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#399272 - Sat Dec 29 2007 06:10 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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I finally got a battery for my new camera and I'm still learning how to use it so I'm still posting photos taken with my old camera. This is a poor, broken down windmill in West Texas on Christmas Eve. The deer posted in yesterdays picture were at the base of this windmill when I drove up.



Edited to add: Agony, I love your snow picture. Being down in Arizona now, I sure wish I could see some snow. Picqero, that painting is fabulous. I'd frame that and keep it up all year long. And Peggy, your hubby's salmon looks like it could be real tasty.


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#399273 - Sat Dec 29 2007 11:04 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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This is downtown Trenton, Ontario (the next town over from me) as viewed from my sister's car while we waited for the light to change, when we were on the way to the scrapbook store yesterday. The clock tower is all that remains of the Post Office built in the 1880s.


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#399274 - Sun Dec 30 2007 03:09 AM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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I went to Lantau Island for Christmas, and this lovely thing is tied up next to the ferry pier.
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#399275 - Sun Dec 30 2007 10:27 AM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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So here's a bit more snow for you - this is the maple in my back yard.



Can you tell I've just figured out how to use the camera, and load the pictures onto the computer?

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#399276 - Sun Dec 30 2007 10:58 AM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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That is beautiful - just don't send any my way.
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#399277 - Sun Dec 30 2007 12:31 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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The snow sure looks terrific, but I reckon there's quite a lot of people can't wait for it to end. Still, I wish we had some here
This is our no. 2 Christmas tree, the one in the conservatory. It has a good set of red and blue lights, but I think it looks just as good in daylight. Notice the red bird on top of the tree - much nicer than a fairy

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#399278 - Sun Dec 30 2007 01:14 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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That snow will be there until at least mid March - here it doesn't fall then melt like some other places. Once it's winter, the snow is here for good.

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#399279 - Sun Dec 30 2007 01:15 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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No snow here but more likely in the early part of the year. Here's a typical view of Hampstead Heath

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#399280 - Sun Dec 30 2007 02:34 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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Haven't had too much snow here lately, but I finally shoveled the deck. I like to keep it clean so it doesn't get waterlogged in the spring when the snow melts.

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#399281 - Sun Dec 30 2007 05:26 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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This time last week , yum!
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#399282 - Sun Dec 30 2007 08:36 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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A few nights back, my neighbour called me into her yard to see this unusual moth. Neither of us have ever seen one like it here before. Normally all we see are large brown house moths or small white cabbage moths. My neighbour is a horticulturalist so she is pretty familiar with the local butterflies and moths. This one was a beautiful dusky rose pink. I tried googling to find out what type of moth it was, but to no avail.

This was the best shot I could get of it as it was so low to the ground. To get a better shot, I would have had to lay down on my belly in my neighbour's garden and crush all her plants - somehow I didn't think she'd appreciate that (but I probably would have done it in my own garden ).
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#399283 - Sun Dec 30 2007 09:37 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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That is a gorgeous moth, Mother Goose. Is this one like it? http://www.gardenexpress.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3877&start=0

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#399284 - Sun Dec 30 2007 10:30 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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The snow here has melted a bit, been rained on, and isn't looking nearly as pretty as it did when it first fell. You can tell from his footprints that Winston has been enjoying it, running all over the back yard.


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#399285 - Sun Dec 30 2007 10:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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Verbonica, you clever girl, finding that website. Yes, I am sure that is the same moth. My neighbour's yard is a native garden and full of grevillea, which fits in with what was said on that website about that moth preferring grevillea, hakea and banksia.
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#399286 - Sun Dec 30 2007 11:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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That is beautiful - just don't send any my way.




I echo your sentiments, Sue. Six million motorists with snow is just asking for trouble!
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#399287 - Sun Dec 30 2007 11:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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Excellent moth photo and info, MG and Verbonica!

We love to do puzzles over the Christmas holidays. Here is the 2nd of 3 that we made. The first two were 500 pieces, and when I brought out the 3rd at 1000 pieces, the family was none too happy with me!

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#399288 - Mon Dec 31 2007 08:27 AM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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Nice images everyone - and I'm still jealous of those with snow! I also tried googling for the moth, but gave up so well done Verbonica for finding it. I also used to buy a new family jigsaw or two every Christmas, but gave it up; maybe I should re-introduce the tradition?
Here's another family Christmas image (in-laws side); the party hats are home made.

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#399289 - Mon Dec 31 2007 08:47 AM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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Living the high life. Hong Kong it's not. I prefer to be closer to the ground.


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#399290 - Mon Dec 31 2007 08:57 AM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2007
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As we can only post a single pic in the weekly theme, thanks for the reminder TW, I thought I would post one in here to show what I have to deal with on a daily basis.



The dish is just above the apex of the house roof, about 30ft up. You can see it on the left. The part with the white disc that you can see hanging down, should have been in the arm that is sticking out from the dish. When all you have is a set of ladders, it can get quite 'hairy' at times.
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#399291 - Mon Dec 31 2007 09:46 AM Re: Mothergoose, Moth in the Yard
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I like the close-up shot of the garden. I took this yesterday. Happy New Year!


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#399292 - Mon Dec 31 2007 11:00 AM Re: Mothergoose, Moth in the Yard
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Here's Frisco after our walk this morning, with snow all over his muzzle. Got some good pictures there, too, show you one tomorrow. (The alert look is for the cookie in my other hand)

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#399293 - Mon Dec 31 2007 11:09 AM Re: Photo-a-Day: December 2007
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Here's Frisco after our walk this morning, with snow all over his muzzle.




I think of a city when I see "Frisco," as it is a suburb of Dallas. Cute dog, however.
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#399294 - Mon Dec 31 2007 01:05 PM Re: Photo-a-Day: December 2007
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That's just like the park down the road from me Onimisi, I bet if you put it in my Gladstone Park group few people would notice it wasn't!

Here's the view directly to the right of yesterday's picture, the other side of the fence is Golders Hill Park, which is not in Nigeria!

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#399295 - Mon Dec 31 2007 03:22 PM Re: Photo-a-Day: December 2007
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Great Photos all, I'm tired of snow photos, here is one of my roses from the summer.





HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
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#399296 - Mon Dec 31 2007 03:48 PM Re: Photo-a-Day: December 2007
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Frisco's a sweetie!

We had New Year's Eve brunch at my sister's today. What you see on my plate was preceded by home-made soup, and followed by cheesecake and ice cream!


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