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Snapshots Sunday: New Mexico

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This is somewhat of a companion piece to Walsenburg and Fort Sumner. These were shots taken after we left Fort Sumner and were on our way to Walsenburg. We passed by the Raton-Clayton volcanic field, which includes the Capulin Volcano National Monument. The Marine was in a hurry to head north and wasn’t interested in stopping for a volcano. ~Vic

NM Mountain Image One
Heading north on I-25
December 2008
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NM Mountain Image Two
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NM Mountain Image Three
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NM Mountain Image Four
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Foto Friday: Critter Collections 8.0

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I haven’t posted any critter shots in 3 1/2 years. Previous post, here. ~Vic

Leaf Critter Image One
Small bug that looks like a leaf.
05-31-2019
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Bee Face Image Two
Got a bee’s face!
05-31-2019
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Iris Bug Image Three
Cute bug but, I have no idea.
04-30-2019
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Dragonfly Image Four
Skivvy waver dragonfly. LOL!
Brighter shot than the original.
05-17-2019
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Mantis Image Five
Young mantis.
Different angle from the original.
05-31-2019
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Missing Spider Image Six
Beautiful web.
Where is the spider?
10-13-2018
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Christmas 2022

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Memories from my years in Texas. Merry Christmas, everyone. ~Vic

Texas Den Image One
My Den in Texas.
12-20-2005
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Presents Image Two
Lots of gifts for family & friends.
12-20-2005
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Stockings Image Three
Our stockings.
12-20-2005
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Buddy Under The Tree Image Four
Buddy the cat, under the tree.
12-18-2005
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Thanksgiving 2022

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I won’t be cooking a traditional turkey this year. I am going for a pork loin, just to be different. I will have a small gathering. Peace, love and hugs to everyone. May we all gather in joy. ~Vic

Golden Mums Image One
11-05-2021
Sunset Image Two
11-24-2021

Snapshots Sunday: Rogue Artistes 6.0

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It’s been over two years since I posted some local art work. Previous post, here. ~Vic

Ceramic Collage Image One
Ceramic Tile Collage
Town Parking Garage
10-07-2020
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Daisies & Butterfly Image Two
Underpass Column
Lovely Drawing
04-26-2020
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Groovy Dude Image Three
Underpass Wall
I see Morgan Freeman.
Who do you see?
03-13-2020
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Day of the Dead Masks Image Four
Underpass Wall
Day of the Dead Masks?
03-07-2020
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Billy Strayhorn Mural Image Five
Billy Strayhorn Mural
09-13-2019
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Historical Marker Image Six
Historical Marker
More Information On Strayhorn
09-13-2019
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Vernal Equinox & Ostara 2022

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May the Vernal Equinox/Ostara shift human consciousness for the better. Occurrence was at 11:33am EDT. ~Vic

Hyacinth Image One
Grape Hyacinth
03-21-2021
I didn’t do a 2021 Vernal Equinox post.
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Forsythia Image Two
03-21-2021
Forsythia
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Ground Ivy Image Three
Glechoma Hederacea
Ground Ivy
Creeping Charlie
Catsfoot
Run-Away Robin
03-21-2021
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Astronomy Events in March 2022

Ostara Music

Foto Friday: Wings Over Wayne 2.0

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More photos. Previous post here. ~Vic

C-5 Image One
Big Ole C-5
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Air Force Radar Plane Image Two
Air Force Radar Plane
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Deuce and A Half Image Three
Deuce and a Half Flatbed
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Airborne Chopper Image Four
Airborne Chopper
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Red Cross Duster Image Five
Red Cross Duster
I climbed into this one.
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In The Pilot Seat Image Six
I’d love to fly one.
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Feets On Pedals Image Seven
Feets on pedals.
Too Many Buttons Image Eight
Too Many Buttons

Snapshots Sunday: Wings Over Wayne 2017

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Some shots from the Wings Over Wayne Airshow that I attended with my buddy Ray in May 2017 at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. I’d like to return but, convid has pushed it back to 2023. *eyes rolling* ~Vic

Wings Over Wayne T-Shirt Image One
A t-shirt that I should have bought.
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Amphibious Radar Image Two
I think this is radar-guided missile launcher.
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Vietnam-Era Chopper Image Three
Vietnam Chopper
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Swamp Fox Image Four
Swamp Fox
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Stealth Fighter Image Five
I think this is a Stealth Fighter.
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Osprey Image Six
Osprey
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Osprey Image Seven
Lining up to go in.
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Blue Angels Image Eight
The Blue Angels
Firing up the engines.
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Shutterbug Saturday: Garden of the Gods

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My previous Tale of the Canadians took place a few months before my move with the Marine to Texas. We arrived in July 2002 and, by September, I had snagged a state job. I wouldn’t start for three weeks so, the Marine wanted to go sight-seeing (think road trip). One of the places we visited was the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. ~Vic

Garden of the Gods Image One
First week of September 2002
Shots taken from the travel van.
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Garden of the Gods Image Two
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Garden of the Gods Image Three
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Garden of the Gods Image Four
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Garden of the Gods Image Five
Entrance to the park.
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Garden of the Gods Image Six
Unique rock formation.
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Garden of the Gods Image Seven
Different angle.
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Foto Friday: Land of Oz 3.0

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More shots from the Land of Oz in the 70s. ~Vic

Previous posts are here and here. Images are from Emerald Mountain Realty.

Debbie Reynolds Image One
Lovely close-up of Debbie Reynolds in a museum that was once there.
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Dorothy's Dress Image Two
Land of Oz’s first Dorothy viewing one of Judy Garland’s dresses.
The dress was stolen in the 1980s.
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Ski Lifts Image Three
Ski lift gondolas.
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Balloon Ride Image Four
This was a balloon ride that was created from the ski lifts.
I rode it, once, with my parents in a blinding rain storm.
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Brochure Image Five
Brochure from around 1973.
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Brochure Image Six
Another brochure.
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Brochure Image Seven
Second page.
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Additional Reading:
Land of Oz
(Romantic Asheville)
Land of Oz (My Home/UNC-TV)
Land of Oz Theme Park (Wikipedia)

Snapshots Sunday: Halloween Local 5.0

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There is always some kind of decoration in this town. Got some new shots and some older shots. ~Vic

Uniquitiques Boo Image One
Uniquitiques Store
Boo!
11-01-2020
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Graveyard Image Two
Graveyard
11-02-2019
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Death Pumpkin Image Three
Dead Pumpkin
10-22-2019
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Second Graveyard Image Four
Another Graveyard
11-01-2020
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Venom Pumpkin Image Five
Someone is a Venom fan.
11-05-2019
Mask Skeleton Image Six
Skeleton offering masks.
10-30-2020
Witch Image Seven
Just hanging out.
10-10-2021
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You're Next Image Eight
You’ll be next.
10-30-2018
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Snapshots Sunday: Old Car 2.0

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More shots from Georgetown, Texas. Here is my previous post. ~Vic

1931 Car Image One
Split households?
Washington State & Michigan
Notice the toolbox?
04-09-2011
Side Tire Image Two
Love the side tire.
Beautiful paint job.
Side Mirror Image Three
I think that is cut glass.
My friend Denise in the reflection.
Interior Image Four
Nice interior.
Love a stick shift.
Trunk Back Image Five
I love the trunk.
1931 Model A
Duck Hood Ornament Image Six
Another duck hood ornament.

Snapshots Sunday: Old Car

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Update: I found a couple more pictures…

These were taken in downtown Georgetown, Texas, the County Seat of Williamson County. About a month later, I left Texas and returned to NC. ~Vic

Woody Image One
I have no clue what this is.
04-09-2011
Woody Image Two
Cool Suicide Doors
Woody Image Three
Old Tag
Woody Image Four
Big Steering Wheel
Woody Image Five
See the “ah-oooga” horn?
1931
Woody Image Six
Love the duck hood ornament.