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Old 11-25-2017, 12:36 PM   #3131
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Here's a car you won't see every day. I see it around town every so often - this was shot at the local Ace Hardware. On the side it says "Mini Plym II". Just about the biggest fins ever put on a car.



I'm thinking that it started life as an ordinary 1960 Plymouth Belvedere.
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Old 11-25-2017, 02:00 PM   #3132
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I loved hiking as a kid. When I would take my girl scouts, I would make them turn over rocks and old logs. Amazing what life they found.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:34 PM   #3133
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I went to Port Arthur this weekend, where I lived as a teenager. We were out driving around, and I grabbed this shot of some people fishing as a tanker and a fishing boat passed on the ship channel. While we were there, someone caught a pretty big flounder.



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Old 11-27-2017, 11:04 PM   #3134
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I loved hiking as a kid. When I would take my girl scouts, I would make them turn over rocks and old logs. Amazing what life they found.
You're lucky you live far enough North that this isn't a problem. I teach my sprogs to step on and away from a downed log (except in Winter) because of the risk of biting snakes.
If you step directly over a log in warm weather, you risk startling the beast, enticing a strike.
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Old 12-10-2017, 07:54 AM   #3135
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My wife took these pictures of my guineas yesterday.
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A quick shot from my back deck. This is the pretty part of the snow storm.

Our GD's little Chihuahua, Pico, had his first snow experience yesterday and he was not amused. He was trying to figure out a way to walk around without his paws touching the snow. Couldn't wait to go back indoors.
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I shot a Shelby GT350 in Houston this morning. I was in a really ugly part of town, but in the middle of it was a building painted like an American flag. It was perfect for the car.

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Old 12-10-2017, 08:10 PM   #3138
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You're lucky you live far enough North that this isn't a problem. I teach my sprogs to step on and away from a downed log (except in Winter) because of the risk of biting snakes.
If you step directly over a log in warm weather, you risk startling the beast, enticing a strike.
The turning over was always done with a warning and demonstration from me first. There are some very interesting critters under those logs and rocks. The best time to do this is about two weeks into Spring. Critters are just getting started living. Babies are ready to leave the nest, critters are out of their holes, etc.

One of my Scouts had to write a paper about the most interesting thing she had ever done. Class assignment. She chose to write about turning over logs and stones while on a hike. The teacher said she was lying. I had to write a letter to the teacher explaining that as a Scout leader, this was something I had the troop do every Spring. ( I cc'd it also to the principal.)

The teacher changed her mark to an A+.

BTW, don't forget to look up overhead when on a hike.
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I shot a Shelby GT350 in Houston this morning. I was in a really ugly part of town, but in the middle of it was a building painted like an American flag. It was perfect for the car.

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Old 12-10-2017, 09:31 PM   #3140
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I shot a Shelby GT350 in Houston this morning. I was in a really ugly part of town, but in the middle of it was a building painted like an American flag. It was perfect for the car.

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Nice. Always wanted one, but they were priced well outside of my budget back then.

Here's one that I took a little over a year ago. We were on a camping trip and took a half day drive looking for moose, and found this Cobra convention parked at the Moose Visitor's Center in Colorado State Forest State Park:

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