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#503790 - Sun Dec 27 2009 08:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Spanishliz, that photo of Precious is just so darn precious! She looks like she's well settled in.
Martin, that cake sounds delicious, I'm sure there wasn't a crumb left!
DeputyGary, that's a lovely flash of colour in among the snow. I do so love cardinals.
MotherGoose, that is a lovely capture! What a nice view for lunch. (Both yours and the birds)

Pink House

Another colourful house in my town. It's the custom here to paint the outside of one's house in December, in time for Christmas. Every time I pass by this house, I think of strawberry cheesecake icecream.....
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#503791 - Mon Dec 28 2009 11:39 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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You can make them for me Martin, jam, cream and icing, the only things that make a sponge edible.

Here's one of a number of different modernist houses on a road in Burgh Heath in Surrey. This has changed the windows for double glazing but used the correct replacements.

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#503792 - Mon Dec 28 2009 07:10 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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I'm happy to report that the cake WAS quite tasty, though somewhat messy because the icing wasn't completely set.

I went past this building which is a playplace for children. All well and good except for the name: 'Freddie's Funhouse'. Somehow, I couldn't get beyond the image of the lickle boys and girls being welcomed by Freddie Kruger.

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#503793 - Mon Dec 28 2009 09:02 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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... because the icing wasn't completely set.




All the better to pick up the crumbs with.

Green House

Another colourful house I pass on my walks. Because this country is prone to earthquakes, all roofs are tin which are the safest in the event of a quake.
In reference to another thread, it's quite acceptable to hang your laundry on the line here.
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#503794 - Tue Dec 29 2009 01:11 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Mags, I'm loving the pictures of the colorful houses in Costa Rica. Both the pink and the green houses are so pretty! Keep them coming
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#503795 - Tue Dec 29 2009 03:31 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Long time no see! I've been enjoying catching up on the photos everybody's been posting. This morning I went on a mini-photo expedition to Bennett Valley, just a handful of miles north of me:


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#503796 - Tue Dec 29 2009 08:11 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Thank you minkpenny! I was wondering what to post today, so here's........

Orange House


Another colourful house in my town. The mountain you see in the background is covered in coffee bushes with taller shade trees.
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#503797 - Tue Dec 29 2009 09:45 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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A bit late but I have had horrific PC troubles over Christmas. Here is our local Christmas shop. Its a real Aladdin's cave in there.
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#503798 - Wed Dec 30 2009 06:53 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Another photo from our recent holiday. We did a behind-the-scenes zoo tour. It included a "meet a cheetah" tour. We were actually allowed to go into the cheetah enclosure and pet them. I have tons of photos of me petting them but I can't post them here because of our "no people" rule. So here's one of just the cheetah!
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#503799 - Wed Dec 30 2009 07:04 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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What a lovely store, ren! Glad you've got your computer problems sorted out, too.

Continuing the walk around Orosi:
Traditional Blue & White House


In the old days, almost all houses were painted blue and white to represent the Costa Rican flag, with the colour red being represented by the clay tiled roof. Today clay tiles are not used, due to this being an earthquake-prone country. This owner has represented the red in the tiled pathway.
Wiki link to picture of Costa Rican flag
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#503800 - Wed Dec 30 2009 07:05 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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We were posting at the same time, MG. What a beautiful animal! Not many people can say they've petted a cheetah!
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#503801 - Wed Dec 30 2009 03:42 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Something else painted in a variety of coloUrs. This is one of the earliest models of tank from WWI, the only surviving Mark I tank in fact. This one is a Male as it has cannons. The Female tanks were only equipped with machine guns. Due to the engines being housed in the same area as the crew, carbon monoxide poisoning was a big problem.



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#503802 - Wed Dec 30 2009 03:57 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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I've been collecting American type views ever since I watched Chips in the 70s. This is one I took earlier (about 1987) up the road from here in Colindale, but still looks pretty much the same.



Many of mine are in England but have a fair collection of the real thing as well.
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#503803 - Wed Dec 30 2009 05:26 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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I pop in here every day, but rarely have time to comment or participate, which is a shame.

I have loved seeing all your photos, but have particularly enjoyed the colourful houses in Costa Rica, they're fantastic!

Today I do have a photo to share. It's not a particularly good photo, but the subject should bring a grin to your faces.

Here are my (almost 14 yo) daughter's brand new 'shoes':

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#503804 - Wed Dec 30 2009 06:30 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Thanks Mags, I nearly lost my mind..(shut up Sue!)
More from the Christmas shop. They spring up all over here at this time.

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#503805 - Thu Dec 31 2009 05:04 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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More photos from our zoo tour. We spent a considerable amount of time in the cage with these cotton-top tamarins. I have many pictures of myself with these two little fellows sitting on my head and shoulders but, as noted above, I can't post them. We fed them grapes which is a real treat for them, so their affection for me was purely "cupboard love".
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#503806 - Thu Dec 31 2009 06:55 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Gosh Mother Goose, I have never seen those. Aren't they just fascinating? Almost like stuffed toys. How wonderful to get in and pet them.
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#503807 - Thu Dec 31 2009 01:11 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Today is my nephew's birthday & his sister made him a cake. A much better effort than mine I think you'll agree.

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#503808 - Thu Dec 31 2009 03:37 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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I agree with Ren, Mother Goose's animals really do look like stuffed toys!

Home made sausage rolls
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#503809 - Thu Dec 31 2009 04:46 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Satguru, I think BurgerKing must be world-wide now, they seem to be everywhere. We even have one in Cartago, although it costs twice as much to eat there than at a local restaurant.
Those are cool shoes, Santana, I remember that fabric pattern was 'cool' in the 60's (or 'dead gear' actually ) Most fashions eventually make a return trip. Thank you for your comment too, I'm glad you're enjoying the splashes of colour in my town.
MotherGoose, those critters are so exotically cute! Martin, that cake looks yummy.
Mmmmm mmm mmm, I love sausage rolls, and those look so good, Jane!

I found this petroglyph during a walk on the mountain yesterday.



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#503810 - Thu Dec 31 2009 07:35 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Optional, choose your favourite photo from this month, No prizes!You can choose your own picture. You can only choose one.Mine this month goes to Zorba's bangle stall in India( 6th Dec) So colourful.
I agree it was impossible to choose one though.


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#503811 - Thu Dec 31 2009 09:17 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Martin, cakes and many other food looks great in the shop window but not when you eat it, don't worry how yours looked, it's only the taste that matters! Burger King are way nicer than the other American lot (you know who) but do seem to take a very long time to chew. But none come close to our Wimpys. I do go to BK sometimes though but one of the only two is long gone near here so not like I used to.

Here are some of my favourite sort of houses in Golders Green, and pretty huge with it.

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#503812 - Thu Dec 31 2009 11:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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I haven't posted too much this month, but have enjoyed looking at all the photos. I particularly enjoy the pretty Costa Rican houses, some of them look good enough to eat! Love the little animals (tamarins?) too.

Here's a jolly lawn decoration that I spotted when out walking.


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#503813 - Fri Jan 01 2010 10:45 AM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Someone here may be the first in January now


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#503814 - Fri Jan 01 2010 12:31 PM Re: Photo-a-day DECEMBER
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Nope The "official" FT time of my post above is Thu Dec 31 2009 11:51 PM .

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