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#442213 - Mon Oct 27 2008 12:09 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Ozzz, some crab apples are edible, but I couldn't tell you which ones. It all depends on the hardness and bitterness. And no, I ain't gonna try one to find out if it tastes like a crab!
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#442214 - Mon Oct 27 2008 12:24 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Crab apples make really great jelly (jam). Think you can eat them all if you are brave enough : they are really really sour.

I thought they may be loquats or quinces too although it is probably a bit cold in the UK for loquats. Quinces are a bit bigger too = also make great jam or jelly! Wish I could find some these days!


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#442215 - Mon Oct 27 2008 01:14 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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I took this one last week while driving home from an appointment in Syracuse. The clouds just went on forever.....

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#442216 - Mon Oct 27 2008 04:08 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Those clouds are quite impressive!

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#442217 - Mon Oct 27 2008 09:06 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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#442218 - Mon Oct 27 2008 09:32 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Beautiful flowers bhs and picqero! BurgGirl, I promise you, I had chosen my photo before seeing your most impressive clouds.

This was taken from my sister's car this afternoon, as we were heading to visit our Mum, and typifies the weather today - black clouds on one side of the road, blue sky on the other. The two kept alternating from early morning until late afternoon.


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#442219 - Tue Oct 28 2008 02:06 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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A old paddle steamer on Loch Lommond that is now a resturant. Was a Glorious day at Loch Lommond.
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#442220 - Tue Oct 28 2008 06:55 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Thanks for all the input on my 'yellow fruits'. It seems they are yellow crab apples, and here's another image where you can see the leaves more clearly, so confirming they are of the apple family

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#442221 - Tue Oct 28 2008 07:03 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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We've been in the beautiful Peak District of central England for a few days. On Sunday we visited the 'Blue John' cave system, and this is one of the many spectacular and colourful views. The cave was naturally formed over many millenia, by a fast flowing underground river, and the colours are created by various minerals seeping through the cave ceiling and walls.


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#442222 - Tue Oct 28 2008 07:51 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Pre-Colombian statue from the Nayarit area of Mexico


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#442223 - Tue Oct 28 2008 08:10 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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bhs,
That Confederate Rose is unique with the changing colors and does look to be a type of hibiscus.

Gary,
That poor lynx just breaks my heart, he looks so sad.

picqero,
Wonderful cave photo. We have some very impressive, large caverns here in Ohio and they have always fascinated me.

Love both the cloud shots - very ominous skies and have similar out my window right now. We supposedly have snow coming tonight.

I can tell you from childhood experience and the tree in our yard, that eating enough sour crab apples will give you an awful stomach ache and the bathroom will be your best friend for a day or so!
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#442224 - Tue Oct 28 2008 10:49 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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I really mustn't stay away for so long! It has taken all morning to catch up and take in all these wonderful photos. In answer to your question, copago, I think Alex is a poodle/bichon mix.

The Highland cows are fascinating looking animals. I don't think that's a lynx, professer. It looks more like a fox. The fall colors are spectacular and I love all the flowers. BurgGurl, your cloud picture is really neat; I bet that was a sight!

I thought I'd try my hand at a flower close-up. It was such a small little flower, and here is where ClaraSue tried to get in on a picture and the camera focused on her.

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#442225 - Tue Oct 28 2008 11:57 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Clara Sue said on the compound it was a lynk, is not a fox as i see plenty of those every dayas i live near a country park and they seem so tame, The highland cows are fascinating and like any animal if it feels threatened can do harm with those horns but most of time are so harmless.
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#442226 - Tue Oct 28 2008 12:05 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Interesting discussion - and not an argument
I agree with ClaraSue, and am sure it's an Arctic fox in its summer coat.
Lynx normally have a spotted coat, and are characterised by their ear tufts and feline features.
Wild foxes in the UK have red coats which they keep all year round.

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#442227 - Tue Oct 28 2008 12:06 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Quote:

and here is where ClaraSue tried to get in on a picture and the camera focused on her.




Ha! That one made me laugh out loud!
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#442228 - Tue Oct 28 2008 12:09 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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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!




Thanks, sat, we are really looking forward to it! Can't wait to have naturally growing grass and trees out my window.
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#442229 - Tue Oct 28 2008 12:18 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Here's another one of the new pygmy goats at the barn where I ride - this is Ryan.

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#442230 - Tue Oct 28 2008 01:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Oh, Ryan's a sweetie!

I had noticed these wooden steps several times before today, and finally decided to climb them and see where I ended up. Appropriately enough, the street at the top is named Hillcrest!


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#442231 - Tue Oct 28 2008 06:08 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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More of my pictorial survey of Golders Green. I'm covering all the houses I like and mainly those with the original windows and sometimes doors as well. The upstairs here have double glazing but at least it's the type that looks like it did before unlike so many others.



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#442232 - Tue Oct 28 2008 11:32 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Am quite a few pages behind at viewing, sorry. The weather here has been so beautiful and the colours so amazing ...



I beleive these are some kind of pyracantha. They are unusually loaded full this year. After a frost or two large flocks of robins come in and clean them out in a matter of minutes. Perhaps they are sweeter then, (like turnips)
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#442233 - Wed Oct 29 2008 02:20 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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You used to have to take a boat over to Skye, now theres a Bridge. This is the Kyle of Lochalsh the mainland side of Scotland in the distance is Skye
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#442234 - Wed Oct 29 2008 06:41 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Not often can we, in the south of England, get in first with the winter snow scenes, but it snowed last night
This was the scene on my patio this morning. Unfortunately a lot of the snow had melted by the time I took the photograph.


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#442235 - Wed Oct 29 2008 07:59 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Those red berries are spectacular. Picqero, that cave pic looks like a wonderful piece of modern art

Lots of orchids...



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#442236 - Wed Oct 29 2008 10:40 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Great images everyone. No snow here, but the first hard frost of the year. My windows this morning - not my Christmas tree decorations!

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#442237 - Wed Oct 29 2008 11:08 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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I was very lucky as as soon as I arrived at the bridge today the train arrived and was going slowly enough to be taken which is also very rare. This is one of a number of bridges across the North Circular at Stonebridge Park

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