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 Post subject: Re: Nature walks are fun
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:17 pm 
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Hey, that's a pretty neat fire ya got goin' there.....

...don't suppose I could talk you into stoppin' by my boss' house?


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Thanks for posting the photo's 32, I like these two the best...
The first cuz I like shit like this :lol:

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and the second cuz that's a cool pan..the bridge is perfect for it :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Nature walks are fun
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Thanks to everyone posting these pics...32SF and Baddy, you guys take some amazing shots! beautiful country too. :smoke:

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Agree with you Baddy those 2 and this:
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poodlebites, that is one gorgeous horse. tch..lucky. :P

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poodlebites, that is one gorgeous horse. tch..lucky. :P

Lucky x2 Here is a pic of my other horse (Snap) Image

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 Post subject: Re: Nature walks are fun
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:42 pm 
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Sunset at West Cliff, Santa Cruz...

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MentalTossFlycoon I could walk around there for hours, maybe days, and never get tired of looking for little creatures around the rocks and in tide pools. Thanks for a really lovely sunset.

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thepoodlebites wrote:
Image What... I didn't flick my cigar ash! Image Image After (So much for the nature walk when your smoking!)
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32shortfilms wrote:
The sun was out yesterday and the colors are really starting to pop. We visited Jubilee State Park, and the colors seemed kinda muted, so we drove over to Grand View Drive which runs atop the bluffs overlooking the Illinois River. It seemed that the closer we got to the river, the better the colors.

This is a pan looking north at Kickapoo creek in Jubilee State Park
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This is a pan looking south at Kickapoo creek in Jubilee State Park
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This looks like a really nice place to spend the day fishing, who cares if you catch anything in a place that lovely. Thank you for posting.

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Tripmyster wrote:
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Very nice photo!

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 Post subject: Re: Nature walks are fun
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Thanks so much for the nice comments on some of my photos. It compels me to post some more.

This is from the Rock Island State Park, which is an old rail road right-of-way converted to a bike trail. This is the bridge over the Spoon River. The trail runs about 45 or so miles from Peoria northwest to Wyoming, Illinois. This bridge is just south of Wyoming.
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The Spoon River is the brownest river I have ever seen.
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Caught this butterfly at Weldon Springs State Park.
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Part of the Veterans Memorial area at Weldon Springs State Park. I don't remember why the flags were flying at half mast.
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Here's a pan of the campgrounds at Sand Ridge State Forest. This state park is not well known and gets very few visitors. I suspect there are many opportunities for camping alone here, which makes this a campground I will have to come back to someday.
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This is from White Pines State Park. This state park features a creek you can drive through in a couple of places,
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More of that huron at Spring Lake State Park from my previous post.
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Felt this one deserved a large view. My grandson and I were biking here and I always take my camera when biking. We spotted this huron on the shore and chased it for about a mile and a half along the lake.
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We also ran into these baby swans along the way.
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And here's some more pics of that old lift bridge over the Hennepin Canal, for Baddy. :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: Nature walks are fun
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Went to Banner Marsh State Park on Saturday (halloween). After 2 days of heavy rain, a lot of this park was flooded. This is a pan of one of the flooded roads. Note the birds directly ahead in the distance.
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Here's a close up of those birds. Swans, ducks, and geese are common sites at this park, but I was startled to see what appears to be some kind of stork.
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32shortfilms wrote:
We also ran into these baby swans along the way.
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Stop posting these baby swans please, I'm begging you. Stop before my wife makes me go and get her some, please, please, please!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Nature walks are fun
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Here's a walk we went on in the nearby woods on a rainy day last. The pix are, in comparison, CRAP, but what the hell...

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This is Einstein's summer house, which is at the edge of the woods with a view to the lake. Built in a style similar to Bauhaus, Einstein had a lot of arguments with the architect; he wanted 19th century furniture, the architect wanted Bauhaus furniture. Einstein told the architect to get stuffed, but there isn't any furniture in it now.

[Edit] Einstein's bedroom was next to the maid's. Einstein's wife slept further down the corridor :wink:

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This is the back of a 19th century water trough built by Kaiser Wilhelm II. who liked to ride alongside the lake (which you can just make out through the rain in the background). Barbarians have covered the front with graffitti, unfortunately.

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Woods in autumn in the rain

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Caputh wrote:
Here's a walk we went on in the nearby woods on a rainy day last. The pix are, in comparison, CRAP, but what the hell...

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This is Einstein's summer house, which is at the edge of the woods with a view to the lake. Built in a style similar to Bauhaus, Einstein had a lot of arguments with the architect; he wanted 19th century furniture, the architect wanted Bauhaus furniture. Einstein told the architect to get stuffed, but there isn't any furniture in it now.

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This is the back of a 19th century water trough built by Kaiser Wilhelm II. who liked to ride alongside the lake (which you can just make out through the rain in the background). Barbarians have covered the front with graffitti, unfortunately.

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Woods in autumn in the rain


Cool Pictures !

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 Post subject: Re: Nature walks are fun
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Thanks Caputh :lol:

Here's some from today's ride, we're doing brown, some reds and a few oak hold outs...

I know, sigh...it's bascally over :oops:

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A bee.
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Ah, the sun - I knew it must be somewhere!

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 Post subject: Re: Nature walks are fun
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I've recently moved out to Oberlin, OH. Plenty of outdoors here (although the area of NJ I inhabited previously was not short on green stuff either).

Now I have Lake Erie next door:

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...and Bike rides are fun too...here's yesterdays...

Ya gotta go uphill...
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...(near the top, ugh, I'm gettin too old for this, (baddy in the mirror))....
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...if ya wanna go downhill...let 'er rip!

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Through some farm country...
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...and some old New England style houses..

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...then out by the lakes...

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...and then back towards home...

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...all the while The Beach Boys Pet Sounds Sessions was playing, (thanks to punknayowned for pushing me over the edge into buying it, shoulda done it years ago)...

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This is a cool 5 CD set, even though the 1966 release was always in the top of my collection, hearing the songs dissected this way let me hear a lot more things going on in them, wow Brian, how'd you get this music in yer head?

Even though God Only Knows, Wouldn't It Be Nice, Sloop John B, and Caroline No were the hits off the album, I think my favorite was Don't Talk...and after hearing the eerie music behine it, I now know why...ckeck this out :lol:

Don't Talk, (music only)

Don't Talk (all put together), is this song the bomb or what :lol:

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OK here we go...this is this years swan family, the mom and dad get better at it each year. The first year I knew about them only three kids survived, this year they had seven and six are still with us. I think the biggest key is keep the kids away from the shore and predators, (raccoons and cats).

So here we go with "Learning to Fly." The idea is more to "trigger flight," than to give instructions and "say" do it... Big Bird, (our name for the dad" comes by making a racket, flying just above the water, thumping his wings on the water and honking like a bastard, (note the splashes in the photos below).

In the first frame here's Mom and the kids..mom is the white one and one kid is behind her, and the rest are in front of her...
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...and here comes Big Bird, thump-thump-thump-thump...
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...and it starts to "trigger flight" in the kids, (they can't really fly yet)...
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...but they're getting the idea, flappin their 8 ounce wings, flappin' em...
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...and then lesson's over and shit goes back to normal :lol:
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They'll have it by next spring when Big Bird will run them off to make way for the next batch :lol:

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What camera are you using baddy?

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BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
What camera are you using baddy?

My little digital, a DX 6440, all the photos I shot on this page were shot with it, (I use a pentax ME Program for the low light and the "good stuff") :lol:

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New Years Day ride...the music was:

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SAMPLES

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Oz day yesterday, 58 miles for 58 years, (I only listen to it on my b-day bike rides so it stays "largely unlistened to), took some pictures along the way....

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In the photos below of the swan family are the same parents as in other photos around the thread....the first year I knew of, they had five and three survived...last year they had 7 and six survived...this year they had eight...They're getting better at it :lol:

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Then they heard a dog bark and moved the kids into "formation." :lol:
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And then this came in the emails from Marina, my 20 year friend in Vladivostok, (Russia...over on the Pacific coast by Japan).

I think she used Windows Paint, hense the kindergarten look...I though it was too much, (I like the cloud face). :lol:

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Good birthday, great ride...then came home to a killer bar-b-que by Rose. She kicks ass on that thing :lol:

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