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Old Sep 23, 2007, 11:44 AM   #11
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Thanks, everyone. I'm not sure these pictures do the scene justice (I find this type of fog and snow difficult to photograph).

Kjell - not sure that's a real word, but it sure is descriptive. I know what you mean - if I lived somewhere that had winter for 6 months of the year, I'd probably want the late summer flowers, and the lovely fall colors to last for longer than they do.

Ira - you are right, nature does did an excellent job of desaturating the scene.
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 1:20 PM   #12
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We have been in the grip of a drought here, having no appreciabble rain since April. In the lowlands this storm brought us the heaviest September rain (rare in any year) in 19 years - thunder, lightening, torrential rainand wind throughout the night. There were spiral bands of heavy thundershowers around the low presure center which missed some areas, but others got hammered. Our backyard butterfly garden took a beating, with a lot of the vegetation beaten down, and there seem to be fewer butterflies around. Some of the surviving Monarchs looked pretty beat up and seemedto be struggling, and few of the Fritillaries or other species were to be seen. We did find some Monarch caterpillars that survived. It could have been worse (and probably sounds worse than it is also),but things grow rapidly here, so in a few weeks, it won't look like anything much had happened.

What a difference a few thousand feet in altitude make. Harriet's pictures are wonderful, but I won't be taking any here for a while.

The last of my butterfly pictures were taken with Minoltas, and will be posted in the Wildlife Forum as I get them processed. The first are here:
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=11
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 3:16 PM   #13
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Do you mean to say you aren't interested in coming up toplay in the snow (giggle, giggle)? My otherhalf feels the same way (and occasionally regrets making an idle comment 10 years ago about missing havingfour seasons).There was something on the news about a hillside collapsing in L.A. somewhere - perhaps both of us escaped the worst the storm had (sure sounds like we did - we mostly had that steady, soaking rain we so desperately need).
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 5:52 PM   #14
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Beautiful series.

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Old Sep 23, 2007, 7:41 PM   #15
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#2 and #3 are just beautiful, great job.


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Old Sep 23, 2007, 9:13 PM   #16
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Very nice series Harriet, I really really wish I was there first hand.

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Beautiful series, the first one evokes a lovely melancholy and the second one has a wonderful symmetry.
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Old Sep 24, 2007, 8:08 AM   #18
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Thanks, again, everyone!
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Ahhh . . . so much beauty! Thanks for posting.

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