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Wally

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From Sea to Shining Sea
« on: July 25, 2010, 04:38:50 PM »
Richard asked me to share these pictures in the nature forum, but I couldn't find a suitable thread that was already started.  So I came up with this title.  Feel free to change it, Richard, if another title would clarify things.

These are some pictures from my trip out west last year.  This is Indian Paintbrush (Figwort family; genus Castilleja)from eastern Arizona.




This is Stonecrop (Sedum) at Bodega Bay, Calif.



So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants:  we have done that which was our duty to do.  Luke 17:10

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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010, 04:42:14 PM »
One of my favorite places in Oregon is Crater Lake, so I couldn't refrain from including this shot.  It was the first time my kids had been there, and they were impressed.




This used to be my "back yard" when I lived on the Olympic Peninsula.  This is Olympic National Park.

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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010, 04:45:22 PM »
I'm almost done.  Here's one from Glacier National Park in Montana.





The "boss" surveys his territory in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND

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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 04:50:41 PM »
And last, but not least, here's looking at ya.  He was so close that I can attest to the fact that Bison have not yet discovered deodorant.  ;D

But lest anyone think I had taken leave of my sanity and approached too close to one of these monsters; as I explained in another thread, I was beside the open door of our car, and the beast was at least 30' away.  The telephoto lens was a wonderful invention.  ;D



By the way, this is the same individual as the one in my avatar.  This picture was taken less than a minute after the other one.  He was just throwing his weight around, showing everyone who was in charge.  And believe me, no one was willing to argue with him.
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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010, 02:02:31 AM »
Wally,

Your kids were there and impressed.  I am impressed just looking at the pictures  ;D

The bison pictures would be great for a study on the Lamblike 2nd Beast of Revelation.   Got any more ?

BTW When out near Montrose Colorado, I got some some Bison pictures at a Bison ranch (none as good as yours), but the employee warned me not to get anywhere close to the fence - they weigh 2000 lbs + ,  have a temper and do charge .

You are braver than me @ 30 feet.   Great telephoto work.
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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2010, 12:04:56 PM »
Thanks, Wally. Beautiful!!
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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2010, 02:09:06 PM »
Autumn is upon us, and as I was out and about today, I discovered these beautiful (and poisonous) mushrooms.



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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011, 08:44:10 AM »
Ever wondered why they call them the Smoky Mountains?

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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2011, 09:21:21 AM »
Magnificent!
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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2011, 11:47:55 AM »
Our last computer couldn't load all the pictures so this is the fist time I've seen them, although a few of them didn't completely load. They are spectacular! I love the close up of Stonecrop, the color and design of the mushrooms, beauty of the flowered valley and grandeur of the mountain at Glacier National Park, and the powerful bison.  We do indeed live in a beautiful country. I could only see sky in Jim's photo.  :(  I'll have to try again later. 

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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2011, 05:48:00 PM »
Just thought I'd show how much better God's paint brush is than mine! However, that isnt saying much since I have a hard time drawing stick men.

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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2011, 08:52:32 PM »
Thanks to all for showing them..they are all fabulous! God's works, from the greatest mountain, to the smallest sea shell..all beautiful and wonderfully designed!
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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2015, 12:51:47 PM »


Our son took this photo recently. High Sierra Desert at sunrise.

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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2015, 02:12:35 PM »
Vicki, that's lovely.
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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2015, 06:02:50 PM »
Beautiful Vicki. At first I thought it was a painting. I love the colours. I kept scrolling down and enjoyed many other photo's I had never seen before.
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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2015, 08:35:07 AM »
I have a friend who lives in the southwest and recently some owls have made a nest in a near by tree. Here they are with a parent looking like a sentinel.

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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2015, 09:42:39 AM »
Beautiful. This has reawakened a desire to build a nesting platform for owls.

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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2015, 02:58:09 PM »
Interesting picture.  I didn't know a Great Horned Owl would nest in a palm tree.
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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2015, 08:35:36 AM »
Fall has come to New England, and colors were at their peak this week--about 10 days later than later--global warming for sure.  ::)  I took these yesterday.







By the way, first picture is about 15 miles from my house; the other 2 are less than a mile away as the raven flies.
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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2015, 10:15:17 AM »
You are blessed, Wally!!  In California around where I live, I see a lot of dry grass, and sadly burned over forests.  I wonder if there is some reason why the difference between where you are and where I am? The state here just legalized suicide. "Jerry Brown makes assisted suicide legal in California."

Makes one wonder if it might not be better to move the East Coast where you can still build dams and water your garden and take a shower?

Beautiful photos Wally. Thanks for sharing. God is quite the Artist!
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