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Mojave evening

Outside of Borrego Springs











Got my eye on you...

...both eyes.

Disney World
Posted by Adsos Letter | Sun Sep 3, 2017, 01:16 AM (0 replies)

KGO am just reported that it is 91* in San Francisco...

91* in San Francisco at 10:45 am. And supposed to hit 96* this afternoon.

San Francisco...91* before noon...

Any DUer's feeling the heat in The City today?

I'm in Fairfield; it is currently 93*, and projected to hit 112* by late afternoon.

Eclipse

We drove up to my in-laws in Sheridan, Oregon (10 hours up I-5) for the eclipse. We had totality for a little over a minute. Being the well prepared guy that I am I neglected to bring a filter for my camera, and I missed shots as the moon moved across the sun. My longest lens was a 50-100mm Sigma, so I had to rely on cropping to get the larger images.

Anywayyy.....

A quick shot as the eclipse approached totality (not that you could tell without a filter) and the sky began to darken:




My in-laws have yellowjackets (lots of fruit trees) and as the sky began to darken these guys began to set down:




Got a couple of shots at totality:





Also got a shot of the Diamond Effect as the period of totality began to pass:






I took the tripod, but didn't use it; it was a balance between trying to get some images, while also enjoying the overall experience. We could see some of the brighter stars, and the temperature dropped several degrees during totality. All in all, a very cool experience.

Has Trump actually signed the Russia sanctions bill?

All this smoke from Putin about Russian retaliation, but has Trump actually signed the legislation?

My understanding is that Trump has 10 days (excluding Sundays) to return either a signed bill or a veto; if he takes no action, the legislation becomes law automatically.
This seems to be the way it works if Congress is in session; however, while the Senate is still in session, the House is out for summer break.

What happens in this situation?

Pardon my lack of understanding of how this all works. I did look at Wikipedia for info on the process, but didn't see this particular scenario addressed (I admit I only skimmed the article). Does the Senate call the House back into session if a vote is required to override a possible veto?

So much confusion on my part on what is probably a pretty straightforward process...

A few images from Battery Chamberlin

A few images from Battery Chamberlin







One color, one B&W.




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OK, so we've had these dogs for about 5 years...

My wife found them when she was out walking our big dog. Someone had dumped them. The vet said they were about 6 weeks old at the time, just old enough to get their shots.

Ever since we got them they have done this weird thing: They will sit down next to each other, assume practically the same position, and hold it for about 5 minutes like they've gone into a trance or something. They aren't looking at anything (as far as I can tell). They can even be in different parts of the house; one will go find the other, and they will exhibit this behavior. At the end of about 5 minutes they will turn their heads, look at each other, and then go about whatever it was they were doing prior to the behavior (sitting on my lap in this case). It can be kind of unnerving. I've started wondering if they are downloading instructions from a mother ship somewhere... .

Seriously, anyone know anything about this type of behavior in dogs?

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OK, so we've had these dogs for about 5 years...

My wife found them when she was out walking our big dog. Someone had dumped them. The vet said they were about 6 weeks old at the time, just old enough to get their shots.

Ever since we got them they have done this weird thing: They will sit down next to each other, assume practically the same position, and hold it for about 5 minutes like they've gone into a trance or something. They aren't looking at anything (as far as I can tell). They can even be in different parts of the house; one will go find the other, and they will exhibit this behavior. At the end of about 5 minutes they will turn their heads, look at each other, and then go about whatever it was they were doing prior to the behavior (sitting on my lap in this case). It can be kind of unnerving. I've started wondering if they are downloading instructions from a mother ship somewhere... .

Seriously, anyone know anything about this type of behavior in dogs? I will post in the Pets Group as well.


mnhtnbb earlier posted an image that included her feet; figured I could as well, although mine isn't as nice.

A few images from Chicago.

We spent last week in Chicago. It was our first trip there. Ate some fantastic deep dish and barbecue, and generally had a great time.

I schlepped my camera and three lenses on the trip, but ended up using my iPhone 6s (Note to self: be sure the battery on the Nikon is fully charged before you go, and oh yeah, be sure to toss the battery charger in for good measure). I ran everything through Lightroom but I didn't correct for distortion on most of them because I kind of liked the effect.



The architectural tour cruise













Free Blues festival in Millennial Park



Looking out from Willis (Sears) Tower




Looking back from Lincoln Park

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