The Three Cowboys   1 comment

„They all agreed, the trail is that way!“

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„The Three Cowboys“, Sculpture by Stephen Hanson

I found this sculpture in front of the Heritage Alliance building on the main street in Breckenridge/CO.

Veröffentlicht Donnerstag, Juli 28, 2016 von Pit in Breckenridge/CO, Cities & Towns, Colorado, Sehenswürdigkeiten

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Clouds over the Dillon Pinnacles   4 comments

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Clouds over the Dillon Pinnacles

Another extreme wide-angle lens view with some quite dramatic effect, again in a picture taken across the Blue Mesa Reservoir on the Gunnison River in the Curecanti National Recreation Area in Colorado.

Veröffentlicht Sonntag, Juli 24, 2016 von Pit in Colorado, lenses, nature, Photography, Rocky Mountains, wide angle

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Clouds over the Rocky Mountains [1]   8 comments

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Clouds, Rocks, and Water

An extreme wide-angle lens can create quite dramatic effects, as here in a picture taken across the Blue Mesa Reservoir on the Gunnison River in the Curecanti National Recreation Area in Colorado.

Veröffentlicht Samstag, Juli 23, 2016 von Pit in clouds, Colorado, lenses, nature, Photography, Rocky Mountains, USA, wide angle, Wolken

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Evening over Lower Crabapple Road   10 comments

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Trees and Evening Clouds

Taken last night.

Veröffentlicht Mittwoch, Juli 20, 2016 von Pit in Hill Country, nature, Sonnenuntergang, sunrise/sunsets

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Texas Still Life: Rooster, Longhorn Skull, and Truck in Luckenbach/TX   8 comments

Usually I don’t do any editing with my pictures [except for some cropping]. but I think this one here lent itself to changing it from colour to sepia:

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Rooster, Longhorn Skull with Horns, and Truck

Veröffentlicht Sonntag, Juli 17, 2016 von Pit in Hill Country, Luckenbach/TX, Still Life, Tierleben

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Thistle   2 comments

Our wildflower area – which we leave untouched for most of the year – has some beautiful-looking thistles. We don’t like them in our lawn and in the flower beds, but enjoy them in that wildflower area.

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Thistle in Full Bloom

Veröffentlicht Samstag, Juli 16, 2016 von Pit in Garten, nature, thistles, Vegetation, wildflowers

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Buck in the Back Yard   15 comments

Yesterday, in the late afternoon, we had a buck again in our back yard, not quite as magnificent as this one here, but still a fine-looking animal:

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Buck in the Back Yard

Veröffentlicht Freitag, Juli 15, 2016 von Pit in bucks, Deer, Tierleben, Wildtiere

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The Big Tree   25 comments

When I recently wrote in my other blog [Pit’s Fritztown News] about trying to raise new oaks in our garden, I was reminded of one of the most spectacular specimens of a Southern Live Oak [Quercus Virginiana], „The Big Tree“ in Goose Island State Park at the Texas Gulf Coast near Rockport/Fulton. Here it is:

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The „Big Tree“ in Goose Island State Park

The vital statistics of that magnificent tree:

  • Trunk circumference:  35 feet 1.75 inches or 10.71 meters
  • Average trunk diameter:  11 feet 2.25 inches or 3.41 meters
  • Crown spread:  89 feet or 27.1 meters
  • Height:  44 feet or 13.4 meters
  • Age:  In excess of 1,000 years

Eons Ago, This Was a Tree   2 comments

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Petrified Tree

Veröffentlicht Mittwoch, Juli 13, 2016 von Pit in Arizona, nature, Petrified Forest, Sehenswürdigkeiten, USA

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A Boss – in a Different Than Usual Meaning   9 comments

Again inspired by the post about Norwich and its cathedral in Susanne Haun’s Blog, I decided to take a picture of one of the bosses, the famous (gold leaf) Green Man, there, a copy of which we bought and hung up in our living room:

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The Green Man

Veröffentlicht Montag, Juli 11, 2016 von Pit in Architektur, Cities & Towns, England, gothic style, Norwich, perpendicular style

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