West Coast National Park 2014: Part 11

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

 

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Osteospermum, Boneseed, Bietou
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Osteospermum, Boneseed, Bietou
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Indigofera, Indigo, Lewertjie
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Indigofera, Indigo, Lewertjie
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Dorontheanthus, Bokbaaivygie
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Romulea hirsuta, Pienk Froetang
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Nemesia affinis, Leeubekkie
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Diascia capensis,Cape Twinspur
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Rumex sagittatus

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My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #105

116

Bad times make you appreciate the good times.

@InspowerMinds

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #104

By changing your thoughts, you immediately get inner peace.

Dalai Lama115

West Coast National Park 2014: Part 10

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

As I am posting I am trying to identify the flowers. I am using mostly books by John Manning a botanist at the SA National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town. I am also very privileged to have him on my email list. My husband told him about my love for photographing flowers and he said if I need help identifying them I must just send him an email…. So that is what I am doing first trying to identify it with my books and then if I still can’t identify or I am not sure I’ll send him a photo. So far my track record is quite good. Only one or two that I really don’t know. If for some reason I have not identify a plant don’t worry I will come back and update the post.

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Spiloxene, Cape Star, Sterretjie
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Felicia, Astertjie, Bloublommetjie
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Babiana nana, Bobbejaantjie
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Zantedeschia, Arum Lily, Varklelie
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Zantedeschia, Arum Lily, Varklelie
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Solanum, Nightshade, Bitterappel
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Solanum, Nightshade, Bitterappel
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Dimorphotheca pluvialis, Marguerite,Magriet, Reënblommetjie
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Senecio sarcoides, Groundsel, Hongerblom
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Polygala myrtifolia, Butterfly bush, Ertjiebos, Septemberbos

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #103

Faith makes all things possible.

Hope makes all things work.

Love makes all things beautiful.

May you have all three….114

Exploring South Africa town by town: Worcester and surroundings – Nuy Valley Part 1

Hubby and I went to Worcester one morning very early. It was freezing cold but I wanted to go and take photo’s of the town Worcester…. Well I never got to take any photo’s of the town centre and buildings but I am not complaining I got to capture some beautiful  landscape scenes and also some flowers and plants.

Hubby had to go and test some rifles and I said I want to go with. To be honest I was afraid of being alone in town with my camera gear. I have to think safety first in this new South Africa. I am a lady with expensive gear  and I am not very strong. That makes me a target. I know this is not what people want to hear but in this day and age one has to face the facts. Crime pays and insurance companies will always have a reason why they are not going to pay…

So off we went to a farm in the  NUY Valley about 30 km from Worcester. My jaw dropped when I saw the Langeberg Mountains reflecting in the water…  When we got to the shooting range I took my camera bag and camera and went exploring.  My hands was freezing but I enjoyed every moment and got some stunning photo’s….

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 9

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

As I am posting I am trying to identify the flowers. I am using mostly books by John Manning a botanist at the SA National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town. I am also very privileged to have him on my email list. My husband told him about my love for photographing flowers and he said if I need help identifying them I must just send him an email…. So that is what I am doing first trying to identify it with my books and then if I still can’t identify or I am not sure I’ll send him a photo. So far my track record is quite good. Only one or two that I really don’t know. If for some reason I have not identify a plant don’t worry I will come back and update the post.

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Heliophila coronopifolia, Sunflax, Sporrie
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Spiloxene, Cape star, Sterretjie
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Spiloxene, Cape star, Sterretjie
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Lessertia, Balloon Pea, Blaasertjie, Kankerbos
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Chasmanthe, Cobra Lily, Piempiempie
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Chasmanthe, Cobra Lily, Piempiempie

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My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #102

In the beginning you will fall into the gaps in between thoughts. After practicing for years, you become the gap.

J. Kleykamp113

West Coast National Park 2014: Part 8

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

As I am posting I am trying to identify the flowers. I am using mostly books by John Manning a botanist at the SA National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town. I am also very privileged to have him on my email list. My husband told him about my love for photographing flowers and he said if I need help identifying them I must just send him an email…. So that is what I am doing first trying to identify it with my books and then if I still can’t identify or I am not sure I’ll send him a photo. So far my track record is quite good. Only one or two that I really don’t know. If for some reason I have not identify a plant don’t worry I will come back and update the post.

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Moraea fugax, Soetuintjie
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Oxalis purpurea, Grand duchess sorrel,Suring
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Heliophila coronopifolia, Sunflax, Sporrie
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Moraea minor, Kleintulp
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Babiana nana, Bobbejaantjie
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Oxalis pes-caprae, Geelsuring
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Geelsuring (Oxalis pes-caprae); Sporrie (Heliophila coronopifolia); White rain daisy (Dimorphotheca pluvialis); Magriet (Ursinia anthemoides)
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Pelargonium, Malva
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Wachendorfia paniculata, Butterfly Lily, Rooikanol

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West Coast National Park 2014: Part 7

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

As I am posting I am trying to identify the flowers. I am using mostly books by John Manning a botanist at the SA National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town. I am also very privileged to have him on my email list. My husband told him about my love for photographing flowers and he said if I need help identifying them I must just send him an email…. So that is what I am doing first trying to identify it with my books and then if I still can’t identify or I am not sure I’ll send him a photo. So far my track record is quite good. Only one or two that I really don’t know. If for some reason I have not identify a plant don’t worry I will come back and update the post.

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Spurfowl
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Spurfowl
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Mountain Zebra
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Spurfowl
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Blue Wildebeest and Eland
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Blue Wildebeest and Eland
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Cape Wagtail
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Cape Wagtail

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My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #101

In order to get where you’re going, it’s critical to drop the negative baggage from where you’ve been…

Dr Phill112

West Coast National Park 2014: Part 6

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

As I am posting I am trying to identify the flowers. I am using mostly books by John Manning a botanist at the SA National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town. I am also very privileged to have him on my email list. My husband told him about my love for photographing flowers and he said if I need help identifying them I must just send him an email…. So that is what I am doing first trying to identify it with my books and then if I still can’t identify or I am not sure I’ll send him a photo. So far my track record is quite good. Only one or two that I really don’t know. If for some reason I have not identify a plant don’t worry I will come back and update the post.

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Viewpoint just outside Potsberg
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Ballota, Horehound, Kattekruie
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Ballota, Horehound, Kattekruie
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Drosanthemum hispidum, Douvygie
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Angulate tortoise, Rooipens
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Angulate tortoise, Rooipens
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Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, Bontebok
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Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, Bontebok
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Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, Bontebok grazing
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Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, Bontebok
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Damaliscus dorcas dorcas, Bontebok

 

West Coast National Park 2014: Part 5

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Pelargonium fulgidum, Rooimalva
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Salvia africana-lutea, Brown Sage, Bruinsalie, Strandsalie
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Salvia africana-lutea, Brown Sage, Bruinsalie, Strandsalie
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Salvia africana-lutea, Brown Sage, Bruinsalie, Strandsalie
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Salvia africana-lutea, Brown Sage, Bruinsalie, Strandsalie and Euphorbia, Beesmelkbos, Geelmelkbos
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Angulate tortoise, Rooipens
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Chlorophytum, Grass Lily,Graslelie
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Cynanchum africanum, Bokhorinkies
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Cynanchum africanum, Bokhorinkies

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #100

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Aesop111

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #99

Concentrate on your strengths instead of your weaknesses, on your powers instead of your problems.

@MotivatedLiving109

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #98

108Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.

@Inspowerco

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #97

What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.

Eleanor Powell107

West Coast National Park 2014: Part 4

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Carpobrotus, Sour Fig, Suurvy
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Carpobrotus, Sour fig, Suurvy
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Moraea lugubris, Kersblakertjie
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Euphorbia, Euphorbia, Geelmelkbos
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Euphorbia, Euphorbia, Geelmelkbos
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Euphorbia, Euphorbia, Geelmelkbos
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Arctotheca calendula Cape Weed,
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Lapeirousia jacquinii, Perscabong
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Lapeirousia jacquinii, Perscabong

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My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #96

Live every moment, love every day, because before you know it, precious time slips away…

@InspowerMinds106

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #95

Worry often gives a small thing a great shadow.

Swedish Proverb105

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #94

Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and give thanks for all the troubles we don’t have…104

West Coast National Park 2014: Part 3

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Fabaceae, Common whistle-bush, Gewone fluitjiebos
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Chaenostoma, Skunk bush, Stinkbossie
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Chaenostoma, Skunk bush, Stinkbossie
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Hermannia Scabra, Doll’s Rose, Poprosie
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Hermannia Scabra, Doll’s Rose, Poprosie
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Hebenstretia, Slugwort, Slakblom
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Chaenostoma, Skunk Bush, Stinkbossie
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Dorotheanthus bellidiformis, Bokbaaivygie

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My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #93

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Maya Angelou103

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #92

Whatever God call you to do. He equips you to do as well.

@The_Gospels102

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #91

101Be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is good, acceptable and perfect.

Rom12:2

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #90

Life’s to short to worry about stupid things. Have fun. Fall in love. Regret nothing and don’t let people bring you down….

@Inspowerco100

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #89

99You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #88

Life is not about the mistakes we’ve made. It’s about the lessons we’ve learned and the friends we’ve gained.

@MotivatedLiving98

West Coast National Park 2014: Part 2

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers, wildlife and landscapes.

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Lachenalia, Bont Viooltjie
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Lachenalia, Bont Viooltjie
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Wachendorfia, Butterfly Lily, Rooikanol
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Wachendorfia, Butterfly Lily, Rooikanol
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Felecia, Astertjie, Bloublommetjie
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Cotula, Buttons, Knoppies, Ganskos
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Dimorphotheca, Marguerite, Magriet
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Oxalis, Sorrel, Suring, Grand Duchess Sorrel
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European Weed, Erodium moschatum  (Thank you John Manning for alway assisting with identifying the flowers)

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My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #87

Don’t let others bring you down…

@InspowerMinds97b

West Coast National Park 2014: Part 1

Every year between 1 August and 30 September I try to visit the West Coast National Park to capture the flowers. I bring my parents with for the day.

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Dimorphotheca pluvialis, Marguerite, Magriet, Reënblommetjie
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Dad hard at work… One can see where I get my love for photography…
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Mom exploring Seeberg cottage
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Ursinia anthemoides, Parachute daisy, Bergmagriet
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Senecio arenarius,Groundsel, Hongerblom
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Seeberg Lookout
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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View from Seeberg
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Seeberg Cottage
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Seeberg Cottage
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My parents Dad Ivan and Mom Dot

As you all know by now I love capturing flowers and I have so many photo’s to share with you. I will do this over a few postings there are to much for just one post.WCNP_9427

My Photo’s with a Afrikaans Quote #9

Die Windpomp

God weet wanneer om die windpomp op sy tyd te laat draai. Wees geduldig, alles gebeur op sy tyd. Die windpomp gaan soek nie die wind nie.Die Windpomp

 

 

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #86

A good life is when you smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.

@ThisInspiresUs

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Montagu Springs: Part 14

Early morning down by the river….MS_6497 MS_6505 MS_6507 MS_6510 MS_6511 MS_6526 MS_6527 MS_6528 MS_6533 MS_6535

Montagu Springs: Part 13

MS_6722 MS_6723 MS_6726 MS_6727 MS_6728 MS_6729 MS_6730 MS_6731 MS_6732 MS_6740 MS_6741 MS_6742

Montagu Springs: Part 12

Indian RunnerMS_6557 MS_6558

Taking it’s bathMS_6761 MS_6762 MS_6767

Montagu Springs: Part 11

Muscovy Duck taking a bath…MS_6673 MS_6674 MS_6676 MS_6678 MS_6681 MS_6682 MS_6683 MS_6684 MS_6685 MS_6686 MS_6687 MS_6688 MS_6693 MS_6694 MS_6695 MS_6696 MS_6697 MS_6699