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Highway Dreams

Binlerce Fantasy Art

Kafalardan Seken Top

Fantasy temalı binlerce artwork tek linkte toplanınca içinde gezinmekten başınıza ağrı girebiliyor. Son anda silkelenerek kurtardım kendimi. Size de dikkatli olmanızı tavsiye ediyorum.

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Ever Upward

The Wanderlust Gene

Am I late?  I worked on these last week, thinking they would be an interesting collection for Sonel’s Upward in Black and White Challenge, and then forgot I hadn’t posted them!

There are so many photographs taken of strangler figs enveloping temples at Angkor – all beautiful and extraordinarily romantic.  Here’s a quite recent invader in a destroyed temple near Jaffna, growing up through the centre, taking shortcuts across the outside walls, and whichever route it takes, scrambling ever upward toward the sun. Strangler Fig Upward Staying up north, there was such a flurry of gopurams building going on, that it paid to remember to look upward:

The first time I saw a flight of stairs leading up to the ‘mountain’ spires of a Khmer temple (in Southern Laos) my mind boggled, imagining how the king would manage the climb with any shred of dignity intact.  Then I laughed to imagine myself…

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The Enchantment of Green

The Wanderlust Gene

Drinking greedily of every eyeful – and capture – I can cram into these last few weeks here in Paradise, I was ravished ( 🙂 ), as always, by the lushness of this tropical isle.  Just three shots, taken gliding down one of the old Dutch canals north of Negombo the other day, will, I think, illustrate the enchantment of green, especially for a ‘girl’ raised on the wide brown plains of Oz.

Let the symphony begin:

Symphony 1

Symphony 2

Don’t forget to look up:

Symphony 3My (unaccustomed) restraint was inspired by a Daily Post challenge I noticed a couple of days ago.  I’ve so much to do all of a sudden there’s no way I can concentrate to write about the green eyed monster (a beast I’ve seen in action and marvelled at!) but I couldn’t resist the fallback prompt for photographers, simply “green”.

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Susan Among the Zen Monks in the Gorge

The Coming of the Toads

Upper Multnomah FallsOne summer, we drove into the Gorge to view the falls. There are several falls along the way. Multnomah Falls is the tallest, and is now a major tourist attraction, complete with gift shop, food carts, and a fancy restaurant where a few years ago Rachel Ray filmed a segment of a food show. Summer falls, and it’s hot in town and in the Gorge, but the mist from the falls is cool.

There are two falls at Multnomah Falls, an upper and a lower. To get to the pool at the upper falls, you hike a switchback trail up to an old bridge. The pool below the upper falls is now off limits, but you can view the upper falls and the pool below from the bridge. We used to climb down the trail and wade into the pool, but you can’t do that any more. Wading into the…

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Squirrel nap time

Why Evolution Is True

The juvenile squirrels I’ve been feeding have become quite tame, and let me watch them from my office window with the blinds open. I can also watch them eating from only a few inches away without the slightest apprehension on their part (I have to stay behind the windowpane, though).

The mother squirrel, apparently pregnant again, occasionally visits for a ration of peanuts. (I’ve learned that gray squirrels have two broods per year, with the second remaining with mom in the nest over the winter.)

Anyway, after a big meal of peanuts, sunflower seeds, Virginia creeper buds, and water, this pair of siblings is taking a nap on my windowsill. I can literally lean sideways two feet to watch them as I write.

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Tails make handy umbrellas when the sun is high:

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Whiteman Park.

Redterrain

TToday we went and enjoyed the animals at Whiteman Park.  We were meant to go hiking but I couldn’t help but check out the animal park.  Take a look!  I was “that hog” in the koala exhibit taking as many photographs of the marsupials as I could.  I am pretty sure I embarrassed Mike.

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The little one is a year old.  He was very active!Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.15.13 PM

I went to the beach when we got home so I could see if the tide was out…I love looking in rock pools.Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.15.26 PMScreen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.15.35 PMScreen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.15.43 PMScreen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.15.51 PM

These scare the poop out of us both!
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There must have been about 200 very docile kangaroo that you could pet.  We even saw a couple mating…  Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.16.29 PMScreen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.16.36 PMScreen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.16.49 PM

My first wombat!  They are not native to Western Australia…the closest place would be South Australia.
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Possum, beloved here….hated in New Zealand.Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.17.22 PMHe is a very beautiful kookaburra.

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Mavi ve Yeşilin en doğal haliyle Marmaris…

pariltiligezi

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Merhabalar
Yazın başındayız ve tatil planlarımız başladı ve devam ediyor..Bu sene tatil için arayışları devam edenler için deniz ve mavinin en güzel tonlarını bulabileceğiniz doğası ile müthiş koylara sahip dünyaca ünlü marinası ile Marmaris bu sene tatilinize güzel anılar dahil edecek..

Ege ile Akdenizin buluşma noktası : Marmaris
Akdeniz’in Türkiye ile Yunanistan arasında kalan kısmı Ege Denizi’dir.Zengin tarihi,güzel doğası ve coğrafi konumuyla her zaman Akdeniz uygarlığının önemli bir parçası oldu.Ege ile Akdeniz arasında kalan Marmaris ve çevresi çok,sayıda limana ve kente ev sahipliği yapmaktadır.

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Marmaris Türkiye’nin popüler tatil merkezlerinden biridir.özel araçla gidiyorsanız çamlar arasından Marmaris’e doğru inen yolda “İşte Marmaris” yazılı tabelayı görünce bir mola verip kenti kuşbakışı seyredebilirsiniz.Otellerin önünden başlayarak ıssız ve sessiz koylarına kadar her yerinden denize girilebilen tatil beldesi.İnce kumlu uzun plajlar,küçücük koylar,adacıklar,denizin ve rüzgarın tuhaf şekiller verdiği minik kayacıklar ile dolu ve yılın üçyüz günü parlak bir güneş,mavi bir deniz…

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Küçük ve sevimli pansiyonlardan büyük tatil…

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..Doğanın sesi..

goncapiric

Doğanın en güzel yanı kim olduğunuzu , ne için çaba verdiğinizi ,sorumluluklarınızı o an için unutup ,sesin büyüsüne kapılarak ,bedeninizi gevşeterek size huzuru sunmasıdır …

İmkanınız yoksa uzaklaşmaya, tabiatla baş başa kalmaya sizler için önereceğim bir site : http://naturesoundsfor.me … Okyanus sesinden martı cıvıltısına ,ormanın derinliklerinden gelen tüm canlıların doğaya ait tüm sesleri bulabileceğiniz harikulade, huzur bulduğum bir ortam …

Bugün için seçtiğim ; http://naturesoundsfor.me/summer_forest

sevgilerimle … gonca’p 😉

Görsel

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(yet another) mystery flower

puddle-wonderful life

Mystery Flowers

 

I spotted these in a neighbor’s garden last week, and can’t identify them – and worse, can’t get google to either – so of course the next option is asking you, my helpful font of information dear blog readers.

Sooo… any ideas?

Mystery Blossom

As Fair Warning, I feel like I should apologize in advance for the next couple of weeks.  We have some busy days coming up – a graduation, and my 30th (eep!) birthday, and quite a few things to get done.  I hope to continue posting on my blog through it all, but all the extra things going on might get the better of me.

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