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#403642 - Mon Jan 07 2008 01:32 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Wow, you miss one day posting and you're greeted with a slew of terrific photos! Great pics, all, and welcome to all the new posters (or at least new to me).

We've had 3 nights of rain in a row, which is amazing for this area. The higher elevations got the snow, and here is a photo of the mountains behind our house.



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The whole state of California was hit with a huge storm over the weekend. I heard that one place in Northern CA got 11 feet of snow!
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#403643 - Mon Jan 07 2008 02:09 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Clara when you stick to walking on flat ground you don't get views like this



And a link to a movie on the 360o view we had at the top. Its about 28sec long

http://s32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/LLina/movies/?action=view&current=DSCF6493.flv

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#403644 - Mon Jan 07 2008 03:32 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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DD, your train is on the wrong side of the 'road'.
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#403645 - Mon Jan 07 2008 04:01 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Today has been mild (12 degrees C) and a bit foggy. This is looking across the school playing field at the end of my street towards a fairly major road (where the apartment building is), at about 4:30 this afternoon.


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#403646 - Mon Jan 07 2008 04:33 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Oh dear what awful weather people seem to be getting!
I took the Christmas tree down and decided the corner looked a bit drab, hence the 'flars'.
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#403647 - Mon Jan 07 2008 05:23 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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I knew it was the parallel line DD but so close to the other it reminded me of one of my many railway facts 'not many people know'. There are many stations on your line, I can't quite get that one from the clue mainly as I haven't got the map close to hand to cheat!
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#403648 - Mon Jan 07 2008 05:25 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Late afternoon (which is presently about 4.00 pm) view across one of the lakes in the nearby Lea Valley Regional Park.


DD, is it the track gauge then?

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#403649 - Mon Jan 07 2008 05:41 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Well spotted Leau. I was indeed on the "wrong" road. Going down the up line. UK railway is the same as UK roads, on the left. A few areas, like mine do have bi-directional signalling.

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#403650 - Mon Jan 07 2008 05:46 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Some really great photos lately.

This was taken this morning in Oceanside, California, which is in the southern part of the state probably about 170 miles south of djsgal. It's been gloomy and rainy here and last night the wind was blowing quite hard.

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#403651 - Mon Jan 07 2008 08:12 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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From a drive along the Delaware coast in November...



This is one of eleven remaining reinforced concrete towers built in 1941 to protect the Delaware Bay from enemy attack.

Trying to find credible notes on these towers to have "interesting info" to add here shows how the internet offers a wide variety of "facts" --- is the tallest tower 81 feet high, or is it 94 feet? Or 120 as one site claims?
Were they intended strictly to sight enemy ships as one website insists, or were they built for firing upon the enemy, as multiple sites state?
Did they ever see action? One site says a German ship was indeed sunk off the Delaware coast; others say nothing of the sort.

Looks like there'll have to be a trip to the restored tower and visitor center at Cape Henlopen State Park one weekend this spring to learn more!

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#403652 - Tue Jan 08 2008 04:49 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Taken from the little ferry boat which crosses our river every 15 mins. It had just started to rain and was also a bit of a bumpy ride, hence the angle!


Edited by lilyalli (Tue Jan 08 2008 04:51 AM)
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#403653 - Tue Jan 08 2008 08:57 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Here is a very posh house in Esher in a road of similar posh houses. This sort of design is extremely rare in this country and probably everywhere else although far nicer than the usual designs and no harder to build.

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#403654 - Tue Jan 08 2008 12:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Brrrr...your photo looks so chilly, ClaraSue! Did you come west on I-10, delivering something for the Navy?

I'm lucky enough to have some pretty talented people in my family who give me wonderful creations for Christmas! Here is a wall hanging that my first mother-in-law made for us this year. It hangs in the stairway.



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#403655 - Tue Jan 08 2008 01:06 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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What a great wall hanging, djsgal. I love those and have decided to change out the one I have in my truck to another one that I have. I'll post a picture of it as soon as I get it up. And this time, we came west on I-8 and delivered to the Marines.
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#403656 - Tue Jan 08 2008 04:57 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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A wet and windy day today, so here's a photo of some of our artificial flowers. they're made of wood, and the petals are detachable and interchangeable.

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#403657 - Tue Jan 08 2008 05:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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While I was at my parents house over the holidays, a dove hit the window of their living room. This is the mark it left on the window. Thankfully, the hit didn't kill the bird, it flew away after a moment. Larger View

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#403658 - Tue Jan 08 2008 06:18 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Went shopping today.(Well this IS Hong Kong).
This is part 2 of the series "Chinese New Year is coming." The local shops are heaving with ornaments:
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#403659 - Tue Jan 08 2008 10:28 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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A month ago there was a little 1950s house near mine. Then it got bulldozed, and last week, a new basement was dug on the site and and a pre-formed concrete foundation was installed.

Today, four wide-load trucks came, each carrying 1/4 of a pre-fab house, and by nightfall there was a two-story house with a roof!


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#403660 - Tue Jan 08 2008 10:39 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Sorry, i had to edit the photo because it wasn't what I saw. Here is a photo of my 2 budgies.



Edited by The_lioness33 (Fri Jan 11 2008 10:35 PM)

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#403661 - Tue Jan 08 2008 11:16 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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It was like Spring here today, and Winston didn't mind at all that almost all of the snow is gone from the back yard! I'm not getting too excited about it - I know we'll get more!


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#403662 - Wed Jan 09 2008 01:09 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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It was like Spring here today, and Winston didn't mind at all that almost all of the snow is gone from the back yard! I'm not getting too excited about it - I know we'll get more!




Looks like Winston's saying, "Something's wrong...it was white yesterday!"
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#403663 - Wed Jan 09 2008 08:19 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Suprising how fast all that snow melted liz.
Ren, we have booked our table at the Chinese Resturant for CNY - can't wait.
Amazing the mark the dove left on your window ClaraSue.
Those are the best artificial flowers I have ever seen Piqero.




After Christmas lunch the kids realized they could stick their 'crowns' to the wall with static electricity.
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#403664 - Wed Jan 09 2008 11:12 AM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Very interesting photos, everyone! Ren, I love the colors of Chinese New Year.

Yesterday I posted a wall hanging that my first mother-in-law made us. Today here is an art creation that my second mother-in-law made for us. She makes all kinds of jewelry and ornaments out of glass, and made this aquarium scene, too.



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#403665 - Wed Jan 09 2008 03:07 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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This inglenook fireplace is in a Tudor period house, said to be haunted by several ghosts including that of a dog.
I slept there one night, but didn't see any spectres, and believe me it's a lot less modern looking in the dark


Edited by picqero (Wed Jan 09 2008 03:09 PM)

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#403666 - Wed Jan 09 2008 03:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day - January 2008
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Interesting array of photos I must say. Nothing but snow around here, but at least it's been warm. I've been hibernating so here is a shot of flowers from our garden this summer.

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