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Pictures taken during February 2011

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This is the face cats make when you turn on a loud blender
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They hate it
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I really love Beager's "stand up alot"
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Matt's "Steve alot"
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Shawn drew "alot of code"
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It's pretty funny
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Topaz working on Lyaria (with some very blurry notes in the backgruond)
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Beager on 70mm
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It's tough to keep the pictures crisp on 300mm indoors. The lens is a little ungainly
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Using the ridiculous reach of this new lens, I could take pictures of the people clearing the ice on the lake!
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Rumor had it that this Jeep had fallen into the lake, but it looks fine to me
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The view of the battleship from our window
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I creepily took a picture of Steve coming back from lunch
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I can actually see inside the HSBC tower tinwdow!
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Clock tower
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Bus man!
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The skyway, seen from our window
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Sunset on Lake Erie
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That mysterious white building again
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The water tower on top of the building
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Steel Winds windfarm!
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I've been dying to get a good picture of the wind turbines, and now I finally can!
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I love the color of the sky in this picture
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I'm a big fan of this picture
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Ice everywhere!
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There's a dude on the ice! At this point my 70-300mm was in the car, so I couldn't get a good look at him
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I love this building.
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White building!
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I thought about going out on the ice too, but didn't really have a reason to
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I might as well be in the arctic!
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The snow on the ground was the kind of a thin layer of ice on top. Fun to walk through
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Chris is easy to catch off guard
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Hi Kate
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Topaz was having a good time
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There were way more snacks than pictured here
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Topaz is just sad that he bet five Minecraft diamonds on the Steelers winning
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What're we doing in Dipak's office?
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Beager said "take a picture of me like this"
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Shawn got a sweet Android figure
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Another Beager pose
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Playing with my Sigma lens
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Steve's coming back from lunch!
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"Stop taking pictures of me!"
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Beager's online name is "GreatGrapeApe"
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Matt has apparently been replaced by the grape ape!
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Let's move him to one of the filing cabinets
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Hockey on the ice!
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Whoa, what's that face, Matt?
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Dipak is surprised at how far my Sigma reaches, considering I took this from my desk
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Steve's just sad that LCD Soundsystem broke up
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Shawn looks so menacing
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Nerf dart in the air!
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Beager's being creepy
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After work on Friday I walked over to see the preparations for Winterfest. They're covering the highway exit in snow!
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News van!
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Looking up at HSBC tower. I wish I handn't missed the top corners..
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Jet engine?
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Pearl Street!
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Looking under HSBC tower
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Is it powder keg or Winterfest? Make up your mind
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I've never even heard of the Bisons
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Great turnout at the quiz show..
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The quizmaster
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Clearly this is exciting stuff
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If you got a question in the quiz, you got a hot dog
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HSBC tower at twilight
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The next day (during the actual event) this screen was usually the DVD logo bouncing around
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Live from a snowy street!
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They covered the Seneca Street exit with snow so kids could sled down it
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It's like the opposite of normal snow work!
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This guy's just pirating satellite tv
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They line the walls with hay so kids don't crash into the concrete
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Who brought a camel to Buffalo in the winter??
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The camel sure doesn't know
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Topaz accused me of never taking "overview" pictures. This picture shows why I don't.
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Turkey toss!
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Ice scultors!
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Let the ice chips fly!
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Hey, it's a giant drop of water made out of water!
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An ice snowflake seems redundant
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Carving birds
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I barely even noticed these guys in their camouflage
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A lot more people showed up to the live music than to quic nite
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I love the flying wood chips in this picture. Also, the guy looks like he's rocking out with a chainsaw
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HSBC tower again!
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I call Topaz's jacket the Costanza jacket
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Hot food!
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This old lady was eating chili next to us
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I've been trying to do more street photography. Taking pictures of strangers is fun and interesting!
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Meatball and meathead
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Fried dough! It was Topaz's, not mine.
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You can take a sleigh ride! Well, down the street and back..
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Weird midget goats
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It's like a tesselation of goats
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Topaz said hi to the camel
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Perl Mascot and Perl Maniac
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What's up with this helicopter?
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Hockey on the lake!
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Lots of people in tents
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I thought the blowing snow was cool
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I'm back at this grain elevator!
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Funny little tugboats
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The wide angle adapter somehow makes them seem more menacing
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The Sigma does come in handy sometimes
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I need to get some more pictures of that elevator some time..
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It's neat seeing the trails the ships leave when they just brute force their way through the ice
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Radar gear?
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One of the many grain elevators around Buffalo. Look at how messed up the roof is!
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This Sigma 70-300mm sure has some reach. Especially on my ASP-C sensor
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Sunset next to the lighthouse
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A slightly different version of the lighthouse sunset picture
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Getting further away from the battleship
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I love the reflection of the sunset on the ice/water
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Art sphere!
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HSBC tower!
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The Botanical Gardens!
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Mom walking up to the garden
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Hi Mom!
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There were cool lights everywhere
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Looking up in the main dome
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The green light makes this plant look even more green!
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If you waited for the right part of the color cycle, you could get some really alien looking plants
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Mom checks out the bridge
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Colors everywhere!
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The water fountain was especially cool with the lights
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Is that an elephant?
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Crazy plant monster!
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I would've loved to get a long exposure, but the mean lady selling tickets wouldn't let me take my tripod in
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Spooky red plants
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Do bananas really grow up like that?
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Big leaves!
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Cotton candy palm tree?
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On to the next room
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Red plants
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Look at the size of this thing!
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Spiky cactus
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Alien cacti?
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Brett says that if you live in Albuquerque, eventually you fall on a cactus, and it sucks.
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I liked the christmas lights
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A white lily with some white lights!
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Look how still I was! Mom is apparently constantly moving
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Oh no! The horrible blue plant is attacking Mom!
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Flower closeup
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Weren't these the creepy ones that sang the song in Alice in Wonderland
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Neat veins
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Is this one looking at me?
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Bird statue!
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White flowers
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This one was big. It was sort of collapsing on itself
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Mom hates this one because of the green light, but I like it
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Blue fountain
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Closeup of the christmas lights
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Neat blue and white lights
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Mom liked this wreath
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All sorts of weird stuff growing here
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Red tree!
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Red lights!
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I liked the purple light on these plants
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The water system turned on right as I left
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Mom with the lightup globe
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Looking up in the main dome
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The "flower nazi" who made me bring my tripod back to my car. Some people just love to wield power, no matter how trivial it is
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Snake attack!!
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Mom looks at the different frames
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Which one is best?
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The frames are for the Rally artwork I picked up in Artists' Alley at AUSA
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Hi Mom!
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Perfect for salads!
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Grumpy earmuff lady
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Funky fruit
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The cheese area is always popular
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People lining up for the deli
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Which one to choose?
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Crab! Hand picked like a boss!
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Depth of field is fun
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Time to make cake?
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Looking for tapioca
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Peeking over to the next aisle over
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Wandering around
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This kid sure has a lot of soda
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So much coke!
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Mom looks for some frozen fish
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Scanning the shelves
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I think these people saw me taking their picture
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Old lady
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I like her jacket
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Our stuff in the aisle!
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This guy seems pretty happy
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This guy doesn't
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Picking out wine!
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Mom and the captain
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Hi Buzz!
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Hi Neil!
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I love when his ears go like that
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Time to cook!
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We don't want stuff to get stuck to the bowl!
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Get off my bag, Buzz!
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Moppy Ball!
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Kill the Moppy Ball!
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This slow cooker is really handy
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Getting some chicken ready
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Hi Mom!
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Is it ready yet?
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Vinegar and olive oil! Good stuff
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Frying up some baby bok choy
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It was actually pretty great!
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Grilling some chicken
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I know that guy!
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I liked how the mirror worked out in this picture, where I got both of us in the picture.
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Mom trying on new glasses
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Lenscrafters lady
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Fuji Grill!
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Neat light
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Mom wasn't a huge fan of her drink, but oh well
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Mmm, Philly Roll
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Phoenix roll!
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It was great
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When driving up to the nature preserve, I couldn't resist visiting my old buddy the Cargill Pool grain elevator at sunset
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Meanwhile, in the nature preserve, you can see another Cargill elevator across town!
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Zooming a little
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This Sigma lens can be a lot of fun
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The deck of the visitor's cabin
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Looking back at the Cargill Pool elevator
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I like how the top is all open. I'd love to go up there.
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No bikes? That's a bummer
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I found that the crooked sign combined with all the stuff in the foreground made this picture kind of spooky
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Some fuzzy plants backlit by the sunset. I'm a big fan of this picture
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Fuzzy plants!
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Hey look! A deer!
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Two deer!
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They kept looking at me
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Not much to eat around here
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"Let's get out of here!"
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Planes kept flying directly overhead
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Sunset over Lake ERie
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The deer wander around looking for food
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Three deer!
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This was about as close as I got
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How would you like to try to find something to eat in this landscape?
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Hey! There it is again!
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The elevator again with a little more open sky above it
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Fuzzy plants!
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They were everywhere
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Looking back on Buffalo, and the path I took
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If you look carefully here, you'll see a squirrel running around!
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Steve wasn't in today, so we did the obvious thing. Note the house sweater..
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Matt takes aim at the target on the window
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Nice grouping!
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Big ol' trains
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Lots of graffiti on the trains
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Is there anything that doesn't look great at sunset?
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I walked along here for a while before reailzing I wasn't going to get much out of it
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Big tanks by the train yard
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This train was passing by
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I found this as I entered the east side of the complex
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This light kind of reminded me of a robot
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Lots of tracks here
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Yellow train
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Another yellow train!
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Buffalo skyline
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I don't understand all these switching points
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Weird tunnel
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Some melted snow
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What the hell made these tracks??
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They were alarmingly big!
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Control tower?
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Buffalo against the red glow of sunset
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HSBC tower
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Looking up at a light tower
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One like this!
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I think this thing used to hold a gate. Not anymore
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Looking along some tracks
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The USS Little Rock looks creepy in the fog
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Foggy ships!
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Snow again?? I thought we were done with this crap!
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Topaz took some pictures too
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We better figure out where the trails go
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A creek?
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This seems out of place..
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Topaz waiting on the trail
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"Come on!"
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Lovely sights
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I'm looking forward to the trees coming back so I can see this peeking up over the trees
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From baking a cake to defusing a bomb, all-purpose flour is suitable for ALL purposes
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This guy was driving a snowmobile around the field next to the school
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He said it'd be fine if I took some pictures
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AIr time!
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His kids had a little snowmobile of their own
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He was driving around really fast. If I had to guess, I'd say at least 30 or 35 miles per hour.
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Vroom vroom!
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I think this is his.. airplane hangar?
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This guy has a lot of stuff!
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This snowman seems out of place, but at least he has a buddy
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A typical suburban street in the winter
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Hi bird!
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This thing looks loud..
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This is where I am apparently
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Tsk tsk
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Fuzzy things!
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Utility pole
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Looking along the power cords
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Walking along an overpass
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What's that pipe?
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Train tracks!
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More train tracks
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What good is this master lock doing?
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So many train tracks
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What the hell is this building?
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Looking further down the tracks
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What's up with this bridge
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Buffalo skyline
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This was the street I was on
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I think this is the Basilica. And look, deer!
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Lens flare!
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The sunsetting on my favorite Buffalo building
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Grain elevator!
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So lonely!
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Fuzzier things!
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