Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"........ Albert Einstein

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My formal G20Voice blog is here

"When you're standing on a comfortable rug, you have to expect it to be pulled from under your feet sometimes"
........ Ben Moor
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This is my personal blog, not a venue for saleable images. In fact, because it's here that I share things that are important to me with the members of the moblog community, photo quality's not my priority. Events, occasions, achievements, thoughts, trips and experiments - you'll find them all here. Contact me for the development version of my photo portfolio, for a selection of saleable images or visit my dance photography blog or my website for cuttings. And remember that all photos remain my copyright unless I've specifically said otherwise.

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"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race"
........ H G Wells

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better"
........ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Luck favours the prepared mind"
........ Louis Pasteur

"Never to get lost is not to live, not to know how to get lost brings you to destruction, and somewhere in the terra incognita in between lies a life of discovery."
........ Rebecca Solnit

"Give, give, give -- what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don't give it away? Of having stories if I don't tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don't share it? I don't intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine."
........ Isabel Allende

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs - ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
........ Harold Thurman Whitman

"The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes...."
........ Marcel Proust

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.. you have no such accurate remembrance of a country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle...."
........ Ernest Hemingway

"Ambition leads me not only father than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it is possible for man to go."
........ James Cook

"The grand show is enternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapour is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls."
........ John Muir

"The bicycle is the most civilised conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart."
........ Iris Murdoch

"Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your picture...."
........ Don McCullin

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3rd Jul 2008, 22:00   | tags:,,,,,

fun with straws, very nice. How's the training going?

3rd Jul 2008, 22:22

Dhamaka says:

Had a good day today thank you :) Rode there and back. There is downhill pretty much all the way for.. I'm not sure, but 8 or 9 miles. Had a meeting and didn't feel ill at all on the way back. I even overtook another cyclist

3rd Jul 2008, 22:25

Spiderbaby says:

Oh I like these :) Nothing says fun like a bendy straw (or perhaps I should get out more...)

3rd Jul 2008, 22:26

Dhamaka says:

Thank you. Only to play with bendy straws

(didn't quite mean that as it sounds..)

3rd Jul 2008, 22:26

Joe says:

wow. these are awesome, the last one especially

3rd Jul 2008, 22:27

Dhamaka says:

thank you!

3rd Jul 2008, 22:28

good to hear the training is going well - don't go overdoing things just yet though!

3rd Jul 2008, 22:38

PR says:

that's coooooooool !!!!!!!!!

3rd Jul 2008, 22:50

straw kama sutra

3rd Jul 2008, 23:15

nigξ says:

aww, they're inseparable

3rd Jul 2008, 23:18

OCD Sprocket says:

lol at Stella F's comment

3rd Jul 2008, 23:35

crickson says:

Hee hee - great shots : )

4th Jul 2008, 00:18

FilbertFox says:

very nice m'lady.

And do as the Hobo says - he is the cycling king. Or so he says anyway

4th Jul 2008, 08:05

Dhamaka says:

thank you all
PR - hello stranger! ;)
Stella - do you think the waiter was hinting something? ;)
Hotdog - :) that's why I made so much effort to have mainly sky in the background
and FF - I am.... kinda

4th Jul 2008, 10:46

mara says:

I 'm happy to know that you are well : )

4th Jul 2008, 18:48

Dhamaka says:

thanks Mara - so am I!
Thank you Carpe

5th Jul 2008, 09:31

JokerXL says:

Mummy, where do baby straws come from?
Well, now you know.

5th Jul 2008, 12:04

Viv says:

made me smile Joker

all good D

5th Jul 2008, 14:40

Dhamaka says:

thank you
taniwha - interesting :)

7th Jul 2008, 00:49

deffinitely he was! what a sign! ;-)

9th Jul 2008, 23:21