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#422902 - Sat May 31 2008 02:13 PM Photo-a-day - June 2008
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Welcome to the June photo thread. The May thread will be left open for a while to allow for World time zones. It will close it once it is June 1st for everyone. Post in either thread (but not both) until then.

If anyone needs information on how to post photos, it can be found in the 'Photo posting guide' located at the top of the forum.
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#422903 - Sat May 31 2008 09:50 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: tellywellies]
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This is where the Waterloo (London) line disappears into a tunnel near where we live. There was a big landslide at this spot last year when we had the July buckets of rain. The earth blocked the line for a while. I don't think it disrupted services for too long though. There was major work done around the tunnel entrance to clear the line and stabilise the land to prevent recurrence. This is how the finished job looks. there was no anything here before the event.



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#422904 - Sat May 31 2008 10:18 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: tellywellies]
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This a photo which I resized for the "recycle" theme, only to discover that it could apparently no longer be posted to.
There is a whole "garden" of these recycled road signs at PENNDOT in Meadville, as well as an extensive fence featuring local history.
I don't know who had the idea to do this, and I don't know who the artist(s) are, but I am in awe of the concept.



The pics I took really don't do justice.

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#422905 - Sun Jun 01 2008 02:57 AM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: lunangry]
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I think they are amazing! It goes to show how many road signs get thrown away.
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#422906 - Sun Jun 01 2008 03:39 AM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: lady1]
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Today was 'bath day'. This is Patch and although you may not guess it, she loves being bathed.
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#422907 - Sun Jun 01 2008 06:54 AM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: lady1]
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Some marsh flowers: Stumbled across these wild yellow irises, willow, cow parsley, nettles, wild garlic and various grasses yesterday.

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#422908 - Sun Jun 01 2008 07:34 AM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: lilyalli]
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Here's another flower that I can't name. This plant has such vivid red leaves as well as having little red flower buds. The plant looks almost like a succulent. I took this picture in Louisiana. Here is a close up of the plant.

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#422909 - Sun Jun 01 2008 10:18 AM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: ClaraSue]
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They are begonias, I didn't need a larger photo for that. They are commonly used as summer bedding plants here.
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#422910 - Sun Jun 01 2008 10:35 AM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: sue943]
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Thanks, Sue. I've heard of begonias before, but didn't know what they looked like. I also didn't know that even the leaves were red on them.
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#422911 - Sun Jun 01 2008 11:55 AM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: ClaraSue]
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There are lots of different begonias, those are the bedding type. Some have massive blooms and are totally different.
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#422912 - Sun Jun 01 2008 12:37 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: sue943]
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Although they get thrown out here as well, anyone who can get hold of old road and public transport signs will get at least £100 for each one, there are many transport fairs selling them as well as a few shops.

Here's another station as I've started a UK station group (I thought there would be one already but there wasn't) so covering all the areas I can get to for my own contributions. This is Hampton.

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#422913 - Sun Jun 01 2008 07:58 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: satguru]
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I'm slowly learning the rules. A great big thanks to telliewellies for his patient help.

And a further thanks to those who posted their appreciation for my pics.

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#422914 - Sun Jun 01 2008 08:07 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: sue943]
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They are begonias



They are like weeds here, very easy to grow and they can take over. Nice though!
The Police boats still nose about the closed border area. Looking for II's, I suppose. In the days of the Brits, pre 1997, people used to swim this bit or flee across in a variety of home made craft made from coke cans etc


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#422915 - Sun Jun 01 2008 10:17 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: ren33]
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One of my neighbours builds and flies model airplanes. Here's one of them on the ground.


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#422916 - Sun Jun 01 2008 10:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: spanishliz]
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If photos of pictures are okay to post, then I'd like to occasionally post more work by my great-great-great grandfather. The watercolors have been stored away from light, so the colors are probably almost as rich as when the paintings were new.

He was German, but traveled and studied all around Europe and, while in London, worked for the lithography firm of Day and Son, Lithographers to the Queen.


"Trees in Windsor Park, England 1853"



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#422917 - Mon Jun 02 2008 08:09 AM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: Kapuskasing]
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Help! My daughter got me this hanging basket for Mother's Day, and unfortunately, it wasn't tagged with the name of the flower. They look like tiny little iris blooms, actually. Does anyone know? (I'm alternating between soaking it with water and letting it get very dry, trying to determine what it likes...)


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#422918 - Mon Jun 02 2008 08:55 AM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: cinnam0n]
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Are they torenia, Cinnam0n?

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#422919 - Mon Jun 02 2008 09:10 AM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: Kapuskasing]
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They look more like snap dragons to me Cinnamon.



Our other dog Dot having her bath yesterday. She hates bathing and tried to hide behind me so the hubby could not bath her. Here she is trying her hardest to climb out. Poor dear, she lost.


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#422920 - Mon Jun 02 2008 09:37 AM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: lady1]
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Well, they are definitely one of the two. Not quite sure which - I'm leaning towards the tourenia, but as you can see in my picture, the leaves are long and thin.

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#422921 - Mon Jun 02 2008 12:17 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: cinnam0n]
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I've never seen anything like that besides snapdragons (antirrhinums), they are very popular here.

One more in the station series, I seem to be running out of things to take besides them at the moment. This one is quite interesting at Weybridge.

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#422922 - Mon Jun 02 2008 12:44 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: satguru]
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Just another bird report . Little guy sure grows fast (kinda hard to see, I reckon, but it's outgrowing the nest at a startling rate). The feathers growing in are very dark. But you can make out his beak and eyes. And (by the looks of it) he's also getting big enough to have developed a 'dirty look'/perturbed expression in just a day or two .

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#422923 - Mon Jun 02 2008 02:13 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: Gatsby722]
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I definitely think the leaves look more like snapdragons. I always thought snapdragons grew up like "spikes," though. Thanks so much to everyone who has helped!

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#422924 - Mon Jun 02 2008 07:17 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: cinnam0n]
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Stairway to Infinity.



I give up. I need someone to give me or direct me to the "linking for dummies" instructions.



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#422925 - Mon Jun 02 2008 08:01 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: lunangry]
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lunangry, use Code:
[url=your link here]text here[/url]

to get the picture full sized as a link.
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#422926 - Mon Jun 02 2008 08:16 PM Re: Photo-a-day - June 2008 [Re: lunangry]
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These birds were showing off for the tourists at Longwood Gardens last week.



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