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#432688 - Sat Aug 02 2008 01:06 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Ooo, I love fresh green beans, Santana - enjoy!

During our July trip to northern California and Oregon, we visited Battery Point Lighthouse in Crescent City, CA. It became an active lighthouse in 1856.

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#432689 - Sat Aug 02 2008 01:43 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Nice pic disgel, are you a bagger or was it just a photo moment ?

Bagger = lighthouse enthusiast.

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#432690 - Sat Aug 02 2008 02:24 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Hello all. Relatively new to the Trivia site and delighted to find a forum dedicated to one of my favorite hobbies. I look forward to viewing all the good work everyone shares. Haven't had time to download pictures from this morning's trip to the Farmer's Market so will post my Mother's neighbor's sunflowers.


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#432691 - Sat Aug 02 2008 02:33 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Welcome Tredici - beautiful sunflowers. I love farmers' markets so look forward to seeing your pictures.

This is a passageway I sometimes take - it does say 'mind your head' and was built long before planning regulations on head height became law!

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#432692 - Sat Aug 02 2008 05:20 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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That is so lovely Lilyali! I love gateways and doorways, they fascinate me!
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#432693 - Sat Aug 02 2008 06:39 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Ach, I was already jealous of TW and the airshow, now I'm jealous of picqero and the auto show... Welcome Tredici, love the sunflowers. Love the lighthouse and the short-people's passageway (I usually don't need to duck!) and all the other shots.

This was taken this afternoon whilst I waited to change buses downtown, in my attempt to make it home before the storm. Not much of a photo, but it shows the clouds I was racing. I just made it, as the rain started as I put my key in my front door.


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#432694 - Sat Aug 02 2008 07:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Today I had a date with my husband! We were able to spend 15 minutes together sharing a video-teleconference sponsored by his unit. I took my camera with me and got a few snaps.
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#432695 - Sat Aug 02 2008 11:05 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Terrific pic, burgGurl. Also I love the sunflowers -- welcome!

I have two plumeria (frangipani) trees in pots. The winters here aren't kind to tropical plants, so I drag them into the house when it gets cold. As much as I am getting tired of the hot weather (and it's hot), the plumerias are thriving. The one with white flowers has started to bloom. The flowers smell so good.


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#432696 - Sun Aug 03 2008 12:48 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Loch Ness sorry no monster one day though i will get a pic of it
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#432697 - Sun Aug 03 2008 04:21 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Oh BurgGurl that photo almost made me cry. Glad you enjoyed chatting to your hubby. Any idea when he may be home?

bhs those frangipani flowers are beautiful.

Welcome Tredici - lovely sunflower.

Lovely lighthouse djsgal - makes you want to live in it.

Love the red devil shots TW and also the motor show pics picqero.
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#432698 - Sun Aug 03 2008 04:40 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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I visited Hereford on Friday to see the Mappa Mundi, (no photography allowed!) and thought this building was quite beautiful, sitting right in the middle of the shopping area.


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#432699 - Sun Aug 03 2008 05:04 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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More fabby photo's everyone!
Ren I love the stained glass window, so beautiful
Lilyalli, the colour of the foliage against the old brickwork of the building is sooo pretty.
This photo is not the best quality I'm afraid, quite blurred, I have tried to sharpen it a little but I wanted you to see it, it is of an amazing sunset one night, the tree's in the drive looked as if they were on fire

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#432700 - Sun Aug 03 2008 07:36 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Oh BurgGurl that photo almost made me cry. Glad you enjoyed chatting to your hubby. Any idea when he may be home?




Rumour has it that he could be home in as little as nine months but I don't want to get my hopes up. We can also expect him home for R&R for about three weeks somewhere in the interim, hopefully it'll be sometime after the Christmas holidays, it would then be a real "Mid-Tour" break. Some of those poor guys have already had to take their R&R early and will not see their families again for close to a year. Personally I don't think it's great for morale to force them to take that break so early into a deployment, they only just left three months ago.


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Keep posting those beautiful shots everyone, Summer is slipping away!

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#432701 - Sun Aug 03 2008 10:47 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Clear Lake on a nice sunny day.

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#432702 - Sun Aug 03 2008 11:10 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Hereford is such a lovely town isnt it Maggie. Love the Loch, Gary, no monsters though!
Can remember a holiday many moons ago, where they put frangipane blossoms on your pillow each night... smelt gorgeous. Lovely piccis everyone..
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#432703 - Sun Aug 03 2008 11:55 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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I love them all, per usual, but your's BurgGurl was very special. Thank you for sharing such a precious moment with us. Your son and the *DAD and teddy bear* behind him....Gotta stop, I am tearing up again.
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#432704 - Sun Aug 03 2008 03:00 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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I thought about posting this image in the recent reflections thread, as I'm reflected in the central plaque taking the photo. It's a set of polished marble wallplaques in the Jewish Okopowa cemetery in Warsaw, where there are about 250,000 marked graves plus a number of mass graves dating from the German occupation of WWII and the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. The plaques are a tribute to the children who smuggled food into the ghetto, saving the lives of many people.




The cemetery occupies a huge area, and the trees which grow freely amongst the gravestones create a uniquely brooding and melancholy atmosphere, as you can see here

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#432705 - Sun Aug 03 2008 03:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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This busy bee caught my eye this afternoon.


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#432706 - Sun Aug 03 2008 03:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Wow, great photos all, BurgGurl I was just thinking of you today in church when we talked about the troops overseas...glad you had a date, albeit a short one!! Prayers for his safe and speedy return.

No, not a 'bagger', smv - that's the first time I've heard that term though I know many people are lighthouse enthusiasts! Here's a shot from the lighthouse looking down the coast.

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#432707 - Sun Aug 03 2008 04:06 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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This poor old knight is in Newent Church in Gloucestershire. No one actually knows his name and he has lain there for about 700 years. His dog is at his feet, which I think means he had been to the crusades, and his wife is in there with him.

Here's a close up of his poor bashed-in face, and his wife, squeezed in beside him.
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g152/rensara/uk2008379.jpg


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#432708 - Sun Aug 03 2008 04:52 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Here's a little activity in West Kensington station. I'm collecting as many as possible for a Flickr group so gets me to all sorts of odd corners (like Barons Court which was the next in line).

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#432709 - Sun Aug 03 2008 05:29 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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BG, what a great date! I bet you hated for that call to end.

Welcome, Tredici. What beautiful flowers!

Liz, your bee photo is fantastic! I hope it was a zoom lens and you didn't have to get too close.

Great photos, everyone!

Here are some poppy's in Colorado. I'm going to have to get more photos; I'm about to wear out the vacation photos.

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#432710 - Sun Aug 03 2008 10:20 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Oh, Ren, I've been in that church! I have cousins in Newent!

Thanks ClaraSue Yes, I used my zoom lens, but bees and I get along well anyway. I talk to them.

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#432711 - Mon Aug 04 2008 12:21 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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This is the cruise boat that tours lake Geneva in Montreux. It takes you to Freddie Mercurys house when he lived there.
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#432712 - Mon Aug 04 2008 05:25 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Ren that style of tomb for the crusader knight was definitely the 'final choice' in fashion for the gentry of those bygone days. There are quite a number of them in local churches round here. They're a fascinating glimpse into the past.
ClaraSue, those poppies beside the peeling white fence makes a stunning image, and I've downloaded it as one of my desktop screensaver images.
I had my camera handy, when this plane flew close overhead this morning.


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