October photo-a-day

Posted by: Copago

October photo-a-day - Wed Sep 30 2009 02:54 PM

October already!

HERE is a thread by the one and only Tellywellies about how to post photos here.
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 01 2009 12:15 PM

One of the many paths on the edge of London in Mill Hill

Posted by: Kapuskasing

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 01 2009 08:57 PM

This picture was supposed to be just for the memory of picking the last of the season’s blackberries… but The Food Inspector showed up while I was off finding the camera.


Posted by: minkpenny

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 01 2009 09:01 PM

What a great picture, Kapuskasing! Such a cute kitty and those blackberries look delicious
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 01 2009 10:23 PM

Wow! That is a great photo, K!
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 01 2009 10:39 PM

Great lighting, Kapuskasing! Very nice shot.
Posted by: szabs

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 02 2009 05:27 AM

Absolutely lovely Kapuskasing, that inspector was doing a great job, did he actually get to taste it too?
Posted by: szabs

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 02 2009 05:29 AM

Had a few free hours yesterday so we went sailing - but we were not alone .

Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 02 2009 06:17 AM

Oooo, how special! Looks like you had a lovely afternoon, szabs.
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 02 2009 07:20 PM

For those who have noticed I collect photos of the road signs we were destined to lose from 1964, here is the latest example complete with the extra plate above with the old borough which changed in 1965 along with all the others. The signs which replaced them look like they were made in the break in a primary school.

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 02 2009 10:13 PM

Lovely photos, Szabs and Kapuskasing!

A quiet lane in the suburbs of Bombay

Posted by: Kapuskasing

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 02 2009 10:30 PM

Wow, thank you for the compliments on the picture! I relayed your kind words to the cat, and the attention seems to have gone to his head. Today I tried to take a picture of my entire tomato crop of 2009, and...



"Oooh, here comes the camera! I can pose better than that silly tomato. I want my picture taken, too! Me too! Me too!

Say, I wonder if that's why she named me Mitu??"


Posted by: minkpenny

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 02 2009 11:55 PM

That's a great picture, Szabs! Dolphins are so beautiful.

Haha Mitu is adorable, Kapuskasing! And that's a fine tomato right there
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 03 2009 09:12 AM


Lovely photos everyone. You must have a great collection satguru .

Have just returned from two months in Scotland and Northern Ireland. This is the first year I saw the Highlands, what beautiful places! Also the first time for Isle of Skye.



Peacock Butterfly
Woodroad Park
Cumnock, Ayrshire
Scotland
Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 04 2009 07:14 AM

Two seagulls arguing

Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 04 2009 10:20 AM




walk at the beach ...

Firth of Clyde
@ Ayr, Ayrshire
Scotland 2009
Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 05 2009 03:39 AM

Sunset at Tumby bay

Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 05 2009 10:09 AM

last nights full moon ...
slightly NE of Newcastle Island




Departure Bay
Nanaimo, B.C.
Vancouver Island
Posted by: Kapuskasing

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 05 2009 11:02 PM

Mc_Shellsie, your butterfly picture (if printed larger and cut out) could make a nice mask.

That's a beautiful and mysterious picture Lioness -- it looks like it could be the cover of a novel. (Know anybody who's going to write one?)

_____________________________

This was at a park last week, and I cropped it but didn't change the color or exposure.



Posted by: Sherry75

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 06 2009 07:43 AM



Autumn in the local Sensory Garden
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 06 2009 04:04 PM

Lovely colours, Sherry.

A much colder feel about this photo - and somehow, a little bit surreal.

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 06 2009 06:39 PM

Thanks Shelley, I do, you can see the whole lot here

One day this photo will be part of history. Had there been more ordinary pictures of local roads 50 years ago so much more of our views would not have been lost permanently. This is the traffic on the road waiting for the lights in Hendon. If nothing more it shows a typical view in my life. The street in India could easily be London were it not for the trees planted in the middle of the road- I'm amazed the roots don't lift the surface as they do here when on the side.

Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 06 2009 10:00 PM


This sign is near my backyard helipad.
Posted by: SOTHC

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 07 2009 05:46 AM

Quote:

This sign is near my backyard helipad.




How does the chopper ever land then?
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 07 2009 03:44 PM

As it rained all day I scanned in more old photos, here's a view across London from the south taken a few years ago. London being in a basin has high hills all round so can see over 20 miles when on them.

Posted by: PauFlP

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 07 2009 10:14 PM

Time machine. Photo was actually taken July 4 this year, near Petaluma, California.

Posted by: minkpenny

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 07 2009 10:37 PM

Great picture, PauFlP! Very nice use of the sepia effect for that old-time feeling
Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 08 2009 02:39 AM

I thought it WAS an old pic, nice one Paul!


I posted about a year ago this black goat who we've had has a pet since she was a couple days old. SHe, Hindu, comes and goes as she pleases .. she'll hang around a few months then she'll go away for months too. She went away for about three years once. Well, she came back again yesterday Funny old thing. The big white Nanny had been with her last time she was home and is getting nice and quiet. Today she ate some gum leaves out of my hand. The kid is about four months old which is when Hindu left last time (when she had the kids). She had twins but we don't know what happened to the other one. She is settling in again quite nicely thank you very much.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 08 2009 05:25 AM

I came across this notice. Not unusual in itself but the location is a bit strange. It is right in the middle of some woods where there is no trace of a footpath. The only reason we (brother and I) were there was because we'd got a bit lost while out riding and were pushing our bikes through the wilderness. I don't know if there is actually a live electric cable. There's nothing around for miles. The notice looks to be decades old.

Anyway, I think the only reason anyone would want to dig there is if they were burying swag ..or worse!

Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 08 2009 09:24 AM

One thing I can't stand is getting into a boat that's as wet inside as the water outside... so I didn't get in.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 08 2009 11:17 AM

Good to see Hindi back, Copago.

Paul, I like that shot. Do you know the year or make of that car?

TW, you don't think that the person who buried a rolled-up 8x10 rug put that sign there afterwards, do you?

I see cake, hope you have a happy birthday, flopsy!

Some great shots in the last few days, well done everyone.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 08 2009 11:21 AM

Plantain flower.



Each yellow floweret at the top of the main flower will develop into a fruit. The two outer purple flower petals will then drop off to reveal another set of flowerets and another purple flower, and so on, continuing downwards until the hand of fruit is complete. Plantain and bananas are distinguishible from each other only by their leaves when young. Photo taken this week in my garden.
Posted by: PauFlP

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 08 2009 11:50 AM

Quote:

One thing I can't stand is getting into a boat that's as wet inside as the water outside... so I didn't get in.




Wonderful composition and colors, flopsymopsy.
Posted by: PauFlP

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 08 2009 11:54 AM

Quote:

Paul, I like that shot. Do you know the year or make of that car?




I was on my way to the Fourth of July parade in Sonoma, California, and met up with it again, with its top down, in a string of Model A Fords. It's the one in the middle, with the orange license plate. (Note: I blurred out any potentially identifiable faces.)

Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 08 2009 01:48 PM

Thank you, Mags! I have cake, please help yourself.

And thank you Paul, I have many pictures of boats as you may yet discover!
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 08 2009 07:51 PM

I see the cake- Happy birthday flopsy!
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 08 2009 11:18 PM


that is a lovely view satguru. i checked out the collection of signs ...
it is impressive ... think i mentioned to you before,having a cousin who collects license plates as well ... they date back many years

on the hour, every hour ...




Departure Bay ferry terminal
from Departure Bay beach
Nanaimo, B.C.
Vancouver Island
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 09 2009 04:37 PM

Thanks Shelley, I have quite a few of those as well, they all go together really.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 09 2009 05:32 PM

I'm enjoying your shots of Departure Bay, mcshellsie. If that's the ferry that runs from Vancouver to Nanaimo then I've been on it. My brother lives in Nanaimo, and I have family and friends elsewhere on the Island, as well as Gabriola Island.
Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 10 2009 05:17 AM

thanks mm ... thats cool you having relatives here. yes, those were the ferry to Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) a 30 mile, 2 hr. trip across the Strait of Georgia. The BC Ferry fleet is large, i think there are three different ferries doing just this route, one a new superferry recently built for them in Germany.



River Lagan
Donnegal Quay
Belfast, Northern Ireland
August 2009
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 10 2009 07:29 AM

A post box outside a small suburban post office

Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 10 2009 10:30 AM

Saturday is farmers' market day.

I like to buy my produce from the grower; everything shown here is local, including the raspberry loaf from the Swiss lady.
Posted by: minkpenny

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 10 2009 12:54 PM

Those vegetables look so fresh and yummy, MadMags! And those strawberries! Oh, and I bet that raspberry loaf is delicious. I'm hungry now Great picture!
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 10 2009 01:05 PM

Thanks minkpenny! If the raspberry loaf is anything like the mango loaf I bought from her last week, it will be muy rico (very tasty)
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 10 2009 06:53 PM

Outside London (only just) they can hide the housing estates behind large gardens, at least they've proved it is possible but very much the exception anywhere in the country. This is in Thames Ditton, which is in Surrey though so more likely.

Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 10 2009 10:30 PM

yum ! fresh salad !
... and another lovely view Satguru



... cargo ship in the Irish Sea as seen from the decks of HSS Stenna
ferry enroute from Belfast, Northern Ireland to Stranraer, Scotland
Posted by: Mommakat

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 11 2009 01:08 AM




This is Tori, another one of our "rescued" cats. As I get more proficient at this I will post others. Mommakat
Posted by: Professer

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 11 2009 01:42 AM

Like the cargo ship pic Shellie
Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 11 2009 04:14 AM

aww nice looking moggy, Mommkat!
I'm sure there'll be lots of people looking forward seeing more of your cats.

Your pic brought back some memories, McShellsie. I did that trip many many years ago now and can still remember that the Stenna Line jingle ad played over and ver the PA .. I hope they've changed it since. LOL
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 11 2009 06:22 AM

Sat, I like the way the colour of the brick is repeated on the grass. A nice autumnal shot.

Mcshellsie, the colours in your photo really evoke the chill and cold of the Irish sea, nice capture.

<<"yum ! fresh salad !">> Yes, indeed. Saturday's lunch of chicken salad.
Posted by: minkpenny

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 11 2009 01:20 PM

Tori is so cute, Mommakat

And that salad looks delicious, MadMags Yum! And before you mentioned a mango loaf? Mmmm, mango loaf, raspberry loaf and those veggies... can I have a meal at your house? lol
Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 11 2009 03:22 PM

MC Shellie, your photo brings back childhood memories! For several years our family holiday started with a long drive from Dublin to Larne or Belfast to catch the ferry over to Stranraer!

Here's a photo from me for today. Taken this morning, I'll leave you to figure out where, but it brings a new meaning to having the whole world in your hands (or in this case, not quite the whole world, just one huge chunk of metal...

Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 11 2009 03:56 PM

Toni, that picture is a real eyeful!
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 11 2009 06:04 PM

Here's another Surrey view, the North Downs at Woodmansterne

Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 12 2009 12:58 AM

Quote:

Toni, that picture is a real eyeful!




Boom, boom!

Another one for today - little and large:

Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 12 2009 04:32 AM


i'm surprised how many of you have taken that trip on the Irish Sea. Thanks for all the nice compliments.



bee on lavender
August 2009
Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 12 2009 05:41 AM

The view from the window of the place we stayed in last holidays. It's looking over Tumby Bay. I took 5 separate photos and stitched them together to make this.

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 12 2009 04:07 PM

This is the church in Whitton, just down the road from the rugby stadium in Twickenham, which has just had a complete new wing added.

Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 12 2009 04:12 PM

We're just into 'tomorrow' here, so I'll post this before retiring for the day.

Another from our visit to Paris this weekend:

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 12 2009 09:38 PM

That pigeon scared me.

A small temple by the road.

Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 13 2009 01:15 AM

Lionesse, I forgot to mention how much your photo impressed me! Great job!
Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 13 2009 05:33 AM

Thanks Santana ^_^
Posted by: Kapuskasing

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 13 2009 09:55 AM

What a scary pigeon!

I was in Delaware for a few days and took only four pictures...

This buggy parked at the Wal-Mart in Dover is unlike any I've seen in Pennsylvania, in the Amish communities around Lancaster or Volant. The small windows and step-in back door make it look a little hearse-like, but it turns out that buggy styles vary regionally, and this one is typical of the Dover, Delaware Amish, and might not be used anywhere else.


Posted by: PauFlP

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 13 2009 12:56 PM

Dumb question(s) (and I looked for an answer, honest!):

Are the monthly Photo-A-Day submissions supposed to be photos actually taken during the current month only? That month in any year? Or what? (Feel free to interpret that last question any way you wish.)

Thanks!
Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 13 2009 01:53 PM

Hi Paul, nah, it doesn't have to be a current photo just so long as it is one that you have taken. It was originally created to be that way but I think lots of us realised it's a bit hard to take and post a pic a day.
Posted by: PauFlP

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 13 2009 06:55 PM

I love classic California architecture. Here's a Mission Revival/Italianate church in Ft. Bragg.

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 14 2009 05:05 PM

I don't know if there's a world record for the widest footpath but if anyone's applied I think this would be likely to beat it. I can't think why they'd build one that wide but they have, it's not far from me in Harlesden where I went to take a picture of someone's house they moved from about 30 years ago. I've done quite a few requests including some videos.

Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 14 2009 08:04 PM

That IS unusual David, considering its age.



"i think i can, i think i can ..."

a stray resident of
Netherthird
Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
September 2009
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 14 2009 10:28 PM

Beautiful architecture Paul, nice shot.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 14 2009 10:30 PM

I like the temple shot too, zorba, very nice.
Posted by: The_lioness33

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 15 2009 02:56 AM

Mc_shellsie, I love the lighting on the cat. He looks really pretty.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 15 2009 09:45 AM

The headquarters of the Bombay Municipal Corporation.

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 15 2009 04:54 PM

I'm sure someone local at the time would know the story of the path, I have quite a few sources I can ask and report back. Nice cat by the way.
Here's a complete contrast, these horses are only about a mile from my house.

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 16 2009 10:12 AM

The meter on the auto rickshaw I took from work today had a Ganpati (Elephant God) painted on it.

Posted by: JaneMarple

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 16 2009 12:37 PM


Mum's eldest sister celebrated her 84th birthday today, so here is a picture of her cake
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 16 2009 12:58 PM

Happy birthday Jane's mom's sister! Congratulations

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Posted by: lilyalli

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 16 2009 01:09 PM

Random art on derelict building. Definitely an improvement on the bare boarded up windows!

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 16 2009 04:21 PM

Another view from my country park

Posted by: JaneMarple

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 17 2009 06:08 AM


Home-made cheesecake with chocolate drizzled on top - and it tasted even better than it looked!
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 17 2009 11:04 AM

Mmmmm, cheeeeesecake. Mmmmm, chocccolate. My two favourites.

Sorry minkpenny, I missed your question earlier.. of course, you are welcome to eat at my home anytime!
Posted by: minkpenny

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 18 2009 12:59 PM

Thanks, MadMags!
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 18 2009 03:27 PM

One of my favourite London suburbs on the border of Kent. Bromley is ahead, I was in Beckhenham and West Wickham is to the right. I didn't plan it for that but discovered when I looked on the map later.

Posted by: lady1

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 19 2009 02:33 AM

Our home for ten days on the River Baize



Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 19 2009 09:36 AM

Decorations at the mall for Diwali.

Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 19 2009 03:56 PM

Was so happy to get this picture this morning Everything is so clear even down to his eye.
Every morning when I feed my dog there are a few magpies hanging around to finish off what he misses. Lately he's been getting fresh meat so the magpies are missing out. I've been putting a handful of dog nuts on the edge of the trailer for them to come and eat.

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 19 2009 06:10 PM

One of my favourite type of 1960s houses in Cobham just south of London

Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 19 2009 06:30 PM

What a lovely home away from home, lady. Zorba, love those colours. Great capture, Copago.

Holy Batman, aliens have landed!

I found this bizarre looking creature in my garden this morning. I checked the web (no pub intended), it looks very close to the horned spider found in Thailand and Burma. If so, it's a long way from home!
Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 19 2009 06:35 PM

No way! i thought you were going to say it's a piece of plastic ! LOL That is reallllly very odd.
Posted by: PauFlP

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 19 2009 06:38 PM

A week or so ago, I asked if the Photo-A-Day submissions had to be photos taken in the current month, and was told no, that wasn't necessary. In commemoration of that, I hereby present this shot of the Golden Gate Bridge's north tower that I took today.

Though I've never lived in San Francisco, I've seen the bridge and been over it countless times, but apparently never at this time in the morning, as this is the first time I recall ever seeing the tower casting a shadow like that on the Marin Headlands.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 19 2009 06:38 PM

Copago, I thought so too! I'd never had much of an interest in bugs until I moved here. They are so bizarre and so colourful!
Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 19 2009 08:02 PM

Bugs here are the camouflage kind of things I guess - I can't think of any that have any colour more exciting than brown (unless you count the red backs of a certain spider which are hard to see .. just ask Ozzz). We have one insect that looks like a little bunch of sticks. Nothing quite so beautiful as yours!
Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 20 2009 12:55 PM

AThe bridge pic is great, Paul, with that shadow like that.

I posted the magpie yesterday well this one today is what happens when they magpies aren't quick enough ....

Posted by: PauFlP

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 20 2009 02:35 PM

In keeping with the bug theme, here's a praying mantis I found last year just after sprinkling the potted succulent it had apparently been lurking in. As I recall, it was about four inches (10 cm) long.

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 20 2009 05:16 PM

Here's a scene close to my heart. Finchley Road runs from Lords cricket ground in St Johns Wood to Henlys Corner in Finchley, and links half of my life. I worked on it in this shopping centre twice, and in Swiss Cottage further south twice. One of my best friends lived right opposite one of the various tube stations on it, and I took the bus to school which stopped there every day for about 7 years.
This is the 82 bus from Finchley to Victoria stopping in Temple Fortune where I was doing my shopping this afternoon.



Has anyone else had the nice surprise I had recently on photobucket? Although my photos are all there they reduced my used space by over 50%, meaning I can add many more photos before it's filled up. If anyone knows how they managed it and if it happened to them I'd be interested to know.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 20 2009 06:30 PM

Cool shot, Paul!

This leafhopper was 1/8" long and appeared grey to the naked eye. It wasn't until I looked at him on the computer that I saw these smart black and white stripes.
Posted by: lady1

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 21 2009 07:14 AM

Two boats in a lock at the same time. We were at the back.

Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 21 2009 02:04 PM

I've always wanted to go on a canal like that. Seems so idyllic.



Presenting .... The Amazing Flying Goat!
This is Hindu's kid, no real name but we're calling her Kidley.

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 21 2009 03:46 PM

I have no idea how you manage to capture that moment Jill!

In 1976 they built Britain's first shopping mall on the site of a greyhound track and sewage farm in Hendon, and as a result the buses all extended their routes from terminating in Golders Green. This is where they drop people off and many terminate besides the routes which passed it already in 1976.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 21 2009 10:40 PM

Oooo, good timing, Copago! Maybe Kidley has aspirations of becoming one of Santa's reindeer...

Recently I did some painting, and had gone outside to check to see if the paint was dry. Apparently it was, as this colourful insect was walking about quite freely. The bar is one inch wide, to give some perspective.

Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 21 2009 10:49 PM

I must find a bug around here just to show you how dull they can be. LOL
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 21 2009 11:02 PM

I could box some up and mail them to you.....
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 21 2009 11:11 PM

Satguru, it's a trip down nostalgia lane for me to see those buses. Reminds me of my school days when I'd take the double decker everyday. We'd always sit up top, of course.
Posted by: Sherry75

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 22 2009 05:25 AM

A quiet corner in the garden of the Muslim Library in Rhodes old town, Greece.

Posted by: ren33

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 22 2009 07:50 AM

Looking down on Wanchai Market from the bus up on the flyover today
Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 22 2009 11:41 AM

That's probably just what I'd expect HK to look like, Ren

here's a colourful little fella sitting on the dog water bowl. I'd just call him a grass parrot but I'm sure he's got a more precise name. (maybe Peter? )



(edit to ad: Our insects might be dull but our birds make up for it, Mags! )
Posted by: sue943

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 22 2009 12:41 PM

Love Jill, you certainly do have colourful birds.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 22 2009 03:38 PM

Mr Pheasant doing his rounds before dusk, muttering "colourful Aussie birds my aunt!"

Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 22 2009 07:35 PM

LOL LOL
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 22 2009 10:55 PM

Copago, you sure do have colourful birds! This fellah is gorgeous. I remember your galahs too, so pretty.

Aww Mr. Pheasant, you are very colourful too.

Ren, I enjoyed your candid shot of the fruit vendors.

Sherry, glad to see you back - lovely serene shot.
Posted by: sue943

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 05:47 AM

Our pheasants are not that colour, how odd.

Did a Google and yours isn't the normal one we see everywhere, they are more like these on this site.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/p/pheasant/

I did find something calling itself an 'ornamental pheasant' which was in bright colours and the golden pheasant too.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 06:49 AM

I'd never even noticed that he wasn't 'normal pheasant' looking, how odd! I actually took a picture of a flock of sheep with the sun just beginning to set over the hill... it turned out to be a rubbish photo, the sunset had no colour whatsoever and the sheep looked grubby but that pheasant just walked into in the foreground. He was making a lot of noise as cock pheasants do at this time of year but he'd gone by the time I tried to take a picture just of him. Perhaps I've discovered a whole new species!
Posted by: Sherry75

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 07:20 AM

An interesting assortment of old Greek pans...

Posted by: lilyalli

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 10:31 AM

Unusual collection, Sherry.

Plenty of pumpkins here! (no doubt more will disappear from the fence posts during the coming week. There must be a hundred or so at present on posts surrounding this field....)

Posted by: Sherry75

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 11:24 AM

Love that photo Lilly... gawjus!
Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 11:51 AM

I didn't realise that you did the pumpkin thing in the UK - great photo.

Close up of Kidley.

Posted by: PauFlP

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 12:04 PM

December 16, 1963. The old College of Marin gymnasium in Kentfield, California burns. The building, though still in partial use, had already been scheduled for demolition. I was 17 when I shot this Kodachrome. This would have gone well in the Education thread, but, well...

Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 12:26 PM

Are you doing anything to the colour of these old pics, Paul? They look so vibrant!

"This would have gone well in the Education thread, but, well..."
LOL .. I'll go and borrow the wet noodles from the chain games forum ...
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 03:06 PM

A colourful toadstool:

Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 03:53 PM

Wow, TW, what a find, such fine detail too. I've only ever seen one Amanita Muscaria in the wild. Are you sure you didn't ice those little white tips on before you took the shot?
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 04:34 PM

Quote:

Are you sure you didn't ice those little white tips on before you took the shot?



No, purely nature's icing. I didn't know it was an Amanita Muscaria. Clever of you to know the name. I photographed another toadstool of a different shape as well. I'll post it tomorrow.
Posted by: ren33

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 05:09 PM

Kidley has a most intelligent air about him, Jill. What a sweetie.
I went to lunch at the Football Club and it is an interesting 1930's building. The windows depict different sports. Here is the football one.
Posted by: DivineMsDRL

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 07:57 PM

TW and Mags, it is also known as a fly agaric and should NEVER be ingested.
Posted by: PauFlP

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 08:12 PM

Quote:

(Copago) Are you doing anything to the colour of these old pics, Paul? They look so vibrant!




No, I'm not tweaking the color; in the case of the fire photo, that's good old Kodachrome for you. Since the slide was a bit under-exposed (this was taken just around twilight), I did have to lighten it, but you'd get the same result by holding it up to a bright light, or having a strong bulb in your slide projector (remember those?).
Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 09:32 PM

No, no, no, I don't remember them at all and I will deny ever knowing about something from soooo long ago.

Those toadstool really exist? I thought they were reserved for places with stories of elves and pixies!

Beautiful pic, Ren. Is there a cricket one?
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 09:46 PM

Quote:

TW and Mags, it is also known as a fly agaric and should NEVER be ingested.




Yes, fly agaric is the common name, the derivation of why is a little hazy. And you're right, it shouldn't be ingested. The bright red colour is the first indicator of that. Amanita Muscaria is both psychoactive and poisonous. It does however make for great art in fairy tale and folk lore books.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 10:01 PM

Paul, you may be interested in this thread I posted some time back in the FT lounge about the history of Kodachrome. Some great photos of old cars in there, as well as photos of the Great Depression.
Posted by: Tredici

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 10:34 PM

So many lovely pictures. Kitties, bugs, spiders, market places, ferries, beautiful English homes, interesting signs, colorful gardens and cool beaches. Such wonderful variety. I don't have a flying goat, but did find a bounding antelope.

Posted by: PauFlP

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 10:40 PM

Thank you, MadMags, that's a wonderful site. I recognize some of the shots from the amazing Kodachrome collection in the Cushman Archive. Some of the others are in the Library of Congress collections, a number of which have been posted in high-resolution on The Shorpy Blog. Speaking of Shorpy, I've submitted a lot of my old family photos and slides there under the username tterrace, so many they've assigned me my own gallery. Thanks again for pointing me to that site; I'm bookmarking it.
Posted by: ren33

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 23 2009 10:52 PM

Quote:

Is there a cricket one?



Yep, and rugger and bowls. They are really nice. What's more the club looks over the Happy Valley Race Course, so you can have a bet while eating.
Posted by: minkpenny

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 24 2009 12:28 AM

Great pictures, everyone! You can tell winter is getting closer in the Northern Hemisphere. I really like the pumpkin patch and the toadstool.


Quote:

Speaking of Shorpy, I've submitted a lot of my old family photos and slides there under the username tterrace




I looked at some of the photos you've posted on there, Paul, and I have to say they are just lovely You get a very good sense of the American way of life looking at them. And the quality is amazing. Beautiful pictures.
Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 24 2009 04:09 AM

Some of you may recognise this monument, shot through the glass panels of the Peace Monument. 'Peace' is written on it in many different languages, and it's at the extreme end of the gardens at the base of the Eiffel Tower.

Posted by: tellywellies

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 24 2009 04:48 AM

A further colourful toadstool photo:

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 24 2009 06:39 AM

Another old building in South Bombay

Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 24 2009 08:04 AM

TW, that's the same toadstool but further along in its development. Prompted by your postings, I did a little research on this mushroom that has fascinated me since I was a child. Something I didn't know until today - apparently it IS eaten as food in some parts of Europe, Asia and North America, after parboiling in water. (info from wiki) I'd always thought this mushroom was highly poisonous, apparently not. It's also been used in religious ceremonies in Siberia, due to its psychoactive properties. I still think it's one of the prettiest mushrooms around. Thanks for posting.
Posted by: PauFlP

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 24 2009 12:04 PM

Northern California coast south of Ft. Bragg. June 2008.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 24 2009 12:38 PM

Came across this hoya plant on my walk this morning.
Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 24 2009 01:53 PM

ANother beautiful building from Mumbai - you make me want to visit, Zorba. Pity about the advertising though!
Love those toadstools


This is the White Nanny that hangs around with Hindu. I'm pretty sure she is in kid (Hindu is too) so will be fun to see if she does have one. She's getting very quiet - can't pat her yet but she will eat out of hand.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 24 2009 04:56 PM

Could pictures of toadstools be thought of as poor (spore) photos?
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 24 2009 07:17 PM

Lol!! With much room for improvement?
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 24 2009 09:06 PM

I've been away from the forums for awhile, for one reason and another, but I'm back and loving all of your photos. I have more to catch up on too! Here's a photo from a windy walk yesterday, a Hallowe'en cat up a tree!

Posted by: minkpenny

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 02:04 AM

Cute picture, Liz Welcome back!
Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 02:43 AM

Love your Hoya, MadMags!

Great pics everyone.

Today I'm going to show you another from our recent trip to Paris:



Waiting the metro station close to Notre Dame, this panel gives you a very accurate estimate of the time before the next train arrives.
Posted by: lady1

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 02:59 AM

I always thought that Toadstools were 'made up' for story books. I have never seen such colourful ones! Great pictures everyone.
Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 04:04 AM



Paul's photos from bygone times inspired me to scan and post this historic photo. I took this with my Kodak Instamatic camera when I was just a kid. The original photo is a small square black-and-white photo with way too much sky (which I have cropped out).

This photo was taken on October 31st 1969. Goodness, in less than a week's time, that will be 40 years ago! The men in the open limousine are the astronauts Edwin Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins during their world tour after the moon landing. They were being driven from the Perth airport to the city and practically passed by our house. A real Kodak moment!
Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 04:55 AM

I was one week old that day, MG Certainly doesn't feel like 40 years ago to me!!!

Fantastic photo, in any case, thanks for posting it!
Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 05:04 AM

Quote:

I was one week old that day, MG Certainly doesn't feel like 40 years ago to me!!!





So, you've just had a birthday then! Many happy returns!
Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 06:25 AM

Uh huh, that famous big four-oh was mine all day Friday ... I don't believe a word of the 'it's all downhill from there'

Thanks MG
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 08:32 AM

As I was looking at my Australia photos for the theme this week (thread needs to be stickied - halfway down page!) I thought I'd post one on here as well. This is a buff-banded rail in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens (unfortunately I chopped off his tail).

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 09:27 AM

Thanks, Copago! I'm happy you feel like visiting.

Small fishing boats in the harbour this evening.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 09:49 AM

View from Llanymynech rock.

Posted by: mc_shellsie

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 10:16 AM



this mornings' sunrise ...

--
wow what an amazing bunch of photos, since i've been away, fantastic stuff!
Posted by: Sherry75

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 10:42 AM



Part of the Palace of the Grand Masters in Rhodes -
Posted by: PauFlP

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 01:27 PM

I seem to be on a Kodachrome binge. Here's one I took in Yosemite National Park, California in June 1963. Good example of the famous "Kodachrome blue" sky.

Posted by: PauFlP

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 01:31 PM

Gorgeous, DotB. Lemme guess - Wales?
Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 01:42 PM

Quote:

Gorgeous, DotB. Lemme guess - Wales?


Thank you, but it may actually be in England, Llanymynech straddles the border and I am pretty sure the rock is in England and some parts of the village are in Wales.
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 05:46 PM

That was an amazing view Dotb, like being there when you just look at the screen. I didn't know you were from round here Mags, you've gone a long way from there now. Were the double deckers in London or another city?

This is the A3 in Claygate, Surrey, showing endless cones with no work in one direction and the markings for the speed cameras on the other. Par for the course really.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 06:00 PM

Sat, I'm a Brummie by birth, and lived in Bristol and near Manchester also. The double deckers I took to school were in Altrincham... about 20 miles south of Manchester. I lived in England for 15 years before moving to Canada. No double deckers there, or here in Costa Rica for that matter.

Edited to add: Is it just me, or is the text now disappearing off the end of the page?
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: October photo-a-day - Sun Oct 25 2009 10:30 PM

Not just you, the text is going off the edge for me too, so I have to scroll over.

I shall have to post a picture of the double decker bus that I rode around Toronto in last month, I guess. There are a couple of companies (one with red buses, the other with yellow) running tours of the city with open-topped double deckers

Today, however, I present my new little friend, Precious. She already had the name when I got her, and actually answers to it! She has a real purring motor and is very affectionate.

Posted by: minkpenny

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 26 2009 12:29 AM

Awww, Precious is precious, Liz! Really, what a cutie she is! Lovely picture.
Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 26 2009 12:55 AM

Taken in the courtyard of Les Invalids (I have distorted the faces of each person, hope it's OK to post?):

Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 26 2009 01:52 AM

Are you still having to scroll across? I just changed Dot's pic up there to a bit smaller as I think that was causing it?

Dot? If you could just save them in facebook a bit smaller that would be great


*oops* not facebook .. I meant photobucket!
Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 26 2009 02:03 AM

It's very dry here at the moment and not much grass around so we are feeding the sheep. These are the rams. The vehicle in the background has a hopper on the back and the pellets come out as you drive slowly along.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 26 2009 03:59 AM

Sorry about the other image being too big! I hope this one is ok. I keep trying!!

Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 26 2009 04:16 AM

It's perfect
Thanks!
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 26 2009 06:07 AM

Re the disappearing text - I thought I may have inadvertently messed my view settings up or something, thanks for the feedback!

Mcshellsie, that sunrise is gorgeous! And welcome back too. Lovely kitty, spanishliz, I'm sure we'll be seeing more of her . Dotb, good to see the English countryside! You live in a beautiful area.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 26 2009 09:36 AM

Nice photo, Santana

Part of the Naval Docks

Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 26 2009 01:15 PM

Such beautiful photos! I especially liked the colorful bugs from last week.

I took this last month in my mother's garden in Colorado. I must have had the settings wrong on the camera which is why the color is so strange.

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 26 2009 01:44 PM

The colour looks good to me. Precious is quite similar to Lucy with rounded ears. Very nice.

This is another of my many UK scenes that could pass for America. These free standing signs need planning permission here and very few are allowed so incredibly rare. I knew it was a success when someone said the shots looked American as they had no idea that was exactly my intention. This one is in Hanworth.

Posted by: PauFlP

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 26 2009 04:39 PM

While continuing my Kodachrome binge, I thought also I'd give a tip of the hat (or bowler) to our friends here from across the pond with this one I took of Piccadilly Circus on a 1976 visit.

Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day - Mon Oct 26 2009 05:54 PM

Great pic, PaulFIp - really gets across the feel of Piccadilly Circus, with all it's coming and going!

Here's a shot of the Arc de Triomphe in the midst of the end-of-the-afternoon-traffic on a Saturday evening a couple of weeks ago:

Posted by: szabs

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 27 2009 02:09 AM

There have been some great pics in here lately, with a great variety.
Precious is absolutely lovely Liz, and she looks so comfy there too .

Just a patriotic seagull, being inquisitive.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 27 2009 02:34 AM

Quote:

Re the disappearing text - I thought I may have inadvertently messed my view settings up or something, thanks for the feedback!

Mcshellsie, that sunrise is gorgeous! And welcome back too. Lovely kitty, spanishliz, I'm sure we'll be seeing more of her . Dotb, good to see the English countryside! You live in a beautiful area.



Thank you, yes it is beautiful around here.

Sorry about the disappearing text folks!

@ Mcshellsie, that sunrise is lovely!

@ spanishliz, nice pussy cat!

Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 27 2009 04:31 AM

I think the colour in your pic is fabulous, CS. The sunflower looks like it's popping off the screen. Love it love it.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 27 2009 09:06 AM



Swaminarayan Temple, Mumbai
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 27 2009 09:08 AM

Picqero hasn't posted in a while. Is he away on a holiday or something?
Posted by: Professer

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 27 2009 09:45 AM

Nice Sunrise Shellie Hope you are keeping well
Posted by: PauFlP

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 27 2009 10:53 AM

Kodachrome goes to Paris. Notre Dame at sunset, from my 1976 vacation. Notice how I'm cleverly getting around the Holidays thread's one-photo limit.

Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 27 2009 11:22 AM

Thanks, Sat and Copago. I love the patriotic seagull, .

Waiting for winter...

Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 27 2009 12:03 PM

Oy, Paul! My next shot was going to be Notre Dame ... guess I'll just have to use something else from Paris instead
Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 27 2009 12:47 PM

Yes it's cute but it is a pest. The hay that we feed the pet goats gets lots of unwanted visitors - if you walk down there quietly there can be 15-20 of them on there.

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 27 2009 01:07 PM

This is part of the famous Harrow School, located on a hill on all sides.

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: October photo-a-day - Tue Oct 27 2009 10:36 PM

Here are some of the international uniforms on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 28 2009 01:02 AM

One of the fancier Metro signs:

Posted by: lady1

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 28 2009 02:48 AM

Santana please post your Notre Dame photo so we can compare it to PauFlpsone from 1976.
Posted by: ren33

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 28 2009 05:46 AM

Quote:

This is part of the famous Harrow School, located on a hill on all sides.




Your old alma mater, David of course!?
Its a gorgeous building. Thanks for the memory(again)
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 28 2009 06:28 AM

Last month I bought a new scanner, but have used it only for business so far. Inspired by PaulFlP's photos, I broke out some old pics last night and started scannning. This is ClaraSue the day after I found her wandering along a country highway over 10 years ago. We figured her age to be about 8 weeks old.

Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 28 2009 07:49 AM

ClaraSue, what a fantabulous shot of the sunflowers! I hope your mom has a framed copy hung up in her house. (And awww how cute, to your puppy too; she looks a little lost and confused)

I'm enjoying the photos of trips to Toronto and Paris very much, and Satguru's ongoing tour in and around London.

Zorba, I'm really enjoying your shots of temples in Mumbai as well as your other photos of old buildings and such, some very interesting architecture, and a glimpse into another part of the world.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 28 2009 09:46 AM

Thank you, MadMags.

Such a cute puppy, ClaraSue.

A 'gola' (ice slush) stall. It's very popular in Mumbai during the summers. It consists of crushed ice on a wooden stick dipped in different juices.

Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 28 2009 11:07 AM

It looks very interesting, Zorba_Scank and it must be very welcome in the heat of the summer.
This is a picture of Wittington village church taken from the Castle.
Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 28 2009 02:07 PM

That's a lovely serene shot, Dot!

Here's some more sheep feeding.
Posted by: PauFlP

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 28 2009 02:29 PM

Dotb's lovely shot reminded me of this one I took in the Norfolk Broads in 1976. Kodachrome again.

Paul

Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 28 2009 02:53 PM

"And the bike it was brand new, and life was laid before him like a platter before a king".

My neighbour friend got a new bike last night. Life is grand when you're nine and king of the road!
Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 28 2009 04:58 PM

I have actually spent an evening in the main hall at Harrow School once as where I was teaching used it for their speech day. We were all lined up in a row on the stage wearing our graduation uniforms, and mine knocked some of the awards off the table as it dragged past. Very memorable...

This shows it's not all buildings in London, these two are in a field where the buildings end in North Finchley on the Mill Hill border.



This looks too big again, no idea what Photobucket's doing at the moment.
Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 28 2009 08:35 PM

Doesn't look too big at all, David. Looks just fine and so do the donkeys too!
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: October photo-a-day - Wed Oct 28 2009 09:04 PM

Aww, what a cute puppy ClaraSue was Loving all the photos, as usual.

These totem poles are in the stairwells at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto. I first saw them when I was four or five years old, and they made a lasting impression! I was glad to visit them again last month.

Posted by: sue943

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 29 2009 02:35 AM

Quote:

Yes it's cute but it is a pest. The hay that we feed the pet goats gets lots of unwanted visitors - if you walk down there quietly there can be 15-20 of them on there.






Rabbit stew would make a change from lamb/mutton and is very tasty.
Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 29 2009 03:19 AM

Just for you, lady1, here's a shot taken right in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, just a week or two ago

Posted by: lady1

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 29 2009 03:57 AM

Thanks Santana - not changed much
Oh no wonder you took it home ClaraSue - what a cute face!
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 29 2009 05:33 AM

I'd be impressed by those totem poles, too, Liz. And everybody's scenery photos are just beautiful.

ClaraSue was a cutie when she was little, and ornery as heck! Here she is at age two the summer she found out she loves water. It took me two days to convince her water was OK, then I couldn't keep her out of it.

Posted by: bhs63

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 29 2009 07:55 AM

This morning - A giant blue heron at the tidal pond next to my house.

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 29 2009 09:18 AM

I'm really enjoying the Kodachrome photos, PaulFlP. Very beautiful.

Posted by: Jar

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 29 2009 12:31 PM

Just catching up - and such cool pictures!
Quote:

Waiting for winter...



Wow! It's Rosebud!
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 29 2009 05:54 PM

It's hard to believe it's nearly November. I haven't worn a jumper or jacket all week and children were playing in the sea today! But a walk in the woods shows the leaves are turning.....

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Thu Oct 29 2009 06:07 PM

Another one of Harrow School, obviously the church.

Posted by: Copago

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 30 2009 12:01 AM

Bit of everything here .. our sheep in the background, a feral goat on the left and there in the foreground are a mob of feral piglets. Couldn't see the sow any where. Pigs are becoming a real problem at the moment, I have seen more in the last couple months than I've seen in a decade. We've had to call in some friends who are professional hunters to try and thin them out a bit.

Posted by: Santana2002

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 30 2009 02:23 AM

Love that shot, copago!

Here's another one of the Paris Metro:

Posted by: lady1

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 30 2009 05:17 AM

bhs the reflection in the water is beautiful.
Posted by: lilyalli

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 30 2009 06:20 AM

Thousands of waders can be seen at dusk at this time of the year at the RSPB Reserve at Snettisham. Here are some from yesterday's spectacular - sanderlings, I think.

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 30 2009 10:00 AM

A quiet lane in South Bombay

Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 30 2009 10:09 AM

Quote:

Wow! It's Rosebud!




I am embarassed to have to say that I didn't know the meaning behind this statement. I looked it up and was even further embarassed to say that I never saw the movie "Citizen Kane" even though it's considered the greatest film ever made. I may have to rent it now.

I've been enjoying scanning old photos. This was taken in 2001 or 2002 at the Talladega 500 of Jeff Gordon's car. I'm not usually a NASCAR fan, but we had a good weekend at the races. This was a few hours before the race while we toured the pit area.


Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 30 2009 10:51 AM

*Makes note of car number in case it comes up in a quiz*
Posted by: Dotb

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 30 2009 11:00 AM

Some really good pictures here!

Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 30 2009 11:05 AM

Lily, I love your shot!
Posted by: lady1

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 30 2009 11:06 AM

Zorba scank I so enjoy seeing your pictures of India. Such lovely old buildings. Thanks for posting them.
Posted by: MadMags

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 30 2009 11:44 AM

Angels in the sky.


Detail from the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles (Our Lady of the Angels Basilica), in Cartago, Costa Rica.
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 30 2009 01:45 PM

The clocks have changed and the heathland has turned brown. Still good to be out there though.

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 30 2009 08:46 PM

Once London ends the countryside is just the same however far out you go. This is where it begins in Finchley which is only about 9 miles from the centre.

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: October photo-a-day - Fri Oct 30 2009 10:43 PM

St James Cathedral in downtown Toronto, which has a nice little park and gardens right next to it.

Posted by: lilyalli

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 31 2009 01:55 AM

Thanks, Mags!

Here are some sanderlings on the shore. I got wet feet trying to creep up behind them!

Posted by: ren33

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 31 2009 04:06 AM

Spanish Liz your pm box is full and I need to talk to you!!
Posted by: tellywellies

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 31 2009 09:10 AM

Some more local scenery:

Posted by: DivineMsDRL

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 31 2009 10:59 AM

Copago, could you eat those wild pigs?
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 31 2009 11:48 AM

TW, that picture is so serene, I just love it.

OK, one more scanned photo. This is Mount Rushmore taken in 2002 or 2003. (Bugs me I can't remember exactly which year ).

Posted by: satguru

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 31 2009 07:40 PM

Here are some of my favourite style 1960s houses in Teddington. I haven't a clue what the white boxes are, it could be for pigeons, plumbing, generators, mother in law, modern art, health and safety style balcony, disaster supplies, bins (if the plans were read upside down) or stationery cupboards, but doubt it.

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: October photo-a-day - Sat Oct 31 2009 10:50 PM

Here's Precious, looking ever so innocent, as she is, most of the time. During tonight's trick or treating session she gave me a fright, though, dashing out into the dark as I was giving out candy. She seems not to know that she's an indoor cat...



Luckily, the mother of one of the little hobgoblins had better night vision than I do, and was able to spot Precious and deliver her to me, to be petted by the two children patiently waiting for their candy.