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Old 06-06-2009, 02:49 PM   #61
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Today after lunch we turned on our ceiling fans...
Had to shut the window briefly yesterday, rough.

Are those your dogs, Freebird? Beautiful.
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Cuppa - Yes, those are my 2 furry children near the snow bank.

I'd love to see a few more colorful pictures. I've been cropping mine closely to keep the size of the uploaded files smaller. Don't want to clog the pipes.
Nature's beauty is a nice antidote to the bad news our world is so good at delivering.
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I cant match the color and clarity through a window and screen, but here's a couple of pics of our new neighbor - probably a day old - he/she was a bit wobbly.



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There is a cardinal nesting in my ficus plant directly outside the breakfast nook windows. She is spending a lot of time on the nest so I expect to see little ones soon. It's amazing to look out the window and directly into a bird's nest. It's also a bit annoying to have to avoid the walkway there when outside, so I'll be glad when the family is raised.
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Here's 2 tiebreaker pictures (winter of 2008) to help us all decide...
The green plastic wrapped thing is my pink BBQ, total height of approx 7 feet, shown earlier in this thread.
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Perfect for venison BBQ!
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Is there a version of bambi, like veal?
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Rather than posting individual pictures the link below is to the website I maintain for the subdivision. There are other gallery pictures if you click on the menu to the left of the pictures.

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Having done all but one of the above, I don't think I fit the stereotype...
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... shot doves over a tank...
Over a tank of what?

This reminds me of Hawaii visitors being told that they haven't seen the "real" Hawaii until they've visited California Avenue in Wahiawa on a Friday night... or a very early Saturday morning...
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Over a tank of what?
Nothing flammable - just a small pond that ranchers dig to provide water for their cattle.
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Nothing flammable - just a small pond that ranchers dig to provide water for their cattle.
I bet the cattle can't be happy with the water quality when the shooter splashes a dove...

Who retrieves the doves?
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Maybe this little guy ?

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Cows poop in the water they drink. I don't think a few dead dove will negatively impact the ambiance.
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Last one - yes, Virginia, engineers can do creative landscaping.
Check out the reflection and circular dispersion of the flash in the glass.
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How do you keep pests (deer, rabbits, groundhogs) from eating your beautiful tulips? I planted hundreds of tulips and Asiatic lilies one year, and all were destroyed by animal pests. The animals have no concept of "sharing" - they want it all!

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How do you keep pests (deer, rabbits, groundhogs) from eating your beautiful tulips? I planted hundreds of tulips and Asiatic lilies one year, and all were destroyed by animal pests. The animals have no concept of "sharing" - they want it all!

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My 2 furry children patrol the back fenced in yard. One of them is a neutered boy dog, so he constantly marks the territory.
The tulips are out in front and in a raised bed made if interlocking cement blocks. The bunnies have to hop up almost 3 feet and come close to the house to even try it. I do periodically set out a humane trap and relocate any prisoners (chipmunks) to their new lakefront abode.
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I guess you could add that to the list of reasons not to move to Texas-- I know I'll never look at Riverwalk in quite the same way ever again!
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Just dont look at a glass of tap water in New Orleans (or any far south city on the Mississippi) - nine people drank that water before you do
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