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cartoon life: Looking back 1 v.2

I think I fixed the composition problems from the first version. Looking back on Vernazza in the Parco Nazionalle de Cinque Terre, Italy.

Filed under: art Tagged: art, Cinque Terre, good stuff, italy, landscape, light, mountains, seascape

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LeDaro: Lightening: Hair raising experience

Michael McQuilken, right, was 18 when he and his brother, Sean, 12, climbed California’s Moro Rock in 1975. The photo was used for years to warn about the dangers of pending lightning strikes.

“We thought it was something funny.”

But now, nearly 38 years later, McQuilken says he recalls that deadly afternoon in the . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Lightening: Hair raising experience

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Ireland Bike Tour – Cycling Day 6 Slide Show

This was the longest ride of the tour but not too bad as far as hills go, except for the last ride into Westport, up and down and then back up and down again. Lots of scenery but not too many photo stops because of the long ride and then drive back to Ennis in . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Ireland Bike Tour – Cycling Day 6 Slide Show

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Ireland Bike Tour – Break Day Slide Show

We took today easy, went for a walk near the lodge on Lough Inagh in the morning and managed to talk Jeff into driving us to the Kylemore Abbey in the afternoon where we explored the grounds and the remarkable gardens. There is some real interesting history about this place.

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THE FIFTH COLUMN: Ireland Bike Tour – Cycling Day 5, Sheep Shearing, Flowers and More Slide Shows

If you’ve ever been to a county fair or watched a movie about Australia you have seen sheep sheering, but usually with electric shears. In this part of Ireland they use hand shears and probably sheer the sheep faster and cleaner than with the electric ones. This was a great day for photos, including a . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Ireland Bike Tour – Cycling Day 5, Sheep Shearing, Flowers and More Slide Shows