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#442188 - Sat Oct 25 2008 03:43 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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I don't know what they are picqero, but they almost look like persimmons.



Thanks, maybe they are persimmons, though other images on the internet show these growing individually rather than in bunches. I have to admit that I didn't even know that persimmons were a type of fruit

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#442189 - Sat Oct 25 2008 03:50 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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The last marigold of Autumn, self seeded in a quiet corner of my garden. It's quite a beauty, and I'll try to keep some seeds from it for next year.


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#442190 - Sat Oct 25 2008 04:06 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Spotted this rather odd piece of machinery whilst out for a ride with my sister a little while ago.

its a crop sprayer liz , the arms used for spraying are folded in along the side when not in use in the field , so they can drive it on public roads safely

the arms would extend out to about 20 feet either side of the tractor when in use
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#442191 - Sat Oct 25 2008 07:38 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Thanks Ian! I thought it was something useful in the farm machinery line, but had no idea what.

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#442192 - Sat Oct 25 2008 07:53 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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The seal looks contented -- great pic.

Lime blossoms...


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#442193 - Sat Oct 25 2008 08:14 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Does anyone know what they are?




Piquero just thought I would let you know they are called Loquat in English, they are very common in Spain and we call them Nispero they are edible and when ripe they are lovely and sweet, the ones in your picture look just perfect for picking.

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#442194 - Sat Oct 25 2008 09:24 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Yeah szabs!

And it is a rather beautiful Marigold speciman, picqero.

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#442195 - Sat Oct 25 2008 09:29 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Some more fall colors.


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#442196 - Sat Oct 25 2008 09:31 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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-Tredici, Glad to hear that horse got his treats!
-Poor lone seal there, Gary.
-Copago, Love the tangle of paws Ashie has himself in!
-What a gorgeous and perfect marigold, picqero. I would definitely save seeds too!
-I love that lime blossom pick, bhs. So much detail and I've never seen one in 'real life'.
-Liz, the cropsprayer is a very common site for me around here and would have been one of the few photos/things I could have identified. Ianser beat me to it!
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#442197 - Sat Oct 25 2008 10:21 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Excellent, szabs, I didn't truly think they were persimmons but they do resemble them some. Glad we got them identified! (Picqero, persimmon pudding was my brother's birthday dessert request every year - it's quite delicious! And beautiful marigold, by the way.).
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#442198 - Sat Oct 25 2008 11:01 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Here's another posh block of flats on the edge of Hampstead Heath

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#442199 - Sat Oct 25 2008 07:36 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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we made this signpost up years ago and it is now in need of some TLC


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#442200 - Sat Oct 25 2008 08:53 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Hey that's a good idea for a theme: Signposts.
I am sure you could make a lovely crafty set of posts to replace those, Jill. Give you something to do to fill the time...
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#442201 - Sun Oct 26 2008 02:01 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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A Monument on a hill on the way beack from Eilean Donan Castle, was amazed to see something like this so far from a town or village. I seem to recall someone telling me it was to do with the Commandos but not sure on this fact, and the ground was difficult to walk on to get closer.


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#442202 - Sun Oct 26 2008 07:58 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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I meant to post this in the theme for the week, last week.

15th century Hanseatic Warehouse:

Shame about the windows....

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#442203 - Sun Oct 26 2008 12:30 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Here's one of London's busiest stations, Richmond, being on local and national lines as well as the Tube terminating here.

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#442204 - Sun Oct 26 2008 02:25 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Confederate Rose...



I think this belongs to the hibiscus family. The flower blooms white, then changes to pink, and then to a very dark pink.


Edited by bhs63 (Sun Oct 26 2008 02:27 PM)

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#442205 - Sun Oct 26 2008 05:33 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Professer, what a beautiful, lonely image of that statue. Looks like it's been roped off, too. Curiouser and curiouser.

Lovely flower, bhs!

I agree, lilyalli, the windows really take away from the overall scene.
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#442206 - Mon Oct 27 2008 02:35 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Djsgal, thanks for the comment yes it is strange it is roped off and it is miles from anywhere, the misty day made it even more eerie as 100 yards down the road we were in bright sunshine.



Another lone animal on the cage it said it was a lynx poor thing looked so lonely


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#442207 - Mon Oct 27 2008 05:43 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Persimmons (sharon fruit) are too tender to grow in central England. Think the yellow fruit is a crab apple, var. Golden Hornet.

http://www.edirectory.co.uk/pf/880/mia/d/malus+golden+hornet+crab+apple+tree/pid/4262631


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#442208 - Mon Oct 27 2008 07:17 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Sherry, I think I'll have to agree with you that the fruit on Piqero's snapshot are a yellow crab apple. I pulled up photos of the crab apple and the loquat, and they do look similar. However, the leaves are completely different. The crab apple leaves look like (what else!) an apple tree. The loquat leaves look more like the leaves on a tropical tree like the plumeria.

Thought I'd add the links for Piqero's photo, the loquat and the crab apple.


Edited by Jar (Mon Oct 27 2008 07:22 AM)
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#442209 - Mon Oct 27 2008 07:26 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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At first glance, I thought it was a quince, but I will demur to Sherry's opinion.

Are crab-apples edible? And do they taste like seafood?
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#442210 - Mon Oct 27 2008 07:45 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Confederate Rose -- day two of the flower


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#442211 - Mon Oct 27 2008 11:32 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Beautiful, bhs.

From my archives, here's the next house for either Obama or McCain (taken June 2006). This is also a hint of where we will be moving Summer 2009 - and not this exact location! We just found out Friday that we'll be moving to the DC area in a few months.

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#442212 - Mon Oct 27 2008 11:48 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Here's one of our art deco underground stations, Northfields in Ealing



Djsgal, I found the DC area to be the nicest I visited when I toured around many years ago. I've also seen many views of north Virginia in photos and it's a lovely area. Lucky you!
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