!
We are very grateful for all they do and for being such valuable Members of our Group here!
The rhythm of those ripples by LordLJCornellPhotos
Morning Star by MarcoHeisler
Honey Comb by Ancient--One
Warm Welcome! You've been doing so great for us, already!
Becoming A Part of Unframed-Nature's Admin. TEAM
We decided we'll still look for new Admins.
If you would be interested in becoming a part of our wonderful Admin. Team
PLEASE NOTE ME, TeaPhotography.
You may want to LOOK at our APPLICATION, first, and answer as many questions as you want, or feel like answering.
It's MUCH MORE INFORMAL than it looks- really!
It just gives us an idea, as well, as you, our potentially newest Admin., a general idea of things.
Administrator Application for Unframed-NatureUnframed-Nature's Application for Administrative Position
Accepting Applications for Administrator Positions at Unframed-Nature is now: OPEN!
Before you apply, please know that volunteering for a large and active group here on dA, such as Unframed-Nature is a real and true commitment, which will take up some of your time on at least a weekly basis, maybe more.
Unframed-Nature is special in many ways, but from an Administrative view point, it is very special because we have always had good luck with our current Administrators, most of which have been with the Group, as Administrators, for a very long time.
We are a very friendly Team, both with each other, and with the Members, as well. This means when we do have to decline works, we do give a reason, and we are friendly about it. It means, that upon occasion if there is something that we disagree about within the Admin. Team, we disagree nic
Obviously you do NOT have to be qualified in every area, AT ALL, to become a part of the Team!
I certainly am not!
Unframed-Nature's UpComing News Articles
The "official" RESULTS of THE MYSTICAL AUTUMN CONTEST!!
-complete with ALL winners, their prizes, and our THANK-YOU'S to the judges.
...As well as a formal introduction to new Group Admin. Introduction and Promotions.
This should have been out by Monday, Nov. 23rd-
but NOW, it won't be out until Monday. Nov. 31st.
Thank you for your patience!!!! Too much has been happening at the same time.
Upcoming Themes & Contests
The LAST THEME of 2015....:
BEGINS: MID-DECEMBER, and ENDS: JANUARY 31st.
THEME: Fire of Hearth or ICE
DETAILS: Details will follow with the AUTUMN CONTEST RESULTS Article. This THEME Folder will be the ONLY FOLDER OPEN, DURING our ANNUAL GROUP CLOSURE!
ANNUAL GROUP CLOSURE and DATES:
Our Group Closes Annually, and TEMPORARILY during the holidays.
There are TWO REASONS for this:
1. To give your very hardworking Administrators a little bit of a rest, more than usual.
2. And to give at least your Founder/Senior Team Leader a chance to come back earlier during this time of Closure to spend by herself, to work on many new updates for the group.
I will be working on our Points Account. I will be re-organizing our Gallery Folders. I will be updating our FAQ Sheet for 2016, to reflect a few new things that our Admin. Team have collectively discussed during the year, and a few other things brought up by Members. I will also be updating many things in our back area, which are sorely outdated. The last, is likely the biggest job, and will hopefully help to bring all Admins. closer to the "same page" which will then help us to to help our Members more efficiently, and help our group run more smoothly.
Everything we do is for you, to make Unframed-Nature a more enjoyable experience! That is what we are here for!
We look forward to our annual closure so that we can continue to improve our most wonderful, educational, and helpful group, for all who participates.
With that said, we are wishing us all, a spectactular 2016!!!
ANNUAL CLOSING DATES:
CLOSES- DECEMBER 18th-19th, 2015.
OPENS- JANUARY 10-11th, 2016.
Keep Your EYES OPEN!
POINTS for Our Group!
We HOPE to continue to have TWO BIG Contests per year as we get further into 2016.
We will continue with our semi-Monthly Themes, which are much smaller point prizes.
The next Theme is planned for, AS ANNOUNCED Above!!
We sometimes use points for other special occasions or circumstances, on a smaller scales.
At this point, we DO plan to renew our SUPERGROUP Status next THIS VERY DECEMBER 1st, 2015- ( in just a few more days!! ) - and we DO hope that with the newly ended AUTUMN CONTEST and those HUGE POINTS to give out, we might be okay to start the year,
perhaps in the + + + + positive??
These are some of the things that your very generous points help us to be able to accomplish, as a large and active group.
Thank you again for your fabulous help!
To help us to achieve these plans and goals, if you do have a few points to spare, feel free to donate to our group, HERE:
Any point helps, and you will read there, how our donors are rewarded!
FAQ Sheet for 2015 AND 2016
UPDATED FAQ Sheet for Unframed-Nature 2015:iconhugpileplz: Welcome (Back) to Unframed-Nature,
and to Our NEWLY Completed Group FAQ for 2015! :iconhugpileplz:
***If you just need info. about our "Submission Limits, Folder Descriptions, Folder Rules"
simply scroll DIRECTLY past this first section on "Introduction and Welcome" to the VERY NEXT SECTION where you will very likely find exactly what you are looking for! Thank you! Hope that helps!***
:iconwhiteflowerplz: Introduction and Welcome! :iconwhiteflowerplz:
First, I would like to take a moment to wish ALL of our Admins., Members, Affiliates, & Friends of our Group,
A REALLY SUPER YEAR in 2015!
If you are a NEW Member, thank you for joining us, and Welcome to our Group! We really hope you will enjoy our fun-loving Nature group, and our unique way of doing things!
Simply just need to scroll to the very section you are needing to know something about.
Such as to understand about a particular folder, or submission limits,
Times when our Group Closes Down!
This affects us every OTHER month. Please be aware of our group closures!
Of course, for the time being, it would continue to please us, if you were familar with our FAQ Sheet 2015, which we've had posted in many locations all over our group, since the beginning of 2015, but we DO want you to be aware that, one of the many things that will occur during the time of our annual group closure, is an update on our Group's FAQ Sheet for 2016-- and while there will NOT be many changes, there will be at least a few minor ones, which we HOPE VERY MUCH, that we will all become very aware of. THANK YOU!
COMMUNITY GROUPS, WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT!
Feel free to check them out, you'll be glad you did!
Other AWESOME Groups, Founded by our own ADMINS., HERE!
donate here: Fractal-Love-Points
donate here: NaturesHaven-Pts
If I have missed any of you, who are working as a FOUNDER of another GROUP,
PLEASE DO let me know!
Affiliate Groups’ CONTEST WINNERS!
is having a beautiful seasonal contest called Christmas Baubles:
Annissina's November Feature + New Contest!"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."
Welcome to my November feature!
NEW CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT
Theme: Christmas Baubles (as chosen by you, our members)
Begins: Today, 15th November
Ends: 13th December
Winners to be announced on: 20th December, after voting by Admins. and then by members via a poll.
VERY IMPORTANT!! You must state in the description of your work that it’s an entry for Fractal-Love’s contest. Otherwise it will just be moved to the corresponding folder as usual.
2 ENTRIES per member - they must be new.
1st place – 100 points
2nd place – 50 points
3rd place – 25 points
generously donated by miincdesign and TeaPhotography!
All three will be featured with their winning works plus a couple more selected by the Admin. doing the feature. The winners will also be featured by :iconunframed-nature
Feel free to check it out, perhaps help with prizes or promote it, or join!
YOUR GROUP WINNERS COULD BE HERE!
PLEASE CHECK THE CONTESTS WE ARE PROMOTING FOR AFFILIATES ON THE LEFT SIDE OF OUR PROFILE PAGE!!
If you want us to PROMOTE a Contest or EVENT from YOUR GROUP, send us a GROUP NOTE! If you want us to FEATURE the WINNERS, let us know and then, send us the WINNERS in a GROUP NOTE, as well.
Thank you for your attention to our Wonderful Affiliates.
Thank you ALL,
to our Active Members and Actively working Admins. alike!
A serious and HEART-FELT THANKS to ALL of my fellow-Admins.,
There are just no words great enough to express my utter gratitude for all that they've done in the past, present, and future.
I just love our TEAM!
An EXTRAORDINARY TEAM it IS!
We, at Unframed-Nature hope that the rest of NOV., and December, will be Awesome!
Your Founder, aka Senior Team Leader...