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#610873 - Thu Mar 31 2011 03:35 PM Welcome to April!
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Spring is springing methinks.
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#610874 - Thu Mar 31 2011 03:41 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: ren33]
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Our wonderful harbour is always busy. Here is a little ferry boat heading for the islands
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#610929 - Thu Mar 31 2011 08:02 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: ren33]
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Lucky to catch sight of the stag today

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#611029 - Fri Apr 01 2011 02:32 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: Gees63]
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wow~!

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#611048 - Fri Apr 01 2011 04:52 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: Copago]
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One of my favourite plants, the Gloriosa lily. See how the tendrils form at the end of the leaves to help it climb.
(Forgive the weatherbeaten hand in shot, I gave my hand model the day off.)

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#611080 - Fri Apr 01 2011 10:08 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: auntie1]
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Gees - Love the stag

Auntie - forget the hand who wants to see a model anyway grin, but lovely flower.



A new friend having lunch.

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#611160 - Fri Apr 01 2011 03:37 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: szabs]
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The garden and power plant at Alcatraz.

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#611259 - Fri Apr 01 2011 07:21 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: Howie72]
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This is Gus. He is 5 years old today, April 1. My daughter is training him. When we got him 2 years ago, you couldn't even lead him. She just recently started riding him in tack in the roundpen at a walk. It's very slow going as he was a late starter. I'm very proud of the work she's done with him.
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#611269 - Fri Apr 01 2011 09:07 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: golfmom08]
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He looks lively! Lovely. Who is that in the hat?
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#611270 - Fri Apr 01 2011 09:11 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: ren33]
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Duck!

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#611336 - Sat Apr 02 2011 01:48 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: Quiz_Beagle]
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to ren33: The fellow in the hat is Oliver, registered name Oliver's Whisper, a Welsh pony. He'll be 5 in May and my daughter had a hand in training him too. He's farther along in his training and is a lesson pony at the barn I work at. As you can see, he's very laid back. We had all sorts of headgear on him that day and that one is my favorite. Gus is a POA, Pony of the Americas, which is an appalossa breed. Gus is quite lively and very friendly unless you are a veterinarian!
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#611337 - Sat Apr 02 2011 03:19 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: golfmom08]
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Awwwwww! So lovely. Thanks
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#611340 - Sat Apr 02 2011 03:43 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: ren33]
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To QB. Yes Duck?
Here is a Newent Drake in rather yucky water.
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#611373 - Sat Apr 02 2011 09:28 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: ren33]
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So would that be a yucky Duck? Or a mucky ducky?

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#611583 - Sat Apr 02 2011 04:45 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: ertrum]
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The first colour to appear in the garden this year



Confession I have no idea what sort of plant it is,our grand-daughter threw the label away
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#611586 - Sat Apr 02 2011 05:08 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: Gees63]
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The Seine from the top of the Eiffel tower...

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#611595 - Sat Apr 02 2011 05:54 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: Quiz_Beagle]
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Gees63, your mystery plant may be a Hebe (Veronica). I stand to be corrected though!



This darn thing is busted; almost as tragic as losing my camera would be. I won't need to replace it until August or so, just before Spring arrives Down Under.

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#611661 - Sun Apr 03 2011 02:52 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: auntie1]
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errr, what is it, Auntie? :p

Today we went and had a campfire and made a damper for it - here's the campoven smile
I'm thinking damper might be an Australian thing? In case it is: it's like a bread smile


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#611662 - Sun Apr 03 2011 03:31 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: Copago]
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Auntie, I think that's a Hebe too. In fact it may be the one called Red Edge. Lovely.
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#611701 - Sun Apr 03 2011 07:07 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: ren33]
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Glad you asked, Copago! It's a Balance Arm Sensor Unit. It's sitting in a propagating bed with bottom heat where I sprout seeds or grow cuttings. When the mesh "leaf" on the left side dries out, it rises in see-saw fashion and a fine water mist cuts in. The weight of the mist causes the leaf to sink again and shut off the water.

Your camp oven has set me reminiscing! I used to do animal survey work with a diverse and interesting group of people. Sometimes we spent days in remote bush locations. Always my trusty (and heavy) camp oven came along, later to be joined by a smaller version. Everyone was responsible for his/her own meals, but "regulars" would plan one big camp-fire meal per trip which I usually cooked. (The cook was exempted from the afternoon task of opening the traps, and anyway it was MY camp oven!)
Over the years, we had magnificent roasts or stews and in the smaller oven I could do baked apples or golden dumplings.
And yes, dampers! I always took a jar of home-made jam to pass around. Gee, I miss those days.

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#611707 - Sun Apr 03 2011 08:49 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: auntie1]
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Foxton Locks, on the Grand Union Canal, on a nice early Spring day.

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#611803 - Sun Apr 03 2011 12:59 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: romeomikegolf]
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I don't have a photo, but would like to comment on the above picture of the Foxton locks. I come from a small town in New York state on the Erie Canal called Lockport. There are 5 sets of locks (not in use anymore), and they rebuilt the locks with one big one now. The above photo reminded me of my birthplace. Thanks for posting this beautiful picture!
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#611934 - Sun Apr 03 2011 04:27 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: golfmom08]
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... and I'm from Panama, so seeing pics of locks (any locks) makes me homesick!! LOL



My bottleus azul tree is blooming!

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#611936 - Sun Apr 03 2011 04:49 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: bhs63]
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Another typical British allotment in Wallington on the south end of London. These are rented out by councils for people without gardens or who want more space.



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#611945 - Sun Apr 03 2011 05:50 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: satguru]
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Cabbage on an allotment near me. (Altogether now ....Wow!!)
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