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By: clearlakemike , 7:43 AM GMT on January 14, 2014

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46. clearlakemike
8:54 AM GMT on January 28, 2014
Thank you, I will go and erase the autoplay code. Didn't notice it when I posted it. Yes, that is annoying.

I will call the Waaaambulance post haste for your scroll finger lol...and start Part Deux of blog soon :)

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45. sandiquiz
8:28 AM GMT on January 28, 2014
I have sung Carmina Burana - it is certainly stirring stuff.

But, when I went to play the video, I heard a man taking in the background. I went to investigate and found the video in the header about 'Fukushima Radiation Update 1-05-2014' is loading and playing automatically :)

PS - my scroll finger is beginning to hurt! :)
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44. clearlakemike
6:02 AM GMT on January 28, 2014
Not as "uplifting" as A Space Odyssey...


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43. clearlakemike
4:56 AM GMT on January 28, 2014
Another good one, in a different 'mood'. Not sure what films it has been used in...none come right to mind.

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42. sandiquiz
7:02 AM GMT on January 27, 2014
Oh, well found, Mike!!

I love that piece of music they are using - Richard Strauss 'Thus Sprach Zarathustra. Op. 30... it is "stirring" stuff and has been used in one form or another in many films :)

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41. clearlakemike
8:48 PM GMT on January 25, 2014
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40. clearlakemike
8:39 PM GMT on January 25, 2014
Quoting 39. sandiquiz:
Hi Mike,

I am watching a programme about Jupiter and its moons...62 at the last count, although only four have names, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

'Europa' is an ice moon, with salty oceans under the ice.

'Io' apparently is a highly volcanic moon, with constant sulphur storms....just like Big Island in Hawaii, they said, which made me think if you!!



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Yes, it is a bit sulpher-y today!! :-)
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39. sandiquiz
6:23 PM GMT on January 25, 2014
Hi Mike,

I am watching a programme about Jupiter and its moons...62 at the last count, although only four have names, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

'Europa' is an ice moon, with salty oceans under the ice.

'Io' apparently is a highly volcanic moon, with constant sulphur storms....just like Big Island in Hawaii, they said, which made me think if you!!

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38. clearlakemike
7:18 PM GMT on January 24, 2014
Quoting 37. palmettobug53:
How odd that you're further north than I am but you are warm/hot and we are cold.

Charleston: Lat: 32.91%uFFFDN

We finally got above freezing an hour or so ago. The birdbath has thawed.

I've been trying to get away from tender plants that can't make it through our winters and summers.

I don't water anything except hanging baskets or newly planted plants. I don't have room inside for a lot of pots, so my potted plant numbers have dropped a lot. I just fill my hanging pots each spring with el cheapo bedding plants from Wally World, like petunias.

I have 6 pots inside now, as those simply can't take freezing temps. My jade, Christmas cactus, walking iris, a small kentia palm and some other plant that I don't know what it is but it has fleshy leaves.


I am at 19N, Bug, lol...maybe you saw Sandi's 51N? Sandi is waaay up there. You are at about the same latitude as Palm Springs, which I think is about 33N. We use to plant hanging baskets on our deck at Clear Lake and get the el cheapo Wally World ones also. The winters there would get below freezing. It was drier cold which wasn't as annoying as the damp cold along the coast.

We have lots of jade growing wild and it is blooming now. Grows like weeds here. And you can just stick in the lava and it roots. I had a Christmas cactus also but the all the cat pee killed it, I think. I have iris also planted in the fill we have along the driveway and over the septic tank. Lots of invasive wild ginger growing here too.
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37. palmettobug53
7:01 PM GMT on January 24, 2014
How odd that you're further north than I am but you are warm/hot and we are cold.

Charleston: Lat: 32.91°N

We finally got above freezing an hour or so ago. The birdbath has thawed.

I've been trying to get away from tender plants that can't make it through our winters and summers.

I don't water anything except hanging baskets or newly planted plants. I don't have room inside for a lot of pots, so my potted plant numbers have dropped a lot. I just fill my hanging pots each spring with el cheapo bedding plants from Wally World, like petunias.

I have 6 pots inside now, as those simply can't take freezing temps. My jade, Christmas cactus, walking iris, a small kentia palm and some other plant that I don't know what it is but it has fleshy leaves.
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36. clearlakemike
6:32 PM GMT on January 24, 2014
Quoting 34. calpoppy:
Hi Mike! Ya we have been doing either native or drought tolerant plants for quite some time. Except for our trees that are not drought tolerant, but they provide us much needed shade in the summer. We only water them once a month, I use lots and lots of mulch!!

I do have fun things in the greenhouse like blueberries and such, and a veggie garden most years.

Here is one of cacti in bloom, the Claret Cup.



Hi calpoppy and Sandi!! Yes, shade trees in the desert really do help. What are the native trees other than, of course, the Joshua tree? We have gum bark eucalyptus trees in addition to the native Ohia trees. I also planted a couple of native Koa trees.

I have learned about mulch also for helping to keep the moisture from evaporating. The Claret Cup bloom is beautiful, thank you. We have cactus also but not sure what they are. I will take a photo of one of the blooms. Orchids do well here and I had a few that are sort of alive...the cats like to bed on them, lol. We have some of the wild orchids here and there also.

I am basically doing container gardening in pukas dug out of the lava. We live on the slope of an 1880's flow. Except for the blue rock, which the house sits on as it is very hard rock, I have to use an o'o bar to chisel through the a'a lava!
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35. sandiquiz
7:15 AM GMT on January 24, 2014
Hi Mike - Happy Thursday night from a frosty Friday Morning!

Lots to do today, but will have time at the weekend to come back and catch up - Bye for now!
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34. calpoppy
9:57 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Hi Mike! Ya we have been doing either native or drought tolerant plants for quite some time. Except for our trees that are not drought tolerant, but they provide us much needed shade in the summer. We only water them once a month, I use lots and lots of mulch!!

I do have fun things in the greenhouse like blueberries and such, and a veggie garden most years.

Here is one of cacti in bloom, the Claret Cup.

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33. clearlakemike
6:56 PM GMT on January 21, 2014
55F was the overnight low...it is now 68. Yes, that is cold to me. Click on the weather sticker and you should see the weather station page pop up on an adjoing tab. The high for the day will be in 70's. Probably 75 at my elevation and 80 at sea level.
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32. sandiquiz
6:49 PM GMT on January 21, 2014
Is 55F cold for you, or warm... We made it up to almost 50 today!!
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31. clearlakemike
6:45 PM GMT on January 21, 2014
Click for Ocean View, Hawaii Forecast
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30. sandiquiz
6:39 PM GMT on January 21, 2014
Here you are Mike - if I have done it correctly you should see sunrise and set times for the week:)

If not - tomorrow is this
22 Jan 2014 - 07:57 sunrise 16:33 sunset
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29. clearlakemike
6:15 PM GMT on January 21, 2014
Quoting 27. sandiquiz:
I don't like swimming...you get wet!!

Morning from a chilly UK - Oscar is ice covered, so I shall need to clear him before I can go shopping.

Actually, it was 3.4 at 6:20 when C left, and his car was only wet, but now, an hour later, the temp has dropped to 2.2 so frozen poor Oscar.

I have noticed that the temperature often drops before the sun comes up.


Sandi, yes, that is a problem if you don't like getting wet, lol. I don't like seeing my car covered in dew much less ice!! That is too cold for me. I have noticed that here also; it gets noticeably colder right before sunup. Fortunately, it warms very fast here when the sun comes up. If I wait, even the dew is gone from my car :-)

btw...when is your sunrise and sundown now? (I guess, I could look at your weather station and answer my question.) Ours is 6:09pm for sunset and 6:59am for sunrise today. We are 19 degrees north of the equator and I think you told me once that you were 54N?

Update: 51N

MK Weather

Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 16:31
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28. clearlakemike
6:03 PM GMT on January 21, 2014
Quoting 26. calpoppy:


Hi Mike! We don't use a catchment, if we did we would be dead from thirst long ago, lol! We have a 5,000 gallon above ground water tank in which we pay exorbitant amounts to have it filled by a water truck! A well just isn't feasible here, between the cost and the likeliness of actually getting water all year. No water district here, so we are on are own. It sure keeps people from building here though, which is the major up side of it all. The downside is being a Garden Center manager for 23 years, I really can't play gardener as much as I would like, LOL!



We have a 5500 gal catchment tank. We also have to get most of the water trucked in. Doesn't rain enough any more to catch all the water we need. The rainfall seems to be dropping in increments of half. Twenty years ago this area received 40 inches/year, then 20 and now only about 10.

A neighbor recently told me that 20 years ago the forests here were very green and healthy. He said there were purple wild orchids growing along the roads. Now there are dead and dying trees, and invasive grasses growing along the roads.

You and I will have to learn how to be Xeriscaping gardeners. Maybe you already are.

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27. sandiquiz
7:47 AM GMT on January 21, 2014
I don't like swimming...you get wet!!

Morning from a chilly UK - Oscar is ice covered, so I shall need to clear him before I can go shopping.

Actually, it was 3.4 at 6:20 when C left, and his car was only wet, but now, an hour later, the temp has dropped to 2.2 so frozen poor Oscar.

I have noticed that the temperature often drops before the sun comes up.
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26. calpoppy
7:24 PM GMT on January 20, 2014
Quoting 19. clearlakemike:


I have read that the trade winds are bringing less and less moisture. The changes in the jet stream/currents may also be contributing towards the drought. Your friends in Pahoa are probably ok as it rains more than enough as it is, usually, for catchment there. And the last series of storms really dumped rain over on the wet side where they are. Some places got two feet of rain.

It is amazing how the volcanoes block the mositure from the storms to the leeward/dry side. The clouds are wrung out when they reach us. Sort of like what happens there in California. By the time the storms go over the coastal mountains they don't bring much to the inland deserts.

Do you have catchment there? I didn't realize that areas of California used catchment also.

I read that it might be a mild El Nino, which might ease the drought. A strong El Nino could refill the lakes and reservoirs. Might not do much for the snow pack as they tend to be warmer storms, i.e. "Pineapple Express" that really dump the rain on California.


Hi Mike! We don't use a catchment, if we did we would be dead from thirst long ago, lol! We have a 5,000 gallon above ground water tank in which we pay exorbitant amounts to have it filled by a water truck! A well just isn't feasible here, between the cost and the likeliness of actually getting water all year. No water district here, so we are on are own. It sure keeps people from building here though, which is the major up side of it all. The downside is being a Garden Center manager for 23 years, I really can't play gardener as much as I would like, LOL!
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25. clearlakemike
10:19 PM GMT on January 19, 2014
Quoting 24. palmettobug53:
Pools work!


Yeah, starting to like the idea of swimming in a pool again. Between the threat of sharks and potential radiation, maybe swimming in chlorine isn't that bad or boring.
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24. palmettobug53
9:47 PM GMT on January 19, 2014
Pools work!
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23. clearlakemike
5:59 PM GMT on January 19, 2014
Quoting 22. palmettobug53:
Hi, Mike.

Thanks for the suggestion but I think I'll pass. The temps down in OZ are way too hot for me. I want warmth, not blazing heat!



Yes, that is hot down there. I could take 100+ heat when I lived in the desert but it was a dry heat. I also had an evaporative cooler to keep the inside at about 78F. You can keep the doors and windows open with a swamp cooler and it is inexpensive to run compared to an air conditioner. They only work well in low dew point climates, i.e. deserts. I also had a pool to jump into right out my front door, lol.
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22. palmettobug53
5:43 PM GMT on January 19, 2014
Hi, Mike.

Thanks for the suggestion but I think I'll pass. The temps down in OZ are way too hot for me. I want warmth, not blazing heat!

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21. clearlakemike
5:33 PM GMT on January 19, 2014
Quoting 20. sandiquiz:
You still up?

I saw you over at BArbara's blog a few minutes ago.
I have been up and dressed about an hour, but awake for almost three. Before the Ipad I used to get out of bed when I awoke. Now I surf, read, "chat" and play games!

Talking of Ipads.. did you see the comment I left on your Flickr photo about where to find "edit" on an IPhone??

And what is that about IPhone 6? I haven't even got a 5 yet!!! lol


I am now, lol...G has our Ipad all hooked up for music, etc and I am too lazy to unhook it and bring it to bed. The iPhone app for Facebook is good and Flickr isn't bad either except for the problem we were discussing. I haven't tried your method yet. I can see how that would work well on the iPad's bigger screen, for sure. But I will try it on the iPhone screen, although it may be too small. I find it is too small to look at WU through the Google browser. Haven't tried the Safari browser. I would think it would be the same problem...trying to squeeze the screen bigger to where I could see but then having to move it around and then hitting something wrong and it goes all over.

I have read that the iPhone 6, which will have a bigger screen is going to be dropped, to use a recording industry term, in September. The screen is going to be about as big as the Samsung S4, I think. Also, I read that Apple is going to release a 5inch-ish phablet in May. I might go for that as that is about when my contract expires. Although, it might be difficult to stick that in my pant's pocket. I will have to test drive it in the store first.
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20. sandiquiz
8:31 AM GMT on January 19, 2014
You still up?

I saw you over at BArbara's blog a few minutes ago.
I have been up and dressed about an hour, but awake for almost three. Before the Ipad I used to get out of bed when I awoke. Now I surf, read, "chat" and play games!

Talking of Ipads.. did you see the comment I left on your Flickr photo about where to find "edit" on an IPhone??

And what is that about IPhone 6? I haven't even got a 5 yet!!! lol
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19. clearlakemike
4:46 AM GMT on January 19, 2014
Quoting 17. calpoppy:
Do you know what is causing your drought? I should contact our friends in Pahoa, they only have a catchment system for the water. They must be hauling it in like we do all the time.

It looks like NOAA is giving El Nino a 50/50 shot in becoming a reality.


I have read that the trade winds are bringing less and less moisture. The changes in the jet stream/currents may also be contributing towards the drought. Your friends in Pahoa are probably ok as it rains more than enough as it is, usually, for catchment there. And the last series of storms really dumped rain over on the wet side where they are. Some places got two feet of rain.

It is amazing how the volcanoes block the mositure from the storms to the leeward/dry side. The clouds are wrung out when they reach us. Sort of like what happens there in California. By the time the storms go over the coastal mountains they don't bring much to the inland deserts.

Do you have catchment there? I didn't realize that areas of California used catchment also.

I read that it might be a mild El Nino, which might ease the drought. A strong El Nino could refill the lakes and reservoirs. Might not do much for the snow pack as they tend to be warmer storms, i.e. "Pineapple Express" that really dump the rain on California.
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18. GardenGrrl
10:36 PM GMT on January 18, 2014
It's official, we are all cat people; want to/ must wipe kitties eyes. Purrrrrrrr
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17. calpoppy
10:23 PM GMT on January 18, 2014
Do you know what is causing your drought? I should contact our friends in Pahoa, they only have a catchment system for the water. They must be hauling it in like we do all the time.

It looks like NOAA is giving El Nino a 50/50 shot in becoming a reality.
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16. clearlakemike
6:47 PM GMT on January 18, 2014
LOL...
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15. barbamz
6:43 PM GMT on January 18, 2014
Yala? Had to look it up. A goddess, it seems. I thought first of "yalla", used f.e. in Germany by the youth, lol:

yalla
Arabic for "let's go." Sometimes used in the context of "hurry!" - "yalla, I've been waiting for you for half an hour."
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14. clearlakemike
5:57 PM GMT on January 18, 2014
Thanks for stopping by, Briar. Yeah, basically the same old same old here. Oh, that poor kitty is going to get an inferiority complex with everyone talking about it like that. Poor thing.

Bug, it is weird to hear you complaining about the COLD. Another cold wave? I thought it had warmed back up there. Forget where I am, you need to go Down Under. That'l thaw you out real quick from what I hear. I saw on the news that Adelaide hit 46C and that the tennis players were fainting from the heat. I think the hottest I have experienced was about 120F once in the Mojave Desert.

I think we are the in the so called Goldilocks zone at a comfortable low 80sF for a daytime high. Nights, depending on elevation from the 50's to about 70.
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13. palmettobug53
4:11 PM GMT on January 18, 2014
Hi, Mike!

You need a weather sticker so I can bask in your radiated heat.

I'm COLD.

I hate to think what our Jan gas/light bill is going to be like. We've been very cold so far this month.

Oh, we've had a few shirtsleeve days but it will plunge right back down again. The next two weeks is going to be longjohns weather, for the most part.

I wanted to wipe that kitty's eyes, too. I don't let Gus's eyes get like that.
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12. BriarCraft
7:03 AM GMT on January 18, 2014
I thought I'd stop by and see how you're doing. It appears that, other than being awakened early by Muttly, that life is treating you okay.

Nice collection of seascapes and assorted other photos, as usual. You do find some good ones that I might otherwise miss.
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11. clearlakemike
4:00 PM GMT on January 17, 2014
Quoting 10. sandiquiz:
Not quite 6 am here, I have been awake over an hour, darn!

Love the cat you posted....the light is perfect, but what's not perfect.... those eyes. I would be washing them, and never letting the perfectly sweet face get spoilt with stained marks from dirty, weepy eyes.

In fact, I washed Max's face this, although it wasn't dirty! lol


LOL...As you know, I have been awake since 4:30 am here as I mentioned on Flickr. The dog woke me up to go out...grrr. And now I am typing on a proper extended PC computer keyboard instead of that tiny little keypad on the iPhone. Hooray!!! My fingers are too big for that thing and my comments go all over the place, lol. Can't wait to get my iPhone 6. Hopefully, I won't go blind before then.

Great minds think a like, I guess. I wanted to do the same thing; get out a wash rag and clean that poor kitty's eyes!! That latest Harry Potterish Max portrait is great, Sandi, lol...
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10. sandiquiz
5:55 AM GMT on January 17, 2014
Not quite 6 am here, I have been awake over an hour, darn!

Love the cat you posted....the light is perfect, but what's not perfect.... those eyes. I would be washing them, and never letting the perfectly sweet face get spoilt with stained marks from dirty, weepy eyes.

In fact, I washed Max's face this morning, even though it wasn't dirty! lol
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9. clearlakemike
6:25 PM GMT on January 16, 2014
Quoting 8. sandiquiz:
Good morning on the 16th to you!
Trying to get around all my WUfriends that I missed yesterday when WU was playing up whilst I drank my second coffee.
I usually drink a second coffee whilst at the computer then go for a shower and begin my day... yesterday I forgot to come back!
Awoke to almost 50F today... this winter will go down in history as a "wet and warm" one!!


Good morning to you, too! And Good Evening also! I am on my second coffee now. I thought maybe you had gone off to Waitrose. In Oscar, of course :). I hope the ground has absorbed and you didn't have to take the yacht. :-)
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8. sandiquiz
7:38 AM GMT on January 16, 2014
Good morning on the 16th to you!
Trying to get around all my WUfriends that I missed yesterday when WU was playing up whilst I drank my second coffee.
I usually drink a second coffee whilst at the computer then go for a shower and begin my day... yesterday I forgot to come back!
Awoke to almost 50F today... this winter will go down in history as a "wet and warm" one!!
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7. clearlakemike
2:14 AM GMT on January 16, 2014
Quoting 6. DaveFive:
Hi Mike,
Thank you for commenting on my blog about the Time Magazine article.

Your photos on the blog are great, especially the photo of Point Pinos splash.


Your welcome, Dave. I am not a subscriber to TIME so I can't read the story in its entirety but I am going to google the topic to see what else is out there. Interesting to know that El Nino may be coming. It could have significant impacts to the extreme droughts both here in Hawaii and also in California.
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6. DaveFive
2:09 AM GMT on January 16, 2014
Hi Mike,
Thank you for commenting on my blog about the Time Magazine article.

Your photos on the blog are great, especially the photo of Point Pinos splash.
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5. clearlakemike
6:13 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 3. GardenGrrl:
Hi Mike, part of new years resolution is to try meditating and being a bit more mellow. Knew I would find something good if I came here.
I like that meditation lady. Going to bookmark her on youtube to do more affirmations.
Thanks :)


Hi GG, glad you found something good to take with you. That meditation, Prana Apana, can also be helpful for cleaning other toxicities from your life force. Prana is the sansksrit word for life force or in other words, you - your energy.

Prana

I like that meditation lady too. I nearly jumped out of my life force when she started her chant/mantra!! :-) It almost scared the toxicities out of me!

Bug, yes, SKERT's photo is beautiful. I like the ones she did recently of the LA skyline at sunrise also. Very nice.
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4. palmettobug53
5:18 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Oooooh. The Venice canals shot looks like a painting!
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3. GardenGrrl
5:08 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Hi Mike, part of new years resolution is to try meditating and being a bit more mellow. Knew I would find something good if I came here.
I like that meditation lady. Going to bookmark her on youtube to do more affirmations.
Thanks :)
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2. clearlakemike
8:26 AM GMT on January 14, 2014
Good Morning from Good Evening/Night :)

Yes, beautiful photo!!

Have a good day, Sandi...Morpheus calling on the dark side now. I will be back, God willing, when the sun returns to us.
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1. sandiquiz
7:54 AM GMT on January 14, 2014
FIRST!!!

Good morning or Good Evening:)
Will come back later to watch the vids, but love the sunset photo you found:)
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