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#487543 - Sat Aug 22 2009 12:12 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: picqero]
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PDAZ, love that foggy picture taken from the restaurant. Great colouring and composition. Just love it!

Good to see the great Freddie Mercury, thanks Professer!

Tredici, your shot of the majestic king of the jungle is priceless!
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#487544 - Sat Aug 22 2009 07:54 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: MadMags]
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Count me as another who loves the foggy view, and I think Lazy Lion looks like a real dear

I was at an all day scrapbooking thingy today, and one of the ladies brought this lovely trifle for our pot luck lunch! Mmmmm!


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#487545 - Sat Aug 22 2009 11:02 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: spanishliz]
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PDAZ, great picture of the sea nettles! I could sit there and watch them for hours as well. Beautiful.

Tredici, that picture is amazing! That dear lion looks so peaceful and comfortable.

And that trifle looks really good, Liz! I've never had trifle, but I'd love to try it some time.
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#487546 - Sun Aug 23 2009 12:13 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: minkpenny]
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Trifle! Yum

This is the front of the restaurant from which I took the foggy pic. Actually it's the Highland Inns resort, but you have to walk through the lobby to get to the restaurant.


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#487547 - Sun Aug 23 2009 01:07 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: PDAZ]
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Yes, I was visiting the Wildlife Sanctuary again. I stayed 'til close to sundown waiting for the wolves to come out of their dens. --It was a hot afternoon and that lion sleeping in the shade under one of the structures in their pasture just made me laugh. He moved once, to bring his front paws together (when I got the snap)and then just let his feet fall apart again sleeping unperturbed looking dead to the world. It was cooler when these beautiful creatures came out.


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#487548 - Sun Aug 23 2009 01:08 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: PDAZ]
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Close up of the Tower and clock face that houses Big Ben.
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#487549 - Sun Aug 23 2009 08:47 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: Professer]
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I saw this sculpture in the grounds of Eton College recently. I'm sure it is Perseus holding aloft the head of Medusa, but was curious about the inscription on the base, which reads 'XAIPETE NENIKHKAMEN', so posted a question in Ask Funtrivia. thanks to Layla141, who informs me it is phonetic Greek, meaning 'Rejoice, we have won'


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#487550 - Sun Aug 23 2009 11:57 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: picqero]
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Thanks PDAZ. I've always liked the flat roofed shops in America but due to lack of space we have very few in the UK so I take them whenever I see them. This row is in Tooting.

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#487551 - Sun Aug 23 2009 11:31 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: satguru]
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I believe this is a seagull (we don't have these in Phoenix...)


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#487552 - Mon Aug 24 2009 01:16 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: PDAZ]
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Westminister Abbey from the tour bus
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#487553 - Mon Aug 24 2009 07:48 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: Professer]
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PDAZ, is his name Nelson?
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#487554 - Mon Aug 24 2009 04:27 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: lady1]
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Stamford, Lincs - a very picturesque town. Lovely old buildings and winding lanes.



Edited by lilyalli (Mon Aug 24 2009 04:29 PM)
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#487555 - Mon Aug 24 2009 05:41 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: lilyalli]
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This is a proper avenue, called believe it or not The Avenue, in Bushey.



Edited by satguru (Mon Aug 24 2009 05:43 PM)
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#487556 - Mon Aug 24 2009 10:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: lady1]
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Lol, Lady1 -- I had to look that up! We will call him Nelson

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#487557 - Mon Aug 24 2009 11:17 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: PDAZ]
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More birds not native to Phoenix...
Pelicans and seagulls hanging out on Cannery Row in Monterey.


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#487558 - Tue Aug 25 2009 01:39 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: PDAZ]
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Admiralty Arch thanks flopsy for pointing out my errror.


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#487559 - Tue Aug 25 2009 12:14 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: Professer]
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Yesterday afternoon, I drove through the nearby village, with the unusual name of Much Hadham.
There are many Tudor period buildings in the village, such as these.


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#487560 - Tue Aug 25 2009 11:38 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: picqero]
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A slightly foggy sunset over the Pacific


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#487561 - Wed Aug 26 2009 12:59 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: PDAZ]
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This is a pic again from the tour bus of the building affectionately known as the Gherkin. It is used by Nat west bank i believe.
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#487562 - Wed Aug 26 2009 02:15 AM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: picqero]
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Quote:

Yesterday afternoon, I drove through the nearby village, with the unusual name of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Much_Hadham" target="_blank">Much Hadham</a>





That certainly is unusual!

Can anyone identify this plant please, situated in a wetland wood? I've looked in my wild flower book and can't find it. It was about five to six feet high. Thanks!





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#487563 - Wed Aug 26 2009 02:50 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: lilyalli]
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The gherkin's Swiss Reinsurance (or was when it was built), the Nat West tower is nearby and has been there a lot longer.

Funnily enough here's one I took earlier in Hampstead

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#487564 - Wed Aug 26 2009 03:40 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: lilyalli]
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#487565 - Wed Aug 26 2009 04:22 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: Verbonica]
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Yes, that's it! Thanks Verbonica.

I see one of its names is 'Poor Man's Orchid' and I had actually said to someone it looked a bit like an orchid. On checking further it seems it is a nuisance and invasive , but it's not that common where I live.


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#487566 - Wed Aug 26 2009 10:43 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: lilyalli]
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I happened upon this group of metal monsters when I was out walking the other day


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#487567 - Wed Aug 26 2009 11:37 PM Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST [Re: spanishliz]
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What a quirky bunch of monsters!

This is a Stellar's Jay -- found him in Monterey, CA


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