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    HARO Pondcrastinator

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    In Quebec, the French call them 'le siffleur' (the whistler). Around here we call them coyote food!
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    brandonsdad02 They call me Ryan

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    We did a ton of camping this summer and these are some of the things we got to see.





    The rest of these are just nature at its best.
     

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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Their danger cry is unreal loud and shrill, first time I heard it was with one right under my feet, under our deck, I startled it, it startled me!
     
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    That Leopard Frog photo is fantastic!!
     
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    JBtheExplorer Native Gardener

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    Here's something you don't see every day.

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    This is a Cooper's Hawk on a branch directly over my head with a dove in its talons. The dove was still alive, but probably not much longer.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I watched a hawk take one out of the sky once, unreal how fast they dive, feathers going everywhere. We have tons of doves, they scatter fast when the hawk flies over.

    Neat shot jb!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I see the red tailed hawks around here swooping down on pigeons and rabbits. Hey they gotta eat too but sad for the prey at the moment it happens. Glad for the Hawk who got to have a good dinner. I have mixed feelings as you can tell :cheerful:
     
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    LOVE all the pictures, amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    Now Pecan, I would love to visit that place in your pictures, where is it?
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    DETROIT SQUIRRELS HAVE ATTITUDE...
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    JBtheExplorer Native Gardener

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    Haha. I feel the same way. Part of me was like "aww poor dove" and the other part of me was like "that was awesome!"
    Its the circle of life.

    And it moves us all
    Through despair and hope
    Through faith and love
    Till we find our place
    On the path unwinding
    In the Circle
    The Circle of Life
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Just hoping my path travels on for a bit longer in the good old circle of life [​IMG]
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    life is eternal... you just shed this earhly vessel.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Yes but I'm not wanting to shed right yet. Bet everyone wonders what we will be like in our Heavenly bodies. I know I do. I think about lots of things to do w/ eternal life.
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    DID YOU LISTEN TO THE VIDEO I POSTED IN THE GOOD BANTER THREAD?... good song..touches on a few questions about heaven. post #7697 page 514.
     
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    We spent Christmas in Tillamook OR. I took a bunch of nature photos while there :)

    The first two are the Wilson river and the rest of the Pacific.
     

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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Beautiful
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Oregon has some of the most beautiful beaches as it shows in your lovely photo's pecan. We camped and have bicycle ridden many times and just love it there :cheerful:
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    When I graduated from college, ms, jumped in my datsun station wagon and drove up highway 101. In Oregon and Washington would just drive until seeing a sign pointing to camping beach. Would pull over and stay for awhile. A neat trip, a month on the road, 7000 miles.
    Oregon and Washington both had beautiful beaches, usually empty too.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Lots of beautiful beaches over on the Olympic Peninsula side of Washington. Nice huge rocks line the water. My daughter was born over in Forks,Wa. which is right near all these beautiful beaches. We visited them all the time. Dug clams, smelt fished and just enjoyed the beach :cheerful:
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