PICTURE POST II!

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  1. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is logical Premium Member

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    There was a break from the wet and windy weather this morning, so I took the puppy for a walk. While walking along the river I heard this raven before I saw it. I was surprised to see it sitting on one of the lower branches overhanging the path.

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  2. The Entire Bee Movie But

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    ^ 'Tis some visitor... ;)
     
  3. Mary Ann

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    Hee! I love ravens. The park behind our house has several huge trees where ravens nest, so I often see and hear them. I love birds of prey, too.
     
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    Did it quoth anything?
     
  5. Mary Ann

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    "CAW". Evocative, but not an expansive repertoire.
     
  6. Hau’oli Lanui

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    Took the boys out to see the International Space Station tonight. We have an uncommonly crystal clear night, so I thought this would be a good chance to see it. We originally were faked out, what we thought was the ISS turned out to just be an aircraft. However a minute later the ISS came cruising on by. My older son Ian was super excited about seeing it. My other son Aaron couldn't track it. However still had a great time looking at the stars and the moon.
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    What news from Winterfell?
     
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    I'm pretty sure some sort of season or another is approaching :lol:
     
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  10. Zulu Romeo

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    Ravens are awesome. :bolian:
     
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    ^^ the ISS is surprisingly fast, isn't it? :) I've repeatedly tried to take pics through my telescope but the darned thing is faster than a weazle.
     
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    Ravens are super intelligent. PBS has a Nature series episode about them worth watching.

    Yes, those mini Nixie tubes are pretty rugged. They were used in military equipment for many, many years until finally substituted with LED/LCD. The screw on cover is meant to help protect them from knocks so the watch looks pretty solid. Chunkier than a G-Shock though. ;)

    For a while the tubes were fairly low priced but after a surge in interest starting about 10 years ago, they've gone up quite a bit. Not many are made these days, with the bulk of them coming from Russia and former USSR republics. Desk clocks are the most popular.
     
  13. Ancient Mariner

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    I love these photos Kes! Exceptional. I love, especially, in the first one, the reflection of other buildings in the prominent skyscraper.

    Please ... take more photos as time allows!
     
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    Aww thank you! You're always so encouraging and I appreciate that. I'm kicking myself for not doing a panoramic on my iPhone while I was out there but I haven't been that cold in a long time. I have been taking more photos and I occasionally put some on FB, if you're on there. I'd love to see more of your photos too.
     
  15. Mary Ann

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    Quoth the raven: "It won't stop effing raining".

    Not poetic, but accurate.
     
  16. Hau’oli Lanui

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    I couldn't imagine trying to track the ISS with a telescope. I thought when the boys got a little bigger we would try a good set of binoculars. So for now we eyeball it and have a great discussion about it and show them pics on their iPads.
     
  17. Ríu ríu chíu

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    I use this for my Twitter profile. It's me outside Citi Field. :)

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    (The dog is not, in fact, smoking a real pipe. Its owner collects for charity outside every Mets home game. If you give, you can have your pic taken with the dog.)
     
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    I have a hell of a time getting caps that fit. I wear a size 8 1/2! :scream:
     
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    Then that's quite the crowning achievement.