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05-01-2016, 03:59 PM - 1 Like   #26101
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Edit to add, I now see THoog beat me to a response.
Must cry foul on this one my fellow Weber grill fan. (maybe you were kidding)
Indeed I was!

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Now that's a decently stocked refrigerator!
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I had a bcacon cheeseburger for lunch at Wendys....with a baked potato. It was not bad at all, the bacon was very good......and it was a cheap meal served fast. $3 with a free "senior drink".

Got to save my cash for my Pro shooter outfit. I need alligator shoes and belt, a silk shirt, and some sleek stylish trousers. You can't be a Pro and go around in Farm Pants and a straw hat. Maybe an ivory cigarette holder too...even though I don't smoke, it will add some class...little gold band around it to match my gold belt buckle. Some dark aviator Serengeti shades and a gold money clip ought to round out the look.

I can hang out where Nikon,Canon, and Sony shooters congregate and show them what Pentax class is all about. You guys will be proud of me, no doubt!

Yep, I've read all those old FF threads and now I realize I too was held back all these years. I feel like I've been reborn....as the Pro I always should have been!

You guys don't go buying new outfits, you can dress casual when I am here, no need to feel uncomfortable in Pro company.

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Jim, I need to ask a favor.
I need to ask you not to buy a K-1.
Recently it was suggested that there was some sort of nexus between you owning a Jeep and my buying one after your visit here and ours to the Great State of Texas.
If you buy a K-1 and I buy one later, there will be rumors.
05-01-2016, 06:21 PM   #26104
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
If you buy a K-1 and I buy one later, there will be rumors.
There were already rumors when "I showed you mine and you showed me yours"....remember?

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LOL!
Good thing our wives were there to verify that it was all very innocent.

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Happy news for this bird lover!
Today a baby cardinal hatched in a nest, in a fake tree on our deck.



And also today a visit from a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, my first ever sighting.
I had the 18-135 on my ks2, shot through open mini blinds of a double pane door, and heavily cropped, but very happy to get the shot.

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Awesome!
There are few things more touching than baby animals, regardless of species. (Well, except for spiders)
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Today a baby cardinal hatched in a nest, in a fake tree on our deck.
That is wonderful!

I have no idea who took this shot, but I think it is wonderful too. May be a real blind orphan squirrel?



There are lots of baby birds and squirrels around here this year, so fine to see them!

I even have a soft spot for baby spiders....


Regards!

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I have no idea who took this shot,
Looks like "this could taste better with Bacon" ?
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That is just short of Hating Bacon. I think young Bert has a new sidekick
Carefull!!!!!
You can't twin me with Bert.
I LIKE bacon, and I enjoyed the 'pulled' lamb: I just think it would look better carved. (Sorry)
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You can keep the spiders (shivvvvvers)
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You can keep the spiders (shivvvvvers)
Once or twice a year a wolf spider will come in my shop with her babies. The neatest thing is if you gently touch her back every tiny spider will abandon ship and run off in all directions. If you stay still, so as not to step on any of them, within a couple of minutes every last one of them will return to the mothers back.


Spiders are mostly harmless and good to keep down other insect populations. The ones that can hurt you are not aggressive and I usually move them to a safe spot for them and me.
This one lived on my workbench for a few months before I moved him...he can make you miserable.


Spiders are fun to watch, they are very industrious creatures and hard workers.

Boll weevils are fun to watch too....and they also believe in having fun!

Piggy back riding...I remember those days...great fun!


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Mom cardinal was not on her nest this morning, and baby cardinal is not in the nest.

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Mom cardinal was not on her nest this morning, and baby cardinal is not in the nest.


Ruh roh.
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Mom cardinal was not on her nest this morning, and baby cardinal is not in the nest.
Oh no! That is so sad. I just hate when that happens. Cats?

A couple of years ago a baby Carolina Wren fell out of the nest and was not quite ready to fly. She couldn't get off the ground and her mama was in a panic as a big cat lurked in the area. I caught the baby and put her in a box in my shop, kept her well fed and with water and in about a week she was ready to fly. To this day a little Carolina Wren comes by many late afternoons and perches on my windowsill or the deck chairs just in front of my windows, sings her little sweet tune and looks in at me. I have no idea if it the same one, but it reminds me that I was able to save at least one little birdie.


It's rough and tough out there in the wild. Nature is not always kind to little creatures.

Regards & my sympathy.
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