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Old 10-13-20, 07:15 PM
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While I was in Yuma, I did have a variety of opportunities for sunset photos. I think my favorites were those that I took during my first flight in the back seat of our trainer jets... the TA-4 Skyhawk. So scenic and so much fun! ... other than the issue of air sickness..


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Things get parked and next thing trees are growing through them.....

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Things get parked and next thing trees are growing through them.....

Heard of Schwinn Grape Krate but never a tandem grape trellis...
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Old 10-14-20, 10:33 AM
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This is totally the time of year to "see stuff."
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This guy was a little off the beaten track.... Never saw one this deep in the city before.
As the eagle population continues to recover, their territories have edged closer to populated areas. They don't seem to be bothered by the human activity going on around them. I remember when warning signs were posted in a 1/2 mile radius around an active nest to warn people to stay away so as not to disturb the breeding pair. I live near Lake Erie and there are 90 nests in my county. Some are quite visible from the road. 4 or 5 are within a 2 mile radius of my house.
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Originally Posted by Pompiere View Post
As the eagle population continues to recover, their territories have edged closer to populated areas. They don't seem to be bothered by the human activity going on around them. I remember when warning signs were posted in a 1/2 mile radius around an active nest to warn people to stay away so as not to disturb the breeding pair. I live near Lake Erie and there are 90 nests in my county. Some are quite visible from the road. 4 or 5 are within a 2 mile radius of my house.
Yep, there are plenty of eagles around there. 👍 I rode out around Presque Isle State Park a few times, to see them. My late motherís house is in Erie, PA, right across the street from the Erie Insurance campus. They just keep growing & growing. 🤔🙄


I just got to the Collier Tunnel, somewheres near the Oregon State line. I was surprised to see phone service here. A few miles back, was Panther Flat, which I camped near last night. 🙄

And last but not least, check out this old REI down parka I scored, back in Crescent City as I was leaving, for $14!!! 😎😁😎 The tag says AUG 78, which is right around when I was starting my senior year of high school. 😁



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I think the white picket fence really makes this work.
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It seems this happens every year. This guy just shows up in early October and vanishes again after November 1st. He likes the rear seat on the Crescent. Reminds me of a limerick my Father used to teach us:

Last night I saw upon the stair
the little man who wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today.
Oh, how I wish he'd go away.




A guy once saw it and asked me "who is that?"
"That's the previous owner."
"Really?" he said in a very serious tone. I let the conversation drop.
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Old 10-18-20, 05:19 PM
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It seems this happens every year. This guy just shows up in early October and vanishes again after November 1st. He likes the rear seat on the Crescent.
Sinister little fellow. I see he likes opening your brake quick release when you least expect it!
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Thereís a dispensary on the South end of Humboldt County, just past Leggitt, on 101 right after you get past CA20. I got some OG Fire & OG Rolex. I didnít care much for the Fire, but LOVE the Rolex. 😍😁😉

Then several miles into the Avenue of the Giants, I found a big ole bag of weed, on the side of the road, where it had no business being. 🤔 I had to think & act quickly, because the baggie it was in, had a hole the size of a quarter, and I had gallon-sized freezer baggies,but buried in my pack somewheres. 🙄 But it worked out great, that weed is also very good, so I came out way ahead, you could say. 😁

I threw in a dead-but-not-messy turkey vulture for yas. 😲😉


I take it the last picture represents the American Eagle subject to the preceding depravity.
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Sinister little fellow. I see he likes opening your brake quick release when you least expect it!
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I used ride with gps to map this route it was one they already had and I just changed the start and stop point. we were on a great forrest trail that started somewhat paved then paved then dirt and rock and everything in-between for about 8 miles up. there were offshoots that there was no way to get the tandem up and it lopped and the path it looped too was a narrow and way to steep path to ride the tandem on. I didn't to even know it but we went by the cemetery my grandma is in. we have done more climbing y about 500 feet but this was a steady up hill pretty much the whole way. we missed a turn and gone down faster but then had to ride on the streets back where we started the climb. ended up being 45 miles total. may be the last day this year we could ride this path when it gets muddy it wont work on the tandem. serious drop-off on this ride but not like we were right on the edge. I wonder how many tandems have come up here? I bet we were the only ones on a tandem that use this path.








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worlds largest pistachio - rt.54/70 near Alamogordo NM

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This past Monday we found this goldenrod at the edge of the Marsh on Assateague Island.
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I almost ran over this little guy in southeastern Colorado last week. I couldnít see a rattle and thought he was just a bull snake but he had a heart shaped head and he buzzed that tail as fast as he could. He just didnít have rattles yet.



In another area, I looked over a cliff...not something that Iím really in the habit of doing and noticed a limestone layer exposed by Carrizo Creek. It had kind of an odd pattern on it.



Sure enough, those are dinosaur tracks. At least 2 individuals, probably sauropods of some kind.



I went down to the tracks and on the way back up noticed this




Rocks donít pile themselves. In the area, some sheep herders make pens out of piled up rocks but this wall didnít enclose anything. Itís part of a game trap with a jump at the end. Itís likely for big horn sheep. Iíve seen these walls in a couple of other places in Colorado.

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Sure enough, those are dinosaur tracks. At least 2 individuals, probably sauropods of some kind.



I went down to the tracks and on the way back up noticed this
That imprint next to the rocks almost looks like one of them laid out.
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lovely sunny day today!!
Lots of folks were enjoying the view atop the Illinois River bluffs, along Grandview Drive.





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Riding home from work, saw this magnificent bird. As I rode up alongside we stared at each other.

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Riding home from work, saw this magnificent bird. As I rode up alongside we stared at each other.
it reminds me a bit of when I saw two coyotes in a field as I rode past.
Normally, coyotes will run off when they see me.... these two didn't budge.
It's a little unnerving to realize that you might not be at the top of the food chain, or might required to defend your position.

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Hereís an old pic from a week or two ago, coming through OíBrien, CA. Look close, at the roof of the outhouses, lol. 😁 Iíll throw in one of their old cop car, too. 😎

In case anyoneís wondering, Iím now in Springfield/Eugene, Oregon, they kinda blur together. 🤔😉


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a sign of the times
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Road kill?

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Road kill?

Or maybe to keep yourself from becoming such, where big & mean dogs may roam? 🤔😁😉 I wonder if itís cooked?
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Saw this ballot box ... don't forget to vote!

Saw a stillborn Batmobile.

Cool mural in Hollywood.

Fancy graffiti.
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Or maybe to keep yourself from becoming such, where big & mean dogs may roam? 🤔😁😉 I wonder if itís cooked?
It looked raw. My family is from West Virginia, so my first impulse was to take it home and cook it, but the plastic wrap was too fancy for me.
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