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Picture-A-Week 2020 - Week 36

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Pictures taken between Monday, August 31 and Sunday, September 6.



Rules: See above

That's it. This isn't a contest.

All photos taken this week are welcome (not just cruising).

Prizes will not be awarded. Discovering the joy of photography is the prize.

The idea is to get folks out using their cameras for more than vacations and toddler birthdays.

Post one. Post many. Up to you.

Have fun with your camera and share your fun with others!

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Some photos from our week-long visit to the Black Hills of South Dakota.


From the Needles Highway 


Mt Rushmore ... Avenue of Flags


Mountain goat with kid ... Spearfish Canyon


Roughlock Falls, Spearfish Canyon


Roughlock Falls, Spearfish Canyon



Mural (in Wheatland, Wyoming)


Mural (in Wheatland, Wyoming)



Edgemont Covered Bridge


Bison in Custer State Park


Bison Herd panorama ... Custer State Park


Mt Rushmore


Breakfast with the Presidents


Mural in Lead


Bison in Custer State Park


White-tailed Deer Fawn


Yellow Mounds in Badlands National Park


Stave Church in Rapid City


Painted bison sculpture in Custer City


Cedar Waxwing ... Spearfish Canyon




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This reminded me of the first time we rented a dumpster to do some spring cleaning. We got it Friday afternoon and left it at the end of  the driveway. By Saturday morning, late night "donations"  left it nearly full with a ratty old couch, rusty patio furniture and maybe 100 square feet of shockingly dirty carpet. Now when we fill a dumpster or put old appliances and such out for bulky item pickup, the big stuff is gone and a quarter of the dumpster has been emptied before the trash truck gets there. Even our regular trash is rooted through regularly. When I saw this sign, I wondered if the purpose was to discourage neighborly donations or the growing pastime of independent recycling. It seem like one man’s trash has truly become another man’s treasure.


One Man's Trash...







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Well FINALLY my regular wetlands have re-opened, for the first time since early November 2019.  Boy have I missed it!  So this Saturday, I headed back to Green Cay to see what I could find, despite the heat and humidity and the threat of rain...


Yellow-crowned night heron trying to nap in the afternoon:



The wee, colorful northern parula, a migratory bird passing through Florida for a few weeks:



But the big surprise and prize of the day - my first EVER owl in flight shot, as well as my first ever photograph of a barn owl - not something commonly seen in these wetlands, nor during the day:





Closeup with a pretty little pied-billed grebe, fresh from a dive:



A raccoon, wondering why nobody has mowed the grass on the levee for, like, a year!:


A green heron hunting in a small pond:


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