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I'm with you.  I have NEVER liked clowns - any kind of clown.  I don't know why?  I don't remember any bad thing happening that was caused by or included a clown.  But I still don't like them!
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I'm with Violet.  Who in the world ever thought these types of big wheel-small wheel bicycles were a great design?  Exhibitionists, that's who!  Why else would anyone try to ride one?  To be seen, of course!  I've noticed even today most bikes have low handlebars.  I liked my bike with higher handlebars so I could just sit back & peddle gently along enjoying the view.
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Well I don't know?  If you were a cow and it was hot, lying down in cool wet grass might feel pretty good.  Funny thing about that - deer, on the other hand, when it rains, get up and move about. 
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I didn't know that about deer. We both learned something here. Thanks +La Nightingail ! :)
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Looking back at the high school history trip I helped chaperone in 1992, I cannot believe I missed seeing some very important buildings or places along the way that would have interested me greatly because of my musical background:  Carnegie Hall in New York, & Symphony Hall in Boston, as well as the amphitheater where the Boston Pops always plays on the 4th of July.  Actually, I could not have gotten down to see the amphitheater; but I might have been able to arrange a way to see the other two.  I just never thought about it with everything else going on, but I sure kicked myself when I got home & thought about it - too late! 
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I thought that second picture had a familiar'ish look to it.  When I was chaperoning a high school history trip back east several years ago, we stopped & stayed overnight in Mystic, Conn. on our way to Boston.  That afternoon I walked down a street along the Mystic River to the charming harbor there.  And that's when it really hit me!  I'd spent a week & a half seeing all the famous places in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York, seen the Vanderbilt mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, but it didn't really register until I was merely walking down that street in Mystic that there I was, from California, simply walking down a street on a warm afternoon in . . . Connecticut!
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Glad you had a chance to experience a few places of our history here in the east! Thanks +La Nightingail :)
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I hope, when the place is renovated, they return the shutters to the lower windows. There's just something about shutters that make a place look charming.
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i agree +La Nightingail ! :)
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Coal isn't the only thing mined using mountain top or terrace methods.  'Next door' to us in Calaveras County is the Carson Hill Gold Mining Corp. &, as you've shown in your last picture, part of the Carson Hill mountain top has been removed & ugly open terracing descends from there.  A real eyesore in an otherwise lovely countryside.
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I think Wendy has it right.  The old stories and fables and legends are so much more fun that the actual facts.  Who wants facts when you can have a great old story?!!
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Hmm?  How do you 'tip' an Air Jordan's shoe?  Relevancy hasn't changed much.  Kid's shoes still cost an arm and a leg!
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Thanks so much for your cool comments +La Nightingail and +Tony Zimnoch ! :)
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The tree she painted in her 'First dinner given to the Aborigines' painting caught my eye immediately as it looks amazingly like a tree my father painted in one of his watercolors - while he was living in Berkeley, CA!  :)
Martha Berkeley née Chauncy (1813 - 1899) was my third great grand aunt, the sister of Philip Chauncy (1816 - 1880), my great great great grandfather. Martha arrived in Adelaide South Australia in February 1837 on the John Re...
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Similar climates for Adelaide and California :) . A lot of eucalypts were exported to California. Newcomers to Australia found painting Eucalypts a bit of a challenge. I think Martha has done quite a good job.
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Well I'm glad those beautiful lions found a new gracious home to guard!
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They are proud of their golden coats aren't they +La Nightingail . Thanks! :)
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It took me a little back & forth, but I finally recognized a couple of the original buildings with the changes made.  In the PC picture, I noticed the birdbaths - or maybe they were sundials - out front.  I have wanted a sundial for our garden for a long time, but I just can't seem to find one I like.  Some day!
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