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#820489 - Sun Sep 02 2012 09:49 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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I didn't realise that, Christina; that's Quite Interesting! I agree about the mine having its own beauty. Maybe it's just good photography skills but it looks very like a piece of art to me.

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#820490 - Sun Sep 02 2012 09:50 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Originally Posted By: Christinap
You may recall I had a tree come down in the garden that I had a couple of roses growing up. Well, I saved the roses, filled in the hole, put weed supressing membrane down, edged it off and covered it all with bark chippings. The trunk has been sawn into four, two of which have been treated and are in front of the shed. The other two will join them and I'll put tubs of some sort on them. Hopefully when the roses grow completely over the support and the tubs are in place it'll make a nice little feature next summer.



It's going to be fab! But where will you put the wigwam? (Don't tell me you didn't buy one, they were cute.)

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#820498 - Sun Sep 02 2012 10:14 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Chavs]
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"Small Tortoiseshell"

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#820510 - Sun Sep 02 2012 11:30 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Chavs]
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Absolutely stunning.
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#820511 - Sun Sep 02 2012 11:30 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Chavs]
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Good photography skills? Aw, you're making me blush.

As far as I know there are no plans to do anything with this pit. It would take a lot of capital due to the size of the pit and the company that mined it sold out to an international concern.
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#820513 - Sun Sep 02 2012 11:45 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: deputygary]
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Good catch on the butterfly Chavs.

Yes, I have bought a wigwam, they are made to order so hasn't been delivered yet, should be next week sometime. I shall try it in various places and see where it looks best.

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#820516 - Sun Sep 02 2012 11:50 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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If anyone wants to see what the Eden Project looked like in 1995 the history of it can be found here

http://www.edenproject.com/whats-it-all-about/behind-the-scenes/10th-birthday/10th-birthday-timeline

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#820521 - Sun Sep 02 2012 12:03 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Beautiful, Chavs!

Ah, so that's what a Kookaburra looks like. Neat looking bird.


This fellow gave me a start a few months ago running around on the patio. I haven't seen him/her in awhile, though. The double tail slows their ability to move as swiftly as they're supposed to; I hope he didn't get captured by something.

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#820538 - Sun Sep 02 2012 03:27 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ClaraSue]
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The new camera cost about the same as the old one as the prices have come down so much, but all the others like it were double and more so did pretty well.

This tunnel was created when a new development was built above London Wall, which is where you'd expect it to be on the edge of the City



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#820546 - Sun Sep 02 2012 04:46 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: satguru]
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Wow Clara Sue, that forked tail is amazing. I never saw one before.
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#820559 - Sun Sep 02 2012 09:14 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ren33]
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Thanks, Christinap, but I have no idea which flower that is.



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#820576 - Mon Sep 03 2012 02:52 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ren33]
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Great photos, everyone! Especially love the butterfly by Chavs and the tortoise and lizard by ClaraSue.

Accidentally forgot to post one yesterday. Anyway, back to Bali! These rice fields are world famous and incredibly beautiful. We passed them on the way back to where we were staying from the village. This was taken from a car, so it was another one that was pretty hard to take, and you do see some of the shops in the bottom, but it is still looks quite nice I think.



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#820579 - Mon Sep 03 2012 03:46 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Daaanieeel]
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The pointy thing is the CN Tower in Toronto. I was only in Toronto for a couple of nights so did not go up the tower, just walked around like most other places I visited.



Edited by Howie72 (Mon Sep 03 2012 03:48 AM)

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#820597 - Mon Sep 03 2012 07:49 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Howie72]
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That is one tall tower!

The doves are such pests around here. As much as I like to hear them, they always make such a mess of my walkways. Here one has made her nest on my roof and if you look closely, you will see two babies. After the little ones left the nest, we took down the nest.

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#820607 - Mon Sep 03 2012 08:01 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ClaraSue]
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Outstanding rice fields, Daaanieeel.
Pointy thing, Howie? smile
It was nice that you let the little ones grow before removing the nest, Clara. Every year we have birds build a nest in the planter outside our front door. The strange thing is, it is not always the same species of bird.

Here is a truck working in an on-going open gold mine in the Black Hills. This pit is not nearly as big as the last one I showed but it still seems like a blot on a beautiful landscape to me.

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#820610 - Mon Sep 03 2012 08:08 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: deputygary]
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(Thank you, guys, for the butterfly comments)


-- and keep that lizard away from me please lol!


ClaraSue!!!

That dove photograph is outstanding.

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#820611 - Mon Sep 03 2012 08:09 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: deputygary]
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I presume that wandering in and grabbing a couple of handfuls of gold is discouraged!

Love the dove ClaraSue. We get housemartins nesting under our eaves and they make their nests with mud, so we have to hose them off every year when the babies have gone.

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#820651 - Mon Sep 03 2012 03:40 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Stretching out the summer, kids' toys on the beach.

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#820652 - Mon Sep 03 2012 03:52 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Chavs]
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Part of the autumn colour in the herbaceous border at Scotney Castle


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#820659 - Mon Sep 03 2012 05:12 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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depgary: too funny. Looks like a tonka toy from here : )

Christina: nice display of sedum. Wish mine had "bloomed" this year.

Howie: you really should've gone up the tower to experience the nausea of looking down at the ground through plexiglas and then going to the bar/restaurant at the top to get the touristy plastic booze souvenir. Oh wait. Never mind. Waste of money.
p.s. I feel sorry for you that you had to spend time in "Steel City" Hope the time spent with friends was worth it LOL!


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#820669 - Mon Sep 03 2012 07:27 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Wow, what wonderful photos from everyone while I've been away. My grandson was born on Saturday (1st September) when we were down in Eastbourne which is where the photo was taken. We had to cut our visit short and travel 7 or so hours to Newcastle Upon Tyne to see him.


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#820671 - Mon Sep 03 2012 07:37 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Dotb]
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Congratulations Grandma Dot!
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#820728 - Tue Sep 04 2012 04:40 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ren33]
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Congrats Dot. smile

We go back to the volcano village. These onion crops are grown on where the crater lake once reached to. We stopped here while cycling around the village (hence the bike handle in the corner of the photo). You can see the volcanoes again in the background.

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#820731 - Tue Sep 04 2012 05:02 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Daaanieeel]
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While in Toronto I also had a stroll around the Music Garden down at the waterfront....who knew flowers played instruments so well....Apparently it is a "3 acre garden divided into 6 sections inspired by the movements of Bach's Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello. The sections are Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabnade, Menuett, and Gigue."


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#820736 - Tue Sep 04 2012 05:57 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Howie72]
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This is what the Black Hills look like--sans open pit mines.

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