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#811942 - Tue Jul 31 2012 08:30 PM Welcome to the August Photo Thread!
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Here we go then (Where did July go?) Welcome all, to this ever more amazing forum!
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#811965 - Wed Aug 01 2012 04:37 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: ren33]
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When on holidays recently we visited the mountain village of St Nectaire, source of some delicious cheese, favourite of our household for many years. My eldest boy has dreamed of sitting down to an entire wheel of this cheese ever since he was little, so it was the perfect occasion to realise his dream:

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#812013 - Wed Aug 01 2012 07:25 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Santana2002]
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Hope he didn't eat it all at once.

I spent the morning starting the pricking out of my spring bedding seedlings and this is the fruits of my labour. Wallflowers and one tray of Sweet William pricked out, two trays of pansies and another of Sweet William to go, but they're not quite big enough yet.


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#812029 - Wed Aug 01 2012 08:28 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Christinap]
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Finally got round to using my scanner on some old photos. This photo was from the first reel of colour film I ever took. Taken on a geography expedition in 1973 from school, and is of the Neptune locks at Fort William, when they were cleaning it out. (Not quite as sweet as Christinap's William though smilee)


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#812072 - Wed Aug 01 2012 11:37 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Mugaboo]
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That's come out well Mugaboo. Must get the scanner going on some of my old photos.

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#812077 - Wed Aug 01 2012 12:28 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Christinap]
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A field near Hartfield in Sussex



My first colour film was also used on a school trip, Stratford on Avon in 1968. I think I added one already but will add another tomorrow. I also took some round Fort William the following year.


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#812080 - Wed Aug 01 2012 12:53 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: satguru]
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Oh Christinap, that's a lovely lot of future-flowers you have there! I always did like Sweet Williams!
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#812129 - Wed Aug 01 2012 03:46 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Santana2002]
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Originally Posted By: Santana2002
Oh Christinap, that's a lovely lot of future-flowers you have there! I always did like Sweet Williams!


My Grandmother always grew them. I just love the look and the fragrance. I'm planning my big central bed full of those, the wallflowers and tulip bulbs.

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#812151 - Wed Aug 01 2012 04:50 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Christinap]
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They were a firm favourite of my own grandmother, perhaps that's why I love them so much, they're an integral part of my childhood memories.

We're 'tomorrow' here, I'll post my picture for today, shall I? There's not much to see of the village of St Nectaire, it's a small place, huddled close to the side of the mountain, with a few houses, a church and a teeny shop. We did appreciate the cool water in the fountain, to freshen our sticky selves, as it was so hot that day:

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#812180 - Wed Aug 01 2012 08:47 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Santana2002]
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This is the view from my hotel room balcony, overlooking Laurel Lake in Massachusetts, last week.


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#812181 - Wed Aug 01 2012 08:57 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: spanishliz]
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Nothing very exciting to begin August, I came across this little blackbird on my travels the other day.


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#812207 - Wed Aug 01 2012 10:22 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Howie72]
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Well,I, for one, find it very exciting, Howie. If I saw him I would be very happy as it would mean I was in England, and I miss it lots at the moment. Sweet picture.
What a lovely view, Liz.
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#812220 - Wed Aug 01 2012 11:22 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: ren33]
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Santana: It's a VERY nice picture of cheese, but upon thinking about eating it all, I'm sort of planning on baking some bran muffins to go along with LOL

SLiz: you NEED to blow that one up and frame it. Beautiful!
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#812320 - Thu Aug 02 2012 07:18 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Jakeroo]
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Fabulous view Liz and great picture. You've even got stars in it, which are really hard to get to come out on a photo.

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#812321 - Thu Aug 02 2012 07:29 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Christinap]
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Managed to catch this little Great Tit on the bird feeder this morning


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#812322 - Thu Aug 02 2012 07:38 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Christinap]
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Brilliant! I really love that, Christina.




A bit of hot colour.

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#812325 - Thu Aug 02 2012 07:55 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Chavs]
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Great pic of the Great Tit! Looks like he posed for you!

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#812388 - Thu Aug 02 2012 02:05 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: spanishliz]
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Again I think the public aspect of sport allows me to add this one, Wingate & Finchley v Wycombe Wanderers last night

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#812414 - Thu Aug 02 2012 02:47 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: satguru]
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Thanks Chavs and Liz. The birds were back and forth from the feeder this morning and I just sat there and shot off loads of pictures, and when I loaded them up and looked at them that one was far and away the best. I had others as sharp and as close, but it is just the way he was posing there that made that one the one to go with.

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#812433 - Thu Aug 02 2012 04:08 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Christinap]
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Clonmacnoise Abbey, Ireland


The Shannon was so high we couldn't dock at the Abbey, but had to moor at Shannonbridge.

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#812442 - Thu Aug 02 2012 04:56 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: ertrum]
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What a wonderful little Great tit, Christinap! and chavs, the orange of that flower is so intense it's just hopping off the screen!

Here's a shot of a house perched precariously on the edge of the cliff at Rocamadour, a wonderful, buzzing village set high on the cliffs of a gorge on a tributary of the river Dordogne:



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#812453 - Thu Aug 02 2012 05:42 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Santana2002]
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Ooh what lovely pictures you've all posted. Satguru, I've been meaning to tell you for a while that I really appreciate your photos of our 'green and pleasant land' with urban and country pics. Thank you. smile


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#812461 - Thu Aug 02 2012 06:31 PM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Dotb]
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Thanks Dot, after covering the local area I'm now adding photos to the Ordnance Survey map so covering as far and wide as possible. You always see a few nice views especially on the hills with long distances showing, while the urban ones are either around here or in neighbouring towns as I go through them.
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#812524 - Fri Aug 03 2012 01:08 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: satguru]
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Having being without phone and internet for a while I'm back.
This is a rented van from a company for backpackers mostly called Wicked. They're all different from what I can work out and very distinctive!


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#812532 - Fri Aug 03 2012 01:51 AM Re: Welcome to the August Photo Thread! [Re: Copago]
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Meet a very noisy bird....the spur winged plover. Even with my bird stalking I could not get too close to this one, I was too scary for it. smile


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