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#979614 - Sun Apr 21 2013 03:54 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: tellywellies]
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A brief detour from Oslo back to Timaru. It has been cold and wet here lately as autumn gets a grip so I thought another daffodil would brighten things up and remind me of spring.



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#979709 - Sun Apr 21 2013 12:53 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Went on an excursion today, out for brunch, then off to Northbrook to explore. We came across a great babbling brook that had icicles hanging from branches across the brook. So pretty!

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#979711 - Sun Apr 21 2013 12:54 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: spanishliz]
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Liz, that little cart is so sweet.
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#979713 - Sun Apr 21 2013 12:55 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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tellywellies that is an awesome picture of a mourning dove. Love it! At least I believe it's a mourning dove. smile
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#979756 - Sun Apr 21 2013 05:22 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Love everybodys photos, as always this has been a great month. Tellywellies, you must be really pleased with your new camera, that really is good definition.

Some forsythia blossom.



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#979772 - Sun Apr 21 2013 07:29 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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I'm so relieved we don't still have ice, but we only stopped getting frost about a week ago. I love my office blocks, this one's in Ashford (the Kent one).

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#979863 - Mon Apr 22 2013 07:12 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Flinton, Ontario waterfall yesterday!

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#979864 - Mon Apr 22 2013 07:14 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Christinap, that's a beautiful forsythia!
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#979909 - Mon Apr 22 2013 11:20 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Green hills north of Ashford



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#979910 - Mon Apr 22 2013 11:30 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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A local church:

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#979916 - Mon Apr 22 2013 12:29 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: tellywellies]
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Beautiful church TW. But you do have to wonder what on earth possesses people to modify old buildings with garish modern additions like that blue structure. What were they thinking?
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#979951 - Mon Apr 22 2013 02:32 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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I'm pretty open-minded about modernising old buildings, especially when done sympathetically and respecting the style of the building. In this instance I have to agree 100% with Mothergoose, that blue addition is just horrendous! It would have been bad enough in a more discreet colour like brown, black or grey, but that garish blue just isn't doing anything to endear it to me.
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#979970 - Mon Apr 22 2013 03:36 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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It does look out of place doesn't it? I think some of it is possibly down to where the photo was taken from. Just quickly snapped as an afterthought whilst walking by. The entrance is attached to the church hall rather than the church itself. It hasn't been there all that long, so maybe they will change the colour of it yet.
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#980000 - Mon Apr 22 2013 05:45 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: funnytrivianna]
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Christinap, that's a beautiful forsythia!


Thank you. Odd thing is I didn't plant it, it suddenly appeared last year. I'm always happy to see freebies like that spring up though.

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#980001 - Mon Apr 22 2013 05:52 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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This plant is borage, a quite old herb. It seeds everywhere, and the bees love it. It is edible, you can use the leaves in a salad and they taste a bit like cucumber. It comes up all over the garden and flowers right through to the first frosts. It's always one of the first things out as well, which makes it quite valuable to the bumble bees when they start emerging. When you get a good big clump of it it looks really pretty in a mixed bed.


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#980051 - Tue Apr 23 2013 02:46 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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An afternoon Moon:

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#980052 - Tue Apr 23 2013 02:46 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: Christinap]
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Looking pack from the Vigelland Sculpture Park towards central Oslo.


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#980114 - Tue Apr 23 2013 11:26 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Backyard Bunny was enjoying the morning!

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#980119 - Tue Apr 23 2013 12:36 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Oooh, lovely pictures this month. smile
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#980184 - Tue Apr 23 2013 04:37 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Howie, I love your Norway photos, and what really strikes me is how clean everywhere appears to be. I don't think there is a single scrap of litter anywhere to be seen in any of them.

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#980204 - Tue Apr 23 2013 06:28 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Fantastic moon photo, tellywellies. How did you take this? e.g. tripod, exposure time etc? I'm keen to try!

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#980207 - Tue Apr 23 2013 06:57 PM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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I saw the moon out on Monday afternoon not that far from you Martin, any ideas how it shows itself during the daytimes?

Hothfield Common before Ashford

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#980275 - Wed Apr 24 2013 12:53 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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The Moon photo was taken with a compact camera set to 'Auto'. It was on full zoom (20x) and held in the hand. It's impossible to keep the camera steady on the subject under those circumstances, so I was surprised when the result had no motion blur and was in focus. I think this has to be put down to the good image stabilisation of the camera rather than me being in any way skilful. It is only a 'point and shoot' photo. I'm OK at doing that. smile The photo has been cropped a lot and sharpened a little in an editing program before being posted here.

I've always thought the reasons for the Moon being seen in day are because the Sun is so bright, the Earth is not blocking the Sun's 'view' of the Moon and because the surface of the Moon is made of a light-coloured cheese that reflects the light. smile There is a bit more to it than that according to research but I think that's about it in a sentence.

It was a lovely day here yesterday, so we went for a walk. Here is a view from that:

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#980288 - Wed Apr 24 2013 01:42 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Looking at yours and Davids photos it all looks very dry in England at the moment.No April showers?
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#980311 - Wed Apr 24 2013 04:26 AM Re: April Arrived! [Re: ren33]
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Such great photos everyone.
Been very busy around here lately so haven't had the camera out. frown

It's that time of year again ...

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