Rules
Terms of Use

Page 6 of 10 < 1 2 ... 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 >
Topic Options
#408301 - Mon Feb 18 2008 03:38 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
picqero Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Tue Dec 28 2004
Posts: 2813
Loc: Hertfordshire<br>England UK
How big are those lumps of ice Kapuskasing? They look so pure.
This is the Welsh Harp pub in the nearby small town of Waltham Abbey. Don't know exactly how old it is, but certainly several hundred years, probably Tudor. You can see the abbey itself, behind the pub.

Top
#408302 - Mon Feb 18 2008 08:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
Kapuskasing Offline
Forum Adept

Registered: Mon Jul 02 2007
Posts: 189
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Picqero, the ice pieces ranged from small enough to carry in one hand (about 6" x 10" or 15 x 25 cm) to much larger - several feet on each side. The smaller pieces had worked their way to the tops of the piles, and yes, they looked pristine. (Clear enough that when I got home late Sunday night and unpacked the cooler, instead of letting the ice melt away in the sink, I stuck it in the freezer and will probably let it melt soon in the garden... a kooky sort of souvenir )

Other chunks a little farther out were clear, white, brown, or grey. Your queston led me to look up "pollution in Lake Erie" which reminded me the lake was in awful condition through the 1960s and 70s, but has since been managed better. However, there is presently a large and controversial threat posed by cyclical "dead zones" which show up on the lake's bottom every year, and there are several invasive critters that have altered the ecological balance.


Edited by Kapuskasing (Mon Feb 18 2008 08:50 PM)

Top
#408303 - Mon Feb 18 2008 08:56 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
Kapuskasing Offline
Forum Adept

Registered: Mon Jul 02 2007
Posts: 189
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Marblehead Lighthouse in Ohio, where Sandusky Bay meets Lake Erie. Lit since 1822, it's the oldest continuously operated lighthouse on the Great Lakes.

The lighthouse and the keeper's house are open for tours in the summer and fall, but not on cold, rainy, slippery days in February.




Much more info: http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?

Top
#408304 - Mon Feb 18 2008 09:28 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
argus9 Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 856
Loc: Winnipeg Manitoba Canada   
What lovely flowers Ren!!! I've never had a kumquat, are they like an orange?

There were lots of lovely waterfalls in Hawaii. This is one of many we saw.

_________________________
Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals ... except the weasel.



Homer Simpson

Top
#408305 - Mon Feb 18 2008 10:20 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
ren33 Offline
Moderator

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12434
Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong      
They csn be very sharp and are not the best for eating raw! The marmalade has turned out well, and it needed lots of sugar and a bit of ginger.
_________________________
Wandering aimlessly through FT since 1999.

Top
#408306 - Mon Feb 18 2008 11:27 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
spanishliz Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22313
Loc: Ontario Canada
It was a bit warmer today, the snow was melting a bit, and the squirrels were making the most of it! There were at least eight of them playing tag in the trees in my back yard, along the fence and on the roof of this building just beyond it. They move too quickly to get them all in one photo, but there are four in this one!


Top
#408307 - Tue Feb 19 2008 11:03 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
jordandog Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Tue Apr 17 2007
Posts: 5097
Loc: Ohio USA         
Kapuskasing,
You were only about 20 minutes away from me when you took that photo! If you get a chance, or already have been, it is a wonderful area to tour in the warmer months. I have a lot of photos and 2 signed prints of that lighthouse in my home. Sandy
_________________________
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.-- Richard Bach [i]Illusions

Top
#408308 - Tue Feb 19 2008 12:27 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7677
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
Here's a scene I wondered would still be here when it became disused some years ago. It's a properly designed garage with clock tower in Child's Hill, appropriately called the Tower Garage. Maybe it was a listed building as every other garage that becomes empty is knocked down to build more flats.

_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
#408309 - Tue Feb 19 2008 01:13 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
picqero Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Tue Dec 28 2004
Posts: 2813
Loc: Hertfordshire<br>England UK
This is a black headed gull Larus Ridibundus to give its Latin name! They're very common around here, but the dark coloured head plumage only appears in summer.

Top
#408310 - Tue Feb 19 2008 01:19 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
jordandog Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Tue Apr 17 2007
Posts: 5097
Loc: Ohio USA         
Beautiful capture, picqero!
_________________________
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.-- Richard Bach [i]Illusions

Top
#408311 - Tue Feb 19 2008 01:28 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
argus9 Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 856
Loc: Winnipeg Manitoba Canada   
Oh it's sooooo cold here. -45 C with the wind chill.

Here's is a photo of the falls at Haleakala National Park, Maui.

_________________________
Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals ... except the weasel.



Homer Simpson

Top
#408312 - Tue Feb 19 2008 01:43 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
lilyalli Offline
Prolific

Registered: Fri Apr 20 2007
Posts: 1038
Loc: Norfolk UK      
This is the first snow that has settled for nearly five years, although I think it was only a cm or so on top of a heavy frost and the freezing fog remained most of the day. Gone now, but quite a surprise to wake up to.

_________________________
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." Lewis Carroll

Top
#408313 - Tue Feb 19 2008 06:56 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
ClaraSue Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Sun May 18 2003
Posts: 7837
Loc: Arizona USA
It's been forever since I've posted a photo, but I come on here everyday and look at what everybody else has posted. I am enjoying everyone's photos and stories so much. Keep up the great pictures!
_________________________
May the tail of the elephant never have to swat the flies from your face.

Top
#408314 - Tue Feb 19 2008 09:27 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
Kapuskasing Offline
Forum Adept

Registered: Mon Jul 02 2007
Posts: 189
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Sandy / Jordandog... you live in a very scenic area! It must be beautiful in the summer, but I guess it's a lot more crowded. I really enjoyed the peninsula and driving along Rte 6... such a mixture of old camps, farms, and homes along with tidy new condos.

It was frustrating to see Cedar Point Park's roller coasters in the distance from the lighthouse area, and to know that the park was closed for the season!

Top
#408315 - Tue Feb 19 2008 09:32 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
Kapuskasing Offline
Forum Adept

Registered: Mon Jul 02 2007
Posts: 189
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Another photo from last week in Chicago. This is a successful and popular sculpture known officially as "Cloud Gate" but Chicagoans seem to refer to it as "The Bean". Created by Anish Kapoor, a British artist, it's 110 tons, 66 feet long, 33 feet high, with a 12-foot arch to walk under.

It invites being touched, and I noticed it makes people smile.





Link to larger view

Top
#408316 - Tue Feb 19 2008 11:13 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
spanishliz Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22313
Loc: Ontario Canada
Once again today, while at my mother's, I noticed yet another detail of the little windmill outside her door that had escaped my notice before - a little yellow bird perched on the tail of the 'aeroplane'. I think it caught my eye today as the wee yellow spinners were whirring like mad as they spun in the wind.


Top
#408317 - Wed Feb 20 2008 03:39 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
ren33 Offline
Moderator

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12434
Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong      
A lovely day(at last) and the Christmas Poinsettias have not suffered, still going strong.
_________________________
Wandering aimlessly through FT since 1999.

Top
#408318 - Wed Feb 20 2008 11:08 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7677
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
I've had to leave out the image for now, it seems Photobucket has had an upgrade and can't resize photos properly. If anyone else has found the same thing today please add it here as I'll know it's their problem rather than mine.

I'll edit the image back in once it's working. See post on next page.


Edited by satguru (Wed Feb 20 2008 05:48 PM)
_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
#408319 - Wed Feb 20 2008 11:15 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
picqero Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Tue Dec 28 2004
Posts: 2813
Loc: Hertfordshire<br>England UK
We received a package from Hong Kong today, with these rather nice bird stamps. They are the white bellied sea eagle, magpie, and kingfisher. The latter two are UK residents, but do they also occur in Hong Kong?

I've tried reloading this image four times, but it won't reduce in size - can you help/advise TW
Also just noticed Satguru's post where he's experiencing the same problem. I'll leave the Hong Kong stamp image, but the moderators can delete it if necessary.


Edited by picqero (Wed Feb 20 2008 11:19 AM)

Top
#408320 - Wed Feb 20 2008 11:26 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
cinnam0n Offline
Moderator

Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6736
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
I tried to post a photo in the theme thread and had the same problem so just didn't post it - picquero, your picture looks fine to me.

Top
#408321 - Wed Feb 20 2008 11:53 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
ClaraSue Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Sun May 18 2003
Posts: 7837
Loc: Arizona USA
Liz, your windmill photos reminded me of the pictures I took recently when we were in Hawthorne, Nevada. Hawthorne is the site of an army depot where we deliver frequently. This windmill is made up of bomb parts and is located at the local rest area/park.

_________________________
May the tail of the elephant never have to swat the flies from your face.

Top
#408322 - Wed Feb 20 2008 12:04 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
ClaraSue Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Sun May 18 2003
Posts: 7837
Loc: Arizona USA
Sat and Picqero, I had the same problem today, it just wouldn't reduce. I do believe it is a PhotoBucket problem. But I re-sized in a photoshop program on my computer first and then it worked when I uploaded to PhotoBucket.
_________________________
May the tail of the elephant never have to swat the flies from your face.

Top
#408323 - Wed Feb 20 2008 12:15 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
cinnam0n Offline
Moderator

Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6736
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
My picture actually reduces on photobucket and says it is 240x320, but when I paste the IMG code it's not reduced in my message within the thread here.

Top
#408324 - Wed Feb 20 2008 12:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
ClaraSue Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Sun May 18 2003
Posts: 7837
Loc: Arizona USA
cinnamOn, that's what happened to mine as well. I even reduced it to thumbnail on photobucket and it still would not reduce here. The photoshop program that I use on my computer is Ulead Photo Express and after I re-sized on it first, it then correctly re-sized on photobucket to post here.
_________________________
May the tail of the elephant never have to swat the flies from your face.

Top
#408325 - Wed Feb 20 2008 01:21 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
satguru Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7677
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
They clearly haven't got the new site to adapt to the new settings before they ran it, so clearly a little teething problem. I expect they know so we just all have to wait before they get it fixed.
_________________________
Does the brain create or receive consciousness?

Top
Page 6 of 10 < 1 2 ... 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 >

Moderator:  flopsymopsy