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#494553 - Wed Sep 16 2009 02:09 AM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: satguru]
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A wickedly good show and a air condionted theatre to boot.
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#494554 - Wed Sep 16 2009 06:11 AM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: Professer]
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Weird sky when we have typhoons.
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#494555 - Wed Sep 16 2009 04:42 PM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: ren33]
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Strange clouds, indeed Ren!

Some rather heavy looking geese trying to gain height (they'd been feeding in the field non-stop all day). It's blurred as taken through not very clean screen.

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#494556 - Wed Sep 16 2009 05:07 PM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: lilyalli]
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Professer, I think you've been to as many musicals here in a week than I have in my whole life!

Here's another underground train (OK, it's overground but most of the line isn't) in Burnt Oak near me.

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#494557 - Wed Sep 16 2009 06:28 PM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: satguru]
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Tidy desk (mine).
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#494558 - Wed Sep 16 2009 10:26 PM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: ren33]
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A tidy desk? Oh, Ren... I'm envious!

This is in Pittsburgh:


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#494559 - Thu Sep 17 2009 09:12 AM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: Kapuskasing]
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Well sat to make the trip from Inverness worthwhile did 10 shows in 6 days. And saying that i should point out i have seen 10 musicals in Glasgow/Edinburgh in the past 5 years as well.



For thos who wondered if June Brown does anything else other then Eastenders heres some proof lol


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#494560 - Thu Sep 17 2009 02:28 PM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: Professer]
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Tredici, I know Colorado has some gorgeous sunsets and that one is spectacular! Kapuskasing, LOL!

Not one to know flowers (or weeds, which I think this is), I don't know the name of this bloom. It had a diameter of approx. 2 inches and had a single stem with no leaves growing in a field in southern Texas.

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#494561 - Thu Sep 17 2009 09:23 PM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: ClaraSue]
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#494562 - Thu Sep 17 2009 09:33 PM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: Kapuskasing]
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Hickory nuts litter the woods every fall, but I never tried eating them until this year, and they are so good! They're related to pecans, and taste like them but are even better.

This shows the stages of preparation -- whole hickories in the foreground, not yet open. The ones in the center are ready to hull, and on the right are empty hulls. The unopened nuts, which are in the back, need a solid thwack from a hammer to crack open, and then the meat has to be pried out with a pick. The little pile of nut meat on the left is from two nuts. A lot of effort, perhaps, but it makes a pleasant evening porch activity.

The two nuts on the back right are black walnuts, which are a much messier endeavor to hull, and I haven't started on them yet.



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#494563 - Thu Sep 17 2009 09:48 PM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: Kapuskasing]
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A tidy desk? Oh, Ren... I'm envious!



A rare sight, hence the pic.
Yes that's a rain lily I am pretty sure, aren't they lovely?
Great nuts Kapuskasing!
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#494564 - Thu Sep 17 2009 11:26 PM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: ren33]
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I was sorta sad this week (even though I basically asked for it). We'd heard that they were to be tearing down the junior high school (or middle school, some call them) that we'd attended in the 1970s. Why they picked September 11, 2009 to start this demolition is still a mystery to many of the locals over there (and the former locals over here, too ), but ... anyway, me and my friend drove over to have a look. The picture I got spotlights the weirdness of it, that day. There's a chunk of the building still standing on the left, and another on the right. But (yikes!) they were going after the middle of the place with no mercy. Kinda stabbing, though, to see the old hallways ripped to shreds like that. The walls of the auditorium and gymnasium easy to view, and looking pretty much (or so we tried to remember them) like they did --- but now being torn down and in recognizable pieces. Times change, and the past is the past, I guess. And the new building (which I HAD to find, and see how it measured up ) is pretty spectacular. So it goes, I reckon. I'll never get used to being this "old". Luckily? No one else who was there watching them gut this building that day was any more "used" to being that, either .

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#494565 - Fri Sep 18 2009 02:03 AM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: Gatsby722]
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Cannot remember the name of these flying ladies, but apparently a london landmark, maybe Satguru will be able to help
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#494566 - Fri Sep 18 2009 07:57 PM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: Professer]
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Gary, I think the closest I can get to compete with you is when I went to Hull for a few days and went to the cinema every day. No, I know it doesn't compare...

If anyone wants to know what to expect if they go to Temple Fortune this is a typical view of their houses and roads.

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#494567 - Sat Sep 19 2009 01:07 AM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: satguru]
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Another London scene a road without vehicles
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#494568 - Sat Sep 19 2009 01:41 AM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: Professer]
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The Needles from the paddle steamer WAVERLEY
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#494569 - Sat Sep 19 2009 04:01 AM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: Professer]
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Cannot remember the name of these flying ladies, but apparently a london landmark, maybe Satguru will be able to help




According to a website i found http://knowledgeoflondon.com/rooftops.html the three diving ladies are called the,three olympic golds, according to the site no one knows why they are called this. For those intrested you can see them on Coventry street LOndon
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#494570 - Sat Sep 19 2009 09:32 AM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: Professer]
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Sunset over the Bandra - Worli Sea link.

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#494571 - Sat Sep 19 2009 02:13 PM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: zorba_scank]
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Sat about all you can do in Hull is go to the cinema a boring city to me.
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#494572 - Sat Sep 19 2009 03:10 PM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: Professer]
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Well, as a 'Hullite', I have to disagree, and I love to go back and visit! I think it just gets a bad press As Maureen Lipman (I think) said, "You can take the girl out of Hull, but you can't take Hull out of the girl".....



Today I have been foraging for wild fruit (ok, probably not possible in Hull!) and picked about 10 lbs of wild cherry plums and about 3 lbs blackberries. I made plum ketchup, plum chutney and plum and ginger jam and froze the blackberries. It is 30 odd years since I last did this, but I've thoroughly enjoyed myself and can see it becoming a yearly project!


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#494573 - Sat Sep 19 2009 10:08 PM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: lilyalli]
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Gats, my junior high was condemned back in the 70s - while I was still attending it. Worn marble stairs, big old rattly windows that opened wider than lawyers would allow now, asbestos everywhere, and plenty of places for kids to hide and smoke cigarettes... so I know what you mean about the sadness of seeing a good memory-making school building get taken down.

Great sightseeing pictures, Prof, Zorba and Runningbare, and as always it's good to get to know London better through Sat's lens.

Lillyalli, your fruit looks wonderful! That kind of plum doesn't grow here, but there's a certified organic farm nearby that has pick-your-own blackberries, so there are a few quarts now in my freezer. By January, they are a welcome treat and reminder of summer.

Foraging for food is fun, and the photo below was taken while nut-hunting this afternoon. I didn't take Froggy's hickory nut, though!

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Once upon a time, in the forest by the creek lived the Magic Hickory Nut, unlike all the other hickory nuts in the land. During the long days while humans roamed the forest, the nut was guarded by his companion and protector, The Frog, who was of course a prince held captive by an evil spell...



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#494574 - Sun Sep 20 2009 01:18 AM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: Kapuskasing]
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The London Hilton Hotel Entrance


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#494575 - Sun Sep 20 2009 07:09 AM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: Professer]
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Lovely pic, Kapuskasing.

Some wild flowers.

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#494576 - Sun Sep 20 2009 04:08 PM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: zorba_scank]
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OK, I won't say too much about Hull but that did tend to be the most reliable thing to do besides the chip shops with mushy peas in Cottingham.
Pall Mall wasn't quiet by chance if anyone wondered (the road with no cars) but they are banned at certain times, mainly weekends.

Here's a road with the railway on one side in Hampton Hill

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#494577 - Sun Sep 20 2009 09:02 PM Re: September Photo-a-day. [Re: satguru]
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Deer and dog prints, but fortunately for the deer, they seem to have been made at different times.


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