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03-20-2017, 11:21 PM - 4 Likes   #1006
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Another car wash pattern - Rinse cycle.

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03-21-2017, 01:15 AM   #1007
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Another car wash pattern - Rinse cycle.
What a neat idea Arn.
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What a neat idea Arn.
AMEN! Must keep the camera out when time comes to wash off the road salt.
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Osage Orange (or Hedge) isn't it, Paul? The thorn length, twig color, and zig-zag twig pattern are oh so familiar.
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Osage Orange (or Hedge) isn't it, Paul? The thorn length, twig color, and zig-zag twig pattern are oh so familiar.
Pretty sure it is - they grow all over the place here, leaving those giant green "apples" on the ground. I think they used these trees way back in the days before barbed-wire.
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What a neat idea Arn.
Thanks! I always just wash the car by hand, but coming back over the mountains here in winter, I get a touchless wash first, to get off the salt. I thought about taking pics when I was going through one of the washes that has all the coloured blobs that drop down, but found that if I just sit there and let the camera snap away, I even get neat patterns when it is just rinsing.

Here's a pattern of police car lights reflected on the stainless steel panels at the front of our condo.

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Pretty sure it is - they grow all over the place here, leaving those giant green "apples" on the ground. I think they used these trees way back in the days before barbed-wire.
They are really a tree native to the southern central states: southern Missouri, Oklahoma, probably better watered parts of Texas, too. The Native Americans made bows from the wood, but settlers started plating them in rows to create living fence, and then the tree started to be called "hedge," and the large, green orange-like seed balls started getting called "hedge apples." That's when it was discovered that the tree would thrive over much of the northern part of the heartland once planned. Once barbed wire started getting manufactured, Osage Orange hedge trimmings became known as by far the best, the most long-lasting, fence posts. Other kinds of posts would rot at ground level and have to be replaced after about ten years, sometimes sooner. There was a saying among farmers: "A hedge post can wear out three post holes," suggesting they not only lasted, but could be reused! When they wanted to fence treeless parts of Kansas and Nebraska, they paid people in places east along the RR lines, including here in Illinois, to send them train cars full of hedge apples for seed, so they could plant hedges and harvest posts from them.

Here's a link to a photo by Larry Kanfer of one of the old osage hedges here in Illinois. They used to be common, but many have been bulldozed out to plant so many more rows of corn or soybeans. But people who have the trees growing on their property can get a good price for fence posts. The hedge in Kanfer's picture hasn't been trimmed for a long time.
http://kanfer.com/node/732
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k3 + da15. this place is like one block away from Tokyo's Pentax Square in Shinjuku. I went to get a DA21 that day in a store near by.

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K-1 and A 70-210 f/4.
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Clapboard, screen and woodgrain.
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more of nature creating patterns, shapes and textures

remnants of history of a tree resulting in contrasting smooth and rough surfaces

tracks of insects which had burrowed under the bark

bark and its layers

white "fungus" of some unknown type [or putty or grout ???]

cracks and wood grain

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Early 50's GMC truck patterns - grill, rust, patina, bolt holes, and grass.
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another one of my patterns found in nature photos

both the duck and the green on the rock

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