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Never let the daily grind make the amazing into the mundane.
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Last night’s sleep…

Turbulent clouds hang over a mountain ridge at sunset.

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@Miraz Lovely photos. I took the overnight cruise and it made me want to spend a week there.

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@odd it often does mean that, but it can be positive. I think it is exhalation of air on feeling a genuine emotion. Sigh of exasperation is what you are thinking of. There’s also sigh of relief. Could be sigh of joy. This was a sigh from experiencing the beautiful light in that photo.

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Another big sky day. If you enlarge and look closely, you can just see the smoke from a brush fire down by the river.

A wide valley lies below a sky full of all kinds of clouds, in varying shades of grey.

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@odd Quite the opposite. I'm not sure what didn't come across, so I'll just say: the second photo is easily up to Maique's usual high standard, but that first photo has magnificent painterly qualities to it.

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@maique The second one ain't bad, but that first one just makes me sigh all over. It's like an Edward Hopper painting.

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@jordon Fortunately, that's a zoning discussion more than a philosophical one.

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The great divide from wet to dry, cold to warm.

A large front of clouds forms over the east side of a valley, while the skies to the west are largely clear.

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Rain over Wheeler Crest.

A high mountain wall  has rain falling on it, while light streams through the valley to the left.

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I’m listening…

Owens Valley Radio Observatory, aka OVRO, aka Big Ears.

A line of medium-sized radio telescopes point to the sky.

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A fire started near the airport last year and ran south to this tree. I’m curious to see how long it will stand.

A burned cottonwood tree stands at the edge of a river.

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@JohnPhilpin It seems poorly stated. I think it is fair to say there can be bug fixes that the customer cannot appreciate the value of, e.g., patching security.

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@Miraz Peter Falk as an L.A. homicide detective who plays dumb, asks annoying questions, and gets the suspects to incriminate themselves by changing their stories and covering up or fabricating evidence.

Substitute woman, lawyer, and New York, voila Elsbeth. I don’t think Columbo had any longer arc of police corruption though, which I suspect is an evolution in TV production.

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@Miraz I've enjoyed the ones I've watched, not immensely, but when I view it as a modernization of Columbo, it stacks up quite nicely.

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Improbable neighborhood social media post.

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@gregmoore Interesting that you chose the word “energy” without knowing he reviews energy tech…

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@gregmoore Ah, I know who that is, so I thought you were making a deeper remark. He does look ridiculous, but I believe it is on purpose..

BTW, that is Matt Ferrell, who runs an energy tech youtube channel called Undecided. He is actually saying that everyone is wrong about Apple’s VR goggles, that they are a really nice bit of tech, albeit still on a growth curve. So he’s kind of exactly what you say, but leaning the opposite direction from what I expected.

I watch his channel for analysis of clean energy developments. One of the best things, is that he does not waste time. He assumes you know how to rewind a YouTube video, so he just dumps technical details out as quickly as he can. I very much wish other Youtubers would do the same.

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@maique Now I'm wondering if your barber was looking at such a brush when he came up with that style. Who first thought of that asymmetry?

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A bend in the Owens River where it meets highway 168.

A river in a wide valley, with tall mountains in the distance, with a rising bank of clouds above.  Burned tree s line the banks.

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When I saw that Battlestar Galactica was streaming on Amazon Prime, I figured someone thought the 20-year old series could reach a new generation of viewers. Then I started watching and realized the first minute lays out the main theme: humanity’s existence is threatened by the AI it created. So, perhaps... cliffordbeshers.micro.blog
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@gregmoore Not his best episode. I expect he was right about being best for movies at this point.

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@pratik Me too, a d I have no idea why they wouldn’t play him.

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@iangriffin And I'm guessing you didn't have to wait in line. Beautiful shot.

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@pratik I find myself glad neither American was playing...

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@jean Thanks. Me too!

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I saw a Yellow-rumped Warbler in Mammoth Lakes last week. #birds

A yellow-rumped warbler perches in a bush.

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@pratik I thought about some googly eyes, but I don't have any handy.

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Part of the Sherwin range, from Mammoth Lakes.

Snow covered mountains, with some bare patches indicative of spring.

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@Miraz I enjoy it more every time I watch it.

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@7robots @crossingthethreshold Thank you. I normally don't consider putting my images on the wall, but this is one I think would hold up.

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@the Thanks. I have some photographer friends who always frame their images, and I've really enjoyed adding it to me routine.

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@ayjay Thanks. This one is a great reminder for me to get out and roam around when the weather is up.

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@maique Thank you, I'm glad I went back in the roll and added this one to the queue. I didn't see it properly at first.

@odd Not as bad as it looks, really.

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Len Pennie on the subject of man or bear is well written, well performed, and the Scottish just puts it over the top.

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I only see Len Pennie’s posts occasionally, but I always enjoy them. This one, where she answers the question “Where have you been?”, I find particularly relevant, because she posts every day, just like I do. It is hard to follow what everyone is saying, all the time, but the companies that have evolved to help us do that have become reliant on sugar, just like the food industry. But what really hit home was her description of why she posts every day: "I’ll keep making content regardless of how many views I get, because I don’t do this for the views. I do it for the purest form of motivation that... cliffordbeshers.micro.blog
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If you get close enough to one of these localized storm, you can get a very “Wizard of Oz” vibe.

A small section of high desert scrub ends abruptly where a localized storm starts.  The edge of the storm seems to be just a wall of cloud with variation in color from black to brown, but no discernible features.

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The rain shadow of the Eastern Sierra is pretty easy to understand from a shot like this. The clouds come over the high mountains from the west, arriving depleted of moisture. The curtains of rain become virga, never reaching the ground.

Large, snow-covered mountains a seen over the silhouette of a ridge-line covered with pines, and below a dark, ragged cloud-scape dropping curtains of rain.

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Small storm in a big valley.

In a wide valley of desert scrub, a storm on the left blocks views, but mountains and blue sky are still visible on the right.

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@Annie @amerpie Raised in greater NYC, I say the same as Annie, though possibly closer to "vee-en-ah". These days, I wouldn't eat either of them.

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A curtain of rain falls on high-desert scrub, though snowflakes fall on the photographer, so it might be a mix in the distance.

Desert sage is brightly lit in the foreground, while dark clouds obscure everything in the distance.  A curtain of rain at the edge of the clouds is brightly lit.

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Today feels like time for reflection.

A barbed wire fence crosses standing water, the posts just sections of limb wood, irregular and worn.

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A Mule Deer browses in the desert sage.

The head of a mule deer can be seen in the middle of a large field of desert sage.

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@val Wonderful terrain. Some parts look just like where I live.

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Long Valley, spring flooding.

A shallow pond in a grassy valley floor reflects mountains and clouds lit by late afternoon sun. A barbed wire fence, with irregular sticks for fenceposts, crosses through the middle of the water, suggesting it is temporary spring flood.

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Long Valley storm.

A wide valley floor, covered in high desert scrub, is lit by late afternoon sun in the foreground.  In the background, clouds and virga obscure the mountains.

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At Hot Creek, I came up from the canyon to find a rain shower passing by.

Over high desert scrub, a rainstorm, with swirling clouds near the ground, moves from left to right, towards blue sky and mountains.

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Hot Creek, facing downstream. Also, there’s a character from Star Trek TOS in the upper right, the ringmaster that forms out of molten lava and clicks its claws at Kirk.

A wide creek runs through a canyon with rough, rocky sides. Storm clouds form in the distance.

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This is my favorite type of Wordle scenario, where negative results bring certainty.

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