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#802063 - Thu Jun 14 2012 11:57 AM Re: June photos! [Re: Christinap]
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Everyones pictures are fantastic, I haven't had much time lately to go out and take pics.

Christina - that is a White-throated Toucan also known as Channel billed Toucan, these toucans are the most common ones in Venezuela.

This little guy was born in my garden when I lived in Venezuela, he fell out/ thrown out of his nest by his mother, and she never accepted him back no matter how hard we tried. We later found out that he had a bit of a defect on one of his wings and he never managed to fly very high or far. Tuki became one more in the family, and when I moved to Spain he came with me, just like all my other pets did, he lived for 26 years, and not one day in a cage, he was always free to do his own thing. This picture is taken in my garden here in Spain, although it is not a very good picture as it is scanned in.


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#802099 - Thu Jun 14 2012 02:56 PM Re: June photos! [Re: szabs]
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That's wonderful, thanks szabs. Must be great to live somewhere where birds like that fly around all the time.

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#802121 - Thu Jun 14 2012 03:51 PM Re: June photos! [Re: Christinap]
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I love him!

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#802132 - Thu Jun 14 2012 04:41 PM Re: June photos! [Re: Chavs]
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You see some odd things at garden shows. I don't know if too many people would want this decorating their lawn.


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#802151 - Thu Jun 14 2012 05:54 PM Re: June photos! [Re: Christinap]
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I actually have 2 of those. They're great for keeping the neighbor kids away. And door-to-door salespeople. And traveling evangelists. And...
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#802157 - Thu Jun 14 2012 06:33 PM Re: June photos! [Re: deputygary]
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lol deputygary

awwwwwwwwwwww szabs (you made me tear up with your story). Cute little guy and a good pic too (never mind the scan thing!)

Christina: I like ALL of them MUCH better than garden gnomes and fake flamingos LOL!!
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#802161 - Thu Jun 14 2012 06:56 PM Re: June photos! [Re: Jakeroo]
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Here is a thirteen-lined ground squirrel, also known as a striped gopher. These things are pretty prolific around here. At the airport where I used to work their mounds popped up all over. It would have been a safety hazard for any airplane that veered off the runway. So we had to get a badger to get rid of the ground squirrels. Then we had to get something to get rid of the badger. And on and on...:)

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#802164 - Thu Jun 14 2012 07:15 PM Re: June photos! [Re: Christinap]
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Very nice design Sue, and no idea how you did those patterns in the sky unless you actually did them freehand which is incredibly difficult.
Thanks Chavs, I've scanned all my British photos online and just some of the most interesting abroad. Someone local who now lives in Israel said they'd just been visiting the hotel pool I stayed in 1972 and 1981 and found one of it here I sent her, she says it's hardly changed at all.

Crops in a field in Meldreth near Cambridge yesterday, I've never seen them before and the pods looked like beans. Anyone recognise them?

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#802180 - Thu Jun 14 2012 09:51 PM Re: June photos! [Re: satguru]
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Pretty sure that is canola - or you'd call it rapeseed

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#802204 - Fri Jun 15 2012 01:35 AM Re: June photos! [Re: deputygary]
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Originally Posted By: deputygary
I actually have 2 of those. They're great for keeping the neighbor kids away. And door-to-door salespeople. And traveling evangelists. And...


laugh

Love your little gopher, looks a cute little thing.

Satguru - I think it's oil seed rape as well. At the stage where the flowers have gone but it hasn't dried off ready for harvest yet.

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#802268 - Fri Jun 15 2012 07:39 AM Re: June photos! [Re: Christinap]
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A couple of years ago we had a big old apple tree die. Didn't want to completely take it out so lopped off branches and made it safe and I planted a rambling rose. Didn't do much last year, but has had a real growrth spurt this year and is looking quite pretty.


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#802305 - Fri Jun 15 2012 10:47 AM Re: June photos! [Re: Christinap]
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Thanks for the ID, a month ago every field was yellow and we all recognised them, but I've never seen the next stage with all those pods. I presume if they go to seed it should plant them for the next season.

I know these signs are popular, and now have doubled my total after getting the next closest ones (almost 50 miles away) near Cambridge. The only little glitch was of the three I got one had lost its right turn symbol very recently, you could see the shadow of where it was so clearly the same sign it was before, but no metal plate. There was a left turn about 7 miles east cross country but didn't know the exact spot and hadn't planned the complex extra part as it was a mirror image of mine. You really can't plan for everything but still made a huge profit. This is a very rare one generally and there were two the same at each side of the junctions, this was in better condition.

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#802358 - Fri Jun 15 2012 04:59 PM Re: June photos! [Re: satguru]
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The Olympic Torch Relay passed through North Tyneside this afternoon Picture taken on Church Bank entering Wallsend

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#802382 - Fri Jun 15 2012 06:17 PM Re: June photos! [Re: Gees63]
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I love it when creatures pose for me! This chap sat on that leaf whilst I took Precious inside, got my camera, and returned. Then he was off! One photo was all he was going to sit for smile


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#802385 - Fri Jun 15 2012 06:24 PM Re: June photos! [Re: spanishliz]
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By jiminy, good shot.

Nothing here to catch but rain, rain, rain. So here's some irony. Sunglasses.


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#802535 - Sat Jun 16 2012 05:46 PM Re: June photos! [Re: Chavs]
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The eagle has landed


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#802699 - Sun Jun 17 2012 05:48 PM Re: June photos! [Re: Christinap]
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(This may be sort of cheating. If it is, I'll happily replace the picture)

We spent the weekend at Hanging Rock State Park, NC. Here's a view from the bottom and the top of Hanging Rock. Fortunately, there's a path from bottom to top...


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#802720 - Sun Jun 17 2012 06:50 PM Re: June photos! [Re: ertrum]
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More archives, this is the bridge to Hayling Island in 1997

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#802732 - Sun Jun 17 2012 07:30 PM Re: June photos! [Re: satguru]
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Here's Precious, relaxing with the newspaper.


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#802736 - Sun Jun 17 2012 07:57 PM Re: June photos! [Re: spanishliz]
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LOL! She has a smug look on her face that says "I just completed the Sunday crossword - what have YOU done today!?"

Ed: Lovely vantage point!!
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#803112 - Tue Jun 19 2012 07:14 AM Re: June photos! [Re: Jakeroo]
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A busy bee in the garden this morning


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#803115 - Tue Jun 19 2012 07:47 AM Re: June photos! [Re: Christinap]
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A not-so-busy cat.


(Edit: sorry, I keep forgetting the sizing rules. People need to slap me when they catch me? Please?)


Edited by Chavs (Tue Jun 19 2012 07:52 AM)

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#803176 - Tue Jun 19 2012 12:13 PM Re: June photos! [Re: ertrum]
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Originally Posted By: ertrum
(This may be sort of cheating. If it is, I'll happily replace the picture)



Yes, the old crow will go ape!
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#803179 - Tue Jun 19 2012 01:23 PM Re: June photos! [Re: sue943]
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Well, it is one image - just glued together before submitting.
I await fearless leader's verdict.

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#803198 - Tue Jun 19 2012 04:01 PM Re: June photos! [Re: ertrum]
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Well it fits the size and doesnt upset me. Since I really like the pic too ...ner.
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