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Hand stand  Aug 22 A blue dasher showing off!
August 22, 2014 Detail from the high (main) altar of St Fidelis Basilica 'Cathedral of the Plains"  Victoria, KS  "The high altar is adorned with a large pedestal on either side, on which stand the statues of St. Peter and St. Paul.  Each pedestal bears a throne which extends above the statue capped with a cupola matching the design of the altar.  In the center of the altar is a large oil painting which depicts the martyrdom of St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, which occurred in 1622.  He was murdered by the Calvinists who opposed his teachings of the Catholic faith.  This painting was painted in Innsbruck, Austria.  It was installed with the altar in the old church in 1892 at a cost of $109.  In the arch above the altar is a gold mosaic painting which adds additional beauty and may be well called a halo signifying the sacredness of the altar."   "The high altar and the two large pedestals were manufactured by the Schroeder Brothers in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The altar and pedestals were installed in 1892 in the old church and upon completion of the new church were transferred into the new church.   The cost of the high altar amounted to $900 plus $109 freight." http://stfidelischurch.com/History/StFidelisChurch/ThePresentChurch/tabid/4438/Default.aspx  Thank you for kind comments yesterday!  The Cathedral has a seating capacity of 1100,  the population of Victoria, Kansas is 1208.    Have a happy Friday! Jeanne
Aug.22.  This bee is feeding from my butterfly feeder.  The bee isn't so clear but I like the drop that he has at the tip of his mouth.
08.22.14  A candid portrait of my beautiful EmmaClaire.  Dennis the Menace Park, Monterey, Cal.  Today El Jay is getting baptized. Later El Jay and a couple siblings will go to the Aquarium. I'll take a nap--I tire too quickly. Then in the evening we will, hopefully finish a few crafts for the Westend Celebration.
White Water Water: A snowy egret wades through a salt marsh in search of his breakfast. (I shot this from a considerable distance.) Have a great weekend - See you Monday!  08/22/2014
Terminator This metallic blue dragonfly looks like it has some kind of metal armor .
A shot of a piano in our home. Its a beautiful piece of furniture to bad I can't  play it,,,,, The company I found went out of business during the Great Depression I have been told the piano dates back to approx 1915 to 1920. Just a neat piece to have a round. Have a great day everyone. And Thank You for all the great comments you all put up daily...
Early morning light...  Schabarum Regional Park Rowland Heights, CA  21 August 2014
Brick Abstract Posted Aug. 22, 2014  Another from the photo walk on Tues. evening.
08.22.14  Indigo checking out roadside jimson weed.
08-21-2014 - Air Show Luke AFB      The Nanchang CJ-6 is an aircraft designed and built in China for use by the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) as a basic trainer. [Wiki]        Link to Photo Without Frame           Thank You for Making this Daily Photo  the #1 Pick on 08-21-2014
GOOD MORNING....  Day two of my mini series this is the chrysalis  the second stage in the monarch buterflys life. It's amazing to watch that little catepillar shack it's skin and go into this beautiful stage .    Thank you for all the great comments yesterday  on the shot of the catepillar.. Have a great day and I will be back tommorrow with the shot of my butterfly....
Sachin-taken in my work office with iPhone 5s with new Lensbaby lm-10 attachment.
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A blue dasher showing off!

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Hand stand  Aug 22 A blue dasher showing off!
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