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#505747 - Sat Jan 23 2010 11:34 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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I am completely astounded that we have two people here who are brave enough to have photos like MG's and Jakeroo's! What a mini-theme

I'm not entirely sure what this new apparatus in the grounds of a school near me is meant to be, but I'm thinking climbing equipment of some sort.


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#505748 - Sun Jan 24 2010 07:49 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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That looks like fun, SpanishLiz.

A sugarcane juice stall.

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#505749 - Sun Jan 24 2010 09:31 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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I bet it won't take long for the kids to figure out what it is for Liz.
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#505750 - Sun Jan 24 2010 04:46 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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I believe that this somewhat of a rarity. The last double post box in Bristol.

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#505751 - Sun Jan 24 2010 07:26 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Thanks to all the regular contributors whose beautiful photographs I enjoy daily!

MG, I think your most recent picture is of an American Corn Snake. Melbourne Zoo Education Centre used to have one named Cornflake, which school children were encouraged to handle.

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#505752 - Sun Jan 24 2010 11:26 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Sunday dinner at my sister's house...


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#505753 - Mon Jan 25 2010 12:02 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Another group of great photos. Liz, that dinner looks delicious.



Edited by MadMags (Mon Jan 25 2010 05:57 PM)
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#505754 - Mon Jan 25 2010 08:32 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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I can't see your photo Mags.


This plant was snapped at the zoo yesterday.


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#505755 - Mon Jan 25 2010 11:15 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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One of my favourite interiors, John Lewis in Kingston. The women on the top floor are not actually real by the way...



There are still a number of double post boxes round here, I used one last week.
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#505756 - Mon Jan 25 2010 04:26 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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SpanishLiz: re your playground picture... never mind the fancy equipment, I'm thrilled to see that a schoolhouse of that age is still "in business"! As for your food pic - gee thanks, now I'm starving lol

Auntie: you're quite correct. It's a corn snake, probably of the wild/natural variety. There are also around 70 colour "morphs" and hybrids, mostly created by humans playing with the gene pool or mixing breeds (for instance, a corn snake with a king snake). The main reason for this diversity is that corn snakes make for nice pets (if you're of that persuasion) - they have no venom (although all snakes CAN bite if you're mean to them), do not outgrow human living quarters and aren't constrictors (so you don't have to worry about them strangling you in the middle of the night LOL). If anyone is interested in all the new fashion colours that corn snakes come in these days, here's a link: CornsnakeMorphGallery

Zorba: What an interesting (and nicely painted ) machine... and so clean too!

Martin: very cool mailbox.

DotB: That looks to be a Durian Tree. If so, be thankful that no one cut the spiky fruit open (it's difficult to hold your nose AND take a picture at the same time LOL)


Edited by Jakeroo (Mon Jan 25 2010 04:30 PM)

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#505757 - Mon Jan 25 2010 07:04 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Thanks for the heads up, DotB, hopefully it will stay this time.
Zorba, I like the colours on that sugar can press. Are those limes in the basket?
Nice modern mall there, satguru.
A big round of applause for our in-house nature expert, Jakeroo, and thanks for that information on the snakes, very interesting. Beautiful colours indeed in that gallery!

Back in July I posted a photo of a grey Brahman Zebu cow. This week she had her boyfriend visiting.

This Brahman zebu bull was quite curious about the camera. It's a good job they are a gentle docile breed, as there was only 3 strands of barbed wire and some rickety posts between us - easy for a 1,000 kg animal to charge through if angered.
Here's another photo made just before he came over to check out the camera.
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#505758 - Mon Jan 25 2010 09:56 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Hehe, Mags, looks like you got up, close and personal with him.

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Zorba, I like the colours on that sugar can press. Are those limes in the basket?





Yes, they are. You can add lime and/or pepper to the sugarcane juice. I prefer it plain though.

On the way to Nashik.

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#505759 - Mon Jan 25 2010 10:36 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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This morning it was foggy and raining. This is the view from my backyard.


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#505760 - Tue Jan 26 2010 02:18 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Another photo from Goulburn - "The Big Merino", nicknamed Rambo by the locals. He is about 15 metres (50 feet) tall and made of concrete. A merino is a type of sheep introduced from Spain into Australia in the early 1800s because it was more tolerant to our climate than the type of sheep the first settlers brought out from England.
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#505761 - Tue Jan 26 2010 08:04 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Jake, it is a Durian Tree, we were told that lions have been known to eat the flowers. And, yes, we were told the smell can be a bit overpowering if the husk was broken. Thank goodness it wasn't.
Zorba, that view on the way to Nashik looks really nice.
Spanishliz, the weather looks very similar here today, but it is probably colder where you are.
Mothergoose, that is one large sheep there!

Here is a photograph of a display window in Paris.



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#505762 - Tue Jan 26 2010 08:30 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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I like the sheep and the window display is hilarious.

Hindu monkey god, Hanuman

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#505763 - Tue Jan 26 2010 08:56 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Thank monkey god is so colourful, Zorba. How high is it?

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#505764 - Tue Jan 26 2010 11:21 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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With Streetview I'm able to find hidden gems I'd be very unlikely to ever see otherwise. These two are in Sudbury.

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#505765 - Tue Jan 26 2010 02:00 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Liz, at least the rain is washing away the snow and winter gunge, spring is on its way!
Zorba, your photo of the road to Nashik reminds me of a Constable painting. Beautiful earth tones in your photo. The monkey god is cool too!
Whoa, MG, Rambo is some big sheep! Makes the van beside him look tiny.
DotB, that window display is hilarious, and how wonderful you visited Paris! Looking forward to more photos from that trip!
Satguru, I love that architecture! Would love to see more.
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#505766 - Tue Jan 26 2010 08:29 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Thank monkey god is so colourful, Zorba. How high is it?




Dot, it was around 10 feet tall.
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#505767 - Wed Jan 27 2010 08:21 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Zorba, I thought it looked big!

Mags, as requested, more Paris.
We were there in 1989 when the Eiffel Tower was celebrating 100 ans. Last year, 2009, it was celebrating 120 ans so we got the laser lights as part of that celebration.




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#505768 - Wed Jan 27 2010 09:50 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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That's gorgeous, Dot! Would make a beautiful postcard.

Another idol from the same temple.

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#505769 - Wed Jan 27 2010 11:29 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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I've got plenty more modernist houses in the collection Mags, request noted.

This is a garden in Hampstead Garden Suburb with a very impressive palm which we never used to see around here.

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#505770 - Wed Jan 27 2010 11:19 PM Re: Photo-a-day January
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This is what the weather decided to do today. Can't complain, I guess, it is still January after all...


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#505771 - Thu Jan 28 2010 09:21 AM Re: Photo-a-day January
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Thanks Zorba.

Wow, looking through all the photos on this thread is like a round the world trip. There are some wonderful ones here.

Another one from a whirlwind trip to Paris...


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