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#824794 - Wed Sep 19 2012 02:46 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Howie72]
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Reminds me of Daniel's Darter.

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#824818 - Wed Sep 19 2012 07:22 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Chavs]
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CmdrK, I've probably seen that mountain as we travel through there a lot. I'll have to look more closely next time we're through there.
Zorba, I think you'll find Arizona to be a beautiful place My best friend who visited last winter was surprised at how pretty it is here. Lovely shot of the rock jetty, btw.
Daaanieeel, is that a wild bird? It must be awesome to see birds like this in the wild as we only see them in cages.
Howie, that statue of Isis is lovely. It's so graceful looking.

On our bike ride this past weekend to the hills, we stopped and visited an old western mining town. This is the Goldfield Ghost Town, an actual ghost town that was rebuilt and is now a tourist attraction at the base of the Superstition Mountains.

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#824830 - Wed Sep 19 2012 08:35 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ClaraSue]
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CmdrK, I've probably seen that mountain as we travel through there a lot. I'll have to look more closely next time we're through there.


It's best seen from old Nevada Route 45, which unfortunately, hasn't received any highway funding since World War II.

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#824831 - Wed Sep 19 2012 08:43 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: CmdrK]
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It is wild, Clara.
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#824862 - Wed Sep 19 2012 11:23 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Daaanieeel]
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ClaraSue, ever since I looked at the photo of the ghost town the theme to "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" has been echoing through my mind.

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#824863 - Wed Sep 19 2012 11:24 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Cmdrk - now that's what you call potholes!

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#824889 - Wed Sep 19 2012 01:04 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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To me it looks as though WWII happened right there!
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#824926 - Wed Sep 19 2012 02:41 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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The "best" part of that trail is called the 'rock garden'. It was my turn to drive going through there and I wasn't about to stop, never mind take pictures. =:o
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#824955 - Wed Sep 19 2012 03:48 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: CmdrK]
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We saw this bird at a local wildlife park. Not sure what it is though, there was no identification label on the enclosure - I'm guessing some sort of wading bird/crane


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#824980 - Wed Sep 19 2012 05:08 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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This is the Goldfield Ghost Town, an actual ghost town that was rebuilt and is now a tourist attraction at the base of the Superstition Mountains.



When I first saw it, I thought it was Old Tucson. I had a holiday in Arizona in 1984. We flew to Tucson, stayed with family, hired a car and drove up to the Grand Canyon and back, and also went south as far as Nogales, Mexico. Great holiday! Your photo brought back lovely memories.
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#825012 - Wed Sep 19 2012 07:34 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: MotherGoose]
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Howie: Gorgeous sunset. That one rivals even those we get on the prairies here. As for your trips, I don't think I could stand the pace you kept up on all the ones you've mentioned so far!

Flopsy: nothing wrong with "odd". And I defy anyone to define "normal" in any case lol

ClaraSue: it appears that any side of Canyon Lake is lovely! All those colours in the rocks are amazing.

CmdrK: very nice picture. I'm always fascinated by rock formations, especially when they don't seem to belong there (like ones that are sitting all alone in the middle of "nowhere" that you'd think would have succumbed to erosion or whatever by now). Nevada/Arizona are GREAT places to find unexpected wonders like that one.

Christina: just how tall IS that pear tree? Looks ginormous! And it's hard to tell what your bird might be. Looks too short/stout to be a crane, maybe one of the lesser Herons?

Zorba: thanks for the extra info! My next question is where was your latest (beach) photo taken and why is there a fence on the far right (if that is indeed a fence, just guessing).

David: very pretty. Our trees/leaves have already started to turn.

Daniel: Good Lord on the cockatoo. Looks like someone turned a blow dryer on the poor thing lol. Cute though!

Hmm, I thought I had a picture to post, but apparently my train of thought derailed. bbL.
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#825023 - Wed Sep 19 2012 08:53 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Jakeroo]
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Wall Hall, a Victorian pile in Aldenham. It used to have its own university college till 2004 when it was demolished for a housing estate. Thanks for all the compliments everyone, much appreciated smile



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#825049 - Thu Sep 20 2012 01:48 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: satguru]
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Hmmmmmm, it was actually a sunrise and I had to double check that was what I had typed. smile

These travel photos were all from the same trip, I left Timaru on April 23rd 2010 and the current photos in London are May 27th.

Speaking of which, I also ran into Peter Pan while in the Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens area though a poor photo.


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#825054 - Thu Sep 20 2012 02:20 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ren33]
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I got an email back from the website. You're right, Jakeroo, they were cormorants. Here's what they said:
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"The big flock of birds are Little Black Cormorants (with a few Silver Gulls), large flocks like that are usually feeding flocks (cormorants dive for food in the water)."


My attempt at a flower photo. You can see these flowers everywhere this time of the year, not sure what they're called though (I'm no botany expert lol). They look really nice when there is lots of them in one place.

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#825093 - Thu Sep 20 2012 07:02 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Daaanieeel]
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Looks like a member of the Echinacea family.

Jakeroo, the tree is around 25/30 ft high, it's about 100 years old. The pears are round and not that large, but very sweet, just drip juice whem they're ripe. Sometimes the easiest way is just to go up there every day and pick up the fallers rather than try and climb the tree.

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#825106 - Thu Sep 20 2012 08:14 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Sat, Wall Hall looks like something I've seen in a movie. Have they used that as a movie set?

Howie, I love that statue of Peter Pan. How tall is it?

Lovely flower, Daniel.

Everybody's photos are just fantastic.


This is the bordello in the Goldfield Ghost Town.

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#825119 - Thu Sep 20 2012 09:01 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ClaraSue]
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The flowers are osteospermum, otherwise known as cape daisies.
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#825178 - Thu Sep 20 2012 11:16 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: sue943]
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Well spotted Sue.

There's a story to the Peter Pan statue. It was commissioned by J M Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, and when it was ready he insisted it be installed overnight so that it seemed to children as though it had magically appeared. He didn't want to spoil it by them seeing it being installed.

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#825206 - Thu Sep 20 2012 12:18 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Who else would take random photos of Garston, but these meant I now have 4X 10 km squares now of 100 photos each on the Ordnance Survey map

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#825234 - Thu Sep 20 2012 01:16 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: satguru]
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ClaraSue, there is a photo of me standing next to it and the top of my head is about where Peter Pan's feet start. I am 1.78m (5'10") tall.


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#825256 - Thu Sep 20 2012 02:12 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Howie72]
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It's the last day of Summer here. Most of the flowers have worn themselves out so the humble little New England Aster gets to show its stuff.



Edit: Okay, it's the next to last day of Summer. Close enough!


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#825264 - Thu Sep 20 2012 02:25 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: CmdrK]
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ClaraSue, there is a photo of me standing next to it and the top of my head is about where Peter Pan's feet start. I am 1.78m (5'10") tall.


Thanks! It's shorter than I would have thought it to be. But still tall enough. laugh
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#825320 - Thu Sep 20 2012 04:31 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ClaraSue]
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The hedgerows round us are dripping with rose hips at the moment


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#825321 - Thu Sep 20 2012 04:34 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Rainy day today so took some pictures of Lady

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#825345 - Thu Sep 20 2012 05:17 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Gees63]
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Lady is lovely. How old is she?

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