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#427501 - Tue Jul 08 2008 12:14 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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A handsome cock snapped on holiday in France recently...



Really like the holyhock and Bleeding heart photogaphs..
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#427502 - Tue Jul 08 2008 12:40 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Was walking over the oldest covered bridge in Luzerne, was a third of way over looked over and saw this view, thought that would make a fab photo so snapped away
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#427503 - Tue Jul 08 2008 01:34 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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I "think" this is some kind of bromeliad that just came into bloom. It is in the entrance to our complex ...




such a nice assortment of photos lately - what an odd place for a stork nest, gary; you can come wash my car anytime argus, really shiny ! you're g'kids look lovely sherry , and the rooster ... delicious! haha

and smw ... just how do you pronounce that? Hexenlochmühle in Furtwangen-Neukirch ? lol

your flower tree is amazing lilyalli, how inventive. that is a beautiful piece of architecture , lady1, as is your neighbourhood satguru. great capture of happiness, gypsy. TW, your hollyhock is gorgeous. my mother grew them, and it has been many years since i have seen one. argus? i adore your bleeding hearts, just wonderful. whoever named them sure gave them the perfect name, didn't they? the blue eyed cat is so neat clara-sue, i wouldn't mind her crouching on my fence! a last, but not least, what a lovely herd of lilypads spanish liz.

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#427504 - Tue Jul 08 2008 01:58 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Shelly, think that this is a clivia.

Its Hexenlockmoola as in lots of moola..lol



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#427505 - Tue Jul 08 2008 02:35 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Yes, Ozz you are correct, it is the Hohenzollem Building. I think it is a museum now.

These buildings are on Poststrasse Street which was renamed Daniel Tjongarero Street, Swakopmund, Namibia.



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#427506 - Tue Jul 08 2008 03:47 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Sue, you go girl! It's great to enjoy your visit vicariously. Keep posting those photos, Sue and Sara!



Sea lions at Pier 39 in San Francisco.


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#427507 - Tue Jul 08 2008 05:23 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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McShellsie that IS a lovely clivia. (Actually I had no idea thats what it was, but now know and can show off about knowing what it is when people ask about mine!)
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#427508 - Tue Jul 08 2008 09:01 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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At a Bed & Breakfast in Colorado where we stayed, the owner's dog looked really neat. I believe he was a Chow-Chow mix that had been very matted so they shaved him.



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#427509 - Tue Jul 08 2008 11:42 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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#427510 - Tue Jul 08 2008 11:47 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Great pictures of Sue and Ren there, and the kid in the sprinkler is the sort of thing studios spend hours setting up and just as good as any they've produced.

Like roads, railways have their own scenery around them, and many are a lot more rural than the areas around them as they are often lined with trees. This is West Ealing platform and beyond which is a far more industrial view.

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#427511 - Tue Jul 08 2008 12:08 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Think that the little boy in the sprinkler would look great as a black and white photograph.
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#427512 - Tue Jul 08 2008 02:43 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Geraniums and such.



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#427513 - Wed Jul 09 2008 12:41 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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My first sighting of a Bison, up in Scotland


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#427514 - Wed Jul 09 2008 02:09 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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The ruins of Montgomery castle on the Welsh borders.



Love the bison Gary.... was he friendly?
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#427515 - Wed Jul 09 2008 02:36 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Your pot of blooms is so colourful Argus. That shot in Lucerne from under the bridge, is such a great shot of the buildings lining the water. It reminds me in so many ways (not architecture mind you) of the sights along the Liffey in Dublin. Now your bison, what a magnificent specimen, Prof. Is there a difference between a buffalo and a bison? A Canadian should know that, they are native here but I have never seen one other than in a wild life preserve in Alberta. What is one doing in Scotland? OK "TWO" lol And clivia it is, thank you sherry. It seems to be unanimous . Clara Sue, i love the pooches bushy face! Those sea lions in San Franciso certainly overrun the docks, i hear they are a nuisance there, as they also are here where i live. The fisherman shoot them unfortunately.

One can never see too many castles or ruins, Montgomery is a beauty Sherry!



This photo is just a shot of the bluest of summer skies on a walk in Hemer Park (128 acres) south of the city. It's a lovely park, bordered on one side by a lake, and through the circuitous and criss-crossing trails, the other side ends up at a Marsh where lots of different birds migrate to and fro. This is a very peaceful park, sort of an unkept secret. I once had a great blue heron land only a couple yards in front of me there. I was shocked to a standstill to have this miracle drop in from the skies.

But it was a 'Murphys Law' kind of thing for my camera battery to go dead at exactly that moment. So we just gazed into each others eyes - my camera useless at my side. I will never forget the greatness of the moment.
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#427516 - Wed Jul 09 2008 03:31 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Yes Bee he seemed friendly although i'd not want to get to close.Love the castle ruins is part of our heritage,

Nice pic of Blue sky and the tree MCshelsie, have to say Switzerland has some wonderful arcitecture.
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#427517 - Wed Jul 09 2008 04:13 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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We tried to go to the Lavender Farm on Monday to take photos as the harvest is just ready for cutting but they were closed so this is just from the carpark.

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#427518 - Wed Jul 09 2008 04:16 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Those sea lions in San Franciso certainly overrun the docks, i hear they are a nuisance there...




I don't know if they are a nuisance but they are certainly a tourist attraction.

They are also very noisy. You can hear them barking (?) all over Fisherman's Wharf. Arf! Arf! Arf!
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#427519 - Wed Jul 09 2008 04:22 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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This is the north-east blockhouse at Fort Ross in Northern California. Fort Ross was a Russian fort and settlement established in 1812, mostly to protect Russia's fur trading interests in America. That's Maynooth in the window!
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#427520 - Wed Jul 09 2008 08:00 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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I'll bet not many Brits in the south of England are venturing out today if they don't have to! The weather is awful. I might normally have tried to get the camera a bit closer to take this photo but it was just too wet. So, it was taken from inside the house with the patio door open. Not bad focus seeing as how the camera was hand-held with the lens at 18x zoom in poor light. That's maybe more why I'm showing it than for the subject . It demonstrates hows how well image stabilization can work! (Cropping and some sharpening done in the computer software.)



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#427521 - Wed Jul 09 2008 08:37 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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TW - I like the way the rain (which hasn't reached here yet!) makes the leaves glisten.

Yesterday I bought some samphire at the local market. I prefer mine with butter, but most people I know like it with vinegar. It's a bit messy to prepare as you cook it with the roots attached (after washing off the mud) and then rinsing. The fleshy part is then stripped using your fingers and can be eaten hot or cold. Sometimes we venture along the coast and pick our own. This local delicacy is only around for about 6 weeks.



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#427522 - Wed Jul 09 2008 08:48 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Have never seen so many Storks in one place.

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#427523 - Wed Jul 09 2008 10:46 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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I'll bet not many Brits in the south of England are venturing out today if they don't have to! The weather is awful.



Well, some of us have been out. Having just returned from 12 days in the Adriatic, we've actually been to a wedding today! Very different weather, but a nice change from the hot sunshine of Venice, Croatia, and Greece.
I've looked through all the recent images posted, and what a variety! This is an everyday scene in Venice; the boat behind the gondola is a taxi, and you may be able to see a floating crane, and delivery boats, etc in the background.

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#427524 - Wed Jul 09 2008 12:47 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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I agree picqero, what a variety, indeed Lovely pictures, everyone!

And picqero, I love your picture of Venice. Great shot! I'd love to go there some day.
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#427525 - Wed Jul 09 2008 12:50 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Ah picqero, that looks the place to be! Mind you, there are times when parts of our country have looked like a miniature version of it ..but without the sunshine.
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