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10 of the best: nature photographs.

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 16 Oct, 2013 02:28 pm
And now for some more trees that can make it in areas of southern California..

Coral trees -
a favorite of my old neighborhood, planted in the 1940's in the median of the thoroughfare San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood and Santa Monica, which used to be an old red car transport line. The trees are routinely gorgeous, natives of South Africa, but suffer in place in that median strip as their feet are too wet and they grow brittle and hollow in time, and can cause havoc thereby. Those are Erythrina caffras, the big one. There is a support fund for their care.. and replacement.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QjG0pCD_7pg/TwqkdJ5uPMI/AAAAAAAAE6I/PCtmaWVUDPQ/s400/IMG_0041b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2334/2534991761_633e07e0f1.jpg

there are also other Erythrinas that grow in the area, also beautiful, but I don't know their ups and downs. Some expert in an LA Times article I saved back in the 90's (I'm purging my notebooks now, sigh) said that it was a great tree in the wrong place - they are in the dry climate they like, but when I was around, they were planted in watered grass and let grow large. They're are a lot of runners along that strip, not to mention automobiles. Most love them, including me, but wind can be a problem. I figure people will learn to plant them in better places re mature growth and dry conditions, or at least there's hope of that.

I like natives more and more, but even natives don't want to be all wet in a semi arid place.

Anyway, the flowers... on E. caffra -

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oH7YVmRWh-s/R_JHpIo_9uI/AAAAAAAAA8A/8cqwgZEocGU/s1600-h/Erythrina+caffra+flower+detail.JPG

not showing up - so another one or two:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2275/2183609644_bd58bdc9d2_z.jpg?zz=1

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2298/2182823813_71c1010034_z.jpg?zz=1
vonny
 
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Reply Wed 16 Oct, 2013 02:57 pm
@ossobuco,
Those flowers are absolutely gorgeous, osso - don't think I've ever seen them before. Wonderful colour.
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saab
 
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Reply Thu 17 Oct, 2013 11:59 am
Can anyone explain something for me?
I did two pitures of Carlsberg Breseries and replied under Towers .
Nothing happened.
Replied again and got to know I had already done it.
As last person it says saab by me but not picture and no nothing.
Then I asked this questioon and it did not turn up at all.
vonny
 
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Reply Thu 17 Oct, 2013 12:06 pm
Yosemite National Park - nature being challenged perhaps?

http://www.duskyswondersite.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/crazy-This-40-foot-long-sliver-of-granite-on-Half-Dome-in-Yosemite.jpg
vonny
 
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Reply Thu 17 Oct, 2013 12:11 pm
@saab,
I think it is there, but you needed to bump to turn the page?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 17 Oct, 2013 12:27 pm
@vonny,
Sounds like the bump situation that is happening in some other longish threads is now happening there. Sometime you or others have to post four or five times to see what you wrote - when you know you wrote it and they do too when looking at the New Posts page.

That's why you see someone post, on some threads, words or phrases like 'bump' or rhyming words.. they're trying to get the page to turn.
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timur
 
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Reply Thu 17 Oct, 2013 12:29 pm
http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/47696/12220968_shiprock_flat.jpg
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 17 Oct, 2013 12:43 pm
@timur,
Looks like SHiprock Colo.WRONG!!! its NM cause the Farmington was about 50 mi away nar Tucumkari) That area is very contaminated at the skree base because it was used as a weapons grade U pile under the "Formerly Utilized..." sites

Nasty neighborhood. When our teams were in there at the outset (in the 1980's) we never knew where the disposal piles were (everything was covered with 30 yer old breakdown) We hadda wear bunny suits and full NEST gear before we could map the disposal areas and reopen the area to "tourists"

timur
 
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Reply Thu 17 Oct, 2013 01:13 pm
@farmerman,
Yes, I knew about the surrounding contamination.

But even a landfill can be beautiful from afar..
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vonny
 
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Reply Thu 17 Oct, 2013 02:35 pm
Austria

http://www.duskyswondersite.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/crazy-people-2.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 18 Oct, 2013 02:35 pm
copied from the Guardian -
Today's Eyewitness is from Owen Humphreys and he tells us how he took the photograph

"I got up at 6.30am to catch the high tide at 7.27am and I shot the picture at 8.21am. The news had reports of high seas and possible breaching of the sea walls around the north-east coast [of England]. I chose Seaburn as my location due to the direction the sea was being taken on the north-east winds.

The picture shows Seaburn Park lighthouse which is set much higher than sea level however the high seas were reaching the 15 metre high lighthouse built in 1903."

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/10/11/1381485898383/edc10d09-4d5a-47ea-807a-9703e30b3d72-620x372.jpeg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 18 Oct, 2013 02:53 pm
@ossobuco,
another, same source paper -

A woman shields herself with an umbrella during an afternoon rainstorm in Philadelphia.
Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/10/11/1381528077007/58224c8c-9709-4729-9b41-479ebdca8389-620x413.jpeg

For some reason, I really like that one.
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vonny
 
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Reply Fri 18 Oct, 2013 02:56 pm
http://www.duskyswondersite.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/crazy-by-Ondrej-Hruby.jpg
vonny
 
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Reply Fri 18 Oct, 2013 02:59 pm
Skogafjoss, Iceland

http://www.duskyswondersite.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/crazy-Skogafjoss-Iceland.jpg
panzade
 
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Reply Sat 19 Oct, 2013 12:44 am
http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y462/staffpicks/Landscapes/sH8c3ww.jpg
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saab
 
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Reply Sat 19 Oct, 2013 01:45 am

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/Rainbow_02.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Oct, 2013 01:29 pm
@vonny,
Hah!
(I wonder what happened next.)
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Oct, 2013 01:36 pm
@vonny,
Beautiful!

Here's one photo sort of local to me:

If it weren't for the aspens, one might think it's already winter in Cowles, N.M.
PHOTO BY CLYDE MUELLER/ASSOCIATED PRESS/via sf chronicle

http://ww1.hdnux.com/photos/24/24/73/5328636/0/960x540.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Oct, 2013 01:38 pm
@saab,
I particularly like the cloud that looks like a duck. (lovely photo)
vonny
 
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Reply Sat 19 Oct, 2013 02:56 pm
Kauai, Hawaii

http://www.duskyswondersite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/visit-Awa%E2%80%99awapuhi-Trail-Kauai-Hawaii.jpg
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