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#1 mewsical

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 04:46 PM

How about photos of the area where you live? Surrounding countryside, your garden, town, and so on.  Everyone has some cool things in their surroundings.  

I've got this teensy patio, but so much stuff goes on out there!  Yesterday, a tiger swallowtail visited - managed to enjoy a few blossoms before one of the cats became over-interested!





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Posted 29 March 2008 - 08:19 PM

Excellent photos.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 05:03 AM

QUOTE(knowidea @ Mar 30 2008, 04:19 AM) View Post
Excellent photos.



I don't think you guys really want to see 'killadelphia'.  No, seriously my scan is down...I have great pics. coming soon

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:46 AM

QUOTE(mewsical @ Mar 30 2008, 12:46 AM) View Post
How about photos of the area where you live? Surrounding countryside, your garden, town, and so on.  Everyone has some cool things in their surroundings.  

I've got this teensy patio, but so much stuff goes on out there!  Yesterday, a tiger swallowtail visited - managed to enjoy a few blossoms before one of the cats became over-interested!





wow, is it in your garden????

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so amazing.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 01:02 PM

QUOTE(knowidea @ Mar 29 2008, 09:19 PM) View Post
Excellent photos.


Thanks, Jim!  I happened to spot the butterfly and fortunately it was interested in the geraniums and not so interested in what I was doing.  I have hummingbirds out there as well.  I've gotten some decent photos of them as well.  


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Posted 30 March 2008 - 01:02 PM

QUOTE(lost little girl @ Mar 30 2008, 11:46 AM) View Post
wow, is it in your garden????

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so amazing.


Just a little 8'x12' patio area.  Pretty small really.  

Thanks for the kind words.


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Posted 30 March 2008 - 03:45 PM

This is a shot taken from my home a few years ago looking to the west.   Probably about a 20 second exposure but a very violent storm that started some fires.  It felt like "something wicked this way comes"!


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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:13 PM

QUOTE(knowidea @ Mar 30 2008, 04:45 PM) View Post
This is a shot taken from my home a few years ago looking to the west.   Probably about a 20 second exposure but a very violent storm that started some fires.  It felt like "something wicked this way comes"!


Wow!  That's amazing!  Also somewhat reminiscent of the landing of the Mothership.  Great shot!


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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:53 PM

QUOTE(knowidea @ Mar 30 2008, 07:45 PM) View Post
This is a shot taken from my home a few years ago looking to the west.   Probably about a 20 second exposure but a very violent storm that started some fires.  It felt like "something wicked this way comes"!


Wow! What an awesome photo! Credit to you for the photo.. or your in-house photographer? Would make a real cool poster...

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 05:00 PM

My "houseboat" last April....



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Posted 30 March 2008 - 06:12 PM

What's the story on the houseboat these days?  Hope you came through okay.  Looks like the basement might've been washed out?

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 06:51 PM

Wow Diane, that is something.  I didn't know the flooding was that bad.  I'm hoping you flat out didn't have a basement.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 12:05 AM

Luckily enough.. no basement. We had water about 3/4 of the way up the heating vents in the first floor though... we could see it when we left to go to a hotel. I assumed that when we came back home in the morning, the inside of the house would be flooded out.. but the water had receded and there was not one drop inside! The only real damage I had was having to replace my well pump (which somehow became dislodged and was floating around the backyard..) All in all, I guess we were real lucky "riders on the storm"....

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 06:15 AM

QUOTE(gotothelight @ Mar 31 2008, 01:05 AM) View Post
Luckily enough.. no basement. We had water about 3/4 of the way up the heating vents in the first floor though... we could see it when we left to go to a hotel. I assumed that when we came back home in the morning, the inside of the house would be flooded out.. but the water had receded and there was not one drop inside! The only real damage I had was having to replace my well pump (which somehow became dislodged and was floating around the backyard..) All in all, I guess we were real lucky "riders on the storm"....


That was lucky!  Glad it wasn't any more dramatic than it needed to be.  I've been through earthquakes and tornadoes, but luckily no floods.


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Posted 31 March 2008 - 11:19 AM

first two pics are Aubagne the city i live in with my fiance and his family.
next one is the sea side near by called L' Aricot.







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Posted 31 March 2008 - 01:47 PM

QUOTE(MeagerFood521 @ Mar 30 2008, 06:03 AM) View Post
I don't think you guys really want to see 'killadelphia'.


Yes, we do!  Come on J - suit up and get some photos for us to look at!


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Posted 31 March 2008 - 03:51 PM

QUOTE(lost little girl @ Mar 31 2008, 12:19 PM) View Post
first two pics are Aubagne the city i live in with my fiance and his family.
next one is the sea side near by called L' Aricot.







What a beautiful place, and the beach is lovely.  Looks nice and quiet.  

And I'm sure the ocean is full of yummy seafood!  laugh.gif wink.gif  


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Posted 31 March 2008 - 09:23 PM

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What a beautiful place, and the beach is lovely.  Looks nice and quiet.  

And I'm sure the ocean is full of yummy seafood!  laugh.gif wink.gif


yeah.
on the other side of that sea, on another beach i was swimming (i think it was 4 weeks ago or so), and singing Beatles Song OCTOPUS GARDEN. and then from nowhere a octopus came on my feet. what an irony.
i started to scream of course cos i cannot stand them, and people around me were dying laughing.

later when i told the story to my dad( who happens to be a big sea food lover), he told me i should catch it and bring it home.
lol.

i remember when i was a child, they were feeding me with the salad of octopus.
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this is my father favorite meal, an octopus cooked with potatos and her juice.





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Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:51 PM

QUOTE(lost little girl @ Mar 31 2008, 10:23 PM) View Post
yeah.
on the other side of that sea, on another beach i was swimming (i think it was 4 weeks ago or so), and singing Beatles Song OCTOPUS GARDEN. and then from nowhere a octopus came on my feet. what an irony.
i started to scream of course cos i cannot stand them, and people around me were dying laughing.

later when i told the story to my dad( who happens to be a big sea food lover), he told me i should catch it and bring it home.
lol.

i remember when i was a child, they were feeding me with the salad of octopus.
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this is my father favorite meal, an octopus cooked with potatos and her juice.


You called the octopus to you by singing about it!  

I love kalamari, but I haven't tried your Dad's dish.  Recipe, please, when he has a moment!  




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Posted 03 April 2008 - 12:06 AM

QUOTE(mewsical @ Apr 2 2008, 12:51 AM) View Post
You called the octopus to you by singing about it!  

I love kalamari, but I haven't tried your Dad's dish.  Recipe, please, when he has a moment!




2 kg octopus
1 kg potato
1 dl olive oil
2 dl white wine
one onion
3 little pieces of garlic
a bit of salt, pepper



then you just put an octopus in a pot, without water, and on fire. once in a while you turn it around so it dosent burn and become black.
when the octopus starts to let her purple fluid, cook it until on the bottom of the pot stays only the colour and the fluid condensates.
then it is time to put it in an owen.
octopus in the middle, potatos (which you must put the salt and spices on) around, garlic, onion (cutted in little pieces) and on everything put the olive oil.
you bake it like that for 40 minutes, then put the white wine  and a bit of pepper, and let it bake for 5 minutes more (so the potato will have the great taste and you will have a sauce all around)

thats it!!!!
owen must be on 200 C..

AND MY DAD SAYS WITH THAT IS THE BEST TO DRINK DRY RED WINE..

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