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#1054245 - Sun Jul 20 2014 03:59 PM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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Time for another rose I think


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#1054247 - Sun Jul 20 2014 04:20 PM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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What a beautiful rose! Does it smell too? M.m.mmmmmmmmmm

Although roses always remind me of:

"A single flow'r he sent me, since we met.
All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet -
One perfect rose.

I knew the language of the floweret;
'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet
One perfect rose.

Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get
One perfect rose."

Dorothy Parker
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#1054273 - Sun Jul 20 2014 06:03 PM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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It does smell yes. It's a David Austin and he blends old roses with new, so they have the smell of old roses but the disease resistance and repeat flowering of modern ones.

Love the poem, not seen that before

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#1054295 - Sun Jul 20 2014 06:46 PM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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A very ordinary road in Enfield. I've been mainly going out to get pictures of new map references for the online Ordnance Survey project, so very little in the way of art at the moment.

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#1054306 - Sun Jul 20 2014 11:39 PM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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You walked across that? How.


The bridge was fine. Honestly! It was one person at a time and even though there was a bit of movement it didn't swing violently or anything. There was one woman in the group who was petrified of it and she cried, prayed and swore the whole way but she still made it. smile

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#1054314 - Mon Jul 21 2014 12:28 AM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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I have been to Cox's River, and even crossed it, but I did not use a scary lump of bridge like that!

(It was summer, and we just walked through the water- it was only ankle-deep. smile )
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#1054333 - Mon Jul 21 2014 01:40 AM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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State Highway 8 through Tekapo, Lake Tekapo and the hills to the east of the lake.


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#1054337 - Mon Jul 21 2014 02:49 AM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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but I did not use a scary lump of bridge like that!


We did a tree-top walk at Mount Kinabalu in 2012. It was over 40 metres to the ground and it wasn't until after we did it that Maynooth pointed out that all the knots holding the ropes up were unravelling! (I believe I have posted a photo of those knots in the past).
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#1054378 - Mon Jul 21 2014 06:26 AM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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I've always done scone, butter, jam, cream, other half of scone (also buttered) in that order and once some dozy assistant (not in the west country at least) provided whipped cream instead of clotted, which I don't like anyhow, but really was not appropriate. I tried to explain the difference and she had absolutely no idea what I was talking about. I tend to remember those sort of things...



In the Channel Islands we do not do clotted cream for our scones, it would probably be lightly whipped or just extra thick.
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#1054422 - Mon Jul 21 2014 01:41 PM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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My garden has just been done over, the brambles were taking over. I now have a membrane and wood chippings to hopefully keep the weeds down.



Typo - not weeks down! smile


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#1054430 - Mon Jul 21 2014 03:09 PM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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Looks good, Sue! Nice and neat and tidy.

A broken rock.


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#1054544 - Tue Jul 22 2014 02:53 PM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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Me again!

Here's a couple of emus coming in close to the house. There's a lot of them around this year and we're finding lots of nests too. It's really dry here and usually things don't breed so well in a drought so we're hoping they know something we don't!


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#1054576 - Tue Jul 22 2014 05:14 PM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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This is Tori who will be 12 next month. He's quite the sticky beak and always into some mischief.


Edited by Mommakat (Tue Jul 22 2014 05:15 PM)

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#1054604 - Tue Jul 22 2014 08:47 PM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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Underground overground Wombling free, back on Wimbledon Common

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#1054616 - Wed Jul 23 2014 03:54 AM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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I do hope the Wombles don't go walking through all that wild tansy, they'll get a rash.
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#1054750 - Wed Jul 23 2014 09:00 PM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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Thanks for the plant ID, I'd never have known that looking it up myself. I think the Wombles have something in their fur to repel all that stuff as they've evolved to fit in the environment.

A country scene in Kimpton, about 20 miles north of London

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#1054800 - Thu Jul 24 2014 03:35 AM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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Is that tansy or yarrow?
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#1054801 - Thu Jul 24 2014 04:58 AM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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It could be yarrow - hard to tell without a good look at the flower heads and/or leaves. I went for tansy simply because yarrow is a) often white (at least it is over here) and b) the florets form a flat flower head whereas tansy is more rounded. Either way, I just hope it's one of those two and not ragwort - I've had a rash caused by ragwort and it's decidedly not funny!
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#1054888 - Thu Jul 24 2014 02:00 PM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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I checked tansy and they are round balls, the other photo I have of them has start shaped petals, I think ragwort sounds more likely on that one.

Meanwhile a typical English village, Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire

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#1054937 - Thu Jul 24 2014 05:15 PM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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The Dartmouth - Kingswear Lower car/passenger ferry. (With bonus seagull.)

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#1054948 - Thu Jul 24 2014 06:51 PM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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Approaching the entrance to Braunfels Castle near Limburg in Germany.


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#1054954 - Thu Jul 24 2014 08:35 PM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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Otsego Lake as seen from Cooperstown, New York, at its southern end. There's a lot more to Cooperstown than baseball! smile


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#1054961 - Thu Jul 24 2014 11:11 PM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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Can't stop singing the Wombles song now laugh

A pretty view along the track. 1

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#1054990 - Fri Jul 25 2014 06:57 AM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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Loved the look of this building in Dartmouth. I remember seeing it from the other side of the
River Dart last year so it was good to see it close up.

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#1055051 - Fri Jul 25 2014 03:55 PM Re: July Photo a day thread.
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That's a fabulous building Martin. Is it as old as it looks do you know?

Some petunias in a tub with nasturtiums just starting to come out round them


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