Photo Hunt


BROKEN

This Kundo Mantel clock under glass dome I have shown before in Photo Hunt, with Time as the theme. Then it was working, but now it is broken I am sad to say. Nothing we do makes it run for more than ten minutes so we have finally given up. But not discarded it, just in case!

It really is neat as you can see all the movement in action, that is when it is not broken! It is one for the first early clocks with a transistorized switch and dates from around 1960 which you can probably tell.
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SPOTTED

This little fellow is certainly spotted although not with the traditional type of spots we think of in that context. Red maple leaves! My daughter bought this bear for herself at the Build a Bear store in Vancouver. Yes my 43 year old daughter, not my 6 year old granddaughter! I guess she misses living in Canada and he is rather cute in his Mountie uniform!

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BALANCED

It was quite the grey day on my walk when I took these balanced photos. I hope they are not stretching the theme too far. Click to see the photos enlarged.

This log was stranded by the high tide and balanced precariously until the next high tide which would carry it away.


Balanced quite firmly on their holders these canoes await their owners’ next foray onto the water.


No trouble at all for these geese to balance here and survey their domain.

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JIGGLY

This proved to be an impossibly difficult theme for me. I should have kept the seals I used for last’s weeks bulky theme for this week. But instead I have to stretch your credulity so thin it might break just as this lovely little window ornament did as it proved to be so jiggly here it fell and smashed into pieces.

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BULKY

These California sea lions bulky enough for you? They are for me and these fellows were sunning themselves on some floating docks in San Diego harbour when we took a harbour tour last year. It is pretty amazing to me that they can lift all that bulk out of the water and onto the dock but they do manage with relative ease. Click to see a little more detail, if you wish.


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FAST

She doesn’t look very fast does she? But in a few years this young thoroughbred foal, who was bred by my brother in law, will be amazingly fast racing around the track.


So how fast do racehorses go? The current world record for 1 mile is held by Mr. Light, 1:31.41 set at Gulfstream Park in January of 2005. This works out to 39.38 MPH. Over the shorter distance of a quarter mile the fastest time was set by No Secrets Here in 2006, :20.886. If you do the math, that works out to 43.091 MPH.

I’d say that was pretty fast, wouldn’t you?

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UNDESIRABLE

When you visit one of the most beautiful areas in the world, namely the Milford Sound in New Zealand, it is certainly undesirable to have bad weather as we did when we were there earlier this year.

This was my photo from that day while below there is one from the internet showing what we could have seen.


Of course it does rain there 182 days per year with an average annual rainfall of 7 metres, making Milford Sound one the wettest inhabited place in New Zealand and one of the wettest in the world. Rainfall can reach 250 mm during a span of 24 hours. The rainfall creates dozens of temporary waterfalls (as well as a number of major, more permanent ones) cascading down the cliff faces, some reaching a thousand metres in length. Smaller falls from such heights may never reach the bottom of the sound, drifting away in the wind. *

* From here.

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