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#422546 - Sun May 25 2008 03:26 AM This week's theme is 'Messy'
tellywellies Offline
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'Messy'' is a suggestion by wigwambam.
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#422547 - Mon May 26 2008 02:43 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Messy' [Re: tellywellies]
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Now this one ought to be right up my street!
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#422548 - Mon May 26 2008 06:19 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Messy' [Re: sue943]
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We had a big wind storm here last night. 50 mph straight line winds and almost 70 mph gusts. Came up without warning as part of an otherwise light thunderstorm. Lasted for about 15 minutes, then was gone and the sun came out. One of our trees in back got broken off at the top, trees all up and down the street lost limbs, but the worst for us was our next-door neighbor had about half of a 70 year old oak tree in his back yard break off and a good portion of it landed on his house. It was certainly a mess. The house is surprisingly well off, considering.


You can click on this picture to see a larger image.

Just for the fun of it, here are pics of our broken tree in back. The branches you see hanging over the little play house in the lower left half of the picture used to be at the very top of the tree.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3216/2523532106_e762e64ab5_b.jpg

And here's a pic of our street right after the storm passed. You can see all the downed limbs. Most of the damage was in back yards where the older trees are. Today, every house down the entire street has a few-foot tall pile of branches on the curb.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2133/2524955890_14e83ec307_b.jpg
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#422549 - Tue May 27 2008 12:45 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Messy' [Re: lothruin]
djsgal Offline
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Loc: Springfield Virginia USA     
Lothruin, your street reminds me of the debris on our street after Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Very messy!

A visit to the La Brea Tar Pits yesterday was amazing, especially the gunk and muck the paleontologists deal with while excavating fossils from the pits. Here is a shot of Pit 91, which has been actively worked on since 1969. The colored flags mark the bones of giant sloths, dire wolves, and ancient horses.



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#422550 - Tue May 27 2008 03:33 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Messy' [Re: djsgal]
argus9 Offline
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Storms certainly do make a mess.







The mess pictured here is a storm of a different type. My daughter's room looks like a tornado went through it. But it's just the lifestyle of a messy person.
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#422551 - Fri May 30 2008 12:06 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Messy' [Re: argus9]
lilyalli Offline
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All sorts of rubbish gathers here by the sluice gates at Denver (village in UK) . I have posted an image and link to further info on this at 'photo-a-day' thread. It is very fast moving and you never know what is going to appear next....

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#422552 - Fri May 30 2008 10:30 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Messy' [Re: lilyalli]
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Here we have the photos of years - nay, decades - awaiting organisation...


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#422553 - Sat May 31 2008 05:01 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Messy' [Re: spanishliz]
lady1 Offline
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Oh liz you have made my day. I don't have half as many as you do.

It is sad lilyalli that people throw so much rubbish into the river.
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#422554 - Sat May 31 2008 08:54 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Messy' [Re: lady1]
Kapuskasing Offline
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Registered: Mon Jul 02 2007
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Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Somebody's side yard has become quite an overgrown mess.



This reminds me of Sue's little workroom that got a tremendous clean-up job last year. I hope to be able to post a better-looking "after" shot soon.


Edited by Kapuskasing (Sat May 31 2008 08:57 PM)

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#422555 - Sun Jun 01 2008 03:26 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Messy' [Re: Kapuskasing]
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*Blush* This is my messy craft cupboard that would fall apart if I ever tidied it. That is why I haven't.



Edited by lady1 (Sun Jun 01 2008 03:43 AM)
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#422556 - Sun Jun 01 2008 03:56 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Messy' [Re: lady1]
tellywellies Offline
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Thanks everybody. 'Flags, Badges and Coats of Arms' is this week's theme.
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