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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 3, 2010
11:04 AM

Post #8192445

Time for a new thread. We came from here...

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1129998/

Sorry, the pic won't turn.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 3, 2010
11:26 AM

Post #8192497

These grackles are noisy as heck but so fun to watch. We saw quite a few in Mesquite, NV.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 3, 2010
11:28 AM

Post #8192505

I love nature.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

November 8, 2010
12:22 AM

Post #8200381

Celia, thanks for the new thread! Funny picture of the gas station!LOL We also have some noisy birds looking like grackels, but with a white tail. Lovely sunset!
My apricot still has leaves and they are turning!

Adina

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 8, 2010
6:28 AM

Post #8200695

Very pretty, Adina! All of my buckthorn is turning yellow.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 10, 2010
8:46 AM

Post #8204654

I don't have many pics but I do have a few.

We got a new furnace/ac and water heater.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 10, 2010
8:47 AM

Post #8204660

Yoshino cherry is turning nicely.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 10, 2010
8:48 AM

Post #8204664

Just for fun. The snow in the pic is gone.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2010
10:29 AM

Post #8216945

Cleo.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2010
10:34 AM

Post #8216949

She has such a big mouth for a tiny girl.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2010
3:27 PM

Post #8217380

Not the pic I wanted to show. Here is the correct one.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 18, 2010
9:20 AM

Post #8218573

And this last night.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 18, 2010
8:36 PM

Post #8219668

Just at sunset this evening.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
2:04 PM

Post #8223706

Sweet photos of Cleo. It is amazing how wide they can stretch open their mouths. Trying to catch up, kwanjin, I saw that you've already had your first snow. Mums have an odor? The flowers themselves, I mean? I can smell the foliage, but no odor from the blossom.
Adina said elsewhere that mums have an odor. I just can't smell it. Liked seeing your leaves turn, Adina. Have you had your first snow yet?
A series of photos from the Eucalyptus trees in Pismo Beach, CA, where the Monarchs overwinter.
Couldn't post 'em earlier.
The B.flies were coming in to roost near sunset. They like to hang out near the tops of the trees.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
2:05 PM

Post #8223707

It's hard to talk them into opening their wings simultaneously. Sigh . . .

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
2:07 PM

Post #8223709

Look closely at this cluster of what appears to be dead leaves in a clump. : - )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
2:08 PM

Post #8223713

All of the clumps of dead leaves are really Monarch B.flies with their wings folded shut.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
2:09 PM

Post #8223715

I pointed the camera straight up to get this photo of some late comers. : - )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
2:11 PM

Post #8223721

This was one of my favorites.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
2:14 PM

Post #8223728

Last Monarch in a puddle of sunshine. : - )
I'll be posting a thread on the B.fly forum with more photos.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
2:16 PM

Post #8223733

Sand dunes, starting to grow plants.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
2:17 PM

Post #8223735

I liked this tree, at the beach.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
2:20 PM

Post #8223739

Another sand dune at Pismo Beach. One of the few places where you can drive your vehicle, walk your dog, or ride a horse on the State Beaches in CA. Further down you don't see much if any growth on the sand dunes.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
2:22 PM

Post #8223741

An opened razor clam on the beach.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
2:24 PM

Post #8223744

Critter tracks. Unsure of what critter made them. (I still think they look like bicycle tread, DH thinks it's a four legged critter.)

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
2:25 PM

Post #8223748

Whole bunches of Pine Cones.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
2:26 PM

Post #8223751

Sun setting. Lemon sky.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
2:28 PM

Post #8223754

Moon rising.
I hope to keep seeing everyone's photos, and apologize for not being around more. It's a busy time of year for us.
Enjoy!
Walk In Beauty!
SingingWolf

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 21, 2010
8:01 PM

Post #8224437

SW and her DH are Bee-zy. GREAT pics all!!!
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
9:23 PM

Post #8224520

Ya just couldn't resist the pun, could ya kwanjin. : - )
Couldn't find any bees at the bee convention but I found this cool spider hanging out on the balcony. The balcony was almost two feet wide, and 4 stories up. Should have taken photo of the sign on the railing that said, "Do not sit or lean on balcony railing." : - O
I'm still trying to figure out why they even put in a balcony so small. Especially since most people couldn't even fit out there, without touching the railing.
BTW, during the rest of our visit, the spider hid in a very small crack between the railing and the wall it was attached to. You can almost see it in the photo under the web. Enjoy! : - )
WIB!
SW

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 22, 2010
5:07 AM

Post #8224733

SW, I can never pass up a good pun. Heh heh heh I think those kinds of balconies are called 'Juliet' balconies? Maybe your spider (who is very pretty, BTW) thought she'd quote someone famous? :-)

"I have drunk,
And seen the spider."
William Shakespeare

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 22, 2010
10:06 AM

Post #8225268

Saw some raindrops contributing to my pond's volume of water!
Am seeing the thread for the first time. Good one!

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 22, 2010
10:27 AM

Post #8225312

Oh, I love it! Thanks for sharing, Dinu! We would love to see more.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 22, 2010
11:17 AM

Post #8225383

A blob formed by a raindrop.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 22, 2010
9:15 PM

Post #8226357

kwan, neither can I! : - 0
Loved seeing your photos Dinu. You always have a different perspective. Welcome! : - )
WIB~
SW

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

November 23, 2010
8:32 AM

Post #8226981

Jules, what gorgeous pictures! Love that sunrise!
Dinu, wow, those pictures are amazing!
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 23, 2010
9:28 AM

Post #8227074

Thanks Adina.
: - )
WIB~
SW

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 23, 2010
1:37 PM

Post #8227396

Kitty pic tiiiiiiime!!!

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 23, 2010
1:38 PM

Post #8227397

...

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 23, 2010
1:39 PM

Post #8227399

Across the street...(not a cat)

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 23, 2010
4:02 PM

Post #8227559

Rare breed around here, kwan. But I sure did enjoy seeing that last photo. : - )
WIB,
SW

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 23, 2010
8:38 PM

Post #8228044

Thanks!

More snow...

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 24, 2010
4:51 AM

Post #8228263

Is it okay if I lie a bit?

Actually I saw this 3-4 day ago before I noticed this thread!

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

November 24, 2010
6:24 AM

Post #8228399

Wow, Celia, that's a lot of snow!!! But so beautiful!
Your kitties must be snuggling on the couch, looking for a warm place!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 24, 2010
3:05 PM

Post #8229128

Dinu, that's beautiful no matter WHEN you took it. Thank you.

Adina, that was not quite the last of it. We had a bit more then it stopped for good. We have blue skies now.

This morning...

The rose I need to cut back.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 24, 2010
3:07 PM

Post #8229131

Hmmm...how long with this hang on?

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 24, 2010
3:35 PM

Post #8229174

A lovely morning.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 24, 2010
3:36 PM

Post #8229178

And the opposite way.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 24, 2010
6:54 PM

Post #8229448

kwan, I just have to laugh. I'd rather see it than be in it, and you took some great photos of Snow!
Hope your kitties are all snug and warm. Found my renters cat, I guess it's living with us now, since she said it wasn't her cat because it was too fat, and didn't meow the same? Sure wants into the house, and it's definitely not our tom cat. Was really cold here last night, sigh. But it didn't rain 'cause it would have turned into snow.
Dinu, is that a reflection of an upside down you, in the biggest water droplet? Sweet! : - )
Didn't take my camera with me today, but I saw a beautiful Blue Jay. : - )
Took this photo of a fallen log last week. I just liked the textures.
WIB~
SW

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 24, 2010
10:07 PM

Post #8229630

SingingWolf, that's my DD.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

November 24, 2010
11:29 PM

Post #8229661

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!
Great pics everyone!

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 25, 2010
6:35 AM

Post #8229834

Millepede.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 25, 2010
8:47 AM

Post #8230066

Dinu, she doesn't look at all like her photos in that reflection. LOL!
And she's such a pretty girl too. : - )
kwan is it still all white out side? Temps here are a clear, cold 34 degrees. ACCK! too early in the season for it to be this cold!
This is a nice reflecting stream taken at the B.fly grove.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
WIB~
SW

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 26, 2010
8:48 PM

Post #8232182

Still snow out there. It got down to 11 last night. With the new insulation in the attic, all the snow stays on the house instead of melting away.



This message was edited Nov 29, 2010 11:12 AM

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 27, 2010
9:42 PM

Post #8233875

Dh and I saw this and had to have it.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 29, 2010
10:14 AM

Post #8236007

So...today, lots more snow.

Through the bedroom window.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 29, 2010
10:15 AM

Post #8236010

The wind blew quite a bit and created a cool drift pattern on the roof.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 29, 2010
10:17 AM

Post #8236011

You can see how much we've gotten. The walkway is still under 2" of the white stuff.

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


November 29, 2010
11:36 AM

Post #8236142

We went to the coast a couple of days ago, near a famous area called Big Sur. There is a beach nearby with a tunnel shaped like a doorway where the ways crash through. Once a year for about 3 weeks, in the month of November, the angle of the setting sun illuminates the water slash in a way that it looks like fireworks.

Here are maybe half of the photographers waiting for the right time.

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Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


November 29, 2010
11:37 AM

Post #8236145

Here a father and son sitting nearby also wait

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


November 29, 2010
11:38 AM

Post #8236147

As the sun lowers, it send a shaft of light through the opening

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


November 29, 2010
11:39 AM

Post #8236150

And then the light show begins

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


November 29, 2010
11:39 AM

Post #8236152

**

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


November 29, 2010
11:40 AM

Post #8236154

^^

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


November 29, 2010
11:40 AM

Post #8236156

--

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


November 29, 2010
11:41 AM

Post #8236159

And as the sun finally sets, the color gets deeper.

The end :-)

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2vernes
Blytheville, AR
(Zone 7a)

November 29, 2010
5:43 PM

Post #8236664

Wow, that would be a wonderful sight to see in person. The photos were pretty.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 29, 2010
10:10 PM

Post #8236983

That is so great! I especially like the last one that shows the light of the splashes.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 1, 2010
5:57 PM

Post #8240047

Great photos kwanjin, but I still don't want your snow. Brrrr! : - )
Calif_Sue, how sweet to see, music to my eyes. Sorry about the mixed metaphor. I've been looking for that beach for the longest time. I have heard so much about it, but never about the light show through the door in the rocks. That was really special, and I'm glad you braved the cold and the wind to get those photos to share with us! : - )
I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to take photos for days. I do enjoy seeing all of yours though!
WIB!
SW
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

December 20, 2010
3:01 PM

Post #8269557

Wow..I haven't been on here in ages and look at the beautiful pics!! The raindrops are amazing, Dinu.. and Sue, I love the pics of Big Sur.

Let's see.. what have I taken lately?? Crows.. the lake is freezing over and they were just enjoying their own company, I guess :)

Hope everyone is doing well and ready to enjoy the holidays!

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ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

December 20, 2010
3:04 PM

Post #8269561

Ok, so not sure if I've shown you the lake that I now live by.. CRS, you know :) So here's what it looked like when I moved here a couple of months ago..

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ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

December 20, 2010
3:06 PM

Post #8269565

And here it is at night.. it's covered in snow and you can see the lights of the street behind it.. this was taken with no flash

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

December 20, 2010
9:43 PM

Post #8270066

These are great pics. You certainly have a great view!

We've been having a new visitor to the feeders.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

December 20, 2010
9:44 PM

Post #8270067

These are what we usually see.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

December 21, 2010
1:33 AM

Post #8270151

Pretty pictures everyone! It's been snowing and freezing here, so this is what I'm seeing.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

December 21, 2010
7:13 AM

Post #8270501

This is what we're seeing today.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

December 31, 2010
2:27 AM

Post #8284528

Celia, lots of snow here too!
Happy New Year guys!

Adina

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

December 31, 2010
12:26 PM

Post #8285222

Yippee! Baby pics! LOL
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 4, 2011
5:09 PM

Post #8292630

Hey, kwanjin..I saw that you came in as a runner up in the photo contest..congrats! :)

I was out this past Sunday, looking over some of the county parks in this area..trying to find some good photo locations for this summer, since I'm new to this area. :) I came across Walnut Woods and saw this sign.. Hmmm..I need to check it out!

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ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 4, 2011
5:14 PM

Post #8292636

So I wandered down this path that ended at an open spot among the trees and brush..and there were around 10-12 different bird feeders, plus a little building that the path lead up to. I went inside the building and there were rows of benches to sit on inside that were in front of a drop down window. So I sat down and dropped the window to see who was out there. I saw downy woodpeckers, blue jays, chickadees, nuthatches (gotta look them up, as I've not seen them before) and so on. And I started to take a few pictures, of course!

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ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 4, 2011
5:17 PM

Post #8292638

And as I'm taking the pics.. I realize taht I'm not the only one watching the bird feeders :) What a surprise! I'm not sure that the hawk was very impressed with the squirrel sitting so close to him, though lol.. They were both just a few feet off the ground on the opposite side of the feeding area from me.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 4, 2011
7:17 PM

Post #8292846

Thank you, Chris. I was quite surprised.

What a cool pic of the hawk and squirrel!

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 21, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8323332

Beautiful! I was going to share a photo I got of the roadrunner sitting atop Sentinel Rock yesterday, but it's on the other computer. Drat. : - (
DH spotted the RR, and pointed out the distinctive sound they make when calling for a mate. I hope he finds one. He did last year. They nested inside one of my neighbors cactus plants. : - )
CC, I am sure glad your feet led you down that path and you gave such a nice description of the bird blind. I'm trying to figure out how to make one here now.
Hmmm...
The Boy Scouts said they'd come help me pick up the trash that has blown or floated in on the farm for their Earth Day project. We discussed having the kids come out for the All American Bird Count. Should be easy to see who needs an Eagle Scout project. : - )
Building a bird blind might count. : - )
This has been what it mostly has looked like all month. The last week or so it's warmed up a bit, and it's not gray, and raining. I'm actually going to have to water some plants outside! So early in the year too!
Missed you all!
WIB~
SW

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 21, 2011
8:55 PM

Post #8323519

I saw a pretty cool cloud formation this morning.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 22, 2011
10:56 AM

Post #8324266

Hey, guys! miseed you too!
Celia, love the formation!
Jules, it's good to see some green with all the snow here!
It's snowing now and I saw these little birds today in my garden.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 25, 2011
12:55 PM

Post #8329823

I got to swap over to the other computer, so I can show you my photos. : - )
Still using the old one. Green is good, but it's still cool outside. I'll send some later today, okay?
In the meantime, remember I love looking at your snow, but physically can't be in it. : - (
I used to make some beautiful snow sculptures. Sigh.
More soon.
WIB,
SW
johnjra38
Cedar Hill, MO

January 25, 2011
6:41 PM

Post #8330412

THIS WAS TAKEN SOMETIME AGO.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 27, 2011
12:05 AM

Post #8332715

Nice photo, johnjra, is this in your backyard?
Walk In Beauty~
SW

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 27, 2011
8:50 AM

Post #8333211

What a lovely setting! Same question here...

Love the little birdies, Adina.

I saw this a few days ago. This is what is left of some homes that were taken by flood waters in Beaver Dam, AZ.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 28, 2011
8:46 AM

Post #8335010

Lovely roses, John! Is that your garden?
Celia, so sorry for the people who have lost their homes...such a sad view!
SW, glad to hear you like to see our snow because this is what I'm seeing these days!

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

January 28, 2011
5:21 PM

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Gulf Frittilary on a Petunia.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 28, 2011
6:08 PM

Post #8335958

Oh! Lucky you!!!
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

January 29, 2011
3:36 AM

Post #8336361

Staring to see a few Butterflies, as the flowers are starting to recover from the freezes. In a few weeks there should be a lot more color in the yard.
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2011
11:51 AM

Post #8345293

Lots of photos, I can only post a few now.
I really like this one of the hummer in the lower right quadrant of the photo. The hummer lives in the canopy of Grandmother Oak to the left in this photo!
More to follow!
WIB,
SW

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2011
11:52 AM

Post #8345295

The Hummers love the Monkey Pod Flowers which are blooming!
Still a couple more to share.
WIB,
SW

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2011
11:55 AM

Post #8345298

Last one for now, I caught this photo of an egret in flight. : - )
More later if I can find the energy and time. I've missed posting here, but now have my MacBook up and running, but I still have to master some of the programs. Wish me luck, I need it! LOL! : - )
Walk In Beauty!
SingingWolf

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 2, 2011
2:06 PM

Post #8345529

Thanks for sharing those, SW. Makes me feel like there is hope for Spring! LOL
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2011
3:26 PM

Post #8345612

Making the transition from my HP laptop to the MacBook the family gave me for Christmas. So until my ES showed me how to transfer the photos I haven't been able to share much. While I like looking at that white stuff, I am so relieved I don't have to look at it for months at a time.
Here's some pretty pink maids. One of the first spring Wildflowers. : - )
That ought to cheer you up some more. : - )
WIB,
SW

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2011
3:28 PM

Post #8345615

A close up, not as good as I'd like still too much light? But the color is right. : - )
WIB,
SW

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2011
3:32 PM

Post #8345620

DH and the kids hate having to clean out the pond, but it's done, and the bird net is stretched over the goldfish/turtle pond, and all the weeds are either dormant or gone. Now when it rains and the amphibians go to lay their eggs, I won't have to worry about killing them. It hasn't been warm enough for egg laying, but it won't be long now til they do. : - )
A couple of more to share. : - )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2011
3:36 PM

Post #8345626

The pussywillows are blooming and my nose I am a blowing. : 0 )
Was not able to get a clearer photo of this Blue Jay, but was happy to see it anyway. : - )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2011
3:38 PM

Post #8345630

Believe this is the same hummer from last year, on the same tree, on sentry duty. : - )
I love them hummers! : - )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2011
3:40 PM

Post #8345635

This is a bi-color red (and yellow) black bird. They've been hanging out for the last couple of years, and I really like them. : - )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2011
3:42 PM

Post #8345639

The reason for the bird net over the gf/turtle pond.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2011
3:43 PM

Post #8345640

Using the telephoto.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2011
3:49 PM

Post #8345646

He wasn't too scared, just flew a few feet further down the creek.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2011
3:50 PM

Post #8345648

Then my dog, Spirit goes running up and startles the egret into flight.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2011
3:56 PM

Post #8345656

He finally decided to fly over by this pile of old tires. Keep trying to talk DH into making swings out of them old tires. : 0 )
That's it for me for now.
Hang in there everyone, because Spring always follows Winter. BTW Happy GroundHog's Day. Does anyone know if the poor critter was dragged out of his nice warm bed, and whether he saw his shadow, and if he did, does it mean a longer winter? I honestly forgot. Been driving me nuts. LOL!
I guess I could turn on the news, but it's been so depressing . . . .
Tomorrow is the Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit, I believe. : - )
WIB,
SW

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 6, 2011
3:18 AM

Post #8356653

Jules, what great photos! Thanks for the treat of seeing green and blue, after so much white and grey we have here! The egret is awesome..where is Spirit? Are you satisfied with the new Macbook?
I saw these sparrows on my fence today .

Adina

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 6, 2011
6:25 AM

Post #8356839

Great photo Adina. Each bird is spaced on every other post as to not crowd each other.LOL!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 6, 2011
11:42 AM

Post #8357398

I love it!!! LOL
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 6, 2011
3:39 PM

Post #8357753

Sweet bird photo, Adina. Love the spacing, how did you convince them to do that? LOL!
Are you missing my baby boy? I had to whack out clumps of his hair today, but he was so good about it. The birds will be happy to have it for their nest building. : - )
He's happy it's gone.
I took this photo of my baby boy, Spirit last week. Hope you enjoy it!
It was really cold (for me) and windy that day, and he was just running all over the place.
John used the ugliest photo of Spirit he could find for my background on the new Mac Book. I'm going to make him put my Dad's Double Rainbow back! I love Spirit but not that photo!
Will be posting more, when I can. : - P
Like the gopher snake I saw earlier in the gh. LOL! Good snake! : - )
WIB~
SW

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 20, 2011
6:34 AM

Post #8382093

Finally made it here!
Jules, great photo of Spirit, I sure did miss him! Thanks!
I'm glad you liked my sparrows, they are so funny sometimes!LOL They have a nest (or 2, I don't know for sure) under our roof and the are alwas waiting patiently for me to bring them their sunflower seeds.
Today I have 2 new doggies to show you. They are our neighbors' dogs, a black girl and golden boy!LOL

Adina

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

February 20, 2011
8:34 AM

Post #8382319

Look at those cute fur-faces!!!
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
6:24 PM

Post #8401241

Not much going on except soft hearted Adina, found a couple more fur kids to play with.
I have no idea where to post some of the photos I took on our trip, but thought that kwanjin would enjoy seeing these.
I'll post a few, until I get tired. This is a little garden area, in back of our hosts town house.
They live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They are very proud of their city, and believe me it is comparable with New York or any other major Cosmopolitan area in the world.
While taking photos of the city or of people isn't really what excites me, I did take some.
More to follow.
Glad to be home I missed you all!
For the sake of discussion, we'll call this one #1.
WIB~
SW

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
6:26 PM

Post #8401253

I'm seeing some dead growth and I really want to remove it, but I didn't. You can see through the little slot into the main court yard where they have a pool. No one ever uses it though.
#2

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
6:28 PM

Post #8401261

I really liked this bench. I'd even sit on it, but it's sort of mossy from all the rains they get there. Still I'd put a newspaper down on the bench and then my cushion. It was a great place to go for a little privacy and to welcome the new day. : - )
#3

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
6:32 PM

Post #8401278

I think these are some kind of a palm. Never seen leaves quite like that, though.
This is located across the drive from the deck with the bench on it. : - )
A great place to watch the birds, the squirrels playing and once I saw the white cat that was sitting on that bench when we first arrived.
I guess they didn't know the cat was hanging around, they don't have any pets, just lots of ant people. I finally made a deal with the ant people. I wouldn't kill them as long as they quit crawling on me in bed. At least they didn't bite me. : - )
#4

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
6:33 PM

Post #8401284

More plants from across the driveway.
#5

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
6:34 PM

Post #8401289

It got really windy, but I kind of like these red plants. They remind me of the croton plant.
#6

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
6:38 PM

Post #8401297

Bending around the edge of the deck, so you all can see part of the driveway, and part of the Embassy (I forgot which one) they are rebuilding across the street. The city of KL is doing some major re-construction work. There is a lot of controversy right now about the city wanting to tear down Chinatown, which is all of 12 acres, but the low buildings are subject to flooding and Chinatown is completely surrounded by sky scrapers. A city of contrasts, but they love their trees and don't cut them down.
: - )
#7

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8401315

Playing with the telephoto on the new Canon point & click. : - )
Fern opening up, and it was across that driveway!
#8

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
6:45 PM

Post #8401319

Are those flowers?
#9

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
6:47 PM

Post #8401321

They look kind of strange, but more like flowers than fruit!
#10

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
6:49 PM

Post #8401332

This is a photo showing part of the main floor, which I guess is the ground floor. They number the floors in KL like they do in Europe. The floor above the ground floor is called the first floor. They live on three levels, with the last floor being partially underground. I don't know what they called that.
#11

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
6:52 PM

Post #8401341

Kind of hard to see, in this photo, but this is their formal living room. And that is the front door, also on the ground level.
#12

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
6:55 PM

Post #8401349

This is the kitchen. The pantry is a whole nother room. More than once I went into the kitchen to find a puddle of water under the window on the counter top, from their daily rain. Usually they have a maid and she closes the window. She was on vacation during the first part of our stay.
#13

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
6:56 PM

Post #8401351

I took this photo, just because I love those cabinets in their kitchen! : - )
#14

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
6:58 PM

Post #8401361

From here you can see the rest of the kitchen, and the doorway into the pantry. Food goes into the fridge, if it's out longer than it takes to chow down, the ants come to join your meal. : - )
#15

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
7:00 PM

Post #8401368

I fell in love with this sliding screen door. It just leads onto a small balcony from the area between the kitchen and dining area, but the door is gorgeous. : - )
#16

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
7:07 PM

Post #8401388

This photo shows the ground floor with the steps leading up to the first floor where there is a sitting room and bedrooms. It also shows the steps going down to the man cave, what I referred to earlier as the partially subterranean room. I've decided it's a man cave. You'll see why.
These chairs are where I dumped my pillows (the one I sit on and the one for my neck), and where I charged my batteries for the camera. Behind that pillar is a half bath or as my friend Madeleine calls it, the loo. : - )
She was educated in London.
There is also a whole room lined with shelves where the whole family removes and stores their street shoes. I like the idea and wish I could figure out how to make room for one in my house! : - )
Usually I left my street shoes near the front door or carried them to our room on the first floor.
#17

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
7:09 PM

Post #8401394

A view of the pool out in the central courtyard, as seen through the window on the ground floor.
#18

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
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March 1, 2011
7:10 PM

Post #8401397

Same thing, different angle of view. : - )
DH's BFF, said it's about 3-4 feet deep in the pool.
#19

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
7:14 PM

Post #8401404

Looking back in towards the living room and the dining area from a small alcove next to the window I was just at. They have a small table and four chairs in that alcove which makes it perfect for small business meetings, or reading, or playing cards.
You may see a lot of red ribbons tied around the plants. They do that to celebrate the Chinese New Year. : - )
#20

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
7:17 PM

Post #8401413

Not the best photo I've ever taken of a Hibiscus. But I was still getting used to my new point & click. : - 0
Actually I think the Hibiscus is the Nat'l flower. It's on their coins and grows just about every where. : - )
#21

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2011
7:19 PM

Post #8401418

Macro of the hibbie.
Also the last one of the photos I'll be able to post today. I'm kind of tired. : - |
#22
More tomorrow hopefully, if not then, soon! : - )
Walk In Beauty,
SingingWolf

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 1, 2011
8:52 PM

Post #8401572

Simply wonderful, SW!!! And that red tree is a Ti plant. It's a Cordyline

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

March 2, 2011
1:44 PM

Post #8402719

Jules, what great pics and explanations! The house is awesome! And the plants are amazing! Thanks for the tour!
I have to show you my ivy geraniums groing on my bedroom window.

Adina

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2011
12:27 AM

Post #8403782

Thanks you all, I have more to post but am still out of energy.
The folks living in Kuala Lumpur do take pride in their city, and it has surprising beauty in unexpected places. Also way too many people. LOL!
The country girl in me wouldn't be able to handle city life full time. : - )
Maybe more tomorrow if I can, after the Dr. appt.
Missed you both kwanjin and Adina. : - )
Thanks for the name of that red plant. Is that the same kind that grows in HI?
Sure is pretty and makes a great contrast plant. You all know I just like colors!
LOL!
More soon.
WIB~
SW

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 3, 2011
9:57 AM

Post #8404499

SW, we missed you, tooooooooo!!!!

Yes, the very same plant.
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 6, 2011
1:45 PM

Post #8410531

Way Cool! kwanjin! Maybe I can get some for the gh. : - )
Hope to have more photos to post of various things that don't quit fit anywhere else from our trip. Been kind of sick, for the last few days. : - |
Am finally starting to feel better. : - )
WIB~
SW

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

March 7, 2011
10:35 PM

Post #8413683

SingingWolf,
Nice shots from Kuala Lumpur. I wish you had planned a trip "via" Mysore! KL is so close! Hope you taken tons of shots and uploaded in a web album!!

Here is a pic "What I saw today"... but through my daughter's eye. She had taken the camera to the lake for a walk with her friend. This bird is a 'snake darter' drying its wings.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2011
7:52 AM

Post #8414212

What a great shot!

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

March 8, 2011
8:48 AM

Post #8414348

Jules, yes, we've missed you too!
Dinu, great shot!
Happy Women's Day, ladies!

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 8, 2011
8:35 PM

Post #8415697

Well I missed you all too!
Dinu, your daughter did good! Is she taking after her Daddy? : - )
I'd of come there too, but the budget didn't allow. DH says we need to take a world cruise. Then we could visit all the countries we want, without having to sit upright for 12 or 13 hours on a plane. We planned on the shortest flight and it seemed we had two choices since no one flies direct from here to Malaysia. We could have gone through Japan, or Hong Kong. HK took the least time, and cost less. There ya go!
I'll be posting more photos here soon. : - )
Got a bunch that I should probably post elsewhere, but don't want to. LOL!
WIB~
SW
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2011
4:25 PM

Post #8429021

hi everyone! Love the "tour" SW :) And Dinu, I think your daughter has a very good eye!

I'm going to show you a few pics that I took of my computer screen LOL!!

This is in Decorah Iowa.. it's a live webcam :) Anyone know what type of eggs these are??

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ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2011
4:27 PM

Post #8429030

No? Ok, here's a hint :)

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ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2011
4:31 PM

Post #8429038

The group running the webcam think they'll hatch around 4/1.. I can't wait :)

Here's the link in case you'd like to follow this too! When I'm not goofing off on the computer, I put the webcam up to full screen and then let it run. That's how I got the pic of Mom off of the eggs.. she was not happy with something that was out of camera range- let out a loud scream and flew off, but came back within just a minute or two. I also got to see Dad coming in to drop off some food for her :)

http://www.raptorresource.org/falcon_cams/

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 15, 2011
6:02 PM

Post #8429197

I was going to go out on a limb and guess"bird." LOL Thanks for sharing that. I will be following their progress!
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2011
8:16 PM

Post #8529458

Great photo/link of the eagle's nest Clan Campbell.
I am back and still wrestling with a new 'puter (mac) and point & click camera. Not to mention the iphoto software hates me and keeps hiding my photos. But I'm getting there.
I took this photo about a week ago. I love looking through my time portal. : - )
Since then the iris beds have been heavily mulched to prevent (hopefully) weeding.
I hope you like the photo, I've missed you all.
WIB,
SW

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2011
11:20 PM

Post #8529587

Very cool, SW. I forgot about this thread. Welcome back!

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2011
11:23 PM

Post #8529588

Reworking this old bed.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2011
11:26 PM

Post #8529590

Seedlings coming along for the new beds.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2011
11:27 PM

Post #8529591

One of 3 new beds.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2011
11:29 PM

Post #8529592

More seedlings.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 3, 2011
10:35 AM

Post #8537013

Sweet kwan!
I didn't forget this thread, but ran out of time and energy, then couldn't figure out, the photo program on the imac. Still haven't but I try.
Here's a cool photo. Anyone know what it is?
; - )
WIB~
SW

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2vernes
Blytheville, AR
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2011
3:24 PM

Post #8537559

Porcupine egg, see it has 4 babies in it. :)
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 3, 2011
4:36 PM

Post #8537720

Great answer, just not the right one. I kind of like yours better. LOL! : - )
Does this photo help? SLOL!
WIB~
SW

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2011
8:11 PM

Post #8538296

Looks familar but I can't place it.
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2011
11:10 AM

Post #8539394

It's in the cucumber family sort of, you may use one when you bathe to remove rough skin?
It's a loofa, only I've never seen one with seeds before like that! Cool innit?
Have to go for now. DR. Appt.
Check back later to see how your gardens are growing. : - )
WIB,
SW

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 5, 2011
4:26 AM

Post #8540853

Early morning sunlight bursting through the gap between the door shutters.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2011
9:05 AM

Post #8541415

Ooooo...how pretty. I like that.
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 5, 2011
9:54 AM

Post #8541498

Dinu, I love the photo. : - )
I most certainly love the light. You have a way of astounding me by the seeing the beauty in what most people would consider to be everyday/mundane things. : - )
Well done my friend.
I'm going to have to go out and take some photos to share.
I got this one last week of pollen sacks on one of the Pines out in the Santa Ana Mountains.
I am thinking it's a Knob Cone pine. DH and I are going around about it. LOL! : - )
Enjoy the day!
WIB,
SW

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 5, 2011
10:11 AM

Post #8541528

Thanks SW. This is a shot taken last month. Teak Rafter piece cut and kept by our carpenter. The strongest and the centre portion of the trunk as seen by the 'circles'.

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ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2011
5:06 PM

Post #8542381

My camera has been in the shop almost 3 weeks :( Just got a call today that it's going to cost $200 to fix it.. sigh.. oh well, I can't stand being without it LOL..

So I'm taking pics with my phone camera.. how sad is that??!

Here's one while I was walking around the lake where I live..

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2011
10:11 PM

Post #8543037

I use my camera on my phone all the time. The pics are good enough. We can at least tell what stuff is. LOL

Cute little gooses.

Out neighbors got a new kitty. Say hello to Sy.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 5, 2011
10:50 PM

Post #8543067

Our new water sump, just finished and has its first fill.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2011
8:14 AM

Post #8543632

And we even get to see you! LOL

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 6, 2011
8:41 AM

Post #8543689

Not me, my reflection! LOL!

A shot taken last month.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 12, 2011
9:20 AM

Post #8557699

Hi Dinu, CC, and kwanjin,
I have an admission to make. I haven't been feeling well for some time, but I found out why last week after seeing the Dr. My Fibromyalgia is flaring and it's the worst she has ever seen. It isn't much fun for me, either. Anyway, that's why I've been MIA so often lately.
Here is one of the poppies I planted last year up on the hill. At the rate they are spreading, I think I need to add more seed. : - |
It's still pretty, and given enough time, I know them poppies will cover the whole hill side.
Enjoy. Just like I enjoy seeing your photos. : - )
I have to go out and actually try to get some weeding done. : - )
I have missed you all, and hope to be able to share more photos soon.
WIB,
SW

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2011
1:16 PM

Post #8558259

SW, no apologies necessary. Keep yourself well and post when you can. In the meantime...

Lilacs are opening.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2011
1:18 PM

Post #8558265

Bleeding Heart.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2011
1:20 PM

Post #8558268

Tulips blooming in the shade.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2011
1:21 PM

Post #8558275

Memorial garden.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2011
1:22 PM

Post #8558282

I need mulch and more plants!

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 16, 2011
6:12 PM

Post #8567952

Looking good kwanjin. I like the way your Memorial Garden is starting to take form for this year. : - )
I am so jealous that I can't grow tulips here, or Bleeding Hearts. I tried and they died. : - (
Those tulips are so gorgeous. : - )
My lilacs are trying to bloom, but are so confused about the weather they don't know if they are supposed to yet. : - )
The boys found a gopher snake, and instead of putting down that gopher hole in the gh, they put it in the terrarium for a couple of days. IT sure was hissed off today when we finally were able to recapture it and point it toward that gopher hole in the gh. Snakes can too swim and they can swim fast. I do wish I'd had the camera with me. It sure was funny with the boys and me chasing that snake all over, because of course it didn't want to co-operate, it just wanted to be free. Using my long handled picker upper, and my cane, we were able to herd it right into the gopher hole.
Hope the word photo will do. I'll try to get my camera down loaded tonight so you can see what we did over the weekend. You'll really like it kwan. : - )
Think Vrooom, Vrroooom! : - )
WIB~
SW

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 16, 2011
7:55 PM

Post #8568207

Oooooooo! I can't wait!

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 17, 2011
7:22 AM

Post #8568974

kwanjin, those red tulips are absolutely lovely.

SW, hope you are feeling better now. Despite your discomfort, you have shared pictures.. so kind of you. May you get better and better towards normalcy, sooner than your doctor expects!

Pictured here: Two layers of thin fabric against light can create nice patterns and it is lovely to watch them!

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2011
10:46 AM

Post #8569360

Dinu, don't you love to watch the interplay of light and shadow? So interesting.

Here is my Bleeding Heart on Saturday.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2011
10:47 AM

Post #8569361

And the same plant on Monday. We had high winds over the weekend. So sad.

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ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2011
4:07 PM

Post #8569960

I love all the flower pics that you've been putting on here.. can't wait for more things to be blooming around here :)

Dinu, that is so cool! I've never tried (or even thought of it!) using fabric..that will be something to do on a rainy day around here :)

I've finally gotten my camera back.. YAY! And was looking outside hoping to find SOMETHING to photograph.. found this neat thundercloud starting to form.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2011
8:17 PM

Post #8570690

The scene below the clouds would have been picture worthy.
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 18, 2011
4:08 PM

Post #8572342

Dinu, Thanks for your kind words. : - )
Sweetie, I am stuck with Fibromyalgia until I die. However, there is the possibility it could go into remission. : - )
I'd be sharing photos, but my Mom took another fall, and I now have bruises on top of bruises, then I took a fall this morning, but Mom still has me beat with more falls this week.
I have to make it a game or I'd cry about it. Don't want to cry, so I have asked my niece to come home to help out. It'd be a good time for her to make the move when her kids get out of school. There is going to have to be some changes and sacrifices by members of my family but I just don't know what else to do . . .
So I decided to write you all and apologize. Photos will be forthcoming soon.
We've been having rain the last few days, which is keeping me inside the house except for those Dr. visits. Today I get my tune up by the Chiropractor. : - )
Tomorrow it should be warmer and I'll be able to get more accomplished since I'll have help out in the garden. : - )
Gosh, I sure loved your photo of the cloth, Dinu. I find it endlessly fascinating, the play of light and shadow. I'm easy to entertain, just give me a kaleidescope and I'll be happy for hours. LOL!
kwanjin, I am so happy you were able to get that beautiful photo of your Bleeding Hearts. Mine didn't even come up this year. Sigh. At least I can drool over seeing your photo! The wind has been wrecking havoc around here too. Wind advisories up to 50 mph. With the temps, and the wind, it's brrrrrr cold outside.
CC, I was just thinking about clouds last night and it is a nice photo. I was curious like kwan, about the scenery beneath the clouds too. I'm horrible.
While I still haven't downloaded the photos I took over the weekend, here is one of my pal Skippy the turtle. He's sticking his head through the bird netting to have a look. I must have taken this photo in February after we cleaned out the turtle/gf pond. He's camera shy, so I hardly ever get a good photo of him.
Hope to get those photos downloaded tonight, barring any more falls by anyone, or snakebites either. I'll have to save that story for another time. LOL! : - )
Miss you all,
WIB~
SW

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ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2011
5:21 PM

Post #8572523

Thank you :) The scenery below the clouds is the lake that I live by..I see it from my balcony window (that's where the pic above was taken) Believe it or not, I live in the middle of Des Moines on a cul de sac- once in a while I'll hear sirens, but when I'm in my apt, I wouldn't know that I'm in the city.. Best of both worlds..almost anyway :)

SW-I'm sorry to hear about all your troubles right now..hope life decides to start being nice again soon!

Here's a picture of the lake taken when I first moved here last Oct.

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ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2011
5:22 PM

Post #8572528

That obviously was ground level.. here's one from last Oct from my balcony :)

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ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2011
5:24 PM

Post #8572533

It's a 1/2 mile around the lake.. I walk it alot, just to get out..but also to see the babies. I was out about an hour ago and look what I spotted.. there is around 14 if I counted them right lol.. Mallards :)

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2011
10:58 PM

Post #8576933

CC, just lovely! A wonderful reflection in the lake. Must be that time of year. DH saw quail babies, and roadrunner with babies, and this is what I saw today.
For full story (I'm really tired) please go here:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1181763/
A couple I promised kwanjin, are coming up.
WIB,
SW

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2011
11:04 PM

Post #8576939

Vrrooom.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2011
11:06 PM

Post #8576941

Vrooom~

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2011
11:08 PM

Post #8576943

Vrrooom!

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2011
11:15 PM

Post #8576947

Making his first entry at a car is my DH, who is sitting down by his 1965 GT Coupe Mustang. I don't know who those people cluttering up my photo are.
The Mustang Man was impressed because it is a real GT Mustang, and most that you see aren't.
He did enjoy the car show and we'll probably go to others. : - )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2011
11:19 PM

Post #8576952

Last one for now kwanjin.
This was a reaaalllly LOUD car. : - )
I took lots more car photos, so remind me to post 'em if you want to see 'em.
Night all.
WIB~
SW

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2011
12:48 PM

Post #8577808

Woohoo!!!!! Thanks, SW!!! That guy needs to get his you-know-what out of the way so we can see all of your DH's car.

Love, love, love those Corvettes. For those who don't know, this is my DH's.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

May 21, 2011
1:35 PM

Post #8577858

Wow, so many beautiful cars, Jules! Great picture of the owl! Are you feeling better? I hope your niece comes soon to help you and your Mom. Take care!
CC, wonderful views of the lake!
Celia , your poor bleeding heart!
Dinu, amazing picture!
I have one of the irises bloming today.

Adina

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 22, 2011
9:22 AM

Post #8579402

It's mango season again... slurp. If the covering is clean and nice, I eat it whole by biting the fruit direct - of course holding a plate below it to collect dripping juice! Even the kernel/seed is not left unsucked.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 22, 2011
1:39 PM

Post #8579889

Sweet mangoes, Dinu! As you can see I finally got my photos on the computer, but YS is going to make it so I can find them after I first down load them. : - )
Nice iris Adina, I love the color, most of mine are already done blooming.
How about a photo of Guava flowers. We hand pollinated some and hope to see some fruit. : - )
WIB~
SW

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2011
9:45 PM

Post #8580886

Mmm...mangooooooooes...mmm...

More cars pics, SW?

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 23, 2011
10:00 AM

Post #8581944

SW, Nice guava flower. Does the fleshy centre of the fruit be pinkish? I ask that because the stamens are red.

A street-side picture from my recent archive. Camels are found in the northern state of Rajasthan where most of the area is desert. But a few nomads travel south with their camels to earn their livelihood. They give a ride to children for a small price.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2011
11:38 AM

Post #8582150

You bet kwan! Just waiting for you to start a new thread as this one is getting kind of long for some folks. : - )
Dinu, since the guava has never fruited I don't know yet what color it will be on the inside. I did enjoy seeing a slice of India. : - )
That camel is kind of cute, but I hear they are also kind of particular about their handlers. : - )
Really sweet to see the kid enjoying his time and the view from up on that camel. LOL
I'll check back later. Miss you I do. : - )
WIB~
SW

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 24, 2011
12:04 AM

Post #8583579

SW, I'll start the new series this time. So, let's all go there... This is post #199.

We had seen camels only in zoo when we were young.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 24, 2011
12:11 AM

Post #8583584

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1183993/
So, let's all move over to Part 10 there.

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