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#432838 - Tue Aug 12 2008 09:19 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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#432839 - Tue Aug 12 2008 09:24 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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-Reinactments are so neat, picqero. I know the kids always loved the ones at Plymouth Village in Massachusettes when we lived there.
-Love all the photos!
-cinnam0n, I'm willing to bet there weren't many of those quiet times.
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#432840 - Tue Aug 12 2008 11:07 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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#432841 - Tue Aug 12 2008 12:14 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Mmmmm, chocolate flowers. (see my signature )
What a great looking zoo, Cinnam0n! And I just love clown fish. Is that Nemo?

The other day in California, ClaraSue just had to go swimming. Here she is jumping in after a stick. It took me days to get her to get in water when she was younger; now I can't keep her out.

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#432842 - Tue Aug 12 2008 12:27 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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I think this grey heron was confused, or maybe just optimistic, by the green blanket of algae on this canal siding!


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#432843 - Tue Aug 12 2008 05:17 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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I don't know if anyone remembers the "kitten diary" I created four years ago. Well, anyway, four years ago I rescued four kittens, two boys and two girls. The two boys were given to my co-worker and his wife and they named the two boys JD and Prince. Well, here's a picture of JD and Prince from a few days ago (JD is hugging Prince):



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Sorry, I've tried several times to get this down to 300 pixels, but it's not working.

Edit: Photo size reduced.


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#432844 - Tue Aug 12 2008 06:47 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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You can never go wrong with cat and dog photos, each one is special. And so pleased to see two otherwise stray cats now in good homes.

This is a very unappealing view today, but one which contains most of my life story. The old meets the new. I lived a couple of blocks (my estate is one of the few in Britain on a grid system) away from where I do now till I was 5, and back then the old railway bridge was the landmark home after the underground (which is overground here) one just before it at Brent Cross. To the right was a huge neon greyhound sign for Hendon greyhound track, with four coloured dogs running to the winning post every few seconds all night. I could never take my eyes off it. But there was a hideous traffic jam just the other side of the bridge before we could turn right which was relieved in the 70s by the concrete flyover you see ahead.
This is Staples Corner where the Edgware Road crosses the North Circular in Cricklewood, and another piece of local trivia is it was named after the huge bed factory on the left called Staples. They moved in the 90s and what took the space but a new warehouse for office equipment also called Staples. It took over a decade for me to discover this was an American company that located there totally randomly with no likely knowledge who was there before and the name of the area. What are the chances of that happening?



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#432845 - Tue Aug 12 2008 07:37 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Oh, DN, I remember your kitten diary! I followed it faithfully What a lovely pic of the boys.

I recently (today was my third outing) took up dragon boating, and about the only disagreeable thing about it had been having to paddle through some pretty thick weeds when coming in to dock. I was therefore very pleased to see this sight today - the weeds/algae all cleaned out and drying on the roadside. The little houseboat affair in the background glories in the the name "The Pelican". (Sorry for the quality, but as I don't take my camera in the boat I had to take this with my cell phone.)


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#432846 - Wed Aug 13 2008 12:47 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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This is the wonderful glencoe, a place where a terrible massacre took place.
It is a quiet and tranquil place except for the cars.
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#432847 - Wed Aug 13 2008 01:29 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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#432848 - Wed Aug 13 2008 09:45 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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This is another view I've known all my life, and was probably a part of what was called 'Swinging London' in the 60s. This is the centre of Hampstead and still has the coffee bars, posh clothes and furniture shops and markets but no longer dominated by hippies and 60s designs as it was back then.

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#432849 - Wed Aug 13 2008 10:42 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Sat, I am really enjoying your history of London photos.

Professor, what a tragedy the Glencoe Massacre was and such interesting reading, too.

Such wonderful sights to see when out riding bikes in California. Unfortunately, we had already eaten so didn't get to try the food at the restaurant.

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#432850 - Wed Aug 13 2008 11:43 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Suffolk cottages,traditionally pink. Not sure where but it may be Clare Village.
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#432851 - Wed Aug 13 2008 12:25 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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I'm really enjoying all the photos, though I have no new ones to share right now.
Liz, what is "dragon boating"? Will this be a new hobby for you?
ClaraSue, excellent flag photo, and looks like a neat place to hang out.
Ren, have you been to any of the equestrian events in your area?
Also I've loved all of the animal photos of late, pets and birds and all the critters.
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#432852 - Wed Aug 13 2008 12:27 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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I love those pink houses Ren; just a pity about the Police 'No Waiting' signs - though without them I suppose there'd be a lot of parked cars obscuring that delightful view !
David, did you take the central Hampstead photo at about 06.00 on Sunday morning? I used to drive down that road all too regularly, but can't ever recall seeing it as quiet as that
This delightful hydrangea is in a nearby garden, and has been in bloom for many weeks.

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#432853 - Wed Aug 13 2008 04:28 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Liz, I'm glad that you remembered the "Kitten Diary". The boys got big from the last time I saw them. When I rescued JD he and his sister Lucy were only an hour old, and Prince and Effelina were three days old when I took them from their mother.

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You can never go wrong with cat and dog photos, each one is special. And so pleased to see two otherwise stray cats now in good homes.




David, they weren't "strays". There mother was feral and I rescued them when they were infants. Stray means the kittens didn't have a home. If my co-worker and his wife didn't take the boys, I would have kept them. The same with their sister Lucy. So, none of the kittens that I rescued would have been "strays".

Well, here's my picture for today. This is my Uncle John's boxer:



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#432854 - Wed Aug 13 2008 05:21 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Yes, I remember the details of the kittens now. As I knew you also looked after the feral cats I got them all mixed up.

Picqero, I arrived at Whitestone Pond and there wasn't a car or person on the road for a good few minutes. I said in my whole life I'd never seen that, and although there were bunches of cars there were gaps like that all the way down as you can see. All the roads have been dead quiet the last few weeks and can only make the most of it until everyone gets back from holiday soon.
And ClaraSue, so pleased you like the history. On my photo site any shot that has changed or has a story with it has it on the caption as when you've lived in the same area all your life each place has an awful lot attached to it. I could never leave it now.


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#432855 - Wed Aug 13 2008 06:48 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Ren, have you been to any of the equestrian events in your area?




I haven't, but many local people have and are getting really knowledgeable about the rules of dressage, etc. Up to now, most associate the horse with Happy Valley and Shatin Racecourses where breathtaking amounts are gambolled about 3 times a week . I didnt go, although I could have bought tickets about 50 bucks a piece..
As to Dragon Boat races, for which I admire Liz's stamina if she is going to take part, these originated in China and now seem worldwide events. It is a very exciting but knackering sport.
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#432856 - Wed Aug 13 2008 09:46 PM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Mark and I went to the Ekka (the Royal Queensland Show) on the weekend. This photo is of one of the displays.

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#432857 - Thu Aug 14 2008 01:16 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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The road beneath the Central station is Known as the Highland Umbrella. The reason for this is that when the people from the Highlands moved down to Glasgow for work, They spoke their native tongue Gaelic and on a sunday they would meet up and speak to others in their native tongue, others knew to meet there so they could be steered in the right direction for work.
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#432858 - Thu Aug 14 2008 03:54 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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I couldn't quite get a clear shot of Thomas The Tank Engine on our recent visit to the Watercress Line (in Hampshire) but Thomas didn't look as if he minded too much:

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#432859 - Thu Aug 14 2008 04:10 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Ren - the village in Suffolk is Cavendish, between Clare and Long Melford. I always think it epitomises a typical Suffolk village. Lovely to see Suffolk pics - lived in Lavenham for many years


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#432860 - Thu Aug 14 2008 05:44 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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Oh right, thanks again Sherry! Yes we went to a craft fair in Clare, a lovely Manor House, and then stopped at a pub on the green in Cavendish for dinner.I agree, it ios a glorious part of the country.
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#432861 - Thu Aug 14 2008 06:30 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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A black headed gull in summer plumage. The head is actually dark brown, and reverts to white later in the year.


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#432862 - Thu Aug 14 2008 07:09 AM Re: Photo-a-day - August 2008
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It rained all day yesterday. Right as it was getting dark, the rain stopped and a little blue appeared in the sky.


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