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#408376 - Mon Feb 25 2008 11:25 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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After I shut down the computer last night, I walked into the living room and found Katt and Winston curled up on the couch together, something that doesn't happen that often. They usually like their own space for sleeping!



Of course, they woke up when I approached

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#408377 - Tue Feb 26 2008 03:53 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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A bright moon in a clear sky:

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#408378 - Tue Feb 26 2008 08:29 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Argus, your panorama shot turned out just beautiful.

In trying to decide for this weeks theme of best photo, I was torn between the one I posted of the horse and this one. I don't know this young man, but the more I look at the picture the more I am convinced this one is going to be a favorite of mine.

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#408379 - Tue Feb 26 2008 08:54 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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I don't know who your young fellow is either, Clara Sue, but he has a presence all his own- tough but somehow vulnerable.
I also admire your moon shot, TW. I'm a hopeless romantic about such things and this is one of the best yet...it looks so real.
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#408380 - Tue Feb 26 2008 09:17 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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I don't know who your young fellow is either, Clara Sue, but he has a presence all his own- tough but somehow vulnerable.




I feel the same way. I just get "almost" teary-eyed when I look it. The full-size photo is much better though.
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#408381 - Tue Feb 26 2008 10:48 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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With all that body armour and automatic rifle, he doesn't look particularly 'vulnerable' to me - pretty darn tough in fact!

Anyway, I've been in the delightful, historic town of Taggia in Italy for the past four days, taking part in the festival of San Bernedetto
Here are some of the Italian re-enactors with whom we worked. These guys were on our side, Genoa that is.


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#408382 - Tue Feb 26 2008 11:46 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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With all that body armour and automatic rifle, he doesn't look particularly 'vulnerable' to me - pretty darn tough in fact!




LOL, thank goodness he looks tough! But after watching him and a few others like him that day doing training exercises, I realized again just how young (in years only!) our fighting men really are.
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#408383 - Tue Feb 26 2008 02:31 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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This is a panorama of Waimea Canyon on the island of Kauai. It was amazing. Many people compare it to the Grand Canyon only smaller.




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#408384 - Tue Feb 26 2008 06:04 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Sometimes you just get lucky. I now carry my little stool around as most of our rail bridges are a foot taller than I am. This is a train coming in to West Finchley station.

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#408385 - Tue Feb 26 2008 11:30 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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I didn't post my usual 'river' photo last week, and as it snowed again today I didn't get out to take any photos (other than more of Katt and Winston...), so here's the river last Thursday. I'm planning to do a scrapbook layout of these when I have all the seasons.


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#408386 - Wed Feb 27 2008 01:57 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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More early Spring growth. A Forsythia flower:

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#408387 - Wed Feb 27 2008 02:55 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Now THAT is gorgeous TW!!
It is a rare sight , P6 boys engrossed in books,
but our school library is so inviting and
pleasant, they flock there at
lunch times.

The girls love it too!
Sorry it is sideways, I tried about 20 times to rotate it as well as link it. Just lie down and look , OK?


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#408388 - Wed Feb 27 2008 06:51 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Telly, your pictures are absolutely beautiful! They're breathtakingly gorgeous.
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#408389 - Wed Feb 27 2008 07:37 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Liz, does the river never freeze over, even in the depths of winter?

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#408390 - Wed Feb 27 2008 09:21 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Oddly enough, agony, a bit further downstream it is frozen, just above a small dam where there is an ice boom. This just happens to be where I am every Thursday. I'll try to walk along a few blocks and get one of the ice boom (though it's meant to be -10 C tomorrow, so it might not be then...)

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#408391 - Wed Feb 27 2008 10:49 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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The reason I've added this sign is the design was replaced around the late 60s but now and then you still come across some of the old style. This is in Willesden approaching Walm Lane, should anyone actually know it.

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#408392 - Wed Feb 27 2008 11:05 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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This is a panorama of Pali Lookout on Oahu.




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#408393 - Wed Feb 27 2008 11:32 AM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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This is the view from our hotel balcony, over the medieval rooftops of the historic town of Taggia where we spent last week-end.


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#408394 - Wed Feb 27 2008 05:50 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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While in Biloxi, Mississippi last weekend I took a tour of the local cemetary. It looks as though vandals had broken into this mausoleum but it's hard to say since this cemetary sits within 100 yards of the Gulf of Mexico and this area of the coast was hit by a few hurricanes in the past couple of years, including Hurricane Katrina. The date on the broken side read 1913-1942, I believe.

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#408395 - Wed Feb 27 2008 06:29 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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I spotted this fellow on my neighbour's roof this afternoon. He's all puffed up to keep warm.


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#408396 - Thu Feb 28 2008 01:28 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Here's one of our underground stations which is overground (Underground is the name of the London train system but many lines come to the surface in the suburbs). Willesden Green.

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#408397 - Thu Feb 28 2008 02:16 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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Here's one you don't see everyday. An interesting sign in the middle of the cemetary.

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#408398 - Thu Feb 28 2008 02:53 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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This will be my last Hawaii photo. I took this the last evening of our stay. It's a little dark but it was a beautiful evening and they had a local band on the beach playing. We sat on a bench and had ice cream. Sigh!!



Now I want to relate a story that happened just after taking this photo. There was an elderly couple, he sat on the bench with us and his wife was in a wheelchair. They both had windbreakers on and asked us where ours were. We laughed and said we found it quite warm after where we had come from. The gentleman asked where we were from, Winnipeg I replied. Oh I know where that is, my mother and father were married there and I was born there. He started his career with TCA (Trans Canada Airlines) there in 1962. He later moved to the States. They were now retired and living in Honolulu. I was amazed, we travelled thousands of miles, sit down on a park bench next to complete strangers and he turns out to be from my home town. The world is a small place.
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#408399 - Thu Feb 28 2008 03:05 PM Re: Photo-a-day - February 2008
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My last image of the San Benedetto festival last week-end. On Saturday night, some brave though foolhardy souls set off huge handheld fireworks. Some of these explode, but fortunately there were no serious accidents!


You can see the full size image, plus a few short video clips at Taggia Fireworks

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#408400 - Thu Feb 28 2008 03:49 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.
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