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#364528 - Sun Jun 03 2007 06:47 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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For the best wool that we can produce (it really varies from area to area, it is a harsher kind of country here so the wool is harsher) we hope to get over $5 a kilo. Each bale is between 180kg - 200kg. So fingers crossed we'll crack $1000 a bale. It takes about 35-40 full grown fleeces to make a bale.

It all goes to auction so you just hope that you get in a good auction when lots of buyers want it. This time last year prices weren't so good and we scraped to get about $700. Hopfully we can catch up a bit on last year. Aside from a couple of smaller things through the year this is our only source of income so there really is a lot of finger crossing and hoping going on.

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#364529 - Sun Jun 03 2007 06:49 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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Welcome Au_Naturel ! Hope you'll show us some more of your fine photos.




Thank you, denni. I'll see what I can do.

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Gosh that is wonderful . au-naturel! Do you have a very special camera?




Hi Ren, thanks much for the compliment! No, actually I have a rather old digital camera that won't even keep the date properly! I sent a copy of this photo out to some family members and one of them wrote back wanting to know how long it took me to get the bird to come to my hand. The short of my reply was that it took longer to get the camera to cooperate than the bird!

The view from your window looks quite serene and inviting, by the way.

Thanks also to Copago and Argus9 for the compliment!
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#364530 - Sun Jun 03 2007 06:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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Well good luck then. I hope you get $1000 a bale or more.
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#364531 - Sun Jun 03 2007 07:00 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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Ren what's a steam camera?



Lol! I meant a camera that you load a film in. I have got so used to my lovely little digital one now, I had trouble trying to use the old type one. There are about 30 shots left on it. I suppose I have to use them up.
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#364532 - Mon Jun 04 2007 08:42 AM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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Scotstoun athletics stadium (Glasgow) in the rain yesterday, taken from where I was sitting.

The Athletes are lined up for the long jump indroduction. In line order they are:
Gillian Cooke (Scotland); Adina Anton (Romania - came 2nd); Amy Harris (England); Jackie Edwards (Bahamas); Grace Upshaw (USA); Kelly Sotherton (England); Jade Johnson (England); Tatyana Kotova (Russia - who won it)

Edited to correct spelling error.


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#364533 - Mon Jun 04 2007 08:59 AM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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The bees are busy here too.


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#364534 - Mon Jun 04 2007 02:18 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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When they rebuilt the railway station here, they wanted some sort of monument for their new forecourt (which used to be a coal merchantís yard when I was a kid). Eventually they hit on the idea of this decommissioned local fishing boat to symbolize the town. It looks a bit bizarre to me, but I suppose itís original.

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#364535 - Mon Jun 04 2007 03:56 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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Having only been up tot he post office today I am falling back on reserves. This is a rose I snapped the other day.

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#364536 - Mon Jun 04 2007 04:52 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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Yesterday I went to Yuen Long to get my hair cut. It is a great town for sights of traditional customs and shopping(very cheap.)These are hoardings which are put up to celebrate the opening of a new shop or business. They still appear everywhere in Hong Kong and are bright and cheerful.
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#364537 - Mon Jun 04 2007 04:57 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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Wildflower bouquet.
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#364538 - Mon Jun 04 2007 05:33 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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Once upon a time this was the only double decker bus there was. Then the two-door versions arrived around 1970 and a few years ago our London mayor who promised to keep them was forced by the EU to let them go for whatever reasons they could make up to throw tradition down the drain. Oddly they are lighter and have far better fuel consumption than the new buses, better for the environment and clearly last longer as many were 50 years old when removed from the roads. And had they been that bad they wouldn't have been allowed to keep 2 routes in the centre of town as a tourist attraction.

This is a rare view of a private hire for a wedding party. You'll never see one in London for any other reason now.



Routemaster heads north on Finchley Road Temple Fortune.
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#364539 - Mon Jun 04 2007 05:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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it's one of the things London was known for - how sad it is they've near enough gone.

Only a couple more days of sheep photos you'll all be glad to know Here's my son 'helping' pen up the sheep in the shed. He's spent so much time up there I told the contractor I didn't know if to pay him babysitting or to charge him wages.



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#364540 - Mon Jun 04 2007 06:23 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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Great photo--and cute little boy!
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#364541 - Mon Jun 04 2007 07:24 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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Great Photos everyone! I was too busy to go out with my camera today. So another photo from our trip through Grand Teton National Park. This was a great waterfall. We had to boat across a lake and then hike up the mountain for about an hour, but it was worth the trip.




For a larger shot click on the link below:

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t84/mrreb/largewater.jpg
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#364542 - Mon Jun 04 2007 07:26 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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Copa I hope Conner is not trying to count the sheep, he'll be there forever.
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#364543 - Mon Jun 04 2007 07:34 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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The 'sheep' series are just wonderful, Jill!
David, about the Routemaster, I thought we got some here in Hong Kong. As I know very little about buses , except they arrive here when you want them, I certainly wouldnt know what one looks like. However I thought I heard that the Routemasters could not have wheelchair access, and were ditched because of that? I may have this all wrong, as I know little about buses, as I say.
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#364544 - Mon Jun 04 2007 11:25 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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Here's another mermaid that is gracing our town. They will be on display until October and then will be auctioned off.

This one is Sadie the Sea Island Quilter

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#364545 - Tue Jun 05 2007 01:16 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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Argus, you certainly get around; thanks for sharing the views with us.

I think this is one of the prettiest churches I've seen so far in Sussex, the little flint church of St Peter's at Folkington.

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#364546 - Tue Jun 05 2007 02:36 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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Oh no! They're knocking our shopping centre down. Well, it's about time really. The shops were emptied and boarded up years ago in preparation for this. There seemed to be one hold up after another. Shown is the rear of a parade of shops. 30 years ago, we used to live in one of the half-demolished flats you can see. The centre is a pedestrianised area. When originally built, a road ran past the shops. This was where I got my one and only parking ticket 35 years ago. Ah the memories...

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#364547 - Tue Jun 05 2007 03:00 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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How cute is that church? You can often see a little country church here that kind of looks similar but probably about 300 years younger.

Inspired by Tellies macro matchsticks here is some wool. The little crimps in the wool is how they decided quality. The tighter the crimps the better the quality. Ours is somewhere in the middle - won't be going in your finest Italian suit but it might be in your jumper.


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#364548 - Tue Jun 05 2007 04:36 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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There is method to my overcrowded work area. If I clear the table the cat will be able to get on there, if I keep the table full he can't find room so he doesn't bother!

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#364549 - Tue Jun 05 2007 04:54 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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Ren, I wouldn't be at all surprised, but as far as I know apart from the low floor versions I don't know if the others are any better for wheelchairs. My take was the fact the door was always open and they thought after about 100 years people may start falling out.
Many boroughs dealt with this in the 70s by adding folding doors 'just in case', and had this been the reason it would have been far better to do that instead of dumping them on the scrapheap. Like the Twin Towers of Wembley which were seen from our back bedroom, sadly missed.

Here's another view of my mum's amazing garden, more of which becomes planted by me as I go along as I share the gardening duties with her professional one.

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#364550 - Tue Jun 05 2007 04:56 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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You could have taken that photo at my house except I don't have a cat as an excuse!

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#364551 - Tue Jun 05 2007 07:57 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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My daughter's entire bedroom looks like your desk Sue.

Here is a photo of our little boy and girl under an umbrella. It was once a small water fountain but the water part stopped working (the rubber tubing inside gave out). So we turned it into a flower planter, our pansies seem to have taken to it quite nicely.

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#364552 - Tue Jun 05 2007 08:06 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2007
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Great photos! I just got back from a few days away, and have really enjoyed looking at all of them.

As I was in Ottawa, I thought I'd start with this shot of Parliament Hill, taken from the grounds of the Museum of Civilization in Hull. The day was hot and hazy, as you can see. (Since then it's turned cool and rainy...)


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