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#403617 - Sat Jan 05 2008 06:43 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Those tiny dots are kids tobogganing down what passes for a hill in our flattish part of the world.

When my kids were the right age, they wanted a bigger thrill so we always went to the only other toboggan place. This is the overpass over the railway line, not the safest place to play, with cars at the top and the train going by beside it. Also, there was some structure belonging to (I think) the power company at the bottom of the hill - a metal block about three feet square and five feet high, right in the middle. Always a big crowd of kids there, though ...

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#403618 - Sat Jan 05 2008 09:38 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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After a few attempts I finally found Golders Green station without police everywhere, but then found they use orange lights inside. Never mind...

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#403619 - Sat Jan 05 2008 09:54 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Sat, is there any technical reason for the amber lights, or is it just a questionable interior decorating tactic - making everybody appear as though they just returned from six weeks in Guam?
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#403620 - Sat Jan 05 2008 11:32 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Most of our street lights were also amber until recently, I can only think it's a way of saving money but it's the first station I've seen that uses them although the same people run them all. As you said, a questionable tactic and no more.
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#403621 - Sat Jan 05 2008 12:36 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Continuing my Asian/Christmas theme from yesterday :-
these lanterns are in Soho, London's Chinatown.

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#403622 - Sat Jan 05 2008 10:21 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Wow, it looks as if CNY came already!
My firecracker vine thinks CNY came already too. It flowered much to early due to the mild weather. As you see it is covering my wall.
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#403623 - Sat Jan 05 2008 10:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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That's gorgeous, ren!

Here's one of my sister's plant pots, looking rather forlorn in its snowy state.


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#403624 - Sat Jan 05 2008 11:38 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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The photos are great... from snowy Canada to dangly pearl earrings to roadside goats... it's good to be looking at these again!


This little forlorn pooch is my first try at taking in a foster dog. Though it seems like yesterday, this photo is almost a month old already. When 13-year-old Kasey first came home and had her picture taken, she missed her former family terribly, and was sick, scared, shivering and quite snappish. She's much better now, though she can go from wiggling with delight to growling and baring her teeth in a moment. Despite that scary quirk, she's usually snuggly, cheerful, well-behaved, and very easy to take care of.



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#403625 - Sun Jan 06 2008 12:43 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Kapuskasing, that doggie is so cute!

My picture is of a couple of the mangoes in our backyard. Until I moved here, I'd never lived anywhere warm enough to have a mango tree. So it was definitely worth a photo!

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#403626 - Sun Jan 06 2008 03:56 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Well done on fostering her. It is so heartbreaking when they are old and their world has been turned upside down. I like the coat she is wearing, very smart!

Yesterday one of my chinchillas died, this is a photo of when it was born. they are seriously cute. I have four left running round a room they share with two guinea pigs. The rabbits that used to share with them have also died, mainly of old age!


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#403627 - Sun Jan 06 2008 07:51 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Kapu you doggie is sweet. I thought she was a puppy. Nice chinchillas lyn, they are so cute.



Today was very hot so we had our Sunday Lunch outside. Were just finished eating, cleared the table and the dog 'moved in'. Her name is Patch and she is an 8 years old Jack Russel.
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#403628 - Sun Jan 06 2008 11:26 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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It's the 'Twelfth Day of Christmas' so here's the last of my Christmas images; my favourite Christmas tree ornament.

We have two of these dragonflies, so I tried putting them on some foliage (yes in spite of nightly sub-zero temperatures, we still have garden foliage), and you can see what they looked like here


Edited by picqero (Sun Jan 06 2008 11:27 AM)

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#403629 - Sun Jan 06 2008 01:25 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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So many cute pet pictures; here's a shot of our cat in one of her favourite places.


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#403630 - Sun Jan 06 2008 05:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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I haven't posted any photos yet this year and its a week old already.

I climbed a mountain with my sister last Saturday. It took about three hours to get up and two to get back down. there is walking track right to the top. You can just see a bald spot in the middle of the trees, We took the gondala to there and walked along the side of the mountain on the right, crossed the saddle and up to the peak on the left. It is called Ben Lomond and it is behind Queenstown. It was a beautiful day and very hot. the views were amazing. I show one tomorrow.

Am I allowed to post a link to a video I took at the top?



Oh and now my legs are soooo sore from all the climbing.

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#403631 - Sun Jan 06 2008 05:55 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Oh and now my legs are soooo sore from all the climbing.







And that is why is stick to walking on flat ground.

A hazy day in the Arizona desert.

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#403632 - Sun Jan 06 2008 06:03 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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I really love wooden toys and games, and this is the place to get them. Here's the latest. The pieces are lovely to touch.
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#403633 - Sun Jan 06 2008 09:45 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Last Saturday evening we went to watch a Kneeboarding contest on the river. Once the sun went down the possums in the trees on the riverside awoke. One of the first things they do upon awaking is relieve themselves. Guess who was unlucky enough to be sitting under one when it did this! Hubby thought it was pretty amusing anyhow.

I snapped this one on its way down one of the trees for a feed. I don't think it was the culprit.

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#403634 - Sun Jan 06 2008 10:53 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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That's the bushiest-tailed possum I have ever seen!

I passed along the doggie compliments to Kasey, and she said to thank you. She gets a little more relaxed and confident every day.

And yet another animal photo: this was at dinner last week... someone else's house, cat, and former roll of TP!




Bad Kitty!

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#403635 - Sun Jan 06 2008 11:21 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Oh my! I used to cohabit with a cat (his name was Wellington) who would deposit an entire roll of torn up TP just inside the front door whenever I was out longer than he thought I should be! (Katt has not discovered this joy, thank goodness )

The weather here has turned mild, the snow is melting and looking dreary. For a contrast to my pic from the other day, here's the same shot, minus most of the snow, taken this afternoon.


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#403636 - Mon Jan 07 2008 01:40 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Track maintenance yesterday. 12 hours looking at this, apart from the occasional move to drop ballast from my train.



Anyone notice something odd about the photo?

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#403637 - Mon Jan 07 2008 06:04 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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This is my task for the day - I've got the Spring cleaning bug early....



If you look closely at the box (larger image here here), you will see it seemingly contains items of a dubious nature. It does, however, say CarnaudMetal...
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#403638 - Mon Jan 07 2008 07:51 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Track maintenance yesterday. 12 hours looking at this, apart from the occasional move to drop ballast from my train.
Anyone notice something odd about the photo?




Hmmm, working on all three tracks at the same time could be unusual. Also, no overhead electric lines, which down here is unusual.
Can't think of anything else

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#403639 - Mon Jan 07 2008 08:06 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Hmmm, working on all three tracks at the same time could be unusual. Also, no overhead electric lines, which down here is unusual.
Can't think of anything else




The line you see to the extreme left is an M.O.D siding. No overheads,no. This is the line between Gretna Green and Annan on the Glasgow Southwestern line. Think Britsh/American.

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#403640 - Mon Jan 07 2008 01:00 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Longest gap between two British stations DD? Right there, between Carstairs and Lockerbie, nearly 40 miles.

Did I mention I like Golders Green? Here's the east part of the shops heading towards Hampstead Heath and my old school.
The station is on the left beyond the railings.

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#403641 - Mon Jan 07 2008 01:11 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Sorry Sat. That's the west coast mailine.
Think British/American


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Longest gap between two British stations DD?

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