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#986419 - Fri May 31 2013 05:31 PM New Thread for June
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Welcome to June, all!
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#986422 - Fri May 31 2013 06:34 PM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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Real English bluebells in a real English wood.

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#986438 - Fri May 31 2013 10:54 PM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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That's a wonderful colour palette flopsymopsy!

Given that June 1 marks the start of winter here in Oz (I don't know why we don't use solstices and equinoxes - perhaps a future AskFT question!), here's a photo from a couple of hours ago from our front garden. It's definitely an old and new thing - new rose bloom but leaves dying back. We had a large thunderstorm overnight which added a nice touch of moisture.


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#986439 - Fri May 31 2013 11:22 PM Re: New Thread for June [Re: MikeMaster99]
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Real English bluebells in a real English wood.


Wow - it's so perfect it looks like a postcard!
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#986445 - Sat Jun 01 2013 03:45 AM Re: New Thread for June [Re: MotherGoose]
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Another boring scene from the Kaikoura Coast, this time looking at South Bay from the lookout at Kaikoura. This is where the whale watching boats leave from. Kaikoura township itself is on the north side of the Kaikoura Peninsula and this area is famous for crayfish. If you are unlucky I may be able to find a photo of the peninsula taken from a plane window a couple of years ago. smile


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#986494 - Sat Jun 01 2013 10:21 AM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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I don't think that scene is boring Howie!

Here are some Anglesey ponies.





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#986512 - Sat Jun 01 2013 02:31 PM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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Most town centre old bank buildings are now pubs, here's one in Wimbledon

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#986513 - Sat Jun 01 2013 02:54 PM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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The New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery is near where I live. I went there today for the first time. This is one of the smaller areas there.

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#986554 - Sun Jun 02 2013 07:02 AM Re: New Thread for June [Re: CmdrK]
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Wow, June is off to a great start. Nice photos everyone! Flopsy, that does look like a post card; beautiful! Sat, that looks like a pub I'd check out!

June 1 is my father's birthday. He didn't want a cake, so ice cream cupcakes it is! They were yummy!


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#986562 - Sun Jun 02 2013 08:22 AM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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Yummy indeed.
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#986620 - Sun Jun 02 2013 02:37 PM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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Clara Sue they look lovely cakes. Cemeterey's are sad places at any time but when they are mostly young men (and women) they pull at the heart strings don't they? Satguru, that building looks like the one that used to be District Bank in my old hometown...many moons ago. smile
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#986622 - Sun Jun 02 2013 02:45 PM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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When I was on holiday in Crete some years ago I visited a British War Cemetery and it was heartbreaking, all those very young men (WWII). I just had to leave after the first couple of rows, most of them were younger than my son.
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#986631 - Sun Jun 02 2013 03:25 PM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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Mike, that rose is just dripping with atmosphere, lovely.

Flopsymopsy, that's a scene straight out of a fairytale book - so idyllic.


Fox cubs are still with me, looking a lot more foxy now, but still tiny. I see why they are called kits, they are very like kittens in most ways, rather than puppies. They have chosen a regular bed, it's the garden cuttings bag, I suppose the composting is making it warm and it's well hidden. This pic gives you an idea of their size with fairly standard sized red bricks beside them.



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#986664 - Mon Jun 03 2013 03:59 AM Re: New Thread for June [Re: Chavs]
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Still at the Kaikoura Lookout but this time looking down on Kaikoura with the Pacific Ocean and the Seaward Kaikoura Ranges.



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#986666 - Mon Jun 03 2013 04:47 AM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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Am loving your foxy cubs, Chavs!
And those ice cream cupcake do look very delicious!
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#986746 - Mon Jun 03 2013 12:36 PM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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That's a traditional town centre bank, still with bank carved over the door. I suppose as long as there's a branch within a couple of miles we'll manage, but that doesn't always happen now, but better than post offices which can now be well over a mile away in some of the suburbs here.

A tradtitional cottage in Haslemere

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#986755 - Mon Jun 03 2013 04:32 PM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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A little group of aqualegias - my Mum always called these granny's bonnets.


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#986756 - Mon Jun 03 2013 04:53 PM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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#986757 - Mon Jun 03 2013 05:58 PM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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Great shot Chavs! I love the granny's bonnets, too, and the fox cubs are darling!

After a couple of hot, humid days over the weekend the weather today is fresh and pleasant with a nice breeze. Precious enjoyed her walk in the somewhat-longer-than-it-should-be grass.


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#986759 - Mon Jun 03 2013 06:47 PM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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And very pretty she looks as well.

Chavs, that is a wonderful photo.

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#986762 - Mon Jun 03 2013 07:15 PM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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I heard some noises in the back garden tonight and found these young lovers getting to know
each other. Very carefully...

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#986763 - Mon Jun 03 2013 07:22 PM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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Great catch, Martin!

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#986776 - Mon Jun 03 2013 10:03 PM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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What a great beginning to the month of June:)
Flopsy, thank you so much for that gorgeous shot of the bluebells in the wood, that's just how I remember them.
Howie, your photos of your country are never boring - I always appreciate seeing them.
Chavs, that is such an exquisite photo of the butterfly and your baby fox cubs are darling.
Christina, love the aqualegia, so typical of an English country garden!
Martin, great shot, would love to see a real hedgehog again as we don't have them here.
Satguru, I always enjoy your many views of good old England!!
Spanishliz, Precious obviously loves being a model for your photos. She's gorgeous!

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#986797 - Tue Jun 04 2013 04:53 AM Re: New Thread for June [Re: Tekka]
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Another view from the Kaikora lookout. A small boat coming in past the rocks and the calmness of the Pacific Ocean gave me hope of a calm ferry crossing of Cook Strait the next day.



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#986833 - Tue Jun 04 2013 12:34 PM Re: New Thread for June [Re: ren33]
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And one more, this was an old American truck going to cater an event going through Chiddingfold, but you can only see the back end here.

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