Friday photos

Hey y'all. Wanted to get this out there before I crash.

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Morning Glories climbing bamboo stalks off the deck, and assorted other visual noise.

Cheers!

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We're chatting with neighbours.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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@Bollox Ref

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I picked the wrong pandemic to quite sniffing glue.
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@Bollox Ref GREAT pic BR! Do you know the flower type? Nice Monarch. They should be heading south soon.

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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

Trees, flowers, etc. are Mrs. Bollox's dept.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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@Bollox Ref

Thanks.

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Some flora from the San Diego Zoo.

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@Socialprogressive Great pics SP! Your flower shots are awesome! Beautiful! Fantastic! GREAT work!

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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

Such beauty and clarity!

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@janis b

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I picked the wrong pandemic to quite sniffing glue.
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@dystopian

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I picked the wrong pandemic to quite sniffing glue.
If your car is running, I'm voting for it.

Regrettably, the strip between me and Bunny is the barest part of my yard. I had some foundation work done, and this was supposed to be quality top soil, and I planted what was supposed to be top quality Bermuda grass seeds.
Bunny doesn't give a shit that it sucks.
I can't get a still photo unless the stars properly align in the heavens. The video is 22 seconds, and the Bunny was about 12 feet from me.
We should all take photos of our lovely yards if we are fortunate to have them.

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@on the cusp

Totally agree ...

"We should all take photos of our lovely yards if we are fortunate to have them."

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@on the cusp

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

@enhydra lutris That bunny hung around for another 15 minutes before hopping into the bushes.
Sacred behavior. Completely raw.

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much to post (in the way of photos), especially, since my entire disc drive was accidentally erased, and, couldn't be retrieved, according to computer techs.

But, here's a photo I uploaded to post as background banner on a Twitter Account.

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Thanks to all our excellent photographers for sharing their work with us. What a pleasure!

Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Mollie

"The leaders of this new movement are replacing traditional liberal beliefs about tolerance, free inquiry, and even racial harmony with ideas so toxic and unattractive that they eschew debate, moving straight to shaming, threats, and intimidation."
~~Matt Taibbi, The American Press Is Destroying Itself, June 12, 2020

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Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.

@Unabashed Liberal

sweet reminiscence of paths once trod
solo and so long ago
Thanks for taking us back there!

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@Unabashed Liberal

It's wonderful to have your presence again.

Thank you for that intriguing photo. It looks so Japanese in style and beauty, and a little like Edward Hopper in mood.

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@janis b

that I could catch up with you this evening--wanted to thank you for your kind reply at Smiley's OT (a few weeks ago, but, just read it when I logged in today).

It is good to be back, and, as always, wonderful to see you. Smile

I often use a double VPN, which is routed thru NZ, so, get quite a bit of your local news, when I go to a news feed. Glad to hear that you Guys have a cool Prime Minister (if that's what Ardern is called). Good news that COVID is under control, there. Obviously, think of you every time I see a story from NZ.

Just 'Google'd to see if you Guys celebrate Labor Day. Guess you celebrate it on the 4th Monday in October, so, I'll just wish you a nice weekend.

Take good care of yourself, and stay safe! Pleasantry

Mollie

"The leaders of this new movement are replacing traditional liberal beliefs about tolerance, free inquiry, and even racial harmony with ideas so toxic and unattractive that they eschew debate, moving straight to shaming, threats, and intimidation."
~~Matt Taibbi, The American Press Is Destroying Itself, June 12, 2020

"I know, I know. All passion; no street smarts."
~~Captain West, 1992 Rob Reiner/Aaron Sorkin Movie, A Few Good Men

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.”
~~Will Rogers, Actor & Social Commentator (1856-1950)

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@Unabashed Liberal

I'm glad that you are routed through NZ, and are connected somehow ; ).

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@Unabashed Liberal

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@Unabashed Liberal Don't know whether it is important to you but for us it would be a really bad day.

If you go to a computer store, most 'techs' may not know much.

The world of recovering accidentally erased or damaged data from a hard disc has gotten better.

Here might be a place to start:
Data recovery

There are also companies which will take your disc and work to get all the formatted information back no matter if it's photos, downloads, created documents etc.

Best wishes, and good seeing you here again. It is so hard to contemplate moving with this COVID. Good luck on your plans.

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@Dawn's Meta

info. Super nice of you to take the trouble to give me a hand--really appreciate it!

To be honest, I'm not much of a whiz (major understatement) when it comes to complicated Administrative computer duties, but, from what I just read, the app makes disc recovery look pretty simple. So, if it happens again, and, if I have anything but the dreaded blue screen, I'll give it a shot. Always eager to learn new skills.

Also, appreciate your kinds words, and well wishes. It's definitely a mess trying to get out of here during a pandemic. BTW, if I'm not mistaken, we would not be able to travel to France, either, right now. (appears that most, if not all of Europe is closed to Americans)

What's really surprised me is that Uruguay changed their travel criteria to block US citizens, since, for the most part, Latin America is a bit more lax than Europe. (They have COVID quite well under control, so, guess I can see 'why' they would restrict travel to their country.)

At one time, we were considering relocating (at least, temporarily) to our old stomping grounds--Cholulu, Puebla, Mexico, where La Universidad de las Americas is located--but, with the danger due to drug cartels(not in the state of Puebla, but, in others) and with COVID more or less more out-of-control there, than here--guess we'll take a pass.

Anyhoo, every day I'm working on gathering info on locales, so that we can move forward if/when this pandemic finally passes. Initially, we will have to come back to US somewhat frequently, so, holding off on trying to make a trans-Atlantic move (temporarily). Having said that, every thing is on the table--long term. So, much appreciate your offer to give us advice and info regarding French citizenship. It's always one of the highest ranking countries in any ranking I've run across (for retirement/expatriation). You Guys are very fortunate and smart to have made the move you did. Sounds as though you're very happy with your decision--just as VTCC73 and his family are in Ecuador.

Take good care, and stay safe. Pleasantry

Mollie

"The leaders of this new movement are replacing traditional liberal beliefs about tolerance, free inquiry, and even racial harmony with ideas so toxic and unattractive that they eschew debate, moving straight to shaming, threats, and intimidation."
~~Matt Taibbi, The American Press Is Destroying Itself, June 12, 2020

"I know, I know. All passion; no street smarts."
~~Captain West, 1992 Rob Reiner/Aaron Sorkin Movie, A Few Good Men

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.”
~~Will Rogers, Actor & Social Commentator (1856-1950)

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Hey QMS! Thanks for hosting. I love yer lighthouse birdfeeder! That is awesome! Too cool!

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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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Hi all!

Hope everyone is doing well!

This lost Least Grebe has been on this little pondlet 2 months now, and I finally got a wee bit better of a pic.
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Hummingbird migration is in full swing. I have besides a few dozen Ruby-throated, a few Black-chinned, four Rufous, and there were two Calliope of which this is a pic of one. They are America's smallest bird at 3.25", and look smaller than that. Bill is short as the head, wings longer than tail, pale peachy color on sides are ID characters. The boldly spotted throat indicate immature male. They have a nice soft squeak call note.
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This is a one-year old (immature or sub-adult) Zone-tailed Hawk.
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This is a Violet Dancer - a damselfly, the little cousins of dragonflies.
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Be well all! Play it safe!

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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

from small squeaks and delicacy to mighty hawk. thank you.

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@dystopian
I love being able to see critters that are local to other areas of the country.

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@dystopian

keep those birds coming! Biggrin

Have a nice and safe holiday weekend.

Mollie

"The leaders of this new movement are replacing traditional liberal beliefs about tolerance, free inquiry, and even racial harmony with ideas so toxic and unattractive that they eschew debate, moving straight to shaming, threats, and intimidation."
~~Matt Taibbi, The American Press Is Destroying Itself, June 12, 2020

"I know, I know. All passion; no street smarts."
~~Captain West, 1992 Rob Reiner/Aaron Sorkin Movie, A Few Good Men

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.”
~~Will Rogers, Actor & Social Commentator (1856-1950)

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@dystopian
least grebe, but memory tells me that the US shouldn't be included.

be well and have a good one.

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I thank you for your post and setting the mood. Wouldn’t it be nice to share your deck with other deck lovers.

It was a bit jarringly cold this morning after a perfectly clear night of weather from the South.

Wishing all a weekend of pleasure in lockdown.

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@janis b

with eerily distant light
thanks for the stark tune / vid
if they aren't growing
form them

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@QMS

Cheers QMS

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@janis b
45c temps forecast for my area of the county the next two days for your jarring cold.

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@Socialprogressive

but only temporarily ; ).

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We have so many Bumble Bees of different varieties. This type has a bronze forehead.
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We are letting our lower yard go to meadow with hopefully properly timed mowing. We have wildflowers which pop up in no time. Many small Butterflies. Looked at antennae all Summer, and they are indeed Butterflies. This is one of the larger ones. If anyone can ID, it would be so helpful. Great Britain shares many of the same flora and fauna.
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Now that I'm getting a hang of the process: one more. We see many Damsel Flies. This one looks like a green Bamboo.
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@Dawn's Meta Rec'd!! Smile

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