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#515116 - Sat Mar 06 2010 02:30 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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This strange rock formation was on Aruba. There was also a large collection of boulders nearby that had stairs to climb to the top of them for a nice view




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#515117 - Sun Mar 07 2010 12:13 AM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Precious squirms and tries to eat the harness at first, but eventually lets me sort it out because she likes going outside.

Today it was my turn to go for a long walk (too long for a kitten) along the waterfront trail. It was too beautiful a day not to!


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#515118 - Sun Mar 07 2010 08:24 AM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Copago: If that's a species of agave, then the picture you took IS of the "flowers". In that photo they appear to have finished their bloom. Although they're called century plants because they were previously thought to bloom only once every 100 years, they usually do it between 7 and 20 years of age (but only once in their lifetimes).

Argus: cool rocks!

Spanish Liz: when I was a kid, we had two cats (at the same time). The big black male "Shadow" didn't seem to mind the walking harness at all - in fact, if he saw you getting the leash off the wall hook, he'd head for the door and wait for you. The little female named "Sin" (because she was evil lol), on the other hand, would fight and fight and fight and fight ... and then would just lie down and refuse to get up (which meant you either had to drag her down the sidewalk or pick her up and carry her and get bitten/clawed all the way home lol).

Divine: very nice postings. Love the roses especially!
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#515119 - Sun Mar 07 2010 12:23 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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I'm sure at least two people have shown an interest in my old sign collection, the ones we had before we went continental in 1964. Here's a typical example although it would normally have had 'turn left only' on top as it's one at a junction. Whoever painted it didn't bother to cover the black after finishing the white, but I'm not going back to do it.

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#515120 - Sun Mar 07 2010 12:24 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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My niece's guinea pig died last weekend which was very sad for all. We buried it in the back garden & I thought it a good idea to plant a couple of mini daffodil plants near it as they would bloom at approximately the right time of year.

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#515121 - Sun Mar 07 2010 01:17 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Copago: If that's a species of agave, then the picture you took IS of the "flowers". In that photo they appear to have finished their bloom. Although they're called century plants because they were previously thought to bloom only once every 100 years, they usually do it between 7 and 20 years of age (but only once in their lifetimes).






Before FT we just always called the cactus and then I posted a photo and someone told me what they really were. There is a just a big clump of them and every year there are a few of those things sprouting up .. so would each spire be from an individual plant?

Here's a couple pics of them from earlier on: here and here . I'm pretty sure they feature in a sunset one somewhere too.


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#515122 - Sun Mar 07 2010 03:30 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Although I think this is a nice photo of the Caribbean Sea, the reason I took it was to show what the locals call, "The Wall" The lighter blue water is the reef which is very shallow, farther out you see where the water turns a deeper blue is where it drops off to a depth of 4000 ft.







Grand Turk Island


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#515123 - Sun Mar 07 2010 04:17 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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You can barely see him, but he is there. It is very difficult to get a photograph of these animals.

This one is for Argus.


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#515124 - Mon Mar 08 2010 02:18 AM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Wow Divine! I've seen lots of them in the summer, but not in winter (never mind actually get a picture of one). Lucky you and nice work!
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#515125 - Mon Mar 08 2010 03:10 AM Re: Photo-a-day March
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OK, I give up! What am I looking for and are those his footprints in the foreground?
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#515126 - Mon Mar 08 2010 09:22 AM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Thanks Jakeroo. Ozzz, I will send a pm to let you know.
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#515127 - Mon Mar 08 2010 12:13 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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I just put my screen on maximum zoom, and could only just see him. That is amazing camouflage!

(Oh, and thanks for the PMs- they really helped)
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#515128 - Mon Mar 08 2010 01:14 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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I'm stuck too .. can I have the PM as well?? LOL

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#515129 - Mon Mar 08 2010 01:40 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Black Pond on Esher Common. Very few of these are natural here and I suspect this is the result of gravel extraction.

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#515130 - Mon Mar 08 2010 02:31 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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I spotted him without a PM, but it helps that I just received a postcard featuring a similar creature. Good "catch"!

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#515131 - Mon Mar 08 2010 03:00 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Devine

At first I couldn't see him even though I knew what I was looking for. I thought, "Gee how am I going to weasel out of this one" Then I saw him. Nice shot.
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#515132 - Mon Mar 08 2010 03:08 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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The Island of Bonaire is a nesting area for Flamingos. This is one of many mosaics in the sidewalks along the main street of Kralendijk.



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#515133 - Mon Mar 08 2010 03:12 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Thanks all.
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#515134 - Mon Mar 08 2010 03:58 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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I can't see it either! I tried to spot it but failed... can I have yet another PM?
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#515135 - Mon Mar 08 2010 09:56 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Divine, perhaps you should post a second pic with a big red circle on it. I still have trouble seeing him, and I know where and what he is
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#515136 - Tue Mar 09 2010 01:12 AM Re: Photo-a-day March
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A weasel in its winter coat.
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#515137 - Tue Mar 09 2010 07:47 AM Re: Photo-a-day March
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Thought I would try and post a photo of the hailstorm that we experienced here on Saturday. Some of the hailstones that hit my home were the size of golf balls and other areas of Melbourne experienced them even bigger. We had some damage to our house but came out of it a lot better than many others who had their cars damaged beyond repair. This photo is not great quality but you can see a soccerball and a tennis ball in the background to get an idea of the size of the hail. You can probably see my poor plants in the background that also copped a battering!


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#515138 - Tue Mar 09 2010 05:52 PM Re: Photo-a-day March
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An impressive looking church in the centre of Muswell Hill

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#515139 - Wed Mar 10 2010 03:23 AM Re: Photo-a-day March
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oh man! I was totally looking in the wrong spot for the weasel! I thought I was looking at him LMAO. Clever little things.

Glad you got through unscathed, Choco! I went through a couple of those in the 80s and it was pretty scary. We had over 40 windows broken in the house and two cars (one brand new) looked like someone took to them with a hammer.

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#515140 - Wed Mar 10 2010 09:56 AM Re: Photo-a-day March
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The camellias in my yard have been beautiful this year.


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