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#441938 - Sun Oct 05 2008 10:22 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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The young woman in charge of the Dauphine Redoubt section of the Artillery Park museum in Quebec City said that the mannequins in this display frightened her. I, on the other hand, found them fascinating and especially liked the mirrored set-up of the display room.


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#441939 - Mon Oct 06 2008 12:41 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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How ironical someone mentioned the palm trees in Plockton, as they wer to be my next post.
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#441940 - Mon Oct 06 2008 12:43 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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They look so out of place, those palm trees. I think the display is interesting also, perhaps a "tad" weird, lol. Great boots, they look comfy for walkin'

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#441941 - Mon Oct 06 2008 02:36 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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The garden fence dries out in the morning sunshine after yesterday's heavy rain:

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#441942 - Mon Oct 06 2008 02:44 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Shelley they do look out of place, hence the pic i took. But have to say that Plockton is a wonderful place and to me a place i hold dear.
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#441943 - Mon Oct 06 2008 10:31 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Great bunny rabbit!

A very wet kiss!


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#441944 - Mon Oct 06 2008 11:03 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Great photos! TW, I love your steaming fence - very unique!

The weather has taken a turn for the better around here - much cooler and we even had some showers on Saturday. Here is Friday evening's sunset.

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#441945 - Mon Oct 06 2008 01:50 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Glad to see you back posting photos Copago. All the pics are great. It's been raining today, hence this shot out my window.




Everything is still nice and green. Our Ash trees haven't even started to turn color yet,probably because we haven't had any frost touch them.
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#441946 - Mon Oct 06 2008 01:56 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Lovely suburban road Argus, just my sort of place.
Here's a bit more architecture for my doors and windows group, in Sheen.

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#441947 - Mon Oct 06 2008 04:07 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Now that's a nice plane, djsgal. I'd be happy too!




All the workers at the plant in Fort Worth that made it are happy, too! Every time a contract comes due with the military, they wonder if they will have a job.




Which is amazing, when you think about all the planes they've got to churn out, including the variant for the Marines that takes off vertically. I think it's 7 nations that are partnered in this contract, so that's a lot of hardware going out of Lockheed's doors...unless the manufacturing will be happening elsewhere? Not sure.
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#441948 - Mon Oct 06 2008 07:08 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Beuatiful sunset DJsgal.

here is my Evel Knievel wannabe getting some practice in ..


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#441949 - Mon Oct 06 2008 08:16 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Wow Jill, I can't believe how he has grown since I saw him.
So handsome too!
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#441950 - Mon Oct 06 2008 09:15 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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As some of you may be aware, I am a Scrabble nut, and I just wanted to show off one of my proudest moments. My opponent was one of the best players in the country, and has represented Australia overseas on many occasions.

The score in this game was a gigantic 483-481, and I was sweating like a pig after the game.

I kept the scorecard, and will post it tomorrow.
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#441951 - Mon Oct 06 2008 09:47 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Wow - great effort, ozzz!

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#441952 - Mon Oct 06 2008 10:20 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Ozzz, what does twp mean? Are abbreviations allowed???
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#441953 - Mon Oct 06 2008 10:32 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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I don't have a SOWPODS dictionary, but there seem to be lots of weird words in there that are allowed in Scrabble. I suppose if everyone playing is allowed to use them it is OK, I usually try not to use words I dont know the meaning of, but serious players seem to do this.
Well done Ozzz!
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#441954 - Mon Oct 06 2008 11:23 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Many players do not even bother learning the meanings of words- they are more interested in whether it has a front or end hook, or whether it has an anagram. Ren, you are right about weird words- there are over 275,000 in the Collins dictionary (the one used by most of the world, and the successor to SOWPODS)- compare that to the average person's vocabulary of 15-20,000 words. Even the very highly educated would top out at about 30-35,000.

Jar, 'twp' is a Welsh word, and means 'stupid'. I have no idea how to pronounce it, but it probably rhymes with 'wheelbarrow'.

A 'fice' is a mongrel dog, 'areic' means 'pertaining to a region of the earth contributing little surface drainage', a 'koine' is a regional dialect, or a lingua franca, a 'flamen' is an ancient Roman priest. I have NO idea what a 'doxy' is, but I DO know it is a legitimate word.
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#441955 - Mon Oct 06 2008 11:27 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Oh, and some abbreviations are allowed. I do NOT agree with words like 'limo', 'exo', 'awol', etc, but unfortunately we are stuck with them.
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#441956 - Tue Oct 07 2008 01:15 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Here is what is remaining of Hagrids Hut on the set of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Was sited on Glen Coe and they were dismantling it whilst i was there also the Shrieking shack was their.
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#441957 - Tue Oct 07 2008 01:38 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Copago, when I show that picture of Conor to my son Aidan he is going to be soooo jealous! They're the same age, give or take a couple of weeks, and my lad would die for a chance to hang out with Conor and that bike! lads, eh?

So modest, ozzz, as usual Imagine keeping a photograph of a Scrabble board!!! (just teasing). Didn't your opponent think you a bit odd when you stopped to snap the results? What a fantastic result for you!

Prof, that shot of Glen Coe is nothing like the photographs I have of when we were there during my childhood. It looks so bright and sunny! I remember a stunning, overcast day with a mysterious atmosphere, almost as if the souls of the warriors lost in that battle were still hanging around wondering what us tourists were doing wandering all over the battleground! Perhaps it was just childhood fancy but I remember being so impressed with the place. I'm hoping to get back there one day. Now that my sister is living in Scotland I'll have more opportunities to visit

Gotta love that dolphin shot, bhs! Enough to melt the hardest of hearts, don't you think?
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#441958 - Tue Oct 07 2008 02:40 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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I'm willing to bet that Conor would love to have Aidan visit! He also has a four wheeler (spoilt ) so has one to share when he does have a visitor he's actually not that far from being handy and being able to take him out into the paddock to help muster sheep - so he's not so much spoilt as training for a job. Oh who am I kididng? He's spoilt.

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#441959 - Tue Oct 07 2008 05:52 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Uh ... how to put this without offending, I showed Aidan that pic, and we read your message and Aidan now wants to know when are we going to visit you? Not that I would object to a trip to lovely Straylia, mind you, just that a couple of thousand euros air fare is a little offputting! Little 6 year olds believe that the answer to all monetary restrictions is to visit 'the hole in the wall' (ATM) more often and withdraw, withdraw, withdraw ...
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#441960 - Tue Oct 07 2008 07:38 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Part of last Saturday's craft exhibition. The quilt in the centre made by Mrs TW, as was the large cross stitch picture partly seen on the left:

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#441961 - Tue Oct 07 2008 09:17 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Telly,
The quilt is gorgeous. You should post a full size pic of Mrs. T's wonderful work.

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#441962 - Tue Oct 07 2008 09:19 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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A honeybee doing its job...


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