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#970951 - Thu Mar 07 2013 10:05 PM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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I would have thought her house would have been much bigger and she could not be bothered greeting us peasants....

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#970977 - Fri Mar 08 2013 03:27 AM Re: Marching on! [Re: Howie72]
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I would have thought her house would have been much bigger and she could not be bothered greeting us peasants....


Not far from where I live there is an "Elizabethan Village" which contains a replica of Anne Hathway's cottage. I went inside it decades ago. It's surprising how small it was and how low the ceilings were but people were shorter back in those days I believe.
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#971019 - Fri Mar 08 2013 05:48 AM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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I went on a school day trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon and went into various buildings including Anne Hathaway's cottage. At about thirteen or fourteen I was too young to really appreciate such buildings so it was a bit wasted on me. We went to the theatre there too, the seats were so far back that we saw very little, I can't even remember the name of the play that we saw but it was more than fifty years ago.
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#971023 - Fri Mar 08 2013 06:29 AM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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I used to cycle to Stratford. Nice pubs.
It used to be free to go into the cottage
Ah well.
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#971024 - Fri Mar 08 2013 06:29 AM Re: Marching on! [Re: sue943]
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No photos myself, but loving all the pictures! smile
I went to Stafford Upon Avon twice - once when the weather wasn't all that good, and once when we were in the middle of a heatwave (ten years ago, needless to say laugh ) We called to see William Shakespeare twice, and he wasn't in! frown
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#971117 - Fri Mar 08 2013 05:42 PM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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Once upon a time there was a railway line which went from Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace. It ended in the 50s and is now a walkway, here are the old tunnels to Highgate station overground, which still has the entire station intact but not open to the public. They tried to redevelop the line in the 80s but the residents managed to keep it as it was as it provides a strip of (albeit artificial) countryside through the suburbs

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#971123 - Fri Mar 08 2013 06:38 PM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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Ivy berries. A really valuable food for over wintering birds, but you only get them if you don't cut your ivy back.


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#971153 - Fri Mar 08 2013 08:58 PM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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Do squirrels there colonize? That would be weird. Weirder still is that you'd think a tree rat would need that much square footage. I would guess a large bird. Perhaps a great horned owl?

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#971154 - Fri Mar 08 2013 09:00 PM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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Eurasian Eagle Owl? Seems the Great Horned is ours (Americas).

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#971155 - Fri Mar 08 2013 09:12 PM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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You all do put some terrific pics on here. As I am still hopelessly lost in late 20th C. technology, I have no smart phone, digital camera, etc. I still have a working 8-trak tape player, though.

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#971180 - Sat Mar 09 2013 01:27 AM Re: Marching on! [Re: bitterlyold]
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I was able to stay with friends in Blackburn too and even though it was mostly cold and wet there (typical summer) we did manage to get out a few times. Wandering through Billinge Wood at the Witton Forest Park.


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#971227 - Sat Mar 09 2013 06:37 AM Re: Marching on! [Re: bitterlyold]
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Originally Posted By: bitterlyold
Do squirrels there colonize? That would be weird. Weirder still is that you'd think a tree rat would need that much square footage. I would guess a large bird. Perhaps a great horned owl?


Squirrels build quite large nests. Our neighbour had one nesting in her loft and it was amazing how much room it decided it needed. The nest was a good two feet across and about a foot high. She had to get someone to come and trap and remove it as she was worried it would chew electric cables or something like that.

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#971306 - Sat Mar 09 2013 01:27 PM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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Are those rhododendrons? (sp?) The colour is beautiful - and that's a lovely photo, makes me want to walk along that path.

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#971355 - Sat Mar 09 2013 06:03 PM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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I think they are Chavs - it is a great photo isn't it. I know what you mean, I want to just wander along there with Susie and enjoy the flowers.

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#971402 - Sat Mar 09 2013 08:52 PM Re: Marching on! [Re: Christinap]
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The eagles build massive nests here - wonder if this nest belongs to a raptor? Was it taken in Essex - where I grew up?

edit:- this is in response to Christinenap's photo of a huge nest.


Edited by Popoki_Iti (Sat Mar 09 2013 08:54 PM)

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#971435 - Sun Mar 10 2013 03:58 AM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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It was taken in Essex yes, about 12 miles inland from Southend. We do have one (or more) sparrowhawks round here, I've taken photos of one in the garden quite often. Could be their nest, or a crow, we have a flock of very big crows, but they tend to nest together, you get lots of their nests in one place. I shall keep an eye on it and see if I can spot what is coming and going in the Spring.

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#971477 - Sun Mar 10 2013 07:56 AM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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I do remember rookeries that looked like that
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#971479 - Sun Mar 10 2013 08:16 AM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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Alexx: gorgeous photo
Chavs: delightful daffs!
Copago: okay you, not one fabulous sunrise picture, but two??? Showoff! Just kidding, they were both wonderful!
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#971555 - Sun Mar 10 2013 01:40 PM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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Today's walk in the wood near our house. They've chopped lots of trees down over winter and made a large avenue.

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#971596 - Sun Mar 10 2013 07:39 PM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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Another one for house fans, I rarely add them now as already seen just about everything for 20 miles

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#971616 - Mon Mar 11 2013 02:28 AM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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Many thanks to all who post photos - I really enjoy your wonderful photos and feel as if I've been to many places around the world through your eyes. I hope that later in the spring one of you in England will post a photo of the bluebell woods. They're a favorite memory of mine when growing up over there. ~ Joy

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#971621 - Mon Mar 11 2013 03:29 AM Re: Marching on! [Re: Tekka]
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Originally Posted By: Tekka
Many thanks to all who post photos - I really enjoy your wonderful photos and feel as if I've been to many places around the world through your eyes. I hope that later in the spring one of you in England will post a photo of the bluebell woods. They're a favorite memory of mine when growing up over there. ~ Joy

I love them too, Joy and will photograph and post some as soon as they appear. smile
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#971625 - Mon Mar 11 2013 05:07 AM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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The view from my front door earlier this morning. It is still snowing and there is a lot more to come in the next 24 hours.

This is all very inconvenient as I had a hospital dental appointment this afternoon and it has been cancelled. I have toothache and that is very dangerous for me but I cannot get to the hospital today and most likely not tomorrow either.

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#971639 - Mon Mar 11 2013 06:08 AM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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Lavender fields in Jersey, till the bluebells come.
Oh dear Sue I hope it all melts quick and you can get down there sharpish. Toothache is not fun. Take care.
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#971643 - Mon Mar 11 2013 06:33 AM Re: Marching on! [Re: ren33]
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That's beautiful Ren. Bet the smell was gorgeous

We have the snow as well as Jersey - daffodils in a snowstorm. The flecks over the picture are the snow coming down


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