Friday Night Photos

Nothing much to report, so a couple of shots from a while ago.

A Tale of Two Rivers.

Standing above the Mississippi:

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Standing above the St. Croix (that flows into the Mississippi):

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Off to finish Toad in the Hole. Feel free to diss my Friday night choice of dish.

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janis b's picture

I was planning on helping you out with a POT so that you could prepare or eat dinner without distraction, but you’ve got it covered. Thanks for all the covering you do.

As I was walking along my local beach at low tide I noticed hundreds, no thousands of very small white things ahead. They were congregated in protected spots or flying around in the strong winds.

They are the sea creature, Velella, who ride on the ocean currents with a little sail like feature of their bodies. Originally they are blue, like the Blue Bottle Jellyfish and the blue Moon Snail they are cosy with in the first photo. But because they are so small and delicate they are quickly bleached and dried by the sun, and drift about like snowflakes on the beach. It was sad to see such a mass stranding, but also a wonder.

Hoping you all enjoy a light and wonderful weekend.

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@janis b

Dinner is done.

Thinking of things dried, I came across these.

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Thanks for posting. Growing people need to be fed.

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@Bollox Ref @Bollox Ref

That's what I figured ... Teenagers, plus a few years ...

Growing people need to be fed.

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but I will wait til after dinner to tell you what else the Toad part of the dish looks and sounds like ; ).

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@janis b without the bangers and pudding

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@QMS

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@janis b tastes, we were grown into certain hungers...

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@QMS

My favourite food is raw and rawish fish, but have never overcome my tendency to sea-sickness (with the exception of canoes or kayaks), nor learned the art of fishing from the beach. So I make due with fish markets. Fortunately, there’s fresh fish easily available.

Just for fun ...

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@janis b so funny, thanks janis B!

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was amazed at the number of Portuguese Man-of-Wars drifting west, thousands. Funny we were heading to Portugal at the time. Thought I'd see a huge jellyfish factory when we got there...

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@QMS

Thought I'd see a huge jellyfish factory when we got there..

What do you think the sad part has to do with? Changing currents, warming waters ... ?

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@janis b

and maybe it's time to reconsider NZ. We just formed a government coalition that promises to be a very good one.

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@janis b wish the political winds would blow some positive force our way, we're starving for anything good, major fight for sanity.

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@QMS

the political winds would blow some positive force our way ...

and everywhere.

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@janis b perchance we can catch some of that cosmic wind energy, least enough to see us through this human growth spurt

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@QMS

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@janis b and hoist up the land lubbers (no friggin in the riggin), es for real me sweah

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@QMS

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@janis b the winds were behind us, they had their little blue balloon sails up tacking upwind, currents were neutral, for the most part. Maybe a Russian plot?

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@QMS

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@janis b they were with us, trying to cheer us along. The mental meld when eye contact was made gave me a clue perhaps they have a free spirit, just swimming along with joy.

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@QMS

I so enjoy your observations and sentiments from your seafaring experience.

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@janis b sometimes we just need to get away. The sea is a harsh mistress. She can envelope you with wisdom, challenge you to the core or drown you with her power. Your move.

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@QMS

who have made their home for longer stretches of time on the ocean, that is a great description!

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I shot these a while back. I really liked the way the sunlight streaming in through a window cast the shadows on the wall.

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The last photo looks like a mechanical insect, Katydid?

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@janis b I hadn't thought of the derailleur as a mechanical insect, but I guess a Katydid works.

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I don't recognize that bike frame. At all.
Full pic? Or maybe my bikedar is off tonight.
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@peachcreek
The bike is a Motobecane Phantom Mtn. bike.

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it's orange.

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@Bollox Ref

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this was mid atlantic, sunrise, a waning crescent moon with Venus above.

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edited for clarity

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@QMS what you can learn by celestial patterns.

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@QMS

I've always loved Jethro Tull's jazzy flute.

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@QMS

blissfully celestial moments . Nice, and thank you.

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Kind of busy tonight, so here's one I took back in September:

Blue heron in early morning light along the Mississippi river.

The other day I decided to see if my camera could take a picture of the Milky Way, just for shits and giggles, as we get really great views of it here at the farm on clear nights. I messed with the settings and did end up getting stars, but it looked more like a meteor shower. (Haven't uploaded it yet; maybe by next Friday.) The wind is another issue to contend with here. I'm really hoping to get some auroras; we missed them the last couple times they were out. At least I know my camera can pick up stars though.

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Such a beautiful bird in such beautiful light. Thank you.

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for hosting the thread, and to all of our excellent C99P photographers for sharing your work with us!

Clapping

I have a 'stock photo' of a gorgeous scene of autumn leaves, but, because I'm a little unsure if it's copyrighted, decided that it's best not to post it.

So, instead, here's a stock photo of an interesting old building that's now an 'historical building' in our southernmost residence. I believe it's the old American Legion building.

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Have a nice weekend!

[Edited: Corrected typo.]

Mollie


“I believe in the redemptive powers of a dog’s love. It is in recognition of each dog’s potential to lift the human spirit, and therefore, to change society for the better, that I fight to make sure every street dog has its day.”
--Stasha Wong, Secretary, Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD)

SOSD - A volunteer-run organisation dedicated to the welfare of Singapore’s street dogs. We rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome strays to give them a second chance.

SOSD Rescue 'Barabas The Brave'

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@Unabashed Liberal

I’m torn and thought you might provide some help. I met a beautiful cat just now who I think is the source of some vocalisations I’ve heard over the past two days. He/Her (I haven’t investigated which yet) visited me on the deck. I think it’s a wild cat. The sounds I heard were more throaty and plaintive than a purr. I debated briefly whether to encourage its presence since my favourite guests are the local birds. It sounded like it was begging for something. I made a spontaneous decision to feed it the only kind of milk I had, coconut milk, which it drank. Any advice?

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@janis b
So pretty, and healthy looking, just from the face. She doesn't look like a stray, but domesticated cat's are the, um, well, opportunistic whores of animal kingdom.

I suspect she's either just playing you for food, or maybe something happened, like a recent move or death or upset in her people, so she's looking for loving.

I wouldn't feed her if she only comes around occasionally. But you already did lol. Cats pick their people, as they say, so you just might be her new person. Enjoy?

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@Deja

I’ll keep in mind your insight and knowledge of cats before I fully commit or she returns home.

Yesterday, or the day before I heard a short segment on the evidence that dogs behave in a similar way to cats in order to seduce their carers to give them what they want. I guess we all have strategies to find what we need/want ; ).

Thanks Deja.

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@janis b
If you're in the country, she might be a prego dump by a horrible person.

Those are the types of people I can fantasize about using the death penalty on. Sorry! I just, ugh. Makes me so mad! Sigh. . .

If so, she checking you out to see if you're safe, and is likely looking for a safe place to have her babies.

You'll learn soon enough lol. Good luck!

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@Deja

She didn’t look or feel pregnant, but it could be early days. I’ll check more carefully if she returns. I didn’t see or hear her today. Yes, I’m in the ‘country’ (called the ‘bush’ here). I’ve heard of locals dumping pets for a variety of reasons. It seems to increase when the summer holidays approach and a fair percentage of the population abandon the bush for the beach. Shameful I know!

I’ll keep you informed, and thanks heaps for your contribution to my understanding of cats, which is totally deficient.

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@janis b

very possible that Deja could be right that she's got people (somewhere), and just came around for attention. Of course, I'm probably not the most knowledgeable person to ask about feline behavior, not having ever had a cat.

Now, about five years ago, we had a very thin stray cat that hung around for a week or so; so I bought some cat food (kibble and wet) the next time I went shopping, and proceeded to put it out in a prominent place in the yard. Along with milk. I watched the food, saw him/her approach it, smell it, and circle it several times. But, he/she never actually touched any of it. I put it out a couple or three times, as I recall. In the end, I assumed that it was a feral cat, and that 'regular cat food' was not going to appeal to him/her. It's a sad situation, when folks refuse to feed cats/abandon them, and force them to hunt for their survival.

For the past couple of years, we've had a growing problem with feral cats killing 'our birds.' And, I'm still at a loss as to what to do about it. So, if you do have a lot of local birds frequenting a backyard feeder, you might want to consider that, when deciding whether to encourage him/her to stay.

Best of luck, whatever you do.

Hey, have a nice weekend! Pleasantry

Mollie


“I believe in the redemptive powers of a dog’s love. It is in recognition of each dog’s potential to lift the human spirit, and therefore, to change society for the better, that I fight to make sure every street dog has its day.”
--Stasha Wong, Secretary, Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD)

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@Unabashed Liberal They cannot digest it as adults. Cats, like many mammals including humans become lactose intolerant once they are weaned. That's why cats get diarrhea from milk. Being able to digest lactose into adulthood is the exception, not the rule!

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@Daenerys

that I don't know much about cats. Wink Seriously, suppose it's a good thing that he/she wouldn't eat or drink what I put out.

Mollie


“I believe in the redemptive powers of a dog’s love. It is in recognition of each dog’s potential to lift the human spirit, and therefore, to change society for the better, that I fight to make sure every street dog has its day.”
--Stasha Wong, Secretary, Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD)

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"We [corporations] are the government!" Actor John Colicos (1978)

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@Unabashed Liberal

She wasn't around today. Maybe she stayed curled up with her family, in a warm dry place during this cool, rainy day. At least I hope so. I'll let you know if I see her again.

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Just Nip and me.

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If it's sideways, I didn't take it that way.
Post tornado, during a respite during Harvey's seemingly unending deluge.

1 more but it might upload sideways too. Sorry!

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The river, over the bridge, half a mile from my house, after Harvey, as the water found its way to the ocean.

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for your documentation of Harvey and Dave.

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More California history crap. Gold!
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I'm also enclosing something that might be considered a
family heirloom. It's a pin that belonged to my Aunt Lizzie, for
whom you are named. It has her initials (for Lizzie M. Griffin) and
the year she acquired it, '89 (for 1889). Lizzie was a wonderful
woman – a school teacher and administrator for 60 years, and a
brilliant musician who played piano and organ, taught both, and
founded early music society in Sacramento. She was also one of
the gentlest and most loving woman I have ever known, an Aunt
and Great Aunt to be proud of. I like to think that something of her

spirit comes to you with this pin.

It did for a while, pretty cool. Object arrived with a card, September 1981:
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Mani pedi with a hooka? Treats. Gosh I miss my aunt, she had style. I just wound my uncle's Waltham gold watch, the ticking gives me great comfort but it can't keep time. Runs fast. Okay, back to the future.

3am eternal

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@eyo @eyo

On the card, the woman looks like she is being prepared for some kind of romantic evening.

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@janis b thanks. I am just going through the things that were left to burn, facing mortality and then not.
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Guler miniature, about 1760 A.D.
A lady at her bath. Guler painting is marked by liquid grace, delicacy of line and purity of colours. It is said that the artists of Guler had the colours of the dawn and the rainbow on their pallettes.

Reproduced by the courtesy of the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh.
WINSOME-GRACE | VAKILS 76-2129 Printed in India
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thanks goodness for artists

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@eyo

and very lovely card. I also cherish family heirlooms. Handsome pooch, too. I'm 'guessing' that he's a Golden Retriever, or an Irish Setter.

Hope you're no longer threatened by the wild fires.

Mollie

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Maybe it was just a local thang.

Redwood High School 1974, Phoebe the amazing Guide Dog with bandana.
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Redwood High, I will always remember the SF Chronicle headline that great morning having coffee at the benches, NIXON RESIGNS What a party.
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TRUMP RESIGNS
CLINTON RESIGNS
EVERYBODY!
KISSINGER RESIGNS
edit: replaced smiley with Kissinger, wouldn't that be great? Just get off the stage. Go away!

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