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#965305 - Mon Feb 04 2013 04:03 AM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: Copago]
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We went to the Hay Festival of Literature & Arts in Wales where we saw Roy Hattersley speak (very entertaining) and the Peter James interview. On the way there and back we went past the Tretower Castle, I managed to photograph it as we sped past in the car.


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#965396 - Mon Feb 04 2013 12:13 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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It's funny how when we travel abroad we often cover more of a country in a few weeks than the residents have in all their lives, I covered ten US states in three weeks in 1980 and covered the same distance as going from London to Warsaw and back.

I always had a fascination with flyovers as a young child so take a photo whenever I see one now, this is the A3 in New Malden.

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#965428 - Mon Feb 04 2013 01:31 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: satguru]
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I'm confused, David. This doesn't look like a flyover. confused

Ahhh,edited to add....I had to look up flyover. I always think of airplanes doing a flyover. To us in the US, I would call that an overpass.

AND, edited again....I FINALLY got it right as to what a flyover is. I never knew that a flyover was a road going over another road, not just a bridge going over a road (what I called an overpass). Geez, some days it just doesn't pay for me to get out of bed. grin




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#965494 - Mon Feb 04 2013 05:01 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Howie - great grab from the car

Copago, we do it to confuse people LOL

Lovely day today, some real heat in the sun at last, and definite signs of spring in the hedgerows when I took Susie for her walk. Some catkins starting to develop


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#965517 - Mon Feb 04 2013 06:01 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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This was taken yesterday, but we did the same "Yowwwrrrr! Hiss! Why are you letting this white stuff make my feet cold?" dance again today. Precious asks to go out, we get bundled up (OK I get bundled up), she lasts for less than five minutes and then starts telling me off. When I say "Do you want to go in?" she runs straight for the door.


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#965620 - Tue Feb 05 2013 02:09 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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A country lane in Englefield Green

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#965672 - Tue Feb 05 2013 05:20 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Some early miniature daffs (tete-a-tete).


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#965687 - Tue Feb 05 2013 05:37 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Blackthorn buds about to break


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#965716 - Tue Feb 05 2013 10:33 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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All those lovely signs of Spring! It's snowing here...

Here's Precious looking happier - indoors in the warm this morning, perched on the back of the couch.


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#965721 - Tue Feb 05 2013 11:43 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Old old sign that's still on our boundary.
i think I've posted this before .. years ago .. so I think that you've now seen all of the property. LOL


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#965733 - Wed Feb 06 2013 04:21 AM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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I haven't seen that photo before Jill, do you offer fuel etc to people?

Come on, tell us again the size of Copago, I can't remember the figures but it knocked my socks off. I am sure some here won't have read how large it is. Whilst you are at it, how far from your homestead is your nearest neighbour, town etc.
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#965791 - Wed Feb 06 2013 01:00 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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One I just found in the archives, the hovercraft which took me to Calais in 1997.



I had to ditch my 2000 Canon scanner last week as it says it's not compatible with Windows 8, and although it's managed better before the new Kodak ESP C110 replacement is making some really dire scans like this as well whatever I set the resolution at. If anyone has any clues why it's doing that I'll be able to fiddle around with it.
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#965818 - Wed Feb 06 2013 02:02 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: sue943]
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lol, Sue. smile
okay, we have 85 000 acres (about 34500 ha). We run about 6000 sheep and 1000 goats. The nearest neighbours house is 15kms away .. the farthest one would be about 60km. Nearest town in 40km but it's only a small place so the nearest place for grocery shopping is 240km.
As far as property size goes all our neighbours are bigger than us - we have friends who are the biggest private landholders in teh state with over a million aces. It's classified as semi-arid so while it does sound like a lot you do need a lot to be productive.

Here's a little flower that is defying the dry weather.

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#965832 - Wed Feb 06 2013 02:26 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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So about 133 square miles then. Jersey is 45 square miles so three times the size of this island which has a population of about 100,000.
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#965859 - Wed Feb 06 2013 06:02 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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OOer, its mind boggling. The whole territory of HK is 1092 sq km, the island is 85 the population is about 7 million!
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#965860 - Wed Feb 06 2013 06:06 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Copago, do you reckon that you could fit 7,000,000 people on your place? smile
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#965865 - Wed Feb 06 2013 06:45 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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I've never known anyone who owned a small country before.

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#965866 - Wed Feb 06 2013 07:18 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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A couple of wild daffodils deep in a hedgerow.


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#965870 - Wed Feb 06 2013 08:02 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: Christinap]
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While in Newport, MaggieG and I took the train to Bath. Of course, on the way back when we reached Bristol it was found that there was something worng with a door and we could not continue. After sitting on the quite full 3 carriage train for a while it was decided that we would all get off and join the people on the platform to get onto another train.....a 2 carriage train so you can imagine how squashed we were...

Luckily it was on the way back so I did enjoy a bit of a walk around Bath first, one of the sights being the Pulteney Bridge over the River Avon. One of only a few in the world with shops built into it.


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#965913 - Thu Feb 07 2013 05:15 AM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Wow that is a big property Copago! And lovely photos by all!
I went down to a National Park recently. I went on a lovely walk, and then had some lunch afterwards. As I was eating, this Pacific black duck came over and sat down under my table. He was soon joined by a few others, and before long there was a small party of ducks under my table! I took many photos, not all of them any good as I struggled a bit with the lighting, there was a lot of contrast between sun and shade. This one turned out alright, I think, and I like the way it looks like the duck is laughing!


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#965914 - Thu Feb 07 2013 05:55 AM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Lovely photo Howie, Bath is a lovely city to explore

Love the duck Dan - he does look like he is laughing

Found this in the garden this morning. I think it might be some sort of fossil but not sure what


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#965917 - Thu Feb 07 2013 06:01 AM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Oh yes, a curiosity! I love a good mystery. smile

Might it even be a meteorite?

That duck picture is great, and really looks like laughter.

Howie, that's so pretty.

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#965992 - Thu Feb 07 2013 04:19 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Very odd, I'm just about to post a photo of the museum I've just visited and I saw the fossil, and guess what, they had one there. This often happens with information people ask me I'd only just found myself, but never with an actual item before. Theirs looked the same and was a fossil sea urchin. Had I know another would turn up straight away (it was only 7pm tonight) I'd have taken a closer look but will search some other images in case there are differences. Check these, the lines around the side are common to all including yours. Notice all have five lines around the sphere. According to the details I read you are showing its anus (sorry but that's the view!). sea urchins

Here's the stage at Harrow Museum where I had a photo on exhibit tonight on one of their publicity posters, it was an ancient barn on a 3rd century estate and fairly recently become a local history museum and concert venue on the stage here.



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#965998 - Thu Feb 07 2013 05:08 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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Thank you. I've looked at quite a few images, and yes it does look like a sea urchin. Sorry about showing that particular view folks! It was just laying on top of the garden, I think maybe the recent rain etc. washed it to the surface.

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#966003 - Thu Feb 07 2013 06:01 PM Re: Welcome to Feb! [Re: ren33]
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I'm wondering if it's the season as so many seem to be turning up in the south- when the sea levels were higher the lowlands round here were all under water so all the shells were buried and come back as the rain washes them out. But in sea urchins that view is their best side so you are excused, as they would have been there when alive as well...
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