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#803993 - Fri Jun 22 2012 08:14 PM Re: June photos! [Re: Copago]
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But, having met the lad, I can truly say he is amazing. Such a nice person and so bright and interested in what life has to offer. He's a sweetheart, he really is.
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#804023 - Sat Jun 23 2012 07:31 AM Re: June photos! [Re: ren33]
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Rear of Scotney Castle (the ruined bit) from across the moat


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#804035 - Sat Jun 23 2012 10:10 AM Re: June photos! [Re: Christinap]
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More of the Essex prairies. If it was America the road would be straight

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#804107 - Sat Jun 23 2012 03:08 PM Re: June photos! [Re: Jakeroo]
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Beautiful!

(The citrus makes me thirsty).

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#804336 - Mon Jun 25 2012 02:16 AM Re: June photos! [Re: Chavs]
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A white faced heron enjoying a walk at the Smithfield rock pools.


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#804341 - Mon Jun 25 2012 02:23 AM Re: June photos! [Re: Howie72]
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Oh Howie! Welcome ! That's such a lovely photo!She looks very purposeful.
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#804369 - Mon Jun 25 2012 06:21 AM Re: June photos! [Re: ren33]
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Sorry I've been absent for a while.

Here's my daughter's new stiletto shoes - with heels shaped like the stiletto dagger after which the shoes were named!

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#804377 - Mon Jun 25 2012 07:47 AM Re: June photos! [Re: MotherGoose]
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Killer heels!!

Mothergoose, I think I just played one of your quizzes - me, myself and I? I should have sent you a note because I really enjoyed it. It was quiz of the hour.

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#804379 - Mon Jun 25 2012 08:03 AM Re: June photos! [Re: Chavs]
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Fabulous shoes, I'd wear those.

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#804450 - Mon Jun 25 2012 03:57 PM Re: June photos! [Re: Christinap]
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Fab shoes, but if wore shoes like that I'd do myself an injury smile

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#804453 - Mon Jun 25 2012 04:07 PM Re: June photos! [Re: demurechicky]
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Pair of doves visiting the bird table this morning


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#804454 - Mon Jun 25 2012 04:09 PM Re: June photos! [Re: demurechicky]
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Originally Posted By: demurechicky
Fab shoes, but if wore shoes like that I'd do myself an injury smile


I know what you mean, but my motto is if you can't do it in 5" heels it isn't worth doing to start with.

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#804571 - Tue Jun 26 2012 10:46 AM Re: June photos! [Re: Christinap]
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MG, I love, love love your daughter's shoes! If she ever gets tired of them, I'll be happy to take them off her hands (or feet, in this case)!!! grin


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#804616 - Tue Jun 26 2012 12:33 PM Re: June photos! [Re: Santana2002]
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Chavs, thank you for the compliment on my quiz - I am glad you liked it.

Coolcat90 was also pleased with everybody's compliments on her shoes.

One of the reasons I have been scarce around here lately is that I went down south two weeks ago to visit my other (adopted) daughter, Willow. On the way home I stopped by my mother's house (Mommakat) who lives just over an hour's drive south of me. While I was there, a severe storm swept through and I was trapped there for a few hours as the winds were so fierce (over 140 km/hour) that it was unsafe to drive. In addition, Mum's tree was blown over and blocked my car in the drive. One of the neighbours called the SES (State Emergency Service) and a team came out very promptly and removed it for us.




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#804639 - Tue Jun 26 2012 04:07 PM Re: June photos! [Re: MotherGoose]
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What an exciting life you lead, MC! I am glad you were safe, and got rescued!
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#804915 - Wed Jun 27 2012 07:09 PM Re: June photos! [Re: ren33]
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Back on the Essex prairies, I take photos now specially for the Ordnance Survey map of Britain, so people click on a place and all our pictures come up. Contributors collect points for them all, and the map has 100km squares with two letter codes (I live in TQ), and each gets a point as well. The most efficient way to do it is to go to an intersection where four squares meet, assuming the sea isn't in the way as it is on the south side. That happens to be on the Essex marshes to the east, which was why I went there for only the second time in my life, but as no commonly used maps have the roads there (they are dead ends and then become private land) I printed something out and drew the route on it from the only very dodgy source I could find online. I went to the node point and when I turned right at the crossroads to reach both new squares went from a farm to a grass track where the road I expected was over a mile long.

It was obvious it wasn't going south to the next square, but as the crossroads on the map was in square one I drove a couple of miles south and entered square two from the west, and when I got home and compared my results with the map discovered two crossroads where my printout had one. The first had a tiny dead end on the left and the farm entrance on the right, the real road was half a mile further along. But both didn't have a straight ahead as the major road I was on already turned left only on both, which is extremely unusual once, and almost unheard of for two junctions in a row.

So after a demanding trip (you have to drive almost 20 miles through all the suburbs with nothing but traffic lights before you reach the open road) I simply had to do it again as the sea makes both these squares much further away from anywhere else- I'd already tried to get one using the route NE and turned back due to the worst traffic jam I've ever seen on a major road so although I only needed the northern of the two there wasn't anywhere for some miles northeast besides the exact darn place I'd aimed for already. Six days later I had a free day, and for the third time (the first was to the seaside last month further south) took the only road east (the other is much further south and only a basic A road) and actually had no traffic, continued to the crossroads I needed, did the exact route planned first time, and then a small run north and back west to cover more new ground for my map. It did mean I took the little route south into the first new square I'd never have bothered to otherwise, and a few to the north I wouldn't have done had I done it in one, so did get a small bunch of roads rather than a single line which has at least beefed up a corner of my map which wouldn't be otherwise.

I posted in their forums for the biggest cockup on a photo trip, and easily trumped by someone who drove from Yorkshire to Heathrow to take someone to the airport, and planned to photograph most of the road back, only to find he'd left his camera at home. I would always buy one if that happened to me as long as the shops were open, as for £30 or so you can cover yourself easily and always need a spare, but he didn't. Anyway, for a change you have the story behind one of my trips, and nowadays most are to work my way round the compass points and almost done them all now as there are only so many.

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#804949 - Wed Jun 27 2012 11:37 PM Re: June photos! [Re: satguru]
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Another of the birds at the Smithfield rock pools, a red-billed seagull enjoying the water.


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#805011 - Thu Jun 28 2012 08:15 AM Re: June photos! [Re: Howie72]
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That's lovely Howie - like the reflections in the water.

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#805029 - Thu Jun 28 2012 09:36 AM Re: June photos! [Re: Christinap]
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The roof on this farm seems to be on its last legs. Tillingham, Essex.

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#805126 - Thu Jun 28 2012 03:57 PM Re: June photos! [Re: satguru]
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Susie playing in her outside run. As usual water bowl upended so it goes everywhere and she can bark at me to fill it up again.



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#805135 - Thu Jun 28 2012 05:01 PM Re: June photos! [Re: Christinap]
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Howie: really loved the heron (I've never seen one with such yellow legs!). Some scary looking kelp there though! The seagull is a great picture too.
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#805200 - Fri Jun 29 2012 02:47 AM Re: June photos! [Re: Jakeroo]
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Yes, the seagull is a great shot, reflection and all.

Christina, I thought at first that your doves were part of a bird-table sculpture, they seem to match it! Very pretty.

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#805220 - Fri Jun 29 2012 07:35 AM Re: June photos! [Re: Chavs]
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They do match pretty well don't they. Perhaps I should get a couple made as a sculpture.

This morning's pick of strawberries from the garden. One thing all the early season rain did do was ensure a massive crop of these this year. I've been picking this amount and more every day for about 10 days now.


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#805225 - Fri Jun 29 2012 08:36 AM Re: June photos! [Re: Christinap]
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You could have made a bomb at Wimbledon,Christine. I keep thinking of Pavlova, and not the ballet dancer either...
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#805244 - Fri Jun 29 2012 10:47 AM Re: June photos! [Re: ren33]
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I can't make meringue, big disaster every time I try, so I'm thinking strawberry shortcake.

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