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Lynn, your photos did not show up for me either. But when I right clicked on them and clicked to open in a new tab they all show the hand x-ray. That's really weird.
This thread takes a very long time to load, and my computer is screamingly fast! Read somewhere, it may have been in Zen's group, that after 75 posts or so it is time for a new thread if there are lots of photos and videos in the posts.
Here is a link to something rarely seen, an iceberg calving off of a huge iceberg. It is absolutely stunning to see, especially the blue ice from many thousands of years ago. Glad I wasn't in the boat the video was taken from.
Lynn - sometimes that happens - YOU can see them but no one else - and can't even copy the link so there is "glitch" here - never been to COney Island though lived in NY and CT - great photo -
Cheryl - gorgeous photo of Moraine Lake - I think that lightening pic was time exposure or something - i forget -
Here's a cool one -
Does anyone else find it hard to scroll up and down, or is it just me and my old computer? Sometimes when this happens my computer freezes and I have to restart then do a wash. What a pain.
That's very odd....the pictures are showing for me. I'll post them again tomorrow. It's very late now, so going to get ready for bed.
IThis is Moraine Lake in Alberta. I would LOVE to be out there camping right now.
Oh dear, Lynn - something happened to photos, as Brenda said. Can you repost for us?
Lynn, there are no photos.
A balancing act atop the Empire State Building in 1934.
Hannah Stilley, born 1746, photographed in 1840. More than likely the earliest born individual captured on film.
The funeral of Victor Hugo in 1885.
The first photo of the Earth from the moon taken by Lunar Orbiter in 1966.
The world's largest nuclear test, the Tsar Bomba, leaves behind a 95-kilometre high mushroom cloud, Novaya Zemlya , October 1961.
The first human x-ray taken by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1896, for his efforts Roentgen was the recipient of the first Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901. The image is of his wife's hand.
I've been so busy catching up that I haven't posted anything today yet.
Wendy, the black & white professional photos are wonderful, and the bottle drawing was really fun to watch come to life. I also love the graffiti walls - these have good points to make, and others I've seen decorate beautifully. Love them. The cat and owl gif is so cute.... I've taken a copy for another thread I will start soon. Thank you!
Val, the lightening is awesome; the person who captured this sure got great shots. Recently some man took the first shots of what is called the "birth" of a lightening rod. Pretty incredible to see. That's some watermelon art! Must have taken a good bit of time to do that. It must have been fascinating to personally visit some of those places in Lynn's video. I'd love to visit them too. So amazing watching the earth literally breathe before your eyes like that.
Mary, those statues (in prayer) are so amazing. I couldn't take my eyes off how beautiful they are. They were done by someone who definitely had a deep spiritual side.
Sue, those "alien" pictures are.... I have no words!! I haven't seen many other things that are that "alien" looking! That GOBLIN SHARK! Oh my Lord.... definitely looks far more evil than a morey eel! Eeks. I would have a heart attack if I personally ran into any of them, except the cute little dragon fellow. That statues on the beach in UK are so fascinating. On the one hand they are beautiful, and on the other, could be kinda creepy depending on what time of day you met up with them. lol
Lynn, the time lapse - power of nature - video is really incredible to see. There are so many hidden secrets inside the earth, in caves, etc. I always thought many of those very smooth cliffs were made by water, but I guess over time the wind alone can make them look that way. Really awesome. Thanks for wonderful Coney Island picture. I love pictures like that.... notice the parade of elephants that many people aren't even looking at!
I've had this little note about the first Coney Island roller coaster that I was going to post sometime, so this seems like a good time:
"The first roller coaster in America opened in Brooklyn's Coney lsland in 1884. Passengers seated sideways in open train cars paid a nickel each to travel a thrilling six miles per hour!"
Lol. I guess someone had to start somewhere! Thanks everyone for wonderful posts.
Picture of the Day: Coney Island in Color, circa 1905
Sue - great statue video - is beautiful - and the cat with the owl but those "non-extraterrestrial" are bizarre! Wow - thanks,
Great photos everyone, sorry you couldn't see all the thunder light shade pics Sue, when I scrolled down they were all there? That beach in Crosby, is just outside Liverpool, there are some controversal statues too, full nudes, mostly men, well if you knew the Liverpool sense of humour, 3 guesses for where people hung their hats?,
We recently went to Southport, which is so close to Liverpool, that Mick went to look at the beach men, he said they were spooky at night.!!!
WHO SAID CATS COULDN'T GET ON WITH WILD BIRDS ?!!
Wendy, love the cloud/thunderstorm light. Pity not all the photos showed up here, but they did all show in the emailed copy of your post I received! We have had so many thunderstorms lately that I wouldn't want a light like that though!
Love the sculpture Cheryl, wish there were more of them. There was a TV program called Coast about the coastline of the UK mainly. In one place there were sculptures of people looking out to sea that the tide came around when it came in. Here's an article and a short video with photos of the statues.
The cat photos are wonderful Wendy, and Mary's amazing photo, can't quite make out how that one was done. It's very mystical to be sure. Love the lightening gif Val, it's amazing how it meanders around and splits. No matter what I do cannot watch Lynn,s fireworks video. It only plays a few seconds and then stops. Had no trouble with other videos today. Thanks for all the interesting and lovely posts.
Love the fireworks Lynn but not the drone
Wendy, thank you for the wonderful pictures.
Val, great pictures.
Lynn, loved the photos and music.
I love your photo, Val. So dreamy and serene. Thanks for posting it!
Such wonderful posts from you all. Just mesmerizing. Thank you!
This is a protest about child labour (slavery)
protest about phone hacking, this is 3 miles from "G.C.H.Q"!
They paved paradise put up a parking lot >>
Thanks for all the wonderful pictures and videos Wendy, Mary, Cheryl, Lynn and Sue.
love the photos' Lynn, Cheryl, Sue, I could never be a "storm chaser", one lucky chap to be a survivor of a lightning strike!!, love the sculpture Cheryl, so beautiful, amazingly real. >now to the clever cat, love these photos, I can just imagine the patients this took to get these shots, hope you like them x x x x
I have to turn thread because it is freezing on me!
What a wonderful wealth of information here! Thanks so much for posting, Lynn - Sue - Wendy.... and Mary, that single drop of water makes the most beautiful swan! Someone captured that... wow.
The thunderstorm cells are scary and fascinating. You're right, Lynn, Nature demands respect and I, for one, could never ever be a storm chaser! Looks like a gigantic UFO too!
Wendy, the lion, tiger, and bear and truly amazing. Species that would probably fight to the death elsewhere have become good buddies in this setting. I think each one of them thinks he looks just like the other one, or two. lol
Like you all, I am so sad (and that is just not an adequate word) at what is happening to the Rainforest tribes. No t.v., computers, cell phones, etc. -- just human lives who love, laugh, cry, have babies, and try to survive as best they can each day. They would, no doubt, have amazing stories to tell us if they could. Are we looking at genocide? Do we just let it happen because these precious people don't vote or pay taxes? They are viewed as unimportant in-the-way livestock to greedy evil people who will one day have to answer for it. It's hard to think of them being able to look in the mirror at themselves every day. Sue, I remember reading about the different natural medicines in the Rainforest - some that we use, and many yet to be discovered. But it doesn't look like we'll get the chance. There are scientists searching madly through the forest and collecting samples of everything they can before the #$%&@* people take over.
As to the stormcloud light, Wendy, your son is a beautiful soul to say the things he did. If my son saw that he definitely would want one too! In fact, I kind of fancy it myself! Someone put their wonderful imagination to work and created something that makes us smile! LOVELY.
Thanks for all the good stuff here.
It was some time ago when I collected a number of these amazing sculptors and I can't find the information I kept. I will run into them sooner or later, I hope. They are certainly made with love.
A parrotfish delivers a glorious photobomb on an unsuspecting diver in this perfectly timed photo. The snap was taken off the coast of Florida by Snuba Key West which offers guided tours from their motorized catamaran. Snuba lets you breathe underwater without typical scuba gear and does not require prior diving or snorkelling experience.
Parrotfishes are a group of about 90 species traditionally regarded as a family (Scaridae), but now often considered a subfamily (Scarinae) of the wrasses. They are found in relatively shallow tropical and subtropical oceans throughout the world, displaying their largest species richness in the Indo-Pacific. They are found in coral reefs, rocky coasts, and seagrass beds. Parrotfish are named for their dentition, which pertains to the development of teeth and their arrangement in the mouth.
Wow Wendy, that's some light fixture. We've had thunder storms here every day so I don't think I'd be interested in a light fixture that makes that same noise but it sure is cool. How old did you say Luke is? However old, he seems wise beyond his years. Smart son you have there but as they say "The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree". Big hugs, sis.
Thanks Sue & Lynn, I just had to post the thunder light shade, I couldn't help but "smile" at the Irony, - from the sublime to the ridiculous ? , but look how clever we are , (humans), inventing an indoor thunder storm !! but not clever enough to stop rain forest destruction?. Don't want to get too political, or depress folks, so here is a conversation I had with my son, Luke >made me laugh,>.
>>> My son was horrified by what was happening in Brazil, commenting on the cost of the football arena , built for the world cup, in Brazil, he was saying "imagine Mom if Brazil had used that money, to invest in it's poorest people, instead of a game"? then he noticed the photos I had found on the above lamp shade, he said " WOW , Mom I want one, just think - how you could shock your mates , ha ha ha"!!!!
>> I just had to laugh, I said to him "remind me how old you are? that picture/vid was supposed to be ironic" - he just shrugged, saying- " Yep I can see that and I get that , but come on it is cool, credit where credit is due "!!!!! "And remember Mom don't give up on people, I have emailed the petition to mates, and my boss, -little acorns Mom,- little acorns, isn't that what you always say> now order me a thunderstorm" x xx x x x x x x x xx
The neverending greed of some humans for more money is destroying so much of the magic that exists in our world. Many researchers believe that the cure for all diseases can be found in the Brazilian rainforest, but that we may never be able to find them before the rainforest ceases to exist. I've signed so many petitions to the government to put a stop to the mainly foreign logging companies that are illegally harvesting and burning the forest. There are also reports of entire communities being shot to death because they tried to stop the illegal logging on their ancestral land. It's heartbreaking.
Wendy, thanks so much for these important pictures. People only seem to fight for animals who are losing their homes and becoming extinct due to logging. They don't know about these indiginous tribes who are losing whole tribes due to the mercenary people who only think about making money and not about the lives they are ruining. So sad.
photos of a Brazilian Indian "uncontacted tribe". There are only 100 uncontacted Tribes left , World Wide . These people are losing their habitat due to "logging". Companies who move into these otherwise untouched areas bring with them "western diseases" such as influenza, the tribes have no immunity against these diseases and it's not uknown for a whole tribe to be "wiped out " due to imported viruses.
I think it is so sad that we can't value life , instead of valuing business over life
I think with all the publicity focused on Brazil re- the world cup, campaigners are missing an important opportunity to get the message out , re- what is happening to these indiginous people's
Wow - amazing - those are all fantatic - sorry can't answer each one of you individually -
Lucky man filming video just misses being struck by lightening.
Wow, Lynn that wave is scary, what a brave man to get those photos. Love the video Wendy, have seen many about those 3 friends, but that one was new.
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All caught up. What gets me about all those bundles balanced on the bicycle is how on earth did they get there in the first place? Lynn, love the glass bottomed hotel room, don't know about sleeping there though, may cause some interesting dreams. Love the recycled plastic videos Wendy, wish more of it were recycled instead of being thrown into the ocean. We recycle almost all plastics here and it feels really good to be able to do that. Cheryl, like you I am terrified of heights and have to look straight ahead whenever I go over a bridge. Not so bad on the really old and very solid stone bridges though that are over streams, but do not like the high ones at all. My favourite photo this time is of the elephant topiaries, wish they were outside on our vast lawns so I could enjoy them in person every day. Thanks for so many lovely photos and videos.
THE GLASS BOTTOM BEDROOM IN BALI Photograph by Bambu Indah Hotel This incredible glass bottom suite is called Udang House (or Shrimp House) and it is the signature suite at the Bambu Indah estate in Ubud, Bali. Situated above a fresh shrimp pond, this house has tempered glass floor panels for an…
Yes, Lynn - thank you for starting new thread!
That cabbage would feed a LOT of people! Awesome.
Oh how I love Mark Twain. He had such a wonderful story-telling mind and he would have made a very popular grandpa!
Every time I see the Hindenberg clip from the actual horrendous event, I'm amazed by how many people got out while it was flaming and hitting the ground. You can see them running and stumbling. Remember that reporter who was so overcome while watching it saying, "Oh the humanity...." as people listened on radio.
I wonder how many volunteers were killed testing that bullet-proof jacket? Yikes! Such bravery.
Love that home, Val... or the "shed" as Wendy called it. I get it, Wendy... what you mean about calling it the "shed".
I love the 'motor camera' those guys invented. No wonder they were pleased that it was very exciting and funny to see what happened! They were so curious. hee hee
Sue, I haven't told you yet that I like your new avi. Something mysterious and magical to that pretty face! The lightening videos are incredible. Many people have a strange fascination with lightening - love to watch it yet it's somewhat fearsome. And the bridges...... NO WAY! Recently the I-5 around Seattle (I think it was there) was jammed up because of some kind of fluid in a car they had to investigate and everyone just sat in their cars for hours. For those in buses on a long bridge it was hot and uncomfortable. But one young woman got off and said she would walk back (as many others did) because, "I am claustrophobic, I am afraid of heights, and I have a fear of deep water!" lol That would be me as well!
Can you imagine having to go to work every day like this:
Great photos Lynn, the chap in the last pic, wow, he took a leap of faith, that the bullet proof vest would work !!!
Val love the "shed" (let me explain that remark)- people here especially B'ham UK, think they are such comedians!! >> it is catching,- there are some lovely "garden rooms" around, and the one in your photo is great, I would love that myself, -people over here would like it too, but would say "yeh it's alright for a shed" , if you said to them "your just jealous" , they would say "me jealous? as if ? -no love just keeping your feet on the ground, wouldn't want you getting above yourself,- so put the kettle on, and we will check out the inside of your shed " !!
Hope you like the pics of the lions, (they would defo chase the red dot) !!!x x x
First testing of bulletproof vest - 1923
Mark Twain in his garden - circa 1900
Walt Whitman - 1887
fabulous photos Lynn , wow that cabbage!!, I wouldn't like to be the one who, had to prepare that for cooking, that would go a long long way
Also thankyou for opening the thread with the photo of the firefighters, I really believe they are heroes every day , they "just get on with it", but me facing that fire (like the one in the photo ) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>..gone !!
So thanks again Lynn, > and don't forget to let us know how you get on with those capsuals hope they make you feel ggrrrreeeeaaaatttt !
oh I must share your photos , will say you found them x x x x x x wendy k x& kelly cats xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
At Wendy's wonderful suggestion, this picture will be the poster that headlines each new thread that is opened for this amazing subject.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>THIS IS BRAVERY<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Link to thread #3