Photo-a-day AUGUST

Posted by: Copago

Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Jul 31 2009 05:05 PM

I can't believe how quick this year is going .. here we are in August already!

If you're new to FunTrivia or this particular forum all the information you need to know about posting photos in this thread can be found HERE (with thanks to Telliwellies!)
Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Jul 31 2009 06:46 PM

Luna Park in Sydney. Looked like stars when I took it but it must have just been the flash blouncing off dust or something.
Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 01 2009 08:46 AM

Some rather pretty flowers

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 01 2009 12:50 PM

Posted by: Gatsby722

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 01 2009 01:15 PM

A shot of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, rather famously located in Ohio. One of those places that the locals think nothing much of, having had it here for all this time. Others are not so flip, I reckon. It's a truly interesting place --- IF you're into football and the players of it, that is !

Posted by: bhs63

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 01 2009 11:20 PM



Bell Tower
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
My alma mater
Home of the TARHEELS
NCAA Basketball Champions!!
Posted by: bhs63

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 02 2009 12:11 AM

Amazing photo of the bird, Tredici!
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 02 2009 10:23 PM

This afternoon it rained very, very hard - but only for about ten minutes. This was taken from my front porch, and there was a lovely refreshing spray of water being blown in by the wind

Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 02 2009 10:44 PM

oh man, I wish that were here!

Love those flowers, Lioness - what are they?
and the bird too - very cool!
Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 03 2009 02:48 AM

A rather colourful and hairy caterpillar
He is about two inches long
Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 03 2009 05:47 AM

Quote:

oh man, I wish that were here!

Love those flowers, Lioness - what are they?





I'm not sure. They were on one of those trees that has lots of dark green leaves and lots of patches of white flowers everywhere. I'll take a picture of the tree next time I go past it.
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 03 2009 11:06 AM

Oh boy, august... I only posted yesterday's in July. Oops.

More railway activity, a train passing through Teddington

Posted by: djsgal

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 03 2009 12:44 PM

Fantastic caterpillar, Copagao!

At the Indianapolis Children's Museum - blown glass diplayed in a glass ceiling.

Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 03 2009 05:39 PM

Galahs.

Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 04 2009 06:05 AM

Sea wall.

Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 04 2009 06:11 AM

Copago - those galahs are pretty cool. How did you get so close?

Flopsymopsy - those colours are amazing
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 04 2009 08:13 AM

Beautiful colours, djsgal! Copago, those galahs are gorgeous, what soft pinks and greys.
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 04 2009 09:14 AM

The 'Lisa von Lubeck' leaving town, cannons firing, after this weekend's festival.



edited for spelling.
Posted by: djsgal

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 04 2009 09:15 AM

I like the gallahs, too.

Nothing like Independence Day in Washington, DC! We got to view the fireworks over the National Mall from an office building across the Potomac River.

Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 04 2009 10:01 AM

Quote:

I like the gallahs, too.




So do I! I kept trying to photo them when I went to Australia in May. They kept flying in front of the vehicle, but were gone in a flash (and not my camera flash - far too slow....)
Posted by: picqero

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 04 2009 11:44 AM

A bend in the road, not easily missed!
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 04 2009 12:48 PM

I've seen the Chihuly glass at Kew Gardens as well. And who else recognises the galah from Karl Kennedy's house?

Here's the pond at Waterlow Park in Highgate, right next to the hospital where I was born

Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 04 2009 02:11 PM

We literally have mobs of hundreds of galahs around the house at certain times of year. At the moment they must be ready to lay eggs for spring. They are around allllll the time that I think they just don't worry too much about us which is how I got so close ... oh and camera zoom. I've seen them drinking out of water bowls with my dog not too far away.

Here is the mooon from during the day.

Posted by: minkpenny

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 04 2009 05:02 PM

Great picture, Copago! Your camera must have a great zoom lens
Posted by: bhs63

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 04 2009 07:40 PM



Care to join me for a chat?
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 04 2009 10:25 PM

I would love to join that fellow for a chat!
Love the galahs, Copago, and the moon is fantastic.

As a child, I believed that if the cows were lying down in the field, it was sure to rain. Well, this little lot, snapped in passing from my sister's car, got it wrong today. Though there were threatening black clouds all around not long after, the rain never came.

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 04 2009 11:06 PM

There has been a run of very colorful photos! From glass to galahs. Those are gorgeous birds. Copago after studying my field guide determined the bird of prey I posted is a Swainson's Hawk in Intermediate Morph. Whatever that means.. (-8

Here's a critter I didn't know we had in Colorado. Actually from a Sanctuary where wildlife humans tried to keep as pets are homed. They have everything from lions, camels, ostriches,black bear, grizzly bears to wolves. What are some people thinking?? I don't know why they don't get the concept if you have a lion in your garage, it isn't a lion anymore. (Yes, this place rescued a starving lion from someone's garage who was being fed Whiskas cat food.) Good grief.

Posted by: lady1

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 05 2009 02:29 AM

It is very sad Tredici and it happens all over the world. Thankfully there are sanctuaries that take in these animals or who knows what would happen to them.
Posted by: djsgal

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 05 2009 07:32 AM

Beautiful photo of a beautiful animal, Tredici.

Visiting Williamsburg, VA, happened upon a busy bee.

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 05 2009 07:25 PM

Living a block away till I was 5 I remember this junction from before the flyover allowed traffic to avoid the crossroads, and now the M1 motorway also reaches this spot as well. It's called Staples Corner in Cricklewood, and named after the bed factory that left some years ago. Then one of the buildings next to where it was became a Staples office supplies. It was ages before I found it was not named after the place but a huge American firm which just happened to buy a warehouse on that very site.

Posted by: bhs63

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 05 2009 07:39 PM



...another busy bee.
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 05 2009 10:31 PM

Oh! That is beautiful bhs. The clarity of the focus is superb.

Another rescue:

Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 05 2009 10:59 PM

I have fallen in love with the tiger - great photo Tredici.

here's some flowers my son gave me with home made vase and all.
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 05 2009 11:21 PM

Awww.. how totally sweet!
Posted by: djsgal

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 06 2009 09:32 AM

We camped at Shenandoah National Park in eastern Virginia a couple of weeks ago. The white-tailed deer there were so unafraid of humans - this buck walked right past our campsite and stopped for a good look before moving on.

Posted by: lady1

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 06 2009 10:51 AM

Oh Tredici that lion looks sad.
Djsgal, that buck is beautiful.
Copago, I love the flowers and the vase.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 06 2009 11:29 AM

Copago, there's nothing like a handmade gift, especially from a child, is there? Lovely!

Tredici, your shot of the tiger is fabulous!

djsgal, I camped at that same park and had deer come really really close. We had only the picnic table between the kids and me and four of them. It was then I started wondering exactly how benign wild deer were... (maternal instinct kicking in I guess...)
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 06 2009 04:27 PM

I think this must be a new name for a tiny alley in Finchley, it appealed to me anyway.

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 06 2009 07:30 PM

Great sign Satguru!

This squirrel was so tired that he flaked out on my neighbour's fence, and couldn't be bothered moving whilst I took his photo.

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 07 2009 11:11 AM

Thanks Liz. It's funny how photos get posted in little bunches, it's already tomorrow evening compared to the last entry but only one picture in between.
Rather than add anything scenic this is a typical view of my life, a bus passing under the bridge in Cricklewood, my mother and her brother were born just off the road on the right just behind me as well. Sometimes the fruit never strays far from the tree.

Posted by: bhs63

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 07 2009 06:48 PM



Waterlily
Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 08 2009 01:19 AM

So pretty, Bhs.

We set up a three hole golf course today. It's crude but fun

Posted by: lady1

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 08 2009 05:01 AM

Love your golf course Copago. When you finally have 18 holes maybe you can host a world competition there.
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 08 2009 08:43 AM

This little guy is actually about the size of the end of your thumb. If you didn't see them move, you probably wouldn't see them at all.

Posted by: djsgal

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 08 2009 08:57 AM

Love the cute little toad!

My daughter picked me some flowers while we were out camping.

Posted by: Santana2002

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 08 2009 01:10 PM

Cute flowers, djsal... Great golf course, copago! and that frog is very cute!

Here's my offering for today:



I really like this selection of roofs, particularly the slightly sagging roof of the crêperie in Quimper from which delicious smells were wafting!
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 08 2009 09:17 PM

The frog/toad is a cute little guy! Interesting flowers, they remind me of mushroom caps in little bunches. Great golf course, and Santana what a wonderful building, sagging roof and all

I'm hoping that the appearance of this fence, as well as the big "Coming Soon..." sign, mean that we really, really, really are going to soon have a Tim's at my local-less-than-five-minutes-walk-from-home plaza. It's three years since I first heard one was coming, and a year since the only other place to get a coffee at the plaza closed...

Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 08 2009 09:34 PM



A good watchdog never sleeps - he always has one ear at attention.
Posted by: Santana2002

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 09 2009 12:08 AM

Here's another from our visit to Quimper yesterday. This railing in the courtyard of the cathedral of St Corentin caught my eye:

Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 09 2009 11:16 AM

Quimper is a beautiful town - we visited on market day and there were so many lace goods being sold, with many of the stall holders wearing traditional costume.

Here is a very large sunflower in an allotment. There were runner beans, raspberry shrubs and wild flowers too.

Posted by: djsgal

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 09 2009 02:07 PM

So many interesting photos as always!

Here is an alligator up close and personal - taken at the Baltimore Aquarium.

Posted by: Santana2002

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 09 2009 03:09 PM

He looks nice and friendly ... not that I'd be keen on getting up close and personal with him!

Here's a pic of a ceramics shop in Quimper - a selection the plates they produce have been fixed in place permanently on the outisde walls of the building.

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 09 2009 03:59 PM

This is Epsom racecourse taken from the other side of the hill

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 09 2009 11:56 PM

Posted by: bhs63

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 10 2009 07:42 AM



Cat up an oak tree.
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 10 2009 09:23 AM

I hope he got down ok!



Nestbuilding......
Posted by: bluenight

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Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 10 2009 10:33 PM

bluenight, just keep practicing. And post your results properly. No one needs to download any trialware in order to view photographs here.
Posted by: lady1

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 11 2009 08:23 AM

Tredici those clouds look like they have been painted.
Posted by: picqero

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 11 2009 03:51 PM

Interesting 3-dimensional wall mural, seen in Swanage a few days ago.

Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 11 2009 05:03 PM

They put the mural there in 1997 as a temporary thing to hide the derelict building until it was knocked down... now it looks as though they like the mural, and have kept the building, lol. I've always liked Swanage, I spent many happy hours there as a child - it's a town with a great sense of humour and has several murals by the same artists.
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 11 2009 07:57 PM

Two underground and one overground line pass under the road at Willesden Green tube station. I heard it's up for development so not sure how long this scene I've known all my life will last.

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 11 2009 10:33 PM

I watched these birds and some of their friends for some time this afternoon. At least one of them seemed to have its tail feathers in the air at any given time, but I seldom saw them come up with any goodies.

Posted by: Sherry75

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 12 2009 03:33 AM



The lovely city centre in Chester...
Posted by: lady1

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 12 2009 07:14 AM

Sherry what a pretty city centre.
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 12 2009 07:56 AM

The namesakes of the National Grasslands Pawnee Buttes.

Posted by: Sherry75

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 12 2009 08:00 AM

Lucky you Tred with such wonderful countryside to photograph.

Thanks Lady, it is a lovely city, wish I lived there, but only an hour away!
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 12 2009 08:08 AM

Sherry, your photo stirred up some forgotten memories for me. Many years ago I lived near Altrincham, not far from Chester, and we must have visited it, as I remember it from your photo. Thanks!
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 12 2009 11:55 AM

London is so big there are still plenty of parks nearby I've never been to before, this is Queens Park in Kilburn

Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 12 2009 04:52 PM

Here is my local park - flower beds in full bloom.

Posted by: bhs63

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 13 2009 11:21 AM



These hydrangeas started out as white. As they faded on the bush, they turned greens and pinks.
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 13 2009 04:39 PM

I have a bunch just like that outside my window here.

This is another reason I want to return to live in Hampstead Garden Suburb

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 13 2009 10:56 PM

Lovely flowers, and those buttes are simply marvellous!

Spotted this beauty parked in a lot near the river today. "Drove my Chevy to the levee..."

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 14 2009 10:33 AM

Back again- this is Lauderdale House in Highgate which had a photographic exhibition on, and someone I know from Flickr won the first prize and won an exhibition of her own. I'll be entering the next one if they let me.

Posted by: bhs63

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 14 2009 06:31 PM



More bees on lavender colored flowers.
Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 15 2009 09:06 AM

Hi all, I come in here all the time and admire your beautiful photos from all over the world, so I have finally decided to give this thread a go, I hope I am doing this right.



Malaga fair started on Thursday, so I guess they put these typical flamenco dresses out to air before their use.
Posted by: bhs63

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 15 2009 10:50 AM

Great pic!
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 15 2009 11:04 AM

I love it szabs! Great fun
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 15 2009 01:58 PM

Welcome szabs. Looks like your photos will be terrific additions to the theads.

Was up DeputyGarys way this past week in North Dakota. Taken in the Badlands preserved by Teddy Roosevelt.

Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 15 2009 10:47 PM

This is a picture of the Tuck Box, a tea room in Carmel, California (near Monterey).

Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 15 2009 11:23 PM

And this is the Cottage of Sweets, also in Carmel

Posted by: picqero

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 16 2009 02:29 AM

face to face with one of our garden frogs

Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 16 2009 10:09 AM

Been in Scotland a week now.
View from 5th floor of hotel in Ayr,
Ayrshire - August 7th. Sunrise over the Firth of Clyde - the large building is the courthouse.

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 16 2009 01:20 PM

Cute Carmel shops. Glad not to be a fly with that frog zeroed in! Gorgeous lighting McShellsie.

Spotted this handsome fellow on last evening's drive. He didn't seem much concerned with mere me.

Posted by: Jar

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 16 2009 06:45 PM

Szabs - must be time to dance Sevillana! I learned how, but never bought just the right dress. Still have the music, but couldn't remember if I tried.

And PDAZ, I've eaten at the Tuck room a few years ago and it was delicious. Yum!
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 16 2009 09:41 PM

I love the light in yours, McShellsie!

Here's a wee cluster of day lilies in my garden. They're lasting well this year.

Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 16 2009 11:44 PM

Lovely flowers!

Here's another cute building in Carmel. I think it was a men's clothing store, but I won't swear to it.

Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 17 2009 05:05 AM

Thanks all for your warm welcome.

Jar - After all these years here, I still haven't mastered the Sevillanas or bought a dress.

Here is another typical mode of transportation during the days of the fair - when cars are replaced by horses.

Posted by: Professer

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 17 2009 07:51 AM



A view from a bridge looking down to Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast is to the right
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 17 2009 11:50 AM

This was as close as I could get before a rapid exit was made

Posted by: Sherry75

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 17 2009 02:35 PM

Love the pictures of Carmel - brought back happy memories... gorgeous town.

So many great photos on this page...
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 17 2009 04:04 PM

This isn't a very clear photo, but thought I'd post anyway, as I find it amusing to sit and watch 'walking the plank' at low tide. That's not very fair of me, as it is really tricky with a couple of toddlers, pushchair, shopping etc - I know, as I used to live on the other side of the river. I have only ever seen two people fall off!

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 17 2009 10:46 PM

More flowers from my garden... I like to photograph them while they last.

Posted by: Professer

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 18 2009 01:27 AM



The first show i saw in my recent trip to London, nine more followed this one and the second one you can see the sign of. Les Mis was at 2.30 and Avenue Q at 7.30
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 18 2009 06:27 AM

Les Miz was my first show in London too! Actually, the only show I've seen in London...

Here's a shopping plaza in Carmel

Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 18 2009 06:27 AM

Oh Lily I so love your views. I would love to live there!
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 18 2009 11:51 AM

Life's been getting in the way of my visits to this thread, time to catch up! A belated, but warm welcome szabs, love your photos of the fair, those dresses airing on the balcony are awesome! Love PDAZ's pics of the cottages, in fact all the photos are pleasurable to browse. Will start posting here again when I've finished painting.
Posted by: sue943

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 18 2009 03:01 PM

Several years ago PurpleFan sent me a packet of Morning Glory seeds which I sowed and then enjoyed the flowers. This year I spotted some self-seeded plants growing up my trellis and this is the first to flower.

Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 18 2009 05:58 PM

Belated welcome to Szabs form me too! Love that dress photo!!

Walking the plank made me smile too.

Been busy here lately so haven't been able to post much but remember a little while ago we were starting to dig a tank well here it is finished (with a small boy on a motorbike in the middle to give a bit of an idea of size) It's fifteen foot deep.

Posted by: sue943

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 18 2009 06:44 PM

Do you line it Jill?
Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 18 2009 06:55 PM

no, it's just stays dirt, Sue. It depends on the ground as to how well they hold but that there will hold really well as there's clay in the ground.
We just need it to rain now! There's hills behind where I took the photo and it should run down the hills and there's drains (ditches) that should take it all to that tank there and will run in on the corner on the right of the pic.
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 18 2009 07:15 PM

Carmel looks like a lovely place to be PDAZ, and shows how easy it is to plan and design any new town if the will is there.
In contrast here's the sort of view few others would take or show but is an everyday view for many Londoners so part of our lives as well. It's a new block of offices (on the right) on the Park Royal industrial estate in the typical current Lego style.

Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 18 2009 11:36 PM

Another picture from Carmel. These are the windows on the "Forge in the Forest" restaurant -- I just thought they looked really interesting!

Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 18 2009 11:54 PM

I was only watching a documentary the other day about glass and how those circles, in the olden days, were just a happy accident when the flat panes of glass were made. The circle was from the stem that was holding the glass the flat pane was cut from.
Who knew that infomation would come in handy so quick?
Posted by: Professer

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 19 2009 01:23 AM



Houses of Parliament and Big Ben from the walkway to the London Eye, another of my London pics
Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 19 2009 07:05 AM

Thanks Copago & Mags for your welcome.
Carmel really looks like a beautiful place, it reminds me of a Bavarian village. Copago I suppose you are expecting a very wet season, in order to fill that massive tank up.

This litle guy must have been very hot and just wanted to cool down, the day I took the picture, it was 42º .

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 19 2009 07:48 AM

Aww, pobrecito! Poor wee thing wanted a drink too
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 19 2009 01:54 PM

I never thought of cabbages as being attractive before, but I like this display.

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 19 2009 04:21 PM

Here's one of the best art deco houses I've ever come across today in Bushey

Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 19 2009 06:52 PM

Quote:

Oh Lily I so love your views. I would love to live there!




Only just spotted this, ren. I will let you know when my flat is for sale - probably in about 2 years!
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 19 2009 09:32 PM

I like the art deco house, sat. Lily, like your cabbages or kale too. I used to always plant ornamental kale when I was in Canada. It looked just so cool peeking out above the snow, and would last until the start of the thaw. A lovely splash of colour!
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 19 2009 11:34 PM

A foggy view of the Lone Cypress Tree at Pebble Beach (Monterey Peninsula, CA)

Posted by: Professer

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 20 2009 12:56 AM



The London Eye from Westminster bridge
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 20 2009 05:39 PM

Bricket Wood just north of London

Posted by: Professer

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 21 2009 12:51 AM



Another of Londons famous landmarks, The post office tower, from outside Euston Station
Posted by: picqero

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 21 2009 08:39 AM

No prizes for guessing the nationality of this truck

Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 21 2009 09:01 AM

Funny, Picqero, I don't think I've seen one of those trucks over here

This is the foggy view from the Pacific's Edge restaurant in the Carmel Highlands. It's actually up on a cliff -- it's hard to tell that since I used the zoom. Really lovely restaurant if you're in the area (and the absolute best Manhattan I've ever had)

Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 21 2009 10:33 AM

Now, PDAZ, you know I'm going to fiddle with that image! It's lovely, I shall have to get Photoshop out later.
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 21 2009 05:51 PM

Here's one of our typical country paths, this one's in Bricket Wood where I posted from yesterday but they all look similar as I've taken hundreds all over.

Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 21 2009 11:58 PM

Really charming, Satguru!

These are sea nettles at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It's actually my favorite exhibit there -- I could sit for hours and just watch them float.



It's not upside down -- that's the way they float.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 22 2009 12:39 AM



The Freddie mercury statue outside the Dominion Theatre,This is a inferior copy of the one in Montreux Switzerland
Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 22 2009 01:00 AM

Now this is a Lazy Lion.

Posted by: jmorrow

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 22 2009 01:16 AM

Oh, Tredici, that's just adorable - it almost makes you want to walk up and tickle his belly, if it wouldn't be incredibly dangerous. I notice that he managed to find a spot in the shade too - what a clever lion

I'm also loving all the shots of London, and PDAZ's sea nettles and foggy view.
Posted by: lady1

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 22 2009 06:20 AM

Aaw, he looks like he could use a cuddle.
Posted by: picqero

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 22 2009 10:48 AM

A colourful window box in Chelsea.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 22 2009 12:12 PM

PDAZ, love that foggy picture taken from the restaurant. Great colouring and composition. Just love it!

Good to see the great Freddie Mercury, thanks Professer!

Tredici, your shot of the majestic king of the jungle is priceless!
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 22 2009 07:54 PM

Count me as another who loves the foggy view, and I think Lazy Lion looks like a real dear

I was at an all day scrapbooking thingy today, and one of the ladies brought this lovely trifle for our pot luck lunch! Mmmmm!

Posted by: minkpenny

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 22 2009 11:02 PM

PDAZ, great picture of the sea nettles! I could sit there and watch them for hours as well. Beautiful.

Tredici, that picture is amazing! That dear lion looks so peaceful and comfortable.

And that trifle looks really good, Liz! I've never had trifle, but I'd love to try it some time.
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 23 2009 12:13 AM

Trifle! Yum

This is the front of the restaurant from which I took the foggy pic. Actually it's the Highland Inns resort, but you have to walk through the lobby to get to the restaurant.

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 23 2009 01:07 AM

Yes, I was visiting the Wildlife Sanctuary again. I stayed 'til close to sundown waiting for the wolves to come out of their dens. --It was a hot afternoon and that lion sleeping in the shade under one of the structures in their pasture just made me laugh. He moved once, to bring his front paws together (when I got the snap)and then just let his feet fall apart again sleeping unperturbed looking dead to the world. It was cooler when these beautiful creatures came out.

Posted by: Professer

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 23 2009 01:08 AM



Close up of the Tower and clock face that houses Big Ben.
Posted by: picqero

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 23 2009 08:47 AM

I saw this sculpture in the grounds of Eton College recently. I'm sure it is Perseus holding aloft the head of Medusa, but was curious about the inscription on the base, which reads 'XAIPETE NENIKHKAMEN', so posted a question in Ask Funtrivia. thanks to Layla141, who informs me it is phonetic Greek, meaning 'Rejoice, we have won'

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 23 2009 11:57 AM

Thanks PDAZ. I've always liked the flat roofed shops in America but due to lack of space we have very few in the UK so I take them whenever I see them. This row is in Tooting.

Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 23 2009 11:31 PM

I believe this is a seagull (we don't have these in Phoenix...)

Posted by: Professer

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 24 2009 01:16 AM



Westminister Abbey from the tour bus
Posted by: lady1

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 24 2009 07:48 AM

PDAZ, is his name Nelson?
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 24 2009 04:27 PM

Stamford, Lincs - a very picturesque town. Lovely old buildings and winding lanes.

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 24 2009 05:41 PM

This is a proper avenue, called believe it or not The Avenue, in Bushey.

Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 24 2009 10:48 PM

Lol, Lady1 -- I had to look that up! We will call him Nelson
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 24 2009 11:17 PM

More birds not native to Phoenix...
Pelicans and seagulls hanging out on Cannery Row in Monterey.

Posted by: Professer

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 25 2009 01:39 AM



Admiralty Arch thanks flopsy for pointing out my errror.
Posted by: picqero

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 25 2009 12:14 PM

Yesterday afternoon, I drove through the nearby village, with the unusual name of Much Hadham.
There are many Tudor period buildings in the village, such as these.
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Tue Aug 25 2009 11:38 PM

A slightly foggy sunset over the Pacific

Posted by: Professer

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 26 2009 12:59 AM



This is a pic again from the tour bus of the building affectionately known as the Gherkin. It is used by Nat west bank i believe.
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 26 2009 02:15 AM

Quote:

Yesterday afternoon, I drove through the nearby village, with the unusual name of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Much_Hadham" target="_blank">Much Hadham</a>





That certainly is unusual!

Can anyone identify this plant please, situated in a wetland wood? I've looked in my wild flower book and can't find it. It was about five to six feet high. Thanks!



Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 26 2009 02:50 PM

The gherkin's Swiss Reinsurance (or was when it was built), the Nat West tower is nearby and has been there a lot longer.

Funnily enough here's one I took earlier in Hampstead

Posted by: Verbonica

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 26 2009 03:40 PM

I found this one lilyalli:

http://www.dgsgardening.btinternet.co.uk/himalbals.htm

maybe?
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 26 2009 04:22 PM

Yes, that's it! Thanks Verbonica.

I see one of its names is 'Poor Man's Orchid' and I had actually said to someone it looked a bit like an orchid. On checking further it seems it is a nuisance and invasive , but it's not that common where I live.
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 26 2009 10:43 PM

I happened upon this group of metal monsters when I was out walking the other day

Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 26 2009 11:37 PM

What a quirky bunch of monsters!

This is a Stellar's Jay -- found him in Monterey, CA

Posted by: Professer

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Wed Aug 26 2009 11:50 PM



The statue on top is called the Angel of peace, Just as we were approaching it, the Household Cavelry rode through on the way to Buckingham palace.
Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 27 2009 06:08 AM

PDAZ those are all stunning pictures, and that bird is gorgeous.


Aragon National Park - Spain

Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 27 2009 07:05 AM

That's Poor Man's Orchid, Lilyali. Isn't it lovely?
Posted by: picqero

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 27 2009 07:14 AM

part of a colourful wall frieze, in a children's playground.

Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 27 2009 10:21 AM

Quote:

That's Poor Man's Orchid, Lilyali. Isn't it lovely?




Yes, I thought so too Ren, and it was covered in bees - shame it's seen as a weed.
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 27 2009 07:29 PM

Here's one end of my local shopping centre from 1965-93 in Hampstead Garden Suburb, which is also the A1 from London to Edinburgh since it was built to replace the old one a couple of miles east of it.

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 27 2009 09:44 PM

You really just never know what you might see when you go for an afternoon walk...

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 27 2009 11:27 PM

That picture cracked me up SLiz. Here's a place in even more disrepair.

Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Thu Aug 27 2009 11:30 PM

Lol! You find the most interesting things on your walks

This is what appears to be a little putting green. It was located on a rock jutting out into the Pacific Ocean at Pebble Beach. It's not one of the main golf courses there, but I didn't see any signs to explain it. Anyhow, there was a narrow path along a bit of a cliff that led to it -- kind of weird!

Posted by: Professer

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 28 2009 12:53 AM



Another London shot of The Houses of Parlaiment, this time no boats on the water
Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 28 2009 01:12 AM

Sorry for not being so active lately. Bit busy around here!

Here is some more galahs drinking from a trough.

Posted by: Gatsby722

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 28 2009 10:36 AM

As always, terrific snapshots, folks ! My contribution isn't terribly panoramic and/or original today, but it's kinda relevant . Without a bit o' warning (or good sense slash planning) I ended up with a *roommate* this week! He was a rescue that, after a stop or three, found his way to my door. He's so happy to have a place to 'take over', too - a very grateful lad, I'm thinking. He spent the morning selecting which bed he likes best [I think he found it, too] and rearranging the lounge chair to his liking. Typical cat. His name is Middlemarch (and, yes, I know that's a very odd name ... but there's a mostly sensible reason for it, I promise). It's no wonder the cats in my life have been so especially neurotic -- considering the monikers I saddle them with ...

Posted by: ktstew

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 28 2009 10:51 AM

A handsome companion, for sure. Congratulations, Dave.
Posted by: ren33

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 28 2009 11:52 AM

He is great . Why do you need a sensible reason for naming him Middlemarch?That it's a great name is fine!
Posted by: Copago

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 28 2009 02:43 PM

haha, nice one, Gats!
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 28 2009 07:12 PM

Middlemarch is gorgeous! He looks well content, too
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 28 2009 07:14 PM

Lovely cat Gats, I must ask my neighbours if any of them are going away so I can have another visitor for a while.

This is exactly why Hampstead Garden Suburb was given its name, this is just round the corner from where I lived there.

Posted by: minkpenny

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 28 2009 10:03 PM

Aww, Middlemarch is adorable!
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 28 2009 10:22 PM

This magnificent fellow was swooping around us the whole time we were visting with my Mum by the bay this afternoon. There was a large dead fish floating in the water, and we think this is what had caught his attention.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 28 2009 11:37 PM

Congratulations on Middlemarch adopting you, Gats! He looks right at home. Szabs, that water looks so unbelievably green! Is there copper in the bed? Professer, I like the shot of the Houses of Parliament. Spanishliz, what can I say about the toilet? lol. Copago, the galahs are gorgeous, what a beautiful flash of colour. Satguru, always nice to see an English garden.

All in all, another interesting round of photos, thanks everyone. I will get back to posting soon. I've been under the weather, and should be back on my feet soon, hopefully.
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Fri Aug 28 2009 11:43 PM

He's adorable, Gatsby!

Here's another pic of the Pacific Ocean from Carmel Highlands

Posted by: jmorrow

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 29 2009 12:12 AM

Allow me to join in on the admiration for Middlemarch! How are you adapting to having a new owner, Gatsby?
Posted by: Professer

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 29 2009 01:03 AM



The statue of Bodecia or Boudica depends how you call her.
Posted by: lady1

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 29 2009 02:51 AM

A wise cat that Middlemarch! He knew exactly which house to pick. He is lovely Gats and I hope you have many, many years together with your new roomie.
Posted by: szabs

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 29 2009 05:56 AM

Awww Gats Middlemarch is absolutely adorable, he looks so content too - I am sure that both of you will settle in quite well together.
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 29 2009 04:11 PM

Ironbridge Gorge , Shropshire.

Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 29 2009 06:46 PM

A train passing through Wimbledon

Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sat Aug 29 2009 07:49 PM

You'd never guess from that lovely picture of England's green and pleasant land which lilyalli posted, that Ironbridge is where the Industrial Revolution started, with smelting all along the river. The world's first steam locomotive was built there too ... a predecessor to satguru's train.
Posted by: Professer

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 30 2009 01:27 AM



The US Embassy building from the tour bus
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 30 2009 02:54 AM

Here is the Iron Bridge, over the River Severn - built in 1779 and the world's first cast iron bridge.

Posted by: runningbare

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 30 2009 03:27 AM





Taken at Worthing birdman last weekend.
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 30 2009 04:48 AM

What a great photo, runningbare!
Posted by: teacher60

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 30 2009 10:02 AM



Every year we have a night time carnival to raise money for local charities. All the floats are lit by electric light bulbs powered by the floats own generator.
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 30 2009 11:24 AM

The river Thames at Twickenham, with Eel Pie island on the left.

Posted by: Tredici

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 30 2009 09:55 PM

Solitary Pronghorn.
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Sun Aug 30 2009 10:48 PM

He's watching you, Tredici! Wonderful animal!

This large fountain is in the side yard of a house I often pass on my walks.

Posted by: Professer

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 31 2009 01:44 AM



Nelsons Column London
Posted by: satguru

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 31 2009 04:08 PM

There's a whole different world seen from railway lines you normally only get from a train or like this shot from a bridge. Norbiton Station is in the background

Posted by: Kapuskasing

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 31 2009 04:33 PM

Hi,
I've been lurking for a while, catching up and thoroughly enjoying seeing everyone's pictures, but now it's time to start contributing again.

So, here are some peppers at a Bucks County, Pennsylvania farm stand last weekend:


Posted by: minkpenny

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 31 2009 05:08 PM

very nice picture, Kapuskasing Welcome back!
Posted by: Kapuskasing

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 31 2009 05:36 PM

Thanks, Minkpenny! Photo-a-day was the reason I started carrying the camera along wherever I go, and even during my wayward phases of not posting, there's always that nagging thought to keep trying to get "that one you'll want to post!"
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: Photo-a-day AUGUST - Mon Aug 31 2009 08:40 PM

Quote:

Photo-a-day was the reason I started carrying the camera along wherever I go, and even during my wayward phases of not posting, there's always that nagging thought to keep trying to get "that one you'll want to post!"




Exactly how I feel, Kapuskasing.