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#813189 - Mon Aug 06 2012 08:12 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Christinap]
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Someone has obviously seen our latest weather forecast!



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#813215 - Mon Aug 06 2012 09:48 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Christinap]
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We had a hailstorm on Saturday with hailstones almost as big as golf balls.


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#813238 - Mon Aug 06 2012 12:11 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Dotb]
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I saw some pictures on the news of Bradford with 3 or 4 inches of hail on the ground - looked more like December than August.

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#813272 - Mon Aug 06 2012 02:58 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Christinap]
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This is part of a 30 plus year mission taking photos of straight roads. There are so few in Britain (unlike most other places) each is a small victory when I find a good one, more points if a main road which this isn't. Still in Shepherd's Bush.

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#813308 - Mon Aug 06 2012 08:22 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: satguru]
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It's been a couple of years since I've been in the Photo-a-Day forum because I was so fed up with my slow internet connection that I gave it up. It took me awhile to even learn how to download a photo and post again. So here's my first post after 2 1/2 years.

This little fellow and his nest were apparently blown out of the tree so I placed his nest next to him in hopes of comfort.

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#813309 - Mon Aug 06 2012 08:49 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: ClaraSue]
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Aw Clara Sue! Welcome back to the nest indeed! It's a sweet photo I do hope his mum turned up!
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#813314 - Mon Aug 06 2012 09:01 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: ren33]
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Now for a few views looking out over New York City from the Empire State Building though I am not sure what areas they are or exactly certain which direction we are looking. This first photo could be looking in a notheast direction.


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#813315 - Mon Aug 06 2012 09:10 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Howie72]
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Inspired by those of you who have posted some scans of your earliest colour photos, I thought I would see what I could find. I have some earlier colour pics, but they are all "people" photos, so have gone with this one. It is the whirlpool below Niagara Falls in 1964, taken during my Grade 7 class trip.


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#813318 - Mon Aug 06 2012 09:27 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: spanishliz]
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So, let's see, Liz, that would make you .... um? How old? hee hee
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#813319 - Mon Aug 06 2012 10:00 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: deputygary]
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You have all the info smile

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#813322 - Mon Aug 06 2012 10:39 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: spanishliz]
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Much younger than I am anyway!
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#813327 - Mon Aug 06 2012 11:55 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: ren33]
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Oh lovely to see your early photos, Liz! And ClaraSue welcome back to P-a-D!

Here's a shot of one of the squares in the village of Salers:

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#813353 - Tue Aug 07 2012 01:36 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Santana2002]
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It's a really lovely place. Everything appears to be built from the same type of stone, is it local?

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#813377 - Tue Aug 07 2012 04:41 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Christinap]
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Yes, Christina, all the houses in the village are made of the same black volcanic stone. It's not granite, but I haven't been able to find out what it is yet. In any case, it makes for some really charming villages to visit!
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#813421 - Tue Aug 07 2012 08:15 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Santana2002]
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Thanks for the welcome back. grin

Seeing your photo, Liz, reminds me that I have some old photos of Niagara Falls that I took back in 1971 with my little Brownie. I ought to try to find them.

While traveling through Utah last week, I took a wrong turn in the mountains and I'm glad I did. I saw this beautiful view and had to stop. It was like standing above the Grand Canyon and gave me the nervous shakes looking down.

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#813446 - Tue Aug 07 2012 12:06 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: ClaraSue]
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That is a wonderful picture.
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#813494 - Tue Aug 07 2012 02:03 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: deputygary]
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Wow, ClaraSue, that's incredible.

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#813524 - Tue Aug 07 2012 04:08 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Chavs]
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That is the most incredible view.


Chain saw art at a local show


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#813536 - Tue Aug 07 2012 05:02 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Christinap]
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Welcome back Clara Sue!

If you thought Shepherd's Bush was exciting this is Hanwell. It's part of my project to fill the map in London and getting closer each time I go out.

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#813557 - Tue Aug 07 2012 07:19 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: satguru]
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Part of the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland.

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#813583 - Tue Aug 07 2012 09:25 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: ertrum]
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Before I carry on with a few New York photos, here is a quick detour to Niagara and a 2010 version of the area Spanishliz was at in 1964.


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#813615 - Wed Aug 08 2012 02:56 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Howie72]
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Loved seeing your trip across the States, Howie!
All the photos are great .. the chainsaw bears, the dramatic canyon, the 'villages and suburbs .. all great pics.

I'm afraid my other half got himself into a bit of trouble today and managed to do a fair bit of damage to his hand - didn't realise there was so much blood in a hand! Anyway, got him into town and they decided he needed x-rays so he got himself a free flight on the Flying Doctor and is now resting up in Broken Hill hospital. No op needed just lots of stitches frown poor [censored] will be out of action for a while but will survive.
here's the ambulance that took him out to the airstrip with the plane ready to take him.


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#813623 - Wed Aug 08 2012 05:09 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Copago]
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Love those bears, Christina, and ertrum that photo just makes me long to visit the Giant's Causeway! I've never had the opportunity to go there yet *sniff*

Ouch, Jill! Hope there's no serious damage done? I can imagine the blood ... When my DH ran his hand through the lawnmower to unblock the stuck grass, I had him envelop his hand in a huge teatowel while I drove him to the surgery. Had I seen the slightest drop of red while driving I would have passed out immediately. I'm really squeamish about seeing blood, though I can read the most gory passages without as much as blinking an eyelid...

Here's another picture taken during our recent break in the volcanic mountains of Auvergne, the fountain in the square of the village of Salers:



Not a very picturesque fountain, I hurry to add, but boy did we appreciate splashing the cool water on our hot faces and arms, it was a glorious day!


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#813627 - Wed Aug 08 2012 07:16 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Santana2002]
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Thanks Santana. That fountain just fits so perfectly with the surroundings.

Copago, hope your other half is better soon and there is no lasting damage.

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#813629 - Wed Aug 08 2012 07:22 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Christinap]
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Oh That's awful, poor Jack, I hope it gets better soon. Thank goodness for the Flying Doctor eh? I must look out the pictures of my visit to their HQ a few years back.
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