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#505697 - Mon Jan 11 2010 04:46 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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While on holiday in New South Wales recently, we drove north from Wollongong to Sydney via the Grand Pacific Drive. This is some of the scenery on that drive. It reminded me very much of the drive along Highway 1/Big Sur in California, which we did the previous year.
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#505698 - Mon Jan 11 2010 08:35 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Beautiful view, MotherGoose and I loved your snow pic, Dot.



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#505699 - Mon Jan 11 2010 09:20 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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You can really see the British influence on that building zorba, although we in turn 'borrowed' the style from the French. It wouldn't be possible to tell it from many of the buildings in central London though, from the West End to Kensington.
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#505700 - Mon Jan 11 2010 11:47 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Berries on a bush beside my house...


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#505701 - Tue Jan 12 2010 12:18 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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MotherGoose, I will confess to a giggle at your sign, too. A lovely shot of some Australian coastline too.
I really like the perspectives of both liz's roof and sat's tunnel.
Liz the colour of those berries really pop out, great shot.

I debated whether to post this one in the Theme thread for rust or decay. Decided to put the rust in that thread and this decaying window of a ranchero here.


It was the rich colours of the water stains and moss that caught my eye.
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#505702 - Tue Jan 12 2010 10:03 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Mags, are they church windows in the background?

Here is the snowman my little next door neighbour made yesterday.


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#505703 - Tue Jan 12 2010 12:28 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Very colorful pictures everybody. I'd like to have that view in person right now, MotherGoose. It sure beats looking at snow. I really like the color contrast liz. Nice. And Mags, you always find colorful things to shoot. Makes it worthwhile coming here just to see what you found.
Does that snowman have your hat, dot?

I was walking the dog when I noticed icicles on this tree. That is kind of unusual and I thought it would make an interesting picture. They almost look like ornaments.

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#505704 - Tue Jan 12 2010 02:43 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Hi Dot, they do look like church windows, don't they? They are in fact upright posts for the roof, with a skirt of wood the same as the upper left of photo, which has been cut into V's, or zigzags, thus making an appearance of an arch. The green and brown 'glass' is the outside greenery. Please tell your neighbour I love the snowman, especially the teeth! Very creative.
Deputygary, thanks, glad you like them. That spruce tree is a beauty, and I think the icicles look like decorations too. Well seen! How's the snow on your patio table? Melted down any?
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#505705 - Tue Jan 12 2010 05:54 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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This morning Heidi was barking her fool head off at 6:30am. This is why. They hung out by my gate for about four hours, eating grass, and totally unconcerned by the pouring rain, barking dogs, traffic or me.
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#505706 - Tue Jan 12 2010 08:24 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Mags, your decaying window pic is beautiful! I'm loving all the snow pictures, but I'm also loving being in the desert and away from all that cold.

Another reason I love the desert is it's spectacular sunsets. No color enhancements were made to this photo. This was the sunset tonight.

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#505707 - Tue Jan 12 2010 08:36 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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What a stunning sunset, ClaraSue! I also love the berries and Deputygary's snow photo.



A slightly scary mannequin.
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#505708 - Tue Jan 12 2010 11:14 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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That sunset made me say "Wow!". Beautiful, just beautiful. Love the decayed windows and the icicle decorations too, as well as the snowman and even the scary mannequin

It was a beautiful sunny, not too cold, day today, so of course I walked a bit. Here's the river as seen from the middle of the footbridge over the dam, right around noon today.


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#505709 - Wed Jan 13 2010 12:08 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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ClaraSue, that is a drop-dead stunner! I said "Holy cra "Holy carumba" when I saw it, it took my breath away. Awesome capture!

Zorba, your photo made me laugh out loud, that's hilarious! Kind of Gene Simmons meets Ashley MacIsaac Great find!

Liz, that's such a pretty photo. I really like the sunlight on the water, and the churning of the water as it goes past the ice floe and snow. Lovely image!
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#505710 - Wed Jan 13 2010 10:35 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Lovely photo, Liz. I like the blue and white colours.

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#505711 - Wed Jan 13 2010 03:38 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Wonderful pictures everyone. That sunset is breathtaking, ClaraSue! Zorba, what was that manikin dressed like that for? And that is one heck of a beak on that bird!

Here is today's snow scene, I had to drive down this to get to the shops.


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#505712 - Wed Jan 13 2010 09:41 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Zorba, is that a fishing bird, to have a beak like that?

Dot, lovely picturesque snowy scene.

Another photo of yesterday's visitors. Although they paid Heidi no mind at all, she on the other hand paid rapt attention. She sat at the gate in the pouring rain for four hours, sometimes barking "Let's play!", but mostly just sat watching them intently.
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#505713 - Thu Jan 14 2010 07:41 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Zorba, is that a fishing bird, to have a beak like that?




That bird is an ibis - from Wikipedia:

"The ibises (collective plural ibis; classical plurals ibides and ibes) are a group of long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae. They all have long down curved bills, and usually feed as a group, probing mud for food items, usually crustaceans".
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#505714 - Thu Jan 14 2010 08:21 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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The main street of the rural town of Goulburn, New South Wales. We stopped for lunch here because we had heard that "everybody travelling through Goulburn buys a pie from the bakery and eats it in the park". So we did and the pie was fantastic!
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#505715 - Thu Jan 14 2010 11:27 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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I thought these birds looked like they were lining up to go into the river for a swim.


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#505716 - Fri Jan 15 2010 09:37 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Mags, we had not had any temperatures above freezing until 2 days ago. But the snow is still piled pretty high on my patio table.

Nice picture, liz. That water looks pretty cold, though. Those ducks are quackers for going in.

Here is a woodpecker on an old electrical pole. I don't know why he was knocking on it. There couldn't be any insects in there this time of year.

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#505717 - Fri Jan 15 2010 06:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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The snow has finally left, after another big fall on Tuesday. This is the top of the road in Hampstead where I was at school from 1969-72. They still all wander around in their blazers nearby just as they did then.

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#505718 - Fri Jan 15 2010 07:46 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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I hope it's not the same blazer-clad wanderers from your day, David. Wouldn't say much for the edukation system in the country if it were!
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#505719 - Fri Jan 15 2010 10:59 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Poor woodpecker's probably knocking to keep warm.

These playthings look a bit forlorn in the snow, but if you look at the road and around the tree, you can see that it was warm enough today for the white stuff to be melting a bit. I have no doubt that we'll have more before long, of course.


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#505720 - Sat Jan 16 2010 08:42 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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The trees and bushes all got painted with frost overnight. It was quite lovely--if you like cold, snow and ice.

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#505721 - Sun Jan 17 2010 12:47 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Thanks for the ID on the ibis, MotherGoose. Your photo of Goulburn looks strikingly similar to a town I lived in for years. Perhaps less traffic, though.
Glad to see the various birds don't seem to mind the cold. Nice to see a bit of grass again, eh liz?
Deputygary, that photo of hoar frost is quite pretty - if you don't think of cold snow and ice.
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