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Love the way this one came out. Had to hold the camera just right.
Oh yeah, shooting on the Samspunk tablet I was gifted. The same camera the 8-Bit rabbit shops we're taking with. I'm finding out lighting is critical to the efficacy of the quality.

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And it's now 8pm on the ride home

These two dedicated to @Scorpio

Peace and tranquility to all my GIM brothers & sisters.

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Beautiful country @newmisty and @Sampson

Soon to leave for a hike myself. Got up early to be out close to sunrise. Sun rising before 6am now.
 

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Wow!! Pretty. In South Africa, a variant of these are called "Red Hot Pokers". Wonder why.

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Here's the SA Red Hot Pokers: (note the stem similarity, too.)

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From this morning's hike.

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Looks an aweful lot like cilantro
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Beaver finished another one (this was the half finished one from before). Damn thing is making harder to get to the river.
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First rose-breasted grosbeak of the year. Was worried I would scare it when I lifted my camera, cheerful little guy just broke out in song instead of flying away.
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A first for me. A yellow-bellied sap sucker.
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Don't mind me. Self amusement is about all I've got left. :dog:

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From this morning's hike.

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Looks an aweful lot like cilantro
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Beaver finished another one (this was the half finished one from before). Damn thing is making harder to get to the river.
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First rose-breasted grosbeak of the year. Was worried I would scare it when I lifted my camera, cheerful little guy just broke out in song instead of flying away.
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A first for me. A yellow-bellied sap sucker.
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Wow! That wood duck shot is awesome.

Looks like you've gotten your fair share of rain recently
 

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Wow! That wood duck shot is awesome.

Looks like you've gotten your fair share of rain recently
Thanks. Yeah the river is really high. Standing room only on the gravel bar that usually is pretty roomy. That said, the air yesterday and today is so extremely dry that I can't even tell that I soaked the heck out of the garden for over an hour last night.

Supposed to get a lot of rain over the next couple days but I won't be surprised if we get those rain storms that show on radar but everything evaporates before it hits the ground.
 

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Trivia: I knew an old original WWII UDT {seal} guy who trained there. When they came ashore at Ft. Pierce to go through an exercise, they had to bury the explosives they had with them -- the beach was so hot they would explode if left out.

The just disposed of an unexploded shell last week. Made a big boom.
 

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The just disposed of an unexploded shell last week. Made a big boom.
I was going to mention the charts for the area around Portland Maine show unexploded ordinance in the waters there. I always got a kick out of seeing that on the chart.
 

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One of 40 cannon from the Nuestra Senora de Rosario from the 1715 Plate Fleet Wreck that was salvaged locally offshore and restored.View attachment 257974View attachment 257976View attachment 257977
Great pics!! I am surprised at the excellent condition of the cannon.

Sooper Unca Useless Trivia:

Lookit the middle picture. See that chubby ring that is on top of the giant extra blob of metal that makes up the very end of the cannon?

That is not decoration. A cannon has a finite limit to how many cannonballs can be fired out of it. With brass cannons*** the way you discover the cannon has failed is not that it explodes, but that you cannot stuff a fargin cannonball in it anymore!

***The mouth of the cannon will go oval -- more and more with every shot -- until a cannonball will not fit in the hole. So they add extra metal at the mouth of every brass cannon. With this one, the makers shored up a shock-wave sync point by adding the extra-extra bulge.

With iron cannons, the solution was simpler: Just make the whole fargin cannon lotsa thicker. When that kind of cannon goes out of date, you discover it because it blows up into pieces.
 

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More trivia:

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When the cannon is fired, shock waves are formed. Trial and error -- and eventually mathematics --- determined the points of the "shock peaks" going down the barrel. You can plainly see how ALL brass cannons (inclucing the Naval 36-pounder) above have reinforcement rings going down the barrel at special intervals.

These shock rings are unique for each size, bore dimension, etc. of brass cannons. Now that you are aware, you can instantly spot the differences in these:
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Late Add: A brass cannon median life is 600 rounds. An iron cannon is 300.
 
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The runt of the litter and the late bloomer of the orphaned azaleas it's starting to display it's beauty
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More trivia:

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When the cannon is fired, shock waves are formed. Trial and error -- and eventually mathematics --- determined the points of the "shock peaks" going down the barrel. You can plainly see how ALL brass cannons (inclucing the Naval 36-pounder) above have reinforcement rings going down the barrel at special intervals.

These shock rings are unique for each size, bore dimension, etc. of brass cannons. Now that you are aware, you can instantly spot the differences in these:
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Late Add: A brass cannon median life is 600 rounds. An iron cannon is 300.
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engineear: Your desert rose is lookin' damn' good. You've gotta transfer it to a pot about 3X as big as the one it is in. The root system is getting choked in the 3" of potting soil; it needs at least a foot deep and lotsa more pot. Just sayin'.

I have a nice one in a 10-gallon pot. It is just about telling me to go bigger... My neighbor-with-the-tame-turtles-pond has one that looks just like yours, except it is about 7 feet tall -- same proportions. Yours needs room.
 

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engineear: Your desert rose is lookin' damn' good. You've gotta transfer it to a pot about 3X as big as the one it is in. The root system is getting choked in the 3" of potting soil; it needs at least a foot deep and lotsa more pot. Just sayin'.

I have a nice one in a 10-gallon pot. It is just about telling me to go bigger... My neighbor-with-the-tame-turtles-pond has one that looks just like yours, except it is about 7 feet tall -- same proportions. Yours needs room.
Thanks for that. The wife takes care of that but I'll let her know and get a bigger pot. She got that white one from her sister and it came in that pot.
 

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A general rule of thumb: Roots = Above ground in size.
 

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These guys would feast on those plants. Pompano Beach is infested with them @ 10am.

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Jam night last night

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Some of the moss on our fence is growing its own forest.
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Saw this couple weeks ago and wanted to photograph the irony. Yesterday I jumped on the chance.

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Saw this couple weeks ago and wanted to photograph the irony.
What, the difference between painting a car versus drywall? Is the cross part of the irony? Sorry, I missed the point.
 

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What, the difference between painting a car versus drywall? Is the cross part of the irony? Sorry, I missed the point.
Car crashed into the collision sign