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Psilocybe cubensis?

I've outgrown that stage in my life. We did find a bunch of those and 20 years ago I would have been loading up, but, at this point I just left them for the next hunters.

We were looking for Chantrelles on this trip. We found lots of others but not what we were looking for.
 

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Caught a glimpse of this decked out, prehistoric, space bugger working on the roof last night. No idea what he is, cool little bugger though. Snapped a tion of pictures

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Caught a glimpse of this decked out, prehistoric, space bugger working on the roof last night. No idea what he is, cool little bugger though. Snapped a tion of pictures

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After a quick look through my bug book I think that might be a wheel bug.
 

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P cubensis are not native to his area. P cyanescens and P azurescens (woodlovers) might be, along the coast.
 

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Been seeing this red fox.
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Some guys started renting an old mechanics building and have a bunch of big trucks scattered about. I can't keep my eye off of this beauty. The childhood me thinks that this is the coolest thing ever.

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Some guys started renting an old mechanics building and have a bunch of big trucks scattered about. I can't keep my eye off of this beauty. The childhood me thinks that this is the coolest thing ever.

I agree, it reminds me of Mel Gibson's Road Warrior "Mad Max" type of trucks !
I can think of a million uses for this !
 

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Caught a glimpse of this decked out, prehistoric, space bugger working on the roof last night. No idea what he is, cool little bugger though. Snapped a tion of pictures

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...A ton of pictures to get a decent one.
(Phone screen is severely cracked so recent postings might be janky.)
 

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Got a couple moon pics last night. Was like a nighttime sun. I like how the one behind the cloud turned out.
I'm only fairly certain that the red light was auto tail lights.
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At Univetsap Studios for Halloween Horror Night
In Krustyland right now.
 

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my granddaughter has been studying geology (Geophysics) at Western Washington University, with an end goal to be a Volcanologist. She aspires to work for NASA after graduation, which is next year.

She is one of only a handful of seniors who were given keys to access the Mineralogy Lab 24/7 as well as authorization to use microscopes that cost millions of dollars.

Well, last week those aspirations led to the opportunity of her life when NASA sent lunar samples for her and a few other undergrad Seniors, to analyze! Talk about the geek in her coming out!

My granddaughter not only graduated high school with the four highest honors you can receive in this nation (including one from the President), she did so while volunteering in her school and community to help those that face similar struggles or even harder ones.

If she comes up short in her goals , well at least she has touched the moon.
Hahahaha!.....and yes she is short at 4’10 1/2 inches , the 1/2 inch being important so as to keep her off the short people group






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my granddaughter has been studying geology (Geophysics) at Western Washington University, with an end goal to be a Volcanologist. She aspires to work for NASA after graduation, which is next year.

She is one of only a handful of seniors who were given keys to access the Mineralogy Lab 24/7 as well as authorization to use microscopes that cost millions of dollars.

Well, last week those aspirations led to the opportunity of her life when NASA sent lunar samples for her and a few other undergrad Seniors, to analyze! Talk about the geek in her coming out!

My granddaughter not only graduated high school with the four highest honors you can receive in this nation (including one from the President), she did so while volunteering in her school and community to help those that face similar struggles or even harder ones.

If she comes up short in her goals , well at least she has touched the moon.
Hahahaha!.....and yes she is short at 4’10 1/2 inches , the 1/2 inch being important so as to keep her off the short people group






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Spinalcracker, that is truly awesome! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Every picture tells a story...

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this one comes with it's own video.

 

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Word is out...Newmisty's Insect Hostel is apparently the happening place to be!

The Harvester is showing up everyday now. Damn near stepped on him, had to remind him he's lounging right in the middle of the action.

Then today I had to shoo another very small spider who put up resistance to the doorman trying to usher him out of the middle of the doorway.

Then I was doing some cleaning and left the scrub brush on the floor and had left th room for a while. Next time I was in there and picked up the brush, this guy was all up on there acting like he was stoned.

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Well I'll be damned Leaf Boy's back...he says I've got a 5 star rating on Air-B&B (Beds-4-Bugs)

This shot came out pretty good. Chillin on the edge of an aluminium bowl lit with a flashlight.

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Here are some interesting looks at life through the eyes of age....

Then And Now Photos of 100 Year Old People | Faces Of Century​

 

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Someone had a sense of humor about the beer virus at a neighborhood trunk-or-treat.
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Eric the Cat , what is your opinion on this telescope?

my gf and i want to up our stargazing game

we are beginner amateurs , want to look at moon and planets a little close and take photos hooked up to our eye pads

Thanks!




Orion 09007 SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope (Black)

4.6 out of 5 stars 1,104 ratings | 283 answered questions

Price: $399.99


Brand Orion

Optical Tube Length 24 Inches

Eye Piece Lens Description Plossl

Objective Lens Diameter 130 Millimeters

Telescope Mount Description Equatorial Mount

Focus Type Manual Focus

Item Weight 24.2 Pounds

Lens Coating Description Lens coating

Focal Length Description 650 millimeters

About this item
This 5.1 inch aperture reflector telescope gathers an ample amount of light for great views of the planets and Moon, as well as brighter galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters
Short 24 inch long optical tube design for easy portability and fast f/5 focal ratio for pleasing wide-field performance makes the SpaceProbe 130ST EQ a very versatile telescope the whole family can enjoy

Sturdy EQ-2 equatorial telescope mount and adjustable tripod allows manual slow-motion tracking of celestial objects as they appear to migrate across the night sky , Counterweight bar length - 8 inches

Complete assembled telescope weighs just 27 lbs. for convenient transport. Best for imaging- Lunar & planetary

Includes two 1.25 inch Sirius Plossl eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), 6x30 finder scope, 1.25inch rack and pinion focuser, tripod accessory tray, collimation cap, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!



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Heard these going over my house

then caught them parked, motors on & rotors spinning

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Eric the Cat , what is your opinion on this telescope?

my gf and i want to up our stargazing game

we are beginner amateurs , want to look at moon and planets a little close and take photos hooked up to our eye pads

Thanks!




Orion 09007 SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope (Black)

4.6 out of 5 stars 1,104 ratings | 283 answered questions

Price: $399.99


Brand Orion

Optical Tube Length 24 Inches

Eye Piece Lens Description Plossl

Objective Lens Diameter 130 Millimeters

Telescope Mount Description Equatorial Mount

Focus Type Manual Focus

Item Weight 24.2 Pounds

Lens Coating Description Lens coating

Focal Length Description 650 millimeters

About this item
This 5.1 inch aperture reflector telescope gathers an ample amount of light for great views of the planets and Moon, as well as brighter galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters
Short 24 inch long optical tube design for easy portability and fast f/5 focal ratio for pleasing wide-field performance makes the SpaceProbe 130ST EQ a very versatile telescope the whole family can enjoy

Sturdy EQ-2 equatorial telescope mount and adjustable tripod allows manual slow-motion tracking of celestial objects as they appear to migrate across the night sky , Counterweight bar length - 8 inches

Complete assembled telescope weighs just 27 lbs. for convenient transport. Best for imaging- Lunar & planetary

Includes two 1.25 inch Sirius Plossl eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), 6x30 finder scope, 1.25inch rack and pinion focuser, tripod accessory tray, collimation cap, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!



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Hey spinalcracker,

I would not normally recommend an equatorial mount for a beginner. They take some getting used to. You have to polar align them. Once set up, aiming in certain parts of the sky can be difficult and a bit awkward at times. You may get more enjoyment out of something slightly easier to operate.

Have you considered dobsonian style telescope? That is the type I would normally recommend for beginners. They are quick to set up and relatively easy to aim. For the same price as you listed, you could get another inch of aperture. Link here for a 6" dob: https://www.telescope.com/Telescope...12/sc/398/p/102004.uts?refineByCategoryId=398

There may be a better model out there, that was just to get you an idea of what I would look in to.

You may want to pose your question in the Astronomy pictures thread in the cigar room. Some of the regulars there could probably be of some help. Never hurts to get some more opinions.
 

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Not exactly a picture, but a series of pictures otherwise known as a video.

This guy flys a really cool plane in the Colorado mountains and points west.

Beautiful Fall Colors | Found another amazing place to land... (turbo RANS S-7S)​


 

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Hey spinalcracker,

I would not normally recommend an equatorial mount for a beginner. They take some getting used to. You have to polar align them. Once set up, aiming in certain parts of the sky can be difficult and a bit awkward at times. You may get more enjoyment out of something slightly easier to operate.

Have you considered dobsonian style telescope? That is the type I would normally recommend for beginners. They are quick to set up and relatively easy to aim. For the same price as you listed, you could get another inch of aperture. Link here for a 6" dob: https://www.telescope.com/Telescope...12/sc/398/p/102004.uts?refineByCategoryId=398

There may be a better model out there, that was just to get you an idea of what I would look in to.

You may want to pose your question in the Astronomy pictures thread in the cigar room. Some of the regulars there could probably be of some help. Never hurts to get some more opinions.
Wow. Thassa nice scope.
 

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I was training my wife and her friend how to shoot pistols. The girls did not hit their targets until they started listening to me.

At first the friend had only shot 1 mag in her lifetime to qualify for a CCW license. She thought she was Annie Oakley until she did not hit the target. Once she realized thete are no shortcuts to learning how to aim properly, she got a few bullseyes.
 

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Hey spinalcracker,

I would not normally recommend an equatorial mount for a beginner. They take some getting used to. You have to polar align them. Once set up, aiming in certain parts of the sky can be difficult and a bit awkward at times. You may get more enjoyment out of something slightly easier to operate.

Have you considered dobsonian style telescope? That is the type I would normally recommend for beginners. They are quick to set up and relatively easy to aim. For the same price as you listed, you could get another inch of aperture. Link here for a 6" dob: https://www.telescope.com/Telescope...12/sc/398/p/102004.uts?refineByCategoryId=398

There may be a better model out there, that was just to get you an idea of what I would look in to.

You may want to pose your question in the Astronomy pictures thread in the cigar room. Some of the regulars there could probably be of some help. Never hurts to get some more opinions.



thanks Eric....just the feedback I was looking for!

that is a great telescope that you suggested so now I have to sell it to the gf so she will buy it for me on Christmas..


a random photo



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I useta love to go oink hunting there.

Sumbody over there has longhorn moos.

Oh... I just thought of a set of pics from about 16 or so years ago I tooken while hawg huntin' --

I saw a mama and baby coming, so I laid flat on my back with my feet facing them. [insert] This was not MY invention, sumbody else tole me the trick MY invention is taking rattlers with only a Swiss Army knife [/insert]

Anyway. I laid my rifle down by my right side and got the camera ready:


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The guy that taught me the trick is in the above shot. The oinks walked right by him, never fargin saw anything out of the ordinary. So he got up after they passed, looking as happy as if he had gotten a fresh lobotomy. The baby oink did a "WFT??" but since mama had no shits to give, he went back to trundling after her.

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Then I decided to raise the ante. That is my FOOT. When the little guy curiously reached it, and was sorta looking at it, mama suddenly noticed her baby was playing with a great big HUMAN! She did not run, but she did move fairly quickly away, never looking back.

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Broke out my 8 track...noe just need to relearn how to use it

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