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#1254401 - Tue Dec 31 2019 04:18 PM January 2020 - photo-a-day
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And so, as the sun moves slowly from the east, it's time to open the first thread of a new year. Thanks for all the contributions in 2019 and now... Happy New Year!
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#1254451 - Wed Jan 01 2020 09:12 PM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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Start the year as you mean to go on. Or go with. Or kling on to.

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#1254631 - Sat Jan 04 2020 09:27 PM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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I went right across to the other side of Wiltshire today to get this sign, and about 100 other photos around the area.

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#1254724 - Mon Jan 06 2020 08:54 PM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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Another pre-1964 relic in Corsham

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#1254899 - Wed Jan 08 2020 01:57 PM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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Found this old railroad lantern in my garage when I moved in to my house. Thought I'd do something with it, so it's a sun catcher now.
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#1254964 - Thu Jan 09 2020 07:33 AM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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We were walking near the Piney Woods park, Durham, NC, when I saw these brilliant red leaves.

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#1254966 - Thu Jan 09 2020 07:55 AM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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I used to live in Ft. Bragg, NC back in the early 90s. We used to make the drive up to the Raleigh/Durham area all the time. Very nice place to visit and live.

Chapel Hill was cool too. Good place to see live bands. The Cat's Cradle is where we used to go. Now I'm having flashbacks to my glory days. I'll have to post a few pictures from when I was stationed there.

That's a great picture by the way.


Edited by DireWolf74 (Thu Jan 09 2020 07:58 AM)
Edit Reason: Too early to be creative...so I'll blame it on the cat
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#1254981 - Thu Jan 09 2020 09:11 AM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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Until I can find my other ones from that time here's one more that I took from about 4000 feet in the air.



Can't really see the base from up there, but it's down there somewhere I promise. I landed safely after a few minutes. This is called a static line jump for anybody who cares. Meaning the parachute is attached to a cable in whatever aircraft you are jumping out of and it opens within four or five seconds of your free fall. I think this was out of a C-130, maybe a tail jump. That's when they lower the ramp at the back of the plane and you just have to walk off the edge. Pretty simple. smile


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#1255002 - Thu Jan 09 2020 02:29 PM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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"Simple" is in the eyes of the beholder. (And mine would have been shut tight...)

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#1255023 - Thu Jan 09 2020 04:06 PM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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Mine were during my very first jump at Airborne school in Ft. Benning, Ga.

After that first one it wasn't very scary for me anymore and I ended up making around 25-30 jumps out of various aircraft including jet cargo planes like C-141s and the newer C-17s when they were introduced all the way down to a Twin Otter. My favorite one was out of a UH-1 Huey helicopter.

You just sit on the side of the chopper with your legs hanging over the edge. Then when you reach whatever altitude, you have to push off to gain clearance from the skids at the bottom of the helicopter. The sensation of falling doesn't last very long. But it's long enough if you're afraid. smile
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#1255337 - Sun Jan 12 2020 05:56 PM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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What four inches of rain in 12 hours looks like



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#1255392 - Mon Jan 13 2020 08:18 AM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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Katie, looking intently at something (or nothing)


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#1255394 - Mon Jan 13 2020 08:46 AM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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Looks like she's looking at my "pond" out back. laugh
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#1255494 - Tue Jan 14 2020 09:15 AM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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... maybe there are some fish in it?

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#1255495 - Tue Jan 14 2020 09:17 AM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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Standing water was 3 inches deep in some spots there. Measured it with my boot.
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#1255506 - Tue Jan 14 2020 12:55 PM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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Lighthouse next to Mississippi river. Grafton, Il.

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#1255557 - Wed Jan 15 2020 05:38 AM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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One more of my backyard.
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#1255566 - Wed Jan 15 2020 09:28 AM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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Berries and moss


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#1255571 - Wed Jan 15 2020 11:23 AM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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Keep it simple. laugh

Nice!
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#1255600 - Wed Jan 15 2020 03:30 PM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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A closed pub near Chinnor, Oxfordshire.

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#1255601 - Wed Jan 15 2020 03:44 PM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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Posh dumpster. smile

My neighbor used to have two macaws that he would just let fly all over town. They would even follow his car around when he was driving.

They used to land on our roof and in the trees out back. Too bad somebody in town thought it would be funny to shoot them down with a bow and arrow. Wish I was kidding about that.



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#1256007 - Mon Jan 20 2020 09:19 AM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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Katie found herself a cave to snuggle down in.


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#1256008 - Mon Jan 20 2020 09:21 AM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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Dire, that's very sad. Did the shooter get caught?

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#1256010 - Mon Jan 20 2020 10:28 AM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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Which one? I left out that the guy had five macaws to start and they all got picked off until he was down to these two.

The man passed away and his family had a hard time getting the birds to allow themselves to be caught since he was the one who trained and raised them. At the end I think they were only able to save one of these two and the bird wasn't allowed to fly around town anymore.

Makes me sick this world that we live in sometimes.


Your photo is really cute! laugh


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#1256012 - Mon Jan 20 2020 10:38 AM Re: January 2020 - photo-a-day
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Don't mind me, I'm just a deer in the woods doing deer stuff. smile



We have so many white tailed deer here in Illinois that if you wanted some deer meat, all you have to do is drive around in the country during the twilight hours and wait for one to slam into your car.
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