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#369423 - Wed Jul 11 2007 07:57 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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It metal .. we call it corrugated iron here. The whole outside of the house is made of it. You'd have somethign similar, no?

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#369424 - Wed Jul 11 2007 07:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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That's a lot of water, Dave. Heard some about the Texas floods on the news here last week .. there was worry that a dam would collapse?

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#369425 - Wed Jul 11 2007 08:12 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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I haven't heard about any dams collapsing, but with all the rain that the entire state of Texas has had, I wouldn't doubt it. When the lake level drops about 3' (1m), then I think both roads that have the barricades like the one above will finally reopen. Another more major bridge is within a few inches of closing. It was closed overnight a couple of times, however. Officially since May 1, Dallas has received 23.70" (60.2cm) of rain, which is about 70% of our average annual rainfall. Marble Falls, Texas, had about 18" in one day late last month, and there have been quite a few levees and such spilling over quite a bit.
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#369426 - Wed Jul 11 2007 09:02 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Because today is July 11, a.k.a. 7-11:



Today is the "official" 80th birthday of the chain, and stores in the US and Canada were giving away 7.11-ounce Slurpees all day.

While in downtown Glenside this evening, I remembered to get a picture, albeit a sloppy one, but forgot to get a Slurpee.

If anyone wants company trivia:
http://www.7-eleven.com/newsroom/funfacts.asp

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#369427 - Wed Jul 11 2007 09:56 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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When I lived in Toronto (many years ago) there was a 7-11 across the street from me. They were open 24 hours and always had a fresh pot of coffee on the go, and when I couldn't sleep (which in those days was often) I'd hang out there drinking coffee (silly, eh?) and chatting with the staff and other people who were doing the same thing I was. Not sure it would be so advisable these days...

Here's yet another flower from my sister's garden.


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#369428 - Wed Jul 11 2007 10:04 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Speaking of "can't sleep" -- this sleep-lacking person has learned from recent pictures...

Argus bear-ly worked,
Canada geese might as well be renamed "world geese,"
Ren really, really, really dislikes certain garish structures,
Seagulls worry about their wives,
Satguru is part acrobat,
Sometimes a sheep dog is a goat dog,
Thistles are monsters,
and, I hope not, but the Texans may soon be sending photos of themselves surrounded by water.

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#369429 - Thu Jul 12 2007 01:54 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Oooer, hollyhocks - the flowers.
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#369430 - Thu Jul 12 2007 03:18 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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how do i upload a photo? i could take one with the camera on my mobile if you like.
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#369431 - Thu Jul 12 2007 03:33 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Welcome to the forum ladylizzy. A guide on how to post photos can be found here.
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#369432 - Thu Jul 12 2007 07:11 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Here is tomorrow(Friday's) pic , as I am going to work for a change...
This is a less lurid part of the temple complex from the other day's visit.
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#369433 - Thu Jul 12 2007 07:25 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Today is a phone box! We don't have red ones, ours are yellow and those in Guernsey are green I think. I inspected it, working and complete with a telephone directory.

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#369434 - Thu Jul 12 2007 07:48 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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I was in London this morning, so here's a photo of the sign outside the Royal Courts of Justice, possibly better known as 'The Old Bailey'.
The inscription on the coat of arms says "Dieu et mon Droit", which is French for "God and my right". This has nothing whatever to do with the rights of those appearing in court, but refers to the right of the sovereign to prosecute those accused of crimes!


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#369435 - Thu Jul 12 2007 08:10 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Here is another picture of the affluence of Hampstead Garden Suburb, from Hampstead Heath extension. These houses go for around £5 million



Acrobat? I like the sound of that! I may have had allusions to that in the past though of course I can say no more
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#369436 - Thu Jul 12 2007 08:47 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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This building began life as the Empire Theatre of Varieties, featuring music-hall stars like Marie Lloyd. In my youth it was the Cinema de Luxe (pronounced de Loo in Hastings), with an interior that was still recognizably that of an old music-hall. Now it's a strangely depressing-looking amusement arcade and bingo hall.

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#369437 - Thu Jul 12 2007 02:11 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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This mama cardinal has been chasing all the other birds away from the feeder all day!


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#369438 - Thu Jul 12 2007 04:25 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Who? What? Where? Who’s buying the most 7-Eleven stuff? The answer is – the most Slurpee® beverages in the world are purchased in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This from the company trivia website.


Yes we here in the frozen north can't get enough of the cold, it's not unusual to see people bundled up in parkas and snow boots coming out of a 7-11 drinking a Slurpee.
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#369439 - Thu Jul 12 2007 04:27 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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It metal .. we call it corrugated iron here. The whole outside of the house is made of it. You'd have somethign similar, no?





We have corrugated metal here Copago but we don't use it on our homes. It's used as a roofing material on small outbuildings and sometimes for fencing. Here in Winnipeg the outside of homes are mostly stucco or brick.
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#369440 - Thu Jul 12 2007 04:32 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Finally a nice day to get out. We went to our main city park and our Zoo so I'll finally have some interesting (I hope) shots to show you. This is a shot of a water lily pond in our English Garden.



Click below for a close up of the lilies.

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t84/mrreb/RonsPhotos049.jpg
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#369441 - Thu Jul 12 2007 05:06 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Here's a corner of the house, Argus, all the new iron was re-done about two years ago so still shiny. Under the verandah it's still iron but has been painted at some stage. I wouldn't say it's popular Australia wide but it's common enough in this corner - possibly because it was a cheaper material.


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#369442 - Thu Jul 12 2007 07:22 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Interesting Copago...The roof looks like metal roofs that are becoming popular in North America, they come in different colors and can be made to look like tile or shingles. We do put metal siding on our houses but it's made of aluminium (is the spelling right?) and is made to look like clapboard (wood siding). People use that as they don't have to paint it. It comes in many colors. I'll show you a photo of my house tomorrow.
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#369443 - Thu Jul 12 2007 09:20 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Ahh we have that here too, I'd call it cladding though.
Most times you'd see the corrugated iron put the other way which makes far more sense. We often have dust storms brew up and the dust lands on the iron and just sits there. After a good few of them the house looks striped brown and silver. At least the other way it has nothing to land on.
While we're on about homes. What is spackle? Read about a home renovation on the 'net somewhere and couldn't quite work out what it was. Know it has something to do with DIY though!

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#369444 - Thu Jul 12 2007 09:37 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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My sister and I went on a fun shopping expedition today. Here's how I spent my money...


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#369445 - Fri Jul 13 2007 03:02 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Spackle is the filler which you use to fill in holes and blemishes before painting or putting up wallpaper. We call it filler in Britain so you might too, the most well known brand being Polyfilla so some people just call all filler polyfilla as a generic name, like hoover for a vacuum cleaner.


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#369446 - Fri Jul 13 2007 03:29 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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Then there is the stuff you use to cover up the wrinkles on the face (very similar)
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#369447 - Fri Jul 13 2007 04:17 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2007
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