Beautiful

Discussion in 'Toke N Talk' started by cannabineer, Oct 27, 2012.

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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

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    BudmanTX

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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    the 740 and 750 series were great, road wonderfully
     
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    neosapien

    neosapien Well-Known Member

    The Wisteria be blooming now. Beautiful. And yet still so 20180510_192517.jpg
    ridiculously destructive.
     
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    tangerinegreen555

    tangerinegreen555 Well-Known Member

    That stuff is so wisterious.

    All I have colorful to look up at is this lilac bush. It was a cut from my favorite aunt's house circa 1989, she had a nice big lilac in her backyard, the site of many decades of family get togethers. She died in 1993, her lilac bush lives on.
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    That is a 12 cylinder 6 series.
     
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    cannabineer

    cannabineer Ursus marijanus

    Who built it? I am not finding any stock 12-cylinder BMWs prior to the late-80s 750iL. Whose motor? There weren't many V12s to be had then but Jaguar's rather poky mill and the Italians.
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    BMW, they used it as a test mule for the V12 that later went into the 7 and 8 series mid eighties..
     
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    cannabineer

    cannabineer Ursus marijanus

    Test mule makes sense

    I bet that V12 sparkled in that light body
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    I love those wide fenders.
     
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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    i hate to say it, but the last time i saw a V12 in a car was this...

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    ahh the roar of those motors
     
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    GreatwhiteNorth

    GreatwhiteNorth Global Moderator Staff Member

    When I hear V12 this is the engine I think of.

     
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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    that looks like it's fun to drive...
     
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    ANC

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    cannabineer

    cannabineer Ursus marijanus

    For me it's this ...

     
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    lokie

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    cannabineer

    cannabineer Ursus marijanus

    Comets continued:
    Seeing Comet Bennett impressed me. But a careless reading of a chart in a library book left me believing (until I bothered to look it up when the Internet was young ... ish) that what I'd actually seen was Comet Ikeya-Seki, the brightest comet of the 1960s and perhaps the 20th Century.

    Comet Ikeya-Seki was discovered "as a faint telescopic object" on September 18 1965, and it was soon found to have a steep orbit that would have it whipping around the Sun only 450 thousand km from the solar surface. (From the center of the Sun to its surface is 700 thousand km, so this is less than one solar radius from that hot surface!)
    Its perihelion passage would be brief at an estimated speed of 500 km per second, and was calculated to happen on October 21 1965. I was too young at the time to be aware or care.

    But as it swept past the sun, it became a spectacular object with a tail that stretched 110 million km, most of the Sun-Earth distance. It reached visual magnitude -10, making it "clearly visible in the daytime sky next to the solar disc". It also broke into at least three pieces on its closest approach to the Sun. Here are some pics of this amazing visitor.

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    tangerinegreen555

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    cannabineer

    cannabineer Ursus marijanus

    when I lived in MD my dad planted and tended a white and a pink dogwood tree.
     

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