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#1031810 - Sun Jan 26 2014 03:24 PM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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A common house sparrow resting on the clay cliffs near the Smithfield rock pools.


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#1031817 - Sun Jan 26 2014 04:01 PM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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It's been a while since the last one so here's another train, passing through Mortlake

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#1031830 - Sun Jan 26 2014 06:50 PM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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Chinese New Year starts this week and my Fire Cracker Vine has turned up trumps again. It is very lucky to have flowers in full bloom in your home at this time.
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#1031831 - Sun Jan 26 2014 08:13 PM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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That's lovely Ren. I miss my Firecracker vine. We used to have one over our side fence but when they developed the land next door to us, the fence had to be replaced and so the vine had to be ripped out. Can't plant another one as the new neighbour objects. On the plus side, however, the b----- morning glory that was also growing over the fence was ripped out as well. That plant is an absolute pest.




Here's another animal photo, though not from the zoo. This is one of my mother's cats, Ziggy. Couldn't resist grabbing the camera when he struck that pose.



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#1031833 - Sun Jan 26 2014 09:06 PM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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Awww! He's sweet!

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#1031850 - Mon Jan 27 2014 12:49 AM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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He really is! A very camp pose!
As to Morning Glory it grows all over the place here and is considered a weed.No,not my favourite either.
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#1031862 - Mon Jan 27 2014 03:29 AM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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Isn't it odd how things like that differ. Here Morning Glory is a summer only plant used as an annual as it won't last over winter, that is regarded as an exotic and is wanted in gardens.

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#1031866 - Mon Jan 27 2014 06:50 AM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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It is nice in Thai cooking though. That is a positive thought.
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#1031897 - Mon Jan 27 2014 11:45 AM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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Part of the Mortlake Brewery, it runs the entire length of the road

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#1031900 - Mon Jan 27 2014 12:48 PM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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Originally Posted By: Christinap
Isn't it odd how things like that differ. Here Morning Glory is a summer only plant used as an annual as it won't last over winter, that is regarded as an exotic and is wanted in gardens.


Just what I was thinking!

I wonder if we are talking about two different plants, and the one that 'grows like a weed' is what we might call 'bindweed' - although it is really part of the same family as the more delicate and amazing Morning Glory .

(I see now that the wiki page for Morning Glory mentions "In some places, such as Australian bushland, some species of morning glories develop thick roots and tend to grow in dense thickets. They can quickly spread by way of long, creeping stems. By crowding out, blanketing and smothering other plants, morning glory has turned into a serious invasive weed problem." Tsk.)


I love the firecracker picture - very firey. And I've been enjoying all the birds here recently.



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#1031901 - Mon Jan 27 2014 12:51 PM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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Precious thought she heard a bird, but couldn't figure out how to get through the snow at the back door to find it! At least the sun is shining today!


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#1031919 - Mon Jan 27 2014 03:36 PM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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I hear that the sun is also shining in Spain, from whence comes this fab photograph of the sunset.

I'm posting it on behalf of Pmarney, the Most Glorious & Reverend Team Leader* of the Devious Demons.


Photo by Pmarney. I persuaded him to let me post it here.


*He makes us actually call him that all the time.


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#1031920 - Mon Jan 27 2014 03:40 PM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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I am glad you did. Wonderful!
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#1031922 - Mon Jan 27 2014 04:13 PM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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Workmen started installing these in our neighborhood park last week.

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#1031978 - Tue Jan 28 2014 12:41 AM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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Great photos everyone, especially the sunset!

Given that the egg in the middle is a normal size I do feel sorry for the chook that laid the egg on the left ...

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#1031979 - Tue Jan 28 2014 12:44 AM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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Lion Dancers passing my gate, en route to make money.
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#1032012 - Tue Jan 28 2014 05:33 AM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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I'd be happy to cough up for that fancy costume, Ren! You may be used to seeing them since you've been there for a while, but they look every so exotic and extravagant to my inexperienced eye!

Copago, are those eggs really that fiery pink shade? I'm more used to beige-brown coloured hen's eggs.
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#1032020 - Tue Jan 28 2014 07:14 AM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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I waited as long as I could to get as much of the dawn gold into this view of the New Moon and Venus this morning. Three minutes later as the sun rose a little more and brightened the horizon, Venus disappeared from view. You can see the brighter sky in the bottom half of the image.


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#1032081 - Tue Jan 28 2014 06:35 PM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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Impressive office blocks in Borehamwood

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#1032094 - Tue Jan 28 2014 08:55 PM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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Lovely photos, everybody smile

Here's the front way in to my house this afternoon. It's there somewhere off to the right of the snow banks. At least the sun was shining...then. It has snowed again since.


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#1032114 - Wed Jan 29 2014 12:00 AM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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It's very lucky if these bloom on New Year's day too .
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#1032125 - Wed Jan 29 2014 02:16 AM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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Further along Lake Whakamaru in the south Waikato.


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#1032149 - Wed Jan 29 2014 04:02 AM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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Happy birthday, David and Howie!

I have enjoyed catching up on all the photos. They are just lovely. And welcome to mayneeyak and pmarney. smile



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#1032189 - Wed Jan 29 2014 10:08 AM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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Thanks Sharon!

The Travelodge next door



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#1032201 - Wed Jan 29 2014 11:57 AM Re: Here is a new January thread for 2014!
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Thank you Sharon smile

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