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Monday, October 7, 2013

It's a Prickly Situation...





"I have learned the difference between a cactus and a caucus.
On a cactus the pricks are on the outside."
Morris K. Udall

Heh heh...
Kind of a timely quote don't you think???

(a purely bi-partisan comment I might add!!!)

The non essential services closure of the federal government has
actually been a financial boon to Mammoth and June Lake during our "shoulder" season...
all those campers from Yosemite had to get out...
and guess where they landed???
Thank goodness we have several privately owned campgrounds!!!



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33 comments:

  1. Wherever the pricks ...it is a lovely picture!

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  2. Great image!
    I like the quote and your comment, too!
    Have a beautiful week!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  3. kaktus er fine planter når de blomster opp !

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    1. Takk Dirk! Dette er etter blomsten allerede falt av.. pod er igjen og har litt farge... interessant på sin egen uten blomst!

      Thanks Dirk!!! This one's after the flower already fell off...the pod is left and has a bit of color...interesting on it's own without the flower!!!

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  4. It's a pretty image, even with those pokeys!

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  5. Perfect quote, and beautiful blossom! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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    1. Thanks Laura!!! I think we're already pretty much in agreement on this one!!!

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  6. Such a gorgeous photo. And the quote is just perfect.

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  7. Don't get too close :). Glad those Yosemite visitors have somewhere nice to go and that business will be booming....Hooray! Possibly keeping The Chief a tad busy too.

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    1. Glad they all decided to come here rather than go home!!! TheChief is off teaching in Texas for a few days...who knows how long the darned closure is going to go on!!!

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  8. Beautiful photo Kathryn! That first quote is spot on! Love it.
    Speaking of which. We are going to the desert for two weeks in a few days. We'll be camped close to Joshua Tree National Park and I'd hate it if we can't get in.

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    1. I knew you'd appreciate the quote Pat!!! Good luck in Joshua Tree!!! You can still drive through Yosemite but no facilities!!! And if you stop you can be sited by the non essential park rangers that are still working!!!

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  9. Haha, I love that quote! And hey, a nice unexpected boon - I like hearing good news amidst current headlines:)

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  10. PS Of course, loved the photo too!

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  11. You are a genius for quotes. I don't know how you do it.

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  12. Silver linings LondonLulu!!!

    I nearly choked laughing when I found this one Petrea!!!

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  13. Haha! Very clever analogy Chieftess.. and excellent macro also!

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  14. Great picture! I like the colors very much!!!

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  15. Thanks kissedbyanangel and Brian!!!
    Believe it or not...that's straight out of the camera!! No tweaking involved!!!

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