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Wow - and I'd so love to see the English bluebells in spring some day! :)

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That is stunning, Voronwë. Did you take it? And is it in your area?

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No, and no. 8)

Its someplace in China, I believe. I've never been there.

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Sassy: your picture of the glade of bluebells under the beeches actually brought tears to my eyes, it is just so magically beautiful.

We have bluebells planted under a venerable old apple tree in our garden. We dug them out a meadow of an old derelict farm that was condemned to become a trendy subdivision of waterfront properties, and brought them home with us in our canoe. If the deer don't get at them in early spring, they make a lovely wave of blue and violet amid the ferns. But nothing like the glory in that picture of yours.

Voronwë: "..............and the first sound that was heard was the sound of water flowing, and the sound of water falling over stone."
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Posting an extra picture today, in honor of all of our new members. :love:

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Voronwë, I'll see your cheetah on the African savannah and raise you a cougar in a snowy northern forest.................

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I've had this photo for a long time, and it still makes me sw00n with each new viewing. What a magnificent creature! :love:

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for family felidae large or small.

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The most efficient, most graceful, most elegant, most beautiful of all ...

Perfection.

<goes off to google big cats>

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"Too many Fingolfins, not enough Sams."

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I like this thread. :D


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Taken basically right outside my front door a few days ago...



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Me too. :)

Something a little different today. I'm not sure what they did to this photo, but I like. It was taken about six miles from where I live.

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Wow, I love the way the pics bring out the colours and shapes on the leopard and the cougar!

(And why is the leopard called "cheetah" - I thought that was a monkey's name?)

Ooooh, ttbk, beautiful!

Voronwë, yes, it somehow makes the trunks stand out even more palpably!

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Voronwë, those redwoods look like something seen from that blue bus. :P

Here are some interesting cloud formations for your enjoyment (can't remember where I found the picture so can't give proper credit)
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Why, Frelga, I never would have guessed that you would say something like that. :P

Hobby, the cat that I posted IS a Cheetah, not a Leopard. Its a completely different animal. Cheetahs are the fastest known land animal. They have a very unique physiology, very different from other big cats.

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Ack, yes, I mixed that up - of course it's a Gepard (in German) - still, I think Cheetah is a generic name for a Chimpanzee - but I'm probably mixing that up with something else, too. :help:

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I think you are getting that from Tarzan movies, which by the way are gross distortions of Edgar Rice Burroughs books.

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I think in the Tarzan book Cheetah was a leopard, but it's been a while. I do associate the name Cheetah with apes, but I think that's because of some (other?) fictional primate so named.

BTW, do pictures of Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan qualify as nature photos? :halo:


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Cheetah was a chimpanzee in the old Johnny Weismuller and Maureen O'Hara Tarzan movies.

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The name "Cheetah" does not appear in any of Edgar Rice Burroughs' books.

And with that, in order to prevent this from turning into a chat thread (which no one wants), I'll have to post another picture:

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That is not to say that there should be no chatting in this thread. That would be an impossible and undesirable goal. But I do want the focus to be on the pictures.

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Oh, thanks! :shock:
I guess that reveals where a lot of my knowledge in all sorts of areas comes from, huh? :oops: :blackeye:

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