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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,330
    obieone wrote: »
    High of 88*f today in SC >:)
    whoo-frickin'-hoo...

    ;- )

    oh... speakin' of turkeys in the yard... did I post this last week? The toms are posturing these days...

    16895001336_837128b2a3_b.jpgDSC_3368 by mhardy6647, on Flickr
  • xjghost
    xjghost Posts: 1,005
    Went wheeling in a new park last month and took the new camera. Here are a couple I took.

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    Really impressed with its low light capability.

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    The GF doesn't like this one but I do.

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  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    edited April 2015
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    We had a kestrel hanging around in the back yard today -- turns out he was looking for something to eat. After snooping around the bird feeders, he nailed some small (unidentified) song bird & then sat on a fencepost out back and had a feast. Natural selection is not pretty :-P
    Nice pics as always. Guess the grill will have to wait a little while longer.
    Never heard of a kestrel. Very cool. Our raptors are osprey, hawk, owl families.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,330
    Kestrel is a flavor of hawk. We don't have any big enough water close enough to have ospreys -- although they, as well as eagles, are fairly well distributed along the Connecticut River, which is just a hoot 'n' a holler west of here.
  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,549
    tonyb wrote: »
    lol...your local Wild-e Coyote newsletter probably has a story too of invading humans causing all sorts of problems. Stop feeding those pesky humans...lol.

    If you leave nature alone, it takes care of itself. Living with it with minimal intervention is key to enjoying it.

    Sure, at times the deer come into the yard and eat flowers, so what....they grow back. Plant deer resistant flowers and shrubs then and you won't have that problem. Think I'll go have a turkey sandwich now, I'm hungry.
    Tony, what would you like me to do? Landscape my home with thorn bushes? Perhaps an acacia by the front door? Put a battering ram on the front of my car? I'm getting this picture of you being all "Grizzly Adams" with nature and such ;)

    I'm just messing with you.
  • xjghost
    xjghost Posts: 1,005
    Took some more playing with the new camera.

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    This was taken with nothing more then the light of her car:

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    Yea I think she's pretty.

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    Picked up flash last week but haven't had the opportunity to even mess with it.

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  • maximillian
    maximillian Posts: 2,123
    xjghost wrote: »
    Yea I think she's pretty.

    Very much so. But it's what's in her head that determines whether or not she's beautiful.

    Nice photos BTW.
  • gdb
    gdb Posts: 6,012
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    My Dad worked for Oldsmobile as an Engineer in Lansing in the early/mid 60's.
    He brought home some of the first 442's and Toronados. Dr. Old's had some awesome cars back then.
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  • Polkie2009
    Polkie2009 Posts: 3,835
    The first gen. Toronados especially had some very innovative designs for their time. Front wheel drive , unique body designs and frame, you don't see many of those old Toronados any more.
  • Polkie2009
    Polkie2009 Posts: 3,835
    The first gen. Toronados especially had some very innovative designs for their time. Front wheel drive , unique body designs and frame, you don't see many of those old Toronados any more.
  • gdb
    gdb Posts: 6,012
    You can see a few at the GM Nationals at Carlisle, PA most years. ;)

    http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/carlisle-gm-nationals/
  • cascius
    cascius Posts: 175
    Taken last Sunday morning while having breakfast :smile:

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    Just having fun capturing some nice light distortion with my phone.
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  • Polkie2009 wrote: »
    The first gen. Toronados especially had some very innovative designs for their time. Front wheel drive , unique body designs and frame, you don't see many of those old Toronados any more.


    My Dad Phil said that Oldsmobile bought many "bogie" cars to benchmark what the Toronado was going to be.

    One was a 12-cylinder Ferrari with manual transmission. My Dad drove that Ferrari around Lansing. Said it was hot, noisy, bumpy. Eventually the Olds execs demanded an Auto transmission, back seat, air cond. etc. turned into a luxury car.

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  • motorhead43026
    motorhead43026 Posts: 3,731
    edited April 2015
    I bet your dad has many great stories to tell, I imagine being an engineer for Olds during the 60's was a very interesting and demanding career. Oldsmobile was basically GM's research and development department. My 68 in the picture is a Lansing built car. When GM axed Olds it was the oldest American car brand and the 4th oldest in the world.
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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,549
    A farewell to one of my favorite shows...

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    Ty Walker: "This is bulls**t, you shot me in the back!"
    Raylan: “If you wanted me to shoot you in the front, you shoulda run toward me.”
  • sandworms
    sandworms Posts: 1,042
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,330
    Looks like Bryce Canyon?
  • scubalab
    scubalab Posts: 2,995
    Nice pic Sandworms! Looks like it was taken from Sunset Point. We were there last summer. Next to Zion, probably my favorite NP in the Grand Circle.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,330
    I think (FWIW) that Bryce is the most beautiful place on earth that I've seen with my own eyes (not that I've seen all that much of the big ol' blue-green marble, but, still...).
  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,386
    Nice Boots there Herm B)
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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,549
    voltz wrote: »
    Nice Boots there Herm B)
    Thank you! The chicks dig them, but not as much as those Smith & Wesson nickel plated model 100 double locking handcuffs. When they are double locked, they won't accidentally tighten up on their wrists. :o

  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,386
    here is a pic my old neighbors sent from Crest butte Colorado.
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    for a second there I thought they might have moved to New England!
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  • Polkie2009
    Polkie2009 Posts: 3,835
    Gotta love the Adirondack chairs, they things are built solid.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,330
    edited April 2015
    Spent yesterday enlarging the garden (or, as they say up this-a-way, gahden) a bit and tilling the good earth. I used my inherited, ca. 40-year-old Troy-Bilt Pony tiller, which (not to jinx it or anything) worked like a charm (as it has most years). Last year I built one raised bed as an experiment. It was a great success, so this year I am putting in another one (a job for next week). Mrs. H is planning/hoping to put in lettuce and peas this weekend. Don't laugh, all of you in the mid-Atlantic and further South! There's still a little residual snow out in front of the house (north side).

    I liken the beginning of gardening season in the spring to opening day of baseball. As opening day dawns, every team is in first place; every team has the chance to win the Series. Of course, a day later, it's usually different.

    ... but, just like the Opening Day morning, as of yesterday this could well be the finest vegetable garden we ever put in! ;- )

    (or -- it's all downhill from here!)

    16995038540_f5b279302e_b.jpgDSC_0347 by mhardy6647, on Flickr
  • apples60
    apples60 Posts: 29
    I just wish I could get these 1c's up and running properly. Apples 60 here feeling frustrated in the Midwest!!!
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,330
    Rick88 wrote: »
    The crappy cell phone pics don't do the bike justice, as the silver metallic paint really sparkles in the sunlight. I have to get the good camera out soon to take some good pictures of the bike...

    16896989705_f022c020b3_b.jpgno stinkin meter mono by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    It takes some silver to make good photos. ahem. ;- )
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