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At long last the twain have met² - Very "distant" cousins, with similar interests, around the same table (new tab, 42 seconds)


The venue, a collosal flowering ivy (new tab), was simply alive with hornets. The vine is one of their favourite haunts at a time of the year (late November) when other food sources are thin on the ground*.


As you can see from the video, the European hornet (the only one I could see) hardly moved from where it was whereas the Asian hornets (hundreds of them) were dashing around all over the place which made them very difficult to capture. In another video, one of the Asian hornets came straight at me and swerved away at the very last moment. I only realized it after the event on playback!


At first glance, the two hornets in my montage may appear to be very similar in size. However, for the second photo I was closer to the flower cluster thus making the European hornet the larger of the two. Everything is relative. And size is SO important.


The European queen is nearly twice as big as her Asian counterpart (see below). Life is so unfair.    :-(


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The gear! (new tab) - Shh!!! Mum's the word!


Take great care, my friends, and many, many thanks for calling,


Colin ...    (ツ)



*  thin on the ground = plutôt rare


¹  Reference to the Cold War between the Eastern Bloc and the

   Western Bloc.

² Reference to "The Ballad of East and West" by Rudyard Kipling

   concerning the gulf between two cultures; the East (India) and

   the West (Britain).

                              "... and never the twain shall meet"


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Large Tree on the East Cape Road..... Eastern most point of the North Island

Impressions of Manhattan are a dime a dozen, here's my 10 cent :-)

Hoodoos take millions of years to form and stand 5 to 7 metres tall. Each hoodoo is a sandstone pillar resting on a thick base of shale that is capped by a large stone. Hoodoos are very fragile and can erode completely if their capstone is dislodged (in other words, no climbing allowed). The protected Hoodoos site is a guaranteed spot to see Hoodoos but smaller versions of these sandstone giants can be found all over the Badlands.



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Boats moored for the night, sunset on the lake.

East Lake is one of the twin lakes that occupy part of the Newberry Crater or caldera in Central Oregon. It is located in the Deschutes National Forest near the city of La Pine. The caldera was formed over 500,000 years ago from volcanic eruptions. East Lake's water comes from snow melt, rain fall, and hot springs only. The average depth is 67 feet (20 m), 180 feet (55 m) at the deepest point, and covers 1,044 acres (4.2 km2). East Lake is about 50 feet (15 m) higher in elevation and is to the east of its twin, Paulina Lake.

All is quite as the tide ebbs at mid-night in a remote part of East Greenland. In the far right distance icebergs that have become grounded in a narrow channel can be seen.


Photo taken July 2019.


Camera: Olympus EM5 MkII


Lens: Olympus 8mm f1.8 Fisheye



Shot with the Olympus E-M1 in the East Village, New York City. This is a mural of the late Joey Ramone, music icon and leader of the punk rock group The Ramones.


This photo follows the one I posted yesterday of the Overthrow Fight Club. Both are suggestive of the East Village New York City culture, more characterized by grunge and an epicenter of the punk movement. The famed Greenwich Village takes on a totally different hubris depending upon which part you find yourself in.

It was pretty warm that night, but periods of rain too. It was dash for the car, wait, and try again. This is a view above the FDR - which flanks the East River.

Although similar shots have been taken a million times, I like this one. The light of the setting sun is nicely reflected on the high-rises along the FDR. Brings up all the good memories of NYC.

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Oostpoort Delft.


Camera: Canon Eos 6D

Lens: EF17-40mmF/4L-USM

Aperture: f/18.0

Focal Length: 22 mm

Shutter Speed: 25 sec

ISO: 50


Tripod: Siriu T-005KX

ND2-ND400 Filter


The Eastern Gate (Oostpoort) in Delft, an example of Brick Gothic northern European architecture, was built around 1400. Around 1510 the towers were enhanced with an additional octagonal floor and high spires. This is the only city gate remaining in Delft; the others were demolished in the 19th century. It currently serves as an art gallery and private residence.


My sister Jan and I visited East Beach Shoeburyness Essex early this morning, only to find a very dull,misty, cold Thames Estuary, the light was awful so sadly the photography was limited.

Flocks of Knot (The second largest Calidris Sandpiper) were putting on some amazing flight patterns.

Dirt road to a ranch at the base of East Pawnee Butte, Colorado.

This beach is my beach, Cromer East. It has lots of sand and rock, the latter ranging from tiny pebbles to football-sized door stops. While there are a few sandcastles, there are a lot of rock sculptures. People on the beach pile up rocks into various shapes. The ones I like the best are statues that are knocked down by the sea in due course. There were none of these yesterday, so I settled for an average mound with a spectacular backdrop. In the background, there are the iconic beach huts. The blurry people are my sisters sitting by my beach hut, wondering what I am doing.






Head | Catwa Catya


Hair | Tableau Vivant // Allison Fatpack



Lipstick | COoKiE Wine COllection Lips (PACK1)

@Skin Fair


Garb | Sweet Thing Sylvia Garb

Mug | Sweet Thing. Tavern Wench Serving Tray & Mug O' Ale


RIGHT (Zakura)

ZAK's here




Fancy Decor: Cavalieri Side Table


Apple Fall Ornamental Elephant - Ceramic

Apple Fall Cosmos Flowers - Pink

Apple Fall Hydrangea Bunch - Pink


dust bunny . hanging plants . double planter


Scarlet Creative Alaouite Skybox

La journée s'annonçait mal! Arrivées à destination sur une falaise, on n'y voyait pas grand chose malgré une météo qui nous promettait du soleil!... Notre optimisme a cependant été récompensé car peu de temps après notre arrivée, les nuages se sont enfuis! Of course!

East Witton is a village and civil parish in Wensleydale in North Yorkshire, England. It lies south of Leyburn, in the Richmondshire district. Richard Whiteley is buried there; he and his partner, Kathryn Apanowicz, lived in the village. The village lies at the mouth of Coverdale.

The east side of Yosemite Valley shot from the 4 mile trail below Glacier Point.

The station from Windmill Bridge.

Tag der mauerfall 9. Novermber 1989

A spectacular sunrise from East Beach on Galveston Island ,Texas. It was actually very cold and windy that morning but, I’m glad I stuck around to witness this.

On a cold February evening its nice to dream of warm summer evenings, one from a couple of years back when Class 91s and HST’s ruled the East Coast Main Line, 91129 races north passing Burn near Selby with 1S31 19:00 Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley.


22nd July 2019


If you like railway pictures that are a bit different to the norm, try the Phoenix Railway Photographic circle website;

a lost now found photo of the East River from a bleached Fuji negative

The Brooklyn Bridge and downtown Manhattan from the Manhattan Bridge

From the the flat and somewhat bleak grasslands of northeastern Colorado pops up two plateaus of rock stone, the Pawnee Buttes.


Just next door to the Pawnee National Grassland.

Credits here<3



Muchísimas gracias Sangi por colaborar conmigo en este post!!! ♥


East Witton is a village and civil parish in Wensleydale in North Yorkshire, England. It lies south of Leyburn, in the Richmondshire district.The village lies at the mouth of Coverdale.

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