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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby peanut_8 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:57 pm

Love the shots of the W. We used to live in the Austonian (at that time the tallest residential building west of the Mississippi), and had a nice view of the W. Could see the changing lights, and the pool, but not much else. The Frost bank tower is quite photogenic as well.

So many good pics. Stu's flag shot, and Jannine's statue are much appreciated.

So on to the meat grinder. You probably don't know this BS, but I've been trying to improve my meatball recipe for the last year or so. Restaurant meatballs are much moister than mine. Using grocery store ground beef and pork, my MB's always seem coarse. So IMO the solution involved getting a meat grinder. Not as old style cool as your's, but a new fangled electric model. So far, we've made breakfast sausage which was quite tasty combined with Alton Brown's biscuit recipe. Need to do some coordination with the grocery list to get pork shoulder, and some sort of beef at the same time, when phase 2 of the MB operation will swing into action. Wish me luck.

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby bitchslapped » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:31 pm

Don't roam the streets @ night, but there's nothing quite as romantic as wet streets in the dark of night caught on camera in black & white.
So now I'm curious. Went out on the patio last night w/porch & yard lights on - as I do in the evenings of summer. Played around w/the the Nikon Coolpix camera & this is what I got. Not great by any means, got some white dots (Indian Spirits floating around?), bit fuzzy, but that is the Alaskan Weeping Cedar against back fence w/spotlight directed to highlight for my enjoyment. Also scheduled to take the tree out Oct 5, however having 2nd thoughts. Love the tree, the privacy it provides, but it does overpower the small yard (wanted less grass, more patio when I took out the deck).
Also Sunpatiens in the planter under yard lamp. Could have turned the outside garage door light on too, see if it added anything. Maybe next time. Too lazy.

I will never capture the essence in black & white like our zx10guy. Don't have the skill, interest, talent. Call it whatever you like. However I would love to see some pics as we get closer to my favorite time of year :arrow: Halloween. zx :arrow: You there :?: Hint, hint. Think Halloween (if you feel up to it, of course) & the opportunity presents itself!




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I also really like the depth of color on Stu's flag photo as some have commented.


Have an electric meat grinder (which is old). Seldom use it, but when I want it, it's there. Usually make porcupine meatballs peanut. I do wish you luck on perfecting the "texture thing" that you're fussin bout! I say smather those puppies in a nice, tangy sauce & swaller 'em :P :lol: :mrgreen:
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Stent 9/'14
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Gone From My Sight 2/20/15
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby peanut_8 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:08 am

Know you didn't ask opinions on your weeping cedar, BS, butt I like it to. It's dramatic.

Sunset view through Monterey pines to the Pacific, in CA.

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Fonzie (the ESA dog) traveling from TX to CA. The plane wasn't very full, and the flight attendant was happy to let him have his own seat. He got a lot of attention that day.

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Our other race car, a 66 Ginetta G4R, one of only 15 or so made (it came with an extensive set of documents). It didn't get into this year's historic race. :(

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby benben » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:08 pm

Finally got around to dloading images off my Note 8 from our South Sister climb - July 21/22
All images are hyperlinked - you can click and expand for full view.

Coming into Lake Moraine, where we camped
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On the bank of the lake
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South Sister summit from Lake Moraine Meadow
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Starting Ascent, can see some old Lava Flow
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Little higher, Lake Moraine is that small body of water left of center
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Little more elevated. Mt Bachelor (popular ski area) is the Mt left in view.
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Higher up yet. Small green glacier lake is Teardrop lake. Popular rest area.
The red cinder rock makes this last bit of the hike very slow going. Rocks get into the shoes.
Each step up results in half a step slide back. Much like hiking up a sand dune.
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South Sister Summit. A very large glacier resides relatively flat on the summit.
This day thousands of small butterflies fluttered about. Most likely part of mating games.
You can catch a glimpse of some of these in the picture along with humanoids traversing the glacier
from the entrance to the summit across the field of view.
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Looking Northwest from the summit. You can see the middle and north sisters (thus Three Sisters).
3 finger jack can be seen as well as Mt Jefferson a little further. Followed by Mt. Hood. While its hard
to make out in the picture, even Mt. Adams was visible to my naked eye, as I'm blessed with 20/10 vision.
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At the summit I waited around for around an hour for my hiking companions to show, but they never did.
So I walked back to the summit entrance. After a few text msgs (yeah I had 3 full bars way up here at 11k feet).
I gathered that they had run out of water. I encouraged them to summit as there was this small glacier pool that
we could filter water from. About 15 minutes later they arrived. We filled up our water packs, ate some grub,
chilled for about a half hour and then descended back to camp where we collapsed the tents and packed out.
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One last look at Lake Moraine and the trail back down to the car.
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3/29/17 diagnosed CRC - 44 y/o Male
4/17/17 ULAR - Straight anastomosis - no ostomy.
Path: low grade T3n1m0 - moderate diff.
KRAS - NO, MLH1/PMS2/MSH6/MSH2 - Normal.
5/3 med port install
5/22 folfox - first treatment.
3rd treat, delayed - low ANC - reduced to 90% OXI
zarxio all treats
Treat 7 - 75% OXI
Treats 8-12 - NO OXI, Luke & 5FU
10/20/17 CT- NED
3/18 Scope - Clean
7/18 CT-Scan - Clear, CEA 4.6 :(
8/30 CEA 2.6
10/5 CEA 1.5
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:12 pm

They are fantastic and once again I feel transported .
So enjoying this thread .
Stu
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stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
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2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby O Stoma Mia » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:20 pm

bitchslapped wrote:... However I would love to see some pics as we get closer to my favorite time of year :arrow: Halloween... Hint, hint. Think Halloween (if you feel up to it, of course) & the opportunity presents itself!

Would you consider a photo of Dracula's Castle, taken about two weeks ago, in the Transylvania region of Romania?

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby peanut_8 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:33 pm

O Stoma Mia wrote:
bitchslapped wrote:... However I would love to see some pics as we get closer to my favorite time of year :arrow: Halloween... Hint, hint. Think Halloween (if you feel up to it, of course) & the opportunity presents itself!

Would you consider a photo of Dracula's Castle, taken about two weeks ago, in the Transylvania region of Romania?


1 vote YES
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MSS
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby bitchslapped » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:46 pm

stu wrote:They are fantastic and once again I feel transported .


Stu, you were transported across the Pacific Ocean to the High Desert area of Central Oregon, USA. A very popular area for recreation w/approx 300 days of sunshine. Parts of Central Oregon rich in fossils, lava beds from volcanic activity estimated about 35 million years ago, also estimated to have been undersea volcanoes @ one time.
Benben, beautiful pictures, breathtaking views! I did enlarge via the links. Thanks for sharing w/narratives.

Peanut, did you take that picture of the sunset? I'm starting to get a complex here. Great shot! Fonzie still cute as can be :D Love his color. Also looks like DH is serious into this racing stuff! Whoa


peanut_8 wrote:Know you didn't ask opinions on your weeping cedar, BS, butt I like it to. It's dramatic.


Are you serious right now?! Did I miss the memo? Is there a new policy around here that we need to ask for opinions? Questions, yes, but opinions? yuk, yuk, yuk :lol: :shock: :mrgreen:
As always, appreciate your input. You use such descriptive adjectives. It really is dramatic, graceful. Wanted to create a privacy screen across the back fence similar to drapery vs straight-arrow hedges such as arborvitae. However, arborists don't want to touch these trees unless you start training growth right from the get go, hence it has gotten quite large. Alaskan Weeping Cedars are great evergreen trees, not a shade tree, minimal leaf drop, neighbor-friendly privacy tree. So I am leaning right now to keeping it; let the next owner take it out.

O Stoma Mia wrote:Would you consider a photo of Dracula's Castle, taken about two weeks ago, in the Transylvania region of Romania?


Stoma...Are you kidding? Do chickens lay eggs?! I was a huge fan of the soap opera "Dark Shadows" (a long time ago). :) Used to rush home from school to watch w/my girflfriend! Then it was canceled, revived years later & my son's friend would come to the house & he & I would watch it together :lol: :mrgreen:
Just stocked up w/6 large cans of pumpkin for Chloe's meals. The grocery stores have pumpkin heading up their aisles, Halloween candy out. I think a pic of Dracula's castle w/b a great kickoff!

BS
DSS,35YO,unresect mCRC DX 7/'14,lvr,LN,peri,rib
FOLFOX+Avstn 4 Rnds d/c 10/'14
Stent 9/'14
FOLFIRI+Avstn 10/'14
Gone From My Sight 2/20/15
Me:garden variety polyps + precancerous polyp, diverticulitis
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DH dx 47YO mCRC,'04-'07 fried x HAI
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby benben » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:08 pm

bitchslapped wrote:
stu wrote:They are fantastic and once again I feel transported .


Stu, you were transported across the Pacific Ocean to the High Desert area of Central Oregon, USA. A very popular area for recreation w/approx 300 days of sunshine. Parts of Central Oregon rich in fossils, lava beds from volcanic activity estimated about 35 million years ago, also estimated to have been undersea volcanoes @ one time.
Benben, beautiful pictures, breathtaking views! I did enlarge via the links. Thanks for sharing w/narratives.



Yes BS it is Central Oregon. I don't know if the sisters see 300 days of sunshine being the mountains, but yes far less rain then west of the cascades.
From your lovely mobile garden pics and surrounding yard, I'd guess you're somewhere west of the cascades. I miss those evergreen forests, as I'm
now located in the definite High desert up here in Tri-cities. It's a long drive to hike in the woods for me now. Once upon a time I lived in the Welches area.
Literally packed my back pack, strapped it on and left the front door to hike the Mt Hood Nationals. Good times.
----------------------
3/29/17 diagnosed CRC - 44 y/o Male
4/17/17 ULAR - Straight anastomosis - no ostomy.
Path: low grade T3n1m0 - moderate diff.
KRAS - NO, MLH1/PMS2/MSH6/MSH2 - Normal.
5/3 med port install
5/22 folfox - first treatment.
3rd treat, delayed - low ANC - reduced to 90% OXI
zarxio all treats
Treat 7 - 75% OXI
Treats 8-12 - NO OXI, Luke & 5FU
10/20/17 CT- NED
3/18 Scope - Clean
7/18 CT-Scan - Clear, CEA 4.6 :(
8/30 CEA 2.6
10/5 CEA 1.5
11/8 PORT OUT!

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:29 am

Failure . I will try again
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stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:33 am

tinypic
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:34 am

Something is not working today .
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:38 am

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supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:40 am

Ok . Messing up the forum today .
Ben that looks and sounds wonderful . One day I will come and visit such beauty.

This is the setting sun outside my caravan . I love it .
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby bitchslapped » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:51 pm

So vibrant in color Stu! Persistence pays off :)



BS
DSS,35YO,unresect mCRC DX 7/'14,lvr,LN,peri,rib
FOLFOX+Avstn 4 Rnds d/c 10/'14
Stent 9/'14
FOLFIRI+Avstn 10/'14
Gone From My Sight 2/20/15
Me:garden variety polyps + precancerous polyp, diverticulitis
Carergver x2 DH,DM dbl occupancy,'03-'10
DH dx 47YO mCRC,'04-'07 fried x HAI
DM dx CC 85YO,CC,CHF,stroke,dementia,aphasia


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