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#408401 - Thu Feb 28 2008 04:00 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Ditto!
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#408402 - Thu Feb 28 2008 06:27 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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We have been making HMS Endeavour from cut paper and straws.
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#408403 - Thu Feb 28 2008 11:06 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Those are really impressive, ren!

As I thought, it was too cold today for me to fancy walking along to take a photo of the frozen part of the river, so I zoomed in to show that there is some ice formed at the edges, even here with the river bubbling merrily away like it is.


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#408404 - Fri Feb 29 2008 08:17 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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We have been making HMS Endeavour from cut paper and straws.



What an interesting project; I particularly like the 3-master at the top left. Someone certainly knows their sails, as it seems to have a 'spanker' as well as the square sails. Maybe you could get a close-up of that one for photo-a-day, or would that be showing too much favouritism

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#408405 - Fri Feb 29 2008 08:57 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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I saw this unusual flag flying from the stern of a boat on our local canal, and I've no idea which country, region, or organisation it represents? The two animals, dogs/lions (?), look oriental and have black marks on their legs and feet which look rather like Arabic script.
There's a larger image here


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#408406 - Fri Feb 29 2008 09:15 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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When I get some free time later today I am going to try to figure out where that flag hails from Picqero, from here with my eyes, I thought they were pandas on that flag!

So this is what I'm doing this morning...



It's my son's snack day today so I am making Strawberry Mice, with cheese and grapes. Kids don't care what you give them, but I think they are cute. It's tedious work and I now know that it doesn't pay to put tails on them the night before, so these little guys won't have them as they've melted off. I have 184 strawberries (!!), I find myself saying with each one: "I love my son, I love my son, I love my son..." I must be a glutton for punishment to put myself through this but...I love my son!



(resized prior to upload and reposted to delete URL link)


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#408407 - Fri Feb 29 2008 10:35 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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What cute treats, BurgGurl, I'm sure the kids are going to love them!

This was taken from the Taos Gorge Bridge outside of Taos, New Mexico looking through the railing to the water 650 feet (198 m) below. I didn't notice the "don't jump" scratched into the railing until I downloaded the photo to my computer.


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#408408 - Fri Feb 29 2008 10:43 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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That's the Tibetan flag Picqero, my favourite design of them all and a real tragedy what happened to it.

Here's the brook that runs through what was my local park in Hampstead Garden Suburb.



Edited by satguru (Fri Feb 29 2008 10:51 AM)
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#408409 - Fri Feb 29 2008 12:34 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Wow, I'm seriously impressed Satguru, and delighted too for such a quick response! I'd thought it was just a 'made up' flag, and will now watch out for it again to see why it's on a boat on our local (Lea Valley) canal! I googled and found an interesting description and history of the Tibetan national flag here
I'll also be moving it into the the National Flags section of my Webshots Flying Flags album

And BurgGurl, wwhat did you make the strawberry mice eyes from? My grandchildren love creative cooking, and this would appeal to them

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#408410 - Fri Feb 29 2008 01:03 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Fascinating flag, and interesting to learn of the evolution of its design.

Picq, I used almond slivers for the ears, mini-choc chips for the nose and two dabs of black gel icing for the eyes. If you are unable to obtain any of that you could use the tip of a skewer and dab drops of chocolate syrup here instead. Last night I experimented and drilled a hole at the hulled end of the berry and inserted a thin piece of licorice (Twizzlers Pull&Peel) but the acid from the berry dissolved it overnight. To accompany this treat I cut up cubes of cheddar cheese, mozz cheese and grapes...it's what mice like to eat after all, right? This project had me a nervous wreck as they were not easy to transport, but the staff raved in the office so I suppose the kids won't be too critical...
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#408411 - Fri Feb 29 2008 01:23 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Here's a photo of one of a couple of coccoons we have on the tree in the front garden (this one has been returned there). Does anyone know what makes it? My husband thinks a wasp.






I was reviewing the month's postings and came across yours, I think what you could have found is a Mud Dauber Wasp nest, though I can't be sure as you've indicated it was found in a tree. My findings say their nests are usually found in man-made structures but the nests look very similar to your photo. If it is in fact a Mud Dauber, they are not aggressive. Hope this answer helps...

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2078.html
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#408412 - Fri Feb 29 2008 01:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Great info about the Tibetan flag - very interesting to see.

Yummy mice, BurgGurl!

Spring is springing here in S. California; this is the first blossom opened on my little tree in my backyard.

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#408413 - Fri Feb 29 2008 02:35 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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I am just amazed at your finding the 184 nice looking strawberries at this time of year - both at finding them, and not needing to take out a second mortgage to pay for them.....

They are very very cute, and I'll be keeping that idea in mind for a June day.

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#408414 - Fri Feb 29 2008 03:13 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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What a nice story, argus, and a beautiful picture! Traveling the way I do, I have found it really is a small world. And I, for one, am not tired of seeing your Hawaii photos.





Thanks ClaraSue, I have a couple more photos I could share. Thanks for the kind words.
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#408415 - Fri Feb 29 2008 05:43 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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This chap sat still just long enough for me to snap his photo through my computer room window this morning.


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#408416 - Fri Feb 29 2008 06:23 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Wow, I'm seriously impressed Satguru, and delighted too for such a quick response!




No problem, it is Funtrivia after all, if it's going to happen anywhere it's going to happen here! I saw one on a postcard years ago and took me a while to look on the back to realise it was a national flag rather than a nice design as well. By coincidence I discovered Croatia's yesterday in Last One Standing which I'd never seen before.
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#408417 - Sat Mar 01 2008 04:51 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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I went to a wedding banquet last night and
there were some magnificent subjects for
photos, but the light was all wrong and
nothing much turned out. Here is the
centre piece of our table. There were 32
tables of 12. 12 courses and I had a problem
heaving myself home, and also getting up
this morning at 6 for work. These sorts of
do's do not start till 9, so we didn finish
eating till 11. Whew!
The bride looked gorgeous
She had been married in Australia and the
wedding photos were on screens round the
room all the time.(Sydney backdrop and
barefoot on the sand shots were lovely.}.
During the evening she wore her wedding
dress and changed three times into lovely
dresses. It was very sumptuous.
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#408418 - Sat Mar 01 2008 11:45 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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It's the end of February so this thread is now locked. A new thread has been started for March's photos. Thanks to everyone.
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