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#1015973 - Tue Oct 15 2013 07:36 PM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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It was getting dark but despite the dodgy focus I thought this garden was still worth sharing. Next door was the same but with grass and flowers, this had become something quite different.

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#1016014 - Wed Oct 16 2013 01:35 AM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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One of the four palaces of the winter home of the Danish Royal family - Amalienborg Palace and the King Frederik V equestrian statue.


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#1016097 - Wed Oct 16 2013 09:47 AM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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satguru is that a crab in the bottom left of the photo?


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#1016104 - Wed Oct 16 2013 11:08 AM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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From time to time I dig up odd things in the garden. Last time I didn't know what one was Satguru kindly identified it as a sea urchin fossil for me. Well, this morning I unearthed this - it looks like it ought to be a fossil of some sort or something. Anyone got any ideas?


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#1016110 - Wed Oct 16 2013 11:37 AM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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The bottom left item appears to be the remains of a tree stump, but the shape is similar. A typical suburban road in London, not that different to mine except not art deco. This is in Sutton.



The stone is a standard beach pebble (basalt possibly, probably igneous) with quartz lining the spaces when it was formed. Yes, I got that one, a basalt pebble with quartz veins.

The picture


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#1016189 - Thu Oct 17 2013 01:37 AM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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Trees on the beach in Trinite Sur Mer.


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#1016199 - Thu Oct 17 2013 05:26 AM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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After seeing how foggy my wagon photo came out, I decided to look at the Polaroid's lens with my new Digital Microscope. After seeing this, I tried some alcohol and Q-tip cleaning. Some pitting still shows. I think I'll try a drop of Future Acrylic on it.
Edit: the lower left set of lights reflected from the lens is my 12 LED flashlight. The set of lights in the lens upper right is an incomplete image of the 'scope's 8 LEDs.


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#1016204 - Thu Oct 17 2013 05:45 AM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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Found some autumn colour starting to come this morning


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#1016315 - Thu Oct 17 2013 02:15 PM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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Another view over the Taranaki countryside from the Mangorei Track.


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#1016323 - Thu Oct 17 2013 04:17 PM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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Satguru, thanks for that on the stone. Beach pebbles and sea urchins, this part of Essex must have been under the sea at some stage in the past. Fascinating though how things come to the surface after so long.

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#1016342 - Thu Oct 17 2013 06:02 PM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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The pebble is volcanic in origin but worn smooth by water so probably was from a beach. But you're so near the coast and flat the coastline probably covered most of the area when the sea level was higher. Glad to be of help!

Another park I haven't seen before, Elthorne Park in Holloway



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#1016460 - Fri Oct 18 2013 11:52 AM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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Part of Susie's favourite walk


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#1016503 - Fri Oct 18 2013 07:26 PM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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A random view of London, this used to be a road carrying traffic over the railway but Islington council in their wisdom have pedestrianized it (along with many others or closures). I was walking that day so unimpeded but would have been spitting feathers had I been following the map in the car and had to turn round as often happens.

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#1016547 - Sat Oct 19 2013 03:43 AM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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#1016552 - Sat Oct 19 2013 04:53 AM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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Another slight detour on the way to the hostel in Copenhagen and a brief visit to Nyhavn with the canals, boats and lovely coloured 17th and 18th century houses.


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#1016554 - Sat Oct 19 2013 05:20 AM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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There seems to be a massive amount of rose hips on the bushes this year. This one is typical of most of them round here, absolutely glowing red with hips.


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#1016599 - Sat Oct 19 2013 08:01 PM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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I've been on that boat in Copenhagen as well but nearly 40 years ago, and must have a photo they took of all of us somewhere if it didn't get lost in a move.

This is Canary Wharf from near Highgate

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#1016610 - Sun Oct 20 2013 04:43 AM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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Originally Posted By: Christinap
There seems to be a massive amount of rose hips on the bushes this year. This one is typical of most of them round here, absolutely glowing red with hips.



There seems to be an abundance of all manner of berries this year and if folklore/old wives tales are to believed then that is the sign of a cold winter to come.
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#1016613 - Sun Oct 20 2013 05:15 AM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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That is what they say isn't it, and I have already seen one prediction of a long cold winter - can only hope it's wrong.

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#1016645 - Sun Oct 20 2013 08:23 AM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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This year Maynooth and I undertook the enormous task of renovating our backyard. It is not finished yet but the worst of it is over.

This is our new patio - there used to be a swimming pool here! It is nice to finally have a patio and space to have a few people over for a barbecue.

On the left you can see the new "outdoor kitchen" - it has a barbecue, 2 gas burners, a wok burner, a sink (taps not installed yet - having trouble getting a plumber). If you look carefully at the very right hand side, you can see Maynooth's back as he re-installs our aviary in the corner.
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#1016668 - Sun Oct 20 2013 10:56 AM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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That looks gorgeous, MG! Well done both of you for all your hard work, you'll really appreciate your beautiful space now!
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#1016693 - Sun Oct 20 2013 05:28 PM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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Another view of Elthorne Park in Upper Holloway

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#1016758 - Mon Oct 21 2013 05:13 AM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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About 10 minutes after I took this yesterday we had hail, thunder, an absolute deluge, and 15 minutes later it was all over


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#1016836 - Mon Oct 21 2013 03:07 PM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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Very impressed with your new patio MG, it looks lovely.
Here are more of those berries, I do hope it isn't going to be a very hard winter. Surely its just a sign of the spring/summer we've had.


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#1016846 - Mon Oct 21 2013 05:27 PM Re: October photo-a-day (someone pick up Ren!)
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Here's a "before" picture. We decided to get rid of the pool because it was over 35 years old and falling apart. The amount of money required to replace/renovate it, compared to how much we used it, and cost of future maintenance, compared with our retirement income, made us decide to replace the pool with a patio, which will get a lot more use. We haven't retired yet but it won't be too long before we do. First step in the renovations was to break up the pool.
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