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#1056039 - Thu Jul 31 2014 09:55 PM August Photo a day Thread
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Welcome to August gang!

Look forward to seeing your photos for this month.

Can you believe it's August already. Christmas will be here before we know it!

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#1056042 - Thu Jul 31 2014 10:07 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Tilly and Chip are great mates but the problem that Tilly has is that Chip likes to sleep a bit more than she does. We watched them yesterday while we were working and Chip had worn himself out and went to sleep. Tilly pawed at him a couple of times and since he didn't wake up she thought that she'd sit as close as possible, without suffocating, and wait for him to wake up. smile


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#1056074 - Fri Aug 01 2014 06:29 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Aww. That's so cute.



Bol and Sipan island, Croatia
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#1056251 - Fri Aug 01 2014 03:28 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Illuminated cloud through the trees as the sun sets. I am getting worried as the last three days this winter have been unusally warm....18c/64f, 22c/71f and 21c/70f. I am worried what Mother Nature has in store for the rest of winter, these are well above average for this time of year.


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#1056254 - Fri Aug 01 2014 03:44 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Both photos are very pretty!


Here's a donkey that came to say hello.


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#1056266 - Fri Aug 01 2014 04:06 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Howie, you seem to following a global pattern. We had a really mild (but incredibly wet) winter last year followed by a really hot Spring.

I normally lift my dahlias and store them over winter, but last year I didn't, the wet weather caught me out before I could lift them so they had to stay in the ground. Doesn't seem to have done this one much harm.


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#1056286 - Fri Aug 01 2014 07:14 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Jill - Tilly and Chip are just adorable!

Christina, your dahlias are gorgeous (reminds me of my childhood as my mum used to grow them).

Zorba - I am really enjoying your photos of Croatia.





We recently visited All Saints Church (the oldest in Western Australia) and cemetery in the Swan Valley. The gardener has raked the yard and left a huge pile of leaves on one side...just waiting for a small boy, I think!
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#1056290 - Fri Aug 01 2014 08:32 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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I've lived around here a long time, but walked along a road yesterday that doesn't really go anywhere particular and don't think I'd ever used it before, and found this unusual block of flats. It's only about a mile away in Wembley.

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#1056291 - Fri Aug 01 2014 08:50 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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A wild cockatiel at our local park. I was waiting for him(?) to put up his crest but he wouldn't oblige. Then a friendly dog came up to play and scared him and his mates away...


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#1056299 - Fri Aug 01 2014 09:38 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Great photos already!

It was almost feeding time at the Farm Museum in Cooperstown, and this chap decided to rest his head on the fence whilst waiting for the food to arrive.


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#1056300 - Fri Aug 01 2014 10:04 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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I love the look in his eye, Liz- says it all!
Now, Moon Festival is not too far off. That's, I suppose, a bit like Harvest Festival.
Anyway someone gave me a little pig in a poke. Click on the link below and you will see the pig!

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g152/rensara/2014-08-02232111_zpsec71fd6e.jpg

He is made of sweet pastry and has a paste filling.
The baskets were the original 'pokes' for carrying pigs to market.A bit of a squash, hence the expression 'a pig in a poke'!


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#1056302 - Fri Aug 01 2014 10:46 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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I love moon cakes - had my first one in Singapore in 1997 and my last one when I visited you in 2012.

Wish I could find them locally (they probably have them in the Northbridge side of our city, where all the restaurants and international stores are, but it is a hassle to get there).
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#1056304 - Fri Aug 01 2014 10:58 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Can't stand the ones with a whole duck egg inside Yuk
But recently there have been more vegetarian ones made which are filled with a mix of nuts, dates and dried fruit yum. You just have to come over again Carole and eat lots of them.
They would be very heavy on postage to send. Let me investigate.
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#1056306 - Fri Aug 01 2014 11:01 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Let me investigate.


Oh good heavens Ren, don't even consider mailing them. I don't think our Customs would allow them in anyway. I'll just have to visit you again!


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#1056353 - Sat Aug 02 2014 06:18 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Thanks, MG.



Hvar, Croatia
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#1056377 - Sat Aug 02 2014 08:42 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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The aliens tried to steal the moon the other night. As you can see here, I caught them, they stopped and left the moon where it was. Actually, I just got a new everyday camera, a Nikon CoolPix L30. It has a 20 megapixel receiver! I held the optics open too long on this 'get used to it' practice shot. The actual file size of the original file is around 7Mb! I ran the image through usoft Paint to resize it. I guess I could go a tad bigger next time.
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#1056400 - Sat Aug 02 2014 12:00 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Spotted this pub in Princetown, Dartmoor which sells Jail Ale. I don't know what the prisoners
in the nearby jail would make of it but I did like the slogan the brewery uses -
"Kept behind the best bars".

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#1056432 - Sat Aug 02 2014 03:29 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Funny Mehaul smile

More Chip (11 weeks old) today with some ear action happening.


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#1056435 - Sat Aug 02 2014 03:58 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Och! He couldn't be cuter!
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#1056469 - Sat Aug 02 2014 07:44 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Guarding their food....


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#1056476 - Sat Aug 02 2014 08:03 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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St Stephen's Cathedral and bell tower in Hvar, Croatia
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#1056481 - Sat Aug 02 2014 08:34 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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I've never had much cause to know anything about Croatia but the architecture is stunning! Great photos Zorba.

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#1056484 - Sat Aug 02 2014 08:55 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Chip is such a sweetheart! I love the Croatia pics, too.

The Farm Museum had a special exhibit of old pickup trucks when I was there. This is one of them.


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#1056486 - Sat Aug 02 2014 09:26 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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I ticked this one off my 'bucket list' a couple of years ago. The view from our seats at Fenway Park, Boston.


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#1056500 - Sun Aug 03 2014 01:58 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Originally Posted By: Copago
I've never had much cause to know anything about Croatia but the architecture is stunning! Great photos Zorba.


I second that! I know very little about Croatia, and have thoroughly enjoyed discovering it through your photos, Zorba!
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