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Ken Tamminga's Snapshots

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  1. tiny mushroom

    Snapshot Title: tiny mushroom
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: 111201 - Costa Rica, Area de Conservacion de Guanacaste (ACG), Volcan Cacao, 600m
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    Since I couldn't find any ants, I thought I'd start looking for mushrooms...
    cheers, Alex!
    Ken T.



  2. Qui Sum

    Snapshot Title: Qui Sum
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Vernon stained glass window
    Image Owner: Pascal Bony



    Description:

    ... "Who I am."



  3. Ego Sum

    Snapshot Title: Ego Sum
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Vernon stained glass window
    Image Owner: Pascal Bony



    Description:

    Translated from Latin, " I am".



  4. funkadelic shirt
  5. Hey! security camera!!

    Snapshot Title: Hey! security camera!!
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Shanghai Skyline - Stitched From 12,000 Pictures - 上海风景线 - 由12000张图片拼成
    Image Owner: Alfred Zhao



    Description:

    I'm up here!



  6. hmmm...
  7. cherry soda
  8. random wall broom

    Snapshot Title: random wall broom
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Shanghai Skyline - Stitched From 12,000 Pictures - 上海风景线 - 由12000张图片拼成
    Image Owner: Alfred Zhao



    Description:

    .



  9. helmetless!

    Snapshot Title: helmetless!
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Shanghai Skyline - Stitched From 12,000 Pictures - 上海风景线 - 由12000张图片拼成
    Image Owner: Alfred Zhao



    Description:

    but that's forgiveable -- he's got a GREAT head of hair!



  10. discards...

    Snapshot Title: discards...
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Shanghai Skyline - Stitched From 12,000 Pictures - 上海风景线 - 由12000张图片拼成
    Image Owner: Alfred Zhao



    Description:

    discarded roses from a spurned lover?



  11. Fred's other brother Fred

    Snapshot Title: Fred's other brother Fred
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Shanghai Skyline - Stitched From 12,000 Pictures - 上海风景线 - 由12000张图片拼成
    Image Owner: Alfred Zhao



    Description:

    the horticultural one...



  12. Fred
  13. artistic composition

    Snapshot Title: artistic composition
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Shanghai Skyline - Stitched From 12,000 Pictures - 上海风景线 - 由12000张图片拼成
    Image Owner: Alfred Zhao



    Description:

    .



  14. Plane tree

    Snapshot Title: Plane tree
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Shanghai Skyline - Stitched From 12,000 Pictures - 上海风景线 - 由12000张图片拼成
    Image Owner: Alfred Zhao



    Description:

    I'm pretty sure this maple look-alike is a Plane tree, Platanus x acerifolia. It's a hybrid between the Oriental plane and the American sycamore. Makes a great street tree, although recently has com...



  15. pretty lady
  16. broken chair
  17. Green heron

    Snapshot Title: Green heron
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Big Creek from Gustad Drive Bridge, Hays, Kansas
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Butorides virescens



  18. Another Mudskipper - nearbynature

    Snapshot Title: Another Mudskipper - nearbynature
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Tropical Asia - Mangrove Swamp Habitat at Low Tide, Singapore
    Image Owner: Eya P



    Description:

    mudskipper



  19. nearbynature frog

    Snapshot Title: nearbynature frog
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: A Pond in Vienna, Austria
    Image Owner: www.svoboda.photography



    Description:

    frog #1



  20. fish-drying rack

    Snapshot Title: fish-drying rack
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Xedzodzoekope Village
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    If you look closely you can see fish, mostly tilapia but also mudfish (like a catfish), drying on this rack. There are perhaps a half-dozen of these structures around the village. Xedzodzoekope fish a...



  21. boy

    Snapshot Title: boy
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Xedzodzoekope Village
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    Unlike the majority of nearby Twi-speaking communities, the residents of Xed. speak Ewe. Translators from the village and our Afram Plains Development Organization partners help us engage with village...



  22. erosion

    Snapshot Title: erosion
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Xedzodzoekope Village
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    Erosion and sedimentation are big problems in all the villages we visited. My take, based on discussions with local leaders and close observation, is that a combination of foot and animal traffic, fre...



  23. antenna?

    Snapshot Title: antenna?
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Xedzodzoekope Village
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    This may be an antenna. During my summer '08 visit to Xed., one of these huts had been turned into a makeshift theatre, with several long benches accommodating perhaps 20 people watching their beloved...



  24. dog

    Snapshot Title: dog
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Xedzodzoekope Village
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    This fuzzy snapshot shows a rare portly dog -- likely a nursing mother. Nearly every rural dog I've ever encountered in w. Africa and s. Asia is scrawny, shifty-eyed, mouse-colored -- like Homer Simps...



  25. sachet-water

    Snapshot Title: sachet-water
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Xedzodzoekope Village
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    If you want fresh water in the Afram Plains, you drink from this little bag called sachet-water, available everywhere for a few pennies. You bite off a corner and squeeze. Quite refreshing, and mostly...



  26. coop

    Snapshot Title: coop
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Xedzodzoekope Village
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    This is the only pigeon coop I've seen in our study villages, although pigeons seemed common enough in the larger town where we lodged (Donkokrum).



  27. spare inner tube

    Snapshot Title: spare inner tube
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Xedzodzoekope Village
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    ready and waiting...



  28. monoblock plastic chairs

    Snapshot Title: monoblock plastic chairs
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Xedzodzoekope Village
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    Why are these chairs so danged ubiquitous? The insignia on the chair's back is the Akan adinkra symbol 'gye nyame', roughly translated as "I fear only God".



  29. mango

    Snapshot Title: mango
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Xedzodzoekope Village
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    I'm uncertain as to whether mango is native to Ghana. Our friends at the Afram Plains Development Organization differentiated between native (small-fruited, delicious) local mangos, and introduced cul...



  30. pig

    Snapshot Title: pig
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Xedzodzoekope Village
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    Pigs, along with cattle and some of the larger goats, are supposed to be penned in Xed. village. However, fencing is rather slipshod, and animals escape regularly. Trampling of crops by wandering liv...



  31. monofilament

    Snapshot Title: monofilament
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Xedzodzoekope Village
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    leftover monofilament netting; tangles like this are common around the village, where fishing is a preoccupation and a little civic disorder well-tolerated



  32. green tomato

    Snapshot Title: green tomato
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Lebanon, PA Pollinator Garden (Penn State University)
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    yummy



  33. moth?

    Snapshot Title: moth?
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Lebanon, PA Pollinator Garden (Penn State University)
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    .



  34. biohazard

    Snapshot Title: biohazard
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Lebanon, PA Pollinator Garden (Penn State University)
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    I always thought Waldo was a biohazard..



  35. where's Waldo?

    Snapshot Title: where's Waldo?
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Lebanon, PA Pollinator Garden (Penn State University)
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    .



  36. 1/2 an apple

    Snapshot Title: 1/2 an apple
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Lebanon, PA Pollinator Garden (Penn State University)
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Scientific name: Malus



  37. feather

    Snapshot Title: feather
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Lebanon, PA Pollinator Garden (Penn State University)
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Scientific name: Featherus fluffius



  38. Bee balm

    Snapshot Title: Bee balm
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Lebanon, PA Pollinator Garden (Penn State University)
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Scientific name: Monarda spp.



  39. aphids

    Snapshot Title: aphids
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Lebanon, PA Pollinator Garden (Penn State University)
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    .



  40. Burdock

    Snapshot Title: Burdock
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Backyard wilderness on Beechwood
    Image Owner: Illah Nourbakhsh



    Description:

    This weedy herbacious biennial is of Eurasian origin. It is used by herbalists for many ailments. The size of this mid-May specimen suggests it's the Greater burdock. Scientific name: Arctium lappa.



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