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Wisconsin

Old house in Eagle Wisconsin.
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Brian Head Peak

Brian Head Peak overlooks Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah. At 11,312 feet it has an alpine subarctic climate. With a mean annual snowfall of over 29 feet it is one of the snowiest inhabited (88 people) places in the United States.
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Harry Trumans ’49 Lincoln

His presidential limousine on display (and driven daily) at Harry Trumans "Little Whitehouse" in Key West.
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Hard Worker

Cuban farmer using twin oxen to plow his tobacco farmland.
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Spring Green Wisconsin

Took this on a visit to The House On The Rock in Spring Green WI, which is also where Taliesin, the 600 acre estate of architect Frank Lloyd Wright is located.
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Harbor Pilot

The pilot is boarding a moving cruise ship from a pilot boat to guide it into the Key West Harbor. As trained experts with detailed knowledge of Florida’s waterways, pilots protect our ports from harm and ensure the safe passage of ship traffic. These highly skilled professionals accept the enormous responsibility of guiding a ship, its crew and cargo safely through the harbors.
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Lou Ruvo

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, opened in 2010, in Las Vegas. It has become a national resource for the treatment of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis, and ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease); also focusing on prevention, early detection, and education. Its 65,000 sq ft includes 13 examination rooms, offices for practitioners and researchers, a "Museum of the Mind", and a community auditorium. It was designed by Frank Gehry.
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Riverside Special

The 'Riverside Special' was built in Appleton WI in 1932 to compete in the Indy 500. Race rules required a seat for a driver and mechanic. As a daily driver it was well known in town for outrunning the local Police. I took this last summer at the annual gathering of old Indy 500 racers at the Milwaukee Mile track.
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Balloon Launch

Hot air balloon inflation/launch one warm summer evening in Mukwonago WI.
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Cayo Hueso

Key West (Spanish: Cayo Hueso) is an island in the Straits of Florida. Together with all or parts of the separate islands of Dredgers Key, Fleming Key, Sunset Key, and the northern part of Stock Island, it constitutes the City of Key West. Wikipedia
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Ford Model A (1927-1931)

Model A production ended in March 1932, after 4,858,644 had been made.
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Northern Utah

On a road trip to Park City
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Fragrant water-lily

Took this at a botanical garden in Milwaukee. It was an overcast day making the water look almost black which is a nice background for the lily to show off its color. Its found in permanent slow moving waters throughout North America where it ranges from Central America to northern Canada as well as Brazil.
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Long term parking

Stumbled into a very interesting property full of rusty stuff outside Baraboo Wisconsin.
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Dragonfly

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Salesman

A garlic vendor and friend
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Dashboard Hula Girl

From the 1950s
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Dressed and ready

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R.I.P.

1950 Super Buick Eight
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Old brick

Walking amongst old abandoned warehouses along the Milwaukee River on a dreary day I came upon 100+ year old brick walls that time had painted.
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Full Gas Tank?

Death Valley is the largest U.S. National Park outside Alaska at 3,422,024 acres. Nearly 1,000 miles of paved and dirt roads provide access to locations both popular and remote. Even so, 93% of the park is protected as officially designated Wilderness. That wild country includes low valley floors crusted with barren salt flats, rugged mountains rising as much as 11,000 feet, deep and winding canyons, rolling sand dunes, and spring-fed oases.
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Radial Aircraft Engine

Nelson Nevada Mines, active from about 1858 until 1945. Many of the men that created this area were deserters from the Civil War. This was one of the first major gold strike areas in Nevada. Now a gold mine of great junk. Many open mines and ventilation shafts-use caution. Man who lived here after the mines closed was a hoarder.
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Prague

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Old and New Chicago

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Patience

Sun rising through a low layer of fog creates some interesting light. This was taken on Pewaukee Lake in Wisconsin.
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LV Night

Las Vegas color and light makes the buildings really beautiful.
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Neon museum

Las Vegas neon museum opens their yard once a month for photographers.
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1880s South Dakota Homestead

An 1880s homestead complete with, corrals, barn, house and of course, outhouse. The nearby Dakota Hotel, built in 1910, it still carries the scars made by cowboys’ spurs on the staircase.
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Wind Turbine

Driving through a rural farming area that had wind turbines I thought getting up close might make an interesting photo. I just read modern turbines average 320 feet in height which it taller than the Statue of Liberty.
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Argentine cactus

Argentine cactus blooms throughout the day and night with spectacularly large 8" flowers. While the blooms only last 36-48 hours, they are splendid enough to attract eager pollinators during the night, which include bats and moths.
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Cat Man

For almost 40 years the Cat Man has been entertaining the Key West crowds at sunset with his highly trained ordinary house cats. Here one is jumping through a ring of fire.
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Rescued & Retired

For many years a non-profit has been saving old Las Vegas signage from the wrecking ball. They collect them in storage yard, light them and allow photographers in once a month. Some are refurbished and installed in the boulevards around Fremont Street. Day or night hey are beautiful examples of historic Downtown Las Vegas.
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Egret

The largest of the white-colored wading birds in Florida, the great egret is frequently seen in wetlands areas and along waterways.
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Nevada Suntan

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White Hibiscus

Soft red and white in the shadows.
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Germany

Unfortunately the town name escapes me. Back in 2015 when I took this photo I used a function of my old Nikon to give it an artsy look.
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Mackinac Bridge

Connecting the lower and upper portions of Michigan. As we wiz under, the steel is 200 feet above me. The length of the steel is 19,243 feet. Depth of the water below is 295 feet. Overall total length of the bridge including approaches is more than 5 miles.
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This dawn should last all day

Front row seat silently watching someone paint with spray cans on the other side of a huge pane of glass.
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Retired

Junkyard in a pine forest in Georgia.
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Double lake sunrise

Interesting clouds can form 50+ miles away over Lake Michigan due to warm air over colder water.These clouds catch the first light of the dawn like a theatre screen, and reflect this light to the ground which is again reflected in the calm 10 miles of inland lake water I'm photographing over here in Wisconsin.
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Plate Glass Art

A fraction of what you see was through the glass while most of it is behind me reflecting into it.
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Another thing along that same road

Along the same fence but way different...possibly another family member likes to also weld.
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Daytona Beach

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Nevada Northern No.40

Built in July 1910 for the Northern Nevada Railway in Ely Nevada. Here in Ely it is undergoing a boiler inspection and overhaul and completely rebuilding its running gear and tender.
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Poppy superbloom

Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada had square miles of blooming yellow poppies this past spring.
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Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin is an open-air museum located near Eagle Wisconsin. It depicts housing and the daily life of settlers in 19th-century Wisconsin, with separate areas representing the traditions of different ethnic groups who settled in the state. Costumed interpreters portray the occupations and chores of typical settlers of the time. Opened in 1976, the museum is owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society. The largest outdoor museum of rural life in the United States, it encompasses approximately 480 acres of rolling wooded hills. It contains more than 60 historic structures, ranging from ethnic farmsteads with furnished houses and rural outbuildings to an 1880s crossroads village with traditional small town institutions. Wikipedia
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Artsy Old Sign

Walking around Las Vegas and it caught my eye.
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The Green Parrot

The Green Parrot is the best dive bar in Key West. Opened in 1890 as a grocery store where local musicians would gather. When WWII began it changed to the Brown Derby Bar then in the 1970s it was renamed The Green Parrot. Today, come for the atmosphere and stay for the music.  No food, just free popcorn. And don’t worry what live band is playing… they are all good.
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Light em up

Twenty some balloons launched into the afternoon sky and flew away. After returning they waiting for dusk where they stay tethered to earth while using their burners to glow their colors. This took place during the Monroe WI county fair.
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Garden color

Found this beautiful feature walking through a botanical garden.
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Rhyolite Nevada

In it’s day this was a large wealthy city until the gold mine stopped producing.
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Studebaker

1950
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Fort Jefferson

Fort Jefferson was built to protect one of the most strategic deepwater anchorages in North America. By fortifying this spacious harbor, the United States maintained an important “advance post” for ships patrolling the Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida. Nestled within the islands and shoals that make up the Dry Tortugas, the harbor offered ships the chance to resupply, refit, or seek refuge from storms. The location of the Tortugas along one the world’s busiest shipping lanes was its greatest military asset. Though passing ships could easily avoid the largest of Fort Jefferson’s guns, they could not avoid the warships that used its harbor.
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Orchids

Walking around experimenting with my black & white camera I took this photo of deep blue almost purple orchids growing in deep shade.
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Sun Baked

Nevada sun.....
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Nelson Art

Nelson Nevada is a wonderful collection of photogenic junk, cholla cactus, snakes and an old gold mine.
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Canyonlands National Park

Endless deep canyons, towering mesas, pinnacles, cliffs, and spires stretching across 527 square miles. This is Canyonlands National Park, formed by the currents and tributaries of Utah's Green and Colorado rivers. It is the largest park in Utah located near the town of Moab. Wikipedia
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Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin is an open-air museum located near Eagle, Wisconsin. It depicts housing and the daily life of settlers in 19th-century Wisconsin, with separate areas representing the traditions of different ethnic groups who settled in the state. Costumed interpreters portray the occupations and chores of typical settlers of the time.Wikipedia
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Vanity

Yes....a selfie
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Old World Wisconsin

Very old barn scene in Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine area which was shaped by the glaciers.
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Night Airshow Eaa

Some of my favorite time playing with a camera.
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Sea Nettle

Those tentacles are a sure sting. A sea nettle hunts by traling those long tentacles, covered with stinging cells. When the tentacles touch tiny plankton, the stinging cells stick tight and paralyze prey. From there, the prey is moved to the frilly mouth-arms and finally to the mouth. I took this photo in the Monterey Aquarium and the text came off their website.
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Twin turbine engines

Key West power boat racing
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Catamaran Class

Power boat racing Key West
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Quiet Color

Fishing at sunrise in Wisconsin.
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Sunset Key Sunset

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1929 Waco

The Waco Aircraft Company (WACO) was an aircraft manufacturer located in Troy, Ohio, United States. Between 1920 and 1947, the company produced a wide range of civilian biplanes. I took this photo at a wonderful airfield in Brodhead WI which is also home to the Kelch Aviation Museum.
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Holy Hill Shrine

Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary is a Roman Catholic Marian shrine in Erin, Wisconsin. It serves as a religious pilgrimage and attracts approximately 300,000 visitors each year. The shrine is located atop a high kame in 400 acres of woods. Visitors can climb a 178-step observation tower to view the Milwaukee skyline, about thirty miles southeast. At approximately 1,350 feet above sea level, it is one of the highest points in southeastern Wisconsin. Wikipedia
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Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, is not a canyon, but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange, and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors. Bryce Canyon National Park is much smaller than nearby Zion National Park. The rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet. Wikipedia
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Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a massive sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. Completed in 1941 under the direction of Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln, the sculpture's roughly 60-ft.-high granite faces depict U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
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A point of reference

All large cities have homeless issues and Las Vegas is no exception. When I raise my camera and zoom in I feel like I'm invading privacy from the safety of distance. But it's good to look at these photos because they are a constant reminder that my good fortune should not be taken for granted.
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Early 1900s

Nelson Nevada Mines, active from about 1858 until 1945. Many of the men that created this area were deserters from the Civil War. This was one of the first major gold strike areas in Nevada. Now a gold mine of great junk.
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Daylilies

Daylilies are popular, easy-to-grow, low-maintenance perennials that are tough, long-lived, and tolerant of neglect. They bloom profusely, though individual blooms only last a single day, and varieties number in the tens of thousands. Daylilies grow from fleshy roots, unlike true lilies that grow from bulbs. gardendesign.com
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Zion National Park

If you look close you can see the road through the park at the very bottom.
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Indian shot

Canna indica is commonly known as Indian shot. Canna indica has been a food crop cultivated by indigenous peoples of the Americas for thousands of years. Wikipedia I took this photo at the Boerner Botanical Gardens in Milwaukee.
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Long Retired Buick

Many years spent retired in a Georgia forrest.
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Night Airshow

Long open shutter then a surprise when I download the photo to see if it worked.
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Joshua Tree

It is native to the arid Southwestern United States, specifically California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. Based on growth estimates this 8 foot tree is 150-200 years old. If it survives the rigors of the desert, it can live for hundreds of years; some specimens survive a thousand years.
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Friday Fireworks

I really enjoy taking photos of fireworks because of what the camera sees when it freezes the light and motion. Always a surprise and all so different.
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1942 Ryan PT-22

Built for the US Army Air Force as a rugged and easy to maintain military trainer. It featured a metal fuselage and fabric covered wings. The "Recruit" was a wire-braced, low-winged monoplane, with open cockpit seating for two in tandem. It trained more than 14,000 pilots for the Army Air Corps. At the peak of activity in the fall of 1943, more than 1,200 cadets were training in schools in Hemet, California and Tucson, Arizona. I took this at a private event for members of the Midwest Antique Airplane Club in Brodhead WI.
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Photographer & Rescue Swimmers

Key West powerboat racing
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Face Art

During Fantasy Fest in Key West it's easy to come across painted people who are eager to have their photo taken.
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Lifeguard tower

There are now 36 Lifeguard Towers just along the coastline of Miami Beach from the very tip at South Pointe Park up to 87th Street.
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Carved Sand

Lit up...maybe 7-8 feet tall, very cool.
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The Reach

The Reach is a hotel in Key West with this beautiful pavilion. This photo was taken long before sunrise with my shutter left open for 36 seconds to absorb as much light as possible.
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Civilian Conversation Corps

Nelson Nevada Mines, active from about 1858 until 1945. Many of the men that created this area were deserters from the Civil War. This was one of the first major gold strike areas in Nevada. Now a gold mine of great junk. Many open mines and ventilation shafts-use caution. Man who lived here after the mines closed was a hoarder.
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Bahia Honda State Park

Located about 40 miles North of Key West it's geography was changed during Hurricane Irma. Prior to that it always made the top 10 list for the best beach in the USA. When I visited in December 2021 the access road to the beach was still closed because of the hurricane. The South end of the Key has been restored and is actually better because many buildings and shorelines had to be replaced.
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Blue & Bright

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Grass Guzzler

Somewhere in South Dakota.
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Attached to the earth

Maybe 50 years ago it was parked?
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Fantasy Fest

Walking around with a camera during Key West Fantasy Fest provides all kinds of interesting things to shoot especially the people wearing paint. Body painters from all over the country come to town for the 10 day festival where people pay thousands of dollars to be painted. Then they stroll up and down Duval Street showing off their mobile art. This lady chose paint colors that go perfect on her.
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Plane enters from the right

Makes a turning loop while releasing fireworks then leaves show center to the left while releasing more before exiting.
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Glass Steel & Lights

Las Vegas at night is wonderful to photograph.
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Looking Glass

Into one building and what's behind reflected on top.
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Monsoon Season Begins

The desert just woke up … The air smelt of creosote, and the distinctive olive-green bush with oily leaves was filled with bright yellow flowers. Wildflowers and a barrel cactus, withered and dry a few days ago, were blooming… dragonflies and birds filled the air, lizards, quail and roadrunners scuttled on the ground, a jackrabbit hopping across the trail, and a cardinal, with its bright red plumage flying by. Sunset brings bats, the sounds of frogs and the howl of coyotes. The desert awakes…
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Dazzling Sunrise

Wisconsin Best
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Disney Ship Departing

Spinning 180 degrees to exit the Key West harbor via the shipping channel.
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USS Cobia

USS Cobia was launched November 28, 1943, in Groton, CT. In June 1944, she began the first of six war patrols in which she sank thirteen Japanese vessels. By July 1944, Cobia had established herself in the annals of World War II sub history by attacking an enemy convoy bound for Japanese-held Iwo Jima. In 1986, Cobia was incorporated as a part of the Manitowoc Maritime Museum in Wisconsin, declared a National Historic Landmark, and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Another Day

Another beautiful sunset sail in Key West FL
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Beach Time

Walking Miami Beach