Friday Night Photos - Grey Skies Edition

Cold and wet again, so here's a certain small person enjoying the fire in deepest midwinter.

Time to put on the overcoat and go for a walk.

Keep warm everyone.

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The eulogy of our species will one day read “here lies humanity; departed at the hand of greed and compliance”

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@snoopydawg

to look into what would be required to make and post home-made videos with sound. I don't have an app to edit video from my camera and haven't looked into how easy or difficult it is to download onto you tube, but I think I'd enjoy it.

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@janis b

I'm playing with one that lets me do time lapse videos on my iPad. Wish I had figured it out for last night during an incredible thunderstorm. I kept taking pictures of lighting strikes thinking I'd get one, but no luck.

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@snoopydawg

Just have to commit the time to working it out. I'm looking forward to seeing your time-lapse photography when you have some success.

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@snoopydawg
I gotta time lapse on my smartphone. I took a slo- mo of a campfire and it was mesmerizing to watch. You have to let it record for a long time though.

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That looks so inviting. The glow of the fire actually makes me feel warm. Not warm or cold here, just rainy. Soon I'll build a fire to make it more comfortable.

My pot-luck contribution to photography today ...

I’m not a chapel-goer, but I’d happily go to this one if I were in Finland.


https://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Finland/Turku/St.%20Henry%27s%20ecumenical...

Last night I watched a wonderful documentary about Rachel Carson and her pivotal environmental work. Here’s a trailer, including the first chapter ...

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These below are Ruby-throated Hummingbird taken last Sept. here. Our breeding hummer is Black-chinned though. We are currently using about a gallon per day of fluid (4 to 1 water to sugar most closely matches real nectar). Multiply fluid ounces used daily by 4 (they weigh a quarter ounce and consume their weight daily) to get an approximate number of hummers you have.

Adult male
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This is an immature, young of the year
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Another immature
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And if you get the light right on the adult male here is what you get...
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Thanks everyone for all the great posts...

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@dystopian

so delicate yet robust at the same time. Thanks dystopian.

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I took a trip up the coast to see the SF Art Market at Ft. Mason. They have galleries there from all over the world so it's a good window on the current scene. What's new? Resin covered paintings. I cringe at the decomposition possibilities. Pun intended. More plastic! But oh so easy to clean!

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Art Market Ft. Mason - Reflection
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Ocean Half Moon Bay
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@magiamma

The video projection is interesting. The figures can be flying in the sky or swimming underwater. They could be birds, fish or humans.

Must have been inspiring.

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snoopydawg's picture

@magiamma

They look like shadowy ghosts. Eerri photo

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@snoopydawg
...the eerie ghost. I laughed out loud and then again when I thought of it later. Friday is hard for me, so this late reply may fall into the abyss of the interwebs. Anyhow... That was a pictures hanging in one of the booths. It is a picture of people swimming, taken from below looking up through the water. But what struck my eye was the reflections of the lights in the picture. The combination was wonderful. Thanks for the laugh!

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@magiamma

I kept returning to look at it all night trying to figure it out. Glad you came back to explain it.
You're welcome for the laugh. We need more of them.

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We had two orioles in our yard the other day:

And this female rose-breasted grosbeak:

I'd love to see a male here but no such luck so far.
A fabulous grackle:

More grackles at my new seed tray (the old one got broken by a raccoon); it's funny to see how many can fit on it at once:


(With one red-winged blackbird; I also have a pair of brown-headed cowbirds that come to it. My dozen or so dark-eyed juncos were replaced entirely by grackles pretty much overnight a while ago. We also saw a yellow-headed blackbird here the other day.)
This solitary sandpiper flushed and landed right in front of where I was standing when my husband shot at a rabbit:

And one more oriole:

I haven't seen any for a couple days now.

We also have a few goldfinches, and yesterday I was looking out the window and saw my mom's cat catch and eat one! It was sitting on a low branch or on the tall grass. She ate the whole thing, except for a few feathers! Shok Cats!! I know they eat them sometimes but I'd never actually witnessed it before.

Another early morning tomorrow. Cheers all.

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@Daenerys

Thanks Daenerys.

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Long tailed weasel, Petaluma California

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Word. I keep thinking "weasel" every time I see or hear DW now, thanks a lot mimi.

cheers

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Bother.

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@eyo

S/he looks highly attentive.

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Unabashed Liberal's picture

thanks to all our C99P contributors for sharing their excellent work.

Pleasantry

Wanted to post a couple of new photos, but my scanner's been on the brink. Finally, got a replacement--just to realize that it won't scan photos. (It's an Epson portable, so we could have it on-the-road.) So when we get home, I'll have to figure out if my old flatbed scanner still works for photos. Out of the blue, one day, it quit copying PDF files which we need for personal/business reasons.

Anyhoo, hope Everyone has a very lovely Mother's Day weekend, and safe travels.

Mollie


"In a world where you can be anything--be kind."~~Author Unknown

"Every time I lose a dog, he takes a piece of my heart. Every new dog gifts me with a piece of his. Someday, my heart will be total dog, and maybe then I will be just as generous, loving, and forgiving."
~~Author Unknown

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"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."
--George Bernard Shaw, Irish Dramatist & Socialist
"We [corporations] are the government!" Actor John Colicos (1978)

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@Unabashed Liberal

Also wishing all an enjoyable mother's day weekend.

Bet you can't stop smiling after listening to this ...

http://www.flava.co.nz/music/fresh-produce-with-nz-music-on-air/adeaze-a...

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@janis b

a very lovely musical tribute.

Have to admit that I didn't know these Guys, so I 'Googled' them, and found a photo of them. Heck, one of them is the spitting image of his Mom!

Pleasantry

Mollie


"In a world where you can be anything--be kind."~~Author Unknown

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"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."
--George Bernard Shaw, Irish Dramatist & Socialist
"We [corporations] are the government!" Actor John Colicos (1978)

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@Unabashed Liberal

He was practically in tears while talking about his mother on national radio, the day before the release of their new album a couple days ago.

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Some shots from a recent car show.

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George Lucas was born in Modesto, CA and every year the city would have Graffiti Night and old time cars would once again cruise state street.

Wolfman Jack on the radio

They sure don't make cars like they used to.

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@snoopydawg
There are a couple of cities in San Diego county that have car night one night a week from April until October. All the hot rodders and vintage car owners come out to show off there cars.

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I didn't think that people might not put his name to my comment. He used to drive his car up and down state street just like millions of us did, but he made a movie of his adventure.

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@Socialprogressive

Thanks Social.

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@janis b The country may not be shining much lately, but at least there are some things within it that do shine.

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@Socialprogressive

So true.

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@janis b Hope her daughter is holding up OK. Sometimes, there is a lot to sort thru after.

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@QMS

I hope she was able to express to her daughter as much as she wanted to before her death.

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@janis b

a comment at EB earlier this evening, since (IIRC) she was one of the folks here (that I know of) who had/has a Medigap policy, therefore, would have been adversely affected by today's announcement regarding drug 'reform' under Part B of Traditional Medicare.

Hope Riley found a good home.

Mollie


"In a world where you can be anything--be kind."~~Author Unknown

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--George Bernard Shaw, Irish Dramatist & Socialist
"We [corporations] are the government!" Actor John Colicos (1978)

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@Unabashed Liberal

and for your personal care.

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@janis b

is an interesting topic--not to mention the self-interest aspect of following policy reforms.

Smile

Mollie


"In a world where you can be anything--be kind."~~Author Unknown

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

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@janis b So, I read this very bad/sad news today. I knew rl wasn't well, but had no idea it was this bad. I hope the end was quick, painless, and peaceful. I'm the same age (65) but in decent health FWIW. Rec'd for the great photos, etc. Smile

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Some yahoos make me want to change species!

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Took this on our street as we left for a dog walk last summer.

I’ve always loved this series. Now I’ve learned to add a photo, woo hoo! I’m not a serious photographer at all, but enjoy it for fun.

Thanks all for sharing your beautiful photos.

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@CS in AZ

Thanks CS. I'm glad you can post photos. We love seeing interesting moments from anywhere.

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@CS in AZ

Lots of great colors in the clouds.

Thanks for stopping by. Serious photographer not required here.

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in a southern town

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Thank you for taking us along on some of your travels.

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@janis b

in the book you referenced. Here are a couple I particularly appreciated ...

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@janis b Eerily prescient.

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Beaut pictures one and all.
Thanks for host bollox.

Natures attempted mind games:

"You can't see me."
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"We're just keeping them cold."
This nest was too low for our wet spring. Eventually the painted turtles will likely consume them.
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@Pricknick

Love the photo and caption of the first photo. What will the turtles consume. Did they lose their young or eggs?

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@janis b
The goose eggs of which one is sitting on, are doomed to the water level. A young couple picked a bad place.
The turtles will wait as even the shell will be consumed.
Hope that helps.

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@Pricknick

Thanks Pricknick. It must be really bad, when even the wildlife who are more in tune with nature can't predict. Enjoy it while you can, I say.

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@Pricknick

One day I found some Polly wogs and put them in with the turtles thinking one day I'd have turtles and frogs. I guess you can imagine what happened. Live and learn.

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@snoopydawg
That's how I learned.
Aint nature grand?

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I can't post this picture, so you'll just have to imagine it.

Over on the GOS, it appears OPOL posted a diary entitled, "You should have nominated Bernie. Told ya so!" Of course, we all know where it ended up.

Sorry for being glib. I thought it was hilarious!

Anyone here heard from him lately?

Have a good night and great weekend all!

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In life, as in dance, grace glides on blistered feet. ~Alice Abrams

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@mypiece

but if you search OPOL here on c99 you will find his comments.

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@mypiece

Ok so you made me look, gag, but that was a quickly deleted post from a fake account with the username “One Pissed On Liberal” — not our OPOL. Just some bored troll.

(I found it by checking hidden comments. The post has been deleted.)

Now, off to clean off the orange residue... blah.

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@CS in AZ

Good for cleansing ...

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@janis b Great cleanser!
So sorry to everyone who went there. Ugh!
I do go sometimes, just to look for a minute. Usually sorry that I do, and still surprised I haven't been banned.
Oh, but when I do get that orange hammer, it will be a doozy, and I'll be sliding sideways, taking out anything with me I can!

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@CS in AZ Oh damn, I guess I wasn't paying close attention. Dammit. I thought it was hilarious. Wasn't sure what got into him. ha! Ha!

So sorry I made you look. Sad

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but it looks like more rain before long ...

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@janis b into a misty world.

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@QMS

of the mist.

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