I fenced in high school and college. I stunk at sabre. Epee was my weapon of choice. If you've never watched competitive fencing before, I suggest you watch Daryl's medal match against Aron Szilagyi, the defending gold medalist from Hungary (the Hungarians have OWNED sabre for decades). Power, speed, finesse- all there! I'm betting Daryl will be back in 4 years- watch...
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This guy was having a snack in the zinnias and sunflowers outside my window this afternoon...

No shirt, no shoes, no problem..


panther289:
Nice!

In '84 & '85 and I lived in a student dorm in Munich on Pfaenderstrasse. We were just a few blocks from the Olympic Park and the Olympia Einkaufszentrum where yesterday's tragedy took place. Words are inadequate to describe how beautiful and amazing a city Munich is. It will forever hold a very special place in my heart. I send all my love and...
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37 years ago this is how I spent one Saturday in July...

Today's weather was perfect. So me and my Tiger therapist spent 4 or so quality hours together. Country roads and the twisties along the Potomac and around South Mountain = :-)

Some of you may be aware that Monarch butterfly numbers have declined dramatically the past few years due to a number of issues including winter habitat loss in Mexico and decline in their host plant -milkweed- in the U.S. I planted a patch of wildflowers starting last year with more this Spring including milkweed, black-eyed Susans (Monday's photo), butterfly weed, purple cone flower...
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chef:
Gorgeous.   I saw a couple in my yard this weekend.    MY dog is scared of butterflies though.  Haha

May all your gardens bloom magnificently!

freyahz:
Happy monday too! They are beautiful