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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:14 PM

How the world looks today, from a wilderness fire lookout tower (PIC HEAVY)

These were taken over the last couple of years and posted today to celebrate the SCOTUS decision on DOMA and Prop 8.









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Reply How the world looks today, from a wilderness fire lookout tower (PIC HEAVY) (Original post)
DemoTex Jun 2013 OP
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #1
UTUSN Jun 2013 #39
GentryDixon Jun 2013 #2
premium Jun 2013 #3
The Straight Story Jun 2013 #4
Safetykitten Jun 2013 #5
Democracyinkind Jun 2013 #6
geckosfeet Jun 2013 #7
Warpy Jun 2013 #8
Autumn Jun 2013 #9
niyad Jun 2013 #10
Triana Jun 2013 #11
MoreGOPoop Jun 2013 #12
Scuba Jun 2013 #13
ljm2002 Jun 2013 #14
SalviaBlue Jun 2013 #15
Bluenorthwest Jun 2013 #16
Hekate Jun 2013 #17
LWolf Jun 2013 #18
Link Speed Jun 2013 #19
aquart Jun 2013 #20
annabanana Jun 2013 #21
Arugula Latte Jun 2013 #22
classof56 Jun 2013 #25
mountain grammy Jun 2013 #44
Arugula Latte Jun 2013 #48
mountain grammy Jun 2013 #50
WillyT Jun 2013 #23
xxqqqzme Jun 2013 #24
livetohike Jun 2013 #26
trof Jun 2013 #27
babylonsister Jun 2013 #28
classof56 Jun 2013 #29
idwiyo Jun 2013 #30
glinda Jun 2013 #31
mckara Jun 2013 #32
Arugula Latte Jun 2013 #33
mckara Jun 2013 #35
Arugula Latte Jun 2013 #51
mckara Jun 2013 #53
Arugula Latte Jun 2013 #54
DemoTex Jun 2013 #40
mckara Jun 2013 #42
malaise Jun 2013 #34
barbtries Jun 2013 #36
kentuck Jun 2013 #37
Greybnk48 Jun 2013 #38
uponit7771 Jun 2013 #41
senseandsensibility Jun 2013 #43
toby jo Jun 2013 #45
mountain grammy Jun 2013 #46
spanone Jun 2013 #47
CrispyQ Jun 2013 #49
RedCappedBandit Jun 2013 #52
ancianita Jun 2013 #55
RedCappedBandit Jun 2013 #57
DemoTex Jun 2013 #63
RedCappedBandit Jun 2013 #64
dionysus Jun 2013 #56
skamaria Jun 2013 #58
Beartracks Jun 2013 #59
ramapo Jun 2013 #60
DonRedwood Jun 2013 #61
frylock Jun 2013 #62

Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:15 PM

1. Incredible photos my friend

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:13 PM

39. (Posting to o.p., not to post #1) : Back, eh. n/t

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:17 PM

2. Lovely pics.

Where are you this season?

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:17 PM

3. Beautiful pics.

 

You ever have any USFS Rangers visit you in your lookout tower.
When I was a Ranger, I used to love visiting you guys/girls during the fire season, share a meal, shoot the shit, you do a much needed service.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:18 PM

4. Oh no! A gay rainbow! No wonder my marriage failed



Nice pics as usual! Thanks for sharing them.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:18 PM

5. Amazing pics!

 

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:19 PM

6. Wow. Thanks for this. You seem like an interesting character...


... What with you on that mountain all by yourself...

Reminds me of reading Kerouac... I think it was Dharma Bums.. not sure... Long time ago

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:19 PM

7. Nice pics. We had a double rainbow here a couple weeks ago - nowhere near as spectacular though

I wonder if it was natures premonition?

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:20 PM

8. The only time I ever saw a double rainbow

I was just north of Santa Fe and saw them arched over the city. I did grumble about the cliche, but it was neat anyway.

Your shots are gorgeous, as usual. Thanks so much for posting them here!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:21 PM

9. Look at the rainbows!!! It's just like nature is giving a blessing

rec

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:22 PM

10. oh my goodness!! those are stunningly beautiful. thank you so much for sharing them. nice

to be reminded that the whole world isn't burning (just sort of seemed like it in this state)

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:22 PM

11. Wow! Amazing photos!

Looks like you got one at the end of the rainbow, too. Stunning!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:24 PM

12. Beautiful pics!

And so very appropos for this special day.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:51 PM

13. Thank you DemoTex, again!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:52 PM

14. Wow, DemoTex! Amazing shots!

Those are spectacular, and how appropriate to celebrate the death of DOMA!

K&R

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 06:58 PM

15. Beautiful!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 06:59 PM

16. So beautiful...

nt

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:04 PM

17. Gorgeous

Kicked, Recced, Bookmarked.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:05 PM

18. Beautiful.

I'm thinking, with the cool, damp weather, you haven't seen much in the way of fires. At least I hope so. There WAS some thundering going on last week.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:16 PM

19. Beautiful

 

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:16 PM

20. What a beautiful way to celebrate!

Thank you.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:18 PM

21. wow wow wow

breathtaking

thank you so much

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:19 PM

22. Maybe this is a sign from the universe that Oregon will legalize gay marriage next year.

We are going to work to make it happen.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:40 PM

25. Yes we are!

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #22)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:33 AM

44. Make it happen.. my money's on Oregon!

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #44)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:37 AM

48. I think we'll pass it in 2014

It will be a scenario similar to Washington state, I'm guessing (or maybe not quite as strong for our side because the Portland metro area isn't as populous as Seattle metro). Stupid bigots voted it down about 10 years ago, but the times they are a changin'.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #48)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:57 AM

50. 2 years ago the Republican controlled Colorado legislature

wouldn't bring marriage equality up for a vote. Guess what? The next year Republicans lost their majority. Now we have civil unions for all. It's great, but a little short of marriage. That's coming by next year! Thought I'd never see the day when Colorado would be so blue!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:21 PM

23. WOW !!! - K & R !!!





Thank you for those.

Beautiful.


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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:37 PM

24. Love the last one

with the colors hugging the earth.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:42 PM

26. Wow!!

Thanks for posting these beautiful pics DemoTex .

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:44 PM

27. Good on ya', Tex!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:47 PM

28. So sweet, and fantastic pix-thank you! nt

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:49 PM

29. Hey! You keep providing me with ever more beautiful desktop backgrounds.

Thank you! And thanks for the continuing reminders that I'm fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:51 PM

30. k&r

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:57 PM

31. WOW! Wonderful. And a good idea too!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:18 PM

32. Where is This?

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Response to mckara (Reply #32)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:29 PM

33. If I may answer for the OP, it's in central Oregon.

Thus my reply, #22.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #33)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:53 PM

35. Thanks, It Looks like Heaven!

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Response to mckara (Reply #35)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:01 AM

51. Yes, it is a gorgeous area, with incredibly diverse scenery.

I'll put on my Oregon Tourism Board cap . You have snow-capped Cascade peaks, the high desert, lush forests, magnificent lakes and rivers, and volcanic formations all within a relatively contained area, and it's skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, fly fishing, etc. heaven. Here are some shots of the Bend/Sisters/Fort Rock area in central Oregon:









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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #51)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:05 AM

53. Stunningly Beautiful Area! Thanks

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Response to mckara (Reply #53)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:05 AM

54. You're welcome!

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Response to mckara (Reply #32)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:01 PM

40. N 43.667088 W -120.995796

Fly here on Google Earth. Central Oregon high desert. Deschutes NF.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #40)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:39 PM

42. Do you fly a P2?

Are you Navy? I'm a former naval officer, but surface warfare, not aviation.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:30 PM

34. Wow

Thank you Demotex

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:11 PM

36. spectacular

just really beautiful. thank you

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:14 PM

37. Wow!

Wonderful photos!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:15 PM

38. Always love your photos!

Thanks for posting!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:39 PM

41. +1

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:09 AM

43. Love these...

Thanks for sharing.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:33 AM

45. Here in Ohio have seen the doubles a lot, but never the flared type. Pure magic, there.

 

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:34 AM

46. Thank you for these spectacular pictures.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:37 AM

47. k&r...

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:38 AM

49. Breathtaking images!

I've never seen a complete double rainbow.

The second to last one is really cool how you are "over the rainbow!"

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:02 AM

52. That is beautiful. Do you mind if your pictures are shared?

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Response to RedCappedBandit (Reply #52)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:17 AM

55. Please? They are so, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing them here.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #55)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:47 PM

57. Would hate to use without permission

but that first picture is just begging to be my Facebook background or something

(Yeah, I know.. Facebook..)

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Response to RedCappedBandit (Reply #57)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:49 PM

63. Feel free to use any of them.

Glad to share for non-commercial personal use (FB is OK). My copyright is in the metadata.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #63)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:45 PM

64. Ah, thank you so much!

Always love seeing your threads.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:28 AM

56. as always, great pics!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:18 PM

58. A big Keanu Reeves "Whoa" for the rainbows!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:58 PM

59. Everything's coming up rainbows! Beautiful photos. n/t

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:20 PM

60. Beauty captured beautifully

You are fortunate to be in a position to observe such wonder on an ongoing basis.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:22 PM

61. K & R Thanks for the treat!!

May your days be boring and free of smoke and fire.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:29 PM

62. always look forward to your fire tower photos!

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