Silar's Dog & Fiber Show

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Dogs. Fiber Arts. Occasional Cats, Trolleys & Trains & Flowers. And other moments from my life that I find interesting.
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Dreams
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Cameras:
**Motorola ic902 - Probably the best of the (poor) choices with Nextel for a camera phone.
**Canon Powershot A430 - Oh, how I love thee, let me count the ways....Primary camera - if it a good photo, this took it.
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"No one has to know that I’m just a paper tiger
Living in a condo built on bullshit and sand..."
-- Chris Orbach - I Outdid You
"If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased."
-- Katherine Hepburn
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Colors

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Playing with the color settings on the camera to see if I can get the
photos to look precise before they ever hit the Mac.

refraction

light purple, then very pink.

Weaves & Blocks Scarf Done!

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Ta Da! It's been mostly done for a week but just last night I got
around to weaving the ends in.

DogBlog!

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Here's some shots from visiting the folks last weekend, including the
best picture ever taken anywhere of my little old beagle woman. The
shot of the girls on the porch should have had Bandit between them, but
naturally as soon as I got off the porch he followed me...my little shadow.

Poor weather...

It absolutely sucked most of the day for taking outdoor pictures, but
during one short break from the deluge I did manage to get some shots of
the plethora of flowers there are up there right now. These are the
best of the bunch but there are more at my flickr site including some of
the fancy variety lilys we planted last year.

Trolley Of The Day - 1700 Sydney, Australia Tram

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This very interesting member of the Museum collection was in service
today. She is 1700, a Tram from Government Railways of New South
Wales. She began operation in Sydney in 1926, and operated until 1960.
She was acquired by the museum in 1961, and has been fully restored.
She's a very unusual car because she is divided into 8 small
compartments, and the first and last 2 were designated smoking
compartments! The windows of them are etched with "Smoking". Of course
we do not allow smoking on any of our antique displays now. The
compartmenting and smoking areas are extremely unusual in an inner-city
car. Although some interurbans in British nations and territories had
similar features, they were much larger cars often run in multi-car trains.

More on the big move

Dutch ingenuity at it's finest - all of this equipment is from Mammoet, a Dutch firm that specializes in moving really really big heavy stuff.
1. One of the rigs - oversized load, indeed.
2. The transformer on its low-bed rail car.
3. Getting ready with the crane to shift the thing onto the flatbed.
4. A weight put on one of the rigs for traction - each of those black things is a 2 foot square, 10 foot long solid iron bar. For traction. On dry summer roads, you need that kind of traction. Awesome.
5. The weight on its truck.

Redefining big box, big truck

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This massive piece of equipment is staged to be moved near DH's work.
The box contains a power transformer for a power generation project that uses hydro power to make electricity. It weighs 246000kg/542328lb. The trailer has 140 tires, top speed is 6.4KPH/4MPH, each wheel set is steered manually - it comes apart, they had to trailer it in, and the transformer box came by rail. They are only going a few miles with it but it will take them most of the afternoon to get there when they go Monday, because it will take hours to get up the mountain where they are delivering it. Yes, they have to both push and pull it to get it
there. All pics by DH.