Early Post ~ Phillies and Eagles Games Tonight, so, Getting Out Ahead for Creative Arts Three Day Weekend

  
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Early Post ~ Phillies and Eagles Games Tonight, so, Getting Out Ahead for Creative Arts Three Day Weekend
 

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

But, first-things-first; check the article at the link below.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    3 months ago

Oh oh. Bad news for the Phillies today - got to win the last 2 games. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1    3 months ago

Unfortunately, they didn't.  

 
 
 
shona1
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2  shona1    3 months ago

Morning...all by myself....

Norfolk island pine...512

 
 
 
Ender
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2.1  Ender  replied to  shona1 @2    3 months ago

Meet me at the lonely pine.   Haha

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @2    3 months ago

Does it have the kind of fame the Lone Cyprus at Pebble Beach California has?

 
 
 
shona1
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2.2.1  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.2    3 months ago

Evening..no they are everywhere here mainly in coastal towns and cities.. come from Norfolk island a notorious convict settlement off the coast of NSW. It's a tiny island and very beautiful..also has links to Mutiny on the Bounty...and Pitcairn Island...

We have a famous Lone Pine but that is associated with WW1 over in Gallipoli in Turkey...the ANZACs (us and the Kiwi's) landed there and were basically cannon fodder as the so called British general's  stuffed it up and looked upon us as inferior fighters and expendable..They certainly got that wrong and the ANZAC legend was born...

An Aussie Digger brought back some seeds from the Lone Pine and its direct seedlings can now be found all around Australia in Botanical gardens..

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @2.2.1    3 months ago

Talking about Australia and convicts, Great Expectations was just shown here again, and the convict in that movie became a successful sheep farmer in Australia and was the benefactor of the protagonist Pip in the movie.   

I have a story about the Lone Cyprus at Pebble Beach California.   One Christmas vacation when my kids were 14 and 10 we flew to San Francisco, rented a car and drove down the coast to Los Angeles, passing by Pebble Beach and driving along the 17 Mile Road, where the Lone Cyprus is located.  We parked the car and got out to take photos of the tree and I accidentally locked the keys in the car.  There was no store or phone nearby so I had to wave down a car to ask them to send help.  A policeman came to our rescue, had a tool that he inserted down the window and clicked up the lock button.  I think I'll always remember that experience, and it was not the first time I stupidly locked the keys in the car.  It was a great trip though.  We saw the huge redwoods in Muir Park, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf and toured the submarine, Hearst Castle (San Simeon), the Queen Mary at Long Beach, and lots of things in Los Angeles. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.2.3  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @2.2.1    3 months ago

Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli Turkey.

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Kavika
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3  Kavika     3 months ago

Nature's designers at work. Stone Creek, Ocala, FL.

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shona1
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3.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @3    3 months ago

Morning..Nature's lace work..I hate removing spiders webs...all their hard work etc..

Hope the rellies are still good in NSW.. floods are still ongoing. In the process of rescuing a thousand sheep by helicopter up that way at the moment..

 
 
 
Ender
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3.1.1  Ender  replied to  shona1 @3.1    3 months ago

I hate walking into one. Freaks me out.

Here we can get what I call banana spiders. Their webs can be huge. One I found went from the eaves of the house to the ground then up to a tree.

I have a pic of one, I need to transfer it from my phone.

 
 
 
Kavika
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3.1.2  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @3.1    3 months ago

I spoke to them yesterday and all is still well with them but there is a lot of flooding close by.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @3    3 months ago

Great catch (an expression not necessarily connected to World Series baseball).  Where's Charlotte?

 
 
 
Gsquared
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4  Gsquared    3 months ago

The Parish Church of St. Mary, Village of Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire, England

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Ender
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4.1  Ender  replied to  Gsquared @4    3 months ago

I need to win the lottery so I can travel.

Give me the seven hundred million and I would be gone. A world traveler.

 
 
 
Kavika
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4.2  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @4    3 months ago

Beautiful photo, G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @4    3 months ago

Excellent photo - like the tint, enhances the graveyard angle. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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4.4  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Gsquared @4    3 months ago

Blue Ribbon for that one image, G.! 

 
 
 
Dig
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4.5  Dig  replied to  Gsquared @4    3 months ago

Oh, wow. Great image and presentation. That would have been perfect for a Halloween background last week. I was looking for something exactly like that, an old church with a graveyard in the foreground, but couldn't find one.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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4.6  Gsquared  replied to  Gsquared @4    3 months ago

Thanks for all the nice comments!

 
 
 
Ender
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5  Ender    3 months ago

Reflection

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Ender
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5.1  Ender  replied to  Ender @5    3 months ago

Our spot on the river.

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Kavika
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5.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Ender @5.1    3 months ago

Do you do any fishing off that dock?

 
 
 
Ender
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5.1.2  Ender  replied to  Kavika @5.1.1    3 months ago

I don't. It has a lower dock as well closer to the water though.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @5.1    3 months ago

And that's a great spot to sit and reflect.

 
 
 
Kavika
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5.2  Kavika   replied to  Ender @5    3 months ago

Very cool photo, Ender.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @5    3 months ago

That's a great shot to reflect upon. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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5.4  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @5    3 months ago

That is a great shot, Ender. Fascinating!

 
 
 
Dig
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6  Dig    3 months ago

Another bird fountain video with footage from four days in October, and an unfortunate camera incident at the end (all is well, though). The wind was fierce and annoying on many of the clips, so I ripped out the original sound and tried some simple background music instead.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @6    3 months ago

I'll watch this in the morning when it's apt to play through without jerking. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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6.2  Kavika   replied to  Dig @6    3 months ago

Another beauty of a video. You need to change the music to ''Splish Splash I was Taking a Bath''

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @6.2    3 months ago

Thanks for the laugh (even though it isn't Saturday night).

 
 
 
devangelical
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6.3  devangelical  replied to  Dig @6    3 months ago

very cool

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @6    3 months ago

Thanks for a really pleasant way for me to start the day - this morning it played through without a hitch.  I believe my problem is the combination of a 13-year-old computer and an internet service that gets clogged up as the day goes on.  In any event, there is no doubt that the name "bird bath" is exceptionally appropriate and you have a fantastic ability to identify birds. 

 
 
 
Dig
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6.4.1  Dig  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.4    3 months ago
and you have a fantastic ability to identify birds. 

I know many of them, but sometimes I have to use the guides from Cornell's All About Birds website, which is a fantastic resource.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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6.4.2  pat wilson  replied to  Dig @6.4.1    3 months ago

That's quite a variety.

 
 
 
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7  evilgenius    3 months ago

A couple of months ago I  had a handful of plants from one of my aquariums I didn't want to throw away so I pulled out my little 6g nano tank and planted them in there. Eventually I added a sponge filter and a light. Then a few weeks ago I stuck the piece of rosewood in there and some rocks and it looked kind of good so I convinced my boss to let me set it up in my office. I added a few more plants and a couple of house plants to the top and it's been here in the office since Saturday with about a dozen cherry shrimp.

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Buzz of the Orient
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7.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @7    3 months ago

Cherry shrimp?  Well, just in case you get hungry....

 
 
 
evilgenius
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7.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1    3 months ago

All of them would fit on a small cracker with room left over for cheese and olives.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @7.1.1    3 months ago

LOL.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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7.2  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @7    3 months ago

That is a very elegant looking tank, EG. And adding the tiny Cherry shrimp to it is a great addition.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8  Gsquared    3 months ago

Flowers Growing on Old Stone Wall

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Raven Wing
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8.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @8    3 months ago

The bright flowers and leaves against the varied colors of the wall they are growing from presents a truly beautiful picture, G. Excellent! 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @8.1    3 months ago

Thank you, Raven Wing.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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9  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

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Elbow Reef, Bahamas

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Raven Wing
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9.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @9    3 months ago

That's a real beauty, Mac. Very well done.

 
 
 
Ender
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9.2  Ender  replied to  A. Macarthur @9    3 months ago

That is stunning Mac.

 
 
 
Dig
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9.3  Dig  replied to  A. Macarthur @9    3 months ago

That's excellent. Did you edit in the lens flares yourself, or were they part of the original image?

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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9.3.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Dig @9.3    3 months ago

I did enhance the lens flare and looking back, should have put one atop the lighthouse … may yet do it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @9    3 months ago

Being deprived of beautiful sunsets here, all I can say is TGFS posted on this group. (TGFS = Thank God For Sunsets)

 
 
 
Ender
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10  Ender    3 months ago

Alright, now you stuck me with an earworm...

Philadelphia Freedom, I lu hu huve you. Yes I do....

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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10.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Ender @10    3 months ago

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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11  Raven Wing    3 months ago

This is a Squash Blossom necklace I made using safety pins with Heishi beads and other types and colors of beads, including pine nuts. This one I made for my Mother for her 50th birthday. Some of you may have seen it when I posted it some time ago, but, others may enjoy seeing it for the first time:

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I don't think I would have the patience to do this kind of work today, but, I really enjoyed making them when I was younger. I made these sets to give to family and friends, and sold some at the Arts and Crafts shows along with my wood burl clocks. That is where my young Son learned to be a good salesman for me. jrSmiley_2_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @11    3 months ago

Beautiful. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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11.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1    3 months ago

Thanks Buzz.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12  Buzz of the Orient    3 months ago

Some of my favourite photos from China - Part 2   

As I said the last time, you have probably seen these before, but I'm not getting around much any more to take photos.

1.   The Radio & TV Tower in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.  Last weekend I had posted an image at the base of the tower.

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2.   A walking trail at the top of a mountain overlooking the city of Luoyang, Henan Province

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3.   One of my favourite flower photos, a peony, the national flower of China, taken while my wife and I along with fellow NT member USA1 and his wife were checking out the Annual Peony Festival in Luoyang, Henan Province.

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4.   The cable car that took us part of the way up the Sacred Buddhist Mount Emei, in Sichuan Province.  It was going one way and we were in another one going the other way. 

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5.   I believe I once asked the members to provide a caption for this photo.  I suppose it could be called "Birth" or "Hello World".

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6.   I like this photo for a lot of reasons.  One might speculate on what the man is thinking about.

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7.  What goes through my mind when I look at this photo taken in an ancient village near Nanning, Guanxi Province, is the chicken saying "There ain't nobody home but us chickens and she ain't no chicken."

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8.   Not long after we moved into our apartment in Chongqing this huge mall/department store opened up across the road.  Besides the usual stores, there are many great restaurants in it.

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Raven Wing
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12.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12    3 months ago

Great photos, Buzz. Thank you for sharing them with us.

 
 
 
Kavika
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13  Kavika     3 months ago

A beautiful rainbow over Stone Creek. 

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Photo by the SC Photo Club.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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13.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @13    3 months ago

That is indeed a beautiful rainbow. We don't many rainbows here in So Cal, even when it rains.  jrSmiley_74_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ender
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13.2  Ender  replied to  Kavika @13    3 months ago

A double.

 
 
 
Ender
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14  Ender    3 months ago

I think I posted this before. I saw it when I was looking for the pic of a spider.

Didn't find that Banana Spider one but saw this one. 

My wasp 'friend'.

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A. Macarthur
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15  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

My wife and I went for a walk … she took this photo.

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Ender
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15.1  Ender  replied to  A. Macarthur @15    3 months ago

I don't know why but random songs pop into my head all the time.

When I read your post at first it was, 'I went for a walk, on a winter's day'. Then I saw the pic and it was, 'to everything turn, turn, turn'...

Anyway, great pic. Sometimes I miss being up North.

 
 
 
shona1
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15.2  shona1  replied to  A. Macarthur @15    3 months ago

Morning... magnificent!!..hard to beat Autumn colours..hope Mrs Mac is going well.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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15.2.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  shona1 @15.2    3 months ago

Thanks for the good wishes shona … she's doing well … mostly good days.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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15.3  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @15    3 months ago

Fantastic!

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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15.3.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Gsquared @15.3    3 months ago

If it was anyone's photograph but my wife's, I'd be somewhat jealous - her photo has gotten the most looks today on my Fine Art America website. 

But I'm happy about it!

 
 
 
Kavika
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16  Kavika     3 months ago

This is a channel in Satellite Beach FL which is two hours from Ocala and on the Atlantic coast. 

Yes, those are manatees that come in for the warm water. 

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shona1
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16.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @16    3 months ago

Morning..packed in like sardines..

 
 
 
Kavika
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16.1.1  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @16.1    3 months ago

And fat and happy as well.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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16.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @16.1    3 months ago
.packed in like sardines..

That was my thought as well, shona. They look like they are enjoying their gathering and the warm water as well.  jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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16.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @16.1.1    3 months ago
And fat and happy as well.

How long might they stay in that canal? It looks awfully crowded. Is that a normal retreat for them in the winter? Or is it a very rare event? 

 
 
 
Kavika
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16.1.4  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @16.1.3    3 months ago

My understanding is that they will stay in the channel.  The Ocean temp now in the area is 76 F. Manatees will always try to find water that stays above 72 degrees. They do not do well in water temps below 72 and if the water temp hits 68 it can put them into shock and they can die.

Close to us in the Silver and Rainbow rivers, the water temp is a constant 72 degrees and you'll find hundreds of them here in the water months.

 
 
 
Kavika
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16.1.5  Kavika   replied to  Kavika @16.1.4    3 months ago

Should read, ''winter months'' not water months.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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16.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @16    3 months ago

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shona1
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17  shona1    3 months ago

Arvo..this is how you do it..

In my backyard now. 🐨512

 
 
 
shona1
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17.1  shona1  replied to  shona1 @17    3 months ago

And one in my front yard..

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Kavika
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17.1.1  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @17.1    3 months ago

They look nice and comfy in the gum trees overlooking their kingdom.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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17.1.2  pat wilson  replied to  shona1 @17.1    3 months ago

Those bears are tubbies, lol.

 
 
 
shona1
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17.1.3  shona1  replied to  Kavika @17.1.1    3 months ago

Think there are going to be little fozzies soon..the one in the front is a male the one in the back is a female...

Spring has sprung..

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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17.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @17.1    3 months ago

Well, not everyone has bears in their front yard.  LOL

 
 
 
shona1
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17.1.5  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17.1.4    3 months ago

Not had fozzies in the front and backyard  at the same time before..no wonder he was grunting...he knows she is around somewhere..

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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17.1.6  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @17.1    3 months ago

Such cute little buggers. The one in the bottom photo looks like it's really enjoying the view from the tree. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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17.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @17    3 months ago

Pandas climb like that to reach bamboo leaves - I've watched them do it.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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18  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Thanks to all, see you Thursday night.

 
 

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