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#432913 - Mon Aug 18 2008 06:57 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Another photo from my ramble with the boys yesterday. Here's a pretty Weeping Willow (just for Ren), in a clearing in the forest:

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#432914 - Mon Aug 18 2008 06:58 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Hmm, I *did* (or thought I did) resize that photo, just like the one yesterday. Is P-B playing games with me, or does the photo show up the right size for everybody else?
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#432915 - Mon Aug 18 2008 07:14 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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It looks fine to me, Santana, and that's a lovely willow.
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#432916 - Mon Aug 18 2008 07:15 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Yes it shows up as correct size. Try hitting your page refresh button; that always works for me.

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#432917 - Mon Aug 18 2008 07:23 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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The photo is the right size. The one yesterday was 800x599 pixels (the original photo is the one linked to below the edited one). You can always check the dimensions of a photo being displayed by right-clicking on it and choosing 'Properties' from the menu. The pixel sizes are shown there.
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#432918 - Mon Aug 18 2008 07:36 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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.....and another glimpse of weeping willow for Ren.

This pond, much of it out of shot - it's about the length of a football (soccer) pitch, is nearly completely covered with flowering lilies. I walked a route I normally drive and had not noticed from the car. There is a lesson to be learnt here.

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#432919 - Mon Aug 18 2008 07:42 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Beautiful orchid - another fan of green and white plants I see.
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#432920 - Mon Aug 18 2008 08:48 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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I don't know what this plant is called, but it grows like a weed in parts of my garden. OK as a foliage plant though, quite heavily scented, and insects and snails don't seem to like it.


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#432921 - Mon Aug 18 2008 10:34 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Your garden must be fairly moist then, I have tried growing this a number of times and it fails miserably.
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#432922 - Mon Aug 18 2008 10:35 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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It's called
Chameleon plant (Houttuynia cordata)

Me too Sue it likes moisture and I think must also like an acid soil.


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#432923 - Mon Aug 18 2008 12:00 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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I took loads of photos yesterday and was so busy labelling them I forgot to post one here...
This is the office block in Colliers Wood where I delivered to when I drove a van in the 80s. It was a huge building company then but probably divided between many companies now.

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#432924 - Tue Aug 19 2008 12:59 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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A picture of Hartsholme lake near me and there are many wildfowl on this lake
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#432925 - Tue Aug 19 2008 01:07 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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I only have one helper, honestly, but when we have a BBQ I seem to collect a few more! Here they are relaxing in the garden.
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#432926 - Tue Aug 19 2008 01:07 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Here's another one from our stroll on Sunday. It's a little natural fountain in the forest which has had this little structure built up around it. My kids invariably get themselves soaked when we get close to it .

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#432927 - Tue Aug 19 2008 08:16 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Shades of Busby Berkeley and Esther Williams:


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#432928 - Tue Aug 19 2008 09:19 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Thanks for the answers to my foliage query, ie, chameleon plant. It seems to grow just fine, in full sun or shade, in my garden. I try to confine its spread by digging it out, but it always comes back; great in pots, but mustn't be allowed to spread.

Identical twins - maybe? A pair of mallard drakes.



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#432929 - Tue Aug 19 2008 09:55 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Great photos, everyone.

Since we're in the South (not too far from bhs ), I thought I'd take this photo of a house I really liked.

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#432930 - Tue Aug 19 2008 10:20 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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ClaraSue,
That's definitely Lowcountry architecture!

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#432931 - Tue Aug 19 2008 10:35 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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... back home from Scotland. Spent a great couple of hours catching up with all the wonderful photos. Welcome to the new members.




Sunset creating the shadow of 'Air Jazz' (Air Canada) - the return landing on Vancouver Island - the final leg of a long journey that included delayed flights and missed connections. Home Sweet Home.
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#432932 - Tue Aug 19 2008 10:51 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Welcome home Shelley: poignant picci that.
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#432933 - Tue Aug 19 2008 10:56 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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We're also back from a long weekend in Yosemite National Park - that's our 6th national park this year, and we've now seen all 8 parks in California. Really enjoyed catching up on all the photos - bhs, is your house considered "antebellem", and if so does it have any historic status? Just curious to know!

Here's a photo on the way to Yosemite - Mt. Whitney, the peak on the right, is the tallest peak in the US outside of Alaska. Interestingly, it's also very near the lowest point in North American, Death Valley.

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#432934 - Tue Aug 19 2008 10:57 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Hello Shelley- that was a long and complicated journey!

This is a train that's just left Hadley Wood station

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#432935 - Tue Aug 19 2008 11:15 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Welcome Back Shelley you have been missed
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#432936 - Tue Aug 19 2008 12:21 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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djsgal,
The house is indeed antebellum (1825) and it is an historic house. However, that doesn't mean anyone besides me helps to relieve all its aches and pains.

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#432937 - Tue Aug 19 2008 02:01 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Here's a photo on the way to Yosemite - Mt. Whitney, the peak on the right, is the tallest peak in the US outside of Alaska. Interestingly, it's also very near the lowest point in North American, Death Valley.




That image brought memories. Some years ago I hiked with a friend to within 1,000 feet of the summit of Mt. Whitney, but we were beaten back by deep snow. After descending we drove next day to Death Valley, and what a contrast! I'd love to return, but somehow doubt if I'll ever make it

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