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Re: Nov. 15, 2016: Hummingbird, Solola, Guatemala

Marilyn Jones ·
Thank you! I love hummingbirds too and this is the first time I was ever able to catch one at a flower. I was thrilled!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 7th, 2014: Bees

Still Country Photo ·
Sure PortMoresby, the two cameras I use are a Pentax K10D dSLR with a Pentax DA 55-300 mm f4-5.8 lens and the other is a Panasonic Lumix TS2. The Lumix takes macro pictures like nothing else I have used, I am learning to get better at taking macro with my K10D but am still not as good yet as I am with the Lumix. DrF, the honey bee (the one with no hair) was taken in the lovely flower gardens at Lake Louise, Alberta and the bumble bees were taken on a trip to the Bowden Corn and Sunflower...
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Re: America's Best Ice-Cream Shops? Tell us yours...

Travel Rob ·
As a kid, I always enjoyed Green Tea Ice Cream from restaurants in Little Tokyo,Los Angeles. When i last went to Little Tokyo,I tried a little dessert shop in a mini mall there, Mikawaya, and loved it. They give you just a little, but the price is a $1.00 Mikawaya http://www.yelp.com/biz/mikawaya-los-angeles
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Re: Iceland's new attraction: tunnel into a glacier

DrFumblefinger ·
Glaciers are constantly moving, and not all parts at the same rate! Makes you wonder how they plan on keeping the tunnel safe and in good condition all the time?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 3, 2014: Metropole Hotel, Hanoi

GarryRF ·
22 April 2014. A British woman has been arrested and is facing deportation in Sri Lanka over a Buddha tattoo on her arm. Naomi Michelle Coleman, 37, was taken into custody at the airport in Colombo, after she arrived from India. Ms Coleman, who has a tattoo of a Buddha seated on a lotus flower on her right arm, was arrested for ‘hurting others' religious feelings,’ a police spokesman said. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...n.html#ixzz30hahG27Y Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter |...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 9, 2014: Protea, South Africa

IslandMan ·
These are such amazing specimens of this flower. Beautiful pics...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 15th, 2015: Winter Flowers ?

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a beautiful flower, Garry, and wish that they were blooming out there now. I'm looking at a foot of snow on the ground as I write this. Last year in Calgary was one of the longest and coldest winters on record. This winter is somewhat milder, but still with enough cold days. What does this mean when added to what you describe? I have no idea. My own view is that we've only been studying the planet's weather for about a century with some detail now. That, in the scope of the history of...
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Re: June 12, 2019: Little Man Ice Cream, Denver, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Nothing better than knowing another great local gem that makes an excellent sweet treat!
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Re: April 27, 2017: Lake Winnipeg Ice Crystals, Manitoba, Canada

Travel Luver ·
Very unusual. The sound must have been fascinating!
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Re: April 27, 2017: Lake Winnipeg Ice Crystals, Manitoba, Canada

seesaw ·
Amazing! I've never seen that before either. And how lovely to experience it at a place so close to your hearts
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 24, 2015: Poppies -- Weeping Window at Woodhorn

GarryRF ·
I bought a Poppy in September this year from a Vietnam Vet in Easton MD. I commented on his cap with the dates on - and he removed his jacket to show me his T-shirt with his Division and Da Nang and a host of other cities where he fought. Had some amazing stories to tell. There should have been a crowd watching him, but just me. In 2015 a total of 888,246 hand made ceramic Poppy's were placed at Tower Bridge London to remember the number of men who fell in battle 1914 - 1918. The Poppy was...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#112)

PortMoresby ·
The plant in question is a yucca, I believe, and grows, as DrF says, all over the SW US, including the Sonora Desert that extends into Northern Mexico. But the one in the background of the flower is, if I'm not mistaken, a Joshua Tree and that may narrow down the location, maybe in the Mojave Desert. Or maybe not. Having lived for decades in the Sonora Desert near Mexico, brush fires are uncommon so maybe that fact alone, mentioned by The Puzzler, will help pin it down.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 20, 2013: Hot Horses - even horses need an ice cream sometimes....

GarryRF ·
Are the Horses there with their owners ? Or is this one of the areas of England where they can roam free?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 20, 2013: Hot Horses - even horses need an ice cream sometimes....

DrFumblefinger ·
I wonder if they have "grass" or "alfalfa" flavors?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 20, 2013: Hot Horses - even horses need an ice cream sometimes....

Mac ·
The horses (probably only some 10 plus a donkey) and some 50 cattle are allowed to roam and graze totally free (restrained only by cattle grids on the surrounding roads) for around 8 months of the year. Theoretically only animal owners with ancient "Commoners Rights" linked to ownership of old properties in the immediate vicinity of the Common are permitted to release their animals to graze free in this way. The present purpose of the animals roaming in this way is supposed to be keeping...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 20, 2013: Hot Horses - even horses need an ice cream sometimes....

TravelandNature ·
There is a wonderful surreal quality to this picture. Nevertheless, it is also amusing. Thank you so much for sharing this. The information about the Commoners Rights is also very interesting. Great pic + history + horses + ice cream = Happy Trails !
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Re: Azucar Ice Cream in Little Habana, Miami

One Tiny Leap ·
The shop & ice cream look fantastic. I'm pretty sure the cuatro leches would be right up my alley, so we'll be sure to pop over when we visit Miami in March.
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Re: Azucar Ice Cream in Little Habana, Miami

Mac ·
I love visiting quirky and delightful places like this! Many years ago we used to visit a little restaurant in Casablanca which served great food prepared by it's French 'patron' whose rudeness and abuse of his customers (never nasty) was an absolute scream! Ah travel! We love you....
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Re: Azucar Ice Cream in Little Habana, Miami

Travel Rob ·
The flavors sound great and I'll definitely go next time I'm there! Miami is such a friendly city with so much energy .
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Re: Azucar Ice Cream in Little Habana, Miami

Suzanne Batlle ·
Thank you Katy!!!! Love the blog
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. May 5, 2014: Spring in Chicago!

PortMoresby ·
I'd like to comment on design as it applies to the Pic of the Day thumbnail that appears on the homepage. I've been trying to choose pictures for this feature that look attractive in the small scale we first see, that will invite viewers to click on it to see it full-sized, along with whatever else we post. I think this one is a great example of what looks good in such a small size, clear design elements, in this case the central flower bed with a linear frame of pavement, trees and...
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Re: Romania-top 10 destinations of 2014

Former Member ·
Thank you for the video alphabet About the lakes with flower: i don't know any lakes with blooming flowers but if you are really a fan of "flower-watching" you can visit the Piatra Craiului National Park which is located in Brasov county. In this National Park you can see flowers like those in the pictures i attached, they are endemic or rare species for this area. Also we have a lot of Botanic Gardens like the one in Cluj county or Iasi county, i attached pictures for them too. Enjoy the ...
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Memphis, Tennessee: 1) Graceland

DrFumblefinger ·
  3764 Elvis Presley Blvd.  It’s an address most Elvis fans know by heart because that’s where you’ll find Graceland .  Graceland is THE place every Elvis must visit at least once in their lifetime.  Not only was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 29, 2015: The art of lava

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm often amazed at how beautiful the small things in nature can be.  Whether a bee pollinating a flower, a wild animal stopping to look at you, a blade of grass struggling to grow in a desert, or how sculpted lava can seem.   These photos...
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A Day in Chartres

DrFumblefinger ·
  If you’re looking for a nice escape from the crowds and chaos of Paris, consider heading to the small city of Chartres for a day or two.  Situated 60 miles (96 km) southwest of Paris, just an hour’s train ride from the...
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Walking on ice

DrFumblefinger ·
Came across this video of some guys walking across a frozen and crystal clear lake in Slovakia.  Quite interesting footage.  Some are claiming it's a hoax, but looks pretty convincing to me.  Thought some of you might enjoy it.  
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Going to Jukkasjärvi? There's a VERY cool new hotel there.

PHeymont ·
In fact, what's just opened  in this Swedish town is the 25th annual seasonal ice-hotel, crafted fro hundreds of tons of ice and snow, to accommodate 16 suites. The designs, different for each room, come from 42 artists from around the world. For...
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Changing Trains in La Serenissima

PortMoresby ·
  My English friend and I left the beautiful apartment on the Anfiteatro in Lucca , she home to Bromsgrove in the West Midlands, and I toward Budapest and my old friends with a guesthouse near the famous synagogue.  I was treating myself to...
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Ottawa – NOT the coldest Capital in the world!

DrFumblefinger ·
Ottawa is a vibrant and charming small city — so pleasant that it’s hard to believe it’s home to soooo many politicians.  Of the national capitals I've visited, Ottawa seems the most livable to me (ie. if...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 20, 2013: Hot Horses - even horses need an ice cream sometimes....

Mac ·
Basking in the warmth of an unusually sunny and delightful English summer, there is nothing nicer, particularly if you are a hot horse, than being able to queue up for a cooling ice cream cone at the Winstones ice cream van parked up on Minchinhampton...
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The Worst Train in the World

PortMoresby ·
The earthquake should have been a clue.  But having rather enjoyed the ride, as I have since childhood in an earthquake-prone part of the world, it didn't occur to me that it might be a warning.  I should have listened.   I'm seriously...
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The Island Metropolis of Singapore

DrFumblefinger ·
Except for the stifling humidity, steamy heat and admixture of tropical rain-forest, Singapore will remind you more of Chicago or New York than most Asian cities.  Its skyline is as packed with modern...
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Chicago — City of Skyscrapers & Cloud Gate

DrFumblefinger ·
Like the monolith in Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s monumental film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, “Cloud Gate” looks like an alien object dropped onto a terrestrial landscape (not the African Savannah, but rather into...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 15th, 2015: Winter Flowers ?

GarryRF ·
  Flowers in Winter.   Todays Picture of the Day comes with a question. Thanks to "Climate Change" this Rose is happy to flower in January. That's today - 15 January 2015. It's in Liverpool, England where I live. 2 years ago...
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Iceland's new attraction: tunnel into a glacier

PHeymont ·
As if Iceland didn't already have enough to attract tourists and keep them busy, a new tunnel, dug deep into the heart of a glacier, will open in June.    The tunnel, the world's first on an ice-cap glacier, goes into the western side of...
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Spring 2015! Selfie Garden Debuts at Keukenhof

Travel Rob ·
              Photo of Keukenhof : Wikimedia Commons , Author Alessandro Vecchi   Keukenhof Estate is a 32 hectare park in the Netherlands filled with over 7 million flowers in Spring....
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Who Is Puerto Rico's Artisanal Ice Cream King?

PHeymont ·
  That's a tough question...and can only really be decided by tasting and tasting and tasting and...well, we couldn't spend all our time at it, could we? So, intrigued in advance by tales of great ice cream and unusual flavors, we identified...
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Oh, to be in England! Now that April's...snowing!

PHeymont ·
Netweather.tv illustration from the Telegraph (UK)   Robert Browning wouldn't be very happy with this week's April weather forecast for much of Britain. A "polar plume" is expected to arrive, bringing sub-freezing temperatures to Scotland and...
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"Kona Coffee": Greenwell Farms Coffee Tours

DrFumblefinger ·
    Kona coffee is world famous for its full-bodied, non-bitter, bold flavor.  Hard to put the taste into words, but it's good coffee!  The micro-climate just south of Kona, around 1000 - 2000 ft above sea level, is perfect for...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 18, 2015: Changing Seasons

Still Country Photo ·
  I think spring may be just around the corner for us here in Calgary, watching nature change with the seasons is so metaphorical to me.  The repeated cycles of death and rebirth that the fall and spring show us is a reminder to me that I...
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A Brief Visit to Avignon

PortMoresby ·
The center of Avignon with the Rhône and l'Île Piot in the distance.     The purpose of my stop in Avignon was a pause in a pleasant small city, between arriving in France and the week I planned to spend in Uzes.  I recalled...
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A Day in Caguas

PHeymont ·
Caguas is a late-comer by some standards; San Juan, 30 miles away, was already 250 years old when Caguas was settled by Spain—and yet it proudly calls itself “La Ciudad Criolla” and “El Corazon de Borinquen,” the Creole...
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New technologies for de-icing are in the wings

PHeymont ·
OK, I apologize for the double pun...but it's true in both ways.   The ritual of de-icing planes before winter take-offs is costly, time-consuming, and known to be effective, so while many companies are working on ways to do it faster, cheaper or...
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When the weather gives you lemons, try an icecycle!

PHeymont ·
No, that's not a misspelling, but it isn't the word the inventor of Ice Bikes used to describe her new-fangled winter contraption.   Photo: Water Bikes of Buffalo   Buffalo, NY is known for cold, and the Buffalo River and sometimes parts of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 12, 2015: King Kamehameha Statue, Kapaau, Hawaii Island, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
King Kamehameha I (1758 - 1819) conquered the Hawaiian Islands and united them to formally establish the Kingdom of Hawai ʻ i in 1810, thus founding the Kamehameha Dynasty. By developing alliances with the major Pacific colonial powers, Kamehameha...
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Brooklyn's Prospect Park Greenmarket

PHeymont ·
By a quick count, I’ve photographed markets in nearly three dozen cities in the U.S. and Europe; they’ve often appeared here on TravelGumbo. And yet the market I visit most often, and where my wife shops almost weekly, hasn’t found...
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Roses are red, violets are blue...and UPS will deliver 110 million of them

PHeymont ·
Valentine's Day is this Saturday—only Mothers' Day rivals it in the flower business—and UPS expects to be handling 110 million flowers for the occasion.   You may think of UPS as the brown truck that brings your Amazon package, but...
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A Day in Ponce, Puerto Rico (Where Gumbo Was #87)

PHeymont ·
On our second-to-last day in Puerto Rico, we headed to the south shore of the island, to the city of Ponce. It's smaller than San Juan, has less tourist traffic—all that, and yet it considers itself the cultural equal of the capital or of...
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Sept. 22, 2017: Flowers at the Petit Palais, Paris

PHeymont ·
After viewing an exhibition at the Beaux Arts era Petit Palais, PHeymont enjoyed a visit to its flower beds as well.
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May 11, 2017: Spring Ice Storm, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Ottoman ·
It's spring, and if you live in the Great White North, you never know what type of weather Mother Nature will spring on you.
 
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