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Nice surprise to find this vintage 1950s pennant in a Vancouver shop from my hometown of #Blenheim Ontario, Canada! .. Yes, I bought it. :)
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Or $10 USD
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All your space are belong to us... :)
Come explore with NASA and discover the latest images, videos, mission info...
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...Because I just used a few items from this list for "bored" kids, sharing here. It's a pretty good roster! Gotta agree with the sandbox idea. Think long and hard about going "all in" on building out a traditional sandbox for your kids. Or go to the beach. :)
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From earlier today along the Embarcadero in #SanFrancisco - Gorgeous day today..
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Thanks Mom!
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Just made a few edits to my "Things to do in California" map that I've been keeping up since moving here..  *Enjoy*, hope it's useful!
A collection of mapped places that my family and I have explored since moving to California in August of 2008.
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The bouncy, smooth mix filling my ears at the moment.  More of my shared tunes here: https://soundcloud.com/mpegg21 - Enjoy!
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Sam Feldt - Kriebels (Mixtape)
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Glad you liked it, +Fiona Akins!  Been enjoying stuff from him and a few other djs in this style..  Hope you and +Mat Balez  are doing well!!  Looking fwd to meeting up with you both sometime in the not so distant future!  ;)
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Startup Streets SF - San Francisco street map renamed for the startups that reside on them!   Works at all zoom levels. So cool!  Does anyone live on AirBNB street? :) /via +Maps Mania 
Map created by Sergio Álvarez Leiva in CartoDB
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Amazing day out on the water today!
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HERMOSO LUGAR DONDE VIVES, BONITA COSTA OESTE. SALUDOS
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Enjoying this great band from Ontario, Canada.. Maybe you've heard of them? .... RUSH!!
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when I saw Rush for the first time, Blue Oyster Cult opened for them
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Wow. Just finished watching the #Rush documentary 'Beyond the Lighted Stage' on Netflix. So good. New appreciation
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Great documentary on a legendary yet under appreciated band!
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I've been totally enjoying Sam Feldt's mixes.. Here's a #Soundcloud  playlist of all of them.  Solid stuff and great summer music!
All mixtapes I've ever made in one little playlist
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This is unbelievable!  More info on the planting and planning for this here: http://www.snopes.com/photos/arts/ricefield.asp
 
The Rice Paddy Art of Japan ... "Since 1993, the farmers of the Japanese village of Inakadate, in Aomori Prefecture, has been creating elaborate designs on rice paddy fields by intermixing a variety of rice strains to create large scale artworks. Each year these farmers plant rice of different color to create new artworks and they last all through the growing season until the time of harvest. Over the years they have made classical art pieces like Mona Lisa, and images of historical figures such as Napoleon, and Marilyn Monroe, as well as traditional Japanese icons and figures. To see these artworks, a tall viewing platform is erected and hundreds of thousands of visitors come driving from all across Japan clogging the narrow streets of this quiet community with hours-long traffic jams.

But twenty year ago, the village was almost dying with a shrinking population, a crushing debt and declining revenues from agriculture. The village’s only claim to fame was the 1981 discovery of archaeological remains of 2,000-year-old rice paddies, that made Inakadate one of the oldest rice-growing regions in northern Japan. The village tried to capitalize on the discovery by building a Neolithic-themed amusement park. Not only the park was a colossal failure, it sank the village under a debt of $106 million, three times as large as its total annual budget.

The paddy art, on the other hand, cost just $35,000 per year to rent, plant and maintain and brings in $70,000 in revenue from tourists. The revenue generated is entirely from donation as the village does not charge visitors to see the paddy art.

To create these work of art they are first designed on a computer to figure out where and how to plant the rice. Then hundreds of volunteers plant the rice stakes that have been genetically engineered to produce a variety of colors — dark red, yellow and white, which are mixed with the local green-leafed variety to produce intricate designs. The designs themselves have been improving with each passing year as the villagers learn from their past mistakes and refine their skills.

Now other villages have started to create their own paddy art but none seem as intricate as Inakadate’s. ..."

MORE PHOTOS: http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/07/the-rice-paddy-art-of-japan.html
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Google Earth Community member washi located them here:
http://googleearthcommunity.proboards.com/thread/734/rice-field-art
They really are amazing :)
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