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#1037097 - Fri Mar 07 2014 02:57 PM Re: Time Marches on
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In Spanishliz's photo of Downtown Belleville, Ontario, I noticed the mustard and green colored fire hydrant/plug. It made me realize these things come in many shapes and color schemes. I have seen them painted up as Dalmatian heads with fireman's helmet on them. The one in front of my house went from red to silver and to red again. The city paints it about every seven years with epoxy paint (thinly) and that coat wears away after one rainy season here in Florida. I go out on a regular basis and spray a coat of enamel on it, the last time about a month ago.
Have some of you got other styles to share?

Edit: The other objects in the image are -
to the right is my neighbor's radio transmitter water meter cover. I put a piece of sod over mine to keep the lawn without that ugly depression in the grass.-
to the upper left side is an improperly set irrigation sprinkler head, It should be set flush to the cement collar so no one trips on it. But my neighbor is not in residence and probably assumes its okay if the maintenance crew left it like that.

Edit2: the brown grass is from, you guessed it, folk walking their canines by and allowing them to trespass.



Edited by mehaul (Sat Mar 08 2014 08:29 PM)
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#1037112 - Fri Mar 07 2014 06:38 PM Re: Time Marches on
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Lots of memories from that canal Mehaul, I spent ten days opposite one on Miami Beach and the scenery doesn't change much for miles.

This is the pond the bridge was crossing yesterday

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#1037161 - Sat Mar 08 2014 01:25 AM Re: Time Marches on
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This was taken at Alyn Waters country park on Wednesday. It was a lovely day and nature was waking up all around.

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#1037248 - Sat Mar 08 2014 07:22 PM Re: Time Marches on
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A lot of petrol stations can look quite artistic, this one's in Kentish Town

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#1037262 - Sun Mar 09 2014 02:33 AM Re: Time Marches on
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The rose garden at the Hamburg Botanical Gardens.


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#1037294 - Sun Mar 09 2014 12:26 PM Re: Time Marches on
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Hello all! So far I haven't participated in this thread yet, but seeing all these beautiful pictures of waters, reminded me of this picture that I took a while ago. It's the Almsee near Grünau in the Autrian province of Upper Austria. Since it is my first time try, I hope this works.


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#1037295 - Sun Mar 09 2014 01:06 PM Re: Time Marches on
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I think it works very well indeed, Picard - a beautiful reflection of the sunlight in the waters of the lake.
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#1037296 - Sun Mar 09 2014 01:13 PM Re: Time Marches on
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Picard: My goodness! And Welcome! You definitely need to keep participating, that photo is so serene and lovely.

Howie: gorgeous photos as always. Would you be my number 2 tour guide? (this is not a 'dis', it's just that zorba is still my first when it comes to begging lol).

Mehaul: thanks for all the entertaining and educational extra info on your shots. I've heard that kayaking is popular in Georgia on their canals but wasn't aware of Floridian activities. And btw? No touching my kayak. She's my treasure. Her name is Sedna. I'm sure hubby would be more than happy to GIVE you his, however (including shipping costs) after his near-death experience on the Athabasca River.
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#1037320 - Sun Mar 09 2014 08:07 PM Re: Time Marches on
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Welcome Picard, always nice to see new arrivals here, keep them coming!

The river Thames at Windsor

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#1037345 - Mon Mar 10 2014 01:31 AM Re: Time Marches on
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Zorba has been to a lot more places than I have so an obvious choice for your number 1 tour guide, Jakeroo smile

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#1037347 - Mon Mar 10 2014 01:41 AM Re: Time Marches on
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I went for a quick trip to Tekapo on Saturday so if you are unlucky I will show some photos among the 2010 overseas trip and 2013 North Island trip photos. First up is the Tengawai River near the very small town of Cave (about 34km northwest of Timaru). Cave was originally an outstation of the Levels sheep run and became a small village with the arrival of the railway and the gradual subdivision of the Levels and other nearby sheep runs. The Tengawai River flows for about 35km before joining the Opihi River and carrying on to the Pacific Ocean a little bit north of Timaru.



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#1037380 - Mon Mar 10 2014 09:39 AM Re: Time Marches on
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Thanks for the nice welcome mehaul, Jakeroo and Satguru! Btw Satguru, looking at your avatar, it seems we have a common interest!

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#1037402 - Mon Mar 10 2014 01:42 PM Re: Time Marches on
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Make it so! I did guess so by your name, I went to watch him rehearse once as he was performing in a local theatre. That was the main reason I got the picture done now I've actually shared a stage with him in real life.

The model commemorating the creator of the Hurricane by the river in Windsor.

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#1037411 - Mon Mar 10 2014 02:43 PM Re: Time Marches on
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I'd like to add my "Welcome" to the rest, Picard25 and say I love your first contribution. It makes me want to be there! Satguru, lovely pic of the Hurricane smile

I was going to post another fire hydrant photo, as I took a couple of different ones after mehaul's post about them, but in the end could not resist this pic of Precious.




Maybe we could have a theme about fire hydrants (and other similar things one sees on streets, like benches and hitching posts and such) eh?

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#1037417 - Mon Mar 10 2014 03:47 PM Re: Time Marches on
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Yes Liz, I think it is called street furniture.
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#1037418 - Mon Mar 10 2014 03:51 PM Re: Time Marches on
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That's the term I was trying to think of! Thanks, ren smile

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#1037423 - Mon Mar 10 2014 05:17 PM Re: Time Marches on
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Après le déluge... it's been a very wet winter here, but also very mild so as Spring approaches there are lots of things flowering at once. Oh to be in England... which is just as well, because I am. smile

Here's a flower for the snowbound:

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#1037425 - Mon Mar 10 2014 05:32 PM Re: Time Marches on
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I'd like to add my welcome Picard25, that is a lovely photo.

Nice shot flopsy. I can't get camellia to grow in my soil, wish I could as I think they are so lovely.

Little bunch of wild crocus I found the other day


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#1037444 - Mon Mar 10 2014 10:42 PM Re: Time Marches on
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Christina: I think crocus might be my fave flower because it is sturdy, resourceful and the first to poke its head up in my garden. Wish I could be like that lol.

David: You post lots of lovely photos, but I must say that my newest favourite of yours is the one near the reservoir. I'd buy that print.

Flopsy: you make me jealous as always, for many reasons. Beautiful flower (it doesn't live here more than one season though, sigh).

Ren/SpanishLiz: Street furniture would be a great theme. I have some cool fire hydrants SOMEwhere I think (not sure, had 3 hard drive failures within the last year - argh). But could we wait a few months on that? I still have 3 feet of snow in my backyard lol.

Howie: keep 'em coming as I'm sure none of us will consider ourselves unlucky for having a chance to view them. I quite like that one of the stream/river as it really could be ANYwhere - so thank goodness you shared all the extra info. Love it.


Haven't taken any photos lately (either too cold or the windows were frosted lol) but here's a pic I took while traipsing through the British Columbia Rain forest last summer ...

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#1037470 - Tue Mar 11 2014 07:25 AM Re: Time Marches on
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Snowdrops, still making their presence felt:

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#1037481 - Tue Mar 11 2014 09:45 AM Re: Time Marches on
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Welcome, Picard! What a lovely photo to start off with. Jake, I'd love to be your tour guide if you come visiting any time. smile



Berowra Waters, New South Wales
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#1037485 - Tue Mar 11 2014 01:05 PM Re: Time Marches on
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The sparkling water of the Pacific Ocean in the small bay by Dashing rocks in Timaru. A short but pleasant walk by the ocean which can be carried on along Benvenue Cliffs, through Caroline Bay and meeting up with the Coastal Walkway down to Patiti Point and the Otipua Wetlands.


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#1037500 - Tue Mar 11 2014 06:01 PM Re: Time Marches on
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Thanks Flopsy. Snowdrops are my favourite flower. When I was born my Ma looked out of the window and snowdrops were pushing up through the snow. She always bought or picked me a bunch on my birthday, wherever she was, so they are very 'equivocial ' to me (my Welsh neighbour , Mrs Evan's 'Malaprop' word!).
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#1037558 - Wed Mar 12 2014 07:37 AM Re: Time Marches on
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Part of the cycle track around Alyn country park. There are lots of sculptures and I've photographed a few, so I'll post them in turn. I didn't stop to photograph them all though.


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#1037585 - Wed Mar 12 2014 12:32 PM Re: Time Marches on
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Violets are popping up all over the place now


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