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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2008, 09:21:27 AM »
One of my favorite views, I've seen it a hundred times but finally had the wit to take a picture the other night. A storm had just passed through and was now to the east, and the sun was going down behind me. From my front porch:



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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2008, 10:37:14 AM »
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What kind of wildlife have you seen out your door Gurn?

Actually, an amazing amount, Bill. Bobcats (even a puma once!) and coyotes, raccoons, all sorts of small mammals (like skunks! Ewww!). And deer. Hundreds of them. Also an amazing number and variety of birds. They come here to overwinter. So at this time of year, there will be flocks of hundreds of robins, gold finches, cardinals, bluebirds etc. etc. And several different kinds of hawks and owls. The forested part of East Texas, which this is the center of, is one of the best parts of North America for observing critters of all kinds. :)

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2008, 12:32:40 PM »
Gurn, your land is my ideal!

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« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2008, 01:24:11 PM »
Gurn, your land is my ideal!

Thanks, Corey. Mine too! :D

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« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2008, 01:27:36 PM »
Fantastic photo, Prof. Blanston!  :o  And the variety of wildlife only enhances it...although with all those deer, birds and everything else, nighttime must be quite a high-traffic zone around your house.  ;D

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« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2008, 02:56:51 PM »
Fantastic photo, Prof. Blanston!  :o  And the variety of wildlife only enhances it...although with all those deer, birds and everything else, nighttime must be quite a high-traffic zone around your house.  ;D

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Well, here's a bit of wildlife. Not as nice a day, but I guess they thought so. :)



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« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2008, 03:03:20 PM »
Amazing.  They must like listening to HIP recordings while grazing...

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #47 on: January 21, 2008, 03:06:30 PM »
Well, here's a bit of wildlife. Not as nice a day, but I guess they thought so. :)



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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #48 on: January 21, 2008, 03:10:30 PM »
Very nice.

As long as they aren't eating your garden (and grapes and fruit trees and... :(:)

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #49 on: January 21, 2008, 03:16:58 PM »
The more the western world preaches abandonment in an ugly, lemming like political correctness way, the more I like this Sibelius picture. So sardonic, haha ... "stop whining about africa, just pass me a cigar",,,, :)


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« Reply #50 on: January 21, 2008, 04:57:38 PM »
Gurn:

Aren't those 'golden trees against dark gray clouds' the best!  ;D

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« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2008, 05:09:52 PM »
Gurn:

Aren't those 'golden trees against dark gray clouds' the best!  ;D

Yes indeed, I think they are lovely in winter. The foliage turns colors like in the north, but many of them don't lose most of their leaves until the new ones come on in spring. So in the sunshine, they stay colored all winter long. :)

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« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2008, 05:11:26 PM »
Yes indeed, I think they are lovely in winter. The foliage turns colors like in the north, but many of them don't lose most of their leaves until the new ones come on in spring. So in the sunshine, they stay colored all winter long. :)

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2008, 05:13:39 PM »
Where are you again?

The far eastern part of Texas. About 150 miles due north of Houston. :)

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« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2008, 05:15:49 PM »
The far eastern part of Texas. About 150 miles due north of Houston. :)

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Cool.  Very nice down there.  What you have there is very similar to our 'Prairie' provinces:  Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  Very beautiful flat lands.

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« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2008, 05:21:47 PM »
Cool.  Very nice down there.  What you have there is very similar to our 'Prairie' provinces:  Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  Very beautiful flat lands.

Rolling hills here, actually, although the camera tends to flatten them out. Being from Vermont originally, I would have thought it was flat here too, except I have seen REAL flatlands, like along the Mississippi River. Unbelievable, if you've never seen them. Your prairies ARE lovely, especially when you get close to the Rockies. I've been back and forth from Vancouver to Montreal a couple of times. One of the most beautiful drives ever. But damn, it's cold, even in the summer!  :o  :)

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« Reply #56 on: January 21, 2008, 05:31:46 PM »
Cold in the summer?  What are you talking about?  It gets up to 25 Celsius...maybe 30  :o  Which is what?  77 - 86 Fahrenheit.  Wouldn't want any hotter than that  :o

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« Reply #57 on: January 21, 2008, 05:35:59 PM »
Cold in the summer?  What are you talking about?  It gets up to 25 Celsius...maybe 30  :o  Which is what?  77 - 86 Fahrenheit.  Wouldn't want any hotter than that  :o

I guess that's a nice overnight temp... ;D  (we do 35 - 37° here rather routinely). I spent a week traveling through western Montana, sleeping in a tent. It was late July, and at night it got down to almost freezing. And this wasn't in the mountains either. Maybe it was a fluke, but the memory lingers. :)

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #58 on: January 21, 2008, 05:42:14 PM »
The far eastern part of Texas. About 150 miles due north of Houston. :)

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« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2008, 05:48:16 PM »
I guess that's a nice overnight temp... ;D  (we do 35 - 37° here rather routinely). I spent a week traveling through western Montana, sleeping in a tent. It was late July, and at night it got down to almost freezing. And this wasn't in the mountains either. Maybe it was a fluke, but the memory lingers. :)

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Yeah, down in Texas I bet it gets warm  :(  Too warm for me. 

Here's some 'cool down' photos for you!  :D


A winter festival in I think Manitoba:




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