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#480119 - Fri Jul 03 2009 07:33 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: spanishliz]
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What a cool idea, bhs. Now, if I only had a telescope. "Your" bird is nice, too, spanishliz. He is becoming quite the star here.



These white berries were on a bush at the golf course I was at yesterday. The bush also had white flowers. I don't know what type of bush it is. It might be a dogwood. I could tell you about the 6th hole, though.
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#480120 - Fri Jul 03 2009 08:49 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: deputygary]
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It's definitely a dogwood, DG - I found a reference for it here:

http://i42.tinypic.com/2d7ejnn.jpg
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#480121 - Fri Jul 03 2009 09:04 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: flopsymopsy]
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LOL! No wonder they call you the funny llama.
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#480122 - Fri Jul 03 2009 10:32 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: deputygary]
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Another flower. I don't seem to know the names of any of them.

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#480123 - Fri Jul 03 2009 11:27 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: PDAZ]
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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.



I'm afraid they are most definitely in England - near the centre of the capital city in fact
Here's something far better, the Tower of London was built in the late 11th century on the orders of William of Normandy, better known as William the Conqueror after he defeated king Harold at the Battle of Hastings. The medieval style tent is set in the Tower's moat, being used for a historical re-enactment display.


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#480124 - Fri Jul 03 2009 03:56 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: Copago]
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Did you see Mundi Mundi plains at all?




Not from the Lookout Point at Silverton (ran out of time) but we were very close. We had a driver who hated sealed roads, and turned off as soon as we came to one, so we probably were toing and froing across this area.

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#480125 - Fri Jul 03 2009 04:09 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: lilyalli]
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yup, that looks like it. Not a lot there, is there?

Here is the work rig - generator, air compressor and every tool that we might need. Nothing worse than getting to a job and forgetting something.


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#480126 - Fri Jul 03 2009 04:45 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: Copago]
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This is actually called the fish pond at Stanmore Common, a few people were camped out on the right doing just that. But the sign in the middle (or certainly the one facing me in the next pond) said no fishing. Typical really.



Edited by satguru (Fri Jul 03 2009 04:46 PM)
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#480127 - Fri Jul 03 2009 06:25 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: satguru]
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I think this gull was getting a bit fed up with me...


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#480128 - Fri Jul 03 2009 07:17 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: spanishliz]
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Liz, great blue herons are known to be very skittish, kudos to you for capturing a shot of him. Love the gull!

Picqero, good to see your shot of the Tower of London. Sat, your shot is very peaceful. More flowers, lovely... and Copago, I see you're still hard at work...

I crossed the river today to visit my friend. Her mango tree is laden with fruit, almost ready for the picking.
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#480129 - Fri Jul 03 2009 07:17 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: spanishliz]
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Spanishliz, I've learned to run away when a bird's eyes turn red...

It's monsoon season in Arizona which means we get moisture up from the Gulf of California and the Gulf of Mexico which could lead to evening thunderstorms. Most often, it just leads to lots of clouds, dust storms and the occasional haboob (the dreaded wall of dirt). Here are some of the teaser clouds...


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#480130 - Sat Jul 04 2009 08:40 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: PDAZ]
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Oooooh, that looks ominous!

This toucan is also hanging from my friend's mango tree. It is a tire recycled into a planter, which holds a staghorn fern.
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#480131 - Sat Jul 04 2009 08:42 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: PDAZ]
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4th July, so here's something for our U.S. members; the statue of U.S. General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in Grosvenor Square, London.
The statue was jointly unveiled in 1989 by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and U.S. Ambassador Charles Price.



There are two of Eisenhower's most famous quoatations, carved on the pedestal, one from his wartime career, and the other from his presidential inauguration:

"Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force: You are about to embark upon a great crusade... the hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you."
(June 6, 1944)

"The faith we hold belongs not to us alone but to the free of all the world."
(January 20, 1953)

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#480132 - Sat Jul 04 2009 09:47 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: picqero]
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Happy 4th of July!! Montecello, the home of Thomas Jefferson who wrote the Declaration of Independence.

John F. Kennedy, Describing a dinner for Nobel Prize winners, 1962 "...probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for perhaps those times when Thomas Jefferson ate alone."

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#480133 - Sat Jul 04 2009 10:00 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: bhs63]
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Those mangos look delicious! The toucan is amusing, and Ike looks like he means business.

Went to the airshow at CFB Trenton today. These are some of the trainers that were used there during WWII, when Trenton was an integral part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.


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#480134 - Sat Jul 04 2009 11:14 PM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: spanishliz]
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The monsoons are here at last and it was raining heavily yesterday so I didn't go out. This shot of the Palace of Westminster was taken 3 weeks ago.



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#480135 - Sun Jul 05 2009 12:25 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: zorba_scank]
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This is the walkway over the top of Mundaring Weir (dam) where Perth gets most of its water supply. Due to our sparse rainfall and ever-growing population, the level of water in the dam is extremely low and we are subject to water restrictions. The last time the dam was full was 1996. At the moment it's only about 40% full despite the fact that it has rained almost every day for the last couple of weeks. I took this photo at Easter when Ozzz2002 and his lovely lady visited me.
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#480136 - Sun Jul 05 2009 06:39 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: MotherGoose]
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I saw lots of cruise ships during a four day break. This is "Princess of the Seas"
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#480137 - Sun Jul 05 2009 08:27 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: JaneMarple]
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Bhs...I have the exact same lantanas...I love how they start with a yellow center (and sometimes a pink center) and then flip colours!

I have this red flower growinggrowing, and I know it was probably labelled incorrectly, but I would love to know what it is, and if it is an annual or a perennial.

Some of my neighbours say the red flowers remind them of strawberries. Have not a clue as to what they are. The labelled said they were supposed to be asters, but I never saw asters look like that.




Any help in identifying is appreciated.

(edited to add: link with a close of flowers and leaves)

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa68/DakotaNorth_album/Photo120.jpg


Edited by JuniorTheJaws (Sun Jul 05 2009 08:57 AM)

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#480138 - Sun Jul 05 2009 08:27 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: JaneMarple]
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Last week I posted a photo of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels, which is in Cartago, the next town to me. This is what it looks like at night.
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#480139 - Sun Jul 05 2009 08:31 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: MadMags]
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JTJ, is it possible to put up a link of a close-up of one or two flowers and a leaf or two? A bit hard to tell from that distance.. at least for these old eyes.
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#480140 - Sun Jul 05 2009 08:58 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: MadMags]
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MadMags...I edited my post to provide a link. If that link is not clear enough, I'll try to figure something else out for identifying purposes.
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#480141 - Sun Jul 05 2009 09:24 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: JuniorTheJaws]
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JTJ, I think that your plant may be a type of Verbena (no relation to Verbonica ). It's a perennial that's pretty much of an annual, especially in your climate.

http://www.findmeplants.co.uk/picsinfull/verbena_claret.jpg

(there are lots of pictures on Google images, but some of the URLs are too long for here)

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#480142 - Sun Jul 05 2009 09:25 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: JuniorTheJaws]
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Edited by PDAZ (Sun Jul 05 2009 09:27 AM)

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#480143 - Sun Jul 05 2009 09:59 AM Re: JULY photo-a-day [Re: PDAZ]
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Thanks Verbonica and PDAZ! Those links that you provided do look just like my plant!

Now I am very happy, as I know what the heck I have!
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