Friday Night Photos - Minnesota State Fair edition

Yes, it's that time of year again. Time to avoid maddening crowds.

I'd rather have the peace and quiet of the garden:

Off for lashings of linguine and pesto. Yum!

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The First Lord of the Laundry:

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@Bollox Ref

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I had the state fairgrounds in my backyard for the last eight years. The next street over was actually an exit road. Traffic would be absolutely abysmal for the first two weeks of August because of this. I moved in May. Don’t miss it at all.

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Back in my home town, it was agricultural -- See the big piggies! FFA, 4H, carnies and corn dogs.
Great stuff for a kid from the country. One night a year.

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My favourite was candy apples.

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Preferred the caramel apples. Easier on the chompers. Wink

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candy apples did require a bit of gnawing. I don't think I'd risk eating them anymore.

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Balloons and streamers. Making excitement come alive on the midway. Imagination helps.

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Thanks.

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is amazing. Contrasting colors galore! Thanks Bollox. Will be finding that image in dreamland tonight.

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The images vibrate with the energy of window panes in passing light.

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Nice shots. Fred looks very content. Enjoy your linguine.

This months camera club outing was to the San Diego Air and Space Museum. The monthly photo challenge, aircraft details.

Cylinder Head
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Fuel Pump
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C/47 Instrument Panel and Control Pedestal
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Camshaft, Rocker Arms, Valves and Valve Springs
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Not a Spitfire Mark XIV then Smile

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Thanks for Friday POT

Love your poppies. So very orange.
And of course Sir Fredster.

Great photos everyone!

Pods
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Fern and Flowers
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@magiamma I presume you know... Castor Beans. Of castor oil and ricin infamy. Don't eat the beans! Non-native invasive in CA, and I think the U.S. Maybe Mediterranean in origin, I forget. They get really pretty as they ripen. Love yer Redwoods.

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Plants. Have volunteered here for years. I usually cut the pods off and throw them out. Try not to let them reseed. But they live here for years with no frost and are gorgeous.

Love your warblers.

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Thanks for hosting tonight Bollox. Sorry I wasn't around earlier, but here are couple photos from a house under reconstruction.

Be back in a half hour ...

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Here's a couple

Fall migration is getting underway for many birds.

We have been getting some Orchard Orioles and Yellow Warblers daily through our yard. A slow drip going into a water dish makes a great birdbath and attracts birds better than food. They need water in this heat.

What seemed a pair of Yellow Warbler came in a few days ago...
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there was no agression, they seemed like a mated pair.
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The streaks below on males are flaming scarlet in nesting season but have dulled up a bit already.
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Ooops, didn't process my pics of the female bathing yet... next time...

Have a great one y'all!

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or at least finding the one mirrored in the other.

Stunning dystopian. Thank you.

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your second photo.

I have only seen one hummingbird this year and it looked very small.. it keeps coming by my roses.

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@dystopian gracing an Audubon calendar. Great images, you all. Rec'd!!

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