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#442238 - Wed Oct 29 2008 02:31 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Wow, snow and frost! We are still hitting the high 80s every day.

Beautiful berries, Shelley, and lovely orchids, bhs!
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#442239 - Wed Oct 29 2008 03:00 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Thought I would add to the cloud pix.


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#442240 - Wed Oct 29 2008 04:43 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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I love orchids, bhs, and those are lovely. Shelley, I remember as a child I used to threaten to eat those berries, ; beautiful photo. Tredici, very nice sunset!

Here's ClaraSue acting like a lion in the savannah.

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#442241 - Wed Oct 29 2008 10:04 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Great lion imitation ClaraSue!

I liked the quality of the sunlight on these trees across the road from my house, late yesterday afternoon. It only lasted a few minutes, so I was lucky to catch it.


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#442242 - Thu Oct 30 2008 04:24 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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The sky is blue, but still very cold, and yesterday's snow is still lying.
This is a scene in our local park, with Autumn (Fall) colours mixing with winter snow.


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#442243 - Thu Oct 30 2008 04:35 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Wow - you've had snow already - is that very early? We had 39*C today and here it is 9:30pm and it's still 33.

The chook house. Home to eight chooks and a duck.

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#442244 - Thu Oct 30 2008 04:54 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Have finally caught up with the viewing, you all post such interesting photos. Can't beleive you have frost on your windowpanes already ... my what amazing clouds spread over the evening sky ... beautiful.



one of the smaller varieties of maples, changing it's summer clothes ...
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#442245 - Thu Oct 30 2008 04:55 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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whoops, checking out the leaves closer, i think it is an oak ...
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#442246 - Thu Oct 30 2008 07:11 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Maybe there is some truth in the rumour that David Beckham is buying Tower Bridge for his wife Victoria's Christmas present. Here it is being gift wrapped.

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#442247 - Thu Oct 30 2008 08:51 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Some more beautiful orchids...


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#442248 - Thu Oct 30 2008 08:59 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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As Sandy and a few others liked the Highland cows here is another picture, this magnificent beast was in the village of Durnish who up until 2 summers ago still allowed them to roam. Seems they like the vistors coming to these places to see the cattle but dont like the cattle dung, so like Plockton they have now stopped them roaming free.
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#442249 - Thu Oct 30 2008 09:25 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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The chook house. Home to eight chooks and a duck.




Um, forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is a chook?
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#442250 - Thu Oct 30 2008 10:15 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Tredici, that sunset is awesome!

The fall colors are gorgeous!

Those Highland cows are wonderful!

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#442251 - Thu Oct 30 2008 11:50 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Is that a recent photo of Tower Bridge? I'm in London for a couple of days next week, and would like to see the bridge all wrapped up
Shellsie, I think you were right first time; looks more like a maple than an oak to me, but maybe your oaks have different leaves to ours. Nice photo anyway.
Finally, I don't know what a 'chook house' is either

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#442252 - Thu Oct 30 2008 11:59 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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hmmmm, what would one do with a gift-wrapped bridge anyway? The fall colors are just wonderful, everybody. Bhs, those orchids are gorgeous; did you grow them?

This little storage house is just about totally covered with vines.

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#442253 - Thu Oct 30 2008 11:59 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Chook = chicken!
Mind you Aussie chooks are very special, I am sure!
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#442254 - Thu Oct 30 2008 12:42 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Another autumn scene - the colours were a lovely contrast in the park this afternoon.

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#442255 - Thu Oct 30 2008 01:14 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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I think Britain was one of the last countries to build skyscrapers, a friend of mine lived at the top of one of these till a few years ago and the views across London were incredible. This was taken from the railway bridge at Primrose Hill and anyone who knows the actor Alexander Armstrong I passed him just as I'd taken this. I wanted to take a photo but he was talking on his phone and with someone so let him get on with it otherwise that may well have appeared here instead.

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#442256 - Thu Oct 30 2008 07:45 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Chook = chicken!




And a chicken is just a baby chook!
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#442257 - Thu Oct 30 2008 08:21 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Chicks are baby ones, Ozzz. For the longest time, even into adulthood, I didn't know what to call them other than chooks and I thought that chicken was for the baby ones, chooks for the ones that lay eggs and rooster for the boys. It took an Irishman I was working with to explain the difference and tell me that 'chook' wasn't a real word in the outside world.

Trying to find something to take a photo of. I think I've posted everything around here. Must start getting creative.

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#442258 - Thu Oct 30 2008 09:29 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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I met this handsome fellow near the river today. I suspect he was looking for lunch...


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#442259 - Thu Oct 30 2008 09:44 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Shellsie, I think you were right first time; looks more like a maple than an oak to me, but maybe your oaks have different leaves to ours. Nice photo anyway.




Down here that is certainly an Oak tree. I have oaks in my front yard (shumard red oak to be exact), and my backyard neighbor has sugar maples. The maple leaves are much broader. Also, the oak has a darker bark, the maple lighter in color. There are numerous types of oaks, and some of their leaves don't look similar at all!

Maybe you could post a maple leave from you area Pic? Please? I find it very interesting to see the differences in different parts of the word, and determining what each is. Quite enlightening.


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#442260 - Fri Oct 31 2008 02:02 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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This is the non traditional view of Eliean Donan castle from the opposite side of the bridge
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#442261 - Fri Oct 31 2008 02:46 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Love the discussion about the family group chickens. I might throw a capon into the debate and see what becomes of him.

Chicken=baby,
hen=mother,
rooster=adult male
and capon = castrated male.


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Trying to find something to take a photo of....




How about a snap of one of the afore-mentioned chooks?

In the meantime here's one of a narrow and steep set of steps up to our holiday Gite in Cauterets earlier this year. 98 Exhausting steps at the end of an exhausting day skiing left everyone ready to keel over and sleep for a couple of hours!

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#442262 - Fri Oct 31 2008 06:24 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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I think it is a scarlet oak which is really quite different to the good old English oak tree - although we do have some in UK nowadays.

http://www.outbacknurseries.com/images/scarlet-oak.jpg
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