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#1110390 - Wed Sep 30 2015 10:15 AM October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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The sun must be over the yard arm downunder so let October begin! (While September has a few more hours elsewhere.)
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#1110475 - Wed Sep 30 2015 10:03 PM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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I'll skip a day again or it'll overlap the last month. Cromer windmill in Hertfordshire.

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#1110495 - Thu Oct 01 2015 03:40 AM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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It is October already? You must be pulling the wool over my eyes....if I had any left.


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#1110566 - Thu Oct 01 2015 11:42 AM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Quentin napping this morning.



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#1110575 - Thu Oct 01 2015 11:58 AM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Adorable, MJ : )
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#1110580 - Thu Oct 01 2015 12:40 PM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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It looks like he escaped unscathed from the fire, MiraJane, without a smudged whisker to show for it. With all your neighbours, postmen, and others putting out tuna and treats, Princess will probably return looking decidedly fatter!
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#1110629 - Thu Oct 01 2015 09:38 PM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Great to see Quentin, and looking so contented.

You don't see many water towers over here, this is in Throcking about 20 miles north of London



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#1110670 - Fri Oct 02 2015 07:12 AM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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One or two events today cheered me up. So I am posting a photo I liked , from UK two years ago. As you see its a weeping willow. We don't get many of them here but when I see one it makes me happy inside. Weird, I know.
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#1110732 - Fri Oct 02 2015 03:04 PM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Fire in the sky, sunset over a neighbouring house.


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#1110781 - Fri Oct 02 2015 09:22 PM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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That actually does look like fire, I don't think I've seen one quite like that before.

Sunflowers in Hertfordshire

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#1110803 - Sat Oct 03 2015 12:59 AM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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How have I missed this thread? I'm sure I've never been in here. I may start from the beginning and look at all these amazing photos.

Mira, Quentin snoozes just like my Timmy Tebow -- on his back with one paw in the air and his head tilted. He's so adorable. His fur is gorgeous.

Howie, I love sheep, too. You have lambs in October? I love lambs more than I love sheep! Suffolk are darling with their little black faces, Rambouillet are so fluffy, Merino are so wooly, Columbia even more wooly and fluffy, and my favorite, and Finns have TOO many lambs -- that was a scary experiment one awful year with a late blizzard in Montana. We were all pulling lambs out of snow drifts, generally feet-first, and putting them in my basement. Thousands of sheep; hundreds of lambs in my basement until we could reunite them with their mothers. Luckily, I didn't have thousands of lambs in my basement.

Lambing is not for the faint of heart.
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#1110804 - Sat Oct 03 2015 12:59 AM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Great photos everyone!

MiraJane - glad to see Quentin is okay and hope you are able to post a photo of Princess soon.

Satguru - my cockatiels would go mad in your field - they love sunflower seeds!
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#1110805 - Sat Oct 03 2015 01:03 AM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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That DOES look like fire! Amazing! Weeping Willows make me happy, too - beautiful photo! The water tower is beautiful, and so are the sunflowers. I love this thread!

You are all amazing photographers!
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#1110807 - Sat Oct 03 2015 01:07 AM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Howie, of course you have lambs in October. You're in that other hemisphere, with the Southern Cross that I hope to see someday.

I have to go searching for lambs now. Not a lot of lambs in Colorado, but I do know one small ranch and I go there to hug and kiss lambs in the spring. Lambs LOVE hugs and kisses! So do baby goats, although they will deny it.
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#1110808 - Sat Oct 03 2015 01:09 AM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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It is spring down this way though lambing usually starts in late winter so more like July/August and onwards.

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#1110809 - Sat Oct 03 2015 01:11 AM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Ah yes, the Southern Cross, I see that every clear night if I go outside though in winter when the frosts are around I tend to stay inside....lol

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#1110830 - Sat Oct 03 2015 05:48 AM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Wow, what a great start to my Saturday. Not counting the supermarket shop. wink

I love that willow pic, Ren - it's quite hard to take pics from shadow into light because you can get bleached out altogether but you've managed with that one. It reminds me of my childhood - our parents didn't seem to worry that we might drown, only that we might get polio so if I fell in I was under strict instructions not to breathe in. laugh

And whoa, Howie, burn the sky down why don't you? That is fantastic, I've never seen a sky like that.

I've never seen a field of sunflowers in England either, Sat, well done for spotting that. In France they have miles and miles of them, here not so much.

And welcome to the Photography section, Elle... it's been here for a while so you may be looking at pics for some time. wink We change some threads every month whilst others last longer - depends on what sort of thread it is. If you take photos, we'd love to see some. smile
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#1110839 - Sat Oct 03 2015 08:26 AM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Yes welcome Elle, what an enthusiastic person!You had better talk to Copago about lambs.
Re weeping willows, there are lots by the river Cam, and one afternoon we parked our punt under a willow . I sat on the bank with my feet in the punt, (I was 4) and the punt drifted and I fell in. Luckily the Cam, is very shallow, but I remember the water swirling over my head. I remember drifting home, lying in the bottom of the punt. (very Ophelia-like)Quite a vivid memory for 70 years ago!
Howie all your skies are amazing. Look at the blue behind the sheep too.


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#1110868 - Sat Oct 03 2015 11:13 AM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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The sunflowers were a great surprise, I turned a corner and there they were. I haven't seen any here before either.

I just visited one of my old haunts after some years, Hungerford in Berkshire.

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#1110882 - Sat Oct 03 2015 01:29 PM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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I was surprised with the blue sky in the sheep photo, blue sky usually does not turn out very well for me.

As for the sunset, I usually do not see spectacular sunsets from home, this was about 9:30pm on December 27, 2014 and I had just pulled the curtains across and a few minutes later wondered why it was eerily light inside....just luck for the sky to be like that, clear skies above the hills and mountains and plenty of cloud near the coast.

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#1110890 - Sat Oct 03 2015 03:29 PM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Quentin with a new toy.




It's not as clear as I'd like it to be. However, he was playing as I was taking pictures. I'm so happy to have my baby boy with me!


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MiraJane, I've taken liberties with Quentin to bring him down to a forum image size, I hope he won't mind. wink - flopsy

Oh, no, oops!!!! I'm sorry, I didn't even think to look at the sizing! Quentin won't mind but Princess might.
I'm hoping to add a picture of her in a carrier sometime.


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#1110893 - Sat Oct 03 2015 05:32 PM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Rosie before she went completely blind. She can be very pensive.
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#1110940 - Sun Oct 04 2015 05:05 AM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Rosie is beautiful. I've always had a weakness for orange cats.

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#1110943 - Sun Oct 04 2015 05:27 AM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Rosie is beautiful


MiraJane, having had the pleasure of meeting Rosie in "person" (or in cat, really smilee )in 2013, I can assure you she is a a very fine feline!

And since you like orange cats, this is our cat, Crookshanks (named by our daughter after Hermione's cat in Harry Potter).



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#1110944 - Sun Oct 04 2015 06:04 AM Re: October 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Then there was my late and still lamented cat, Garfield, who was completely ginger with not a speck of white on him apart from his whiskers and an innocent look.

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