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#653731 - Wed Sep 14 2011 12:28 PM Re: Lets see it for September!
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I took this shot from the 'Top Of The Rock' observation deck at the Rockefeller Centre. This
is looking down towards the south of Manhattan, you can see the Empire State building top
centre of the picture. Not a place for those with no head for heights, even though there is a
thick piece of perspex to prevent anyone getting too close to the edge.

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#653810 - Wed Sep 14 2011 03:48 PM Re: Lets see it for September!
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I haven't posted a picture in a while. My internet/computer was acting up. I got a new camera! A Nikon D3000; I love it so much! laugh Here's a picture from my new camera. I love food dye. smile

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#653891 - Wed Sep 14 2011 07:55 PM Re: Lets see it for September!
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Oops, you beat me to the correction Flopsy, I'd never been to Seaford before and only seen Beachy head via Eastbourne, and already got a message telling me that before I came here. But from distant memories I think it looks just as impressive.

This is from the top of a steep slope in the woods in Esher.



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#653970 - Thu Sep 15 2011 04:53 AM Re: Lets see it for September!
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Let's see it for September springtime!

I took this picture back in April - looking across the last turning place before boats commit themselves (or not) to the Northampton Arm, a stretch of canal which is only four miles long but has 17 locks to get through. Once you start on the Arm there's no going back.

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#654017 - Thu Sep 15 2011 10:54 AM Re: Lets see it for September!
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Do I really need to tell you what building this is?


(Bad timing on my part, King Kong had just disappeared around the
other side of the building.
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#654059 - Thu Sep 15 2011 02:41 PM Re: Lets see it for September!
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This is such a COOL house! As you enter Damascus, VA from the west you'll see this house. It is owned by Nancy Lamb who founded Iron Mountain Pottery. Notice the door on the second floor?

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#654073 - Thu Sep 15 2011 03:10 PM Re: Lets see it for September!
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I've seen a couple of buildings with upstairs doors as well, and still can't understand why.

Are you looking at me?

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#654080 - Thu Sep 15 2011 03:37 PM Re: Lets see it for September!
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Really interesting photos - I love the variety smile

Here's a bearded dragon my son caught.


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#654088 - Thu Sep 15 2011 05:04 PM Re: Lets see it for September!
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"I've seen a couple of buildings with upstairs doors as well, and still can't understand why."


Not sure if this is true, but I asked the same question once and was told that it was so you could exit the house when the snow piled up that high, as it often did in winter.

Actually it also makes sense when you consider that it would give easy access for maintenance, cleaning windows etc.
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#654232 - Fri Sep 16 2011 07:26 AM Re: Lets see it for September!
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No I'm not coming down

We went to a wildlife park where this cockatoo had escaped from his cage and was resisting all attempts to bribe, cajole, or otherwise get him down and back in.

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#654238 - Fri Sep 16 2011 08:07 AM Re: Lets see it for September!
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Maybe he wants to be a voice coach. There's a news article today about escaped birds teaching their wild cousins how to speak. smile
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#654241 - Fri Sep 16 2011 08:50 AM Re: Lets see it for September!
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My previous picture showed the start of the Northampton Arm, which connects the Grand Union Canal with the River Nene which flows from the west of the county, almost in the very centre of England, to The Wash. Today's picture shows a narrowboat making its way east on the river towards the sea although it will have to turn off before it gets that far - narrowboats aren't built for waves. smile

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#654270 - Fri Sep 16 2011 10:16 AM Re: Lets see it for September!
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The discussion about doors in apparently odd places reminded me of something. The company I
work for moved to an industrial estate a few years back. One day, one of the secretaries
looked at the building across the road and made a comment about something being dangerous.
When asked what she meant, she pointed to the warehouse door of the building which was open.
'If someone uses the small door, they'll fall down to the ground' she said, meaning the access
door within the main door, as seen on the photo below. She didn't realise that there was nothing
behind the door when it was raised. smile


(The story could be explained better I know. Hope you see what I'm getting at.
True story BTW.
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#654289 - Fri Sep 16 2011 10:58 AM Re: Lets see it for September!
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Flopsy, that photo is lovely!
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#654296 - Fri Sep 16 2011 11:22 AM Re: Lets see it for September!
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Still in Virginia, the trail rides along through fields, along the river, and sometimes right across someone's front lawn! Someone took some felled trees and turned them into planters. I thought they were a lovely place to stop for a few minutes and relax.

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#654302 - Fri Sep 16 2011 11:48 AM Re: Lets see it for September!
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I went out to raid the ripe thorn-less blackberries we have at the end of the garden and was eating a few when this dragonfly made an appearance. It must like blackberries too.

It's the first time I've felt the need to reach for the camera in ages. I had to crop the image otherwise it couldn't be seen, especially the wings. Such a delicate and beautiful creature:

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#654308 - Fri Sep 16 2011 12:38 PM Re: Lets see it for September!
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Originally Posted By: AlexxSchneider
Flopsy, that photo is lovely!


Thank you, Alex, it's very nice of you to say so. smile
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#654331 - Fri Sep 16 2011 02:33 PM Re: Lets see it for September!
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The poor cocky looks a bit dishevelled! Can't blaming him for wanting to stay out.

The boy is having to write a story for school and he is doing a Star Wars one and has set up his lego to play out the scenes for illustrations. I'm told this is Captain Rex and Cody discussing how they went in the battle that just took place.



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#654349 - Fri Sep 16 2011 04:08 PM Re: Lets see it for September!
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Great pictures, as usual!
I'm particularly enjoying flopsymopsy's series of narrowboats.




A friend in Tasmania has organised a group of women to knit or crochet beanies or to donate yarn to those who do. The beanies are destined for a food van which assists homeless folk in Hobart.
I have lots of yarn left over from other projects, and I like to keep busy while watching television, so this collection will soon be winging its way across Bass Strait.

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#654358 - Fri Sep 16 2011 04:36 PM Re: Lets see it for September!
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Some colour in Hampstead Garden Suburb

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#654365 - Fri Sep 16 2011 05:21 PM Re: Lets see it for September!
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Another one of my cat, Grey. smile

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#654370 - Fri Sep 16 2011 05:48 PM Re: Lets see it for September!
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Welcome back Zebra! Good to see your great pics again.
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#654436 - Sat Sep 17 2011 06:57 AM Re: Lets see it for September!
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I'm glad you've enjoyed the narrowboats, Auntie1. This is my last picture of them for a while so I'll leave you back at the marina in case you want to buy one - many of these are for sale.

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#654448 - Sat Sep 17 2011 08:50 AM Re: Lets see it for September!
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Flopsy I loved your river boat stories and pics the area seems amazingly beautiful. So much so, that shortly I will be working in the UK for a few days and then we will have a few days off, and I am seriously thinking that it would be great fun to go on one of these canal cruises if they do three or four nights.

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#654494 - Sat Sep 17 2011 10:47 AM Re: Lets see it for September!
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Originally Posted By: ren33
Welcome back Zebra! Good to see your great pics again.


Thank you! smile
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