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#369548 - Thu Jul 19 2007 03:04 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Yes Peonies are really special!
This is the sales department of the columbarium I showed you in the weekly thread. It is, as you see, a rather cute little cart with Taoist and Buddhist souvenirs on it. Of course I bought one.( A dragon as that is my sign.). I felt I should as they were very kind about letting me take photos of the place.
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#369549 - Thu Jul 19 2007 03:13 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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This is my first attempt at posting a photo so I am hoping that I have done it correctly!



This is a photo taken from Dudley Zoo, around 2 miles from where I live. It is in Dudley Castle grounds, hence the elevated position. You can see Dudley's bus station and main shopping centre, and the many factories we have around here! You can see a larger photo with more detail here


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#369550 - Thu Jul 19 2007 04:35 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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This is the front half of a real Mississippi Paddlewheeler that they have turned into a casino down at our local Quay.It is very popular and always crowded.

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#369551 - Thu Jul 19 2007 05:44 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Thanks Sue and Satguru for identifying my 'Cordyline Australis' - now labelled!
Here's another 'nasty' plant, though this one isn't dangerous - except environmentally. It's called Japanese knotweed, see Knotweed and is widespread throughout the UK and other European countries.
It was imported during the Victorian area for its ornamental foliage, and is now out of control. If you see it anywhere, notify your local authorities, park authority, etc, as it will eventually take over!
This group was photographed locally in the Lea Valley Regional Park, and is about 2 metres tall.

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#369552 - Thu Jul 19 2007 08:01 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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I was out and about slightly this AM and remembered to take the camera. This is a shot of what you see after just a two-minute walk where I live (well, that's two minutes for most people ). The whole surrounding landscape is like this, though. We call this a cornfield ALL the time but they rotate crops every year. Looked like beans (of some sort) this season. So I reckon it's more accurately a "beanfield"...

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#369553 - Thu Jul 19 2007 08:24 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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I went into town today to help at Shopmobility then afterwards walked into the shopping area. As I was walking along the road I noticed a lot of tourists pointing their cameras and taking photos. They were all taking photos of a sculpture so I thought if it is good enough for tourists to take photos then I would do it too! Perhaps they are unused to seeing a crapaud (toad) on top of a granite pillar!



By the way, the area is called Charing Cross.
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#369554 - Thu Jul 19 2007 08:41 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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These interesting critters were on the steps at a farmhouse belonging to my mom's friend. The big one is made out of tractor seats.

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#369555 - Thu Jul 19 2007 09:34 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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This is only half of a house in Lone Star Ranch subdivision. This part looks like a castle.

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#369556 - Thu Jul 19 2007 10:10 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Gats, I think I want to move to your area, it really looks amazing.

Colindale has far more of its share of office blocks which are quite rare in London. This is Hyde House.

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#369557 - Thu Jul 19 2007 11:58 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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An early morning view of a stretch of the promenade at Hastings.
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#369558 - Thu Jul 19 2007 04:20 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Wow, nice blue sky TT. Are you having some good weather?
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This is my first attempt at posting a photo so I am hoping that I have done it correctly!





Shavsy, that's really nice! So lovely and green!
Gats,I reckon that is my friend Jim's house in the distance . He lives in Ohio.


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#369559 - Thu Jul 19 2007 08:54 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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This afternoon at the Reading Pagoda, built in 1908, overlooking Reading, Pennsylvania...


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#369560 - Thu Jul 19 2007 08:57 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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I have company arriving this weekend, so I got out my somewhat underused Hoover (actually, it's an Electrolux, but you know what I mean). It's rather a cute wee thing, looking ever so slightly like a mouse...


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#369561 - Fri Jul 20 2007 02:40 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Another one from my visit to the columbarium yesterday.
These guys protect the joint. Pretty fierce , eh?
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#369562 - Fri Jul 20 2007 05:57 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Another Zoo photo today. (These were taken a while ago definitely not Zoo weather here at the moment!) Thought i'd show you this fella he almost looks like he's posing!



Thanks ren, it is nice to see a bit of greenery we don't have that much around here!


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#369563 - Fri Jul 20 2007 10:00 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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A photo showing the results of today's heavy rain. This is water running off the Basingstoke Canal. The sluiceway is normally dry. The water is about 5-6 feet deep (centre of the flow) in this photograph:



Link to larger photo.
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#369564 - Fri Jul 20 2007 10:15 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Wow, nice blue sky TT. Are you having some good weather?




I was stuck at home yesterday waiting for a courier to deliver some books, so I cheated and posted an old photo. I think it was taken back in April, when we had a really nice spell.

Today we have light cloud cover everywhere, as you can see in this photo. When I lived here before, this pub was a rather shabby old-fashioned place: now it seems to have doubled in size and gone in for a rather flamboyant makeover. As far as I'm concerned, the new façade makes Sky Sports easier to resist than ever.

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#369565 - Fri Jul 20 2007 11:28 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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We visited friends in Tucson yesterday just before the rain hit. This is a front view of their house which is located on the outskirts of town. Later in the evening a very nice lightning storm lit up the skies.

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#369566 - Fri Jul 20 2007 11:54 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Rain, rain, everywhere it seems, though it was warm and sunny this afternoon in Hertfordshire after torrential rain this morning!
Here's a picture of my dear old aunt's two delightful Papillons

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#369567 - Fri Jul 20 2007 01:20 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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I continue my day at the zoo photos with this one of a European Bison with a baby sitting near by. Not a great photo of the mother as she refused to turn her head towards the camera but they were far away and I only got this with the telephoto lens.

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#369568 - Fri Jul 20 2007 06:01 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Another satguru geography lesson. There are two major centres in my life, one is Golders Green station as seen recently, the other two miles or so north, Henlys Corner. Named after the demolished garage it is the convergence of the North Circular with Finchley Road and the A1. It's almost impossible to get anywhere near where I used to live without crossing it unless you're my mother who drives round the world and over road humps to avoid it. I just calculate the time and direction as it's pretty predictable to miss the daily jams.
This is a very new view, the statue is called La Deliverance, although everyone calls her the naked lady, and the new part is the almost finished hotel behind, once the Golden Eagle pub.

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#369569 - Fri Jul 20 2007 08:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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This is my telephone corner (or one of them), looking a bit tidier than my computer corner! The stand doubles as a storage bin for my Christmas decorations. The book is a dictionary that I couldn't resist buying when I spotted it in a local antique store, as it is the very same as one we had when I was a kid, right down to the colour plate of snakes that I used to 'scare' my Mum with when I was an evil tot


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#369570 - Fri Jul 20 2007 09:20 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Yer 'tiz, as we say where I come from:

Ooooh what an exciting morning! Here's the book!
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#369571 - Fri Jul 20 2007 10:29 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Some happy geese yesterday at the 579-acre Daniel Boone homestead in Berks County:



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#369572 - Sat Jul 21 2007 06:36 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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The Pipemakers' Arms at Rye, a fairly ordinary pub which manages to escape the overpowering quaintness of much of the town. The inset shows one of the signs, which looks as if it owes something to the caricatures of Max Beerbohm.



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