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#369298 - Tue Jul 03 2007 08:15 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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We went to the county fair Sunday. Here's a pretty guy in the 4-H barn, entered in the "Beef" catagory. ( )



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#369299 - Tue Jul 03 2007 08:29 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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entered in the "Beef" catagory.



Taesma, I rather wish you hadn't said that bit... he is gorgeous
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#369300 - Tue Jul 03 2007 09:22 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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I wish you could have seen the rainbow trout and brown trout jumping for flies a little downstream at that creek pictured above! Lots of fish devouring zillions of flies, and yet I heard a fisherman say to another, "There's fish in there, but they ain't doon nuthin."

Do they have a hotel around the 9th or 10th floor of those 18 floors of shops?

I was in Delaware today, and thought I'd send Copago a little more water...



It's from Augustine Beach, along the stretch where the Delaware River becomes the Delaware Bay. That's New Jersey and the Salem nuclear power plant across the water.

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#369301 - Tue Jul 03 2007 09:57 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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I have so many nice snaps that I could be posting but as I`m thinking of selling the item in the picture it`s currently on my mind.

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Larger image here for anyone wanting a closer look.
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#369302 - Tue Jul 03 2007 10:21 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Whoa. That's a pretty bizarre item to have lying around the house, roos. Hope you can sell it for lots of money.
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#369303 - Tue Jul 03 2007 10:23 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Great photos everyone! Welcome to all the new posters

Here's my Mum (aka Dollydaydream) about to enjoy a 'decadent dessert' in a local coffee shop. She treated my sister and me to dinner tonight in the restaurant just next door to this place, and to coffee and 'afters' there.


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#369304 - Tue Jul 03 2007 10:25 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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OK, the photo I just posted, though I resized it, is showing up huge to me. Is it for the rest of you? (If it is, sue or TW - help, please!)

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#369305 - Tue Jul 03 2007 11:25 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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It certainly is a bizarre item to have laying around the house Kt but as always there is a story behind the item and how I came to have it.

Some years ago when I was doing a few different types of work I was asked to clear out a garage by the new owners. Being a bit of a collector of "stuff" I sorted through just about everything in the garage,and there was boxes of the stuff. The job took me three days and I ended up with a couple of suitcases full of what was, to the new owners anyway, junk.

There are a number of historical items that I`ll be either selling now or donating to historical societies.

The story behind the Luftwaffe belt and how it came to Australia is mostly guess work and filling in the blanks but it is I believe as follows.

Gunner Colin Murray was taken prisoner by the Germans and I guess that his either girlfriend or fiancee, Miss Ruby Edwards, was notified of that fact. I don`t know what date he was taken prisoner but I do know that she had reason to be concerned about him as I also found this thank you note from the family of someone she obviously knew that had died whilst being held as a POW. Some more details about that poor lad can be found here,his name was Douglas Haig Burling.

I don`t know what terrors the young Gunner Murray went through and I hope that Gunner Burling wasn`t a friend of his, but I do know that Ruby received this telegram which must have been news she was anxious to receive.

Colin and Ruby were reunited and married soon afterwards. They had at least one child who had a couple of children himself.

It amazes me the things people throw out.

Oops, I seem to have turned a photo forum into a text forum with my rabbiting on, sorry guys.


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#369306 - Tue Jul 03 2007 11:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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looks fine, liz ... the photo and the cake

Roos, I like hearing the story behind the photos.

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#369307 - Wed Jul 04 2007 12:06 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Thanks Copago. It still looks large to me, but I know that when that happened before - well, it was just me...

Roos, fascinating story!

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#369308 - Wed Jul 04 2007 12:26 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Quickly snapped just before the heron flew away. We're going 'walkabout' for a few days so will post some images of the places we visit next week.

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#369309 - Wed Jul 04 2007 12:29 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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It still looks large to me, but I know that when that happened before - well, it was just me...



Try refreshing the page to see if that helps. For an explanation, have a read of 'Resized photo still looks too big in the forum?' in the Photo posting guide.
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#369310 - Wed Jul 04 2007 12:49 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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We had quite a thunderstorm here around 5 p.m yesterday. The rain and hailstones bucketed down for about half an hour. This is the sky as the storm moved away;



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#369311 - Wed Jul 04 2007 02:05 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Here's a pic of a bald eagle's nest. It was huge. I was told that these nests weigh close to 300 pounds.


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#369312 - Wed Jul 04 2007 05:29 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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On the wall of that Shopping Mall from yesterday is a massive circular TV screen(in fact 2 storeys high) It is difficult to see just how big it is from this photo.(The news is on there on that shot)
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#369313 - Wed Jul 04 2007 07:08 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Try refreshing the page to see if that helps




Tried...and tried and tried again. Still huge, even this morning after the browser's been closed and put to bed. As long as it's right for the rest of you, I'll stop worrying about it though.

Lovely rainbow, TW.

Amazing nest, bhs. I wouldn't want to walk under that tree on a windy day.

Ren, aren't those itty-bitty people I can see on the left, looking through the window on the lower of the two visible floors? If so, then the size of the screen becomes more clear!

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#369314 - Wed Jul 04 2007 07:13 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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No prizes for guessing what this structure is.



I think it's the Tyne Bridge at Newcastle, or a good copy of it at any rate.

This is Brickwall House near Northiam in Sussex - a former country house, now a school.

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#369315 - Wed Jul 04 2007 07:42 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Hmmmmmm, I think the bridge's initials are S.H.

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#369316 - Wed Jul 04 2007 09:37 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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As promised yesterday, the Neasden Harbour Bridge. On the North Circular Road it crosses the railway and was apparently the inspiration for the much later Sydney Harbour Bridge. Not many people know that, especially as I just made it up...

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#369317 - Wed Jul 04 2007 04:25 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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I think our bridge will beat your bridge, Guru.

The Pasha Bulker was a 40,000 tonne coal carrier that was washed onto the beach in Newcastle, and stayed there for over three weeks. No-one could figure out what to do with it! It was refloated a couple of days ago, and I think the locals miss her already.



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#369318 - Wed Jul 04 2007 08:03 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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That`s a great snap Oz, I was thinking about driving up there to have a look myself. Too late now though.



I made this cubbyhouse fairly recently. The roof is colourbond galvanised and recycled,the floor that you can see is Brazilian Cherrywood,which was thrown out new in wrapping, as are the inner walls,there is also a floor under that made up from 40 mm Pine planks that are also recycled. The posts that the cubby are sitting on had to be treated Pine as we have lots of termites around here. The outside wall material is Cyprus Pine which I had to buy and is coated in the best Sikkens product I could purchase,Cyprus Pine is insect resistant. The frame is structural Pine. Despite having no persplex in the windows the inside has stayed dry even in a downpour, it`s windowless rear is facing south so that helps keep the big storms called Southerly Busters we get here out.

Natasha and Zac both enjoy playing in it.

Larger snap here.
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#369319 - Wed Jul 04 2007 08:20 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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It looks like the Australia's getting some rain, I hope it's in the area where the drought was the worst. Busy doing yard work today so I didn't get out and about to snap a photo. But here's one I took last year while visiting friends in Thunder Bay. We had some Australian friends that we met on a bus tour of Europe years ago visit and they wanted to see a bear. Seeing a bear in the wild in Canada is not that easy to do, and does anyone really want to happen across one in the wild? So you do what any Canadian does when the want to show a visitor a bear, you go to the town garbage dump.



Of course you stay in your car, no reason to be lunch.

For a different larger photo click on the link below:

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t84/mrreb/Dorion002.jpg
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#369320 - Wed Jul 04 2007 09:25 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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It was rainy and cool here today, so I didn't take any photos. Instead, here are some flowers at my sister's house, from a couple of days ago.


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#369321 - Wed Jul 04 2007 09:38 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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So you do what any Canadian does when the want to show a visitor a bear, you go to the town garbage dump.



Wowzers! But say you wanted to do something silly and actually get the rubbish out of your car?


Boots by the back door.

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#369322 - Wed Jul 04 2007 10:07 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Muldoon0000 and I had a quiet Independence Day evening at his brother and sister-in-law's, whose garden includes over 800 different varieties of daylilies, as well as a few hundred seedlings she has hybridized which should bloom next year. There are also hundreds of other plants, and sis-in-law knows and energetically tends every single one.

This was a small tabletop display of some of the different types and forms of her daylilies:


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