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#427601 - Tue Jul 15 2008 04:09 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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A beautiful day in London today. This is the Queen Victoria memorial outside Buckingham Palace.


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#427602 - Tue Jul 15 2008 07:10 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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We went to Mission: Wolf today, which is a wolf sanctuary in Colorado, and this is Magpie, the ambassador wolf that we got to meet. We were able to go into her enclosure with a couple of the volunteers. After our visit with the wolves, my husband's children volunteered for a couple of hours to help at the sanctuary. The kids will probably be volunteering for a couple of weeks next summer

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#427603 - Tue Jul 15 2008 10:07 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Just sitting on a bench by the river...


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#427604 - Tue Jul 15 2008 10:17 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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For the sake of brevity, want to say how much I've enjoyed ALL the photos the past few days ... would love to comment on them all. Particularly enjoyed the Edinburgh ones of course, .



This is the optical phenomenon "alpenglow" - a sight that just takes your breath away when you see in person. It was most common in the late summer and early autumns, and particularly stunning when driving through mountains.

Wasilla Lake, Wasilla Alaska 2006
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#427605 - Tue Jul 15 2008 11:07 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Gorgeous tree -- Royal Poinciana


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#427606 - Wed Jul 16 2008 12:32 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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This picture is of the beach at Berwick on Tweed. Taken from the train window on the way to scotland.
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#427607 - Wed Jul 16 2008 07:15 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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That's a great shot from the train, beautiful ocean.

This photo's from a recent walk. A highwire act, gone terribly awry?





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#427608 - Wed Jul 16 2008 07:59 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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This is the first cast iron bridge in the world at Ironbridge in Shropshire - a World Heritage site. Built in 1779, it spans the Severn Gorge. Taken this morning - sorry no sunshine today.

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#427609 - Wed Jul 16 2008 08:03 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Gorgeous tree -- Royal Poinciana





Far too many to comment on all, but fantastic everyone. bhs, that is one of the most gorgeous and unique trees I've 'never seen' - before now. Are they common in S. Carolina, or was that taken somewhere else?
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#427610 - Wed Jul 16 2008 08:36 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Clara, she looks so friendly! And I love all of the various water photos - lakes, rivers, bridges - such a nice break from my cubicle view!
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#427611 - Wed Jul 16 2008 08:47 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Jordandog, the royal poinciana is a tropical tree. I took that picture in the Bahamas. They get quite large and are beautiful when they are blooming. I grew up in Panama and there are a lot of them there.

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#427612 - Wed Jul 16 2008 08:50 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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View of Ironbridge

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#427613 - Wed Jul 16 2008 09:31 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Oh Sherry we went to Shropshire and walked across Ironbridge 2 years ago. Nice picture of the bridge and your picture smw. It is such a picturesque town, I just loved it. Thanks for the memories. I wonder where my photos are...
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#427614 - Wed Jul 16 2008 09:58 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Can't you tell that we get a lot of rain in this part of England - all that lush foliage. Still waiting for summer!
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#427615 - Wed Jul 16 2008 10:55 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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The Vulcan Bomber flies low almost directly over me in the grey skies above Farnborough (some camera zoom used). I hope the weather doesn't deteriorate too much for the Airshow public days.

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#427616 - Wed Jul 16 2008 11:04 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Gypsy, the wolf was very friendly. We have numerous photos of her giving us all kisses!

Here's another of one of my creative attempts at being a "real photographer" This is located in the mountains in central Colordo.

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#427617 - Wed Jul 16 2008 11:10 AM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Hope you had your earplugs in TW.

That is a beautiful shot Clarasue... love b&w photographs.
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#427618 - Wed Jul 16 2008 12:18 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Shellsie, unfortunately trainers hanging over telegraph poles normally indicate gang boundaries, and they are all over London. They called it subcultures when I did sociology and that's more or less what they are.

Here is the inside of the nice new (to me anyway) Jubilee line trains, including the maps, going through Stanmore.

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#427619 - Wed Jul 16 2008 01:01 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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I love your 'real photographer B & W shot ClaraSue, a real calender image.
I had no idea that trainers draped over electricity lines marked gang boundaries; you live and learn!
Here's an old English sheepdog, probably known to some of you as 'the Dulux dog', since the breed used to feature in well known paint adverts.

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#427620 - Wed Jul 16 2008 01:50 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Didnt know about the trainers thing either... oh the sheltered life us provincials lead!
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#427621 - Wed Jul 16 2008 02:08 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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I've looked it up and there's quite a discussion in Snopes, the gang theory was on the radio when I heard it but reported in a local paper since.

trainers on power lines
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#427622 - Wed Jul 16 2008 03:31 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Excellent discussion there, thank you for the link. theories abound. i have only seen this once before, with a pair of workboots. Unfortunately, my city is quite active and well known in the drug trade . It would never have occurred about the gang activity, my now makes some sense of some "initiation" rights we observed the other night on a nearby school grounds. scary stuff.
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#427623 - Wed Jul 16 2008 03:38 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Wow, I've really been enjoying all the photos of late, though I haven't posted for a few weeks. So many talented picture snappers! We took a vacation to 3 different national parks and returned a couple of days ago. Our first park was Redwood National Park in northern CA. Here's a "smallish" redwood in the afternoon sun.

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#427624 - Wed Jul 16 2008 04:40 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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Here is the return ride from Shanksville, PA


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#427625 - Wed Jul 16 2008 09:26 PM Re: Photo-a-day - July 2008
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djsgal,
Love your pic of the redwood! You need to read a book called "The Wild Trees" by Richard Preston. It's all about finding the tallest redwood. It's a fascinating true story.

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