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#1137219 - Thu Jun 02 2016 05:12 PM June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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Oh dear, so sorry, I completely forgot that June = new month. D'oh! So here's the new thread, at last!
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#1137237 - Thu Jun 02 2016 09:18 PM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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The pond on Ham Common

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#1137241 - Thu Jun 02 2016 11:20 PM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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The Berounka River in the Czech Republic which I had fun canoeing down a section if it.


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#1137248 - Fri Jun 03 2016 12:41 AM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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If only you had a decent person to help you with it, Flopsy. (sorry!!)

I hope I haven't posted this one before.


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#1137299 - Fri Jun 03 2016 09:39 AM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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You're not decent? shocked Still I suppose where you are there's no one to see. wink

I drove down to Salisbury at the end of March to meet one of my fellow Llamas, reedy, who was over from Canada with his family. I don't know if they thought I'd fixed it but we discovered that the cathedral close had been overrun with sculptures of hares and rabbits! This piece was in the Cloisters and is called Temple to the Two Hundred Rabbits by Sophie Ryder; I imagine there are several thousand by now. wink

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#1137514 - Mon Jun 06 2016 03:29 PM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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Coldfall Wood in Muswell Hill

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#1137534 - Mon Jun 06 2016 11:24 PM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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I always check in to see your wonderful pictures and I've never commented. Shame on me and thanks for your hard work. I feel like I'm getting to see parts of the world I'd never otherwise get to see.
And, flopsymopsy, I wish I had just a dram of your talent for putting a garden together!

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#1137538 - Mon Jun 06 2016 11:48 PM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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Looking across to Opunake Beach from the Opunake Walkway in Taranaki, New Zealand.



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#1137549 - Tue Jun 07 2016 07:25 AM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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Thanks for the kind words, pjmjlm, it's great to hear from lurkers now and then. I like seeing pics from all over the world too and the glimpse they give into people's lives. And I'm glad you like my garden though the praise should really go to the BBC for decades of Gardeners' World and to the lady at the garden centre who sold me the big pack of seeds. grin
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#1137567 - Tue Jun 07 2016 09:19 PM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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Glad we've brought some more viewers out of the woodwork there!

A slightly overgrown garden in Muswell Hill. Mine is worse as I lent out the lawnmower for a week and have to wait to get it done now.

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#1137617 - Thu Jun 09 2016 03:32 AM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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There are not many farms left in our village but this one is thriving. Today is Dragon Boat Festival so no one is out there.
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#1137625 - Thu Jun 09 2016 06:24 AM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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I don't see a farm, I see a stir fry waiting to happen! Also a very good example of strip farming still in use - there's a hill near here where if you drive over the top at sunset you can see, on the next hill, the marks left by the strip farms used hundreds of years ago. Interesting how people used some of the same techniques all over the world.
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#1137626 - Thu Jun 09 2016 06:47 AM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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Yes I suppose it means you have a variety of veg all at once and not a surfeit of marrows until the peas kick in.
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#1137760 - Fri Jun 10 2016 10:15 PM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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I haven't added an English garden for a while, this is near Reading.

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#1137892 - Sun Jun 12 2016 07:01 PM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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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

And to add insult to injury, the bees dropped pollen on it! Messy things. wink
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#1137905 - Mon Jun 13 2016 01:38 AM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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A couple of common copper butterflies.


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#1137957 - Mon Jun 13 2016 07:36 PM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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Has anyone seen clouds like this before? I saw them yesterday in Biggin Hill and they really don't look natural.

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#1138185 - Thu Jun 16 2016 06:22 PM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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The tower block in West Hendon is complete, it is often the first thing I see when I get up if I pull the blind up.

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#1138284 - Sat Jun 18 2016 12:03 AM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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Budapest Castle and the Danube River from Elizabeth Bridge.


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#1138285 - Sat Jun 18 2016 12:59 AM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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My daughter has moved to Denmark (Western Australia, not Europe), which is a coastal town about a 5-hour drive from us. We went down for the weekend recently and took lots of photos.

This one is of Elephant Rocks (can't imagine where they got the name).

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#1138299 - Sat Jun 18 2016 05:43 PM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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You'd think they were sculptures Carole, two next to each other.

The railway line in West Hendon

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#1138316 - Sun Jun 19 2016 02:33 AM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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Countryside in the Kaipara District of Northland.


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#1138318 - Sun Jun 19 2016 04:15 AM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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One of the places we visited in Denmark was a Swiss chocolate factory. The chocolates looked divine but, at that price, I didn't sample any.

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#1138335 - Sun Jun 19 2016 08:22 AM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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That's three Aus dollars per chocolate? Wow. Although I might have nibbled at a chocolate wabbit... wink

I love those rocks, they do look like elephants. I can imagine a BBC helicopter searching for elephants through the treetops, zooming over the edge of the wood, and then we hear the excited but hushed tones of David Attenborough "and there they are now, just as we were about to give up for the night we see our first elephants of the day, motionless in the fading sunlight, backs turned to the water to protect their young from the freezing winds of the southern seas. One question remains for our research team to answer... what on earth are elephants doing in Denmark? And what is Denmark doing downunder? Oh dear, that's two questions."
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#1138357 - Sun Jun 19 2016 05:19 PM Re: June 2016 - Photo-a-day
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Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
That's three Aus dollars per chocolate? Wow. Although I might have nibbled at a chocolate wabbit... wink

I love those rocks, they do look like elephants. I can imagine a BBC helicopter searching for elephants through the treetops, zooming over the edge of the wood, and then we hear the excited but hushed tones of David Attenborough "and there they are now, just as we were about to give up for the night we see our first elephants of the day, motionless in the fading sunlight, backs turned to the water to protect their young from the freezing winds of the southern seas. One question remains for our research team to answer... what on earth are elephants doing in Denmark? And what is Denmark doing downunder? Oh dear, that's two questions."


smile Denmark (WA) is lovely but the touristy things are usually expensive. We had an exchange student from Denmark (Europe) once so naturally we took her down there. And you were spot on about the "freezing winds of the southern seas". That is the Southern Ocean in the photo and it is cold!
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