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Hi Folks,

This is excerpted from Nature's Inspiration ...... “Patience, persistence and timing reap rewards.” Margaret Woods

In the mid-seventies, I began traveling to the southwestern parts of Alaska to photograph the coastal grizzly, or Brown Bear as it is referred to in the North. The falls along the Brooks River were becoming popular as a gathering place for bears because salmon pooled there as they made their leap upstream during migration periods. In early July, the river is running full and swift. The bears position themselves on top of the falls in a current that would sweep away the strongest human, but a large bear can weigh 1500 pounds and stand nine feet tall. The mouth is fixed and the stand is made. Salmon jump to the right, to the left, and eventually right up the center. Seldom does the bear lose his catch, allowing him to gain up to 300 pounds in the summer. Everything in his pursuit is dependent upon a single factor: timing, as are the important pursuits in all of our lives.
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Rob ' in sort of the same stance ' hehehe...... He had no hope of catching any fish though, he was just waiting for me to get back so that we could pay a visit to a great wee eating place while on our way down to Newark .


Aeroplane Mode ...... The in-flight "safety lecture" and pre-flight announcements on Aeroplanes are sometimes spiced up a bit at some airlines. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:

On a Continental Flight with a very "senior" flight attendant crew, the pilot said, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants."
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"There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane."
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"Thank you for flying Delta Business Express. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride."
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From a Southwest Airlines employee: "Welcome aboard Southwest Flight 245 to Tampa. To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seat belt; and, if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised."
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"In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are traveling with more than one small child, pick your favorite."
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Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but we'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Southwest Airlines."
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"Your seat cushions can be used for flotation; and, in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments."
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"As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses."
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This is amazing ! Place your cursor at the top of the photo...... You will notice it is 6:10 PM. Bring the mouse down slowly over the photo without pressing the button on the mouse. Do not right or left click. Night time appears, the lights come on, and at 7:40 PM, it's dark! Photo Technology at its best! Click below.
http://61226.com/share/hk.swf
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Cheers from the land of the Heather and the Tartan, Love Kate xxx.