On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning Jackals!

We are back, thanks to Major Major Major Major, in an intercontinental, across-the-aether solid. Thanks, M4!

Since the form is back, feel free to submit all you want. I’ve got tons of content already submitted, plus lots of email content. So don’t feel a rush – submit in a week or three!

This weekday feature is for Juicers who are are on the road, traveling, or just want to share a little bit of their world via stories and pictures. So many of us rise each morning, eager for something beautiful, inspiring, amazing, subtle, of note, and our community delivers – a view into their world, whether they’re far away or close to home – pictures with a story, with context, with meaning, sometimes just beauty. By concentrating travel updates and tips here, it’s easier for all of us to keep up or find them later.

So please, speak up and share some of your adventures and travel news here, and submit your pictures using our speedy, secure form. You can submit up to 7 pictures at a time, with an overall description and one for each picture.

You can, of course, send an email with pictures if the form gives you trouble, or if you are trying to submit something special, like a zipped archive or a movie. If your pictures are already hosted online, then please email the links with your descriptions.

For each picture, it’s best to provide your commenter screenname, description, where it was taken, and date. It’s tough to keep everyone’s email address and screenname straight, so don’t assume that I remember it “from last time”. More and more, the first photo before the fold will be from a commenter, so making it easy to locate the screenname when I’ve found a compelling photo is crucial.

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!

 

And really, my kind of pics – the great Southwest of the USA, where the Earth’s history is laid bare for our ogling.

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

There are issues with the form; they are almost resolved.

Today, something neat from valued commenter and playwright Mustang Bobby:

Where it was taken: My driveway in Palmetto Bay, Florida.
When: 02-21-13
Commenter screenname: Mustang Bobby
Other notes or info about the picture: I live in a suburb of Miami.  Many
years ago some genius thought that having peacocks roaming their Biscayne Bay estate would add a touch of exotic to the place.  Of course they bred, flew the coop, and now they are practically feral in my neighborhood.  They are noisy, mean, messy (their droppings are the size of golf balls), and stupid beyond repair; they attack their own reflections in the side of cars. They are both invasive and protected, so there’s really nothing to be done with them.

I apologize for the lousy quality of the pictures, but when I took them I
was using my flip-phone camera.  I went out to the garage to get in my car and this dude strolled up to me like he owned the place.  He’s done with his showy phase so he’s moulted his tail feathers, the ones that got him the gig with NBC.

I’ve encountered them in Africa (Zambia I think), Florida, Texas, and Singapore. On Sentosa Island (Singapore), they strutted like they owned the place. Being so protected and spoiled, they may be correct…

 

Thanks Bobby, do send more!

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

There are issues with the form; I’ll work on them later this week.

I hope everyone had a great New Year’s Day. I made my first post-mom souffle and it turned out extremely well. This is good as it’s a family tradition and she was a master. So that was a nice way to start the new year, good, but with lots to improve upon.

This morning, just a brief offering, but…birds!

I’m still getting myself technically re-organized; I had to move all my computer stuff to my family home (mom’s house) and getting all my tech working smoothly has eluded me. Today should hopefully be the final steps and I can then focus on more normal things like the site, form, servers, etc.

Where it was taken: Palo Duro State Park, Texas
When: Thursday Dec. 28, 2017
Commenter screenname: Albatrossity
Other notes or info about the picture: Greater Roadrunner, with patriotic eye coloration.

#2 Taken in Big Bend National Park, Texas
When: Christmas Day, 2017
Male Pyrrhuloxia, in the pre-dawn high desert light

Wow! As always, thank you so much. I’ve not been there since I was a young one, and then only in warmer months!

Thanks, and I hope you travel safely and send more!

 

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

There are issues with the form; I’ll work on them later this week.

Have a wonderful day, and Happy New Year!

No pictures today because I didn’t get it done before I left home/my computer. I’ll have normal content and work from there beginning tomorrow.

One last thing – as we begin a New Year with all possibility, let’s be hopeful and make some magic happen!

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

There are issues with the form; I’ll work on them next week.

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!

 

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

There are issues with the form; I’ll work on them next week, but I’ve got more consuming and time-sensitive things owning me.

 

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

There are issues with the form; I’ll work on them next week, but I’ve got more consuming and time-sensitive things owning me.

I apparently did something wrong and so my post for Tuesday…didn’t. I blame considerable amounts of cats, food, family, and only part of the Doctor Who Christmas Special. I could have had lots to drink, but a small rum and coke when finally home sufficed – the day was draining enough.

I haven’t written about my mom much yet because I had some family issues to work out first. I’m pleased to say that this process has begun and so hope to share about this amazing, neat woman next week.

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!

 

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