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#416134 - Tue Apr 15 2008 04:35 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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The bluebells are just out in my garden, half way between TW and Picqero.

Here's the Hampstead Garden Suburb church hall where I competed in the regular horticultural show for many years (and won a good few prizes).

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#416135 - Tue Apr 15 2008 10:06 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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The river is due to crest tomorrow, and one village just north of here is sandbagging like mad, with several roads closed. This is the river just before it passes the downtown area, around two o'clock this afternoon. I wouldn't like to live in one of the houses on the right of the photo. The footpath on the left is actually underwater on the other side of the bridge in the distance.


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#416136 - Tue Apr 15 2008 10:22 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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I know it's dangerous, but it is so beautiful, Liz.
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#416137 - Tue Apr 15 2008 11:52 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Is the river level likely to rise that much every year when the snow melts ..or is that unusually high?
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#416138 - Wed Apr 16 2008 07:00 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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You almost expect to see people surfing on the river Liz.
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#416139 - Wed Apr 16 2008 08:34 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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I agree, both dangerous and beautiful and I felt strangely drawn to it. This is the highest I have seen the river in my three Springs here, but we had a lot more snow than usual this winter which is what is causing it. There weren't any surfers, but the day before my sister watched people in kayaks on this very stretch!

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#416140 - Wed Apr 16 2008 11:55 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Must be great for the white water kayakers and even rafters, but worrying for those with riverfront houses.
This is our 14 month grandson, whom we're looking after for a few days while his parents have some major building work done on their home.
He's a bundle of mischief, and needs constant supervision


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#416141 - Wed Apr 16 2008 01:01 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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What a cutie, picqero. And such beautiful blue eyes!
Liz, your river looks so wild and untamed. I'd love to be able to see it.

We spent the day yesterday at my sister-in-law's farm. She and her husband raise turkeys, dogs, and have a few horses. I took a bunch of pictures so I'll be sharing farm photos for the next few days.

Here's one of the turkey houses.

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#416142 - Wed Apr 16 2008 01:43 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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First little flower of the year. A little crocus.


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#416143 - Wed Apr 16 2008 04:32 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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I'm in the doors and windows group on Flickr and we have some lovely examples of arts and crafts architecture in Golders Green.

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#416144 - Wed Apr 16 2008 05:15 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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This strange looking speciman is an Egyptian Goose (related to the shelduck, so not technically a goose) one of a pair, which have settled on a local village pond. I have never seen one before, so did some research (and chatted to a man in a van - who had spent his lunch hour warding off a heron from attacking the baby ducks). Apparently in the UK they are found only in East Anglia, predominantly Norfolk, and originally were an ornamental species which escaped into the wild. There are not many breeding pairs, possibly 300 odd, so I think I was lucky to see them.

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#416145 - Wed Apr 16 2008 07:38 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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My sister and I saw a movie together this afternoon, and afterwards went to have another look at the river. One of the kayakers was nice enough to come back again! They go into the rough area backwards, and ride it for as long as they can. Fascinating to watch.



This is my first attempt at using Photobucket's new edit feature for cropping an image. Gets you a bit closer.


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#416146 - Thu Apr 17 2008 11:28 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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This is a photo of a poster in a bus shelter near where I work. The poster is for the 75th anniversary of Lotterywest, the official state lottery of Western Australia. The poster features a photo of a group of people (a workplace syndicate) who won the Lottery 40 years ago. The original photo was retrieved from the Lotterywest archives for the promotion and resulted in a reunion of the people involved, which has been featured in the newspaper and on television.

What makes this picture special is that the gentleman featured in the centre of the photo is a very dear friend of ours. Unfortunately, the vandals haven't wasted any time in defacing the poster in the bus shelter. When Maynooth gets home, I am going to see if he can edit the graffiti out of my photo. I've never done photo editing (other than cropping and taking out the red eye).
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#416147 - Thu Apr 17 2008 12:10 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Here's a typical local view taken at random from a traffic jam, someone loading a van in Hornsey.

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#416148 - Thu Apr 17 2008 01:45 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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This little fellow was strutting his stuff for me the other day while I was visiting my sister-in-law's turkey farm .

Take a look at where he lives with 1300 others.


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#416149 - Thu Apr 17 2008 10:04 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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I don't know what this is (it might even be a weed), but it is the first thing to flower in my garden this Spring! Yay


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#416150 - Fri Apr 18 2008 09:00 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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It's not just Holland which has windmills. This one, Cromer Mill, is only 15 miles north of us and dates from the 17th century.

Larger image here


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#416151 - Fri Apr 18 2008 10:37 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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I've been away for a few days, but I was able to see all the great photos that have been posted. Love the turkeys, ClaraSue and gorgeous flower, Liz!

We visited the Grand Canyon Monday and Tuesday - here is a shot from the South Rim.

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#416152 - Fri Apr 18 2008 04:05 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Wow, great picture of the Grand Canyon, djsgal. All the pictures I have of the canyon are smoke filled from fires when I visited a few years back. I need to get back there and see what it really looks like. And I love the windmill, picqero.

This mural of a lighthouse scene is on the side of a business in downtown Ozark, Arkansas (where my sister-in-law lives). Ozark is a very small little community about 30 miles east of Fort Smith, Arkansas.


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#416153 - Fri Apr 18 2008 05:45 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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As well as photos I also draw and paint some local scenes, this is one I just did of Golders Green, and am now correcting all the errors I found in it.

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#416154 - Fri Apr 18 2008 10:18 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Love the mural! Satguru, the drawing looks pretty good from here.

My sister and I went scrapbooking tonight, and I whimsically snapped these two paper cutting tools.


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#416155 - Fri Apr 18 2008 10:36 PM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Liz, I have the same cutting tool (not the scissors)!
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#416156 - Sat Apr 19 2008 03:57 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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This bronze sculpture is called Eliza. Eliza is located offshore in the Swan River, Perth, near where I work. She commemorates the site of the famous Crawley Baths, which opened in 1914 and were demolished in 1964. Perth had no public swimming pools until 1962 so this was where generations of West Australian children took their swimming lessons. In its time, it was the largest enclosed body of water in the Southern Hemisphere. This is a rare shot of Eliza with no "accessories". People seem to take great delight in swimming or rowing out to her and dressing her. Hardly a week goes by without her sporting some new outfit, much to the chagrin of the authorities. For example, she sported a colourful bra for Breast Cancer Awareness Week and an Ozzie flag skirt for Australia Day.
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#416157 - Sat Apr 19 2008 05:04 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Yikes ! A rather "Armageddon"-ish view from the front porch this morning at just 6:30, I thought. Certainly grabbed the attention, though, so I thought I'd share it...

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#416158 - Sat Apr 19 2008 08:32 AM Re: Photo-a-day - April 2008
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Great sunrise shot, Gats!

This little restaurant in Arkansas is quite the place to eat if you like Bar-B-Que. I've never been a fan of that type of food, but this place has fantastic food. Everybody else thinks so because it's difficult to find an empty table during lunch and on weekends in the evenings.

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