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#618715 - Sun Apr 24 2011 07:22 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy

I'm expecting a crowd to appear any minute, all singing Jai Ho!


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#618763 - Sun Apr 24 2011 10:16 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: zorba_scank]
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We grow a LOT of rape here in Western Canada. Of course we're not allowed to call it that anymore due to the PC crowd and must refer to it as canola lol
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#618924 - Sun Apr 24 2011 04:26 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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It's been a while since I did a station, this is Horsham

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#618950 - Sun Apr 24 2011 05:59 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: satguru]
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The park at Wallsend

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#618977 - Sun Apr 24 2011 10:02 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: Gees63]
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Coolcat90 (daughter) is having some friends over for a tea party this afternoon. This is the fruit platter she has made for it.
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#618991 - Mon Apr 25 2011 12:42 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: MotherGoose]
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MG, that fruit platter looks mouth-watering - so nicely presented.



A rather chilly autumn has taken its toll on the Crucifix Orchid. The orange one is looking worse, and the mauve one died of neglect during the drought!

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#618992 - Mon Apr 25 2011 01:01 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: auntie1]
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An English sunrise.

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#618995 - Mon Apr 25 2011 01:45 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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OOOps of course that is rape, what a wally! I don't know why I said garlic. Apologies.
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#618998 - Mon Apr 25 2011 02:27 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: ren33]
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Ummm, Ren....
If we hear you scream, "Garlic!" should we rush to your aid? wink

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#619003 - Mon Apr 25 2011 04:38 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: auntie1]
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When I was a child, English meadows were sprinkled with yellow at this time of year - not in the solid shock of yellow now shown in fields of garlic rape but enough to provide a golden shimmer across an expanse of green. Now the flowers are mostly gone, victims of intensive farming and herbicides, but in some places they're making a comeback. Three cheers for cowslips!

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#619005 - Mon Apr 25 2011 04:53 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Here's my last one from the sunset smile


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#619007 - Mon Apr 25 2011 04:58 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: Copago]
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flospy, your flower pictures are superb. A macro lens is a real boon. Have you ever thought about entering a competition? I really used to be heavily into photography, with a real camera and real film, and I have to say you have a talent for it.
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#619011 - Mon Apr 25 2011 05:21 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: romeomikegolf]
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Thanks Bob. blush

Actually I don't have a macro... to take those photos I used my standard 18-55mm lens held about 12-18 inches from the flower.

I've never entered a competition... Tell me more if you like. smile
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#619069 - Mon Apr 25 2011 09:28 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Join a local photographic club. Most have several competitions per year based on different themes.
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#619092 - Mon Apr 25 2011 10:17 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: romeomikegolf]
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It will have to wait until I move to wherever is going to be local after this then. smile
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#619214 - Mon Apr 25 2011 03:35 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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A track leading who knows where near Horsham

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#619304 - Tue Apr 26 2011 05:29 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: satguru]
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Where I live, the "track" in Satguru's picture would just be called a road, lol.

Here's some more of England's green and pleasant land - near Gayton, Northamptonshire.

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#619306 - Tue Apr 26 2011 05:47 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Taken on a visit to Longleat. You can buy little cups of pellets and the deer come right up to the car window to be fed.

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#619307 - Tue Apr 26 2011 05:57 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: romeomikegolf]
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haha very cute!

Some ducks on a swamp.

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#619381 - Tue Apr 26 2011 12:40 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: Copago]
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Flopsy, our previous London mayor spent 8 years gradually working his way through many of our main roads to bring them to a similar standard and the work appears to continue since his departure. My local council (who are responsible for all the unclassified roads) as many others have done their best to follow the county policy with as many others as possible, it would be far easier to drive through much of Kenya's back roads now than Brent.

A typical country scene near Latimer Bucks.

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#619572 - Tue Apr 26 2011 07:07 PM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: satguru]
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Part of one of my dog walking routes

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#619634 - Wed Apr 27 2011 01:10 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: Gees63]
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I made my own Easter treats this year.
Here's what the adults got.

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#619635 - Wed Apr 27 2011 01:58 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: auntie1]
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The food pics are making me crave something sweet!

Copago, the sunset is gorgeous!!

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#619638 - Wed Apr 27 2011 02:54 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: bhs63]
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The church of St Mary The Virgin in Bampton, Oxfordshire (where I lived until last year). There has been a building on the site since before the Norman Conquest. The current building dates to 1153, except the tower, parts of which which are Anglo Saxon.

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#619663 - Wed Apr 27 2011 09:45 AM Re: Welcome to April! [Re: romeomikegolf]
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Another steeple...



This is the church steeple at Little Brington, not far from where I live. Oh wait... there's a steeple but what happened to the church?

According to Wikipedia, the chapel was built as an act of kindness by the local squire because the villages at Little Brington couldn't make it to the (much larger) church at Great Brington, but most of the buildings fell into disrepair and were demolished shortly after WWII.

However, according to local legend it was built because the squire had his grounds landscaped and wanted to see something tall in the view from his drawing room windows. Given that Little and Great Brington are less than a mile apart, and given that 19th century farmworkers would think nothing of walking a mile to church and back, I know which version I believe!

As for the squire... his name was Frederick, 4th Earl Spencer, and his great-great-great-grandson is HRH Prince William of Wales whose forthcoming wedding is what prompted me to post this now.
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