lignum (genitive lignī); n, second declension
dracō (genitive dracōnis); m, third declension
THE DRAGON: The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend. A symbol of good fortune and sign of intense power, the Oriental Dragon is regarded as a divine beast – the reverse of the malicious monster that Westerners felt necessary to find and slay. In Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is said to be a deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority. Therefore, those people born in Dragon years are to be honored and respected.
THE WOOD DRAGON (Birth Year 1904 or 1964) : Wood has a modifying influence and brings creativity to this sign. Questioning and liberal, Wood Dragons enjoy talking about original ideas and are open to other points of view. They are innovative, imaginative practical and appreciate art in each of its forms. Generally less pretentious than other Dragons, Wood Dragons have an ability to get along with other people. They have the essentials to build a prosperous and happy life for themselves. Still, Wood Dragons are outspoken and at times a bit pushy to quell everyone, even in the most friendly quarrel.
So by now, you will have realised that I was born in 1904 or 1964. I’ll leave you to guess which. This is my blog for my random writings, photography and things that interest me. Perhaps some of this will interest you as well. Thanks for looking.
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seems that i’m also a tree dragon, i didn’t know… 🙂
enjoy your photos, i’ll be around again.
Us dragons are everywhere. 🙂
Good to hear from you. And I’ll be stopping by your site as well. You have some great photos in your portfolio.
Thank you for stopping by on my Picture This Art blog! I am a literary lady at heart and the picture blog is an additional blog, my bit of fun and interest in photography and art. It has been a real pleasure looking through your beautiful pictures on here, you really do have some serious talent, and I’m looking forward to seeing what you post up next!
Thanks and the compliment is returned ten fold. You have some wonderful work on your sites. It is a pleasure to visit.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and liking my photos! I really appreciate it a lot! I look forward to following your blog. 🙂
Many thanks. You have some wonderful photos on your blog. It’s my pleasure to visit!
Thanks for following me. I have just started to follow you as well. I’ve just realized one thing: there is still a LOOOONG way for me to go! Thank God for the internet – a possible way to get in touch with more people, apprecitate their work and learn from it!
You say on your blog, “I am a photo enthusiast. With no formal training and lots of books I try to get away with it.” Well, that’s me too!!!
Thanks for visiting and keep up your good work.
Great captures and artistry!!! Thank you for visiting my site 🙂
My thanks to you for the compliment and the visit too.
Nomination! Check out in our site!
Thank you very much for nominating me for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”
It is reward enough to me that you have visited my site and liked my photography. However, I do not seek awards, and I would prefer to decline to accept this award at the moment. Thank you again.
Thank you for the follow. I have taken a stroll around your enigmatic photos and – I’m grateful you found me so that I could find you! “Perhaps some of this will interest you as well.” It does. And a person who owns more than one Hasselblad has my total attention.
This will be an exciting journey.
Many thanks for the visit and comment. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed my photos.
I don’t shoot film as much as I could or should, but it is always a special feeling clicking my Hasselblads. I feel like I’m a part of their history in a way.
Wanted to say thank you for visiting my blog and starting to follow me.
My pleasure. And thanks for visiting my blog as well.
Great images and love the about me section. My girlfriend is also a wood dragon and I a fire tiger lol. Your documentation of Sydney is superb! If you are in Google + I started a community for australian streettogs. More than welcome to join 🙂 “AuStreetphotography”. I thought it be great to archive Australia through the everyday.
Oh and the M9 must be a beast on the streets !
Hi. Thanks for the comments.
Sad to say that whilst I work with advanced technology everyday, I struggle with social media. My only online presence is this blog and flickr. Do you have a link to Austreetphotography?
I’ve learnt to leave my M9 lenses as wide open as possible and focussed at 3-5 metres when I’m out walking. I’m getting better with practice (I think 🙂 )
I think it is a good thing to have minimal online presence at times. Takes quite abit of time! https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/114212847829147651637 is the link to the group. Hip shooting I find quite fun as its a great POV specially when up close when it all lines up 🙂
Thanks. Time is definitely an issue.
^ – ^ I am so happy having such a nice dragon as my friend – greeting from a woody snake !
Hi Wood Snake. Good to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by.
Hello, Wood Dragon. I am Earth Monkey. (hee) I like your black and white photos. Thank you for your posts!
Hello Earth Monkey. Thanks very much for the comment.
Beautiful blog and your photography is brilliant!!
You are far too kind. Thank you very much.
Thanks so much for following!
And my thanks to you too. 🙂
ciao! luvFAB blog.
After you commented on my site, of course I was compelled to come and check out yours. WOW! Such stunning photos. You really understand light. 🙂
Thank you. I really appreciate that.
Great blog. Instead of ‘like’-ing every photo, I decided to follow you blog.
Gorgeous shots, I love the spontaneity of every-day life and your camera angles! 🙂
Thanks very much for the comments. I appreciate it. Much of the time I’m shooting my candid photos from the hip. 🙂
Thank you for the like, it’s very encouraging.
You’re welcome. 🙂
I truly admire your work. Thank you so much for viewing my Street Photography!
It means an awful lot to me. -Metal Rooster (UG)
That’s very kind of you to say so. I post my photos, and it is a bonus when others like them.
I also enjoy seeing your photos and stories, from the other side of the world.
I have nominated you for an Awesomeness award. The badge can be found on my post dated 4/20/13.
I realize these awards take time to respond to so do not feel you have to comply with the requirements of this award. Just wanted to know how I feel about your blog!
1. List your top ten favorite blogs and notify them.
2. List 10 things we do not know about yourself.
Well that’s awesome! 🙂
Truly, thank you for the nomination, but I generally prefer not to accept awards.
More importantly, its great to know I have new friends such as you. When I first started, I wasn’t sure how my photos would be received, but I am certainly encouraged to continue (even though it does get a bit time consuming). And please keep up the good work at your end. I haven’t been to Massachusetts for a few years now, but certainly enjoyed my time there, and viewing your photos reminds me of that.
Love the photography and the song excerpts. I know most of those songs by heart. I think you’ve captured the essence of Sydneysiders perfectly.
Thank you very much and pleased to meet you.
You have some delicious recipes on your site. Perhaps I’ll buy less of the prepared food at “Farm Fresh” and do more cooking. 🙂
Ha ha I shop at Farm Fresh too. They have lovely ingredients.
And delicious vegetarian samosas. 🙂
Hello Lignumdraco, Thank you for following my photography blog. I hope you are inspired. I love your work and have enjoyed looking at your images. Will look forward to following you. Sydney is one of my favorite cities.
My pleasure to be following your blog. You have an excellent eye for composition and light.
Thank you very much for your kind comments.
Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog, I appreciate it a lot. Your photos are very inspiring, I am looking forward to seeing more 🙂
Thanks for the note. I enjoy good photography and very much like your style. Keep in touch.
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I M born in 1964 and thought it s a very Good year indeed👍👍
🙂 🙂 🙂
Very stylish blog 🙂
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Thanks very much for the nomination, but I hope you don’t mind that I prefer not to accept awards at the moment. But I truly appreciate the gesture.
Thanks for visiting my blog, you have a great site here, lovely photography!!
Thank you very much. I appreciate that. Your lifestyle and portrait photography is quite wonderful and you really bring out the beauty and best in your subjects. It’s a pleasure to see. I need to make the time to view the rest of your images, and particularly your travel photography.
Hi! Thank you for liking my post! You have a wonderful photography blog. I especially like the ‘sketti’ photo, but I look forward to seeing more. 🙂
Hi. It was my pleasure, as I always enjoy a nice photo. Many thanks for visiting and I hope to “see” you again. I’m always interested in new food ideas – we all have to eat. Cheers.
Hi there, I nominated you for this http://publictransituser.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/blog-of-the-year-2013-6/
Thanks again. Generally I prefer not to accept awards, but I do appreciate this wonderful gesture. Let me think about it. Cheers.
No worries. I just wanted you to know that I do appreciate your blog.
Thank you. 🙂
You are welcome 🙂
Thoroughly enjoyed your work.
Thank you very much.
Hi Draco, I’ve nominated you for Blog of The Year 2013 😀
You don’t have to do anything if you’re into peer awards. Just want to let you know that I appreciate your work of art 😀 Happy New Year 2014 in advance!
Thank you very much. I appreciate it and likewise, enjoy my visits to your blog and our chats.
You are a great photographer and nice person, Lignum. Thank you so much for your visits and comments. I am about to enjoy your photos in the future even after closing my blog. Wish you all the best. Geda
Thank you for your friendship. I have always enjoyed your visits and our chats. I did not expect to hear that you would be closing your blog and I am saddened but que sera sera.
All the best to you too and I hope you will stay in touch.
I hope to have even more chats with you and I promise to visit your blog:)
Thank you. Happy new year!
Happy new year!!!
I have obtain a liebster award and I speak about you.
Come on and see that !!
Have a great end of week end
Oh, You’re wood dragon?
I’m a lovely little wood bunny!!!!!!!
A pleasure to make your acquaintance little wood bunny. 🙂
Yay!! Yay!! Big wood dragon & Little wood bunny
Wait, I’m getting confused now. I’m not sure whether I’m wood or fire. There are so many versions.
Wood Rabbit 1975-76
Fire Rabbit 1987-88
So its Fire Rabbit then.
Hmm I really should stop eating Vegemite.
Thank you very much for your help
I’m Fire Dragon… 1976…:))))
It’s such a shame I am reading the About You section only now… despicable me:)))
I’m beginning to suspect we share more than a common interest in photography…I was so impressed you followed the Oscar nominations:))))) plus, I’m still listening to Pharell’s Happy, it’s such a great start of my Sunday…
to recap, it’s such a pleasure to be following your blog… and not only for the great photography…
So you’re Ignis Draco. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Likewise it is a great pleasure following your blog and photography. I enjoy our chats. I’m sure we share common traits and interests. After all we dragons have to stick together.
By the way as you like the song (as I do), look at his 24 hour video clip . Basically over a 24 hour period people were filmed dancing to his song (4 minutes each). The top of each hour features Pharell. You can jump around to watch those you like. There are a few celebrities in them, but it’s mostly average people. Some are so enthusiastic and good. See you soon.
ah, how cool is that:))) you made my day…:))) thank you…
You’re welcome. 🙂
Hello Wood Dragon. Fire Horse here!
Nice to meet you. 🙂
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your likes! I really enjoyed your terrific photos with well-chosen lyrics on your blog, and look forward to seeing more of your creativity 🙂
That’s very kind of you. Thank you very much.
Is it easy to customise the Ryu theme in order to display large size photos like on your blog? I don’t see any options when trying it out.
Hi, I’m just using the basic Ryu theme and its options. No paid customisations. The display size is only dependent on the image size you upload. In this recent post , you will see a mix of portrait and landscape orientations. I post landscape at 1200 pixels long side, and I post portrait at 1000 pixels long side. File size at this quality is usually around 500kB.
Pleasure to be here , Stunning Blog , Regards from Poland , Em
Thanks for visiting. 🙂
Thank you for liking one of my posts. Your images are very powerful. You seems to be in Street and Landscape photography too, right?
You’re welcome. Thanks for the note. I scan through the photography tags in the reader every now and then and see things of interest. I do more street than landscape but I like a general mix. A single style wears thin after a while.
I like your OM1. In retrospect, I wish I’d bought one years ago. But I was happy with my Konica T4. Nice to meet you.
How’s your Konica T4? I get in love with film again and that’s why I get myself a medium format film camera~ the colour and the feel are very different from digital~
I understand what you mean about the feel, both in terms of the camera itself and the output.
The T4 still works except for the meter – a decent replacement for the old mercury batteries is difficult to find. So Sunny 16 or handheld meter is necessary.
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate it.
You have some great pics here. I look forward to seeing more of your posts.
Thank you. The sentiment is mutual. Cheers.
Love your images! 🙂
Thank you very much. 🙂
Stunning street photography by wood dragon 😉 They are beautifully captured, and I enjoy them very much. Thank you for sharing your art-works, truly inspiring!
Thank you very much for your very kind message. 🙂
I enjoy following your blog too.
Excellent blog I’ve enjoyed learning from you 🙂 I enjoyed reading your profile on the year of the dragon too. Sadly I missed out on the year of the dragon so had to settle for the monkey 🙂
Thank you. Nothing wrong with being a monkey. 🙂
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Wow! Such stunning photos! And I’m Earth Dragon 😀
Thanks. Nice to meet you.
Dear Dragon…there is an Award waiting for you – although I know you do not want it…I just couldn’t help myself! http://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/an-award-to-all-of-you/
Thank you very much. As you know, I don’t accept awards but I do feel honoured and I must return the favour. In appreciation, I have included a link to you on my awards nominations page.
I enjoy your photos and writing a lot! I am amazed at how great they look and can’t help hoping that you would tell us how you took those photos ;-).
Thanks for letting us see your photos.
Thank you. I do include tips on how I do it in my posts from time to time.
Don’t know why I haven’t been to your fabulous blog before (smacks head)! My loss, as your photos are absolutely stunning! Long-overdue follower now on board.
Thank you very kindly. Nice to meet you.
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Mmm, I too am a wood dragon and I love your photographic eye. I wonder what the wood dragon’s sensibilities? -Ms. DW
Thank you and nice to hear from you. I’m a complex one. 🙂
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Hi dragon, I just want to notify you about I’ve nominated your for “Liebster Award” because of your great photographical work: http://solaner.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/liebster-award/
Thank you, but I prefer not to accept awards. However, in appreciation, I have made a link to your blog on my “Award Nominations” page. Thank you again. 🙂
What a fantastic blog! Glad to have found you…
Thank you very kindly. 🙂
The mind is vast and is exhibited by your creations.
awesome !!! very nice photos ❤
Thank you. 🙂
And I do respect you! Honest 🙂
Thank you, Paula. The feeling is mutual. 🙂
Awesome blog! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Thanks to you too.
P.S. I really admire this theme, and I wish I have chosen it instead of my delight one 😀 I checked it out and it also seems free. Is that true? Do you have custom design?
I used this theme very early on, but now it is one of the top 5 themes on WordPress. Everywhere I go, people are using it, and it feels a bit too common. Not sure if I should change or not.
It is completely free and I have customised nothing. 🙂
If it is that common, I will stick with my paying one then 😀 (How do you like mine?) – I am afraid it is not right for you as you like to have full size photos displayed.
Yours is nice, but I don’t want to pay (yet). 🙂
Very nice blog and beautiful photos! Wish you Happy New Year (a year of goat is coming 🙂 ) and Happy Blogging! Bye. Kamila
Thank you very much, Kamila. I hope 2015 brings you more travelling adventure to savour. Enjoy the year of the goat. 🙂
How are you Draco? You promised to come back after Easter, and Easter was 10 days ago :S
Well, it is “after” Easter, I just didn’t say when though. 🙂
Alright, you’ve woken a sleeping dragon, Paula. Next week. 🙂
😆 I hope that the Dragon is doing well 🙂
Thanks. Very well. I hope you are too.
I just love your shots 🙂 Very well done! Looking forward to see more.
Congratulations on choosing the weekly photo challenge
I am a Dragon too I know that from years! 🙂 It actually truly reflect me. I am a Artist Designer and I like to take photos I am not good as you but I am very creative! Lol
Thanks. Us dragons are a special breed. 🙂
You right very special! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog, Dragon 🐉 so I could discover yours. I have really enjoyed watching your pictures and reading about them. They’re very inspiring.
Very kind of youth say so. Thank you. 🙂
Oh my gosh! What beautiful photographs! So inspiring to put down the pocket camera and pick up the DLSR…from the bottom drawer and learn how to use it!
Thank you very much. I think the important thing is to be familiar with the capabilities of your equipment and take it to its limit.
Wonderful photos. Thanks for visiting my blog too.
Thanks for your visit too.
It is very nice to meet you. Thank you for coming by my site and peeking around! I hope to see you again soon!
Thanks for your visit, too. Much appreciated.
Thank you for visiting my blog so that I could find you and your beautiful photos. Lots to learn from you and appreciate here.
Thank you. Nice to meet you. 🙂
Hi, thank you so much for visiting my blog ‘Urban Shutterbug’ & liking some of my recent posts, it’s greatly appreciated! Loving your site, your street photography’s stunning, love the clarity of your photos.
I look forward to following with keen interest!
Thanks again, Urban Shutterbug!
Thanks for visiting. I find street photography worldwide interesting. Fun too. Nice to meet you.
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I really love this intro 🙂
What a gorgeous space you have created. I am happy to be your newest follower.
You’re very kind. Thank you very much.
Great Photography seen here! Thanks for Sharing!
You’re welcome. Thanks for looking.
I enjoy the quality and variety of your work and thanks for following. Brick
I love the concept to your blog, so unique and beautiful. Looking forward to reading more of your posts Buddy. – Cezane 🙂
Nice to meet you! Love the definitions!
Thank you very much.
you have a lot of interesting photos 🙂 regards PedroL
thanks for being guest on my blog, i love your blog, glad, that i found it
My pleasure. Thank you very much for finding me here. Very nice to meet you.
Great pics Lignum Draco!!!
Interesting. You know anything about snakes? 🙂
And speaking of dragons, you must have heard about/seen Dracaena draco, the Canary Islands dragon tree or ‘El Drago Milenario’. Pretty amazing. To think I went to Icod de los Vinos, Tenerife, just to see a tree. It was worthwhile, of course. Quite a sight.
Can’t say I know much about snakes. 🙂
I hadn’t heard of that tree. Had to google it. Sounds very interesting, but perhaps a bit too far for me to make a special visit. 😉
Your photographs are fantastic!
Thank you very much.
You have a beautiful photo’s of Trinidad. I love some of it in particular. I’m brazilan and i write poem. I’ll ask you if I can use some of your photography of Trinidad in my blog to ilustrate one of my poems. Thanks very much
Yes, of course you can. Thank you for asking.
Your way of thinking and seeing the world,has intrigued me to follow you. Loved the way you made us think of who you are, an intelligent person with a eye for detail and beauty and like riddles.
Thank you very much for your kind words. 🙂
such a beautiful blog Lignumdraco…thank you for sharing your works ~ smiles hedy ☺️
Thank you very much, Hedy.
My compliments for as well your photography as for your website.
It would be an honor to follow you.
You’re very kind. Thank you. However I haven’t posted here for over a year, and I’m still unsure if I will again. Time will tell.