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#1147881 - Wed Oct 19 2016 10:35 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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I've still got my photos from Skye and thereabouts from 1969.

More British countryside near Woking.

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#1147948 - Thu Oct 20 2016 10:19 AM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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Last weekend Maynooth and I went away for the weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I enrolled us in a glass-blowing class and we made Christmas baubles. We also bought some pieces including a bowl. This is my bowl in its early stages of formation.

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#1147955 - Thu Oct 20 2016 11:50 AM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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Moonrise at Cuith-Raing.

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#1148026 - Thu Oct 20 2016 08:31 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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We have a huge typhoon on the way. So I am home all day. This is the view from the front door which I will not be able to open in an hour or two.
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#1148059 - Fri Oct 21 2016 01:59 AM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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Sad to see the last of this year's Sunflowers... I'm surprised that they lasted this long.

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#1148129 - Fri Oct 21 2016 02:44 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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A reminder from an evil southerner to many of you northerners that winter is approaching..... tongue

This is the Geraldine to Fairlie highway in early August, the photo was taken from the back seat of the car and through the front windscreen.


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#1148216 - Sat Oct 22 2016 03:10 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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When you go out for some foliage photography there is always the risk of weather that doesn't want to cooperate. This is Gorham, New Hampshire.

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#1148240 - Sat Oct 22 2016 06:01 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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One of two pylons that support the Pont du Normandie.

The bridge constructed to carry the A29 Autoroute across the River Seine between Le Havre and Honfleur in Normandy, France. Each reinforced concrete pylon weighs in at over twenty thousand tons and the total length of this bridge is just a few metres short of two and a half kilometres. Opened in January 1995 this cable-stayed bridge took seven years to construct and, on its opening, was the longest bridge of its type in the world.

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#1148470 - Mon Oct 24 2016 03:53 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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This is the Rattle River in Shelburne, New Hampshire. Yeah, I know, but NH has had a drought for much of this year, and most of the rivers in the region look more like brooks.

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#1148502 - Mon Oct 24 2016 09:07 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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The entrance to platform 2 at Holmwood station. It's a few miles north of Horsham.

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#1148510 - Mon Oct 24 2016 10:36 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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The Isles of Scilly.

This is just one view looking eastwards from the island of Tresco towards the neighbouring islands of St. Martin's, Tean and St. Helen. Of these three islands, only St. Martin's is inhabited.

Tresco itself has been in private ownership since 1999, previously being leased by the Duchy of Cornwall. Tresco is considered to be one of the world's top ten islands possessing some unique flora and the seas around this beautiful island are rich in marine life; catches of some tropical and sub-tropical species of fish are commonplace. The island's estate supports a community of around two hundred people with much of the property on Tresco, as it is on the other inhabited islands in this archipelago, commanding prices affordable only by the very wealthy.


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#1148517 - Mon Oct 24 2016 11:49 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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I finally made it to the Jacks (Tuhawaiki) Point Lighthouse just south of Timaru after about 2 and a quarter hours walking. smile

By the way, I seem to have just purchased a new camera so at some stage there will be photos taken with it but this is not one of them..... smile


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#1148576 - Tue Oct 25 2016 10:05 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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A field in the middle of Surrey

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#1148621 - Wed Oct 26 2016 09:00 AM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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This is an example of a European mushroom known as the Parasol. Also known by its binomial name Macrolepiota procera, it can be found across the globe where it may be known by other binomial names. The Parasol is an edible mushroom but only AFTER it has been cooked; when raw it is slightly toxic.

** Warning: I have identified this mushroom as an edible species. If you encounter this or a similar species which you believe to be the same, unless you are absolutely certain that your identification is correct or if you have even the slightest doubt, DO NOT EAT any mushroom that you pick yourself... In fact, the best policy to adopt is not to touch any unidentified fungus as some can be dangerous when simply handled. **


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#1148658 - Wed Oct 26 2016 09:22 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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St Stephens Basilica in Budapest.


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#1148707 - Thu Oct 27 2016 08:30 AM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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A misty dawn on the Teign River estuary; not a breath of wind, just the sounds of the water lapping on the beach and the waterfowl arriving to feed on the ebb tide.

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#1148800 - Thu Oct 27 2016 09:34 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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The M1 motorway at Bricket Wood, about 15 miles north of London.

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#1148892 - Fri Oct 28 2016 04:12 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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This is a marker placed into rock by the U.S. Geodetic Survey on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. This is a 'bench mark', a permanent marker when longitude, latitude and elevation have been verified. A bench mark is one of the main surveying marks in the United States. They aren't always easy to find. This one appears to have been placed in 1943.



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#1149079 - Sun Oct 30 2016 09:00 AM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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Last weekend Maynooth and I went away for the weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I enrolled us in a glass-blowing class and we made Christmas baubles. We also bought some pieces including a bowl. This is my bowl in its early stages of formation.



Here is the finished product -

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#1149103 - Sun Oct 30 2016 12:00 PM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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Nice!

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#1149187 - Mon Oct 31 2016 03:13 AM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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Paradise shelduck ducklings at the Otipua Wetlands today.


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#1149196 - Mon Oct 31 2016 05:47 AM Re: October 2016 - Photo-a-Day
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This is a view of Seumas' Bar at the Sligachan Hotel on the Isle of Skye. For the past three years it has retained the accolade as the whisky bar of the year. The bar features a selection of over four hundred whiskies from every corner of Scotland with prices ranging from 4.80 to over 54 per measure. My favourite has always been a ten year old Ardbeg from the Isle of Islay... If you are ever on the island, a visit to the Sligachan Hotel is well worth taking a detour for!

After a particularly heavy 'tasting' session with a few friends there recently, I later fell down two flights of stairs in the cottage at which we were staying... Unsurprisingly, I felt nothing; at least not until later the following afternoon!

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