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#408276 - Thu Feb 14 2008 11:03 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Coming home means the first thing you see is usually the front door, so having a nice one is quite important. This seemed like a very welcoming one to me in Hampstead Garden Suburb. Most of the cottages there were built in the 1910s.

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#408277 - Thu Feb 14 2008 02:12 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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A very nice front door, I agree satguru.

Happy Valentine's Day to all - this was my breakfast this morning - heart shaped fried egg and English muffins with strawberry jam. More than I typically eat for breakfast, but I was making it special for the day.

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#408278 - Thu Feb 14 2008 02:18 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Earlier this week I was in the village of Eyam , pronounced 'Eem' in the beautiful Peak District of Derbyshire. Eyam was the scene of an incredible self-sacrifice, when the villagers deliberately isolated themselves during the Great Plague of 1665-1666.
This is the plague window in the 12th century church at Eyam, commemorating the villagers' sacrifice.

The full size image is here


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#408279 - Thu Feb 14 2008 02:50 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Happy Birthday Ren, pass the cake, yum! Very beautiful windows picqero.

Here's a photo of a sleeping Green Sea Turtle on Sunset Beach Oahu. They are protected so when they come up on the beach to sun themselves, volunteers come up and put temporary fences around them to keep the crowds at least 20 feet away.

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#408280 - Thu Feb 14 2008 11:19 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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I didn't get over by the river last week, so missed my weekly view of it. Here is this week's, dominated by the huge pile of snow that the ploughs have dumped right where I usually stand to take my photo!


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#408281 - Thu Feb 14 2008 11:42 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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...and here is another river -- the Mississippi, looking rather chilled this morning. This is from the bridge crossing from Illinois to Dubuque, Iowa.


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#408282 - Fri Feb 15 2008 05:25 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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I went to a seminar at a posh hotel today. The seminar was OK but the free buffet lunch was better! Here is a nice bowl of jonquils in the corridor.
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#408283 - Fri Feb 15 2008 09:24 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Today, February 15th is Flag Day in Canada, commemorating the day in 1995 when the famous Maple Leaf design was inaugurated.
I'm delighted that my image of the Flying Flag has been chosen by Webshots as their Photo of the Day!


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#408284 - Fri Feb 15 2008 09:33 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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I'm also delighted that many Canadians seem to appreciate this image of their National Flag, and have taken the trouble to post a comment or e.mail me. It's one of an album called Flying Flags which I hope to add to. My apologies if your national flag isn't there yet


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#408285 - Fri Feb 15 2008 11:37 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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A bit of local history here, for many years the little ramp in the middle was the beginning of the M1 motorway to Leeds, and then they extended it back to Cricklewood and the North Circular. This was taken from the bridge over the A1 at Mill Hill.

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#408286 - Fri Feb 15 2008 01:32 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Lovely flags, picqero, and what a neat idea to "collect" flag photos. Happy Flag Day, Canadians!
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#408287 - Fri Feb 15 2008 03:04 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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While on a circle tour of Oahu we visited this beautiful Buddha Temple, called the Byoto Temple.

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#408288 - Fri Feb 15 2008 10:22 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Congrats, picqero! Good Job!
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#408289 - Fri Feb 15 2008 11:13 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Lovely photo, picqero, and I love your flags album too!

I was at my mother's again today, and the strong wind had rotated the little windmill just outside her door to reveal something I hadn't noticed before. Its top is fashioned to resemble an aeroplane, with the 'sails' acting as the propeller!


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#408290 - Sat Feb 16 2008 10:43 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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I was in Iowa yesterday, and for a little while was driving along U.S. Highway 61, so I think it's time to post this picture taken earlier in the week at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago. Almost every floor of the hotel has a case near the elevator with some rock star memorabilia in it.

It's Bob Dylan's guitar and jeans. The accompanying plaque reads in part:
"These black Levi jeans were worn by Bob on stage. Also displayed is the Everly Brothers model Gibson J-180 guitar. It was used on stage and on the LPs 'Down in the Groove' and 'Oh Mercy.' The guitar was used quite a lot over a period of four years, then Bob went back to using Martin guitars."



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#408291 - Sat Feb 16 2008 03:35 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Another 'Mart'/fair image. Rather odd really to have it situated right in the town centre with this 300' ride just a few feet from the Georgian buildings of Barclay's Bank and the Globe Hotel. I hope the guests were warned - the screaming goes on till midnight!
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#408292 - Sat Feb 16 2008 11:17 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Here's Winston, all bundled up after being out in the snowy backyard. Tonight he managed to find his way out the gate, which won't close completely because of the snow. I was waiting by the back door for him and heard him bark (he was just out of sight), so blundered out without putting my boots on, thinking he might have hurt himself. There he stood, barking at the hinged side of the gate, and refusing to come to me at the opening! Had to manhandle the gate open enough to get through myself so I could point him in the right direction. Once he found the opening he was up the steps and in the door before I could even get back through the gate, close it a bit and go in myself. My shoes were full of snow, my trouser legs were sodden, but Winston was all right Poor baby!


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#408293 - Sat Feb 16 2008 11:56 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Wtg Winston!!
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#408294 - Sun Feb 17 2008 06:00 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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I wish we could get some of the snow which our Canadian and north American friends get. It gets cold enough, like last night reached '-7C' locally. The dog is my daughters's and is called Millie. I'm not sure whether or not she appreciated having to go out so early

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#408295 - Sun Feb 17 2008 06:13 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Poor Winston! Rather you than me Liz. I hate snow!
Here are the kumqats all from trees that were thrown out, so virtually free except I have to get sugar
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#408296 - Sun Feb 17 2008 04:43 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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This is the Keanae Penninsula on Maui on the road to Hana. The wind was blowing hard this day.


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#408297 - Sun Feb 17 2008 10:44 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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I got this organiser thingy just after Christmas, and today I finally started to use it to sort some of my scrapbooking bits and pieces.


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#408298 - Mon Feb 18 2008 12:51 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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On the shore of Lake Erie at Marblehead, Ohio on Sunday morning.

(I was going to buy a bag of ice for the cooler today, but a few slabs swiped from the lake did the job )



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#408299 - Mon Feb 18 2008 06:43 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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No kumqat jam yet , it is bubbling merrily and won't thicken. So I give you the narcissus bulbs that should have come out on CNY Day, but are late. They smell lovely, as does the jam!
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#408300 - Mon Feb 18 2008 02:47 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Having taken most of the fronts of the architect designed houses in Hampstead Garden Suburb I'm now doing architectural features, and where I can see them, the backs as in this one.

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