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#540160 - Wed Jun 30 2010 05:00 PM Photo- a -Day July
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Welcome to July!
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#540161 - Wed Jun 30 2010 11:02 PM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: ren33]
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I'll get started
SOme wood ducks that have taken up residence on our tank.


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#540162 - Thu Jul 01 2010 02:55 PM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: Copago]
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A close up of Jess


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#540163 - Thu Jul 01 2010 06:25 PM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: Copago]
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I can't afford a house in Hampstead Garden Suburb but can make sure I can look at my favourites whenever I want to.

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#540164 - Thu Jul 01 2010 09:13 PM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: satguru]
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Never mind Dave, just wait till you win the lottery.
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#540165 - Thu Jul 01 2010 09:15 PM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: satguru]
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Jess is a doll!

Patriotic, red and white, maple leaf candy for Canada Day! I remembered to photograph it, but forgot to either eat it or bring it home from my sister's to eat later. Oh well


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#540166 - Fri Jul 02 2010 04:54 AM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: spanishliz]
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Those look nice Liz.
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#540167 - Fri Jul 02 2010 10:12 AM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: lady1]
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Another cycle ride photo ..so green everywhere at this time of year.

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#540168 - Fri Jul 02 2010 11:39 AM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: tellywellies]
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This pillbox, about 100 meters from the sea, has got somewhat buried in the sand dune. A couple of miles east of Lossiemouth.


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#540169 - Fri Jul 02 2010 07:12 PM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: Mugaboo]
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As I don't do the lottery my fortune will have to follow my fame. The odds are probably similar...

Here's one more from nearby, I go there every spring to take the best gardens

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#540170 - Sat Jul 03 2010 11:10 AM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: satguru]
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Same road, detail of flowers this time

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#540171 - Sat Jul 03 2010 03:28 PM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: satguru]
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New fence versus old fence


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#540172 - Sun Jul 04 2010 03:19 AM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: Copago]
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This spider has been with us for some time. It has a home on our conservatory window where the web catches flying insects. I'm about to clean the windows so I hope it will crawl off somewhere and hide while I do it. It'll have to spin another web but such is the tough life of a spider.

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#540173 - Sun Jul 04 2010 03:25 AM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: tellywellies]
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ewww . .I hope it's a lot smaller than it appears on my screen!!

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#540174 - Sun Jul 04 2010 03:38 AM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: Copago]
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It is smaller. Just zoomed and cropped to show the detail. It's probably a bit over an inch from end to end, including the legs. Pretty though isn't it?
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#540175 - Sun Jul 04 2010 03:50 AM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: tellywellies]
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'pretty' isn't the word that immediately came to mind ...

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#540176 - Sun Jul 04 2010 10:15 AM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: Copago]
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I think he's pretty, TW

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#540177 - Sun Jul 04 2010 10:56 AM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: spanishliz]
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I wonder why it likes to be upside down?
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#540178 - Sun Jul 04 2010 04:51 PM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: tellywellies]
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Something you don't see every day, but could yesterday in McKinney, TX.
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#540179 - Sun Jul 04 2010 06:15 PM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: dg_dave]
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an emu on our brand new fence. They do a lot of damage so it's not such a great thing to see!

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#540180 - Sun Jul 04 2010 06:16 PM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: Copago]
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I meant to ask yesterday .. what is a pillbox? Something to do with lookouts during the war?

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#540181 - Sun Jul 04 2010 08:55 PM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: Copago]
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Dug-in guard posts (with loopholes through which to fire weapons) made from concrete are also known as "pillboxes". The originally jocular name arose from their perceived similarity to the cylindrical boxes in which medical pills were once sold. They are in effect a trench firing step hardened to protect against small-arms fire and grenades and raised to improve the field of fire.
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#540182 - Mon Jul 05 2010 04:32 AM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: Copago]
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Defences were placed along the coast to hinder a German invasion. Between the defensive "Pillboxes" were places anti-tank concrete blocks, as seen in the photo below. Most of the sea defences in Moray were built by the 1st Polish Army Corp in 1940/41.

The building at the back is the Bin Forrest shooting ground. The mouth of the River Spey is a couple of miles further on from here.


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#540183 - Mon Jul 05 2010 12:44 PM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: Mugaboo]
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Wow, that's a real Batmobile, not a copy or a new version but the proper 1950s Lincoln. I don't know how many they made but can't be more than a handful.

Another churchyard, this time in Esher

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#540184 - Mon Jul 05 2010 02:22 PM Re: Photo- a -Day July [Re: satguru]
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Some ducks flying around.

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