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Leah Sattler
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I'll start. I took several shots of this pecan leaf floating on a drop of water on a cabbage leaf, here is one. It caught my eye in the garden one morning. It was so simple but so beautiful.


 
Leah Sattler
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here is another favorite!


 
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I keep finding them!


 
Gwen Lynn
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Here's a Century Plant from Colorado
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Gwen Lynn
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Rocky profile
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Gwen Lynn
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Blue sky, red rock
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Gwen Lynn
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Lichen grows in amazing locations
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Gwen Lynn
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Couldn't take a bad picture on this trip. If I do say so myself...and I do! 
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Leah Sattler
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wow!!! those are awesome wenvan! I love that you can see the beauty in the intricates and contrasts. I have "small eyes" too.  beautiful.
 
Dave Miller
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Here are a couple that I took recently.   Happy Autumn!







 
Irene Kightley
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Wow, what amazing rock formations ! You're so lucky to have such natural beauty nearby.

Lovely colours in the leaves adunca. The leaves on our two young Maples dropped early this year because of drought. I'm hoping they'll recover Ok and we get more rain next summer. 

The autumn theme continues...

This is a cellar next to our house which we built for keeping food cool. The the climbing plants now cover the gloriette on top of it to give it more shade - these are the autumn colours :



This is the cellar from the inside - although this isn't really "Art" it feels very satisfying.



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lt looks artful to me! they are beautiful pictures Irene! I love the look of colorful canned goods.

the leaf pictures are gorgeous Adunca...i especially like the shadowed one..
 
Brenda Groth
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very satisfying indeed, never heard the word gloriette before..kinda like an arbor?
 
Irene Kightley
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A gloriette is a sort of arbour - lovely word isn't it ? This is one definition :

A gloriette (from the 12th century French for "little glory" is a building in a garden erected on a site that is elevated with respect to the surroundings. The structural execution and shape can vary greatly, often in the form of a pavilion or tempietto, more or less open on the sides. Climbing plants are often associated with this type of construction.

This is ours from the south side in May - the climbing plants and (heavenly) Banks Rose are about four years old.



I've a set of photos following the growth of the plants in Flickr here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/hardworkinghippy/sets/72157600095016262/

Gwen - every time I look at your rock photos I see more "creatures" and the last photo is full of erotic art !

We have lovely countryside here but I'm from Scotland and really miss mountains and rugged rocks and dramatic scenery. There's nothing nicer than sitting daydreaming looking at a rock face or making noises around rocks to get your imagination in gear at the wonder of their existence.


 
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Thank you for your compliments, Irene! I have to admit...I do have an eye for the...uh...erotic & it apparently shows up in my photos when I'm not even trying! 

Alas, I wish those rock formations were really nearby. Of course, nearby is up for interpretation. I took those pix in Colorado, on holiday last year. They are about an 11 hour drive (or one quick plane ride) from here, at a place called "Garden of the gods".

http://www.gardenofgods.com/home/index.cfm?flash=1

It is almost impossible to take a bad picture there, as is much of the American west. It's my fave place to vacation. I often dream of visiting Europe though. Maybe someday...

Here's a few pix we took on a weekend trip to western Okla. This is about 4 hours from where I live. 1st 2 pix are the Gloss (aka Glass) Mtns. 3rd pic is at Great Salt Plains Refuge.
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spiderweb gate
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cool gate you need to weld a toy car in the web
 
Pat Maas
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Here's a little bit of native rock mosiacs of the universal symbol and ying/yang. Am working on a larger area as the specific rock colors become available.
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Chelle Lewis
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My visitors that enjoy my efforts so much.....

Chelle
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You can see it's a love-hate relationship.... 

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Flying duck orchids
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I  am  Chinese,I  can  speak  a  little  English[img].This  rose  is  plant   by  myself.
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Matthew Fallon
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Nice Shots everyone!
heres a couple. i have thousands so wont go crazy !







 
                                        
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It's good to be five years old.
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Being two is not so bad either.  When you've got the ride and some chickens to chase, life is good. 
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Moody Vaden
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Datura stramonium in the snow.

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Ralphie and the snake.

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Fiddlehead

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Chris Fitt
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Here is our Jersey/Angus calf being bottle fed in a rare Texas snow.
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Irene Kightley
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Just beautiful !
 
                          
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Collecting seaweed on the beach.



My sister's chickens.



A handmowing demonstration, using drying frames.



Trellised cukes.

Dan
 
Irene Kightley
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Hi Dan,

Great photos but the code is weird so I hope you don't mind, I've redone them here so that they show up in the forum.



Collecting seaweed on the beach.



My sister's chickens.



A handmowing demonstration, using drying frames.



Trellised cukes.

Irene
 
                          
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No problem.  But they loaded fine for me the first time.

Dan
 
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So many photos won't load for me  . I have high speed and a new laptop, they should all show up shouldn't they? Oh well, I like the ones I can see. Here's my contribution.

Deer in our yard in BC


Why did I ever move away from here?


Nudie shot of my son when he was tiny. It's scanned so not the most amazing clarity but still, awesomely cute!


This one is just weird. I had a coconut on top of the fridge for so long that it sprouted. I put it into the compost bin, it's way too cold in Canada for coconuts!
 
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California quail in the yard
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Irene Kightley
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What an amazing selection of snippets from your life !

The "drop" is just magical !
 
George Lee
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From a roadtrip last summer out west (oklahoma,texas,new mexico,utah,colorado)

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A few examples..


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beautiful colorado

peace with all -
 
Dave Miller
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Some lupines in our neighborhood a few years ago.  I collected seed from the lone pink plant and just sprouted them a few weeks ago.








 
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