Wednesday, April 15, 2009

abc wednesday — M is for mountains



Alps, actually. Took this from the plane
(obviously) on the way from Paris to
Venice.  Who knew they were so blue?

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  1. OMG..this is a great photo..

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  2. It's spectacular, Alexa! A bit like looking at clouds - I think I can see a turtle...

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  4. TG -- how do you DO that? Strangely enough, I was initially torn between mountains and meow (picture of my cat Buddy—cute kitty, not awesome Alps).
    And Shell -- I CAN see the turtle.

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  5. Alphacat Wednesday — M is for Meowtain.

    Shell: My eyes are failing me as to the snow patterns but I dropped down to take a closer look at the clouds. I think you are right.

    You know, Alexa, I was just thinking how it would be impossible for me to have taken this picture. In a window seat it’s so hard for me to aim a camera while my right knee is shattering my Adam’s apple and the toe of my left shoe is halfway up a nostril. There are just times when the advantage is all yours and your less than Amazonian stature.

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  7. Sorry, I deleted the comment way up there because of a run-on line that doesn't appear until after posting due to a lack of a period. (The comment just above was punctuationally embarrassing.)

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  8. Oh, can you find an excuse to show us Buddy sometime soon, Alexa? I'm excited that you could see the turtle too!

    TG, that's a gorgeous Bengal bundle, thank you, and I understand your desire to copy edit so that Alexa doesn't have kittens.

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  9. I love seeing ice and mountains from a plane! So blue, as you say, and so pure looking!

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  10. Is it a sea turtle with large front flippers?

    Or is it one of these guys that gazing upon one can imagine as a mountain?

    Me give Alexa kittens, Shell? I’d rather kick it up a notch and give her kitten mittens.

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  11. TG -- no, seriously . . . turtle mountains and kitten mittens and run-on lines, oh my! You could never give me kittens with less than perfect grammar. I AM definitely anal (hey, punctuation counts) but not (I hope) judgmental. You're right about stature (rather, lack of) being an advantage in certain situations—rarely in a theater, but almost always in a flying sardine can, as Shell can no doubt attest. But, surely, you just automatically get the aisle seat in the emergency-exit row?

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  12. It’s literally painful to admit, Alexa, but not always. On my last return from Paris I suspect that I disturbed the person in front of me by stretching my legs out between their feet.

    Hmm. I just thought of more pleasant circumstances under which to do such a thing. Shame on me. Ha ha.

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  13. great shot and amazing view of the Alps. i also posted some aerial photos( quite similar looking wing of the plane) in my blog.

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  14. TG -- oh no! I just hope that the person in front of you on your last return from Paris was indeed a woman—in which case she might not have minded being "disturbed." As for the rest: ;~D

    Vicky -- your aerial shots are gorgeous!

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  15. Cute mittens! Have you been shopping on etsy again, TG?

    Yes, Alexa, even though I don't travel much, I'm ever so grateful for my smallish stature when crammed into plane seats. TG, I just have no clue how you can bear it at all! {Aside from your aforementioned positions which sound quite entertaining.}

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  16. wow!
    good one Alexa! really lovely.

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