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#419258 - Sat May 24 2008 10:15 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: ozzz2002]
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What a lovely bird, ozzz, and the cow is lovely too

Another thing I bought on yesterday's shopping expedition was a couple of new chairs to go with my new outdoor table.


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#419259 - Sun May 25 2008 03:40 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: spanishliz]
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Nice pictures everyone.
Liz the only thing missing is the tea (and an invitation to join you).
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#419260 - Sun May 25 2008 03:47 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: lady1]
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My Hubby knowing that lilacs are my favorite flower brought me home enough of them to fill 2 vases.My Computer room smells divine.
I never knew there were so many colors of lilacs.But I love them all.


Edited by PurpleFan (Sun May 25 2008 04:21 AM)

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#419261 - Sun May 25 2008 04:36 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: PurpleFan]
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OOOh I can almost smell them from here LPP! Gorgeous!
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#419262 - Sun May 25 2008 08:27 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: ren33]
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Liz the only thing missing is the tea (and an invitation to join you)




That could be arranged

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#419263 - Sun May 25 2008 09:41 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: spanishliz]
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Another thing I bought on yesterday's shopping expedition was a couple of new chairs to go with my new outdoor table.




Must be a real treat to sit out in the sunshine, after your hard winter

I bought this malachite rhino, a few years ago, while working in Zambia. It's about 10 inches (25 cm) long, and would cost a lot more here in the UK.


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#419264 - Sun May 25 2008 12:50 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: picqero]
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Rose/Ella is gorgeous! Liz, that deck and sunshine look so inviting, but I prefer coffee over tea for my visit. PF, I have a few lilac trees in my backyard that make the whole house smell when the windows are open and they've always been a favorite of mine too. Ours in Ohio are just about done for this season. You have so many things from your travels, picqero, it's always a treat to see them.
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#419265 - Sun May 25 2008 05:22 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: jordandog]
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My daughter and grand-daughter discussing high fashion with a newfound friend.


There were about a dozen wallabies just lazing round, and a few emus wandering by.
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#419266 - Sun May 25 2008 08:41 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: ozzz2002]
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Your granddaughter is a cutie, Greg!
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#419267 - Sun May 25 2008 09:16 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: dg_dave]
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Oh my Greg, your granddaughter got so big! She is definitely a beauty! How old is she now? I remember when she was first born and saw her photos...my how fast they grow!
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#419268 - Sun May 25 2008 09:38 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: JuniorTheJaws]
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She is almost 2 yrs old.. and I think she is cute, too.
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#419269 - Mon May 26 2008 07:50 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: ozzz2002]
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A thoroughly miserable, cold, wet, and windy day today in south east England, though I gather it's very nice up north
A good opportunity to post an image of the delightful multi-layered card Sue sent us, following the demise of our Chinchilla cat 'Aramis'


Larger image here
Apologies for the slight distortion, which is photographic, and not in the original.

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#419270 - Mon May 26 2008 06:15 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: picqero]
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Amazing picture picqero

This is the inside of Hounslow East Tube station, one quite unlike any other I know of.

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#419271 - Mon May 26 2008 06:31 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: satguru]
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A Common Wombat. These things are not as placid as they look, and can inflict a nasty bite. They can also do a LOT of damage to a car if you are unlucky enough to hit one. They are about a metre long and weigh up to 40 kgs, and very solid- it would be like hitting a large boulder...

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#419272 - Mon May 26 2008 08:45 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: ozzz2002]
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My sister took Mum and me for a drive in the country today, to see the lilacs. They were everywhere - lining the road, surrounding houses, running along the hedgeline between fields. This was taken from the car, as the road was rather narrow.


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#419273 - Mon May 26 2008 11:22 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: spanishliz]
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One while I was on vacation last month. I had just gone through Texarkana (both Texas and Arkansas) on Interstate 30, and stopped at a rest area on the east side of Texarkana. They moved from about 2 1/4 miles into the state to about 7 1/2 miles into the state a few years ago (ktstew may know this one). This was at that rest area.



For those who can't see it well, it says "Arkansas" and below it says "The Natural State." After seeing the one on Interstate 40, I wish I'd snapped it instead; the letters were painted brown to show the detail better.
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#419274 - Tue May 27 2008 04:40 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: spanishliz]
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I went with a friend to the closed border area today. You cannot enter without a special police permit and must be accompanied by a village resident. This area is interesting as it is between the two zones. Here are the Post Office bicycles for delivery to small villages, complete with Chinese sunhat! The post office was not big enough to swing a cat (more pics later) and the whole area was so interesting.

web page about Closed Border Area
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#419275 - Tue May 27 2008 09:10 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: ren33]
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I know that rest area, dg_dave. Been there a few times myself.

Liz, I love all your lilacs. The smell of lilacs is my favorite of all the flowers. My mother used to have three large bushes, each one a different color. White, light purple and dark purple. She was heartbroken when she moved and had to leave them behind.

Another 'experiment' of mine, so to speak: a night photo. The light on the tree is from a street light not far away.

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#419276 - Tue May 27 2008 10:08 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: ClaraSue]
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your 'experiment' worked ClaraSue; the foliage fades nicely into the surrounding darkness.
Carved wood cats in an interesting shop.


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#419277 - Tue May 27 2008 10:20 AM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: picqero]
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They are so much like the animales' we used to see in tiny village shops down in Guatemala, Picqero. Piled by the hundreds in dusty rooms, it was easy to see some had lain there for decades. Every conceivable animal you can think of - and some you can't. All painted with dots and stripes in bright colours -very similar to what you've posted. I really like the cats.


Edited by ktstew (Tue May 27 2008 10:20 AM)
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#419278 - Tue May 27 2008 12:40 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: ktstew]
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We've had company in town for several days, so I've not had a chance to post, but really enjoying all the great photos, as usual! You all never cease to amaze me with your interesting and unique shots.

Yesterday we had a great day at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. A really fascinating place. Here is a sabertooth cat skull found in one of the pits.

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#419279 - Tue May 27 2008 12:56 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: djsgal]
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This is the sweet shop outside my old school I went into most days for the 3 years I was there. Just the same nearly 40 years on.



Lovely lilacs Liz, mine is just one colour and trying to take over the garden.
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#419280 - Tue May 27 2008 01:12 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: satguru]
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We went to my 4-year-old grandson's T-ball game over the weekend. It's been a long time since his dad was that age, and I had forgotten what a kick I got out of it! Here he is "playing" 2nd base!


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#419281 - Tue May 27 2008 05:16 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: cinnam0n]
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A Kookaburra, also known as a Laughing Jackass. The finger in the foreground is mine- I was trying to get him to face the camera.

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#419282 - Tue May 27 2008 05:17 PM Re: Photo-a-day - May 2008 [Re: ozzz2002]
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How cute is that! (The kookaburra obviously, not the finger!)
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