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#964756 - Thu Jan 31 2013 03:53 PM Welcome to Feb!
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A new month!
Thanks all. I look forward as usual to your great photos.
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#964781 - Thu Jan 31 2013 05:42 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Caroline Bay in Timaru on a warm summer day during the carnival. The controversial piazza and the start of the central business district in the background. Looks like we may get some rain on Monday and Tuesday....it will be very much needed.


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#964784 - Thu Jan 31 2013 06:14 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Howie, I'll swop you some rain for some of that sunshine

Miniature daffodils just waiting for a bit more sun to come into flower


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#964801 - Thu Jan 31 2013 11:19 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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My apologies for not posting for a while, great photos by all since I have last posted!

Here's a photo of everyone's favourite animal, the spider. There were quite a few spiders on this walk, but this one was a monster. Needless to say I took the photo and walked away as soon as I could, and I'm not even arachnophobic!


Edited by Daaanieeel (Thu Jan 31 2013 11:20 PM)
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#964814 - Fri Feb 01 2013 12:51 AM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: Daaanieeel]
ren33 Offline
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Howie, I'll swop you some rain for some of that sunshine

... and,Christina I would swap you 50 of my best orchids for just one of your gorgeous daffs!


Edited by ren33 (Fri Feb 01 2013 12:51 AM)
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#964823 - Fri Feb 01 2013 03:13 AM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Lol, Daniel! I wouldn't have even stayed to take the photo! Brrr...

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#964829 - Fri Feb 01 2013 05:08 AM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: Chavs]
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Sunrise. (from my phone - don't know how to make it bigger)



Edited by MotherGoose (Fri Feb 01 2013 05:14 AM)
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#964841 - Fri Feb 01 2013 06:29 AM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Oh wow, Mothergoose. Looks lovely just like that. Amazing colours!



I can't take photos of birds like some you can do so well, so I am reduced to taking photos of old plates with bird designs on them! frown
I like this design.



Edited by Chavs (Fri Feb 01 2013 06:50 AM)

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#964855 - Fri Feb 01 2013 08:05 AM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
ren33 Offline
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Oh so do I Chavs. Looks oriental. That may be a crane
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#964940 - Fri Feb 01 2013 04:18 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Daniel, oh my gosh, that's huuuuuge! I'm not sure I could stand to get a picture of that even if I was so far away and still shaking like a leaf!
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#964946 - Fri Feb 01 2013 05:54 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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My new patio sized fruit trees, one apple, one pear and one plum. Waiting to be moved to their final places when the weather improves and we can get them on a trolley without dragging it through mud.


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#964958 - Fri Feb 01 2013 09:38 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Leaves Green which is near Biggin Hill in Kent.

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#964990 - Sat Feb 02 2013 03:47 AM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: satguru]
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You cannot see me, I am camouflaged.... smile


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#965019 - Sat Feb 02 2013 08:55 AM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Oh, Howie, I love that! Loving all the February photos smile

A day or two ago I posted a pic of the January Thaw. Now it is time for February's Snow - this is what I woke up to this morning.



The good news is that it is Groundhog Day, and he certainly wouldn't have been able to see his shadow!

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#965021 - Sat Feb 02 2013 09:26 AM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: spanishliz]
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Oh wow, Mothergoose. Looks lovely just like that. Amazing colours


What's even more amazing is that I was up that early to see it! laugh
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#965090 - Sat Feb 02 2013 05:36 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Great pictures everyone! (even the spider *shudder* wink ) Such cute houses, Liz and beautiful sunrise, MG!

Finally got my camera out again .. I needed to have it and the charger in the same place for it to work apparently! wink


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#965106 - Sat Feb 02 2013 08:10 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: Copago]
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Daaanieeel, Scary spider! I almost walked into a web with a spider like that. I stopped within 5 inches of having it on my face. Yeah, I ran away screaming like a little girl!

Ooh, my second favorite subject! Beautiful sunrise, MG!

Christinap, I'm jealous of your fruit trees. I had five citrus trees that I think were killed during the last hard freeze we had. Only time will tell.

Howie, don't you mean "cowmaflaged". grin

Liz, that looks horribly cold. How cold did it get?

Jill, such interesting scenery you have. Are they wild?

This morning my mother and I went to yard sales and I found these three beautiful Stuart Crystal brandy snifters. The bowl is 4 inches and stands 6 inches tall. Can you believe that I got all three for $2.00? Such a deal!

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#965108 - Sat Feb 02 2013 08:27 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Liz, that looks horribly cold. How cold did it get?


It actually wasn't all that cold today, just a bit below freezing smile When it is really, really cold like it was last week (-35 or -40 with wind chill) it is too cold to snow. There wasn't much wind today either, so it was fairly pleasant to be outside.

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#965114 - Sat Feb 02 2013 09:36 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: spanishliz]
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Had breakfast with my friends this morning and saw this little "jaw-dropper" on my way to the restaurant - stopped and took a photo on the way home. Still can't believe it's up there!


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#965133 - Sun Feb 03 2013 03:31 AM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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I'm speechless.

(Laughing though).


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#965190 - Sun Feb 03 2013 12:18 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: Chavs]
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One of our heros during World War II, Ira H. Hayes is from Sacaton, AZ not far from where I live. He was one of the men who raised the flag on Iwo Jima captured in the famous photo. Mr. Hayes was a Pima Native American and a U.S. Marine.


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#965240 - Sun Feb 03 2013 05:18 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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ClaraSue, love those brandy glasses - Stuart crystal is really expensive, great bargain.

MG - I'm laughing and looking at that in complete disbelief at one and the same time.

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#965244 - Sun Feb 03 2013 05:22 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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As I know they're popular here's another old sign I found today in Sunninghill. Streetview had the stripy pole which is the matching style pre-1964, but the sign was illegible as so little paint so had no idea what I'd find when I got there. This is not only rare, but as the advance warning signs all have different yardage each is likely to be unique, certainly by 2013 or even 1983. The best news is the second 'prohibited all vehicles' was 30 yards ahead, another I didn't have before, although like all the others except a couple in Scotland their red circles have been removed from above, meaning I still don't have a complete set of each but a small loss in comparison.

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#965245 - Sun Feb 03 2013 05:23 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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The sky just after a storm passed over us.


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#965276 - Mon Feb 04 2013 12:04 AM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Very dramatic, Christinap! The statue looks like a great tribute, CS .. and as for the sign ... LOL!

and yep, the emus were wild, CS.

This is an old steam engine that was used to power a pumpjack over a well. It was used up until the sixties when a windmill (you can see bits of that in the pic too) was put over the well. The windmill fell down in the eighties in a storm. There is now just a bore there.
When it was being used there was someone living there full time to cut the wood .. there was a hut there for them to live in .. it was a bit of an outstation and about 25kms from the homestead. Now we go out there maybe once a week, or even a fortnight depending if there is many stock out there, and turn a diesel pump on over the bore. Progress!


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