Pete Alukas 2/29/2004 4:40:41 AM

Thanks for the history lesson Bill. I'm amazed more every day at what I don't know. Beautiful sky! Great shot. #102031

Kathleen Clemons 2/29/2004 4:43:31 AM

You are such a wealth of information, Bill. LOL This is such a fun and imaginative shot! #401062

Patricia A. Kuniega 2/29/2004 4:50:48 AM

Not everyone comes across secret wonders of the world such as this. You were obviously granted the serendipitous good fortune of photographing this amazing monument to The Clog, which you have recorded with the deft and artistry of a National Geographic photographer. Could I have that little flower number in a size 7 Bill? #401076

Carolyn M. Fletcher 2/29/2004 5:16:11 AM

Only their colorist knows for sure!
Very cool shot! Love it! #401105

Claudia Kuhn 2/29/2004 5:32:48 AM

Quite a creative one! Guess there is more to ancient civilization than I learned in college. Thanks for bringing me up to date with new findings! #401119

Karen Bacon 2/29/2004 5:37:50 AM

Wonderful find Bill!Hope your journey to ShoeHenge was not too dangerous!Love your sense of humor! #401124

Susan T. Parady 2/29/2004 5:47:00 AM

No one can accuse you of not having an imagination. Colorful and clever shot! #401138

Allan L. Whitehead 2/29/2004 5:53:48 AM

Bill. its times like this I realize you're more than just a pretty face. Great shot, composition, and a fantastic title. Reminds me of a couple of things for the Ladies: 1) How does a man keep his youth? By giving her money, furs and diamonds. and 2) How do you keep your husband from reading your email? Just rename the folder "instruction manuals". Very well done, Bill - Allan #401145

William C. Raco 2/29/2004 6:00:38 AM

Thanks kids.
This is about 1/1000th of the collection here at Rancho Raco.
Thanks KC, for the inspiration ;-)
Happy Leap Day, all

bill #401155

Eric Highfield 2/29/2004 6:02:18 AM

You've forgotten the most important rule when visiting ShoeHenge, leave the credit card at home! (or the wife, either works).

Great work, Bill! Loads of fun! #401159

Stephen Zacker 2/29/2004 6:14:44 AM

Very funny and creative Bill! :-) #401178

Charlene Bayerle 2/29/2004 6:21:48 AM

Wonderful image and so creative Bill!!! #401196

Colleen Braun 2/29/2004 6:23:37 AM

Where is this store? I want to go there. I have them all but the floral pair. You never have enuff clogs. Great shot.... #401203

Rick Riddle 2/29/2004 6:48:41 AM

Wonderful Photo William Love the Colors. #401269

Michael Wehrman 2/29/2004 6:49:26 AM

What color goes good with snow great image William #401272

Murry Grigsby 2/29/2004 6:57:43 AM

I assume the male clogs were off killing tonight's meal at Fred's Bar and Grill :0) Funny stuff Bill!! #401305

Donna R. Moratelli 2/29/2004 7:00:06 AM

WOW,Clogs... How colorful!! I love them...

EXCELLENT color, sharpness, composition and subject matter of course!!

Donna J. Taff 2/29/2004 7:20:15 AM

Some people will do anything for a laugh, but seriously it was a great idea and a good photo, and I did laugh. Thankyou! #401371

Gary O`Dell 2/29/2004 7:23:38 AM

Very colorfull and nicely done Bill..Gary O

Shirley L. Carpenter 2/29/2004 7:40:27 AM

Excellent idea and image Bill!! Love it!!! #401432

Sharon D. Waters 2/29/2004 7:48:30 AM

Oh so this is the comedy page!!
Great image William... #401457

Nobu Nagase 2/29/2004 8:03:02 AM

LOL, you are the best, Bill!!! ;-) #401504

Lori Ditlefsen 2/29/2004 8:25:59 AM

Lot of morning fun here Bill! Thanks for the morning funnies! #401561

Ganeshwar Prasad 2/29/2004 8:29:55 AM


This is something even the builders of the statues on the Easter Island will be proud of.

Rancho Raco..... :-) #401568

Darren K. Fisher 2/29/2004 9:33:01 AM

LOL, who would have ever thought colorful clogs in the snow would make a great image. Well done Bill. #401631

Susan T. Evans 2/29/2004 12:02:19 PM

Looks like the "clogs" only have one foot each Bill! what happened to the other???? LOL! I love this!!! very creative, funny, colorful, wonderful exposure!!! love it! #401776

Brinn MacDougall 2/29/2004 12:38:34 PM

Susan, as history tells it, this might have been a place of done, Bill! #401823

Leanne M.E. Boyd 2/29/2004 2:41:13 PM

Fun and creative Bill! I like your sence of humour, Bill! #401972

Kathleen F. Greer 2/29/2004 3:21:06 PM

Very creative and colorful!! Thanks for sharing this fun shot Bill!! #402034

William C. Raco 2/29/2004 3:29:45 PM

Thanks all.
It was fun to put together and to read all the great comments.
Nice of you all to join in the fun.

bill #402053

Mary K. Robison 2/29/2004 10:42:57 PM

What a nice way to end Leap Day ~ learning little-known facts through a colorful tableau... and discovering just how many people can get "into" shoes as a topic of conversation and amusement! Thanks, Bill. :-) #402229

LJ Corliss 2/29/2004 11:35:27 PM

LOL, thanks for the laugh. Great story and photo...btw...a girl can never have too many shoes, after all, variety is the spice of life! ;-) #402248

Brenda W. LaFleur 3/2/2004 10:05:22 PM

Missed this earlier, Bill. Too funny! #405338

Kathleen K. Parker 3/7/2004 7:47:17 AM

Hahahhaha Bill, you have such a good fun way of expressing yourself in words and images. The picture and description are perfect examples of your wit and excellent skills in both areas. Love this.
Kathleen #412460

Susana Matos 3/14/2004 5:53:05 AM

ahahahah, I understand half of it and im laughung out loud, what would happen if I understood all!!!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #423274

William C. Raco 3/14/2004 6:27:51 AM

Thank you, all!
This was a fun shot.
I am glad you all saw the humor and joined in.
Smile and have a great day!

bill #423434

Kathleen Clemons 3/19/2004 2:42:51 AM

You can't go wrong with a great bunch of shoes. :) Congratulations, Bill! #431212

Eric Highfield 3/19/2004 2:52:45 AM

Congratulations, Bill! Your Creativity has not only paid off with a great photo, but a finalist too! #431244

Donna R. Moratelli 3/19/2004 3:13:08 AM

Congratulations; Bill. Great shot and funny! #431301

Allan L. Whitehead 3/19/2004 3:45:49 AM

Congratulations Bill for all your finalists selections for Feb. Very well done and good luck - Allan #431441

Donna W. Neal 3/19/2004 4:05:41 AM

Congratulations and Good Luck Bill. These are all wonderful and bright and fun! #431538

Carolyn M. Fletcher 3/19/2004 4:17:01 AM

Congrats on all your finalists. I'll try to comment later. Gone for the day. #431598

Colleen Braun 3/19/2004 4:18:28 AM

paraben... #431602

Rob Friedman 3/19/2004 4:38:58 AM

Congrats Bill! Great job! #431664

Dottie Shepherd 3/19/2004 4:39:59 AM

Congrats, Bill!!! LOL #431667

Claudia Kuhn 3/19/2004 4:47:35 AM

Big Congrats Bill - great creativity!! #431696

Paula Lechten 3/19/2004 4:48:22 AM

Wonderful imagination. #431699

Kasia Elser 3/19/2004 4:49:39 AM

Congrats! This is great! #431706

Ellen L. Zaslaw 3/19/2004 5:04:12 AM

Wayda go Raco ! #431796

Robert Mann 3/19/2004 5:08:56 AM

bill this is a RIOT! My sister and our friend in Europe go to the henge all over the world, to the point that our friend's husband has given them a unique name which I cannot reveal in this hem. Congrats on your finalist selection and good luck! RoB #431820

Susan T. Parady 3/19/2004 5:31:00 AM

Congrats, Bill! #431922

Sharon D. Waters 3/19/2004 6:12:49 AM

Congrats my friend!!!!! #432123

Gary O`Dell 3/19/2004 6:13:28 AM

Congratulations Bill..Gary O #432126

Cathy Barrows 3/19/2004 6:16:00 AM

congrats!...too funny #432147

Bernard B. Travers 3/19/2004 6:46:38 AM

Way-ta-go big Bill. Congratulations, man. #432376

Darren K. Fisher 3/19/2004 6:57:42 AM

Way to go Bill, very well deserved. I am sure we will see this one again. Now I know there are many more on the other pages I just have that feeling, So I will just congratulate you now and say way to go!!!!! #432455

Gianna Stadelmyer 3/19/2004 7:23:53 AM

Congrats for making the finals with this creative image, Bill! I love it. Good luck! #432675

Nobu Nagase 3/19/2004 8:09:55 AM

Many congrats to you, Bill!!! You are the best!!! #432897

Lori Ditlefsen 3/19/2004 8:26:05 AM

Congrats Bill! #432946

Susie Peek-Swint 3/19/2004 8:47:11 AM

I missed this funny shot the first time around so happy to see it! Many congrats Bill! #433035

Colette M. Metcalf 3/19/2004 9:30:05 AM

Congrats to you, Bill!!! #433185

Dale Ann Cubbage 3/19/2004 9:40:03 AM

You are so funny! Congrats! #433221

Jean Papo 3/19/2004 10:19:49 AM

Congratulations, Bill!!! Very creative, entertaining and great setup and title!!!! Good luck!!! #433404

Evy Johansen 3/19/2004 10:22:45 AM

Must have missed this great image. Many congratulations, Bill! #433414

Stanley J. Contrades 3/19/2004 10:44:24 AM

Rolling on the floor laughing myself silly! Way to go, Bill, and congrats and best of luck!
Stan #433518

Susana Matos 3/19/2004 11:56:06 AM

Congratulations, great photo!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #433803

Roseann E. Dreasher 3/19/2004 12:15:10 PM

OMG what a nut you are Bill!!!! I don't know how in the hell I missed this fabulous creation the first time, but it's a winner in my book!!! #433882

Ron Goldman 3/19/2004 1:47:53 PM

Congratulations Bill! #434247

Paula Showen 3/19/2004 2:20:57 PM

Great image, Bill!!! Congratulations! #434353

William C. Raco 3/19/2004 2:48:41 PM

Wow, what a thrill to get home from work and find all these great comments.
Thank you all so much for that and for joining in the fun of the image.

bill #434524

Kathleen K. Parker 3/19/2004 6:42:07 PM

Way to go multi-winner of are amazing.. I am happy for you, Bill.
Kathleen #435019

Karen Engelbreth 3/20/2004 3:10:02 AM

Congratulations Bill!


Judith G. Secco 3/20/2004 6:09:12 AM

Congratulations, Bill. Missed this earlier. Just love the legend that goes with this!!!
Judy #435966

Damian P. Gadal 3/20/2004 8:00:07 AM

LOL - great fun - Congrats Bill! :-) If you stumble on the alter of the missing sock, let me know! #436297

Bill Morgenstern 3/20/2004 8:47:35 AM

Very COOL and colourful too! Congrats!

Bill #436419

Barbara Bergeron 3/20/2004 1:08:48 PM

Congrats on a very cool image! #436877

Brenda W. LaFleur 3/20/2004 4:40:01 PM

Congrats, Bill, on all your finalists photo! Love seeing your work in the winners circles! Great job, as usual. #437341

Francis Cailles 3/20/2004 6:58:42 PM

five???? five of your pictures are finalists...not surprising, as your images are top-notch, Bill.

If I were judging the contest, this one would have received top honors. Very creative, great colors, and most important of all, it brought a smile to my face. The story certainly added to the appeal, but the image by itself is a sure winner. My hands are clapping for this one! #437606

Elizabeth A. Zibas 3/21/2004 10:03:52 AM

Bill, Pardon my delay in congratulating you. I was vacationing in sunny Florida for a while.

Love this image. Very creative and funny to boot (get it).

A hearty congrats on all of your finalists this month as well as your winner last month. Very well done my friend. #438768

Patricia Marroquin 3/22/2004 10:32:25 AM

Betsy pretty much said everything I was going to say. (I was out of town too, but not in Florida!) This is so funny and colorful and well done, Bill. Congrats! :-) #440641

Donna R. Moratelli 3/22/2004 10:48:22 AM

Congrats on this cool shot BIll! It's funny.

I wear size 6. (If you have any extras),of course! I'd like a white pair for summer or Pink for spring!! WOuld you believe that I actually wore these things years ago? Don't tell anyone though! #440698

Kathleen Clemons 3/22/2004 10:50:09 AM

ROFL Hey Donna- Some of us are STILL wearing them! :)

Kathleen F. Greer 3/22/2004 2:19:30 PM

A big Congrats Bill!!! #440978

Janice Forrest 3/23/2004 6:36:40 AM

Great shot Bill. Congrats! #442163

William C. Raco 3/23/2004 9:13:04 AM

Thanks again, everyone.
Your time and comments are always appreciated.

bill #442565

Connie L. Carpenter 3/27/2004 7:46:10 PM

:o).... You're one of a kind! I love this creative and clever shot. #450105

William C. Raco 3/28/2004 6:25:54 AM

Thanks, Connie ;-)

Wendy Stevenson 3/6/2005 12:02:44 PM

Bill I was just enjoying your gallery and came across this and just HAD to comment - THIS IS GREAT!! What a great imagination and fun image!!!!! I really love it! oh, and my boys do too!! #1151852

William C. Raco 3/6/2005 12:41:08 PM

Thanks Wendy,
Very kind of you and the boys! ;)



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Legend has it that this monument was built by an ancient civilization of women, called the 'Clogs'. Researchers believe these monuments represent their holiest of Gods. No one yet understands why many of the Gods are identical, but in different colors.

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