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Photo Hunt #197: Gathering/End

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I spotted a gathering of gulls at the water’s end. Pacific Grove, California.

GATHERING is the theme for GATTINA’S KEYHOLE PICTURES.

END is the theme for SANDI’S WHISTLE STOP PHOTO HUNT.

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2012 in photo hunt

 

Skywatch #270

Rainy Day in Napa

Hoped you all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones.

This fall and have been very wet around here. It has been raining almost everyday. On Christmas day, we even had to stop and look outside because it was hailing!

Today however our skies have cleared up, although the weathermen have assured us that the rains would be back tomorrow.

This picture I’m sharing with you was taken on December 16, 2012, a very wet day. We were driving around Napa Valley just because we had a little free time between shopping and cleaning.

May 2013 be a very productive year for all of us. Peace.

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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in sky watch

 

Skywatch #269: Domes & Indian sky

This year is nearly over. But it feels like a lifetime ago since I visited India instead instead of just a few months ago. Here are a few dome shots against the Indian sky, which is for the most part hazy.

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Here’s wishing you all a peaceful Christmas season and a hopeful New Year.

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Posted by on December 20, 2012 in sky watch

 

Signs, Signs #85:

Today’s entry is posted here.

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2012 in SIGNS

 

ABC Wednesday #28: W

In the summer 2011, a group of us armed with vouchers from Travelzoo, drove 1.5 hours to reach American River and start our day of adventure. We did our first ever (so far only one) white water rafting. It was so much fun.

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First you float along quiet stretch of the river for the better half of the day. Then you stop for a bbq dinner that your guides prepare.

After lunch and a brief rest which meant it was our last chance to visit the potty before we get back to the park, we floated along some more to more rocky stretches. We hit the white water and the shouting and hooting began.

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Then we were completely washed out. We went through 2 more of this before the trip was over. Twas fun!

ABC WEDNESDAY

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2012 in ABC WEDNESDAY

 

Photo Hunt #196: Trees/Bells

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The view of the bells of the Mission San Diego are partially obscured by the trees.

I was hoping to post something more relevant to the season; however, I cannot seem to find a Christmas tree with bell ornament in my archive. Note to self this Holiday, start shooting Christmas trees 🙂

Happy Holidays.

TREES is the theme for GATTINA’S KEYHOLE PICTURES.

BELLS is the theme for SANDI’S WHISTLE STOP PHOTO HUNT.

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2012 in photo hunt

 

Sky Watch #268:

Please see my sky entry posted here.

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2012 in sky watch