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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:53 pm 
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Oh, sure, rabies-spreading trash digger is the cutest. But the hardworking insects who protect gardens from pests and pollinate your cucumbers get kicked out of the nature thread altogether.

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:48 pm 
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In defense of the trash-digger, I believe there has only been one case of trash-panda transmitted rabies to a human in the US. :) And it was darn cute!
That said, I didn't mind the bees in the nature pics thread either. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:42 pm 
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Just to get back on track.


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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:43 pm 
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Wow! That's probably one of the best pictures in this thread!

Where is it?

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:44 pm 
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I don't know. :P

(I found in a website of free stock photos.)

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:46 pm 
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In PTerry's defense, he had some pretty cool cat characters. Maurice is a genius and Greebo is a dashing anti-hero who defeats vampires.

Oh, back on track you said.

That's obviously Rivendell.


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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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Now this is Rivendell.


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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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And an old forest I'm not sure I want to venture into.


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Or... for the claustrophobic....


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NOW we are definitely back on track!

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:13 pm 
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narya wrote:
Now this is Rivendell.
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I disagree - that would be the perfect setting for The Misty Mountains.

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:26 pm 
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But isn't Rivendell part of the Misty Mountains, geotechnically speaking?

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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There were bald eagles resting at the end of our driveway yesterday morning!
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One sees something!
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And launches out of the tree
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And flies off!
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My husband managed to track him about 1/2 a mile before it finally stooped on something. They have amazing vision.

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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Wow! Maria.

That should be "WOW!"

Edit, no that should be WOW!!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:33 pm 
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Those are very impressive pictures!

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Really cool Maria! When we were up north last year an eagle swooped over the top of our car by just a few feet. It's amazing how BIG they are!!

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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One was flying around that same area when we went home for lunch today. I slowed the car to watch it fly by, and then it circled and flew the same direction we were driving, so I sped up to keep up with it. :D

We kept pace with it for several hundred feet, with it paralleling the road about 50 feet away and only 15 feet off the ground or so! :D Then we stopped and admired it from the road when it lighted in a tall tree. I didn't try to get a pic with my cell phone camera, because I already have the evidence above as to just how crappy it is at seeing an eagle in a tree. My husband shot his pics yesterday using a high def video camera that we use for judo tournaments. That's why we were able to get those really good stills- just pulled them off the video. :)

Anyway, I finally drove onto our driveway, and noticed there was someone right behind me. Ackk! :oops: I hope they saw the eagle too... and didn't think we were just nuts stopping in the middle of the road for no reason.


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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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There was this weird ice formation yesterday morning in an upside down trashcan lid at our place.
I have no idea how it formed or even how it COULD form. :scratch: :scratch:

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It's still in the trashcan lid, but now covered with snow. It's so strange. I don't understand how this could happen with gravity being what it is. :scratch:


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