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#984108 - Thu May 16 2013 11:54 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Awwwww, that seal is gorgeous!

Happy Feet coming up as our next theme, is that it, Ren? grin
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#984119 - Thu May 16 2013 01:06 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Could be a young seal Ren, there were both pups and adults there. I think I have a photo of a mother and pup.

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#984120 - Thu May 16 2013 01:13 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Apparently the duck is a Northern Pintail. Who knew? Anyway, that duck is also a drake. Well, I'd guessed that much from the fancy feathers. wink
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#984154 - Thu May 16 2013 04:03 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Definitely Feet after Stripes, which is on at the moment(hint)
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#984159 - Thu May 16 2013 05:20 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Recently my daughter (coolcat90) and her dance troupe held their annual "haflah" (dinner/dance show).

This is a "poi" dance, using illuminated coloured balls which are swung around as they dance, creating the arcs of colour seen in the photo.




Edited by MotherGoose (Thu May 16 2013 05:30 PM)
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#984315 - Fri May 17 2013 08:11 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Ooh, I like that MotherGoose! Love the seal, too.

My new camera has a "sepia" shooting mode. Guess who posed in the garden for me so I could try it out? smile


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#984361 - Sat May 18 2013 03:38 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Oh that's a gorgeous photo, liz!

Very cool, yours too, mothergoose! Not easy to catch on camera I bet!
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#984370 - Sat May 18 2013 05:17 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: Santana2002]
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The first day of the holiday saw me go from Timaru to Picton. This is the Hurunui River in North Canterbury on the way to the Pacific ocean just after it is crossed by State Highway 1.


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#984485 - Sat May 18 2013 04:38 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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#984644 - Sun May 19 2013 06:38 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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I've never seen valley fog right across the entire view, if I could do a panoramic I would have but here's one angle.

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#984701 - Mon May 20 2013 03:38 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: satguru]
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The new mouse catcher


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#984716 - Mon May 20 2013 05:55 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Oh Howie how gorgeous! We have another poser!
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#984750 - Mon May 20 2013 09:21 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Glad you've got another little four legged friend Howie, I am getting closer to adding one myself.

A typical English village, Steyning in Sussex

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#984763 - Mon May 20 2013 11:17 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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What a little beauty Howie. What's his/her name?

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#984782 - Mon May 20 2013 01:40 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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He is 4 months old, my mother & step-father brought him in so I have adopted him by mistake again....they named him Smokey but I am not keen on that name so thought about Gandalf but I am not sure yet

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#984785 - Mon May 20 2013 02:53 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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I think Gandalf the Grey is a greyt name : ) He looks very wise and regal for a 4 month old kitten!

You should go with your first instinct about the personality of your new owner.

Had fun though, trying to think up other possible options for a smokey grey male ...
Ashby
Dorian
Earl
Grayson
Malkin
Nickels
Stoke
Hickory
Shadow/Moonshadow
Pewter (Mewter? lol)
Rafiki (that wise grey guy in Lion King)
Slate/Slater
Sterling
Aluminium (Lou for short? lol)
Cinder
Pumpernickel

He's going to be a beauty, no matter what he lets you name him : )
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#984791 - Mon May 20 2013 04:02 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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If it was me Shadow or Moonshadow. He is though going to be a real beauty, and you will have great pleasure in being owned by him.

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#984820 - Mon May 20 2013 10:04 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: Christinap]
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Well I like quirky names, and I think I'd go for Gandalf in a shot!
Then again you could always choose Christian (Grey, of the 50 Shades variety) grin


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#984824 - Mon May 20 2013 10:48 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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I love Dorian, and Stoke! How clever!
Gandalf is a bit of a mouthful for calling him in at night , sure to be cut to Alf.
He is gorgeous anyway.
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#984865 - Tue May 21 2013 04:21 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Smokey Gandalf (or whatever name he may be smile ) is a very pretty cat!

Remember, though, that whatever you call your cat probably won't be the real name. Because cats have their own names...hope it's okay to recite the TS Eliot poem here:

http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/t__s__eliot/poems/15121

The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn't just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey--
All of them sensible everyday names.
There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter--
But all of them sensible everyday names.
But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular,
A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-
Names that never belong to more than one cat.
But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover--
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Effanineffable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.

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#984867 - Tue May 21 2013 04:25 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Nice Chavs! And so true too...

Well there is less and less sun don under and the cold winds of approaching winter are becoming more common.

A typical Saturday morning (minus the humans). Our cat is still asleep on one of the beds...


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#984883 - Tue May 21 2013 06:09 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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And the best place to be.Cats have so much sheer common sense. I love the" Practical cats" too. Eliot was a genius.
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#984902 - Tue May 21 2013 11:06 AM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Very good Chavs. and so very true as well.

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#984924 - Tue May 21 2013 01:34 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Steyning High Street with original Tudor buildings

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#985027 - Tue May 21 2013 10:27 PM Re: It MAY get sunnier [Re: ren33]
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Bird life in the river! This is my first sighting this year of the chappie in the river smile




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