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#403592 - Thu Jan 03 2008 03:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Continuing on the Christmas theme, hopefully till the twelfth day, some Christmas teddy bears

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#403593 - Thu Jan 03 2008 05:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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ren, the site says they have night racing. I don't think I've ever heard of horseracing at night! I'm sure it's just me, (I don't get out much! lol) How do the horses react? Do they know it's nighttime?
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#403594 - Thu Jan 03 2008 06:23 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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"I don't think I've ever heard of horseracing at night!"

We have a lot of night harness racing here in Ohio. There are more "twice arounds" (half-mile tracks) than anywhere else in the world, and trotters have raced under lights for more than a decade. Horses run as well, if not better, in the cool of the evening. Several world records have been broken in Toledo,Ohio which is about an hour west of me. Just a little 'trivial info' for future reference. You never know, it may come up in a quiz! Sandy
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#403595 - Thu Jan 03 2008 06:36 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Night racing is wonderful! They have huge floodlights . It is more popular than daytime meetings as it takes place after work of course. Night Racing
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#403596 - Thu Jan 03 2008 07:02 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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All I can say is: WoW! It's on turf, too! I'm on my way...
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#403597 - Thu Jan 03 2008 07:30 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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and only US$1 entrance!
Here is the delicious dim sum lunch we had that day.

The restaurant is Here
It is a lovely old place as you can see from the high ceilings and wooden fans. Opened in the 30's. Lovely food.
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#403598 - Thu Jan 03 2008 09:41 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Hi again!

For the cat and/or peaceful-scene lovers... here's my favorite photo from the hundreds taken in 2007:




Larger version:
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa47/Fevivinte/SoleburyOrchard.jpg

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#403599 - Fri Jan 04 2008 04:39 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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The work of a (censored) arsonist. The lovely green bushland around the corner from my home is now blackened and barren. The treetops are still green but the trunks are all black, the earth is grey and all the undergrowth is completely gone.

On the bright side, the bush will regenerate. In fact, many species of Australian plants actually require fire to germinate.
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#403600 - Fri Jan 04 2008 07:55 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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This was taken last July on the Icefields Parkway - the highway between Banff and Jasper in the Canadian Rockies. The mother goat is still shedding her winter coat. There must have been some mineral the goats wanted at the side of the road - there were at least 40 of them, all mothers with kids. It's getting fairly rare these days to see white goats, so this was a real treat.

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#403601 - Fri Jan 04 2008 08:20 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Oh Mother Goose it is so sad to see the trees like that. I can't understand why people do it.
Kapuskasing , what a great pic!
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#403602 - Fri Jan 04 2008 10:17 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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I was fascinated by the picture taken on the Icefields parkway especially as we have had the good fortune to travel along it. My eyes played tricks as on first glance it looks as if the kid is being attacked from above
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#403603 - Fri Jan 04 2008 11:24 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Hampstead Garden Suburb was completed before the war, and the only new houses were a few bomb sites and millionaire's plots who demolish perfectly good places to put up similar ones at best. I can't remember what was there before but this estate of flats was put up in the 70s and although I don't normally like the idea of living in them would have here if I had a little more money. They are very nice inside and outside and a very good position almost opposite Hampstead Heath.

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#403604 - Fri Jan 04 2008 11:48 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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MotherGoose, I saw on the weather channel today that Western Australia is battling some pretty big fires today -- is that anywhere near you (hope not), and are these trees related to those fires?

My girls were assembling some gingerbread houses a couple of days ago, and I thought the candy was so colorful, I had to take a picture of it.

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#403605 - Fri Jan 04 2008 12:23 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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On the bright side, the bush will regenerate. In fact, many species of Australian plants actually require fire to germinate.



A few years ago, I did some 'bushwalking' down in the south of Western Australia. One day I visited a firewatcher in a high tower overlooking the extensive forests there. He hadn't seen anyone for three days and was glad to have my company - in fact it was job to get away
Seriously, he explained a lot about the forest, and how it was periodically deliberately burned by the rangers. Often this was done by dropping firebombs from helicopters! He also told me it was merely carrying on the practices of aboriginal people who'd been doing it expertly for tens of thousands of years

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#403606 - Fri Jan 04 2008 12:39 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Still on my Christmas theme, this decorated pagoda style shelter is in Birmingham, but could easily fit into Ren's area. Even the girl sitting inside is Asian.

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#403607 - Fri Jan 04 2008 05:02 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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It's a very nice pagoda! The tiles look really eastern don't they?
I had some old pearls restrung lately and there were enough left for some very dangly earrings!


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#403608 - Fri Jan 04 2008 05:40 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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This is an odd one, it is my mum and the Tongue taken at my brothers holiday house in Florida. The tongue was destined for the wall.


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#403609 - Fri Jan 04 2008 05:43 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Pup is Belgian Shepherd crossed with German Shepherd---probably (G)!

Her folks are in France for a couple of weeks.

I love the snow pictures!

lynn

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#403610 - Fri Jan 04 2008 07:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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I've been rather absent in the Photo-A-Day for a few months, but I'm going to try and better my life.

After I took my boyfriend to the airport this morning I went for a walk through the mangrove at Nudgee Beach. Here's one of the pictures I took.



Link to larger picture
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#403611 - Fri Jan 04 2008 08:39 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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2007 was the hottest year on record here in South Australia. We are currently in a heatwave with temperatures in the 40s.

Our dog, Nipper, has been suffering a bit in the heat, so at the end of the afternoon we give him a quick shower. This seems to revive him no end and he has a mad five minutes running around after it .



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#403612 - Fri Jan 04 2008 10:21 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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MotherGoose, I saw on the weather channel today that Western Australia is battling some pretty big fires today -- is that anywhere near you (hope not), and are these trees related to those fires?





Yes, those big fires were near us, but not near enough for us to be in danger. The fire which destroyed the bushland in my photo was literally around the corner from our house (within walking distance) but it was only a small fire. All the same, it destroyed the caretaker's residence at the local vintage car club and threatened other properties nearby.

The sad thing is that we have lots of these fires and they are nearly always started by arsonists.

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...it was periodically deliberately burned by the rangers. Often this was done by dropping firebombs from helicopters! He also told me it was merely carrying on the practices of aboriginal people who'd been doing it expertly for tens of thousands of years...





Yes, CALM (Department of Conservation and Land Management) often conducts "controlled burns". Occasionally they get out of hand and cause problems too, although controlled burns are rarely done in the suburbs where we live.
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#403613 - Fri Jan 04 2008 10:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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This is another of my Christmas gifts - a rather nifty desk caddy on a turntable. I'll get myself organised yet!


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#403614 - Fri Jan 04 2008 11:53 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Is that the Rolling Stones "tongue" lynfra? What is it made out of?

Very Cool!
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#403615 - Fri Jan 04 2008 11:58 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Good old Skee-Ball on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland.
This was a weekend in mid-November, when most of the shops and games (and caramel corn vendors!) were still open.

Is Skee-Ball an internationally-known game?



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#403616 - Sat Jan 05 2008 05:52 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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I have seen something similar to your Skee Ball at our funfairs but never played it.

The Tongue is the rolling Stones one and made out of something quite light---I have no idea what---sorry! We had a job getting it on the plane to bring it over to the US and a worse job trying to explain what was in the very large package (G)! Ended up calling it a sculpture.



lynn

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