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Picture-A-Week 2019 - Week 26

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Pictures taken between Monday, June 24 and Sunday, June 30.

 

Half the year is gone folks...

Make a mid-year resolution to use your camera more!

 

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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We were only able to sit outside for a little while.  Humidity got bad.

 

We think we had a dragonfly land on one of the salvia flowers:

 

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This crazy site won't let me add anything to the above post.

 

These are regular lilies but I doubt if they will be around after the 60 mph winds come through with heavy winds:

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We have had so much rain that many of our hosta plants are not doing well.

 

This is a picture of this years pom-pom hosta:

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And this is a picture of what it looked like in previous years:

 

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iPhone photos from around Ireland this week.

 

Staigue Fort

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Ruins of Ballycarberry Castle

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Statue of Antarctic explorer Tom Crean in Anascaul.

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Ross Castle ... Killarney

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Oceanworld Aquarium in Dingle

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Sheep at the Famine Farm on Slea Head ... Dingle Peninsula

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Dunmore Head ... Dingle Peninsula

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Black Abbey ... Adare

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Old Cemetery and Church in Ennistymon

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Paulnabrone ... 5200-5800 year old portal tomb in County Clare

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Dunguaire Castle in Kilvara

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Cloister at Muckross Abbey ... Killarney

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h2so4, those are spectacular! My brother lives in Cork, in the town of Eyeries, to be exact. One of these days I'll use his house as a home base and explore the daylights out of Ireland.

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4 hours ago, fyree39 said:

h2so4, those are spectacular! My brother lives in Cork, in the town of Eyeries, to be exact. One of these days I'll use his house as a home base and explore the daylights out of Ireland.

It's a beautiful country.  We've been to Cobh but not Cork ... skipped that area for time on this trip.

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A lovely Sunday morning, so i wandered around the wetlands for a while.

 

Found this pretty egret having a look at the purple rubbish in the stream.

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I moved around to get a different view, but it got spooked and took off

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Then i saw a bit of a ruckus between a couple of the spoonbills

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Last night's sunset taken with my phone. What looks like a smoky reflection is actually bits of blue sky peaking through.

 

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Statue outside Kirkland, Washington public library 

 

 

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It was a long week. Work was tougher than usual and the kitchen project is moving along. Except for family birthdays, we haven't really had time to wind down and socialize much. When  Sunday rolled around, we coordinated with friends and embarked on a semi-impromptu brewery tour. Our second stop was chosen since it shared an industrial park with a recently opened distillery. The place has a speakeasy with a members only status that avoids some of the more rigorous aspects of California licensing. Good for them and as it turned out, good for us. The proprietors are friendly and according to my Wonderful Wife, they make the best vodka martini ever in the history of man. A good find!

 

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Dave

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1 minute ago, pierces said:

It was a long week. Work was tougher than usual and the kitchen project is moving along. Except for family birthdays, we haven't really had time to wind down and socialize much. When  Sunday rolled around, we coordinated with friends and embarked on a semi-impromptu brewery tour. Our second stop was chosen since it shared an industrial park with a recently opened distillery. The place has a speakeasy with a members only status that avoids some of the more rigorous aspects of California licensing. Good for them and as it turned out, good for us. The proprietors are friendly and according to my Wonderful Wife, they make the best vodka martini ever in the history of man. A good find!

 

Speakeasy

 

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Dave

 Now that is one heck of a recommendation!

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1 hour ago, kenevenpar said:

 Now that is one heck of a recommendation!

 

I tasted it. It might be true!

 

Dave

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What a great week in Alaska!!! Returned to Texas yesterday.

 

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Finally got around to sorting through the weekend shots - a combination of shots from the wetlands, and a few from my backyard:

 

A rainy wildflower:

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Closeup of a black-bellied whistling duck, from about 6 feet away:

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A male cardinal, avoiding the raindrops out in the wetlands:

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Another very closeup closeup, this time a cormorant sitting on the rail a few feet away:

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A mourning dove flying quickly past me while I was cooling off in my swimming pool:

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A neighbor's cat, sneaking along my backyard wall behind my hedges, thinking he can sneak up on my backyard birds (I sushed him along after snapping his photo):

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A few photos from our trip to the Denver Zoo last week.

 

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Found this unknown flowering shrub on my neighbourhood walk

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