Archive for June, 2014

Linda takes over at the 5. The fireworks stands in Fillmore…

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Linda takes over at the 5.

The fireworks stands in Fillmore were Out. Of. Control. There were at least 20 roadside stands in a mile or so of road; apparently it’s one of the few cities in SoCal where it’s legal to sell them?

Linda was SO excited I pulled over and we bought some snakes and ground flowers and something else I forget. Total cost was about $8.

Then we stopped at a roadside fruit stand with great selection and prices. Everyone in the place was gathered around the TV talking excitedly about Mexico having just scored near the start of the second half. Woo!

Back in the car now, heading north, listening to ESPN on XM. From the sound of it, Ochoa is withstanding an absolute barrage. Fingers crossed it can hold up. ¡Viva Mexico!

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Almost on the road. Kinda inside searching for her sunglasses….

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Almost on the road. Kinda inside searching for her sunglasses. William is dubious about my picture-taking. “What are you _doing_?” Rory’s good for anything.

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Um, guys? Small problem with the main.

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Um, guys? Small problem with the main.

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bridgemanuk: Constable cloud studies. Image. It’s everything.

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

bridgemanuk:

Constable cloud studies.

Image. It’s everything.

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Driving to Mammoth

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

We’re driving to Mammoth Lakes today. From Carp it involves taking the 101 south, then the 126 east to the 5 at Magic Mountain, then north on the 5, a jog east through the Antelope Valley (poppies, maybe? but with the ongoing drought probably not) to the 14, north to Mojave and the turn onto 395, and then the amazing trip up the Owens Valley past all that nonexistent stolen water and jaw-dropping geology.

I intend to liveblog, at least during the parts when I’m not driving. I’ll try to remember to tag “#road to mammoth” for savioring by the uninterested.

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jtotheizzoe: Aerial Astronomy The Milky Way, captured at 33,000…

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

jtotheizzoe:

Aerial Astronomy

The Milky Way, captured at 33,000 feet by Alessandro Merga through the window of a 747 on a transatlantic flight from New York to London.

That’s an impressive piece of #starporn.

Of course, it’s got nothing on this amazing photo of an eclipse captured from 44,000 feet, a feat that required a 500 mph plane intersecting with an eclipse shadow traveling at 8,000 mph, resulting in what is still the most amazing feat of astrophotography I’ve ever seen. 

(via APOD)

I’m glad there was a link for more info, because at first I was thinking “composite image; no way a plane was steady enough long enough to capture that.” But APOD is pretty legit, and the explanation makes it more believable.

Also, in honor of my fannish obsessions: Look! It’s the Teapot!

Everyone deserves Sagittarius.

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the postcard is a thing shipwrecked gave out to fans at the meetup

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Ah, thanks. Even more sorry I couldn’t be there.

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sineadpersaud: Ahhhh My first VidCon was overwhelming. I ate so…

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

sineadpersaud:

Ahhhh My first VidCon was overwhelming. I ate so much and met the amazing fans of Shipwrecked. Both of those things please me to no end. Guess I’ll be back next year!!!

OMG. Is that an alsokatie puppet? And what’s that last image? Is it fan art? It’s kind of glorious. Can I please buy it on a teeshirt? I would wear the heck out of that.

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leslielikesthings: Can we talk about how Paula (Wendy Darling)…

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

leslielikesthings:

Can we talk about how Paula (Wendy Darling) is wearing heels and I’m wearing flats and I’m still kinda taller than her? I’m 5’1. I’m taller than no one. (Including Juliet/Adele, as some of you pointed out, though she was wearing heels too, and also I think that you all may not realize how short I am.)

Graham (John Darling), on the other hand, is quite delightfully tall. I was weirdly nervous about approaching him for a photo in a way that I wasn’t really with anybody else. Partially I think because I knew way more about the other fandoms and actors, so in the context of VidCon I wasn’t TOO too terribly nervous about it, though still pretty shy. But I really don’t know that much about the Peter and Wendy people aside from Kyle, and I didn’t even know this actor’s name before I read it on his nametag. Also, although he’s my favorite NPW character, it’s because I think he’s hilarious but not because I ever found him particular cute. In person, on the other hand…. Well, just look at that smile! He doesn’t smile like that on the show.

It makes me happy to see Graham so non-John-ishly happy. :-)

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janenx01: beanbunny: levidaenci: los-santos-customs: thepacif…

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

janenx01:

beanbunny:

levidaenci:

los-santos-customs:

thepacificrimjob:

sluttynuggets:

um

well well

modifying cars.
I will beat villains by equipping their cars with Feroci RR wheels , a 100% armour upgrade and turbo and a good paint job with pearlescent.

Writing sappy fanfictions. 
I convince criminals to become good by showing them really sappy fanfics. 

Going to Lowes and getting help in under 10 minutes.

I’m not bullshitting, that’s my super power.

I also have the ability to find out whether or not men are circumcised. I never see their penises, they just tell me. Why? It’s my super power!

There are few people on the internet that I love as much as Bean. 

You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.

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ibmiller: Wow.

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

ibmiller:

Wow.

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post-impressionisms: I love art – no.33 Caspar David…

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

post-impressionisms:

I love art – no.33

Caspar David Friedrich, German  (1774—1840).

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masterpiecedaily: John Singer Sargent Simplon Pass 1911

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

masterpiecedaily:

John Singer Sargent

Simplon Pass

1911

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Photo

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

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sylvia-morris: semi plein air painting of my parents-in-law’s…

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

sylvia-morris:

semi plein air painting of my parents-in-law’s backyard.

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dendroica: Bird of the Week: Rufous Hummingbird The feisty…

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

dendroica:

Bird of the Week: Rufous Hummingbird

The feisty red-and-orange Rufous is the most aggressive of the North American hummingbirds, despite being one of the smallest. This three-inch bird often attacks birds many times its size in defense of its territory and reigns supreme at feeders and choice flower patches.

Rufous Hummingbirds emit a variety of high-pitched, buzzing, chattering, and chipping sounds. Their wings also make a high-pitched buzz during flight. Like other hummingbirds, including the Calliope and Ruby-throated, male Rufous hummers court females with elaborate flight displays, including J-shaped dives and figure eights.

This is the most northerly breeding species of hummingbird in North America. It also makes one of the longest migratory journeys of any bird in the world as measured by body size, traveling up to several thousand miles to wintering grounds in Mexican Western thornscrub. There, it shares habitat with species such as Varied Bunting and Black-capped Vireo.

In recent years, the Rufous has become the most common overwintering hummingbird in the southeastern United States, particularly along the Gulf Coast.

The population of Rufous Hummingbird is falling close to two percent each year as habitats are lost and threats along its long migration take their toll. This species is benefiting from ABC’s efforts to “bring back the birds,” with our focus on conserving geographically linked habitats both north and south.

A small (but maybe growing?) number of them hang out in Southern California over the winter, too. I saw one for the Carpinteria Christmas Count this year; my best bird of the event.

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kathybernie: Red Tailed Hawk by Emryswolf

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

kathybernie:

Red Tailed Hawk by Emryswolf

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fairy-wren: (via 500px / Yellow Warbler by Peter Brannon)

Friday, June 27th, 2014

fairy-wren:

(via 500px / Yellow Warbler by Peter Brannon)

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This looks a lot like my commute. It’s a lovely drive. But I’m…

Friday, June 27th, 2014

This looks a lot like my commute. It’s a lovely drive. But I’m glad I’m not doing it five days a week, 70 miles each way, like I used to.

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englishsnow:  Fotografia Morelli

Friday, June 27th, 2014

englishsnow:

 Fotografia Morelli

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