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#985029 - Tue May 21 2013 10:50 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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... and Rosie reckons he is just her type.
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#985052 - Wed May 22 2013 03:41 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Lol! She really does look like she's stalking it.

Liz, great shot! I took some photos of a heron the other day but they are all a bit fuzzy. frown

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#985070 - Wed May 22 2013 07:25 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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I actually meant Aaron's kitten was just Rosie's type, but yes, lol, maybe the heron too!
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#985120 - Wed May 22 2013 11:27 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Ooh, I just hate it when I'm gone for so long and have to catch up! I see some wonderful and beautiful photos. Ren, your photo of your Junk Trip of SaiKung is an absolute stunner! I'd love to have that blown up and put on a wall somewhere!

A few weeks ago while visiting my father-in-law in New Mexico, I had to run out back to the tool shed and came upon a nest (actually the dove flew out of it as I walked passed nearly giving me a heart attack!).

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#985138 - Wed May 22 2013 12:51 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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My promised annual garden check

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#985149 - Wed May 22 2013 02:51 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: satguru]
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Did someone mention herons? This white-faced heron was searching for lunch in the mud flats during low tide at Tairua Harbour on the Coromandel Peninsula.


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#985158 - Wed May 22 2013 04:10 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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How about Alexander Pusskin - then you can pretend he is a Russian Blue!

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#985169 - Wed May 22 2013 06:03 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: trangie]
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trangie: that's a cool name (and nice to "see" you again).

Love all the "boid" pix and Christina's blossoms of all sorts.

David: that's a STUNNING yard. Mine has never looked THAT good. Loving the contrasting/complimentary colours.

Chavs: that's kinda what I was going for with the "whatever he allows you to name him" comment. Excellent quote! And here's one that might tie this thread with another forum you were in regarding patience:

"As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind".
~Cleveland Amory

I've actually taken some photos in the last week, but I can't find my favourite photo editing program disk (2 hard drive deaths within the past year, so have had to reinstall EVERYthing). I'm beginning to suspect that the disk is trapped in my old tower disk drive (which I can't easily open, because it won't start up lol) but will get to it eventually. Judging by my fruit trees/perennials it "could" be finally spring here (but don't want to jinx it by saying so lol).
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#985245 - Thu May 23 2013 10:30 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: Jakeroo]
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A couple of baby birds in the nest, but one says it's hungry now!

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#985299 - Thu May 23 2013 04:55 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Wow - what a photo!! Amazing.


I have two fox cubs. One is camera shy. Here's the other.




Jake,

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"As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind".
~Cleveland Amory



I think Cleveland Amory may have had kinder cats than the one we had, who never hid his disdain.


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#985302 - Thu May 23 2013 06:07 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Hampstead Garden Suburb is literally that. Besides the houses all being architect designed the gardens are governed by covenant to keep hedges and not pave them over without special permission. There is an active horticultural society with regular competitions and besides the money being available for professional gardeners (the cheapest house would now set you back half a million) it is something many residents work very hard to maintain the standard.

Round the corner, the entrance to Bigwood (there is a Little Wood next to it which also has an open air theatre).

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#985316 - Thu May 23 2013 09:56 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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ClaraSue - cool picture! Do you know what bird species it is? (I have to admit, at first glance I thought it was a pitcher plant - giggles)

Another nice photo David. Those trees are so BIG!

Oh my, Chavs. How adorable. Look at his/her bluish eyes - must be very very young! Fabulous pic!
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#985326 - Fri May 24 2013 12:57 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Great photos. Apologies for my absence of late but it was great to catch up.

Chavs - when you say you have fox cubs .. are they domestic?? I found a very tiny one once and wanted to keep it but wasn't allowed by the other half smile

Satguru .. great garden pic. So vibrant.

And great photos every one else .. it makes me want to get my camera out and see what I can find.

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#985328 - Fri May 24 2013 01:11 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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I found a recent pic. This is a bracelet I've had for a couple of years and possibly the only piece of 'real' jewellery I own. I took a photo to send to the woman who made it to have a matching necklace done. smile



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#985377 - Fri May 24 2013 06:25 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Very fashionable at the moment Jill.
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#985380 - Fri May 24 2013 07:31 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: sue943]
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Very cool bracelet Jill. I have been messing around with making jewelry pieces and I'd like to try a hand at making something like that.

I think the baby bird is a common house sparrow.

I've never posted a photo of our rig. I think Satguru is the only one that has seen it before. This Bradley Tank is typically what we haul for the military. It's actually quite large; for some reason it looks tiny in this pic.


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#985451 - Fri May 24 2013 04:21 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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That's impressive! I assume you can sleep in it and that sort of thing. With something like the tank on behind you just how long is it?

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#985452 - Fri May 24 2013 04:25 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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General view of the garden looking reasonably tidy


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#985455 - Fri May 24 2013 05:21 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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And a nice, peaceful garden, too! laugh

The length of the truck and trailer from nose to tail is 85 feet long. The sleeper on the truck is set up like a motorhome: shower, bed, dinette, sink, bathroom and lots of closet space. grin The truck itself is 37 feet long.


Edited by ClaraSue (Fri May 24 2013 05:21 PM)
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#985457 - Fri May 24 2013 06:11 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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And here's the old lady, Twiggy (she's nearly 18) - who's showing moderate excitement about the new feline addition to these pages! She thinks 'Lord Greystoke' would be a fine name, appropriate for such a noble looking puss (to be abbreviated to 'His Lordship' on less formal occasions). I did catch her as she was relaxing after a hard night's.... ummm sleeping...


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#985458 - Fri May 24 2013 06:19 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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I didn't realise you hadn't posted the truck before ClaraSue, I feel honoured!

Here's a new picture representing my past. Back in those days this would have been a Routemaster, but this was my local 102 bus from Golders Green to Chingford (now Brent Cross to Edmonton but I was 16 when Brent Cross was built and got my own two wheeled transport), stopping at the stop for my primary school (which I walked to). But I passed it every school day from 1969 to 1976 and one of my best friends (and a few others) lived literally round the corner out of shot.

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#985461 - Fri May 24 2013 07:26 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: Copago]
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Originally Posted By: Copago


Chavs - when you say you have fox cubs .. are they domestic?? I found a very tiny one once and wanted to keep it but wasn't allowed by the other half smile



Ahh.. smile.. but your other half was probably correct. No, they aren't pets, just a bit of suburban wildlife. Pests probably! They have spent the last couple of days killing a scrubbing brush and a dishcloth - it's going to get nasty eventually.

But for now, they are cute.

Stalking a dishcloth in the bluebells:


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#985462 - Fri May 24 2013 07:32 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Darling fox cub. I'd be very tempted to keep them fed.

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They have spent the last couple of days killing a scrubbing brush and a dishcloth - it's going to get nasty eventually.


LOL!
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#985512 - Sat May 25 2013 02:05 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Oh so cute. Lucky you to have them wandering around. We have adults but i havn't seen any cubs yet this year.

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#985514 - Sat May 25 2013 02:21 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: Christinap]
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St Anne's Lagoon, a 40 hectare reserve near Cheviot in North Canterbury. At times some interesting birdlife but this time I only saw mallards, canadian geese and black swans though was not there for long.



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