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#959596 - Mon Jan 07 2013 04:05 AM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Jill, that must have been scary with the amount of fires around at the moment. Incredible photo though.

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#959600 - Mon Jan 07 2013 06:34 AM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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I agree -- not a good situation, of course, but a really fantastic photo!

Howie, it's a safety thing, innit. Looks so pretty there though. smile

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#959601 - Mon Jan 07 2013 06:42 AM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: Chavs]
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Howie, a blue boat! That's an inside joke, but it seems every time we see a boat out of water or for sale, it's almost always blue.

Jill, I hope there wasn't too much property damage due to the fires.

This is the Mission San Xavier del Bac located outside of Tucson, Arizona, built in 1783.


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#959657 - Mon Jan 07 2013 02:29 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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That's a great building.

We ended up back there yesterday when it had flared up. While all fires are dangerous this was just a grass fire and not a lick on the kinds of fires we're seeing in Tasmania at the moment. This one burnt out a couple thousand acres of grass land .. except for a couple fences there was no other property damage. Here's the sunrise.


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#959669 - Mon Jan 07 2013 04:30 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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This is a pre-1964 sign in Bexley, but as at least four versions exist I don't think they were ever made to a national standard but are all the same now with a bike in the centre instead of the wording.

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#959682 - Mon Jan 07 2013 06:07 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Mmm, that was nice, any more?


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#959861 - Tue Jan 08 2013 11:16 AM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: Christinap]
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Wow, you did have a spectacular sunrise, Copago.

Here's an inside view of the San Xavier Mission in Tucson.


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#959874 - Tue Jan 08 2013 12:58 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Victorian houses in Dudden Hill

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#960003 - Wed Jan 09 2013 07:00 AM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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ClaraSue, I am enjoying your pictures of Arizona. I have relatives who live in Paradise Valley and I visit there occasionally. We usually travel around the state but have not yet been to Tucson. Next on my list for sure! smile
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#960088 - Wed Jan 09 2013 12:12 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: MadMartha]
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Looks like it is time for an afternoon nap....

Back to Wales next.


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#960090 - Wed Jan 09 2013 12:46 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Flats at dusk in Dollis Hill

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#960129 - Wed Jan 09 2013 05:08 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: Howie72]
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ClaraSue, I am enjoying your photos of Arizona too. I had a wonderful holiday there in 1984 staying with my husband's relatives who live in Tucson. We hired a car and travelled all over the state. We lived in California at the time and wanted to move because of the crime and violence in our area. I wanted to move to Arizona and my husband wanted to move to Australia, but we would have been happy with either choice. In the end we chose Australia but if we had chosen Arizona, we probably would have settled in Tucson since we have family there.
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#960137 - Wed Jan 09 2013 05:56 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: MotherGoose]
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Howie, I'm going to show my horrible ignorance...are those goats or sheep?

MadMartha, next time you visit your relatives in Paradise Valley and decide to drive to Tucson, I hope you give me a ring. You'd be within 3 miles of my house on your way there!

MG, every time I see one of Copago's photos, the area reminds me a lot of Arizona, especially where I live. I did an aerial search of her area on Google and the terrain looks very similar. I'm still waiting for my trip to Australia; one of these days I'll make it! laugh

I think it's time for another sunset. grin This was last night from my driveway.
(I almost said looking West. DUH!, LOL)


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#960174 - Wed Jan 09 2013 10:28 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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I was going to ask Howie the same question, ClaraSue!

I'm loving all of the photos, as ever. Here's a wintry Canadian sunset to continue the mini-theme.


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#960185 - Wed Jan 09 2013 11:44 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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That is a good question....I did not ask them.... smile

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#960186 - Thu Jan 10 2013 12:16 AM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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My guess is goats. Perhaps white kikos. Sheep horns don't grow that way (at least not in the wild in OUR country - and they're usually "docked" if domestic but if left alone would probably be quite "curly"/more circular). I've been wrong on several occasions though lol.
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#960190 - Thu Jan 10 2013 12:48 AM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Yes, I would go for goats as well

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#960313 - Thu Jan 10 2013 12:28 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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I'm going for sheep on Howie's photo, purely because of the coat. They remind me of the Wensleydale (a rare breed sheep here) that has that long almost curly fleece, as do some of our other rare breeds, and they have horns as well.

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#960349 - Thu Jan 10 2013 03:07 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Oh I don't think they're Wensleydales, Wensleys look more like Old English Sheepdogs than sheep. However, Howie's photo reminds me of Wiltshire Horns, the sheep from my home county ooh aarrh, where there be more sheep than people, ooh aaarh (but no one actually talks like that, lol). Although the horn is a tiny bit different and Wiltshire Horns don't usually have quite so many curls - but who knows what they might have done with them in NZ, one hears such tales! wink

Howie, go back and get them to stand up, the only way to tell sheep from goats is the body shape. Or offer one a shoe to eat - if it's a goat, it will eat it. smile


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#960379 - Thu Jan 10 2013 04:48 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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We need David Attenborough, he'd know.

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#960380 - Thu Jan 10 2013 04:54 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Definitely a goat


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#960398 - Thu Jan 10 2013 05:41 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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I have met David Attenborough but he might not remember me. I used to know Dickie quite well but he'd be useless, he calls everyone "darling" and the poor goat might get confused. wink
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#960429 - Thu Jan 10 2013 07:09 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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I've been to Dickie's house once but he wasn't there but did use the toilet if that counts for anything, as his wife let me in to deliver a parcel.

The playing fields at Gladstone Park not far from here

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#960563 - Fri Jan 11 2013 03:30 PM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: satguru]
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I think we left Wales with a horse and foal on 'The Mountain Walk' to the Iron Age hillfort of Twmbarlwm in Wales so here are some of their neighbours.


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#960630 - Sat Jan 12 2013 05:36 AM Re: Happy January 2013! [Re: ren33]
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Flopsy: you're hilarious

Howie: Perhaps these are your friends:
demonic poodles
(umm ... that wasn't the actual name of the link lol)
Those last ones are definitely in the moo family
(I'm sure Mr. Linnaeus is rolling in his grave about now)
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