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#795280 - Thu May 17 2012 06:09 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: Christinap]
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Fantastic. Yes I love all those English Cottage garden flowers. I get so nostalgic.
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#795326 - Thu May 17 2012 09:02 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: ren33]
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A swan in the Ornamental Lake, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. The 'green' in the water is duckweed, not algae. The swan was totally unconcerned by my presence in the water nearby and come up to investigate.


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#795380 - Fri May 18 2012 04:06 AM Re: May is Here! [Re: MikeMaster99]
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Beautiful pic, Micke. They are a lovely bird.

I can't see the butterfly, Chav .. do we get a hint?? laugh

Nice pressie, Ren! I got a drawing and a couple of rocks ... wink

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#795508 - Fri May 18 2012 06:49 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: Copago]
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Having just made my second blog attempt (abbreviated) to describe Tuesday's journey through hell (the computer blew up while writing it) I've used the static road to make some recordings of it. This is the A12, a major road which has never been busy all my life which was gridlocked like this for 10 miles. This is just before you get to Brentwood going under the M25. I use the bridges to make sure I can work out where they'd been taken.



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#795549 - Fri May 18 2012 10:07 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: satguru]
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My new planter made out of a 250 year old tree (from the stump area). The tree died of about 10 years ago. My husband cut it down so no dead branches would fall on the kids.
It has been out in the edge of the field ever since. I told my husband I wanted a fallen tree to make a planter out of it. Well on Mother's Day he showed me my new planter. He carved out the center and placed dirt in it. Now planted and ready to grow!




Ren: I LOVE your Mother's Day present too!

Chavs: I need a hint too!

Christine: I love the foxglove! Always a favorite.

Mike: The duckweed surrounding the black swan just sets it off. Beautiful!
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#795582 - Sat May 19 2012 01:44 AM Re: May is Here! [Re: Tori_2s]
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Wow, that swan!


Hint for the butterfly: it's on the right-hand side. Our right.

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#795583 - Sat May 19 2012 02:20 AM Re: May is Here! [Re: Chavs]
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The Flame of the Forest tree opposite our house makes me gasp every year
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#795603 - Sat May 19 2012 07:25 AM Re: May is Here! [Re: ren33]
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Jiminy Cricket! That's a wonderful capture Mother Goose!

Mike: love the one of Twiggy. You can almost see her nose "twitching" in that pic.

David: Your one of Seale Church is now officially my favourite of yours. "Artist's eye" and all. You seriously should get that one enlarged, printed and framed : )

Copago: Super fly! Looks like a jewel made of polished pewter!

Christina: here's your butterfly : ) ... (enjoyed the "puzzle" - thanks!)



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#795695 - Sat May 19 2012 03:21 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: Jakeroo]
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(My butterfly). Well done, Jake. laugh

Christina is busy taking more poppy pictures - I believe a promise of such was implied. smile

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#795699 - Sat May 19 2012 03:57 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: Chavs]
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It was indeed, but as yet none of the others are out. Couple are starting to split I noticed today so sometime in the next couple of days more poppy pictures will appear.

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#795700 - Sat May 19 2012 04:11 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: Christinap]
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We've got a tropical butterfly gardens near us, so while we're waiting for the poppies to open, here's a butterfly instead.

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#795702 - Sat May 19 2012 04:38 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: Christinap]
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This is the flavour of the month (since around 1990) for new house designs. This old village was built in Great Notley in Essex in 1999.

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#795704 - Sat May 19 2012 04:59 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: satguru]
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sorry Chavs, I've been confused about a LOT of things lately, sigh.
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#795738 - Sat May 19 2012 09:54 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: Jakeroo]
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Precious, caught in the act of sharpening her non-existant front claws on some postcard albums. Doesn't the look just say "Who me?"


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#795744 - Sat May 19 2012 11:49 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: spanishliz]
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Liz, there's almost an apologetic look on Precious' face - of course that means 'sorry I've been caught', not 'sorry I've been naughty'! Love this photo and the recent contributions to our entomology collection!

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#795852 - Sun May 20 2012 05:13 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: MikeMaster99]
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Some lilies from last year

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#795871 - Sun May 20 2012 06:17 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: Christinap]
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Stunning!

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#795973 - Mon May 21 2012 07:43 AM Re: May is Here! [Re: Chavs]
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Thanks Chavs

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#796211 - Mon May 21 2012 07:02 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: Christinap]
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I wish my neighbours would grow something as fabulous as that Ren!

Christina - what can I say that the photo doesn't speak for itself?? oh my. Lovely flutterby too.

My main computer had a heart attack 2 days ago. I'm hoping it's just a fan or a motherboard as I have a LOT of photos that I'd never saved to cd since the player hasn't worked in over a year. Oh well, guess I can always start over. The best pix are in the human memory banks anyway, so they say.

The weather hasn't been condusive to taking pictures lately (at least not when I'm OFF work lol), but here's some "Martha Washingtons" planted in a bench hubby built out of barnwood from my grampa's farmstead. I suppose I should have taken it from a different angle to show off the bench, but... meh LOL

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#796232 - Mon May 21 2012 08:55 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: Jakeroo]
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Lovely, the wood is gorgeous. I am debating "Wood"for the next two week theme.
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#796236 - Mon May 21 2012 09:24 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: ren33]
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Today I went to Overton which is a few miles past Basingstoke

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#796251 - Tue May 22 2012 05:21 AM Re: May is Here! [Re: satguru]
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That's lovely satguru. Is there anything better than an English country road in full flower?

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#796349 - Tue May 22 2012 04:09 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: Christinap]
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Thanks Christina, many more to follow, here's a picture postcard view in North Waltham

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#796478 - Wed May 23 2012 11:35 AM Re: May is Here! [Re: MikeMaster99]
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More thatched cottages near the other ones

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#796562 - Wed May 23 2012 03:59 PM Re: May is Here! [Re: satguru]
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Those are both lovely photos. Real picture poscard English village. Time could pretty much have stood till there.

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