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Picture-A-Week 2019 - Week 40

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Pictures taken between Monday, September 30 and Sunday, October 6.

 

Rules: See above

That's it. This isn't a contest.

All photos taken this week are welcome (not just cruising).

Prizes will not be awarded. Discovering the joy of photography is the prize.

The idea is to get folks out using their cameras for more than vacations and toddler birthdays.

Post one. Post many. Up to you.

Have fun with your camera and share your fun with others!

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Now that's a beautiful light display.

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As summer winds down, our apple tree produced a ton of apples.  Sadly the birds and squirrels have poked holes in them so we can't eat them.

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On 10/3/2019 at 3:38 AM, Krazy Kruizers said:

As summer winds down, our apple tree produced a ton of apples.  Sadly the birds and squirrels have poked holes in them so we can't eat them.

 

 

 

 

 

I would suggest covering the tree in aviary netting...or getting a blowgun. Both are about $30 on Amazon.

 

🙂

 

Dave

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Just thought I'd toss one in here ...

TukTaew, Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand

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19 hours ago, pierces said:

 

 

I would suggest covering the tree in aviary netting...or getting a blowgun. Both are about $30 on Amazon.

 

🙂

 

Dave

 

We did that 40+ years ago when the tree was small.  Now it is over 20 feet tall and hangs mostly in the neighbor's yard.  They love our tree and keep hoping to get some decent apples.  Won't happen.  We are way too old to deal with nets, etc.

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20 hours ago, scubacruiserx2 said:

A Orange Dog Swallowtail landed on the butterfly bush yesterday

 

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10 hours ago, Curt1591 said:

Just thought I'd toss one in here ...

TukTaew, Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand

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Love the pictures.

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Not the best week for photography. Sprinklers needed fixing and measurements and design for the next project took up the free time left over from the  life vacuum that is Borderlands 3. I think the giddy newness is over now and responsible time management will be the rule of the day. What I am left with this week is an honest-to-goodness crappy snapshot of the grandkids’ carved Ninjago and Malificent pumpkins. No worries about melting into a puddle of rotten gourd before Halloween. They are 100% non-organic plastic foam. I imagine they could be recycled but since they would probably just make straws out of the plastic, we’ll just toss them when the holiday is over.

 

Plastic Fantastic

 

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Dave

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Looks like we're in a new week. 

I've been following a couple threads about hand washing and disinfecting. Almost makes me want to pack my own meals to take onboard! 

In the spirit of hygienic food, and since we were in Chinatown again, I thought I'd snap a photo of our favorite curry spot.

 

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Finally got around to loading my weekend wetlands shots to my computer, so here's my Saturday selection:

 

Ruby-throated hummingbird:

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Red-eyed vireo:

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Blue-winged teal:

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Colorful blue dasher dragonfly:

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Red-bellied woodpecker:

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Ruby-throated hummingbird sitting still for a change:

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Assuming you are asking about the wetlands photos, I live in South Florida, and these were shot at a local wetlands reserve called Green Cay Wetlands, in Boynton Beach, FL.  There are two wetlands within a mile of each other which are my two 'local' spots, being about 10 miles from my house.  The other one is called Wakodahatchee Wetlands...I often hit both spots in the same afternoon since they are so close.

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23 minutes ago, zackiedawg said:

Assuming you are asking about the wetlands photos, I live in South Florida, and these were shot at a local wetlands reserve called Green Cay Wetlands, in Boynton Beach, FL.  There are two wetlands within a mile of each other which are my two 'local' spots, being about 10 miles from my house.  The other one is called Wakodahatchee Wetlands...I often hit both spots in the same afternoon since they are so close.

 

Thanks , were the hummingbirds there as well ? We live in The Acreage about 45 minutes from there and our son and DIL live in Boca .

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Yes - all of the birds and animals were in that spot.  The hummingbirds are typically near the entrance of the wetlands - from the parking lot, you walk through about 150 feet of pine forest to get to the main building, then there's a boardwalk that circles about 1 1/2 miles around the water and islands.  It's that first 150 feet where the hummingbirds are most likely to be found.  There's no hummingbird feeders or anything - just those plants there that they seem to like.  You often hear them chattering before you actually see them.

Migration has been kicking in there pretty good the past few weeks...lots of species in the trees - vireos, warblers, redstarts, painted buntings, etc.  The wetlands birds are a little slower to arrive so far as it's been so hot, but already the blue-winged teal ducks are there, and snowy egrets, wood storks, and various herons and egrets have started to gather a little more.

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Thank you . We haven't been there in a while . We usually go in the Winter or Spring when it's a little cooler just as they open in the morning before it gets too busy .

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One warning though:  They are closing Green Cay sometime in the first few weeks of November, for a project to replace the Nature Center's roof and the boardwalks - it is expected to be down for a few months at least.  So either go before early November, or you'll have to wait until probably late January or early February.

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4 minutes ago, zackiedawg said:

One warning though:  They are closing Green Cay sometime in the first few weeks of November, for a project to replace the Nature Center's roof and the boardwalks - it is expected to be down for a few months at least.  So either go before early November, or you'll have to wait until probably late January or early February.

 

Thanks , we'll probably wait for the cooler weather and the reopening .

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