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#487443 - Tue Aug 04 2009 10:25 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: bhs63]
spanishliz Offline
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I would love to join that fellow for a chat!
Love the galahs, Copago, and the moon is fantastic.

As a child, I believed that if the cows were lying down in the field, it was sure to rain. Well, this little lot, snapped in passing from my sister's car, got it wrong today. Though there were threatening black clouds all around not long after, the rain never came.


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#487444 - Tue Aug 04 2009 11:06 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: bhs63]
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There has been a run of very colorful photos! From glass to galahs. Those are gorgeous birds. Copago after studying my field guide determined the bird of prey I posted is a Swainson's Hawk in Intermediate Morph. Whatever that means.. (-8

Here's a critter I didn't know we had in Colorado. Actually from a Sanctuary where wildlife humans tried to keep as pets are homed. They have everything from lions, camels, ostriches,black bear, grizzly bears to wolves. What are some people thinking?? I don't know why they don't get the concept if you have a lion in your garage, it isn't a lion anymore. (Yes, this place rescued a starving lion from someone's garage who was being fed Whiskas cat food.) Good grief.


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#487445 - Wed Aug 05 2009 02:29 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: Tredici]
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It is very sad Tredici and it happens all over the world. Thankfully there are sanctuaries that take in these animals or who knows what would happen to them.
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#487446 - Wed Aug 05 2009 07:32 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: lady1]
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Beautiful photo of a beautiful animal, Tredici.

Visiting Williamsburg, VA, happened upon a busy bee.

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#487447 - Wed Aug 05 2009 07:25 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: djsgal]
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Living a block away till I was 5 I remember this junction from before the flyover allowed traffic to avoid the crossroads, and now the M1 motorway also reaches this spot as well. It's called Staples Corner in Cricklewood, and named after the bed factory that left some years ago. Then one of the buildings next to where it was became a Staples office supplies. It was ages before I found it was not named after the place but a huge American firm which just happened to buy a warehouse on that very site.

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#487448 - Wed Aug 05 2009 07:39 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: satguru]
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...another busy bee.

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#487449 - Wed Aug 05 2009 10:31 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: bhs63]
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Oh! That is beautiful bhs. The clarity of the focus is superb.

Another rescue:


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#487450 - Wed Aug 05 2009 10:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: Tredici]
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I have fallen in love with the tiger - great photo Tredici.

here's some flowers my son gave me with home made vase and all.

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#487451 - Wed Aug 05 2009 11:21 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: Copago]
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Awww.. how totally sweet!

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#487452 - Thu Aug 06 2009 09:32 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: Tredici]
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We camped at Shenandoah National Park in eastern Virginia a couple of weeks ago. The white-tailed deer there were so unafraid of humans - this buck walked right past our campsite and stopped for a good look before moving on.

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#487453 - Thu Aug 06 2009 10:51 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: djsgal]
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Oh Tredici that lion looks sad.
Djsgal, that buck is beautiful.
Copago, I love the flowers and the vase.
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#487454 - Thu Aug 06 2009 11:29 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: lady1]
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Copago, there's nothing like a handmade gift, especially from a child, is there? Lovely!

Tredici, your shot of the tiger is fabulous!

djsgal, I camped at that same park and had deer come really really close. We had only the picnic table between the kids and me and four of them. It was then I started wondering exactly how benign wild deer were... (maternal instinct kicking in I guess...)
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#487455 - Thu Aug 06 2009 04:27 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: MadMags]
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I think this must be a new name for a tiny alley in Finchley, it appealed to me anyway.

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#487456 - Thu Aug 06 2009 07:30 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: satguru]
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Great sign Satguru!

This squirrel was so tired that he flaked out on my neighbour's fence, and couldn't be bothered moving whilst I took his photo.


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#487457 - Fri Aug 07 2009 11:11 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: spanishliz]
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Thanks Liz. It's funny how photos get posted in little bunches, it's already tomorrow evening compared to the last entry but only one picture in between.
Rather than add anything scenic this is a typical view of my life, a bus passing under the bridge in Cricklewood, my mother and her brother were born just off the road on the right just behind me as well. Sometimes the fruit never strays far from the tree.

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#487458 - Fri Aug 07 2009 06:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: satguru]
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Waterlily

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#487459 - Sat Aug 08 2009 01:19 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: bhs63]
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So pretty, Bhs.

We set up a three hole golf course today. It's crude but fun


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#487460 - Sat Aug 08 2009 05:01 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: Copago]
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Love your golf course Copago. When you finally have 18 holes maybe you can host a world competition there.
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#487461 - Sat Aug 08 2009 08:43 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: lady1]
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This little guy is actually about the size of the end of your thumb. If you didn't see them move, you probably wouldn't see them at all.


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#487462 - Sat Aug 08 2009 08:57 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: Tredici]
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Love the cute little toad!

My daughter picked me some flowers while we were out camping.

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#487463 - Sat Aug 08 2009 01:10 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: djsgal]
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Cute flowers, djsal... Great golf course, copago! and that frog is very cute!

Here's my offering for today:



I really like this selection of roofs, particularly the slightly sagging roof of the crêperie in Quimper from which delicious smells were wafting!
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#487464 - Sat Aug 08 2009 09:17 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: Santana2002]
spanishliz Offline
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The frog/toad is a cute little guy! Interesting flowers, they remind me of mushroom caps in little bunches. Great golf course, and Santana what a wonderful building, sagging roof and all

I'm hoping that the appearance of this fence, as well as the big "Coming Soon..." sign, mean that we really, really, really are going to soon have a Tim's at my local-less-than-five-minutes-walk-from-home plaza. It's three years since I first heard one was coming, and a year since the only other place to get a coffee at the plaza closed...


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#487465 - Sat Aug 08 2009 09:34 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: spanishliz]
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A good watchdog never sleeps - he always has one ear at attention.
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#487466 - Sun Aug 09 2009 12:08 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: MotherGoose]
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Here's another from our visit to Quimper yesterday. This railing in the courtyard of the cathedral of St Corentin caught my eye:

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#487467 - Sun Aug 09 2009 11:16 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: Santana2002]
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Quimper is a beautiful town - we visited on market day and there were so many lace goods being sold, with many of the stall holders wearing traditional costume.

Here is a very large sunflower in an allotment. There were runner beans, raspberry shrubs and wild flowers too.

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