Friday Night Photos - Soup on the Stove edition

and snow blowing outside. It's nasty out there.

Anyway, after the joy and light of the electoral season, back to the nitty gritty of photography.

Local wetland:

Wilderness of western Wisconsin, looking towards Minnesota:

Fred surveys his extensive domains:

Another Colorado shot:

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earthling1's picture

That one looks so inviting.
Thanks for the photos.

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After six years, still getting robo-calls from Marriot Hotels.
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@earthling1

It's a shot from a lookout just a few hundred yards from I94. In the far distance, there's a notch in the hills for the road.

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@Bollox Ref

I don't have to aim for the notch. Haha.
I never really considered there would be wilderness areas back there, but duh! All I had to do was consult a map.
Someday. I get back there.
Thanks for the preview.

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@Bollox Ref
Like the vista in the Colorado shot. Did you hike there?

Looks like Fred has quite the spot. Hola to his royal cuteness.

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@magiamma

Frederick the Grape says 'buonasera'.

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Hi Bollox! Thanks for Fri Photos...

Very smokey here from the fire up in Chico, about 250 miles away. They were shutting the air conditioners of in the building over in the silicon valley today.

Persimmons
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Since Harriers came up last week... In the Northern Hemisphere there are about 3 types which all look fairly similar. North America has the Northern Harrier, which used to be called Marsh hawk. They course slow and low rocking onto one wing and then the other, over fields, praries, marshes, pastures, and drop on anything edible from just a few feet up. They are about 18" long, 43" wingspan, and weigh a pound or 15 oz. A small lightly built raptor. They have facial disks like Short-eared Owls, occupy much the same habitat and hunt the same prey. It is not uncommon to see these two fighting over prime marsh hunting habitats in winter in some places. The facial disks probably act much like owls focusing sound to the ear as a parabola so they can key in on an unseen mouse in the tall grass.

I came upon two discussing whose field it was last weekend.

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This is a crop from the above frame, of the lower right bird.
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Here you can see the white rump, which is more properly the uppertail coverts.
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Sorry I can't quickly put my hands on my other Harrier shots, the 'jump jet'.

Thanks everyone for all the great posts all week. Y'll are outstanding! We are not alone.

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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  
with clubs and chapters worldwide, who style themselves collectively as the Hash House Harriers.

http://www.hashhouseharriers.com/what-is-hashing/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_House_Harriers

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@dystopian

They pass over my parents' house quite regularly.

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This is from a few years ago when we kept getting hammered with one storm after another.

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I love walking in the snow unless the wind is howling. It's so peaceful and quiet.

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This was taken on thanksgiving in the middle part of Utah by little Sahara. We had the dunes to ourselves.

Was your last one taken in the Medicine Bow?

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@snoopydawg
late replying. more snow.
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Although it's sunny and 80 today where I live in San Diego county, it always gets cold enough at least once every winter for the local mountains to get a dusting of snow. This is a shot from February this year. Even when we get snow it's still sunny. I think it's a law or something.
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definitely a law. like gravity Smile

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@Socialprogressive
It's very, very grey.

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taken by a professional photog, trying to make his or her viewers feel a sense of expansiveness and peace.

Caucus 99 Percent is bless with wonderful talent.

Thank you, one and all.

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Sun through the smoke from my little hummingbird deck.

Last week it was summer, 85F out there every day, kinda perfect. Now it is 40F and gloomy.

My friendly basil plant was looking droopy, so I brought it inside. Then I noticed a hummer looking at it through the sliding door so I put it back out there. Then I filled up their feeder with fresh sugar water but can't do a thing for the air. Don't breath.

ack

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@eyo
Here last night in the Pogonip at sunset. Walked a quarter of a mile and turned around. Too smokey.

smokey sunset
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@magiamma wow it is like Los Angeles in the 60s, smog. They are talking about "smoke days" here regarding school attendance, like "snow days" in winter. So I guess that means we're in smoke country now.

Here's my root bound basil plant and prayer flags.
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Hummers dig it.

There's evelyn on the table, she has nuts inside her head too.
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may all beings be safe and secure in the embrace of mother earth
so mote it be

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@eyo
a book i read years ago... critters eat up everything and have to leave planet to eat up everything. rinse repeat. sound familiar?

Do bird people dig the nuts outta those?

may the wind blow these prayers far and wide
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@magiamma I've never seen any bird people interested in getting those nuts out, not even curious.

One of my favorite pastimes is watching scrub jays bury an acorn, and then a squirrel goes right behind and digs it up. Pretty sure scrub jays never remember where they put nuts anyway, so it's cool. ta

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