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#820738 - Tue Sep 04 2012 06:12 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: deputygary]
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That is beautiful, I see what you mean by the mines being a "blot on the landscape". It's a shame, really.
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#820742 - Tue Sep 04 2012 06:43 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Daaanieeel]
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deputygary, do you know whether those 'brown' trees are deciduous or is there a disease problem? I saw lots of pest-related, tree diseases cutting a swathe through parts of Idaho and Wyoming a couple of years ago.

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#820746 - Tue Sep 04 2012 07:38 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: MikeMaster99]
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Congatulations, Dot!

Thanks for the photos on Bali, Daaanieeel. I almost moved there years ago and now I see what I have missed. It's a beautiful place.

We spoke about road signs the other day. Does anyone have a clue as to which way I'm supposed to turn? laugh I saw this in Portland, Oregon this past Spring.

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#820759 - Tue Sep 04 2012 09:11 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ClaraSue]
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I know I have not posted any photos for a while but that's because (a) I haven't taken any photos that were interesting enough to post, and (b) most of my photos tend to be of people which means I can't post them here.

However I did take this one tonight which I thought might be of interest. My daughter's friend is a "fire-juggler" and this is a photo I took of him practising. If you look carefully you can just make out his arm in the middle of the photo.



Edited by MotherGoose (Tue Sep 04 2012 09:13 AM)
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#820846 - Tue Sep 04 2012 02:54 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: MotherGoose]
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Wow! Fantastic picture, MG.

MikeMaster, those trees are probably diseased. The Black Hills mostly contain Ponderosa Pine and Black Hills Spruce. In fact, they are called the Black Hills because they appear black from a distance (especially at night, hee hee). There has been an infestation of pine beetles there. I don't know if that is what caused these trees to turn brown or not, but it is most likely the case.
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#820869 - Tue Sep 04 2012 03:59 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: deputygary]
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I'm quite jealous of that photo, Mother Goose! VERY cool : )
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#820870 - Tue Sep 04 2012 03:59 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: deputygary]
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Love that, MotherGoose!

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#820873 - Tue Sep 04 2012 04:19 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Chavs]
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Congratulations Dot.

Love the pictures of Bali Daniel, makes we want to go there.

Very cool photo MG, I'm jealous of that one

We have an RHS garden not far from us, Hyde Hall, and last time I went there they were dispensing free gladioli corms of a new variety - all you had to do was give feedback on how they grew, did the slugs get them, how true did the colour come to the chart you were given, that sort of thing. So, here it is, definitely a different colour fo gladioli, I've seen deep purple and white before but not this sort of pale purple/lilac


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#820883 - Tue Sep 04 2012 05:38 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Very nice photo MotherGoose. smile That's a beautiful flower, Christinap.
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#820912 - Tue Sep 04 2012 09:48 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: deputygary]
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I've been off getting more photos and found my new cable hadn't stayed in my bag when I left the house so as I hadn't been home couldn't do them till I returned. I don't think many people could spot what's wrong with these road signs so will elucidate, besides the obviously vandalised numbers (like drawing on an old master in biro), but the triangle applies to the children sign, but by law speed limits needed a circle instead to make them valid. As it's on a private road they can do as they like, especially as it's actually closed to traffic in living memory.

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#820922 - Wed Sep 05 2012 02:07 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: satguru]
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Satguru, I love that pic. It's like a piece of modern art. A totem pole.

Christina, that's a beautiful photo. Very calming effect.


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#820932 - Wed Sep 05 2012 05:49 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Chavs]
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Is there anything prettier than a stand of birch trees?

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#820946 - Wed Sep 05 2012 07:53 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: deputygary]
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First birch, then palm trees.

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#821079 - Wed Sep 05 2012 04:20 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ClaraSue]
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Love the birches and the palm trees.

I get a lot of roses from a grower called David Austin. He specialises in roses that are like the old fashioned roses, loads of scent, quite loose flowers, but with the disease resistance and repeat flowering of modern ones. This is one of his that I'm especially fond of as it is more of a gold than a yellow and holds the colour right until it drops.


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#821101 - Wed Sep 05 2012 08:47 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Thanks Chavs, as the signs became obsolete in 1964 the red triangles have about 10 known representatives left between the south coast and Cambridge, and I have them all now. This is the Squirrel Inn in Battle. I have to admit I don't think I've ever bought a drink in a pub taking photos but are very useful for something else when required.

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#821102 - Wed Sep 05 2012 08:58 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: satguru]
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Wow, Christinap, that's gorgeous!
The trees are great too - although I am feel a little dizzy gazing up through those palms :-)

And Satguru, always enjoy your photos of the 'old country' - dad came out to Oz as a 'ten-pound pom' after World War 2.

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#821104 - Wed Sep 05 2012 09:36 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: MikeMaster99]
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Congrats, Dot! Great photo, MG.



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#821120 - Thu Sep 06 2012 01:58 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: zorba_scank]
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The old city hall in Toronto with some ugly glass montrosities in the background. Most modern buildings look terrible compared to the older buildings.


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#821121 - Thu Sep 06 2012 02:23 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ren33]
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Wow, Zorba, that's one impressive view!

There aren't many Bali photos left which are of much interest, but I'll see what I can do after that.
This monkey poked his head around the corner of a tour place. Everyone promptly pulled out their cameras. The guides weren't as excited as us, they must have seen it quite a few times before. Another one joined it soon after.



Edited by Daaanieeel (Thu Sep 06 2012 02:23 AM)
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#821140 - Thu Sep 06 2012 04:31 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Daaanieeel]
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Thank you all for your compliments on my photo. I didn't think it was that good but I thought it was an interesting effect. Here's another one I took at the same time.

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#821160 - Thu Sep 06 2012 07:28 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: MotherGoose]
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Tend to agree with you on moden buildings Howie.I doubt if people will be exclaiming over their architectural beauty in 100 or 150 years time - assuming they even last that long.

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#821223 - Thu Sep 06 2012 12:33 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Howie, if you're handy with a photoshop program, you could easily crop out the newer buildings to showcase that magnificent, older one.

Summertime in Nebraska, literally miles from anything (even a decent road). The hills in the background look awfully brown from drought (maybe) but, I swear, it was wet everywhere. We almost got stuck in the mud on the road it was so deep.

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#821278 - Thu Sep 06 2012 04:29 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ClaraSue]
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Essex Police have a Police dog training centre not far from us, and every so often they have an open day. A lot of the photos had too many people in to post here, but when I looked through them this one amused me, I think it's just the whole way the dog is perched on top of the jump


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#821306 - Thu Sep 06 2012 06:21 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Having covered all the compass points (it goes on a personal map so I can see exactly where I've been), I'm now collecting more spots locally to complete the 4th 10km square. This is the Harlequin shopping centre in Watford, I went a day or two after it opened in the 80s or so and half the shops hadn't been occupied yet.

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#821381 - Fri Sep 07 2012 09:06 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: satguru]
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I love this tree that is located at the US Naval Weapons Station in Charleston, South Carolina. That's hubby standing underneath.

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