Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Sunday Selections #230

Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock, as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files.
 
The meme is now continued by River at Drifting through life.  The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent.  Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to River.  Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen.
 
Like River I usually run with a theme.  This week I am returning to one of my long-standing interests obsessions, the sky.


Early last week the sky started to glow one evening and I headed out to revel in it.  It was relatively subtle to begin with, and then it began to blaze...












A few mornings later we had a colder beauty.




 Neither the fog nor the frost lifted until after eleven.

Mad woman with camera dances were involved both days..  Of course.

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  1. What a contrast! And yet, they are both beautiful. :-) Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban in London: Thank you - so very different and both of them made my heart sing.

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  2. Very few words required here. Beautiful.

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    1. Wendy: It was. And is. Fog again today, but not as thick.

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  3. Beautiful breakfast showing the sunrise EC.

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    1. Bob Bushell: I am a beauty addict. And my addiction is fed often.

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  4. Gentle late afternoon hues as the sun bids its farewell for another day. We had fog earlier in the week but, of course, our morning temps haven't been as low as yours. I don't know if we've had any frosts as yet...probably a couple in the lower lying areas.

    We had a few light showers on and off during the week, with more promised throughout this coming week. I don't mind the showers or the cooler weather...I love both.

    I hope you and the Skinny One have a good week ahead, EC. I hope the Skinny One is doing fine. Cuddles to Jazz and Jewel. My furry rascals are waving their paws at them! :)

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    1. Lee: We had more fog and frost this morning. And a burst pipe to the water heater. Urk. Now fixed and shortly I can have an overdue shower.
      Jazz n Jewel thank you, Remy and Sharma and hope you too have a wonderful week.

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  5. There's something so spooky about the early-morning fog creeping in!

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    1. Stephanie Faris: I can see that - but I like it. Soft, melancholy and beautiful. And usually here at least on the chilly side.

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  6. I am always amazed by how many colors the sky can turn, especially at Sunset. I totally get your obsession!

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    1. mshatch: Me too. So many colours, so many shades - and it changes sooooo fast.















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  7. I gasp with joy at your shared beauty



    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  8. I saw some huge blackberries at the farmers market. Hubby can't eat due to the tiny seeds. The first picture reminds me of how tasty they would be...your picture reminds me of a bowl of blackberry sherbert!

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    1. Bookie: Blackberry sherbert, or one of my mother's specialties 'raspberry splat'. Mmm.

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  9. Some stunning photos! you know when to go out and get photos.

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    1. Alex J Cavanaugh: I do watch the sky at dawn and dusk often. And nearly as often rush out to do mad woman with camera dances...

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  10. I love to watch mad women dancing...and the sky

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    1. Author R. Mac Wheeler: The sky is MUCH better to look at. Trust me.

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  11. Opposites. Do love the sky, how it changes. The pinkish orange within the clouds always looks good. Fog, love fog, always makes me wonder what lies beyond.

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    1. whiteangel: I am fond of fog too. Except if we have to drive in it. I can remember thick fogs where we could only see the yellow lines on the road, not the edges, not other cars. Mystery and magic.

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  12. I miss our fogs and cool weather, as we swelter under unaccustomed dry heat. Your pictures made me feel better. Not to mention the pink skies! :-)

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    1. DJan: I hope you get some soft rain soon. Some healing and invigorating rain. And some coolth.

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  13. Hey Sue,

    Another glowing post with a bit of fog and frost. You captured the atmosphere of the setting very well with your photos.

    Gary :)

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    1. klahanie: The mood captured itself. Lovely to see you out and about in the blogosphere.

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  14. That sky is fabulous. I don't get an unobstructed western view for the sunset. I should look around for such an empty field.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: My best view is from the middle of the road. Fortunately it is a quiet street. And I have been considering a walk up a hill a mile or so away to get a different perspective. Sunset, not sunrise...

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  15. I can almost see you out there, cold morning, barefoot bathrobe, camera in hand! And the sunsets there are very beautiful! I think I'd pull my algae green strapped lawn chair out and watch!

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    1. Strayer: You nailed it. Dressing gown and bare feet it was. As the dawn shots so often are.
      The sunsets often are lovely, but very brief. Ten minutes tops from the first glow, and often less.

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    2. Bare feet??? I'm shivering just thinking about that!

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  16. The brilliant sun rise was absolutely glorious! The frost and fog had its own beauty also.

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    1. Anne in the kitchen. The sky is a marvel isn't it? In all of her moods.

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  17. Beautiful! Isn't it amazing what a difference I day makes!

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    1. Teresa Hennes: And sometimes what a difference half an hour can make. Always changing, so often beautiful.

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  18. Such glorious shades of pink and gold!
    I love frosty foggy mornings. As long as I don't have to go out in them.
    Of course walking through a morning like that, or dancing with a camera, does tend to warm a body nicely; and it makes getting back inside such a pleasure.

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    1. River: We get the papers delivered, so I am going out anyway. I just often time it so that I go out (camera in hand) to greet the dawn.

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  19. When one see an outstanding changing second by second amazing specticle like your shots show here, your heart nearly bursts open with the magnificence of what is happening before your eyes and yes your feet want to dance as well as your memories wants to remember it for all the days that are dull. Themisty morning is such a contrast but in a different way, beautiful.

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    1. Margaret Adamson: It is always a joy. The sun has nearly vanished tonight, leaving a moody mauve plastered across the sky. Also lovely. There are a LOT of files on my computer with the labels Dawn and Dusk.

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  20. I do like a good sunset and that is a super one! Such vivid colours. I also love a decent frost which we sadly seem to get less of every winter.When I visited Canberra many years ago I was struck by how similar it was to where we lived at the time in the Conejo Valley in California. Mountains ringing a valley. Take a look at a photo of that area - they are similar aren't they?
    http://www.conejochamber.org/files/468.jpg

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    1. Craig: How right you are. More two story houses, but the city nestled into the valley and surrounded by the mountains is very familiar. We still get some good crunchy frosts. A doozy is predicted for Friday of this week, and I intend to try and freeze bubbles again.

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  21. The red sky is glorious, but it's the soft mists which always make me catch my breath. It's all beautiful though.

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    1. Jacquelineand...: I really love the soft mornings too. The mist in winter, and in the warmer months our galah coloured (soft pinks and grey) dawns. A gentle introduction to the day.

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  22. I love photos of the sky and of the beach. My two favorite subjects to gaze upon. Funny because I hate to fly and I don't swim.

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    1. We are: Clamco: I don't like to fly either. Swimming is another matter. Love the sky and the water though.

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  23. We're having a lot of glorious sunrises and sunsets just lately, here. ;) Lovely pics! ;)

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    1. Snoskred: A wonderful time of year for sky magic isn't it?

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  24. I love your obsession. :) The mad woman with camera dance should be immortalized!

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    1. River Fairchild: The results of the dance have a brief tilt at immortality here. Which is all the immortality I could cope with.

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  25. Mad woman with camera dances are my favorites:)
    So glad for your ebullience over the beauty in this world!
    It makes my own heart sing a little louder.....braver.
    I thank you that!
    -Jennifer

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    1. Jennifer Richardson: So much beauty, so much joy. And I love your brave (and beautiful) heart.

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  26. The people who stay indoors, not seeing all this beauty, or the ones who step outdoors, walk past it all without appreciating...they're the mad ones. Not you!!

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    1. neena maiya (aka guyana gyal): I suspect there would be a lot of arguments. Appreciator is my special talent, and I am grateful for it.

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  27. I'm so glad you're a madwomn with a camera. And that you like to share. The photos are spectacular. The sky is such an amazing artist! As are you to capture these images. Thank you sooooo much!

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    1. Myrna R.: Thank you. I see myself as an appreciator rather than a creator, and certainly not an artist - but thank you.

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  28. Dear, S.
    Even the cold beauty is stunning.
    How are you, dear? xxx

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    1. My Inner Chick: The cold beauty was subtler, and gentler but very, very beautiful. Crisp, clean air too. Bliss.
      We are ok - how about you?

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  29. You need to enter these in a contest, they are perfection. Honestly, they are stunning.

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    1. Sonya Ann: Real photographers can do things with their cameras I can only dream about - but thank you. Lots.

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  30. I live in a place devoid of such beautiful evenings, so enjoy yours instead. You should enter them in competitions, Sonya is right!!

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    1. All Consuming: Entering competitions won't be a happening thing any time soon. But thank you.

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  31. Gorgeous sky!!! And love the beauty of the cold, too.

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    1. Lynn: As a beauty addict I am always thrilled at how much of it there is about.

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  32. Very nice pics EC. They capture the moments so well. Thank you.

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    1. Whisper Mist: They were magical moments. How are you and yours?

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    2. We're having a horrid heat wave with record breaking temps for June, with not much relief in sight just yet. It's a struggle keeping the garden and plants alive. I would welcome some frosty days right about now. Other than that ... all good. Thanks for asking, and enjoy your tolerable weather while you have it :)

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  33. That is one spectacular sky.

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    1. Birdie: The sky is so often spectacular - in all of her many moods.

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    1. Sue in Italia/In the Land of Cancer: They were. Very.

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  35. It's hard to believe those photos are not photo-shopped, EC. The colors are breathtaking. I am so glad you have such natural beauty to offer comfort.

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    1. Rawknrobyn: Photoshop is beyond me. What you see is what I saw. Magic innit?

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    1. orvokki: Isn't it? And another one is just starting...

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  37. Those sunset picture are magnificent and that cold day Brrrrr!!! Made me shiver just imagining it and I don't feel the cold as a rule!!
    How delightful it would be to see those mad woman dances of yours. : )
    I must apologise for running late...just trying to keep up when I can.

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    1. Mimsie: Thank you. You are never too late, and are welcome whenever you stop by.

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  38. LOVE the skies. Beautiful. Hug B

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    1. Button Thoughts: Thank you. And hugs back.

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  39. what an outstanding series of photos. love your skies!
    great work.

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    1. Betty Manuousos: Thank you - I love the skies too. Always.

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  40. The skies are simply stunning with these hypnotic patterns. Clouds are fantastic when they look their best.

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    1. Spacerguy: This morning we have a uniform grey sky. Uniform in colour and strongly reminiscent of the winter tunic I endured as a child. If it brings rain I will welcome it though.

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  41. I always love your sunsets... and the foggy frost was beautiful.

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    1. Things Are Looking U.P.: More fog and frost this week. And, with any luck, by the end of the week it will be cold enough to freeze bubbles.

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  42. What gorgeous pastel skies!

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  43. All beautiful. It's hot as hell here, as you know - I wouldn't mind some mist.

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    1. Riot Kitty: You can keep the heat, I am happy with my frosts and mists. Getting colder too. We didn't reach double figures today.

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  44. Beautiful shots! They are both beautiful in their own way- so I can see why you would dance around with your camera like a madwoman. :)

    I love seeing the sky change and am known to take way too many pictures of the same sunset or sunrise because each second seems so different to me. So much to enjoy and appreciate!
    ~Jess

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    1. DMS ~ Jess: Every second is different. It changes sooo fast, and each change is amazing. I have many, many folders full of photos of the sky. And don't regret any of them.

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  45. Isn't it so interesting how the weather can change, from gorgeous skies to foggy evenings. Beautiful in all your photos.

    Thank you for your lovely message to my father-in-law. They are being read to him and he is very appreciate of how everyone has taken the time to write him a message.

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    1. DeniseinVA: I hope Gulley is starting to feel much, much better.

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  46. "Colder beauty"? Uh, not for me. I hate fog and clouds, and I dread their return when winter gets to this hemisphere.

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    1. Snowbrush: I am thrilled to see you here. I hope the mental fog is starting to lift, and will have everything crossed for your doctor's visit.
      I would happily keep the fog, the clouds and the cold beauty all year. It might even be worth having a home in both hemispheres...

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  47. I like the fog and clouds, since we seldom have that. When we lived in Ireland, I had a totally different view.

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    1. Susan Kane: It is the sweaty season I struggle with. I can see its beauty - but would rather experience it on a screen. Fog is fine. Clouds are magic - and cold mornings are a delight.

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  48. Stunning sunset, beautifully mysterious dawn. I'd love to see you doing the dance! Thank you for such a lovely post, EC. Stay warm...

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    1. Carol: The dance is not pretty. The things which provoke it are...

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  49. I'll pop over to River's, but if you're away because of a vacation, or just a break, I hope you have fun and have a chance to relax... and throw in a few Mad Woman Camera Dances :)

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    1. Mark Koopmans: No break, just sharing the writing prompts around. The mad woman (with or without camera) is a permanent resident with me. And sometimes dances too.

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  50. Beautiful, healing pictures, EC. Being a tree and fog lover, I especially love the twin trees you often show here, and the foggy photos. I love to walk in the fog and your pictures evoked that sense of peace for me.

    Hope you and yours are doing well, with no blips on the radar at the moment.

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    1. jenny_o: Another fog lover here. Soft gentle mystery.
      Those twin trees do feature here often. They look good whatever the time of day. Or season.
      Blips on the radar? Yes - but quiet ones at the moment.
      Oceans of caring to you.

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  51. What beautiful big sky! (and I'm a fog lover too)
    x

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    1. Austan: I love the mystery of fog. And the gentle melancholy. And the sky any way it comes...

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  52. Lovely fog and lovely skies, thanks for sharing x

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    1. librarygirl: Cool this morning too. Minus 6 point something. When it is a little lighter I am going out to try and freeze some soap bubbles. Sometimes I doubt my sanity.

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  53. The color in those clouds is beautiful, and the mist is magical. Very nice shots!

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    1. Loni Townsend: I am a beauty addict - I am glad that you enjoyed these shots.

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    1. Nicky HW: Heading out into a galah coloured dawn now to take some more.

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  55. Beautiful! And I laughed aloud at the thought of 'mad woman with camera dances'. For me it's generally 'mad woman with camera kneels in mud' or 'lies in sand being eaten by March Flies'. Awesome series EC thank you

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    1. Kim: Your dances would be beyond me. I could (probably) get down, but getting up would be a different ball game. I am so glad that you are more flexible than I am.

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  56. Gorgeous pictures! When the sky looks like that, it just about brings me to tears. A little silly, maybe, but the sight is so beautiful, it's so awe-inspiring, it's almost overwhelming.

    Happy weekend, mad woman!

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    1. Susan: Yes. It is overwhelming. And awe-inspiring. Nice to hear of someone else whose eyes leak at beauty.

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  57. I am back to thank you for your very sweet comments. Can't say enough how much they mean to us. Sending a big hug :)

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    1. DeniseinVA: It is always awful when people we love are in hospital. Look after yourself as well too please.

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  58. Thee are beautiful shots. They look amazing !

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    1. Imagebloke: The sky never disappoints does it?

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