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#377628 - Thu Aug 23 2007 04:39 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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These are the allotments round the corner, I can only get the one view through the gap in the door, the rest has a wire fence around it I can't see through.



They've tried to build on these and the ones down the road many times but they're still here. Let's hope they keep them.
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#377629 - Thu Aug 23 2007 05:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Just a mountain in the northwest corner of Arizona.

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#377630 - Thu Aug 23 2007 06:38 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Beautiful shot of the mountain ClaraSue
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#377631 - Thu Aug 23 2007 09:01 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Please tell me what an allotment is, in regard to your photo, of course.
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#377632 - Thu Aug 23 2007 09:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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The lady who was selling these flowers at the local market was pleased that I thought them pretty enough to photograph.


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#377633 - Thu Aug 23 2007 11:41 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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The other North Wales -- a small town in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



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#377634 - Fri Aug 24 2007 12:43 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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A view of Bodenwerder, Germany taken from a hill that took some hard walking to get to the top of. The River Weser is swollen and muddy after heavy rain two days before.



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#377635 - Fri Aug 24 2007 02:10 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Allotments are explained here A real old British institution!
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#377636 - Fri Aug 24 2007 02:56 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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So you don't have to trawl, allotments are pieces of land which you can rent cheaply, mostly through the local council, in order to grow vegetables.

All councils in England & Wales (with the exception of Inner London) have to, by law, provide allotments. Any group of adults over the age of 18 and registered on the electoral role can group together to request the council provide.

My father used to have one many years ago, as did an uncle. My sister has one now and I think is or was the chairman of her local allotment group.
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#377637 - Fri Aug 24 2007 06:41 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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This cedar is one of three in the grounds of the local outdoor swimming pool.

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#377638 - Fri Aug 24 2007 07:19 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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The leaves don't look like elderberry unless your leaves are different to ours. Check the following website to look at the leaves to compare them.

http://www.galensgarden.co.uk/herbs/elderflower.php

My advice to you would be to cut off a piece with foliage and berries and to take to a good gardening centre and ask for identification. Many berries are poisonous.


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#377639 - Fri Aug 24 2007 08:02 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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These are some of the freeshias I bought in the pound shop yesterday, they smell divine.

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#377640 - Fri Aug 24 2007 08:45 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Please excuse the belated comments, we had internet problems the past couple days.

Lots of good and interesting photos as always, but wanted to say thanks to minkpenny for the compliment on the double rainbow and--at the risk of sounding like a broken record--that is a pretty impressive looking tree!

That Airstream is rather ingenious, ClaraSue! I see it's on a flatbed so I was wondering if it was functional/street legal? It doesn't look to be much bigger than an 18-20 footer and I'm still trying to figure out where they would have mounted the gas tank!

Very sorry to hear about your beautiful Frankie, Copago.

Lovely flowers, Sue.

We had uninvited company yesterday that needed an escort out of the cabin. I tried to take a picture inside, but he was sneaky and quickly hid behind some items on a shelf when he saw me. Next I attempted a photo of my husband carrying him out with some long tongs, but the dogs were too curious and he had to quickly move the dangling intruder over the fence--and just in time, too! He wriggled free and fell to the ground which is when I snapped this...



I don't think he was quite as big as the one we had inside last year.


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#377641 - Fri Aug 24 2007 10:39 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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I don't think he was quite as big as the one we had inside last year.




Inside!!!!!! Au Naturel... What type of snake is it, is it poisonous?????


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#377642 - Fri Aug 24 2007 10:47 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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This is a photo of Mrs. Argus's ceramic handiwork. He's called the whittler, but my daughter who is a Harry Potter fan calls him Dobbie after the house Elf. I tried to tell her he's not an Elf more a Dwarf.






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#377643 - Fri Aug 24 2007 12:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Beautiful shot of the mountain ClaraSue




Thank you, argus. That was taken as I was literally hanging out the window as we were travelling.

On my walk this morning, I took a lot of pictures of flowers but this one caught my eye. I think the spider got the best of the bee. Larger View


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#377644 - Fri Aug 24 2007 04:02 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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I would love to be able to draw like this. The cat is on the wall of our school. The artist is 6.
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#377645 - Fri Aug 24 2007 04:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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The Mansion House - the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London.

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#377646 - Fri Aug 24 2007 05:42 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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On the North Circular Road at Golders Green besides a lining of trees on one side you would think you were in a concrete jungle. Just behind is this little scene.



Glad the allotment issue has been explained, I only just came back a minute ago.
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#377647 - Fri Aug 24 2007 06:57 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Thanks Tom, Liz, Picquero, ClaraSue and Au_Naturel for the very nice compliments on the huge rubber tree

Lovely flower pictures! I love fresias, they smell so good.

Picquero, that tree is so tall! Just beautiful.

And Au, I hope that snake is not poisonous!

Here is the Buenos Aires Engineering University. When I was a kid I would pretend the building was haunted The gothic style lends itself to that kind of interpretation!



Here is another picture of the University.
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#377648 - Fri Aug 24 2007 07:21 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Inside!!!!!! Au Naturel... What type of snake is it, is it poisonous?????




Yes, inside--and at about head height, too! He must have went along the wall behind my computer. It's on a shelf above my desk and has tall CD racks and paper trays stacked up so that you really can't see much behind it. But that is the direction he came from and the shelf he went to is a little corner shelf above a window. That's not half as bad as the first snake--it was pert near climbing up the side of our bed before we saw it!

But to answer your and minkpenny's question--I don't know what kind it was, but it wasn't poisonous. We only have two poisonous snakes in this area, the copperhead and the rattlesnake--neither of which have (thankfully) been seen on our property as yet. We've got our share of other, non-venomous varieties though!
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#377649 - Fri Aug 24 2007 07:27 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Isn't it funny how things differ among countries? Over here, freesias grow wild all over the place and we regard them as weeds. You certainly wouldn't expect to pay for them!

When my mother-in-law moved from California, she promptly planted freesias all over her yard, much to the amazement of her neighbours.

Experiencing these differences is one of the many things I loved about this thread.
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#377650 - Fri Aug 24 2007 09:41 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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I got my birthday present from my Mum, sister & brother-in-law a few days early! It had been over twenty years since I'd ridden a bike that wasn't nailed down, but I took it for a short spin this afternoon and it felt great. You really don't forget how to ride.


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#377651 - Fri Aug 24 2007 11:46 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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This isn't that interesting a picture, but it shows more of the Welsh influence around here. The borough of North Wales is surrounded by Upper Gwynedd, Lower Gwynedd, Gwynedd Valley ($$) and Gwynedd.

The Academy is run by the Sisters of Mercy, mostly of Irish background. I went to school there through sixth grade, and made thousands of polite curtsies to the sisters. We always wore uniforms, and on important days we had to wear red beanies as well.



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#377652 - Sat Aug 25 2007 01:31 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Bodenwerder is the home of Baron Munchausen. This statue is related to one of his tall stories. It is situated in front of Bodenwerder Town Hall.

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