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#1168156 - Thu Jun 15 2017 09:31 AM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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Last month I posted a pic of my recycled vegetable trolley, then newly-planted. Now it looks like this:

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#1168175 - Thu Jun 15 2017 05:22 PM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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Wow is it the intellectual conversation you share with them? Outstanding.
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#1168179 - Thu Jun 15 2017 08:24 PM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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The Elveden Monument in Suffolk, these are usually for the 1st or 2nd world war dead.

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#1168267 - Fri Jun 16 2017 10:46 PM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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This is my first pre-1964 multiple box type direction signs, there had been one in Kent but not by the time I got there. There's another style I haven't got yet which is also in Kent (unless I go half way to Scotland) but have to check it's still there first.

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#1168390 - Sun Jun 18 2017 10:11 PM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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More old signs from my trip to Northants

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#1168395 - Mon Jun 19 2017 02:17 AM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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Sticking loosely with the motoring theme, take a look at this little beauty; an Austin Healey 3000.

This particular vehicle, which dates from 1953, was the seventeenth example of the 3000 ever built. The vehicle was produced at the BMC works in Abingdon, Oxfordshire until production ceased in 1967. The Austin Healey 3000 has enjoyed a successful racing career with many surviving models still being regularly raced today.


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#1168471 - Tue Jun 20 2017 02:42 AM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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The business end of a beautiful, concours condition 1936 Jaguar SS100.

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#1168502 - Tue Jun 20 2017 03:04 PM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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Sunset over Caroline Bay in Timaru on the day before the shortest day of the year.


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#1168529 - Tue Jun 20 2017 09:25 PM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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Another view of Cromer, ignore the ghost.

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#1168532 - Wed Jun 21 2017 12:14 AM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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One inhabitant of Cockington water meadows, a small, local nature reserve here in south Devon; A golden ringed dragonfly, Cordulegaster boltonii

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#1168636 - Thu Jun 22 2017 10:32 PM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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Here's another old sign design, the first I've got, the next two I'm aware of are hundreds of miles away in Yorkshire and Scotland.

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#1168641 - Fri Jun 23 2017 12:02 AM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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Another view of the sunset at Caroline Bay on June 21.


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#1168650 - Fri Jun 23 2017 03:00 AM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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Amazing creatures... This is an image of another local resident, an insect known as the Beautiful Demoiselle, Calopteryx virgo. The picture doesn't actually do these little insects justice. This is the female of the species, identifiable by the small white spots on her wings known as pseudopterostigma, and by the wonderful shimmering metallic greenish-bronze colouring of her abdomen. The male is equally striking, the differences being that that he is a deep metallic blue colour and has large darkish blue wings without the white markings (image to follow). The Beautiful Demoiselle is one of only two species of damselfly found in Great Britain with coloured wings, the other being the Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens .

Many people have difficulty differentiating between dragonflies and damselflies; the simple way to distinguish them from each other is from the way that they hold their wings when resting. Dragonflies rest with their wings in an open, horizontal position whereas damselflies/demoiselles hold their wings closed together and in a vertical position.


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#1168723 - Sat Jun 24 2017 02:56 AM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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They're not really my cup of tea; I follow my father who, in the 1950s and 1960s, was a rocker and wouldn't have been seen dead anywhere near one of these scooters.

Taken a few weeks ago at Torquay harbour, I thought this machine was a Lambretta but a friend (who knows about these things) tells me that it is a Vespa - apparently the housings above the rear wheel are a lot slimmer on the Lambretta's. It looks impressive with the bright colours and all the chrome but I think they've spoiled what is classic and timeless Italian design, style and flair.

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#1168755 - Sat Jun 24 2017 10:38 AM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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Ha! When I used to perch on the back of one of those things in the 60s, with my stiff backcombed hair, miniskirt, and black suede boots, no true Vespa or Lamba rider would have been seen dead in jeans and a T-shirt. What is that guy thinking of? Rockers could look like that, mods - never! As for all those extras, words fail me. Tsk!

I shall console myself with my pink floribunda, which is, well, bunda-ing.

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#1168877 - Sun Jun 25 2017 09:50 PM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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Tesco down the road in Neasden.

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#1168912 - Mon Jun 26 2017 02:47 PM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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The Azure Damselfly - Coenagrion puella

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#1168939 - Mon Jun 26 2017 10:44 PM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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Make of this road name what you will, Raunds, Northants.

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#1168997 - Tue Jun 27 2017 11:10 PM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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An old mill building in Wellingborough

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#1169103 - Wed Jun 28 2017 09:10 PM Re: June 2017 - Photo-a-day
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An old shop, something like where Bagpuss lived, in Northamptonshire

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