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#627978 - Mon May 23 2011 09:54 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: spanishliz]
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A bucket of baby sloths from the Sloth Sanctuary near Puerto Limon, Costa Rica...


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#628008 - Tue May 24 2011 01:39 AM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: PDAZ]
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PDAZ: They're so small!! Very cute. I thought sloths only had one baby at a time... are they really triplets or did several mothers give birth around the same day?

Oh and the bats were adorable too with the little ones safe in mom's wings (yes, I know I'm weird lol)
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#628113 - Tue May 24 2011 12:03 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: Jakeroo]
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The baby sloths are adorable!!



Red Roses

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#628142 - Tue May 24 2011 01:02 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: bhs63]
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bhs: lovely roses. All your flower shots are breathtaking. Loved the peonies too.
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#628216 - Tue May 24 2011 03:43 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: Jakeroo]
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#628229 - Tue May 24 2011 03:53 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: zebra101]
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Zebra? Wow, where have you been "hiding" all this time? We've obviously been missing out on some artistic talent : )
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#628253 - Tue May 24 2011 05:59 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: Jakeroo]
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Yes indeed, welcome Zebra. That's a lovely shot.
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#628263 - Tue May 24 2011 06:42 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: ren33]
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What a lovely lot of unusual animal pictures.
The flower pictures also are dear to my heart - I've been trying to grow peonies for years - all leaf, but never a flower. cry And how glorious to see phlox growing wild by the roadside!




" 'Tis the last rose of Summer"
Julia's Rose, waterlogged and windblown, clings on tenaciously. Pruning season's just around the corner, so the whole cycle starts over.

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#628275 - Tue May 24 2011 07:31 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: auntie1]
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Bailey had an itchy ear.


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#628286 - Tue May 24 2011 08:06 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: golfmom08]
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Love the sloths, PDAZ.

Perfect for the summer.

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#628303 - Tue May 24 2011 09:16 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: zorba_scank]
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What is that fruit, Sharon?

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#628305 - Tue May 24 2011 09:47 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: auntie1]
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They are coconuts, Dawn. Coconut water is very popular in the summer.
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#628307 - Tue May 24 2011 09:54 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: zorba_scank]
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What is that fruit, Sharon?

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#628308 - Tue May 24 2011 09:58 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: Jakeroo]
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Originally Posted By: Jakeroo
PDAZ: They're so small!! Very cute. I thought sloths only had one baby at a time... are they really triplets or did several mothers give birth around the same day?



Actually, the Sloth Sanctuary only takes in orphaned or injured sloths -- they don't breed them -- so the babies aren't related. However, the guide did tell us that an adult sloth they had taken in gave birth to twins in January, so it can happen.

Here's an adult two-toed sloth. I didn't know this, but both types of sloths have three-toes on their "feet".


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#628381 - Wed May 25 2011 04:15 AM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: PDAZ]
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This is our village Flame of the Forest tree in its full glory at this time of year.
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#628391 - Wed May 25 2011 06:00 AM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: ren33]
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PDAZ - The bats and the Sloths are just wonderful and so cute.
Zebra - love your pensive cat.



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#628669 - Wed May 25 2011 09:47 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: szabs]
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I was browsing in a recycling yard recently when I spotted a Furphy Tank, as used to transport water to our troops in World War One. An iconic piece of Australiana!
The soldiers would share information with the water cart driver as he drove his horse from one battlefield to another. So the word "Furphy" came into the Australian vocabulary to mean unsubstantiated rumour, just as "Scuttlebutt" is used in America.

The Furphy family embossed mottoes into their tank ends, often extolling the virtues of water over other beverages. Their best known appears on this tank:
"Good, better, best
Never let it rest
Till your good is better
And your better, best."

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#628678 - Wed May 25 2011 10:48 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: auntie1]
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Fascinating piece of history, Auntie!

Another photo from Costa Rica -- this was my very first basilisk sighting! And such a beauty laugh


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#628931 - Thu May 26 2011 05:53 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: PDAZ]
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Thank you, everyone! smile

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#628935 - Thu May 26 2011 06:21 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: zebra101]
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What a beauty! smile

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#629002 - Thu May 26 2011 11:10 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: zebra101]
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Stunning kitty pic!

Here's a Mexican navy ship sailing near Gamboa in the Panama Canal


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#629115 - Fri May 27 2011 10:27 AM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: PDAZ]
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Pretty ship, that.
According to a quick googling, the Cuauhtémoc (named for an Aztec emperor) was built in Spain in 1982, and serves in the Mexican Navy as a training ship.

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#629120 - Fri May 27 2011 10:45 AM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: ertrum]
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Originally Posted By: ertrum
Pretty ship, that.
According to a quick googling, the Cuauhtémoc (named for an Aztec emperor) was built in Spain in 1982, and serves in the Mexican Navy as a training ship.


Oddly enough, I saw the ship a few years ago in Monterey Bay, California. I was sitting in a park near Fisherman's Wharf when the ship arrived in Monterey for a ceremony. The sailors were standing on the masts, singing in Spanish as the ship approached the harbor, and then they fired a few shots from their cannons. The cannon at the Presidio of Monterey fired back in response -- pretty wild (scared the heck out of all the seals and sea lions in the harbor!)

I know I took pictures -- I'll have to look for them.

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#629223 - Fri May 27 2011 08:54 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: PDAZ]
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An old, still functional bridge in Mangalore

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#629233 - Fri May 27 2011 10:16 PM Re: May Photo-a-day [Re: zorba_scank]
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I took this photo with a certain "Observer of Interesting Information" in mind, so I hope he's still visiting this forum smile


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