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#480094 - Tue Jun 30 2009 03:55 PM JULY photo-a-day
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Welcome to the July photo a day thread.

If you are new to this part of Funtrivia check out this thread for the ins and outs of it all.

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#480095 - Wed Jul 01 2009 01:46 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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After a heavy dew a couple mornings ago.


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#480096 - Wed Jul 01 2009 06:58 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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A beach in South India

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#480097 - Wed Jul 01 2009 07:46 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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Here's some gold lantana with a cactus wren in it. Cactus wrens are our state bird. They have similar coloring as a roadrunner, but they're much smaller -- just a little larger than a regular wren.


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#480098 - Wed Jul 01 2009 10:19 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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Seen on the Thames near Windsor, the Alaska is the oldest working steam launch on the river. Built in 1883, the Alaska carried well to do tourists between Oxford and London. During WWII she was used as a guard boat, and afterwards as a floating scout base, before finally being fully restored and returned to service again as a pleasure craft!


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#480099 - Wed Jul 01 2009 10:37 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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That is one great-looking boat. I really like wood boats--they just seem so classic.



I got my grandson a rocket on Monday. We got to the end of building it and discovered we needed some wadding. Wadding is fire-proof tissue that goes in the body of the rocket to prevent it from catching on fire from the motor. Apparently I didn't read the box closely enough to see that it did not include wadding. So yesterday we just had to go to the hobby store as soon as they opened so we could finish the rocket. All done, we took it out to a park to fire it, only to discover that the batteries in the launch controller were too weak. To the corner store for new batteries. Finally, late in the afternoon he got to fire it. By this time his mom and dad were home from work so they could watch, as did his brother and their two dogs. I guess I was a little slow on the shutter here.
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#480100 - Wed Jul 01 2009 10:58 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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I live next to a park. My Saturday ritual: answer knock at door, go fish rocket out of the pool, return to kid. Repeat.

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#480101 - Wed Jul 01 2009 12:05 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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Here's the little park I discovered next to the church yesterday

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#480102 - Wed Jul 01 2009 02:25 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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This is Pineridge Tank where we've been doing a bit of work on the fencing the last couple days. It pretty much needs a huge rain to fill it and it would last three years but when it fills it wrecks the fences soooo when it gets down to the level it is at now we have to re-do the fences as soon the sheep that drink off it will start to have trouble with bogging so we fence it off and pump into a poly tank and trough.


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#480103 - Wed Jul 01 2009 02:41 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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Here's the lantana in my yard.

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#480104 - Wed Jul 01 2009 09:49 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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Oh, what pretty flowers bhs! I love the boat, too, picqero.

Here we have some Canada Day fireworks, as seen from my yard. Poor Winston was cowering behind the furniture.


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#480105 - Wed Jul 01 2009 10:35 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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Poor Winston - I hope he's recovered by now, Liz.

More flowers, although these were in front of a shop


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#480106 - Wed Jul 01 2009 11:19 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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Happy Canada Day, liz!

Copago, I like your heavy dew photo.

I too, have lantana in my garden, but didn't know its name, so thanks for the info!

Lots of lovely photos already!

I thought I'd add to the flowers. This is still sitting in its pot waiting to be planted.


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#480107 - Thu Jul 02 2009 09:24 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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The lighthouse at the beach

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#480108 - Thu Jul 02 2009 10:09 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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Madmags: Nice clear focus - I LOVE Osteospermums! I only wish I lived in a climate like yours, so they'd be perennial instead of an annual relegated to planters/hanging baskets <sigh>
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#480109 - Thu Jul 02 2009 10:18 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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'his and hers' phone booths -


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#480110 - Thu Jul 02 2009 10:45 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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I hope those aren't in England, Picqero -- some things just shouldn't be messed with, and English phone booths are in that group.

A while back, I posted a pic of Irv, the desert spiny lizard that lives in our atrium at work. Well, this is Herbie, a male desert spiny lizard that lives in another atrium at work. The males are much more colorful (he has a vibrant blue belly too).


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#480111 - Thu Jul 02 2009 01:52 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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deputygary, I had to laugh when I got to the end of your write-up about your picture. All that work to get it to go, and you just missed it. Never fails, right? haha

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#480112 - Thu Jul 02 2009 03:33 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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No sunsets yet in July, so here's one I took last month, just outside Broken Hill, NSW. I have lots - they were amazing, but I promise not to post them all!

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#480113 - Thu Jul 02 2009 03:57 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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Lovely, Lilyalli! Did you see Mundi Mundi plains at all?
And love the lighthouse, Zorba.


here is the pipe that channels the water into the tank I posted yesterday.

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#480114 - Thu Jul 02 2009 06:13 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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Hello Herbie, you handsome fellah!
Awesome sunset lily. What a wonderful trip you must have had.
Copago, it seems like a lot of work running a sheep station in Australia.

My gloxinia is in bloom again.
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#480115 - Thu Jul 02 2009 06:27 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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Wow - that is gorgeous!

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#480116 - Thu Jul 02 2009 07:09 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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First time I tried this -- taking a picture through a telescope. A little blurry! I need to find out what kind of bird it is.

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#480117 - Thu Jul 02 2009 07:15 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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That lantana looks like a hydrangea with yellow centres and berries BHS, they must be related somehow.

This is one from the archives, Archway Tower in Highgate with Canary Wharf Tower in the background next to it. I was born just on the right of the photo although never lived in the area itself

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#480118 - Thu Jul 02 2009 10:21 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day
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Love the lighthouse! Love Herbie! More beautiful flowers...

I've posted photos of this long legged (and long necked) fellow before, I'm sure, but he fascinates me. Today he flew for me, but I wasn't quick enough with my camera. This is after he landed and went for a stroll in the river.


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