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#377428 - Thu Aug 09 2007 10:01 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Another'funny' sky. We have had a typhoon in the vicinity , it makes the weather very hot before it comes near. This is a sunset a few days ago.
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#377429 - Thu Aug 09 2007 10:04 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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I love the freshly-picked peaches, Kapuskasing.

I wish Hastings had some decent statues to match the ones photographed by Leau, Ren and Argus. As it is, we have to make do with things like this weatherbeaten and seagull-flecked thing on the sea front. It shows Edith recovering King Harold's body from the battlefield of Hastings. According to tradition, his body was so badly hacked about by the Normans that only his mistress could identify it, thanks to a birthmark that she recognized.

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#377430 - Thu Aug 09 2007 10:36 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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I didn't post anything yesterday, as we had an exhausting day driving to Manchester and back getting home around midnight, about 450 miles on English roads, with a vanload of furniture for our son's new house.
We did find time for a meal and a walk in the park, and this is one of the beautiful flower beds we saw. Look closely and there are several young Cordyline Australis, the subject of some recent photos and discussions, in the bed.

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#377431 - Thu Aug 09 2007 10:47 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Thanks bhs. I even remember the USS Bonehomme Richard from years ago. I've discovered that the USS Boxer (LHD-4) is a Wasp class amphibious assault ships. She has been quite active in the Persian Gulf. For those of you who might be interested, here is a bit about her.

USS Boxer
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#377432 - Thu Aug 09 2007 11:24 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Shavsy, I like your cross-stitch photo! It inspired me to take a picture of the only bigger cross-stitching project I've ever done.



Larger version here.

Tom, I really like your photos. They remind me of the couple of weeks I spent in the south of England last year.
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#377433 - Thu Aug 09 2007 12:40 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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I've usually shown Mrs. Argus's cross stitch as her work is excellent. I do cross stitch as well, here is one of two I have hanging in my computer room.




Here is a link to the other work:

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t84/mrreb/RonsPhotos125.jpg
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#377434 - Thu Aug 09 2007 01:23 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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This is a public park at the end of my road (you still have to walk round the block to get in though) and although all there is was grass the people in the house next to it created this garden themselves for the use of the public. Just shows what a little work can do, they can't even keep the public toilets open opposite let alone do any more than mow the grass yet the residents find the time and money to keep this always in perfect condition all year round.

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#377435 - Thu Aug 09 2007 02:12 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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This is the house where the outdoor scenes of Dallas were filmed. This vantage point is from Gregory St. off of Hogge Rd.

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#377436 - Thu Aug 09 2007 03:01 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Part of my yard that is trying to survive this horrendous heatwave we are having.


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#377437 - Thu Aug 09 2007 03:55 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Thank you Ren for the Tiger !

Sue, you did a wonderful job with that room. With that AND the carnations, I think you're safe from your daughter's 'nagging' .

The Romanian National Television, as seen from my street.



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#377438 - Thu Aug 09 2007 08:22 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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A baby dove - about 2 wweeks old -roosting in a lamp shade at a tavern I like to got to - Fricker's, Perrysburg, OH.


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#377439 - Thu Aug 09 2007 09:45 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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What sort of camera have you got, Burn? Superb photos!

Recognised that Dallas scene before I even read it, Dave!

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#377440 - Thu Aug 09 2007 10:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Here's a view from the walking and cycling path alongside the Moira River. The mill on the right is now home to the local Construction Association.


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#377441 - Fri Aug 10 2007 12:49 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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An early post today as I have to pack and get away for a week-end of 'living history', see Kelmarsh
Here's the view from where I'm now sitting, ie, the small bedroom we use as an office. The outlook is across the Lea Valley, and the horizon is about 3 miles away.


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#377442 - Fri Aug 10 2007 01:33 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Recognised that Dallas scene before I even read it, Dave!




Yes, but it is surreal to actually see it in person!
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#377443 - Fri Aug 10 2007 01:50 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Thanks, Copago. I have a Nikon D200 & D70 with a variety of lenses. The dove was shot with a Nikon 60mm macro & the D200. I was really close. Brian.

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#377444 - Fri Aug 10 2007 02:05 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Some pretty little pink flowers out in my garden


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#377445 - Fri Aug 10 2007 05:49 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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This is a Planter Box that I am thinking of getting for my Balcony.It is free of charge from a company called the Biggest Little Garden In Town.
They come and set it all up for you complete with soil and seeds and even give you a free trowel.I don't know why it is free but when I call them I shall be asking if there is a hidden reason behind it.
Anyway I thought it was a lovely looking Planter Box.And I certainly have the sunshine to help things grow.



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#377446 - Fri Aug 10 2007 05:50 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Thank you Au_Naturel.. i love your Bee Photos!




That's good...because I lied (not intentionally though!). Yesterday I thought I would be finished showing bee photos, but the bees, it seems, had other ideas. Just before noon yesterday some of our Italians swarmed--a most unusual event this late in the season and as well being such a young hive. My husband wasn't home at the time, but ever since he has even talked to me about beekeeping he's told me about swarming and how it was 'something to see.' Well, I saw almost the entire event although I wasn't sure it was a swarm taking place that I was watching at the time. Needless to say, I grabbed my camera to document the tail end of it anyway.

I estimate that there were at least 3 times as many bees in the air as shown here, perhaps even as much as 5 times this amount.




Tellywellies, nice close up of the grasshopper--good shot. Same to you, Brian, with the dove. I have a couple mourning doves that like to hang out at my place--I love listening to them coo!


Edited by Au_Naturel (Tue Aug 28 2007 04:25 PM)
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#377447 - Fri Aug 10 2007 05:56 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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This is a Planter Box that I am thinking of getting for my Balcony.It is free of charge from a company called the Biggest Little Garden In Town.
They come and set it all up for you complete with soil and seeds and even give you a free trowel.I don't know why it is free but when I call them I shall be asking if there is a hidden reason behind it.
Anyway I thought it was a lovely looking Planter Box.And I certainly have the sunshine to help things grow.




It is a lovely looking planter box! Do they ship to the states by any chance? Sounds like a great deal--can't beat the price! I hope you'll let us know why it was free after you find out.
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#377448 - Fri Aug 10 2007 06:08 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Bonnie, are you sure you want this responsibility? It is a lovely planter though, I agree! Good luck.
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#377449 - Fri Aug 10 2007 08:25 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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The planter box is very nice. I was also wondering if they'll ship to the States! LOL

I love all the bee photos.

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#377450 - Fri Aug 10 2007 08:35 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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Thanks for posting all the bee photos and accompanying information, Au_Naturel -- they're really interesting.

Everyone will get a shipment of peaches, but the little beauties might get a little old and dinged up on the way... just cut out the bad spots.

Ren, you said, "desist with all the food," and a while ago Satguru mentioned that photos can be informative or artistic...thus, today's picture. It is meant to be informative, as it's not at all appetizing or artistic.

It's to remind anyone who is in the 50+ age group or who has unsettling symptoms to consider scheduling a colonoscopy, and although the gloppy Gatorade concoction is a little tough to stomach, it really isn't that bad. The label on the white bottle says the daily dose is 17 grams, but the 'scopy prep calls for dumping all 255 grams in the bottle into a half-gallon of Gatorade... wow. Should I resist the urge to say I am feeling rather flushed?

I hope this isn't too repulsive, and no, there won't be any photos from the procedure room.


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#377451 - Fri Aug 10 2007 08:58 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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All this cross-stitch work is terrific - congratulations.

I love the dove, Burnone; it certainly looks more handsome than the pigeons that infest our towns.

This triangular cottage in an alleyway in Hastings Old Town dates from the 1870s, but I don't think the locals thought much about it until it was threatened with demolition in the 1960s. It's called the Piece of Cheese. At present you can rent it for self-catering holidays at about 500 a week: I imagine that it was originally tenanted by a fishing family for a few shillings.

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#377452 - Fri Aug 10 2007 09:17 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2007
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I used to do a bit of cross stitch myself but haven't in years. Nice work.

I wasn't able to post a photo yesterday (don't you hate it when work interferes with FT?) and today has dawned gloomy so here's a photo from last autumn of a sunrise in Indiana.

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