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Old 10-30-19, 07:55 AM
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An old grist mill between Cambridge Ontario and Paris Ontario and on the Rail-Trail that used to be the Lake Erie & Northern Electric Railway. The trail runs from Cambridge to Hamilton Ontario.




Electric Generating Station Ruins. This is where they had a generating station to boost the electricity used by the LE&N Electric Railway.



Some donkeys near Cambridge Ontario.




Private pond and spillway.



Sunrise seen coming back into town after a night ride in the country.






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Old 10-30-19, 01:04 PM
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@justslow, maybe we've just been lucky or else our locals are more mild mannered. Here's a young one that surprised us in our den. It had the chance to strike several times as my wife passed it doing chores, but only struck once and that was after I'd used the fireplace poker to move it into a bucket for transport to the outdoors. We don't kill snakes and let this one go as a reward for not striking when it could have.
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Ah, so @thumpism isn't the only one to have snakes INSIDE his house. We've had quite a few.
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I would say "it's that time of year", except that this was taken a couple of days ago, and we are expecting 4" of snow tomorrow. ...ugh...



oh well, it was nice while it lasted.

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its been smokey in SF lately; and I rode with a mask on but got this:
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same night looking at my ride home! the haze does wonders for photography-
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Portal to another dimension seen at a nearby park.
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^^ ....and here's the other dimension. 😁😉 Actually, this is in Arizona, along route 60. I dunno what that plant is, but it sure looks weird, to me. 🤔
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Originally Posted by stardognine

^^ ....and here's the other dimension. 😁😉 Actually, this is in Arizona, along route 60. I dunno what that plant is, but it sure looks weird, to me. 🤔
That's a Yucca.

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That's a Yucca.

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Aha, so that's what a Yucca looks like. 😁 I've heard of Yucca before, obviously, just never saw the plant itself, or a pic, before. Thanks for the education. 👍
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A cool purple mosaic wall, a forest of saguaros, and a couple of oversized reptiles rendered from an unknown metal.
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How's about a rainbow? 😎 I saw this right after a heck of a hail storm, in Southern Phoenix. Some of the locals were really tripping on it, the hail, I mean, it must be pretty unusual here.
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I’ve been riding this road for 24 years and this was the first time to see this.
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How's about a rainbow? 😎 I saw this right after a heck of a hail storm, in Southern Phoenix. Some of the locals were really tripping on it, the hail, I mean, it must be pretty unusual here.
If you shoot a panorama photo you can get the whole rainbow in one photo :-)
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I’ve been riding this road for 24 years and this was the first time to see this.
Is that just Northeast of Kingman, Arizona? I've seen a few ostriches there, fenced in obviously. It's just one of those things, that makes you say what the heck? 🤔😁
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Originally Posted by stardognine
Is that just Northeast of Kingman, Arizona? I've seen a few ostriches there, fenced in obviously. It's just one of those things, that makes you say what the heck? 🤔😁
Just northwest of Houston, Tx.
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Originally Posted by stardognine
Is that just Northeast of Kingman, Arizona? I've seen a few ostriches there, fenced in obviously. It's just one of those things, that makes you say what the heck? ����
That ain't no ostrich. That there is a Texas Turkey! `Tis the season, after all.


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An old power plant on Belle Isle in the James River. The island housed a prisoner of war camp during the Civil War, known politely around here as The War of Northern Aggression.
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How many turtles can you see? 🤔 I saw just about as many yesterday, but got too close & spooked them. This time, I wore my cloak of invisibility, & kept quiet. 😁
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OK, so I'm trying to deal with the visual of a spooked turtle.
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That's just killer.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
OK, so I'm trying to deal with the visual of a spooked turtle.
Ha, I just meant I got too close, and scared them, so they dove back in the water. 🙂 They can jump in the water mighty fast, compared to how slow they walk. And they don't play silly waiting games, to see how close you'll get, 20 or 30 feet away, and they dive. 😁

I was surprised at how many turtles live together, in such a small pond. I'm pretty sure I counted 7, that first day, out sunning themselves, right after lunch. 😎
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Originally Posted by stardognine

I was surprised at how many turtles live together, in such a small pond. I'm pretty sure I counted 7, that first day, out sunning themselves, right after lunch. 😎
Where is that, anyway? I lived in AZ for years and can't recall ever having seen a turtle, even at one of the lakes up north. Desert tortoises, yes; turtles, nope! Pretty cool

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