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Title: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on April 01, 2017, 04:05:41 AM
Seeing as it's a bit slow, I thought I'd start a thread on day to day stuff.

The Gang Gang cockatoos arrived with the young making an awful racket to be fed.

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Today was fig picking and our dog Molly was running off with the dropped ones.

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on April 01, 2017, 08:31:02 AM
AWWW Molly looks like such a sweetie... I went for a walk in the jungle and then lolled about a lot ....

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Post by: Candice on April 01, 2017, 09:10:44 AM
I just love seeing these posts. 
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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on April 01, 2017, 09:19:34 AM
That's definitely a jungle Lyn.

What a beautiful shot Candy. Is it a hawk?
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on April 01, 2017, 09:35:00 AM
It's a Red Tailed Hawk, Tess.  They do nest around the land but usually much farther behind us, which is the case this year, too. 
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on April 02, 2017, 06:44:01 AM
Wow, what amazing shots everyone!  I miss the hawks, use to see them when I stayed Arizona. 
Lynn, the jungle looks like something out of a fairy tale, so beautiful. 
Tess, the cockatoo family is wonderful.  I never saw any of those around Melbourne.  Does Molly like to eat the figs or just to fetch them?

This groundhog I took a couple of years ago in Houlton Maine at the side of the house.
 
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Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on April 02, 2017, 08:42:32 AM
Cute goundhog Hannie. Molly likes to eat the figs, apples, pears, apricots, strawberries etc. If it's fruit, she will eat it. :)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on April 02, 2017, 08:46:13 AM
We made relish last week and tomato sauce this week. Our neighbourhood does a swap with fruit and veg. We give apples, figs etc and they give us tomatoes and carrots.

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on April 02, 2017, 02:18:36 PM
Oh wow. The cockatoos are very cool Tess and love Miss Molly's gorgeous eyes! Your neighborhood swap is neat. Like the bottles the sauce is in!  ^-^
Lynn ... gorgeous jungle. Is this where you and hubby take your strolls? I would run out of disc space for all the photos.  ::)
Candy, beautiful photo of the hawk! Do you spend lots of time looking out that window?
Hannie, like the cute little groundhog. Has the llama near you been behaving?
Shadow and I spent Friday at the lake since the weatherman said we would be in for it this weekend. It was gorgeous. There were a couple of brave sail boaters on the water (winds were high) and there were plenty of birds soaking up the sun. We just tootled around enjoyed a lazy day. Today we are just trying to stay dry. The weatherman was right and thunderstorms have been rumbling through for hours now.

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on April 02, 2017, 06:13:34 PM
What a lovely shot Shadow. The lake sounds wonderful and relaxing.
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Post by: Shadow on April 02, 2017, 07:54:37 PM
Thanks Tess. We are lucky to be so close to the water. We escape there often.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on April 03, 2017, 05:55:44 AM
Tess, what a great idea to swap fruit with your neighbours.  Those bottles with sauce look like they will be really good, if I remember well tomato sauce is the same as ketchup?

A fruit eating kelpie, that is great!  My brother had a rottweiler named Jenny (rescue dog) that was crazy about tangerines.  Then one day she needed medications but refused to eat the teaspoon or so of granules, even when mixed up in her food.  My brother laced a tangerine with the granules and Jenny ate it.  About a minute after she finished the tangerine a perfect spray of granules she spit out.... ;D

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on April 03, 2017, 09:15:45 AM
Haha Hannie, smart dog. Yes ketchup and sauce are basically the same thing. Homemade is lots nicer. :)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tori803 on April 03, 2017, 09:18:52 AM
Great photos! We were celebrating our anniversary (27 years) with a little shopping trip to St. Cloud. My photo would have been a shot of a bald eagle on the side of the highway. It had landed to investigate the remains of a deer, but I was driving and my husband wad asleep, so no photo :(
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on April 03, 2017, 09:39:31 AM
Happy Anniversary Tori! Sorry you missed the eagle shot.
Too funny Hannie. Shadow is not fond of medicine either. You think it has gone down with the peanut butter, cheese, bacon ... whatever, and then wala ... there's the confounded little pill on the floor. Now we do what the vet taught us - pill way back in the mouth, hold the mouth and then follow with treat ... er, meatball!  ::)
Tess, (https://s16.postimg.org/98l6e0uit/oh_my_head_slap.gif) (https://postimg.org/image/d4yia0fi9/) (https://postimage.org/) learned something new. Tomato sauce is ketchup. I was thinking of the cans of tomato sauce we use here. I imagined rows of those bottles on my shelf ... like good wine in the bottles.  :funny:  My Mom is Italian ... we use lots and lots of tomato sauce.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on April 04, 2017, 05:28:05 AM
My South African blood lily, Haemanthus coccineus, was open before I even noticed. Managed to get a photo after a honey eater bird had it's way with it lol.

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on April 04, 2017, 10:32:16 AM
Love your blood lily Tess, are there no leaves?
South African lilies are so sneaky!  I have a clivia, one day there is nothing and the next there is the flower.  I can never catch it coming up... :mad:
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on April 05, 2017, 10:23:30 AM
Beautiful flower Tess. Looked it up so I could see the pre-honey-eater-bird look. The clivia is gorgeous too Hannie. What else do you gals have in your gardens?
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on April 05, 2017, 03:02:09 PM
I bet the bees love your flower, Tess!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on April 05, 2017, 09:06:13 PM
Love your blood lily Tess, are there no leaves?
South African lilies are so sneaky!  I have a clivia, one day there is nothing and the next there is the flower.  I can never catch it coming up... :mad:
Hannie, it has large leaves first, they die off and the flower comes up. It's weird.
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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on April 05, 2017, 09:15:52 PM
Some of our roses.

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Lillies.
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Camelia
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Koalas.  ::)
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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on April 06, 2017, 06:06:20 AM
Tess, you have a regular zoo there!
The camelia is gorgeous, not easy to get them to look like that. 

Your South African blood lily sounds like an alien...  :)

This is my morning photo, the coots are busy nesting in a canal near my house.  What the dachshund is to dogs, the coot is to birds:  totally fearless and feisty.

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on April 06, 2017, 09:07:20 AM
Interesting bird Hannie. I read up on them and they are quite vicious to their chicks if there are too many to feed.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on April 06, 2017, 03:10:52 PM
What would we do without our nature walks each day... this is another part of our walks.. they set us up for the day physically and spiritually  :)

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on April 06, 2017, 03:21:14 PM
Wow Lynn. What a great place to walk. Here's our morning outing. Some spring babies were out for a stroll.

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tori803 on April 07, 2017, 06:49:24 PM
Love the ducklings! We have migrating birds back but haven't seen any babies yet. A path in a local park we enjoy:





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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on April 07, 2017, 09:31:36 PM
Those ducklings are a hoot. We have been watching them every morning.
Like your park path Tori. We enjoy paths or trails that have that dappled sunlight. Something about being surrounded by ole' Mother Nature.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on April 08, 2017, 07:06:48 AM
I love the backlight on the ducklings, great Easter photo!

This is such a nice topic.  When I went out this morning I noticed that over the years I have paid less and less attention to what is out there in my neighbourhood. 

I saw that the the city placed floating islands in the canal and the birds are building nests there. 
Also lovely little potted floral arrangements that residents place on the sidewalks.   :)

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on April 08, 2017, 07:38:01 PM
Beautiful!  Beautiful! Quack (beautiful) :)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Mhayes on April 09, 2017, 09:22:47 PM
Beautiful says it all, but now I am so jealous! Things are just starting to leaf out here and my only hope was that a storm would come through before nightfall--now it is at 10 pm. I'll think of something and in the meantime I will sulk.  ;)

This has been a really fun subject--keep it up.  :up:

Margie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on April 09, 2017, 09:45:42 PM
Glad the fuzzy little ones brought a smile  :) 
Hannie, you are so right. Very nice topic and what an ingenious idea ... those islands. Look forward to what you find nesting there.
These little ones have been so entertaining. Wish I had thought to turn on the video. These 4 left Mama's side and braved the waterfall and the one on the edge ended up all the way back down into the pond. Fearless little one!  ;)

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on April 10, 2017, 02:17:25 AM
Lyn, what brave ducklings! 
Now I'm jealous, you have a waterfall near and I only have a fountain...  :mad:

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on April 10, 2017, 09:11:40 AM
Lovely duckling pics Lyn.. made me smile :)  For lack of restores I was about to wash the kitchen floor when look who was looking through my (dirty) kitchen window!


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then he saw me and flew into the tree... what a nice treat.. now I have to go wash the floor.. :(



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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on April 10, 2017, 09:19:50 AM
Hannie, you crack me up. ;D 
Wow Lynn! So glad you shared your surprise visitor!   

(https://s24.postimg.org/ayfe6y8f9/camera.gif) (https://postimg.org/image/5a93g242p/) (https://postimage.org/)  Sure beats (https://s23.postimg.org/5s6ti8m8b/clean_mop.gif) (https://postimg.org/image/mfybkqgzr/) (https://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: kiska on April 11, 2017, 04:34:46 AM
A pileated!!!!! :D
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tori803 on April 15, 2017, 10:39:01 AM
Car wash today? Probably not.

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on April 17, 2017, 05:40:16 AM
Lol Tori, sad looking day but beautiful in it's own way.
Not much different over here, looking forward to another crop of these, last year's jalapenos, serranos and chili peppers.

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on April 17, 2017, 08:36:20 PM
Tori, hope today was better.
Hannie, Yum!! What do you make with those scrumptious peppers?
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on April 19, 2017, 07:32:25 AM
Lyn, we use the peppers in soups, stews, Thai food and my favorite:  nachos! (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/word/drooling-sign-smiley-emoticon.gif)

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tori803 on April 19, 2017, 07:52:26 AM
Sounds tasty Hannie! Care to share?
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on April 19, 2017, 10:57:44 AM
Now you've gone and done it Hannie ... it's Nachos for lunch today!

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Post by: Tori803 on April 19, 2017, 01:50:55 PM
Yum!
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Post by: Hannie on April 20, 2017, 11:07:00 AM
I want some too!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on April 20, 2017, 11:19:53 AM
Now you've gone and done it Hannie ... it's Nachos for lunch today!

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:wow:  :up:
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on April 21, 2017, 11:25:54 PM
Before today's rain. After today's rain.

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on April 22, 2017, 01:53:05 AM
Oh no Candy, I hope the rain stopped and that we don't have to organize a copy run to The Sooner State!

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on April 22, 2017, 09:48:20 AM
It did stop, Hannie and tough it is clouded over today, there is no rain.  Our area received a little 3.5 inches of rain in a short period of time.  It always amazes me that people try to drive over low, running water, areas.  Several rescues were done for that very reason yesterday.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on April 22, 2017, 12:28:45 PM
Candy, glad to hear it stopped.  Yes, so many people underestimate the power of water, even when it only knee high you can be swept away.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tori803 on May 01, 2017, 09:34:11 AM
Winter has returned to Minnesota, a good day to catch up on indoor chores.

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Post by: Shadow on May 01, 2017, 10:02:28 AM
Oh my Tori!!!!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on May 01, 2017, 11:25:09 AM
Yikes, indoor chores!

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on May 01, 2017, 03:14:58 PM
Ha ha... you know you've had a lot of rain when a duck waddles by. 

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on May 02, 2017, 09:44:44 AM
Candy, I can still see a lot of water.  Good for the duck but not so for you!

My moring walk, I had to chuckle when I saw what happened to my neighbourhood... lamp shades everywhere!

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on May 02, 2017, 09:54:05 AM
Are you finally drying out Candy?
Hannie ... love your morning walk path. The lamp shades are a hoot! Shadow would be stopping at every tree to say "hi"  :funny:
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Post by: Tori803 on May 02, 2017, 06:26:00 PM
Love the lamp shades!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on May 03, 2017, 12:15:48 PM
Storms are getting near so Momma and the baby birds were nowhere to be found this morning. This limber goose (?) was enjoying the waterfall...the heck with "fowl" weather!  :funny: Amazing how they can twist their necks and turn their heads so far around. She kept a real close eye on us. 
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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on May 04, 2017, 08:55:40 AM
Lynn, I like your Roman tufted goose but would rather twist my neck for this:
(hubby made these and I'm not sharing any of it ^-^)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/marijtje2/nachos.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/marijtje2/media/nachos.jpg.html)

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Post by: Shadow on May 04, 2017, 10:56:01 AM
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Oh Hannie  :funny: You did it again. Now I know what I want for lunch. (You and Pat have the best hubbies!)
Thanks for naming the goose for me. There are a pair at the pond that have given us many funny moments these last few weeks.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on May 04, 2017, 01:18:36 PM
Oh nice goose Shadow.. nice colors... and Hannie?? I'm supposed to be trying to stay on my diet!!!  No hope.. I am now starving.... :mad:
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on May 06, 2017, 05:20:28 AM
Lynn, diet is not a very nice word!   :police:
The nachos were amazing...  :)

Kind of lost hope of seeing them this year, must have been the cool weather in April that slowed everything down.  But here they are!  Mom and Dad and 7 little furballs.

Hannie

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on May 06, 2017, 10:04:20 AM
You are SO right Hannie. D*** is a four letter word. I prefer "watching what I eat" ... there goes nachos, there goes pasta, there goes pie ...  :funny:
Glad you shared the wonderful family with us. Those furballs make my day.
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Post by: Tori803 on May 06, 2017, 07:38:12 PM
So cute!
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Post by: Candice on May 07, 2017, 11:45:22 AM
Are you finally drying out Candy?
Hannie ... love your morning walk path. The lamp shades are a hoot! Shadow would be stopping at every tree to say "hi"  :funny:

Yep.  We're finally getting there.  :)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on May 07, 2017, 11:46:18 AM
LOL   From ducks, to dogs, to lampshades.... LOVE IT ALL!!
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Post by: Shadow on May 08, 2017, 06:04:38 PM
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Broke a tooth. Grateful my dentist was able to repair it. No more Milk Duds for me .  :-[    :)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Mhayes on May 08, 2017, 10:50:17 PM
Shadow, or Milk Bones?   :funny:

P.S. Okay, not funny.

Margie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on May 09, 2017, 08:46:30 AM
Poor Lyn!  The only time I broke a tooth was eating chocolate while I was in the US.  Makes you wonder about your dentists and chocolate manufacturers ... ?(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/marijtje2/OPR/taptaptap_sml1.gif) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/marijtje2/media/OPR/taptaptap_sml1.gif.html)
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Post by: Shadow on May 09, 2017, 10:13:40 AM
Margie, too funny! Good to see you.
And Hannie, now you got me thinking  :funny:
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Post by: Shadow on May 09, 2017, 10:41:33 AM
We found the wee ones under some trees and this is the only one not scurrying around.
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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on May 09, 2017, 11:23:46 AM
That is so cute Lyn, nice shot too!
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Post by: Shadow on May 10, 2017, 07:35:08 PM
Thanks Hannie. How are the wee ones near you doing?
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Post by: Hannie on May 11, 2017, 11:24:14 AM
Not sure Lyn, the  swan parents used to nest where I could see them every day. Now they are in a different place so I don't get to see them very often.

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on May 11, 2017, 01:50:28 PM
Lovely quacky baby Lyn.. beautiful shot  :loveit:  I've missed half of what's been going on in this forum.. seems there is a lot of talk about food...
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Post by: Candice on May 11, 2017, 03:15:04 PM
 :loveit:
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on May 13, 2017, 12:02:02 PM
They are back, click Here! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjW-8iglJ-w&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on May 13, 2017, 02:14:19 PM
Yea! We adore the wee ones. Glad you found them Hannie.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on May 14, 2017, 10:09:00 AM
This eagle eyed bird was fishing this morning. Such concentration and patience.
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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on May 14, 2017, 11:03:13 AM
Wow, a night heron, very nice Lyn!  We only see those in the zoo. 
From time to time there is a great blue heron that sits on my deck trying to ambush a koi in my neighbour's pond...
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on May 15, 2017, 11:22:30 AM
Thanks Hannie. That Heron captivates me. Bet your neighbor is not as captivated by the Great Blue when it shows up. Knew someone with a koi pond that built a shelf so the fish could hide from the birds. Mother Nature is such a hoot.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on May 15, 2017, 02:49:28 PM
This eagle eyed bird was fishing this morning. Such concentration and patience.
(https://s15.postimg.org/93ixpc3kn/2017_5_3089_Pond.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/93ixpc3kn/)


ooo he's pretty!!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on May 18, 2017, 09:53:17 AM
Hi all.. shutting down my computer  :'( :-\ :( >:( here at home... have my laptop near hand in our little trailer.. will check in a lot en route.. changed our plans a bit due to tornadoes and storms so who knows where we'll get to.. headed for Seattle eventually we hope.

I've stashed my Wacom Pad and my CS5 so I'm good to go. I'll send some pics of our travels and check in regularly on my friend Shadow to make sure she's being good and not causing too much trouble.
Take care and be well.. I'll be around.

Lynn :hug:

p.s. of course I'll be checking in each day on my phone...
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on May 18, 2017, 11:18:39 AM
Sounds like a lot of fun Lynn, have a great time and return home safely.
Looking forward to your snapshots, stay clear from tornadoes.
About Shadow, we may have to call in the troops till you come back home.   
(just kidding Shadow  :))

 :loveit:

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on May 18, 2017, 03:15:09 PM
Wishing you a wonderful time Lynn!  :hug: Shadow said to tell you ... be sure to hang your head out of the window. It's loads of fun! ::)  (https://s4.postimg.org/4zj882x1l/Traveling.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4zj882x1l/)
And Hannie, you are too funny. ;)  Gather all the troops so we can get a group shot. (https://s9.postimg.org/9dvvk27wf/p0714.gif) (https://postimg.org/image/m5a1qkhob/)   :funny:
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on May 18, 2017, 03:23:16 PM
Thanks Hannie and shadow... I'll try the head out the window thing..too hot here in cedar key fl 93 and HUMID!!!!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on May 21, 2017, 02:37:36 PM
Hi Gang. Good day for hanging out here. How's it where you are?

(https://s3.postimg.cc/prtp8pl9v/2017_5_Pond_3156.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4i62xv4z3/)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on May 24, 2017, 09:08:18 AM
Missed this one somehow, you have a lot of nice critters where you live!  Nice shot.

Today is my youngest grandson's birthday, he turned 2.  He always had a fascination for vacuum cleaners(!) so my daughter borrowed vacuum cleaners from the neighbours and laid them out for him to see when he woke up this morning.
He totally flipped and couldn't have had a better birthday present!

(https://s3.postimg.cc/ub1xxl67j/vacuum.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ub1xxl67j/)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on May 24, 2017, 10:12:05 AM
Oh Hannie! Adorable! Your daughter is so cool. What a great way for him to start his special day. Vacuums .... go figure 😁 Is Granny making a special cake?

That pond does have cool critters. Always something to give a grin or two.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on May 24, 2017, 10:33:26 PM
You never know Hannie, he might own a cleaning business in years to come. :) Happy Birthday to him.

Our Rosellas are having a great time with the rose hips at the moment. Cleaning one mess and making another.
(https://s4.postimg.cc/c2y5ovqyx/rosella_feeding.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/c2y5ovqyx/)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on May 24, 2017, 11:33:51 PM
Vacuums and birds!  Can it get any better? 
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on May 25, 2017, 08:28:55 AM
Morning all from a storage and trailer park in New Mexico! Great vacuum story..love it...The sunrise over the storage bins this morning was amazing..off to find a spot to settle for a few days.. hopefully get my computer out.. hopefully Wi-Fi.. Lotta hoping going on. :) Is you puter fixed yet Shadow??
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on May 26, 2017, 04:57:46 AM
Thanks Tess, what a beautiful bird!  Never got see any of these in Melbourne.
Lyn, hope you're computer can be fixed, enjoy the peace and quiet while you can!

My old clivia bloomed again this week, enjoy.

Hannie

(https://s3.postimg.cc/la6ef1o0f/clivia3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/la6ef1o0f/)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on May 26, 2017, 08:39:02 AM
Hi gang. Tess, that Rosellas is so cool! Lynn, beautiful state NM ... good luck with your computer. Have a blast! And Hannie, love the clivia!!
As for me ... got word late yesterday that they have made progress. Holiday means it will be back home Tues. Wow. Sure getting loads of spring cleaning chores done and am almost through my whole stack of library books. Mighty quiet around here!
Have agood weekend gang.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Mhayes on May 27, 2017, 04:47:42 PM
Love the pictures, keep them coming. Maybe once I get off the work tread mill I can post something.  :)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on May 28, 2017, 11:30:52 AM
Thanks Tess, what a beautiful bird!  Never got see any of these in Melbourne.
Lyn, hope you're computer can be fixed, enjoy the peace and quiet while you can!

My old clivia bloomed again this week, enjoy.

Hannie

(https://s3.postimg.org/la6ef1o0f/clivia3.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/la6ef1o0f/)


Gracious!!  That is beautiful!!!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on May 28, 2017, 12:03:35 PM
Thanks Candy, I've had this clivia for decades.  It once belonged to my mother, never once bloomed.  Then the first year she was gone, amazingly, it did bloom and has done so ever since.
 :loveit:

Hannie

(https://s8.postimg.org/vnedrs4fl/clivie3.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vnedrs4fl/)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on May 28, 2017, 05:25:58 PM
Oh Hannie.. what a lovely thing to happen... how beautiful.
We are in Cortez Co heading for Utah.. here is our camp on the mighty Mississippi in Natchez.. quite the thrill for a minute or two...
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-FfqWMXh/0/975ce5a1/XL/i-FfqWMXh-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on May 29, 2017, 09:05:51 AM
 Natchez Mississippi, home to the friendliest folks you'll ever meet!
What a dramatic sky, looks like clouds are going in every direction?

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on May 29, 2017, 11:14:03 AM
Hannie, thank you for sharing your beautiful story. How special your Mom's clivia blooms for you. What a treasure!
How much of America have you seen Hanne?
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on May 29, 2017, 11:16:05 AM
Lynn, glad that storm was exciting for just a minute or two. How,s Cortez? Continued safe travels to you!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Mhayes on May 30, 2017, 11:05:24 PM
(https://s12.postimg.cc/stjbnj20p/May_2017_Web.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/stjbnj20p/)

What I got up to this weekend--flying to Hutchinson airport for breakfast brunch.

Margie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on May 31, 2017, 04:16:31 AM
Sounds like fun Margie,airport breakfast!
The photo looks like you are flying away from the airport.

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Mike S. on May 31, 2017, 08:17:22 AM
It's a tough job Margie,

But someone has to do it.

Mike
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on May 31, 2017, 10:11:01 AM
Hi Gang... good morning from Montrose Colorado  :)  nice to be in the Mountains... here is where I was a couple of days ago..
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-JKBLWdQ/0/ac28aed3/L/i-JKBLWdQ-L.jpg)

and here is where I am this morning...
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-qz65VZ8/0/5b131461/L/i-qz65VZ8-L.jpg)
and yes Shadow they are dust spots all over the images  :D can't clean my sensor til I get to Seattle... :-[

oy vey...
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on May 31, 2017, 10:40:11 AM
(https://s14.postimg.org/4sukdlsqp/dancing_chimps.gif) (https://postimg.org/image/ffodj10vx/)
We are back on the 'puter! Glory hallelujah! Couple more things to restore and PS will be back up and running.
Wow Margie! That's how to travel!
Oh Lynn ... beautiful!! Love the pics and Shadow said he can't see no stinkin' spots, er, dust!  :funny: 
Wishing all of you a glorious day!  So happy to be back.
 :halo:
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on May 31, 2017, 01:20:46 PM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/marijtje2/funnygif.gif) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/marijtje2/media/funnygif.gif.html)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on May 31, 2017, 08:16:05 PM
 
Thanks Candy, I've had this clivia for decades.  It once belonged to my mother, never once bloomed.  Then the first year she was gone, amazingly, it did bloom and has done so ever since.
 :loveit:

Hannie

It took your momma passing by and saying, "You'd better bloom!!"    What a lovely story, Hannie.  Thank you so much for sharing it!  :hug:


(https://s8.postimg.org/vnedrs4fl/clivie3.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vnedrs4fl/)

Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on June 01, 2017, 02:12:03 AM
Thanks Candy, I believe you are right.

 :loveit:

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 01, 2017, 09:25:04 AM
We are so entertained every morning. Another "fisherman" in the pond  ;)

(https://s12.postimg.cc/kr94g4qe5/2017_5_Pond_3142.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/w3lpxwz2x/)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on June 01, 2017, 10:42:17 AM
Beautiful, the great white egret.  You are very lucky to see these, usually very shy, herons.

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 01, 2017, 03:53:26 PM
We are really lucky. Have seen so many more birds around the pond this year.

A big thank you to Tess for starting this. Have paid much more attention when we are out and having loads of fun snapping away with the camera. Enjoy seeing everyone's pics here and am learning lots. Flowers, birds, weather, food ...  :up:  It's all good.  ^-^

Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on June 01, 2017, 07:28:40 PM
Lovely Heron Shadow... hope you didn't chase it...We had a fabulous day today.. saw this baby Elk waiting for mom to return..
And this is the Black Canyon of the Gunnison Colorado..


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-fS6ZjRR/0/262a6775/L/i-fS6ZjRR-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-vzxpKXs/0/5960c228/L/i-vzxpKXs-L.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 01, 2017, 08:13:37 PM
LOVE the pics Lynn!!! Glad you are having fun. Keep 'em coming!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on June 02, 2017, 04:41:44 PM
Thanks Shadow.. I am actually trying to work on my restore as well as post some snaps.. I'm not really slacking off ::)

this was last night..Somewhere.. over the rainbow...


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-gCwwGws/0/1fc2f942/L/i-gCwwGws-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9TnDqQC/0/0660b3c3/L/i-9TnDqQC-L.jpg)
Grand Mesa Colorado
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-fdtxndR/0/2cfdba7a/L/i-fdtxndR-L.jpg)
Welcoming committee.. taken through a dirty windshield lol
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 02, 2017, 05:05:22 PM
Best welcoming committee ever! Really enjoying your images Lynn. Beautiful country and love the rainbow.
 :)  You slacking off - Never! 
You soak up all the beautiful surroundings and have fun!
Thanks for taking us all along with you through your photos.  :hug:
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on June 03, 2017, 02:13:08 AM
Beautiful photos Lynn. I'd love to see some photos of your van/5th wheeler?
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on June 03, 2017, 09:32:17 AM
Here ya go Tassie...

It's a 25 ft lightweight.. we got rid of the fifth wheel.. too much to tow.. we like to roam around a lot  :loveit:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-2GKBXpF/0/fa13b9d5/L/i-2GKBXpF-L.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on June 03, 2017, 04:00:45 PM
I just love this thread!!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on June 04, 2017, 01:24:21 AM
Nice Lynn. At 25ft you'd have heaps of space inside.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on June 04, 2017, 07:38:17 AM
Beautiful photos and scenery in Colorado, thanks for sharing Lynn.
I agree with Candy and Shadow, this is a great thread and I love to see what everyone is up to.  For me today not much, cleared, cleaned and oiled the deck and now it looks like new again.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/marijtje2/deck.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/marijtje2/media/deck.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on June 04, 2017, 09:39:11 AM
Oh wow.. nice job Hannie?? did you use photoshop?? :funny:
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on June 04, 2017, 09:44:29 AM
Saw two more Elk calves yesterday... the moms leave them by the fences (there are lots of fences to keep cattle in) we think the reason is cos the babies can't jump the fence!! so Mom has to leave them there all day coming back for them in the evening to feed and roam about.. they seem to fair well doing this..they look up sometimes but mostly lay low and we are very careful about not getting too close or getting out of the truck..
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-7LLGVQM/0/f58bde44/L/i-7LLGVQM-L.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on June 04, 2017, 09:47:19 AM
Aww, so sweet.

We had our second heavy frost this weekend so I started pruning my roses. Only got 9 done and have 25 bushes to do. :(
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on June 04, 2017, 10:09:46 AM
I always find it interesting that while were having summer you're into to winter.   PS.... Keep trimming!! 
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 04, 2017, 11:18:33 AM
I too forgot about you guys approaching winter Tess. 34 rose bushes to trim ...  :D  Hang in there.
That baby is SO sweet Lynn. Great vantage point you have in the truck!  :)
Hannie, bet it feels good now that the deck is done. That is a BIG job. Looks like new. Will there be drinks on the deck this evening?  :cool:
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on June 05, 2017, 10:44:41 AM
Pulling out tomorrow for Utah.. this place is magic.. almost overwhelming in it's spiritual beauty.. :halo: ..below is a Whistling Marmot.. he said "what you lookin at"...


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-jbGvdsX/0/4c8d8ed4/L/i-jbGvdsX-L.jpg)

and this is the Sneffles Range and valley below.. fantastic when the yellow Aspens are out in Fall...

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hc8TdKm/0/fad47824/L/i-hc8TdKm-L.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on June 05, 2017, 10:52:43 AM
No drinks on the deck Shadow, it still needs to dry!
34 rose bushes?  Where do you keep them all Tess, you have a botanical garden?
Lynn, amazing shot of the whistling marmot, wonder if his name is Otis. 

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 05, 2017, 04:17:28 PM
Otis is a perfect name for that little cutie. Great shot. Wow Lynn. Must be hard to pull yourself away from all that beautiful landscape. Hope your drive has gone well today.
Hannie, silly me. Always the eager beaver!  ;)  How long does it take for the deck to dry? Bet Tess is wishing she was sitting out on a dry deck about now ... all the roses!  :D

Hey Otis ... looking for a good time!  :funny:

(https://s23.postimg.cc/djsbgaoh3/Hey_Otis.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/djsbgaoh3/)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on June 05, 2017, 04:44:06 PM
Cute little critter Shadow.. well worth chasing  :cool:
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on June 06, 2017, 07:08:27 PM
Those mountains look breath taking Lynn.

Shadow, I love squirrels, they are so cute.

Lovely deck Hannie. It came up well, what do you use on it?

No I don't have a botanical garden just 1/2 an acre to look after. I'll get some photos later.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 06, 2017, 07:30:33 PM
Tess, the pond has squirrels everywhere. Such happy little creatures.
As for your rose trimming .... Mom and I have a giant root beer floats when we get too tired trimming roses, and then it's back at it. Just saying.  ;)
Look forward to your pics.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on June 07, 2017, 01:24:53 AM
Here you go Hannie. Not good at stitching photos together but the first photo is our side yard. Right down the back behind the fence is the orchard.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/l2l8yd2lt/side_yard.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/l2l8yd2lt/)

Front yard.

(https://s10.postimg.cc/6uhyqj4v9/front_yard.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6uhyqj4v9/) (https://s10.postimg.cc/suyb75nj9/front_yard_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/suyb75nj9/)

Back patio garden.

(https://s12.postimg.cc/glnngam2x/patio_area.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/glnngam2x/)

Fernery.

(https://s4.postimg.cc/z364zs3yx/fernery.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/z364zs3yx/)

Lilly garden.

(https://s9.postimg.cc/7ynbbnlor/lillies.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7ynbbnlor/)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on June 07, 2017, 05:04:53 AM
Lol, yes you do have a botanical garden Tess!
What an amazing space and the lilies looks gorgeous.   Lots of space for Mollie to roam around too.

I know you make your own tomato sauce, do you use part of as a vegetable garden or is it too dry there?
Your nasturtium is still blooming, did you know that the whole plant is edible and loaded with vitamins and lutein.

Shadow, I was not sure what root beer floats are, something like this?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/marijtje2/float.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/marijtje2/media/float.jpg.html)

Hannie












Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on June 07, 2017, 09:57:44 AM
Lol, yes you do have a botanical garden Tess!
What an amazing space and the lilies looks gorgeous.   Lots of space for Mollie to roam around too.

I know you make your own tomato sauce, do you use part of as a vegetable garden or is it too dry there?
Your nasturtium is still blooming, did you know that the whole plant is edible and loaded with vitamins and lutein.

Shadow, I was not sure what root beer floats are, something like this?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/marijtje2/float.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/marijtje2/media/float.jpg.html) :funny: :funny: :funny:

Hannie












Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 07, 2017, 06:44:31 PM
Tess, you do have a botanical garden. Wow. Hope you have a riding lawn mower  ::)
And Hannie,
 (https://s21.postimg.cc/bkkya9puv/laughing_dog.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/9srzfd6hv/)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on June 07, 2017, 08:17:04 PM
Hannie, our neighbour grows all the tomato varieties so we swap figs for them. We might grow a few this coming summer and see how they go.
Shadow we have a ride-on mower. No way we could mow all this including outside the front fences without it. Our youngest taking it for a test drive. :)
(https://s18.postimg.cc/v7bevwsn9/DSCF4769small.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/v7bevwsn9/)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 07, 2017, 09:40:46 PM
Too bad you're so far away Tess. We could swap peppers for figs. Mom's peppers are going "bananas"!  ;D 
Your youngest makes mowing look fun. Sure beats the ole' push mowers! Love your yard.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on June 08, 2017, 05:07:58 AM
A little bird told that Tess's youngest has something much better now to ride in!   :)

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 08, 2017, 03:59:27 PM
Yea for Tess's youngest!

This goose was sound asleep.
(https://s18.postimg.cc/8vta6wxgp/Napping.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/uuzou4eat/)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on June 08, 2017, 07:14:39 PM
Isn't it amazing how they can sleep like that! Great photo Shadow.

Yes the youngest bought her first car a couple of weeks ago, a 3 door Toyota Echo. She's currently having driving lessons with an instructor and hubby.
(https://s22.postimg.cc/fa4tuaar1/IMG_20170529_110256.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/fa4tuaar1/) (https://s22.postimg.cc/sfkc0e4ml/IMG_20170526_112059.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/sfkc0e4ml/)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on June 08, 2017, 07:30:40 PM
The goose really was out!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 08, 2017, 07:34:34 PM
Thanks Tess. You're right Candy it was out. His partner was standing watch. They have been a fun couple to watch.
Tess, your youngest must be on cloud 9. Such a momentous occasion. Fun little car!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Mhayes on June 08, 2017, 11:26:32 PM
Shadow, what a cute picture of the goose. He was later seen waddling into a chiropractor's office.

Tess, so happy for your daughter! She looks so happy.

Margie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 08, 2017, 11:39:55 PM
Margie ... right! Made me want to stretch my own neck.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on June 09, 2017, 09:13:59 AM
Nice goose shadow  :)  Congrats on the youngest's first car Tess  :D

We are recovering from our first major breakdown on the road... our big Silver Pickup boiled on a 9000 foot pass  :'( Our wonderful son in seattle came to our rescue with this amazing gift... we are truly blessed.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-2g6cVDT/0/930c17dd/L/i-2g6cVDT-L.jpg)


So we are now back on the road in style...This is our new rig in Lander Wyoming.. rivers are in historic flood stage so we may have to pull out to avoid another disaster  :crazy:
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 09, 2017, 01:14:54 PM
Lynn, sure sorry you had to go through all that. Wonderful your son was able to ride in with Big Blue! Wishing you a relaxing day.  :hug:
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tori803 on June 09, 2017, 02:25:34 PM
I used to live in Lander many years ago. The local museum has photos of the flooding that occurred in the early 1900s along the Popo Agie (pronounced Puh po zhuh) River :huh:. I always wondered why they allowed people to build homes in the canyon after that. Hope they're still there!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on June 10, 2017, 02:29:36 PM
Hi Tori,
Yes flooding everywhere right now as the heat wave melts the snow pack.. all the creeks and rivers and running high.  We hot footed out of Lander this morning before the peak and are now high and dry in Cody Wyoming..

Recognize this?
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Lander

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 10, 2017, 05:37:56 PM
High and dry sounds good Lynn. How's Cody?
We took advantage of the sunshine and headed over to the lake to watch a sail boat race. These 3 came right at us.

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on June 11, 2017, 08:48:39 AM
Nice lake shadow...looks like a good daily spot to visit. Cody is o.k. it's a tourist place really..it's quite pretty and clean ..lots of cowboy stuff and Buffalo Bill Cody things everywhere. We are off to less populated roads today..we're going to go over Beartooth pass but on checking this morning it's closed because of snow and high winds :D
Good job I checked. Hopefully we'll see some Buffalo today.. skirting top end of Yellowstone...away from crowds ... ;D
Have a great day all!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Mhayes on June 11, 2017, 10:45:45 PM
Beautiful pictures Lynn, now all of us are going to want to go on vacation. Question: Your son gave you a new pickup? Wow@

Margie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on June 12, 2017, 04:03:17 AM
Lynn, what a fantastic trip, you get to see so much good stuff!  The flooding can be quite dramatic and you have to make sure to be out of the way,good that you left!  :) 
Shadow, do you live near that lake and do people swim there?
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on June 12, 2017, 08:36:26 AM
Yes Margie...our son gave us a new Chevy Silverado 250.
We were trapped in rock springs Utah... he's been wanting to do it for a while but we wouldn't let him...then suddenly the situation was dire... he's a wonderful son indeed. He said"it's good karma for me to help you both"...we are truly blessed. :loveit:
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 12, 2017, 01:48:20 PM
Hi Hannie. Yes, we are lucky to be close to the lake. They no longer allow swimming. Lots of fishing, sailing, kayaking etc. No power boats makes it nice and quiet. Lovely place to hang out.
Lynn - rain, wind, snow, flooding ... your trip has not been boring! Look forward to your Yellowstone pics.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Mhayes on June 12, 2017, 11:24:20 PM
Lynn, would your son considering adopting a senior citizen?  :halo:

Margie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on June 13, 2017, 08:44:24 AM
Margie I think he feels he has his hands full with the two that he'sgot  :D

Here's where we went day before yesterday.. Beartooth Pass Wyoming  :cool:
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The view at 10,000 feet


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Shadow we skipped Yellowstone (been before) and too many people.. went for Beartooth instead which was quite exciting to say the least..

Look at all those spots on my sensor!!

Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 13, 2017, 10:39:43 AM
Wow Lynn. Beautiful country! All that snow. Did you and hubby get out and make some snow angels?  ;)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on June 13, 2017, 05:55:35 PM
I have a friend that lives close to Bridger Bowl.  Here's what she said this morning, " Meanwhile, at Bridger Bowl this morning! Pouring down rain and 38 degrees at our house this morning. Brrr"  LOL 

Gotta love that higher elevation!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 14, 2017, 08:39:16 PM
How are those roses coming along Tess?

This is what we did today  :)
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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on June 15, 2017, 04:33:28 PM
Too funny my.. hope he enjoyed it 😁
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Mhayes on June 15, 2017, 08:13:59 PM
How beautiful Lynn, making me antsy for my vacation that is coming up soon.

Shadow, do he enjoy it or not?  :)

Margie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 15, 2017, 08:51:11 PM
So, Lynn and Margie ... Shadow said to tell you, "enjoy" might not be the right word. Worth it - absolutely!
Vet said he could have a small meatball with his medicine. He hates the medicine but loves the reward! Today's meatball included some sauce.  :halo:

Prebath ...
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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on June 15, 2017, 08:56:21 PM
Good thing the little guy has some blond fur.  After all the sauce is licked off, it will blend pretty well!  lol
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on June 16, 2017, 02:40:34 AM
Lol, Shadow looks smart with his new hair cut!

It has been quite warm here these last few days, wouldn't mind higher elevation for a while.  (5 meter below sea level in my part of Amsterdam  :))

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on June 16, 2017, 10:03:19 AM
Reaching the 90s here, Hannie.  I water in the morning to keep things happy.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on June 17, 2017, 07:04:00 PM
Shadow, I'm waiting on the ones along the front of the house to finish blooming then I'll be done.

My red velvet rose sits right outside the open window and sends the most wonderful scent inside. It has 10 ft tall stems but is not a climber! I had to cut it back to 3ft just before summer so the new awning could be installed.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on June 18, 2017, 10:10:57 AM
Good morning to all from Glacier National Park Montana.. This was the road towards the park and then we saw hundreds of Buffalo in the Blackfeet Nation Reservation.. not very good pictures but good memories.. hopefully will get to work on my restore as well in the next few days of camp rest. ^-^
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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 18, 2017, 05:49:01 PM
Candy, he does do an excellent job of licking every last bit of sauce off. Still, he has yet to be spared a bath after one of those "special treats". And Hannie, glad you like his new do ... wish I could say it was all on purpose. Was trying to get the sides even and he kept wiggling  ::)
Amsterdam, OK, TX ... I think the heat of summer is here! (https://s29.postimg.org/wvaw1qvon/sun_melting_2.gif) (https://postimg.org/image/uqqj0nu1v/)  Maybe we all need to visit Tess. We could help get the roses cut back when they stop blooming. I for one would love to see and smell that red velvet rose!
Of course, we could also ask Lynn to book a spot next to where she is now. Beautiful Lynn!!


Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on June 19, 2017, 02:43:06 PM
I just love going on vacation in the comfort of my desk chair. Wonderful pictures!  Visiting Tess is a lovely idea. :)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Mhayes on June 19, 2017, 08:25:38 PM
She's making all of us jealous. I'm going on a week vacation soon, but it won't be cooler--New Mexico.

Margie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on June 20, 2017, 02:27:48 AM
My red velvet is top centre in this photo.

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on June 20, 2017, 06:20:06 AM
Gorgeous roses, the different shades look so good together.

The buffalo with the mountains in the background look great, just imagine how many used to roam the plains once upon a time...

I will leave the travelling to others and enjoy very much their photos from my desk chair, just like Candy.   :)

Hannie

Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on June 20, 2017, 08:37:30 AM
Tess I can smell those roses.. made me smile.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 20, 2017, 09:29:53 AM
Tess, love the smell of fresh cut roses. Yours are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
And girls, were these the "chairs" you were talking about ........   :funny:

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Mhayes on June 20, 2017, 10:05:32 AM
Tess, your roses are beautiful, is your red velvet as large as it looks? Way to go Shadow, I'm sure that's what they meant.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on June 20, 2017, 10:52:18 PM
Yes Margie, almost covers a breakfast plate, 7 inches across.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 21, 2017, 08:35:06 AM
We are watching the weather forecasts and awaiting Cindy's arrival on the coast. Hope she is gentle and out of here.

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tori803 on June 21, 2017, 02:41:04 PM
We had a new furnace installed today. After all the banging and sawing and drilling they had to test it by turning it up to 84(F). It worked fine but the first few minutes were very stinky and all the smoke alarms went off! So much fun. At least we won't have to worry about it failing in the middle of winter!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 21, 2017, 05:12:30 PM
Tori, sorry it was a noisy, smelly day. Glad you won't be without heat in the winter. Does it mean you also have AC for the summer?
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on June 21, 2017, 09:19:10 PM
Shadow are you in Cind'ys path? :-\no no by
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tori803 on June 21, 2017, 10:49:32 PM
Shadow we have a window air conditioner which is sufficient for our little house in Minnesota since it cools down at night. They did include a nifty programmable thermostat!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Mhayes on June 21, 2017, 11:58:56 PM
Wow Tess, that is impressive. Tori, glad you got a new furnace, but if you were here it would be miserable having it put in with the high temps. Shadow, I too am watching and hoping Cindy doesn't do a lot of damage. Right now a lot of flooding.

I am going to be off the grid for a week. I just couldn't take anymore of Lynn's vacation pictures. Jealousy was eating away at me and I had to remove myself from viewing. Okay, just kidding. I'm going on vacation starting Friday in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Really nice to have a break between jobs.

Margie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on June 22, 2017, 09:20:27 AM
Have a good trip Margie!

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 22, 2017, 10:43:59 AM
Tori, Minnesota sounds like the place to be right now! I remember when a loved one got their programmable thermostat. It was like that commercial where each spouse would sneak to reset it when the other one wasn't looking.   Funny when one is hot natured and one is cold natured.  ::)
Lynn, our loved ones are in the path from the along the coast to the Carolinas. It looks like the storm has lost steam and the flooding and tornado threat has diminished.
Margie, have a great time! Pics from your phone will be perfect  ;)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on June 23, 2017, 11:49:59 AM
Glad to hear your loved ones are out of danger Lyn.. Storms are always a worry.

Have a great trip Margie and a good rest.. you so deserve it  :hug:

We are resting up in Grangeville Idaho.. lovely quiet rural area.. very soft and beautiful...
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Not a very good picture of mom and baby but lovely memories...

Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 23, 2017, 05:34:59 PM
Absolutely beautiful Lynn! Bet it's nice and cool too, huh? I like the Mom and her her baby. So sweet.
And thanks. They all really dodged one. Think 6" of rain was the most any of them had and no severe weather. We are all very grateful.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on June 24, 2017, 10:49:02 PM
We've been dealing with opossums trying to get under the house... well last night I heard thumping and bumping, so I got up with my handy dandy flashlight and looked out the back.  What to my wandering eyes did I see than 2 does laying under our Silver Maple tree.  Made my heart smile.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on June 25, 2017, 07:11:30 AM
Great story Candy but next time we want see the evidence!  ;)
Tori, I wish we had your air conditioner...(https://imgfast.net/users/3117/12/63/98/smiles/2385357234.gif)

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on June 25, 2017, 09:35:45 AM
Candy, what a wonderful sight!! I'm with Hannie ... next time, it's flashlight and camera!
And Hannie, wish you had an ac too. We are sending you cool thoughts
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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on July 03, 2017, 10:39:03 AM
Good morning. These ducks were having the best time.

BOTTOMS UP!!

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on July 03, 2017, 02:04:47 PM
That looks so funny Lyn!

Swan family, then and now:

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Post by: Candice on July 03, 2017, 06:07:41 PM
Bottoms Up and Swans.... Gotta luv 'em.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on July 03, 2017, 06:26:55 PM
Cute bums Lyn  :) we've left here but this sign in this area made me smile.Salmon River, Idaho...

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on July 03, 2017, 07:23:53 PM
Hannie, you would have been laughing along with us. It was like they were practicing some synchronized swimming move. Too funny. Love the swan pics!
Candy, like your new avatar.
Lynn, the scenery is beautiful. The sign is a hoot! Thanks for sharing the laugh.
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on July 04, 2017, 02:43:40 AM
lol, love the sign. :D The ducks and swans are lovely.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on July 04, 2017, 04:19:33 AM
Great sign!

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on July 04, 2017, 12:55:11 PM
We spotted a newbie at the pond. This little guy is funny to watch. Made our morning watching him walking along the stone wall "fishing."

(https://s15.postimg.cc/gwo2frsvb/2017_7_P_Newbie.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/gwo2frsvb/)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on July 04, 2017, 05:58:40 PM
Nice catch Lyn... Little Green Heron?? we think?? Cute guy..
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on July 05, 2017, 01:17:02 AM
He's awesome, Shadow!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on July 05, 2017, 01:57:07 AM
Beautiful Shadow!  We don't have these here.  I did see one in South Africa, kind of a brownish red color with green wings.

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on July 05, 2017, 11:32:39 PM
Finally my Lil Red Wagon daylilies have bloomed. Along with my Stella daylilies.

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on July 05, 2017, 11:33:56 PM
And a couple friends dropped by. 


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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on July 06, 2017, 12:45:47 PM
Candy, your lilies are beautiful and we love your "friends"!!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on July 06, 2017, 01:01:15 PM
Doves made me smile Candy... and your lillies are lovely..

We are trying to find a cool place for lunch today.. s'gonna be 100 degrees.. Desert heat tho so not like Florida..
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on July 06, 2017, 05:33:02 PM
Dry heat is better than humid Lynn but geez ... 100!
These birds made our day. We saw them strolling down the path like they were headed somewhere important.  They marched in front of the cars to get to the other side of the street. Then they crossed there and then reversed course back to the side where they began. Everyone seemed to be as pleased as us to stop and watch thier march.
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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on July 06, 2017, 06:55:10 PM
Oh that's funny Lyn...we have loads of Quail here at the RV park.. they are so lovely.. mom and dad run around with dozens and I mean dozens of little baby quail running after them.. also lots of bunnies here too and they don't even move when you walk by..I'll have to get a picture if I can..
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on July 06, 2017, 10:27:01 PM
Honk!!  Honk!!  Geese go where they want. It's not unusual to see them making a nest in the oddest places.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on July 07, 2017, 06:21:00 AM
The lilies are gorgeous Candy. Is a daylily like morning glory, only blooms 1 day? (here we call morning glory "dayflower")

I remember the first time I landed in Phoenix, it was (then) a record 122 degrees.  It was quite a surprise leaving the ac airport hall...  I agree that dessert heat is so much easier to take, I actually kind of like it.

The geese are hilarious!  Reminds me of a swan family in Amersfoort, police has to help them cross a busy traffic crossing from time to time. 

https://youtu.be/FvpCV284s-Y

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on July 07, 2017, 12:05:12 PM
Hannie thank you for the video link. Too sweet!!!
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on July 07, 2017, 12:50:29 PM
Oh Hannie I just saw the swan video.. how lovely and how dignified they were..thanks for posting  :hug:
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on July 07, 2017, 05:43:50 PM
The waterfall reflects how much rain the recent storms dumped on the area. The sound was great!

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on July 08, 2017, 10:32:27 AM
The lilies are gorgeous Candy. Is a daylily like morning glory, only blooms 1 day? (here we call morning glory "dayflower")

I remember the first time I landed in Phoenix, it was (then) a record 122 degrees.  It was quite a surprise leaving the ac airport hall...  I agree that dessert heat is so much easier to take, I actually kind of like it.

The geese are hilarious!  Reminds me of a swan family in Amersfoort, police has to help them cross a busy traffic crossing from time to time. 

https://youtu.be/FvpCV284s-Y

Hannie


It depends on the variety of daylily, Hannie.  The Stella's flower (yellow ones) bloom and then stay for almost a week. In spring the entire plant is covered with beautiful blossoms.  The Lil Red wagon will bloom and stay two days at most.  I try to get my pictures before it leaves.  Where the Stella is more prolific in spring, the Lil Red Wagon comes on stronger in the heat of summer.  We're around 97 - 100 degrees right now, on some days.   :loveit:
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on July 08, 2017, 04:43:04 PM
For those with gardens who love birds ...  ;D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWJSOQV_azU
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Candice on July 08, 2017, 09:03:49 PM
 :up:  Where is she when I need her!?
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on July 09, 2017, 09:40:32 AM
Ain't it the truth Candy. We could use 2 of her for Mom's rose beds!
Thanks for the info on the lilies Candy. You have a very cool place! Pretty flowers and neat friends.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on July 24, 2017, 11:28:55 AM
Happy Monday (and Tuesday to Tess). We are back home. Welcomed a new "great" to the family. She has been in the NICU for the last week so they are eager to get her home. A bit of rest and we will be back at it.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on July 25, 2017, 09:02:11 AM
Hey shadow welcome home girl ..you were missed...good morning from kanab Utah..on the road heading for Colorado..have a lovely day everyone
Huge congrats on the new baby Lyn xxx
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on July 25, 2017, 11:50:37 AM
Welcome back Shadow and congratulations on your new granddaughter, glad to hear she is out of NICU and going home to her parents!


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 :)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on July 25, 2017, 02:24:24 PM
Thanks Lynn. Look forward to your next pic so we can travel along with you!
Tthanks Hannie. This newest one is my great niece. Our family is up to 15 "greats" and 10 "grands". Family gatherings are a hoot.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on July 25, 2017, 08:56:12 PM
After a recent thunderstorm, this guy found a log out in the lake to rest on.

(https://s11.postimg.cc/g9uj7tk7j/2017_07_hanging_out.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/g9uj7tk7j/)
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on July 26, 2017, 10:37:04 AM
Oh Hannie ... you made my day!
And to Hannie, Tess, whoever removed my "oops" ...  :wnw:
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on July 26, 2017, 02:16:33 PM
Nice Heron Lyn  :up: We are looking forward to being back in amongst our "birds" in Florida.. this was our view from the stern of our son's boat  :P... I know I know... someone has to do it.. now back to reality  :(
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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on July 26, 2017, 02:30:25 PM
Thanks. Wow Lynn!!! Reality will be harsh after that. Wonderful.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on July 26, 2017, 04:05:55 PM
Well ya know Shadow? Living in Florida with Herons and Pelicans and lots of wildlife and nature ain't half bad.. the city is very exciting and very challenging to us oldies.. I'll leave it to the young'uns methinks.. :crazy:
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Lynnya on July 31, 2017, 02:53:26 PM
Still on the road.. back in Mississippi on the great river.. it's hot hot.. Looking forward to being off the road and back in our house and BED... but what a wonderful adventure..
This is Mary and Big Blue resting in The Great Basin Desert in Nevada..amazing place.. silent and empty..

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Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Hannie on July 31, 2017, 03:57:47 PM
What a beautiful view Lynn!  I can  understand that after being on the road this long that your own nice bed is calling out for you to sleep in.   :)

Hannie
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Shadow on July 31, 2017, 07:08:36 PM
Beautiful Lynn. You and hubby sure found some wonderful places to visit along your journey! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: What did you get up to today?
Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on August 01, 2017, 05:44:07 AM
Beautiful Place Lynn. I can imagine how quiet it is there.
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Post by: Mhayes on August 02, 2017, 08:54:43 PM
Beautiful Lynn!

Margie
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Post by: Candice on August 03, 2017, 02:34:48 PM
I've been out edging and mowing... while it is beautiful, I feel the heat!!  WHEW!
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Post by: Shadow on August 03, 2017, 03:18:08 PM
So Candy, This (https://s3.postimg.cc/4lw4x6dhf/garden_mowing.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/k7dgh4pfj/) followed by (https://s1.postimg.cc/bxcwz3vcv/beach_hammock.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/bxcwz3vcr/)    :funny:
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Post by: Candice on August 04, 2017, 10:29:51 AM
No beach play.  I'd have to go to the gulf for that.  I love the idea of turning on the sprinklers though. Does that count?  P.S. Normally I split up the yard work (3.2 acres) but silly me  :D wanted to get it all done. Good thing, too. It rained lightly last night! 

So now I'm thinking about cool weather and Halloween.... :)

This fine lady was making her nightly web two steps out my backdoor.  How'd you like to step out onto the decking and meet her?   :wow:
By morning however, the web is gone and I suspect she's sleeping sweetly under the eaves.

(https://s6.postimg.cc/t6gli8jy9/IMG_2375_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dkz9ya7zx/)
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Post by: Shadow on August 04, 2017, 12:33:14 PM
(https://s1.postimg.cc/79igfuzmn/Shocked_monkey.gif) (https://postimg.cc/image/6789xbgt7/)
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Post by: Candice on August 04, 2017, 01:11:42 PM
Shadow, you're a kick!  lol
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Post by: Hannie on August 04, 2017, 02:11:54 PM
Nice shot of the beautiful barn spider Candy, reminds of the fall time here.  Sometimes when I open the door to leave the house in the morning, a spiderweb will have blocked the whole entrance. 
When I forget to check before I walk out it can be quite unpleasant, no matter how much I admire the critters.   

(https://s1.postimg.org/50roy8o3v/Spiderweb.gif) (https://postimg.org/image/50roy8o3v/)
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Post by: Candice on August 04, 2017, 02:23:31 PM
I fully understand.  It happened to be a moonless night and my hubby was shining the flashlight out the door so I could take the trash down when he noticed this gal.  Close to the A/C there was another.  Must have been the night for having a dueling web contest.  Looked her up, too. She's called a garden orb-weaver.  Makes sense to me.
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on August 06, 2017, 07:21:48 PM
No way, outside spiders get relocated far way from the house. Our dog loves to eat them as well as moths.

Deadly ones get dead.
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Post by: Shadow on August 06, 2017, 10:55:41 PM
"Deadly ones get dead"  :funny:
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Post by: Candice on August 07, 2017, 09:35:30 AM
If they are doing no harm to me, I let them be.  This gal is awake when I'm not and asleep when I'm awake.  We are copasetic.  :)
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Post by: Lynnya on August 08, 2017, 08:09:56 AM
When I lived in Australia for a few years I was driving my car and put the sun visor down and a huge spider fell into my lap... :wow: then another time I was canoeing with my women friends and a HUGE wolf spider crawled over the edge of my cap in front of my eyes..(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-GXFK94G/0/b6238c66/L/i-GXFK94G-L.jpg) :cool: I am terrified of spiders.. don't like em.. don't kill em unless they attack me but do not like em one bit...I nearly vacated that canoe with much screaming... 
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Post by: Candice on August 08, 2017, 09:59:50 AM
LOL  Great story, Lynn. 
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Post by: Shadow on August 08, 2017, 03:54:58 PM
Oh Lynn! That spider on the cap thing ... they could use that to test for bladder control!!   :funny:
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Post by: Candice on August 08, 2017, 04:37:03 PM
Oh Lynn! That spider on the cap thing ... they could use that to test for bladder control!!   :funny:
   :wow:   :funny:
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Post by: Hannie on August 22, 2017, 04:51:26 AM
Almost all grown up.

(https://s29.postimg.cc/mdy5lrnyr/teenswans.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mdy5lrnyr/)
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Post by: kiska on August 22, 2017, 07:04:54 AM
Eclipse NE Ala.

(https://s29.postimg.cc/jizl6v79f/MG_6799a_web.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jizl6v79f/)

(https://s29.postimg.cc/hfp5z77gj/MG_6807web_eclipse.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hfp5z77gj/)
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Post by: Hannie on August 22, 2017, 12:05:00 PM
Wow!  I love those crescents!
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Post by: Shadow on August 22, 2017, 02:31:34 PM
Oh Hannie! Thanks for sharing the swan update. Where does the time go?!
Kiska, love the crescents. We watched the eclipse at the park and marveled at all the different size crescents on the sidewalk depending on which trees we were under. Very cool.
Was anyone in the total eclipse path?
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Post by: Lynnya on August 23, 2017, 06:53:00 AM
My son and family were in Oregon specially for it.. they were all blown away by the awesomeness of it all... my grandson is ten and absolutely loved it.  I tried watching it from Florida with four pairs of sunglasses on at the same time.. (I looked very silly) was pretty amazing but only partial. 8)
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Post by: Shadow on September 30, 2017, 03:58:07 PM
Beautiful day out so we headed to the pond. This little one was on the bridge. Anyone getting fall colors yet?

(https://s25.postimg.org/srfe06mq3/little_one.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/srfe06mq3/)
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Post by: Shadow on October 21, 2017, 05:47:06 PM
My sister called and said she sent me some smiles. Thought I'd share them. She took these from her veranda and boat house. Needless to say ... sister lives in paradise! Yes, you can color us "envious!"  :funny:

(https://s1.postimg.cc/2tkl3ey517/2017_10_21_Chatty_eagles.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/2tkl3ey517/)

(https://s1.postimg.cc/7xw9soypez/2017_10_21_Pelican_gang.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7xw9soypez/)

(https://s1.postimg.cc/11rm8ifn0b/2017_10_21_Pelican_star_is_born.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/11rm8ifn0b/)
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Post by: Hannie on October 22, 2017, 04:13:11 AM
Wow, what a beautiful sight Shadow, color me envious too! 

This morning the whole swan family was present.  All 7 cygnets made it to adulthood.  They still have the brown feathers but soon they will be sparkling white like their parents.

(https://s1.postimg.cc/9pw4q7gx8b/family.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9pw4q7gx8b/)
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on October 22, 2017, 08:06:42 AM
Been working hard around the yard attacking the weeds and watching all the roses bloom. Hubby and daughter went woodcutting last weekend and she found a frog. It happily posed for a photo on her glove.

(https://s1.postimg.cc/4hab0cc5x7/IMG_20171008_120641.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4hab0cc5x7/)
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Post by: Shadow on October 22, 2017, 10:16:35 AM
Love the swans Hannie. And what a great place for a stroll. Are those Weeping Willows?
Adorable frog Tess. We were out among the trees and colorful leaves and I wondered how your roses were doing. We are eager for falling temps and you are in to spring. Amazing.
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Post by: Hannie on October 24, 2017, 02:51:31 AM
What a sweet little frog, nice shot!

Yes Lyn, those are weeping willows.  I always wonder how come their haircut is so neatly just above the water.  Do the branches just stop growing or is it the critters eating what they can reach from the water?   ;D
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on October 26, 2017, 04:11:06 AM
My roses are going mad already. My red velvet is huge this year. You can see the tip of one finger and my wrist for size comparison.

(https://s1.postimg.cc/292kkfu2vf/largevelvet.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/292kkfu2vf/)
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Post by: Hannie on October 26, 2017, 07:46:23 AM
Tess, never seen a rose this size, what a beauty!
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Post by: Shadow on October 26, 2017, 01:00:29 PM
Funny Hannie, never thought about it like that. We had a beautiful weeping willow on the edge of the pond and it never looked like the leaves were in the water either. Love those trees.
Tess, OMG! Beautiful rose. Too bad we can't smell it  ;)
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on November 09, 2017, 07:48:30 AM
We had a big male Koala decide our gum tree looked good. Our dog went mad, barking at him until we shut the patio gate so she couldn't get to him.
(https://s1.postimg.cc/92remkyocr/koala2017small.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/92remkyocr/)
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Post by: Shadow on November 09, 2017, 09:54:41 AM
Wow Tess!
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Post by: Tori803 on November 11, 2017, 09:24:08 AM
Tess did your koala stick around or are they wanderers?
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on November 11, 2017, 07:32:55 PM
Definitely wanderers Tori. After a fight between him and another koala that kept us awake half the night, they moved on.
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Post by: Mhayes on November 13, 2017, 11:43:16 PM
Tess, I am so envious until I got to the part about them fighting and keeping you awake half the night. Still, pretty neat!

Margie
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Post by: Candice on November 14, 2017, 09:27:25 AM
Gotta luv our critters.... sometimes!  lol
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on December 10, 2017, 02:19:55 AM
Walking to my desk with a cup of tea when a koala strolled across the patio and up the tea tree. He's now asleep after growling at us for taking photos.

(https://s18.postimg.cc/te86b4e95/koaladec17.jpg)
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Post by: Hannie on December 10, 2017, 06:03:35 AM
How cute Tess, great pic!  You are so lucky to have these beautiful critters come to your yard. 
All I saw today was snow... pretty but I would rather be in Victoria right now.  :)

(https://s8.postimg.org/vg95wasq9/snow.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vg95wasq9/)
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on December 10, 2017, 07:46:12 AM
Hannie, I think I'd prefer the snow. Supposed to get to 37C/98F for the next couple of days.
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Post by: Shadow on December 10, 2017, 06:13:19 PM
Tess, thanks for sharing ... absolutely too cute! And Hannie, oh my! So much snow. Beautiful. We had a cool snap and are already warming back up. Here's a sunset shot from Thanksgiving. Mother Nature does like putting on a show.

(https://s18.postimg.cc/8p98dohph/Sunset_in_paradise.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8p98dohph/)
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Post by: Lynnya on December 11, 2017, 01:11:04 PM
Beautiful Lyn  :hug:
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Post by: Hannie on December 12, 2017, 06:24:02 AM
Great shot Lyn!  I like how the lines are coming together near the sun, beautiful sky.
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Post by: Shadow on December 12, 2017, 10:19:23 AM
Thanks Lynn and Hannie. Wish I could have captured the pelicans. What a display they put on!
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Post by: Lynnya on December 22, 2017, 10:19:07 AM
Merry Christmas all.. this was my morning walk this morning.. snapped with my phone...

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hcW67Rt/0/e2ec3687/X2/i-hcW67Rt-X2.jpg)
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Post by: Mhayes on December 22, 2017, 03:58:20 PM
Wow! That is a stunning picture!

Margie
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Post by: Shadow on December 22, 2017, 05:28:09 PM
We want to walk with you!! Awesome photo Lynn.
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Post by: Hannie on December 22, 2017, 06:41:14 PM
Wow Lynn, how beautiful!
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Post by: Lynnya on December 23, 2017, 07:23:32 AM
Thanks gang..snapped it with my new phone which I com normally do..these new phones are amazing!
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Post by: Candice on December 24, 2017, 01:01:06 AM
Lynna, what a beautiful memory on film!
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Post by: Tori803 on December 24, 2017, 10:21:41 AM
Beautiful!
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Post by: philbach on December 25, 2017, 10:42:03 AM
Merry Christmas to everyone.  Its 10 degrees here but the geese don't seem to mind the cold
(https://s10.postimg.cc/haakgcoit/Christmas2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/haakgcoit/)
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Post by: Lynnya on December 25, 2017, 10:58:21 AM
It's beautiful tho Phil Merry Christmas :)
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Post by: Mhayes on December 25, 2017, 12:30:40 PM
Burrrrr, but pretty Phil.

Margie
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Post by: Hannie on December 26, 2017, 06:52:25 AM
-12 Celsius! No wonder the geese stay in the water, seems warm enough not to freeze or is it sea water?
Beautiful shot Phil.
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Post by: philbach on December 26, 2017, 08:06:13 AM
Hi Hannie.  The water is lake Michigan.  I live in Wisconsin.  Right now the temp is -5 degrees F.  Shortly ice burgs will form on the shore. 
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Post by: Candice on December 26, 2017, 03:21:35 PM
Quack!!  It's pretty though!!  Quack!!
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Post by: Hannie on December 26, 2017, 05:39:08 PM
Hi Phil, I guess with a huge lake like that the current will prevent or at least slow down the freezing process.  Stay warm!
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Post by: Shadow on December 26, 2017, 06:08:54 PM
Lovely Phil. Way too cold for us. Brrr!
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Post by: philbach on January 02, 2018, 09:53:32 AM
Well after a week of below zero f temps Lake Michigan is starting to freeze some.  This photo was taken this morning from just about the same angle as the previous one.
(https://s13.postimg.cc/hetmsds9v/Lake_Michingan_view.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hetmsds9v/)
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on January 03, 2018, 04:27:03 AM
It is beautiful Phil. Do you get the lake effect there?
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Post by: Shadow on January 03, 2018, 06:40:20 PM
Beautiful Phil.
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Post by: philbach on January 04, 2018, 11:51:38 AM
Hi Tess.  At times we get the lake effect but we are on the west side of the lake so when a strong, cold NW blows it picks up moisture from the warm lake and then when it hits land it forms snow for the folks over on the other side, Michigan.  With an east wind we would get the lake effect as well, but its not as common. 
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Post by: Hannie on January 04, 2018, 06:52:27 PM
Phil I'm glad to see you have recovered from your carpal tunnel complaints.   ;)
Sounds like everyone is freezing over there, in Canada too, worst winter since long time. 
I even saw snow fall in Florida.... (Glenna?)

Temps are not bad here but we've had some fierce storms and for the first time all of the storm surge barriers are closed now.
Will we stay dry... :-\

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/04/the-netherlands-impressive-storm-surge.html (http://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/04/the-netherlands-impressive-storm-surge.html)
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Post by: Shadow on January 04, 2018, 07:39:28 PM
Fascinating article Hannie. Fingers crossed they keep doing their job.  ;)
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Post by: Lynnya on February 05, 2018, 08:47:29 AM
Hey guys... been playing with my new camera.. still need to learn a lot but a couple of my local inhabitants... :)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-RRMBTzr/0/f368afd6/XL/i-RRMBTzr-XL.jpg)  (https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-BSgdndd/0/641c1e81/XL/i-BSgdndd-XL.jpg)  (https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-5xx523H/0/e04714e1/XL/i-5xx523H-XL.jpg) (https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-8CqbTfn/0/26b287d1/XL/i-8CqbTfn-XL.jpg)
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Post by: Shadow on February 05, 2018, 10:16:09 AM
Love them Lynn!  :)
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Post by: Candice on February 05, 2018, 11:12:59 PM
Cold and gray in OK :)
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Post by: Hannie on February 06, 2018, 02:58:04 AM
Great photos Lynn!
3 different herons, all look different from the herons over here.

The bottom photo is beautiful with the reflections and shape of the clouds.  What is your new camera?
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Post by: Lynnya on February 06, 2018, 09:48:31 AM
thanks guys.. Hannie the first bird is a Sandhill Crane.. they stand about 4ft high and are so beautiful.. much loved in the area.. the second one is a great white egret and the last are Rare Florida Wood Storks.. they stand about 2.5 feet tall..

My new camera is an early birthday gift from dear son.. something I would never have thought I would have.. a Canon 5D sr with an L 24-105 lens  :hug: (50.6 mp!!!!!)  Now I have to learn how to drive it...and how to download images without blowing up my puter..... :-\
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Post by: Hannie on February 06, 2018, 10:18:09 AM
Now I understand why they look different, not herons after all...  8)
51 million pixels, wow!  Your son bought you a very fancy camera.
Should be so much fun to work with it, enjoy yourself!
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Post by: Mhayes on February 09, 2018, 12:09:08 AM
Beautiful pictures. An immature whooping crane also looks like a Sandhill crane and during the hunting season that's not a good thing. During migration through Kansas, they try to keep a watchful eye. Why anyone would want to kill or eat a Sandhill crane is beyond me. Lynn I am so envious of your gift, no, happy for you.

Sorry to be absent from the forum lately, but I get home late and then leave early for work in the morning. In between, I just crash.

Margie
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Post by: Lynnya on February 13, 2018, 02:23:06 PM
Went down to "The Shed" for a beer last evening and took my camera with me... couple from the waterfront...don't ya just love pelicans...

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-g9znrkm/0/bf25ed9a/XL/i-g9znrkm-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-F7WQFC7/0/460cf1c8/XL/i-F7WQFC7-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-3Hx53SF/0/0bb7fa56/XL/i-3Hx53SF-XL.jpg)
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Post by: Shadow on February 13, 2018, 03:00:58 PM
Pros got absolutely nothing on you girl! Wonderful pics!!!

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Post by: Hannie on February 13, 2018, 03:29:13 PM
Very beautiful Lynn! 
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Post by: Mhayes on February 13, 2018, 11:43:36 PM
Lynn, love the first picture with the pelicans. Are they throwing fish for them? Really unique picture.

Margie
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Post by: Lynnya on February 14, 2018, 08:33:24 AM
Thanks Margie and all... The fishermen come in with their boats and clean and cut up the fish at dock side... as soon as a boat starts coming in the pelicans all rush in for fish parts that aren't used .. Great white Egret and Great Blue Heron as well... local inhabitants  :)
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Post by: Lynnya on February 15, 2018, 04:26:24 PM
I know I just posted but just had to share this.. we meet this dog every day on our walks.. I was a bit anxious around him at first but he's turned out to be such a beautiful spirit.. his name is Bastion..

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZgccsZC/0/d027dab7/XL/i-ZgccsZC-XL.jpg)
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Post by: Shadow on February 15, 2018, 09:08:57 PM
Love the eyes Lynn! Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: Hannie on February 16, 2018, 10:02:08 AM
Beautifulk dog, looks friendly.
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on February 17, 2018, 09:00:55 AM
Beautiful dog.

Our Molly got a grass seed stuck to her eardrum so a trip to the vet for a snooze while they extracted it. She's finally not shaking her head until she's dizzy now.

Yesterday we discovered wild bees had managed to get in through small vent holes and set up shop in our wall! Trouble is you can no longer buy the cladding on the outside of the house, or get it off in one piece and there are too many bees to remove from inside.
So the pest controller is coming on Monday. :(
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Post by: Shadow on February 17, 2018, 03:21:12 PM
Glad Miss Molly is free of that irritation now Tess. Sorry to hear about the bees.
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Post by: Lynnya on February 17, 2018, 03:58:30 PM
OOOO don't ya hate when you get a grass seed in ya ear... :mad: Poor Molly.. glad she's free of it... :)
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Post by: Hannie on February 18, 2018, 06:33:12 AM
Remember that every condition you see in a dog must be assumed to be caused by a grass seed until proven otherwise!   ;D
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Post by: Lynnya on February 21, 2018, 08:42:41 AM
Family have flown away back to Seattle but we all went to the wildlife park here in Homosassa.. this sweet scene almost made me cry... the night Heron was sitting on her nest and the male was a fair distance away from her... suddenly he carefully started to inch towards her and seemed to say "it's time babe to turn the eggs"... he moved carefully away and she proceeded to stand and move her eggs.. I was so privileged to see that..  :'(

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9CQ9XD5/0/99be4103/XL/i-9CQ9XD5-XL.jpg)    (https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-bPRNPCp/0/3a69e172/XL/i-bPRNPCp-XL.jpg)
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Post by: Hannie on February 21, 2018, 09:51:12 AM
That is a great picture Lynn and story Lynn.  I only get to see these at our zoo.  Night heron here is "kwak"... such a funny name, even in Dutch.  :)
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Post by: Shadow on February 21, 2018, 10:05:30 AM
Wonderful Lynn!! What a nice way to start a day. Thanks for sharing.  :)
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Post by: jesterjeni on February 21, 2018, 05:50:53 PM
our area is in a state of emergency, not wise to travel due to flooding.
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Post by: Shadow on February 21, 2018, 07:06:16 PM
Stay safe and dry!
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Post by: Mhayes on February 24, 2018, 10:26:23 PM
Love the pictures and the stories behind them. Just don't decide to be a nature photographer instead of photo restorer.  ::)

Margie
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Post by: Lynnya on February 25, 2018, 10:52:33 AM
No fear of that Margie... :loveit:
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Post by: Shadow on March 31, 2018, 09:50:41 PM
So, we slipped away to a pond nearby and managed to spy this little guy. No idea what this little one is but sure is cute.

(https://s18.postimg.cc/ny3mclo7t/2018_03_31_Bird.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
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Post by: Hannie on April 01, 2018, 03:00:43 AM
Stunning photo Lyn!
It is a northern shoveler.
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Post by: Mhayes on April 01, 2018, 01:17:04 PM
Beautiful Photo! At first I thought a Mallard duck, but think Hannie is right, especially after looking at his beak.

Margie
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Post by: Shadow on April 01, 2018, 05:22:24 PM
Thanks Margie and Hannie. I just knew one of you would know what it was! Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: Lynnya on April 03, 2018, 07:28:43 AM
Beautiful image lyn...you got ya pond back??
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Post by: Shadow on April 03, 2018, 11:14:43 AM
Our pond is accessible but huge construction cranes are within feet of it. In need of a Mother Nature fix we found this pond through some woods nearby. Glad we did. Cool birds!
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Post by: Lynnya on April 03, 2018, 01:32:29 PM
We spent a couple of nights at Cedar Key Fl... saw some lovely bird life.. these two Ospreys were returning to the nest..

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-44zDMP8/0/471a0fa0/X2/i-44zDMP8-X2.jpg)
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Post by: Shadow on April 03, 2018, 04:00:47 PM
Love the pic Lynn!
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Post by: Candice on April 05, 2018, 10:38:23 AM
 :up: Marvelous shot!
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Post by: Tori803 on April 20, 2018, 08:57:39 PM
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/technology-then-and-now
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Post by: Hannie on April 21, 2018, 03:44:30 AM
Great article, kinda like this:

(http://i.imgur.com/J7N3Kgs.jpg) (https://imgur.com/J7N3Kgs)
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Post by: Shadow on April 21, 2018, 05:54:54 AM
Cool articles.
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Post by: Lynnya on April 21, 2018, 05:57:04 AM
I'm still doing all that ..
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on April 21, 2018, 06:09:19 AM
Can you imagine someone turning on a fan and blowing those photos everywhere when she just finished!
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Post by: Hannie on April 21, 2018, 09:04:46 AM
That is evil Tess!   >:D
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on April 23, 2018, 08:33:20 AM
They don't call me Tassie Devil for nothing Hannie.  >:D
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Post by: Lynnya on April 23, 2018, 09:18:16 AM
We need you on that wall Tess ...keep the muckeruppers out.
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Post by: Shadow on April 23, 2018, 10:44:54 AM
So, Tassie Devil not to be confused with Tazmanian Devil!  >:D

(https://s18.postimg.cc/h2pjmbyih/tenor.gif) (https://postimages.org/)
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on April 24, 2018, 05:14:42 AM
So, Tassie Devil not to be confused with Tazmanian Devil!  >:D

(https://s18.postimg.cc/h2pjmbyih/tenor.gif) (https://postimages.org/)

Yep, thats me Shadow.  ;D  :halo: Used to live in Tasmania.
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Post by: Candice on April 27, 2018, 11:53:38 AM
 :funny:
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Post by: Shadow on June 11, 2018, 09:01:21 AM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/j8sidh0wf/2018_06_09_P_1.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
We helped family members introduce their new puppy to "polite behavior". The scorecard is Puppy 1 - Humans 0.  :funny:

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Post by: Pat on June 11, 2018, 05:30:10 PM
Could take a while  :funny:

(https://s22.postimg.cc/jx8jdjzel/Training_new_Puppy.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jx8jdjzel/)
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Post by: Shadow on June 11, 2018, 05:59:00 PM
 :funny:
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Post by: Lynnya on June 11, 2018, 06:48:34 PM
Hello from Seattle.. this is Gibson Samoa Gold Toe (named by my 11 year old grandson) ::)... practicing with my new 50mm 1.2 which I'm not worthy of..
(https://photos.smugmug.com/All-Unlisted-Galleries/Seattle-2018/i-SC9fSBZ/0/1e75b068/XL/gib2-XL.jpg)
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Post by: Shadow on June 11, 2018, 07:49:32 PM
Love the eyes! Beautiful Lynn.
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Post by: Candice on June 12, 2018, 08:12:28 AM
Worthy or not... gotta love the great cameras!  What a lovely cat!
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on June 13, 2018, 05:06:18 AM
A beautiful cat, Lyn. Love the puppy Shadow.

Our Molly is as smart as but still gets all the treats with her sad eye look. This is her on the daughter's bed watching dessert get eaten and waiting for a few bits of strawberries and cream.

(https://s22.postimg.cc/mhthgppwh/Image1.jpg)
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Post by: Shadow on June 13, 2018, 07:49:07 AM
I would sure give her some of my strawberries!
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Post by: Mhayes on June 13, 2018, 11:05:55 PM
Love the photos!
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Post by: Hannie on June 14, 2018, 08:35:29 AM
Gibson is a magnificent cat!
Shadow, it comes as no surprise that the puppies beat the humans in the politeness department.
The way that Molly looks at you, I wouldn't be able to take another bite of my dessert... ;D
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Post by: Lynnya on June 19, 2018, 10:55:06 AM
Shssss... let me whisper in your ear....  (dog park today in Seattle... dogs rule)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6frPcHP/0/d00a1505/XL/i-6frPcHP-XL.jpg)
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Post by: Shadow on June 20, 2018, 03:14:27 PM
 ;D
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Post by: Shadow on June 22, 2018, 03:20:32 PM
We stepped out of the door and there was this wee little bird on the steps. Poor little thing. It finally made it over to where a car was parked in the shade. Mama bird has been checking in on it. Hope it makes it back up in the tree soon. It is so hot out!

(https://s15.postimg.cc/c9y9huc2v/2018_06_22_Wee_bird_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/c9y9huc2v/)

(https://s15.postimg.cc/qt5ej9cxj/2018_06_22_Wee_bird_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qt5ej9cxj/)
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Post by: Lynnya on June 22, 2018, 03:31:08 PM
Oh lyn how sweet he is... looks like he's just fledged.. I'm sure mom will take good care of him and lead him away.
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Post by: Hannie on June 23, 2018, 01:36:09 AM
Shadow, what kind of bird is it?
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Post by: Shadow on June 23, 2018, 10:17:04 AM
Hannie, think it is a Robin. The Mama was too fast for my little point and shoot. They were gone by dark last night. Sure hope that means the wee one managed to fly.
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Post by: Pat on June 23, 2018, 03:43:06 PM
Definitely a young Robin wishing Mom would hurry up with lunch :up2:
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Post by: Mhayes on June 24, 2018, 05:55:14 PM
How cute! I love robins and many years ago I named my nature store The Fat Robin--my husband's idea.
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Post by: Shadow on June 27, 2018, 09:14:31 AM
In need of a breeze yesterday, the boy wonder took me over to the lake to watch the sailing class. (Yep, he drives   ;) ) They sure looked like they were having fun. Is it hot where you are?

(https://s15.postimg.cc/ylj8wfevr/2018_06_26_WRL.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ylj8wfevr/)

(https://s15.postimg.cc/80gq0v4sn/2018_06_26_WRL_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/80gq0v4sn/)
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Post by: Lynnya on June 27, 2018, 11:38:07 AM
Glad the boy knows how to keep cool! I have a nice cool breeze on my belly... that's good... no A/C here...love those sunglasses

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-M5Z6KhR/0/db7addf6/XL/i-M5Z6KhR-XL.jpg)
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Post by: Mhayes on June 27, 2018, 02:49:00 PM
Shadow doesn't mind wearing sunglasses? Love the photos and wish I was still sailing.

Lynn, what a ham, love the expression on his face (her).
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Post by: Candice on June 27, 2018, 03:18:47 PM
LOL  Woof!! 
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Post by: Bambi on June 27, 2018, 04:29:09 PM
Adorable dogs. Is that an Aussie, Lynn? Shadow is too cool.
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Post by: Shadow on June 27, 2018, 06:48:26 PM
Lynn, precious pic! Adore the expression. Margie said it ... "what a ham"!  ;D
Margie, Shadow knows sunglasses = head-out-car window for a drive around the lake so he endures them. (Vet recommended them to protect his big brown eyes.)  ;)
There were 5 boats in the class. The biggest one was always just out of frame. The boy in the itty bitty boat was having a blast. Pics aren't great but you get the idea. There was plenty of hollering and a horn blowing for the second one.  ;D
(https://s15.postimg.cc/r6pbqmoaf/2018_06_26_WRL_3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/r6pbqmoaf/)


(https://s15.postimg.cc/4ja2kat93/2018_06_26_WRL_4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4ja2kat93/)
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Post by: Mhayes on June 27, 2018, 08:45:19 PM
Shadow, the pictures are great and when you click on them, they are larger. The bottom photo shows the guy tacking (flip your sail with boom to change direction) almost being ran over but that might not be as close as it looks.  :up:
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Post by: Shadow on July 17, 2018, 01:45:56 PM
Is it hot where you are?

(https://s15.postimg.cc/rsleyogxn/ice_cream.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wehj712gn/)
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on July 18, 2018, 12:36:46 AM
Rough weather here so the whales are swimming 50ft from the breakwall in the town just down the road.

Not my photo.

(https://s22.postimg.cc/w19h1oh3l/whale17-6.jpg)
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Post by: Mhayes on July 18, 2018, 12:39:34 AM
Thanks Shadow, now I'm hungry. Wow Tess, that is so neat to be able to see them.
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Post by: Shadow on July 18, 2018, 09:29:19 AM
I'm with Margie ... Wow Tess!
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Post by: philbach on July 19, 2018, 10:04:30 AM
Great Photo Tess.   This morning I was flying my drone down main street in Belgium Wisconsin.  Yep lots of work going on there. :-\

(https://s8.postimg.cc/5dctjln3l/Drone.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5dctjln3l/)
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Post by: Shadow on July 19, 2018, 03:58:54 PM
Cool pic Phil!
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Post by: Hannie on July 20, 2018, 06:03:02 AM
Shadow, is it hot here?  After winter there was no spring but full blown summer with temps close to 30 degrees Celsius.  It is going to get even hotter in the next few weeks, no rain, farmers are suffering and so is the country side.  I sure hope this is not going to be a recurring thing in the future!

Tess, it must be a great sight to see the whales come in so close, beautiful.
Phil, great shot, must be fun to have drone like that.

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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on July 20, 2018, 08:36:11 AM
Great photo Phil. A drone would be very handy at times.
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Post by: Mhayes on July 20, 2018, 03:55:29 PM
Neat picture Phil. A drone in my hands would be a dangerous weapon.

Hannie, I believe in climate change and things are going to get worse. Very hot and humid here.
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Post by: Candice on July 21, 2018, 07:14:34 PM
 :-\  109....
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Post by: Shadow on July 21, 2018, 08:17:40 PM
Sorry to hear you are also having a heat wave Hannie, and Candy, hang in there. You gals stay cool!
It is 110 in the shade right now. (https://s15.postimg.cc/o2zlyrbi3/sun-melting-2.gif) (https://postimages.org/)  Must admit, this heat is beginning to get to us.  :-[


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Post by: Candice on July 21, 2018, 11:49:27 PM
Climate is always changing.  This was posted by KFOR weather.  History of our weather. 
(https://s22.postimg.cc/gmo9qy9wt/OKC_Heat.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/gmo9qy9wt/)
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Post by: Shadow on August 09, 2018, 10:01:00 PM
Last weekend we had strong winds so the sail boat races were really fun.

(https://s15.postimg.cc/cp5gaetnr/2018_08_09_Race_3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/cp5gaetnr/)


(https://s15.postimg.cc/8u227kuzr/2018_08_09_Race_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8u227kuzr/)



(https://s15.postimg.cc/dspkm5oiv/2018_08_09_Race_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dspkm5oiv/)
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Post by: philbach on August 10, 2018, 06:27:37 AM
Well yesterday I took my drone out in the flight up the beach some.  I made a video of the flight.  Its on the Wisconsin side of Lake Michigan.

https://vimeo.com/284195235
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Post by: Hannie on August 10, 2018, 08:22:21 AM
What a nice spot where you live Phil and great to finally see you!  We all should use a drone and do the same thing.
Great video.
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Post by: philbach on August 10, 2018, 09:04:46 AM
Thank you  Hannie
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Post by: Shadow on August 10, 2018, 04:41:15 PM
Great video Phil! Enjoyed the one with you trikking as well. Thanks for sharing.  :)
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Post by: Lynnya on August 11, 2018, 01:54:22 PM
Yes thanks for sharing Phil.. great vid.  I can AT LAST VIEW IT... I fixed my puter!!! I've been almost unplugged for 2 months. We are on the road in a 25 ft travel trailer (tin can) in the rain in Massachusetts now. And it's COOL.. we left the Florida heat behind.  Missed you all sooooo much I'm so glad to be back in the forum. I've requested a real easy one cos I've forgotton how to restore :(  Hopefully it'll come back to me??
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Post by: Shadow on August 11, 2018, 06:41:59 PM
Hey Lynn. Good to see you. Look forward to your "easy" one!
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on August 12, 2018, 09:47:29 AM
Lovely video Phil. Such a pretty spot.
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Post by: Mhayes on August 13, 2018, 09:00:54 PM
Really nice Phil. Glad it's in your hands and not mine or someone would get hurt.  ;)
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Post by: Shadow on August 25, 2018, 11:43:59 AM
We watched an air show practice recently. These guys flew right over us. Plenty of cool old planes.

(https://s15.postimg.cc/3r5r7sr2f/2018_08_25_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3r5r7sr2f/)

(https://s15.postimg.cc/nlrstxdzr/2018_08_25_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/nlrstxdzr/)
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on August 25, 2018, 07:33:45 PM
They look great Shadow.
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Post by: Hannie on August 26, 2018, 12:42:31 AM
Beautiful shots Shadow!  Must have been fun to see those.
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Post by: Mhayes on August 26, 2018, 03:42:00 PM
Great shots Shadow!
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Post by: Shadow on August 26, 2018, 09:14:18 PM
Thanks girls. There was this plane at the end of the runway (loooong way from where we were) that was doing that thing where they are really high and then look like they are about to plummet into the ground and pull up at the last second. Wow!
Now then, what have all of you been up to?!  :)
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Post by: Hannie on August 28, 2018, 08:45:05 AM
Cleaning green beans.
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Post by: Shadow on August 28, 2018, 12:25:40 PM
Brings back memories. Did you grow them Hannie?
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Post by: Hannie on August 28, 2018, 12:42:00 PM
I wish Shadow, they would taste so much better!
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Post by: Shadow on August 29, 2018, 08:55:06 PM
You are so right Hannie!
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Post by: philbach on September 09, 2018, 09:03:57 AM
This morning there was a stiff breeze on Lake Michigan
(https://s19.postimg.cc/jvypa4qyn/Lake_Michigan01.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jvypa4qyn/)
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Post by: Shadow on September 09, 2018, 10:02:04 AM
Beautiful Phil!
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Post by: Candice on September 09, 2018, 10:19:15 AM
Michigan, my birth state!  We moved when I was 6 but I remember the lakes and the colors of fall!!
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Post by: philbach on September 10, 2018, 10:03:24 AM
Well I live in Wisconsin, Candice but very similar to Michigan except this year our football team may be better.   My area has been having east winds for several days.   Thanks, Shadow.
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Post by: Candice on September 10, 2018, 12:32:30 PM
I have family in Racine.  My Aunt keeps me up  on the changes.   :up2:
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Post by: Hannie on September 12, 2018, 12:49:03 AM
Beautiful shot Phil, it looks great in black and white. 
The lake looks like a sea now.
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Post by: Mhayes on September 12, 2018, 01:54:27 AM
Phil, I agree with Hannie about liking it in B/W. It seems more dramatic. Beautiful!
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Post by: Shadow on October 09, 2018, 09:29:03 PM
So, was looking for a cute something and stumbled across this. Anyone know what it is?
(https://i.postimg.cc/5Q1btWM9/what_is_this.gif) (https://postimg.cc/5Q1btWM9)
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Post by: Hannie on October 10, 2018, 02:24:25 AM
It is a cute baby sloth.  :)
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Post by: Shadow on October 10, 2018, 05:15:53 PM
Thanks Hannie. It sure is a cutie.
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Post by: Shadow on November 04, 2018, 05:15:34 PM
Fall is here. Inspired by my sister's snapshot from a train ride in MI, we went on a stroll in search of autumn colors here in the city. Recent storms didn't leave much. How about you guys? Anyone have any gorgeous colors to share?

Upper Penninsula MI  (compliments of sister)
(https://i.postimg.cc/dhWvc8B9/2018-11-04-Autumn-stroll-4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dhWvc8B9)

(https://i.postimg.cc/PLPHXPVn/2018-11-04-Autumn-stroll-3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PLPHXPVn)

Texas
(https://i.postimg.cc/bs9p3XSW/2018-11-04-Autumn-stroll-1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bs9p3XSW)

(https://i.postimg.cc/3kr7qLgR/2018-11-04-Autumn-stroll-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3kr7qLgR)




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Post by: Marydh on November 04, 2018, 07:50:45 PM
I love Michigan!
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Post by: Candice on November 05, 2018, 01:37:46 AM
How pretty. Shadow!
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Post by: Mhayes on November 05, 2018, 08:34:40 PM
Beautiful photos Shadow.

I woke up to a full blown nasty cold, so will be laying low for awhile. Will be back as soon as I can ditch the Kleenex box.

Margie
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Post by: Hannie on November 06, 2018, 01:57:04 AM
Beautiful colors Shadow! 
In Amsterdam everything still looks green, it seems like there are just 2 seasons left here: summer & winter!

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Post by: philbach on November 06, 2018, 08:05:57 AM
Well darn, Shadow, I was in the upper P as well and went over to Mackinac Island.  This photo was taken out the window of the Grand Hotel. 
(https://i.postimg.cc/n9MxDzNB/20181028-IMG-0314.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/n9MxDzNB)
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Post by: Shadow on November 06, 2018, 11:28:29 AM
Thanks Gang and hope you feel better soon Margie. Darn indeed Phil. Love your shot. Told my sister all about you and sent her the link to that video you did. They were there at the hotel for a few days and are already making plans to head back up to the UP next year to camp. What a gorgeous area.
And Hannie, that is so sad you are down to two seasons. The weather has been so weird. Do you still see the swan family?
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Post by: Lynnya on November 06, 2018, 11:49:35 AM
Oh Margie sorry about the sneezies and blowies.. put chapstick on your nose and drink lots of hot lemon water or tea..Lots of rest and a good book...

signed
Nurse Rachett... :knuppel:
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Post by: Shadow on November 06, 2018, 12:02:09 PM
Uh oh Margie ... better get well fast!  :funny:

(https://i.postimg.cc/217ggY8p/2018-11-06.gif) (https://postimg.cc/217ggY8p)
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Post by: philbach on November 09, 2018, 09:22:45 AM
Well goodness and gracious.  I woke up this morning and I saw three freezing geese cruising by.  Snow too.  So Soon!!

(https://i.postimg.cc/YvT2zvfM/20181109-PJB0593.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YvT2zvfM)

(https://i.postimg.cc/cvv43R3F/20181109-PJB0594-Edit.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cvv43R3F)
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Post by: Lynnya on November 09, 2018, 10:10:55 AM
OOOO way too cold for me.. this was my day Wednesday at Cedar Key Fl.. saw this cute little critter sunning on a log..

(https://photos.smugmug.com/All-Unlisted-Galleries/Two-days-in-Cedar-Key/i-98PWcvj/0/004c41dd/L/babygator-L.jpg)

this may have been mom..

(https://photos.smugmug.com/All-Unlisted-Galleries/Two-days-in-Cedar-Key/i-V8wGcFw/0/f2010f36/L/gator-L.jpg)

a beautiful end to a spectacular day...

(https://photos.smugmug.com/All-Unlisted-Galleries/Two-days-in-Cedar-Key/i-ZC9k8mV/0/a3566099/L/sunset2-L.jpg)
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Post by: Candice on November 09, 2018, 10:49:41 AM
 :up:  Awesome pictures!!
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Post by: philbach on November 09, 2018, 11:29:28 AM
Very Nice pictures, Lynnya.  Thanks for posting them. 
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Post by: Hannie on November 10, 2018, 04:54:22 AM
Very beautiful shots, I envy you all for being close to so much beauty.
Margie, I hope you got rid of your cold, I had the start of one but luckily it went away!
Shadow, the swan family is still there:  the kids all left home but decided to share an apartment together.  Mom and dad are are taking a well deserved break.  :)

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Post by: Lynnya on November 10, 2018, 10:15:39 AM
Thanks guys.. yes Hannie I'm very fortunate to live here and never take it for granted...
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Post by: Marydh on November 10, 2018, 01:40:15 PM
So beautiful  Love the reflection of the little guy in the water.
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on November 10, 2018, 06:18:14 PM
Beautiful photos everyone. We are having all 4 seasons every week here. One day aircon, the next we are lighting the fire.
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Post by: Mhayes on November 10, 2018, 09:21:11 PM
What great pictures everyone! Tess, I'm almost the same but 2 seasons: fall and winter. Went from not needing a coat to down to 17 deg F.
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Post by: Shadow on November 11, 2018, 10:59:32 AM
LOVE all the pics gang! I guess winter is here for many of us and Tess, Mother Nature sounds like she's on a merry go round where you are.  :crazy:
We are dealing with a misbehaving computer.  :knuppel:  Back soon. (We hope!)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Mn2FNFKg/computer-sucks.gif) (https://postimg.cc/Mn2FNFKg)
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Post by: Candice on November 11, 2018, 11:36:29 AM
Shadow, you're a kick!!  Get well!!  LOL
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Post by: Shadow on November 13, 2018, 09:46:35 AM
This little guy was soaking up the sun before the rain and cold hit.

(https://i.postimg.cc/hh69bMtC/2018-11-13-Pelican.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hh69bMtC)
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Post by: Candice on November 13, 2018, 10:35:04 AM
While he got the sun, we got the snow. 

It's still cold out but the sun is out today!

(https://i.postimg.cc/wRRf5Rbf/Resized-20181112-075639-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wRRf5Rbf)
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Post by: Shadow on November 13, 2018, 01:00:00 PM
Gorgeous. We are so grateful the snow stayed in the panhandle. Stay safe and warm Candy.  :)



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Post by: Candice on November 13, 2018, 01:22:55 PM
It was beautiful, Shadow. Even more so when the sun hit it this morning.  The glistening light always warms my heart.
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Post by: Candice on November 22, 2018, 10:15:49 AM
Happy Thanksgiving!!

(https://i.postimg.cc/t7w3vX5v/Happy-Thanksgiving.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/t7w3vX5v)
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Post by: Mhayes on November 22, 2018, 11:11:14 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to All of You!
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Post by: Lynnya on November 22, 2018, 02:39:21 PM


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!







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Post by: Hannie on November 22, 2018, 03:35:16 PM
(https://www.fg-a.com/thanksgiving-clipart/happy-turkey-day-animated.gif)
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Post by: Shadow on November 22, 2018, 05:49:36 PM
HAPPY THANKSGIVING GANG!
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Post by: philbach on December 18, 2018, 10:32:28 AM
Well this is sort of a Christmas Story.  Its sort of long, but since OPR is taking a Christmas Break I thought I would post this true story.  So...
A week ago I was taking a walk.  I took this picture which I thought was interesting.  Leafless Trees against the sky creating an interesting Silhouette.   And that is my first picture.

(https://i.postimg.cc/ZBRLNNN5/First.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZBRLNNN5)

So at home looking at it, I thought goodness why not place a threshold adjustment layer to increase the contrast.   Wow.. the photo popped out.  And that is the second picture.


(https://i.postimg.cc/LYnz5pdq/Second.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LYnz5pdq)

Well gosh what if I inverted the photo and that certainly made it more interesting and exciting.  And that is the third Picture.

(https://i.postimg.cc/pmRz88bM/Third.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/pmRz88bM)

Finally I cropped it a lot more and placed a cardinal on one of the branches and added some Text.  And that is the fourth picture.

Merry Christmas to all of you.


(https://i.postimg.cc/sGCvzd3C/Final-Card.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sGCvzd3C)
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Post by: Candice on December 18, 2018, 10:41:25 AM
 :hug:
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Post by: Shadow on December 18, 2018, 10:47:44 AM
Beautiful Phil!
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Post by: Jo Ann Snover on December 18, 2018, 11:05:04 AM
Lovely transformation
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Post by: philbach on January 01, 2019, 12:00:46 PM
My family spent Christmas at Sunset Beach NC.   Its interesting in that you can photograph the sunrise as well as the sunset from the same location.  Have a Happy New Year Everyone.

Phil

(https://i.postimg.cc/KkY1jtcd/Sunset-Beach.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KkY1jtcd)
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Post by: Shadow on January 02, 2019, 12:54:37 PM
Love your beach shot Phil. This was the view off my sister's dock the evening before that holiday storm blew in.

(https://i.postimg.cc/75spgg7J/2019-01-02.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/75spgg7J)
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Post by: Jo Ann Snover on January 02, 2019, 01:41:06 PM
Gorgeous! Dramatic skies over water - one of my favorite views.
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Post by: Mhayes on January 02, 2019, 03:49:30 PM
Beautiful shot Shadow!
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Post by: philbach on January 02, 2019, 04:22:52 PM
Wow such rich color.  Thanks for posting it.
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Post by: Shadow on January 03, 2019, 11:09:45 AM
Thanks gang  :hug:
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Post by: Candice on January 03, 2019, 02:17:16 PM
Lovely, lovely, lovely!!
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Post by: Lynnya on January 04, 2019, 08:09:45 AM
Beautiful Lyn  :loveit:
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Post by: Hannie on January 05, 2019, 09:01:00 AM
Beautiful sunset and clouds Lyn!
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Post by: Candice on January 08, 2019, 03:00:12 PM
Though I've been MIA from OPR, I have been busy.  Here's my latest project.  With the floor done and wallpapering done I was able to get the vanity base in. I just put the sink in place. Now we need to get connected, get the mirror up, as well as the towel bars.  Then David will have his bathroom sink back. Most importantly is that he will be able to get his wheels under the edge so it'll be easier to use the sink.

*Update: Had to post a better picture and the part for the new drain connect is on it's way. Always something.  LOL
(https://i.postimg.cc/DJLVVF03/IMG-3079.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DJLVVF03)
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Post by: Shadow on January 08, 2019, 03:14:58 PM
Looks good Candy. Man you have mad skills!
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Post by: Candice on January 08, 2019, 04:23:20 PM
Thank you, Shadow.  Necessity, right?  lol 
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Post by: Hannie on January 09, 2019, 08:54:56 AM
David is a lucky man Candy!
Great job.  :up2:
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Post by: philbach on January 20, 2019, 10:48:38 AM
Well the cold weather has arrived.  Ice bergs are starting to form.

(https://i.postimg.cc/0Mj2DFc9/The-Lake-0001.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0Mj2DFc9)
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Post by: Pat on January 21, 2019, 09:12:01 AM
The cold weather has definitely arrived here in Michigan Phil.

We were greeted with a minus 11 degree temp this morning.  The "feels like" temp registered a minus 18 degrees.
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Post by: kiska on January 21, 2019, 10:13:10 AM
OUCH!
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Post by: Shadow on January 21, 2019, 11:06:38 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/yNYwywq7/2019-01-21.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on January 22, 2019, 08:07:16 AM
While you are all in the deep freeze, we are in the oven! The hottest in the country was recorded at 121F and we will be getting at least 107F on Thursday. Even the roads are melting!

https://bit.ly/2sGPX81 (https://bit.ly/2sGPX81)
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Post by: Hannie on January 22, 2019, 09:31:09 AM
Phil. there are no icebergs here but winter has come here too! (lobelias

(https://i.postimg.cc/MX0w4Zkg/winter19.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MX0w4Zkg)
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Post by: Shadow on January 22, 2019, 10:14:18 AM
Wow Tess! Sure hope you are able to stay cool inside. How are all your gorgeous flowers managing?
Love your pic Hannie.
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Post by: Lynnya on January 22, 2019, 05:24:49 PM
Great pic Hannie... Not to be left out.. we had a mild frost here last night.. :cool:
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on January 22, 2019, 11:20:07 PM
All my dark coloured roses are fried but the light coloured ones are in full bloom Shadow.
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Post by: Mhayes on January 22, 2019, 11:49:15 PM
Hannie, how beautiful, but poor flowers. Here it is freezing rain followed by light dusting of snow. And not to forget the 30 to 40 mph winds. This year winter is the pits!
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Post by: philbach on January 23, 2019, 09:57:41 AM
Wow such a contrast.  OPR spans the globe. 

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Post by: Shadow on January 28, 2019, 10:29:38 AM
We traveled under the coolest sky this weekend. Not sure I've ever seen clouds like this before.

(https://i.postimg.cc/9RvN9XS4/2019-01-27-Sky-1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9RvN9XS4)

(https://i.postimg.cc/N2mCkqqd/2019-01-27-Sky-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N2mCkqqd)
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Post by: Lynnya on January 28, 2019, 11:12:31 AM
Lovely .... don't ya love the sky.. :loveit:
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Post by: Jo Ann Snover on January 28, 2019, 12:05:54 PM
Lovely skies. As a kid, we called those herringbone skies; in searching that, I found a blog about skies and weather and the term Mackerel skies was used (which also sounds vaguely familiar)

https://www.naturalnavigator.com/news/2017/01/mackerel-sky/

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Post by: Shadow on January 29, 2019, 10:39:17 AM
Do love the sky Lynn. Amazing what a beautiful canvas it is. Thanks for the link Jo Ann. Learning something new makes for a good day  :)
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Post by: Mhayes on January 30, 2019, 12:02:16 AM
Great shots Shadow. Now for some photos of all of freezing with the Polar Vortex coming through.
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Post by: philbach on January 30, 2019, 09:35:51 AM
Ok Margie.  Temp right now is -21F.  Here are two photos I took about sunrise.  The warm moist air coming off the lake condenses to form fog. 
(https://i.postimg.cc/HJm3rhF2/Polar-Excitement.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HJm3rhF2)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CZNCzHyn/Polar2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CZNCzHyn)
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Post by: Shadow on January 30, 2019, 11:36:50 AM
Thanks Margie and Oh my Phil!!  :wow:
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Post by: Candice on January 30, 2019, 12:04:34 PM
Brrrrr !!!!!  Brrrrr !!!!!
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Post by: Hannie on January 30, 2019, 01:05:25 PM
I probably should not complain about the cold weather over here...

(https://i.imgur.com/Kk8NEf6.jpg)
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Post by: Shadow on January 30, 2019, 02:14:57 PM
Adorable Hannie.
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Post by: philbach on January 30, 2019, 02:27:21 PM
Well Done, Hannie.  Unique.  Artistic. 
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Post by: Candice on January 30, 2019, 03:36:08 PM
Hannie, that make me cold and hungry!  LOL
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Post by: G3User on January 30, 2019, 10:52:44 PM
32 deg on the coast and 37 in the western suburbs. A day inside with the house closed up

Doesn't look at all like me Hannie so it won't work!!!!!!!!

Athol
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Post by: philbach on February 18, 2019, 09:43:31 AM
I took this out of my window this morning.  It appears that winter is still here.
(https://i.postimg.cc/RJH3Qsdw/snow.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RJH3Qsdw)
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Post by: Shadow on February 18, 2019, 10:07:58 AM
Think I need another cup of steaming hot coffee after seeing that Phil.  ;)  Man, looks so cold!
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Post by: Mhayes on February 19, 2019, 11:52:49 PM
Wow Phil, beautiful picture, but I'm of the same thought as Shadow. Brrrrrrr!
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Post by: Hannie on February 20, 2019, 01:45:21 AM
Phil, it looks so beautiful but I sure am glad that over here spring seems to have sprung.
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Post by: Shadow on February 20, 2019, 09:45:39 PM
Does that mean you have some gorgeous flowers popping up Hannie?
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Post by: Hannie on February 21, 2019, 12:40:57 PM
Lol, not yet Lyn!  The crocus and hyacinth leaves are already up but no flowers yet.

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Post by: Shadow on February 22, 2019, 03:58:11 PM
So ready for spring I got ahead of myself :)  love the design Hannie.
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Post by: Shadow on March 01, 2019, 02:05:28 PM
Never boring at Sister's house. Here are some of the visitors we saw from the veranda.

(https://i.postimg.cc/YhSnDcTJ/2019-03-01-1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YhSnDcTJ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/qzZm9bTg/2019-03-01-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qzZm9bTg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/7GV9XX9H/2019-03-01-3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7GV9XX9H)

(https://i.postimg.cc/N9Yb1Z1C/2019-03-01-4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N9Yb1Z1C)

(https://i.postimg.cc/BjLhsTSp/2019-03-01-5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BjLhsTSp)
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Post by: Tori803 on March 01, 2019, 07:36:55 PM
Lovely photos Shadow!
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Post by: Shadow on March 01, 2019, 09:06:57 PM
Thanks Tori. One day I'm going to rent a big ole' lens and a full frame camera and see if I can get some really nice shots. Nothing better than sitting out there with a big cup of coffee and watching all the different birds and critters.
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Post by: Candice on March 02, 2019, 04:43:13 PM
Shadow..... Wonderful pics!! 

I'll share our friends.  This fine couple has come in for the past week.


(https://i.postimg.cc/CZvyZfPz/IMG-3113.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CZvyZfPz)
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Post by: Tori803 on March 02, 2019, 08:31:01 PM
I will have to get around to dealing with this:

(https://i.postimg.cc/PNpWLG3n/ice-problem.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PNpWLG3n)
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Post by: Candice on March 02, 2019, 08:36:54 PM
Brrrr!!!
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on March 03, 2019, 12:52:27 AM
Lovely pics everyone. Tori, you can send some of that cold down here. Friday and Saturday were 104 in the shade with high 70's overnight.
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Post by: Hannie on March 03, 2019, 08:03:40 AM
Shadow, your sister is so lucky to have so many different beautiful birds near, love your shots!

Make sure not to walk to close to your house Tori....  ;)

Candy's fine couple reminds me of the swan couple busy looking for a suitable nesting spot here.  I want to tell them it is warm now but winter can still return.
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Post by: Tori803 on March 03, 2019, 08:09:27 AM
Would love to send some cooler air your way Tess! It's -17 F here this morning.
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Post by: Candice on March 03, 2019, 12:20:16 PM
Hannie, we know about winter returning here in Oklahoma.  Strange as it is, we have a light snow falling right now.  Spring is taking her time this season!
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Post by: Mhayes on March 03, 2019, 11:12:25 PM
Nothing to match Tori's icicles or low temps, but as you get older 2 to 3 in is too much. Okay, seriously I can take that, but with winds of over 30 mph; I have drifts in some spots of around 2-3 ft. I ignore them except for the one in front of a north facing garage. Got through shoveling and only enough to get the car out and luckily the drift went for only a short distance. The cold here will be around 8 to 0. My house is total electric which is great is the summer, but a heat pump in the winter is a way to finance the electric company and the stockholders. So about 3 years ago I bought a Vermont stove that is a catalytic wood burning stove which is very efficient. However, it doesn't stock itself and this weekend the boyfriend brought in plenty of firewood. Winter is losing its charm and so is bringing in firewood. Thought you might like to see the collection. The blue container is 38" long and the wood up to about 28".

Shadow, renting a lens is the way to go. I like the Lens Depot, and have used them for weddings and even an OPR copy run.


(https://i.postimg.cc/rzsppXjt/firewood-March19.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rzsppXjt)
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Post by: Tori803 on March 04, 2019, 06:25:41 PM
Margie, we must keep the kitties happy!
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Post by: Shadow on March 04, 2019, 08:21:32 PM
Sure like your fine couple Candy. And wow Tori ... too cold for us!
She sure does Hannie. Visiting her is always an adventure. They have birds and all sorts of critters out there. Last spring a huge pig showed up near their home. Fortunately they have a wonderful game warden that helps with surprises like that. Any pics of your swan couple yet?
Tess, sure hope that awful heat wave breaks soon. Have been following it online. Beastly! Hope you are able to stay cool indoors.
You said it Margie ... "winter is losing it's charm!" Enjoyed the pics and thanks for the heads up on the Lens Depot. Will check them out before my next trip.
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Post by: Lynnya on March 05, 2019, 08:44:38 AM
Has anyone seen Jo Ann around the cooler?? she's gone awal? I sure do miss her input..
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Post by: Jo Ann Snover on March 06, 2019, 08:10:05 PM
I have been AWOL for a little while, but I'm largely back, at least for a few weeks. And how nice of you to miss me!

We got a record-setting (for here) two feet of snow in three storms earlier in February. Nothing is set up for snow clearance in the Seattle area, plus it took down more trees in our yard (we'd lost a couple to windstorms in January - been a tough year for the garden). After we dug out our (long) driveway and cut tree branches so we could get out, I was away visiting family. Then there were visitors, some other family related distractions and before you know it most of February was gonzo :)

We *still* have some ugly lumps of what used to be snow hanging around and it's sleeting right now!!

This is the driveway after snowstorm #2

(https://i.postimg.cc/9wZWPSLC/Snowing-tree-tunnel-driveway.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9wZWPSLC)

This is my daughter after she and I finished digging out the (long) driveway so we could leave after snowstorm #3


(https://i.postimg.cc/23GmY4gH/IMG-2516-edited.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/23GmY4gH)

To mis-quote John Lennon:  life is what happens while you're busy making plans... :)

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Post by: G3User on March 06, 2019, 10:24:15 PM
No snow here, we are 1000km north of my computer on the Sunshine Coast for a family  holiday. The weather has certainy changed, north of us is recovering from a cyclone with flooding. Sydney suffered a dust storm with the western part of the state jin a 5 year drought and uncontrolled large bushfires further south. Farmers are certainly doing it tough.
However, Maisy and my daughter  made the most of yhe beach yesterday
Cheers
Atholl

(https://i.postimg.cc/PvnB8J1b/20190306-133338.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PvnB8J1b)
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Post by: Mhayes on March 06, 2019, 11:47:21 PM
Wow, Jo Ann I feel like a sissy for complaining about our snow. Glad you are back. Hope it didn't bring down any trees. Cute picture of your daughter, at least she is smiling. And then there is Athol's beautiful picture the opposite of what we have here, but Australia is suffering from weather at the opposite end. Makes one dread what's in store to come.
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Post by: Jo Ann Snover on March 07, 2019, 11:21:54 AM
We don't expect anything like the record February snows, but it's at it *again* this morning!! Snow, snow go away...

(https://i.postimg.cc/sMm28xs0/IMG-2554-edited.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sMm28xs0)
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Post by: Lynnya on March 07, 2019, 01:14:50 PM
My son lives in Seattle... his driveway is an hallucination of a goat track... they didn't get out for nearly a week lol - coming from a New England Winter we had a good laugh.. even more so now we bask about in the sun in Florida..

Hey! were old - we deserve it... :cool: :crazy:
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Post by: Jo Ann Snover on March 07, 2019, 01:17:35 PM
We lived in New Hampshire for 11 years, so I do know what a real winter looks like :)

And enjoy your warmth and sun - gloat a lot about wimpy Seattleites complaining about a dusting!!
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Post by: Mhayes on March 08, 2019, 12:07:55 AM
I have had my fill of snow and freezing drizzle this winter, but Jo Ann your view is beautiful if you only didn't have to get out in it.

Lynn, let's not gloat.  :funny: GK our long time OPR volunteer who for health reasons doesn't get on the Forum anymore, used to really rub it in during the winter moths. She too lives in Florida.
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Post by: Lynnya on March 08, 2019, 08:33:40 AM
I know.. I'm totally sick of all the sun we get, the kayaking is getting really grueling and the bird life is driving me nuts...sigh.. oh for a nice freezing rain.. :funny:
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Post by: Candice on March 08, 2019, 09:33:11 AM
I miss Glenna!   She was a kick!!!  Also, good to see you back JoAnn

There is a flock of Robins out my back window and light fog!   Five days ago we were at 8 degrees at night. 21 degrees for the day.  Yesterday it was in the 40s.  Ahhhh Oklahoma Spring!! 

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Post by: Jo Ann Snover on March 08, 2019, 11:20:35 AM
Lynn, I'm going to start sticking pins into a model of your computer and tablet to make curves jump around like crazy if you're not careful :)

We'll get back to those vivid blue skies and low humidity warm days with gentle breezes and then I won't be thinking...how I miss the three-shower-days of Florida's humid summers :)

(And we'll take the Spring break week in San Diego which will provide an interim boost of sunshine and warmth until ours returns)
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Post by: Hannie on March 09, 2019, 02:07:27 AM
Lynn, I feel your pain.
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Post by: Shadow on March 10, 2019, 08:50:26 PM
Love the beach shot Athol and enjoyed the winter pics Jo Ann ... especially from down here where there's none of that white stuff!  ;)
I'm with Margie, sick of winter!! We haven't had anything like all of you folks in the north but ole' Mother Nature has dealt plenty of weird weather. So ready for some sunshine  :P

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Post by: Candice on March 11, 2019, 12:47:43 AM
Shadow, all over it's been an odd winter.  It's almost over though!
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Post by: Shadow on April 14, 2019, 05:44:53 PM
The thunderstorms blew through here yesterday and today is glorious. The sun is out and everything is so vibrant. We headed over to one of our favorite ponds to explore. Came across this pair. Beautiful markings. Bet one of you wise ones knows what kind of duck this is ... yes?  ^-^

(https://i.postimg.cc/2yHKkdfV/2019-04-14-Red-Eyed-Duck-1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MfQDtQHS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/FFGqVvJN/2019-04-14-Red-Eyed-Duck-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WtFXsQnH)

(https://i.postimg.cc/yYdGfGF9/2019-04-14-Red-Eyed-Duck-3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QV2SC0Yx)


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Post by: Candice on April 14, 2019, 07:33:42 PM
What a lovely couple of Wood Ducks!!
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Post by: Shadow on April 14, 2019, 09:06:57 PM
Thanks Candy. Now I can go read all about them.
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Post by: Mhayes on April 17, 2019, 08:35:02 PM
Shadow, what beautiful photos of the wood ducks. I think they are one of the most beautiful, and of course the male gets all the glory. I have the Walnut River in my backyard and back when we had a canoe we would come up on them.
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Post by: Shadow on April 17, 2019, 10:52:58 PM
 :hug:
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Post by: Lynnya on April 18, 2019, 07:43:07 AM
Lovely ducks Lyn... I see them when we go kayaking.. so beautiful  :hug:
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Post by: Shadow on April 18, 2019, 10:55:51 AM
You live in paradise Lynn!
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Post by: Lynnya on April 18, 2019, 10:58:10 AM
Lol..except when its 95 and 100 % humidity  :'(
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Post by: Jo Ann Snover on April 18, 2019, 11:09:53 AM
I have 100% humidity today - but it's in the form of rain, and the temperature will be lucky to hit  60 :)

Last week we were in the West Coast version of paradise (Windansea Beach in San Diego)


(https://i.postimg.cc/CzFH3Y4H/IMG-20190407-182622.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CzFH3Y4H)
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Post by: Candice on April 18, 2019, 12:16:47 PM
That's so pretty, Jo.
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Post by: Mhayes on April 18, 2019, 11:09:10 PM
Jo Ann, I am so envious!
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Post by: Shadow on April 19, 2019, 03:48:22 AM
Lovely!
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Post by: Candice on April 21, 2019, 09:41:45 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/w46XD60/15755440.jpg) (https://ibb.co/BBsx8sz)

To all my OPR friends, I wish you a blessed Easter! Love, Candy
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Post by: Lynnya on April 21, 2019, 11:25:46 AM




HAPPY EASTER CANDY AND ALL AT OPR
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Post by: Hannie on April 22, 2019, 12:54:44 AM
Happy Easter everyone!

(https://carwad.net/sites/default/files/easter-image-107133-3312679.jpg)
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Post by: Candice on April 22, 2019, 01:41:34 PM
Someone give me Bambi's email address so I can make a request.  She doesn't have a banner in her gallery with it on it.

Thanks.
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Post by: Jo Ann Snover on April 22, 2019, 01:44:25 PM
bnicklen [at] operationphotorescue [dot] org
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Post by: Candice on April 22, 2019, 04:33:52 PM
Thank you, Jo. 
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Post by: Mhayes on April 24, 2019, 08:50:30 PM
Candy, the sign is back in Bambi's Gallery with her email address. Wind must have blown it away.
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Post by: Candice on April 25, 2019, 11:34:52 PM
Thank you, Margie.  Coming from Oklahoma, I could go with wind.  :up:
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Post by: Lynnya on April 26, 2019, 09:52:15 AM
Spent the last couple of days an hour up the road at Cedar Key... can only stay two days as we get so relaxed we fall into comas...

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-WKkVqFz/0/145b5c28/L/i-WKkVqFz-L.jpg)  (https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-cZrF7RP/0/47420e7b/L/i-cZrF7RP-L.jpg)  (https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZDjLCRS/0/a1e8cc77/L/i-ZDjLCRS-L.jpg)  (https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-d8wRpVt/0/dfd72fc0/L/i-d8wRpVt-L.jpg)  (https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-tPxgh25/0/48027d50/L/i-tPxgh25-L.jpg)  (https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-8z8gkzk/0/4f4662e2/L/i-8z8gkzk-L.jpg)
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Post by: Candice on April 26, 2019, 10:19:22 AM
Great shots and such a mixture of celebrity subjects, too!!!
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Post by: Lynnya on April 26, 2019, 10:25:05 AM
Thanks Candy.. I just lost most of a day's work on my latest  muckerupper ... don't ask me how.. it's payment for going to Cedar Key and lolling about with shrimp and wine... :'(
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Post by: Candice on April 26, 2019, 10:26:28 AM
Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!   I feel your pain!!! Now I "control S" every few minutes, I'm so paranoid! 
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Post by: Lynnya on April 26, 2019, 10:35:56 AM
I FOUND THE FILE!!! YEAY... BACKED UP ON MY SEAGATE DRIVE!!! I must have done something right after all.. phew! that was a lot of work down the drain...YEAY!!! :funny:
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Post by: Candice on April 26, 2019, 12:37:53 PM
Woot!!   Woot!!  :hug:
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Post by: Jo Ann Snover on April 26, 2019, 01:22:55 PM
So glad you found the file.

Time for more shrimp and wine... :)
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Post by: Lynnya on April 26, 2019, 01:30:26 PM
Good Idea Jo  :up: :up:
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Post by: Jo Ann Snover on April 26, 2019, 03:31:00 PM
I didn't look at your photos earlier - brain on the fritz.

Looks like a gorgeous place. Can't see what harm a few more days would do...

That lizard's pose is hilarious! Given the raptor (not sure if that's a hawk - not good with bird IDs beyond owls and bald eagles!) you photographed, the lizard needs to pay attention to his surroundings!
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Post by: Lynnya on April 27, 2019, 08:00:04 AM
We are pretty relaxed when we arrive at Cedar Key.. couple of days tips us over the edge into comatose.. the raptor bird is an Osprey.. big, like an eagle..
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Post by: Hannie on April 28, 2019, 06:48:11 AM
Beautiful shots Lynn, what is the little bird?
Cedar Key looks like a lovely little town, have fun!
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Post by: Lynnya on April 28, 2019, 01:18:34 PM
Hi Hannie thanks, pictures were experimental with new eyes and new camera.. birds were all a bit underexposed and noisey... I'll do better next time  ::) The little bird (fluffy one) is a Northern Water Thrush... (that's according to DH who is the birder in the family).
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Post by: Mhayes on April 28, 2019, 08:54:00 PM
Lynn, love your photos and would love to check the place. Is the larger bird a Mississippi Kite or Osprey--or neither?

What a lovely break.
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Post by: Lynnya on April 29, 2019, 06:42:48 AM
Hi Margie thanks..its an Osprey.
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Post by: Shadow on April 29, 2019, 11:13:02 AM
Wonderful shots Lynn! What a fabulous place. Thanks for sharing.  :)
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Post by: Lynnya on May 14, 2019, 11:07:18 AM
Couple of shots from my very stressful couple of days back at Cedar Key... had to leave early cos the yellow flies were sooo bad.. could'nt get out of the car :mad:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZRmmxrL/0/b876dff1/L/i-ZRmmxrL-L.jpg)  (https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-CVdXBFF/0/8034b1c1/L/i-CVdXBFF-L.jpg)  (https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-RSCbqB6/0/b69396f4/L/i-RSCbqB6-L.jpg)

The bird digging in the mud is an Ibis and the other white bird is a great white egret.  They are so beautiful.. I like the Ibis.. looked at me as if to say.. "what you lookin at"..
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Post by: Jo Ann Snover on May 14, 2019, 07:06:35 PM
I think the egret is the belle of the ball - so very elegant in shape and I love the wispy ends to the feathers. Shame about the flies though...
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Post by: Shadow on May 15, 2019, 10:07:32 AM
Beautiful Lynn. Sorry those pesky bugs drove you away. They can be awful.
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Post by: Hannie on May 16, 2019, 12:51:49 AM
Beautiful ibis shots Lynn.  I had to look up yellow flies, I know all about black flies and as tiny as they are they have huge jaws!  :)
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Post by: Mhayes on May 17, 2019, 09:55:57 PM
Beautiful pictures Lynn!
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Post by: Candice on May 18, 2019, 08:41:47 PM
I love the pictures, Lynn!! 
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Post by: Lynnya on May 20, 2019, 06:54:56 AM
Thinking of all our friends and colleagues in the path of these storms today. Please be safe and check in so we don't worry about you.
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Post by: Candice on May 21, 2019, 01:32:49 PM
Just a bit of rain last night.  This is dry most of the time until our neighbors pond overflows.  This is about 3 foot of water in the bottom area of our land.
(https://i.postimg.cc/hXcwJWZT/IMG-3322-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hXcwJWZT)
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Post by: philbach on May 21, 2019, 01:38:49 PM
Wow Candice.  It sure seems our country is getting more than its share of rain.  Hope your house and buildings are ok.
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Post by: Candice on May 21, 2019, 01:40:34 PM
I don't know what they are, but the red caught my eye.  They are no bigger than 1/4" in size.
(https://i.postimg.cc/pyDMyZXN/IMG-3349-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/pyDMyZXN)
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Post by: Candice on May 21, 2019, 01:42:09 PM
Wow Candice.  It sure seems our country is getting more than its share of rain.  Hope your house and buildings are ok.

All is well, Phil.  We're on high ground.  Noah would have to be building an ark for the rains to reach us.  lol
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Post by: Lynnya on May 21, 2019, 01:45:23 PM
Candy I think those red berries are very poisonous don't touch them...I think they might be crab eyes. ..are they berries?? Or bugs...too small to see..
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Post by: Candice on May 21, 2019, 01:54:06 PM
Beauty in the simplest of things.
(https://i.postimg.cc/zb01xDLC/IMG-3295.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zb01xDLC) (https://i.postimg.cc/kBkP1p5p/IMG-3360-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kBkP1p5p)
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Post by: Candice on May 21, 2019, 01:54:50 PM
Lynn, they are bugs.  :)
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Post by: Candice on May 21, 2019, 02:02:12 PM
She finally sat still, well still enough, for me to take this picture.  Y'all have a great week!! 
(https://i.postimg.cc/HrdnvnnK/IMG-3399-3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrdnvnnK)
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Post by: Jo Ann Snover on May 21, 2019, 02:45:29 PM
I hope that water drains soon! There are ladybugs with stripes and other patterns - some really elaborate ones (I've only seen in a google search; never in my garden!)
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Post by: Mhayes on May 21, 2019, 02:58:29 PM
Ladybugs are great to have as they eat aphids and not sure what else, but they are "good bugs."
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Post by: Shadow on May 21, 2019, 05:06:44 PM
Looks like you got more than your share of rain Candy. Loved the adorable bird! 
On our stroll this afternoon we passed four houses where they were cleaning up after huge oaks were damaged by wind and lightning during the storms. Breaks my heart when those giant trees come down.
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Post by: Candice on May 22, 2019, 01:09:22 AM
Some of the BlackJack Oaks have short roots.  If pushed to hard the old trees can't stand up to mother nature.   I lost one huge tree via an ice storm right after we moved into our home.  You're right, it does break ones heart!

Our area had over 5" of rain last night. 
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Post by: Lynnya on August 01, 2019, 12:12:05 PM
Um.. does anyone else think this might be a brown recluse spider? on my window?  in Florida?


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-jLfWPGQ/0/b947ff78/XL/i-jLfWPGQ-XL.jpg)   (https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-gDMFf6j/0/46662f37/XL/i-gDMFf6j-XL.jpg)
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Post by: Jo Ann Snover on August 01, 2019, 12:29:31 PM
I'm not sure, but that pattern on its back looks wrong - and did you count the eyes? And FL isn't on the list of states in the article below...

https://www.wikihow.com/Identify-a-Brown-Recluse

Look at the pattern in the article below for a female house spider - it looks like those stripes to me

http://spiderbytes.org/2015/06/08/how-to-tell-if-a-spider-is-not-a-brown-recluse/
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Post by: Lynnya on August 01, 2019, 12:46:57 PM
Did I count the eyes?? I had a hard time getting close enough to get these.. I'm afraid of nothing... except spiders... apparently they are found in Florida but not native.. I'm hoping it will leave the area on it's own. I just checked and it's gone.. now I wonder where.... :-\
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Post by: Mhayes on August 01, 2019, 01:00:35 PM
Did I count the eyes?? I had a hard time getting close enough to get these.. I'm afraid of nothing... except spiders.  :funny: :funny: :funny:

Lynn, I agree that I don't think it is a brown recluse spider as the it would have what looks like a violin pattern on its back. Hopefully you were using a macro setting and the spider is not that BIG! If it is that big, run, run, run!
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Post by: Jo Ann Snover on August 01, 2019, 01:08:16 PM
Did I count the eyes?? ...

:)

We keep a plastic drink tumbler and a piece of card on the counter for capture and ejection to the outside of any spiders that come visiting - it is nicer to know they're outside than wonder where they might have found to hide inside. Needs to be a transparent plastic tumbler so you can be sure you captured the critter. And the card wants to be rigid enough to slide easily between wall/window and tumbler (and then you know you wont get bitten through it should the invader get upset about his eviction).

Works for stink bugs too, if you have those :)
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Post by: Lynnya on August 01, 2019, 02:36:08 PM
No stink bugs.. we did have those in Australia tho when we lived there.. I usually call for backup on spiders and creepy things but he's getting new tires put on the truck.. :(  I did however have the fun experience of having a large snake fall out of the tree onto my head and shoulders.. I shut it in the porch but when it looked at me and said (with it's eyes of course) "I'm sorry I fell on your head, I didn't mean to".. I let it out.
I need a bit of comic relief from this hand that won't comply...
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Post by: Shadow on August 01, 2019, 03:20:22 PM
I'm with Margie ... no matter the size! Run!  :)
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Post by: Candice on August 01, 2019, 05:20:21 PM
 ;D
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Post by: Mhayes on August 01, 2019, 08:43:58 PM
Lynn, you are a brave and kind soul. I don't have problems with snakes, but one landing on my head would have freaked me out.
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Post by: Mhayes on August 07, 2019, 09:40:08 AM
This is more what I didn't wake up to. With all emergencies it seems like they happen at the worst time. Saturday I was faced with losing Smoky because his kidneys were shutting down. Unfortunately my vet was out of town and when I called the emergency number; I got a text saying she was out of town and would not be back until late that evening. At around 9 pm Smoky was able to cross over the rainbow bridge. He was somewhere between 18 and 20 and was one of 3 drop offs that happens a lot when you live in the country. This picture was taken in 2012 when he looked at his best. RIP Smoky.


(https://i.postimg.cc/s120Z3Vs/Smoky-font-W.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/s120Z3Vs)
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Post by: Shadow on August 07, 2019, 09:42:39 AM
Oh Margie. So very sorry.  :hug:
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Post by: kiska on August 07, 2019, 11:32:59 AM
 :'(
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Post by: Lynnya on August 07, 2019, 12:50:24 PM
Oh Margie so very sorry for your loss.. my Toby (little black dog) is also at Rainbow Bridge so Smoky is not alone. So sorry  :hug:
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Post by: Candice on August 07, 2019, 02:08:50 PM
Smoky was beautiful!  I'd like to think of him running after all the mice he can get.  I'm sorry for your loss, Margie.   :hug:
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Post by: Marydh on August 07, 2019, 07:48:44 PM
Iím so sorry Margie.   Losing a pet is so hard. They give us so much.
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Post by: Hannie on August 08, 2019, 01:57:00 AM
Margie, I'm so sorry to hear you lost your beautiful cat Smokey.
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on August 08, 2019, 08:37:27 AM
So sorry to hear about Smokey, Margie.  :'(
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Post by: Lynnya on August 10, 2019, 08:12:37 AM
We have a new resident moved into our garden... A young Florida red shouldered hawk...

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-zMF4mnn/0/862781c3/X2/i-zMF4mnn-X2.jpg)
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Post by: kiska on August 10, 2019, 08:21:22 AM
Hawks are neat. Great pic!
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Post by: Lynnya on August 10, 2019, 08:22:26 AM
Thanks.. yeah.. it's fun to watch him attack tiny lizards and try to cope with them for dinner.. he's not very good at it yet..
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Post by: Hannie on August 10, 2019, 08:52:42 AM
Wow, what a stunning view!

The great blue heron here are so tame now that you can walk right up to them. (phone piccie)

(https://i.postimg.cc/6yb49dRt/heron.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/6yb49dRt)
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Post by: Lynnya on August 10, 2019, 09:00:14 AM
Nice pic Hannie.. don't ya just love great Blue Herons... :loveit:
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Post by: Shadow on August 10, 2019, 09:38:50 AM
Lovely pic of your new resident Lynn, and Hannie, love your Blue Heron. You two walk around among so many stunning birds. Wow.
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Post by: Marydh on August 11, 2019, 05:05:24 PM
Hawk is SO awesome.
I had a "pet" heron when I lived on the lake.  It was so magnificent.  Never got too close though.
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Post by: Lynnya on August 15, 2019, 10:06:10 AM
Hi all.. can y'all check around the break room and cooler and see if Jo Ann is lurking about in there...  she's been away far too long and I for one need her expertise if I'm to submit anything decent.. :mad:
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Post by: Marydh on August 15, 2019, 02:31:39 PM
I was wondering about that  myself.