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#961713 - Fri Jan 18 2013 04:38 AM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Before anyone asks, yes all the houses have garages, we just don't use them to put cars in as they are full of other stuff!
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#961714 - Fri Jan 18 2013 04:39 AM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: Christinap]
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Back "garden" with its snow blanket. Luckily my area of England usually gets off relatively lightly with snow smile
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#961728 - Fri Jan 18 2013 06:26 AM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: sue943]
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Before anyone asks, yes all the houses have garages, we just don't use them to put cars in as they are full of other stuff!


That always seems to happen with garages doesn't it

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#961735 - Fri Jan 18 2013 07:56 AM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Well it does here! I did put mine there a few times some years ago, but not often. smile
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#961758 - Fri Jan 18 2013 12:46 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: sue943]
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I've been checking in to see all the great photos even though I haven't been posting. I've been fighting a cold and haven't been taking any photos. I DID take one last week when we had our cold front come through, but I hesitated to post it because it's a sunset (again) taken from home. But it was so spectacular because the sky was golden from horizon to horizon and gave off such an eerie light. I was so busy getting pictures of it that I forgot dinner was on the stove and burnt our chops! laugh


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#961767 - Fri Jan 18 2013 02:07 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Fabulous.
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#961768 - Fri Jan 18 2013 02:13 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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My patio this afternoon, it's still snowing too!
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#961774 - Fri Jan 18 2013 03:01 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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I took this one as I trudged to work this morning:



(I decided to walk. It was not a day for cycling!)
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#961778 - Fri Jan 18 2013 03:28 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Nice shot, Martin. Very pretty! Those trees look like ice crystals themselves.

ClaraSue, that's an awesome sky and a wonderful photo. I don't think I've ever seen a sky so full of the sun.

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#961781 - Fri Jan 18 2013 04:21 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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I agree, lovely snowshots and the sunset is a sensation.
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#961788 - Fri Jan 18 2013 04:40 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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ClaraSue, that is a completely sensational sunset. Martin, hope you got there and home safely.

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#961819 - Fri Jan 18 2013 09:06 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Pardon my slip, this is the one I thought I added



Edited by satguru (Sat Jan 19 2013 02:53 PM)
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#961849 - Sat Jan 19 2013 04:18 AM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Isn't that the same picture as the 17th? smile

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#961858 - Sat Jan 19 2013 06:06 AM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: Chavs]
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Isn't that the same picture as the 17th? smile


Yes it is.
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#961931 - Sat Jan 19 2013 02:42 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Big oops, now corrected, that's what happens when the last photo isn't on the same page, I tried to use my memory. I won't next time.

This is a typical London Victorian road in Finchley

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#961941 - Sat Jan 19 2013 05:12 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Aww. I thought for a moment you were going to test us with a tricky spot the difference competition... wink laugh



Now, apologies that I haven't got a clearer photo but I've had to take a faraway pic and crop, and the image starts losing definition with every crop, but I think I saw a baby bluetit -- and that seems very odd for January. Any bird experts around to enlighten me?

A spot the "baby" competition...


bigger

more spot the birds: better one of the "baby"

Of course, it could be just an adult fluffing itself up on a freezing cold day, but none of the other bluetits were fluffed up (as you can see by the "parent" in the picture) and the feathers seemed very grey to me.

Anyone know?




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#961943 - Sat Jan 19 2013 05:26 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Well, if that's an adult he needs to go on a diet, he doesn't seem to have fluffed up at all. if I knew about birds I'd say he was a baby.


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#961947 - Sat Jan 19 2013 06:02 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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The bird higher up the branch is an adult - yes, looking a little tubby now you mention it but less so in the second picture - but the one further down is fluffy.


Edited by Chavs (Sat Jan 19 2013 06:03 PM)

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#961956 - Sat Jan 19 2013 07:46 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: Chavs]
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I went on a scrapbooking camp just before Christmas. This is the place where we stayed. It's called Swanleigh. It was a very peaceful and productive weekend.
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#961967 - Sat Jan 19 2013 10:54 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Oh, I'm jealous! Of the place and the productivity!

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#961976 - Sun Jan 20 2013 03:43 AM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Chavs, does look like a baby I agree. Perhaps the parents got fooled by the fairly warm weather we had for the time of year into thinking it was Spring and had a rather foolish early brood.

Ren, that looks like a lovely place. I've never heard of a scrapbooking camp before though.

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#961984 - Sun Jan 20 2013 08:48 AM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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That's what I was wondering too, Christina. As the fluffy bird has all its colouring, it can't be all that new, and I am now wondering if it's an unusual case of the fledgeling feathers simply not falling out as they should have. Or maybe it's not unusual at all and I am only noticing it for the first time.

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#961988 - Sun Jan 20 2013 10:31 AM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Some lovely pictures for January so far. It looks like we are snow bound now so no pictures from me (outside anyway) for a few days I think.
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#961995 - Sun Jan 20 2013 12:07 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Collared dove in the snow this morning


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#961997 - Sun Jan 20 2013 12:08 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: Chavs]
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Originally Posted By: Chavs
That's what I was wondering too, Christina. As the fluffy bird has all its colouring, it can't be all that new, and I am now wondering if it's an unusual case of the fledgeling feathers simply not falling out as they should have. Or maybe it's not unusual at all and I am only noticing it for the first time.


We have loads of blue and great tits in the garden all the time and I havn't seen any looking like that, so it is something fairly unusual I think

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