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#588527 - Fri Jan 21 2011 11:29 PM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
auntie1 Offline
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This poor fellow has presided over my garden for many years. He's a reminder of the days when daughter and I used to ramble in "the bush" and collect items of interest.
I never thought it bizarre until the day a plumber did a double-take when I asked him to put his toolbag on the laundry shelf next to the koala skull!

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#588566 - Sat Jan 22 2011 08:51 AM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
reeshy Offline
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Thanks to those who enjoyed my River Tay picture. It took me a long time to appreciate the beauty that is right there in my hometown! smile

Gees, that picture of frozen grass is just beautiful!

Here's my offering for today:

It was taken in Glasgow this time, haha. It's been my laptop wallpaper for a while now and I'm not quite tired of it, so it's safe to say it's one of my favorite pictures I've taken! smile

EDIT: to add that it doesn't quite have the same impact at this resolution :P


Edited by reeshy (Sat Jan 22 2011 08:52 AM)
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#588567 - Sat Jan 22 2011 08:53 AM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
reeshy Offline
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Auntie, the skull is pretty cool! laugh
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#588572 - Sat Jan 22 2011 09:59 AM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
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Reeshy, Scotland seems just as beautiful as I've always imagined.

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#588598 - Sat Jan 22 2011 01:17 PM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
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The first photo I took on my trip. I was testing what it was like taking a photo out of a bus window and this is looking at the Rakaia River railway bridge towards the Southern Alps in Canterbury, New Zealand on April 23, 2010.

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#588603 - Sat Jan 22 2011 02:05 PM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
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Howie:
Congrats on figuring out the posting thing! And a very nice photo, I might add.

Also, you've even abided by the rules regarding size : )

New Zealand is one of my "dream destinations", so am looking forward to more pix from you : )
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#588604 - Sat Jan 22 2011 02:07 PM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
reeshy Offline
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Wow, Howie! Very impressive for an "out of the bus window" picture! Beautiful smile
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#588614 - Sat Jan 22 2011 05:15 PM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
ren33 Offline
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Well done Howie indeed!
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#588616 - Sat Jan 22 2011 05:28 PM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
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I have meant to join this for a while, and now I have a new puppy, and have read the posting rules carefully, I hope this works!

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#588617 - Sat Jan 22 2011 05:37 PM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
ren33 Offline
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Wow! Welcome ! He is gorgeous!What is his name?
You can always check the size after posting by a rt click and properties. It is fine Thanks
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#588618 - Sat Jan 22 2011 05:39 PM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
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Thank you, Ren! His name is Butu and he is a Basenji. He's only 8 weeks old, but is Pretending To Be A Big Dog in this photo...
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#588621 - Sat Jan 22 2011 05:56 PM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
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Oh, what a sweetheart! Welcome QuizBeagle and Howie!

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#588631 - Sat Jan 22 2011 06:49 PM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
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awwwwwwwwwwwww QB : )
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#588692 - Sun Jan 23 2011 07:48 AM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
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Those puppies, Butu and Mollie, are so appealing.

Reeshy, what is your plant with the beautiful red berries? Daughter and I are guessing at a Lonicera (honeysuckle) species.....



I have trouble with bird photography. They're usually too fast for me, but this Silver Gull was watching me at a street cafe, and wasn't going anywhere until I ate the last bite.

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#588697 - Sun Jan 23 2011 08:06 AM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
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One good gull deserves another...

This fellow was in Monterey, California


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#588701 - Sun Jan 23 2011 08:17 AM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
reeshy Offline
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Originally Posted By: auntie1
Reeshy, what is your plant with the beautiful red berries? Daughter and I are guessing at a Lonicera (honeysuckle) species.....


I actually have no idea! It was growing out of the fence in a small park on my way to university, and I just took advantage of walking past once when my sister and I were going around Glasgow on a "nature photo shoot", haha! There were no flowers on it, so I've no idea if it's a honeysuckle or not. I'll have to have another look soon and perhaps get a bigger picture in case anyone knows what it is smile But I've no idea if it's still out with it being winter.

The gull pictures are amazing! I love magpies (everyone else seems to hate them!), but they never sit still long enough. Or they sit still until I've got my camera out and turn it on!
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#588703 - Sun Jan 23 2011 09:06 AM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
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Yes, Lonicera, I am pretty sure. Very poisonous too!


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#588711 - Sun Jan 23 2011 10:24 AM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
reeshy Offline
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Originally Posted By: ren33
Yes, Lonicera, I am pretty sure. Very poisonous too!


Wow, good to know, thanks! I had no idea it was poisonous! I just like looking at the flowers around; perhaps I should try to learn something about them too?!
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#588723 - Sun Jan 23 2011 11:18 AM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
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Hmm, if you had a list of top 100 poisonous plants, honeysuckle wouldn't be on it (at least not for humans). I'd put it somewhere in the "mildly" poisonous range (berries only). Besides the fact that the berries are usually completely tasteless (ergo you probably wouldn't WANT to eat more than one lol), a child would be sick to his/her stomach long before enough of them were ingested to be anywhere close to lethal. Asian varieties seem to be the "culprit" in this regard (they are also very invasive and choke out native plants if allowed). Native species, on the other hand (especially in North America) are not in the least poisonous.

No reason not to grow it as butterflies and hummingbirds are particularly attracted to the flowers. Birds have no problem eating honeysuckle berries. Honeysuckle flowers, buds and stems have been used for over 1000 years in herbal concoctions as a detoxifier and as an expectorant/cough syrup/fever suppressant. Also, Lonicera caerulea (which has blue berries) is fully edible and fairly good tasting.

All that being said, children should always be taught not to eat ANY berries (as with mushrooms) that they find growing wild.


Edited by Jakeroo (Sun Jan 23 2011 11:21 AM)
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#588729 - Sun Jan 23 2011 12:19 PM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
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A small appealing detail from Notre Dame

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#588730 - Sun Jan 23 2011 12:21 PM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
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I suppose, in keeping with the last two pictures, I should have labelled it as a 'GarGull'. ;-)
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#588746 - Sun Jan 23 2011 02:43 PM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
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lol QB, very clever.

What do you think he is holding? A bible perhaps?
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#588747 - Sun Jan 23 2011 02:48 PM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
szabs Offline
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Loc: Mijas, Malaga Spain         
QB - Butu is absolutely adorable!!!
PDAZ - all your animal pictures are just incredible.

A few more seagulls...


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#588750 - Sun Jan 23 2011 02:52 PM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
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Welcome Howie and Quiz Beagle, glad the team is increasing smile
A curious horse near Leatherhead.

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#588755 - Sun Jan 23 2011 03:37 PM Re: January Photo a day OPEN!
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Now I have reached Auckland, a few days spent here before flying out of the country. This is the crater of the dormant volcano Mt Eden, with the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge in the background.

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