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#360065 - Tue May 29 2007 10:36 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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Wow Copago, that sheep shearing picture brings back memories. I spent a week on a sheep farm in Scotland when I was 10 and rode one of the horses to round them up not for full shearing but dagging. You of all people will know what that means. A lovely way to introduce someone to sheep farming! I think they were dipped next. It was a great holiday though.
My photo will follow, I haven't taken it yet!
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#360066 - Tue May 29 2007 10:48 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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Here the garden at the back of our Legislative Building.

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#360067 - Tue May 29 2007 10:51 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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I bought this shrub last year as I loved the almost black foliage combined with a delicate pink froth of flowers. The flowers are followed by berries. It is an elder and the variety is Black Lace.

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#360068 - Tue May 29 2007 11:29 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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How beautiful, Sue. I wonder if this plant is available here in the states.
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#360069 - Tue May 29 2007 11:34 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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It looks as if it is available in the US, this link tells you about it and some stockists in the US. My daughter also bought one last year, she didn't know I had one too.
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#360070 - Tue May 29 2007 03:35 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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Argus, that garden looks like a fairy-tale !

Bucharest has a bit of a problem with parking lots/spaces, so what do we do? Use the bus stop, of course!



I'm curious if any of you has seen anything similar in your country .
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#360071 - Tue May 29 2007 07:09 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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Certainly the car is familiar, I have one just the same except mine is blue! I have seen some rotten parking but we normally call those accidents!
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#360072 - Tue May 29 2007 07:31 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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My grandma lives almost opposite this scene, a lovely example of British countryside. This used to be the pig farm but is now just another house (this is their garden). It's only 9 miles from the centre of London but couldn't be any more rural.



Denni, I have a very similar picture of a car which used a tree to brake, but it's on video so I can't post it here. I also saw a van drive right through a fence into a newly built block of flats once when I was waiting at traffic lights. He was fine but looked pretty stupid when he got out and everyone was looking at him.


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#360073 - Tue May 29 2007 10:38 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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Toronto again. This gull seems to be waiting for his train...


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#360074 - Tue May 29 2007 11:01 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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Haven't taken any pics the past week. Here's a pic of a quilt I made for a group that lobbies for more bike paths in our area. The person that asked me to make something was drawing the tickets. SHE won it! LOL Of course, she didn't keep it. It is now hanging at our bike shop (the biker model is the owner of the bike shop). He said he'd know his knee anywhere. I had copied a picture of him that was in the paper and then made up the scenary. The next time they have a fund raiser, they will auction it off again.

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#360075 - Tue May 29 2007 11:07 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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I've been playing with the camera's macro settings:

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#360076 - Tue May 29 2007 11:13 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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That looks good bhs63. Mrs TW is into quilting. I'll point your photo out to her later. I'm interested in cycling, so a double interest there
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#360077 - Wed May 30 2007 12:34 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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Wow at the quilt! I can't sew to save my life but it's great seeing other's work.

Must remember the macro setting more often, Tellies, always seem to forget it.

No shearing today but took this one yesterday. It takes them about 5 minutes (give or take) to shear a sheep. A good shearer can do 175-200 a day.

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#360078 - Wed May 30 2007 01:52 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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Copago, all your photos make me want to read "The Thorn Birds" again.

They're great, you could use them for some sort of tourist brochure or something!
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#360079 - Wed May 30 2007 04:12 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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I am really loving these threads, the photos are great.
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#360080 - Wed May 30 2007 04:22 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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Hong Kong must have one of the greatest varieties of transport in the world, but this is my favourite by far. I get on the Star Ferry and never fail to get a tear in my eye , thinking, wondering how on earth this wonderful place could be my home, and where have the last 30 years gone? This is the dear old ferry at night.
I will try and catch it in the daytime next time I go to town.
ps (sh) I get to go on it free.Many others do not.
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#360081 - Wed May 30 2007 04:42 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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OAP discount?

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#360082 - Wed May 30 2007 06:15 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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That ferry looks a little fragile.You couldn't pay me to get on it.
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#360083 - Wed May 30 2007 06:33 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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That ferry looks a little fragile.You couldn't pay me to get on it.




I will quote Wikepedia:
The fleet of twelve ferries operates four routes across the harbour, carrying over 70,000 passengers a day, or 26 million a year. Even though there are now other ways to cross the harbour (by MTR and road tunnels), the Star Ferry continues to provide an efficient, popular and inexpensive mode of crossing the harbour.
It is the most solid, safe boat you could ever see.
Yes Jill OAP's go free!


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#360084 - Wed May 30 2007 08:20 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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TW Ė a couple of lovely close-ups yesterday and today.

Denni Ė plenty of motorists park on the pavements over here, but Iíve never seen them using bus-stops as carports.

bhs Ė that quilt is fabulous.

Thereís something very attractive about harbour ferries like the one in Renís photo, or the Staten Island ferry. I donít think Londonís Woolwich ferry will ever seem quite so fascinating, even though itís free to everyone.

The department of state that we used to call the General Post Office has been butchered (or should I say thatchered?) into fragments with strange names like Parcel Force and Post Office Counters, and its old London headquarters in St Martinís-le-Grand belongs to a Japanese securities firm. But the nearby Postmanís Park survives. The little shelter at the back has little enamel plaques commemorating acts of heroism by humble public servants, like the one in the inset for a policeman who lost his life rescuing a barmaid from a burning pub.

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#360085 - Wed May 30 2007 08:54 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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The weather has been wet,wet,wet, so I haven't been out with the camera much. Here's a photo of a waterfall in Tahiti from our trip earlier this year. That's Mrs, Argus in the foreground.

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#360086 - Wed May 30 2007 09:13 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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The weather here is also unsettled. As soon as it looks as if we will have a short time of decent weather I will be going around with my sprayer filled with weedkiller to get rid of the self-seeded stuff and weeds on my tarmac.

This is a poor little lobelia self-seeded on the drive, it seems a shame to zap it but it will have to go.



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#360087 - Wed May 30 2007 02:45 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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Ren, seeing your Star Ferry I got a tear in my eye too, being reminded of the ferry trip I took from Oban to Isle of Mull - loved it!

Nothing special or very specific today from this part of the world. Just a regular over-the-week morning with people going to work. Oh, and some more "wires" for Copago .

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#360088 - Wed May 30 2007 03:55 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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being reminded of the ferry trip I took from Oban to Isle of Mull - loved it!




Many years ago I worked on Mull for a Summer at Duart Castle, the one you see up on a point on the left going over. Was the best time ever in the best spot

I'll take a photo of our, ummm, wire later

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#360089 - Wed May 30 2007 04:33 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2007
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Been there, visited the castle. Lucky you !
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