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#789040 - Tue Apr 24 2012 09:19 PM Re: April Photos
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Absolutely stunning pics everyone!

Liz, Precious is beautiful smile
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#789053 - Tue Apr 24 2012 10:14 PM Re: April Photos
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Sorry, what plants and flowers do the bees visit for honey in your area? For instance it's mainly heather in Scotland etc.
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#789072 - Wed Apr 25 2012 12:03 AM Re: April Photos
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Another ANZAC day in WHite Cliffs.
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#789085 - Wed Apr 25 2012 02:57 AM Re: April Photos
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Lovely photo Copago.

Tori, how fabulous, let us know how you get on with them. I'd love a bee hive but have no idea of how to look after them.

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#789249 - Wed Apr 25 2012 04:11 PM Re: April Photos
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Part of my collection of Swarovski figures

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#789290 - Wed Apr 25 2012 07:34 PM Re: April Photos
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Wow, they're gorgeous, Christinap!

Copago, your ANZAC Day weather was obviously much better than ours. The boys had been pestering the boss and I to take them to the Dawn Service at the Shrine Of Remembrance this year (you have to be there around 5 am). We decided not to go after looking at the weather forecast. Good move, as it bucketed down! Next year.

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#789292 - Wed Apr 25 2012 08:07 PM Re: April Photos
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Now I understand. smile

We have 80 acres in hay that has a lot of clover. An orchard full of apple and plum trees, and many native flowering plants in the 120 acres of woods.

We checked in on them tonight. The Queen has now made her way out of the "Introduction Cage". That is a cage with corks made out of marshmallows. The bees work their way through the corks (generally in three days) and during that time they adjust to her pheromone, if successful they accept her, she lays eggs, and young appear.
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#789293 - Wed Apr 25 2012 08:20 PM Re: April Photos
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With all those lovely sources you will have gorgeous honey!
Christina contact your local Beekeeping Society. They are great at starting you off and giving advice. Even if you go for the natural methods, you need to know how to farm the honey etc. It is really worthwhile.
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#789332 - Thu Apr 26 2012 01:45 AM Re: April Photos
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It was a nice day, Mike! My son laid a wreath in memory of his grandfather and had a tear in his eye (which made me get on too). Was a proud Mum. smile


Here's a feral pig in a cloud of dust smile


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#789366 - Thu Apr 26 2012 05:30 AM Re: April Photos
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I quite liked having the old tall ship in the same photo as a very modern bridge. This is in Dublin.

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#789478 - Thu Apr 26 2012 03:36 PM Re: April Photos
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An impressive building, the Corn Exchange in Bishop's Stortford

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#789499 - Thu Apr 26 2012 04:43 PM Re: April Photos
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Thanks ren I'll give them a ring

Loving your Ireland photos Sue. The tall ship one is lovely.

That's an impressive photo Satguru. Never been to Bishops Stortford, must check it out.

By the way, Photobucket is awash with complaints about the new editing system.

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#789596 - Thu Apr 26 2012 09:09 PM Re: April Photos
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My latest hobby is for geograph.org.uk which (this was before Google covered everything) asks everyone to take photos and post them on the national map so it becomes an archive of the present and past. That means until I run out of steam I just look at the map and see where I haven't been yet. I started from when I went digital in 2005 so only include those, as film photos were few and far between and means I had to start all over again from scratch for them. I can only do anywhere ambitious after the clocks go forward so finally been let off the rope at the end of March and taken full advantage of it.
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#789683 - Fri Apr 27 2012 05:35 AM Re: April Photos
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This one would also have been at Blarney Castle, the grounds were gorgeous.

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#789697 - Fri Apr 27 2012 07:20 AM Re: April Photos
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Mole Hall in Essex, only a couple of miles from Stanstead Airport. It's a wildlife park, but the grounds are very lovely, especially in Spring.

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#789802 - Fri Apr 27 2012 05:19 PM Re: April Photos
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Sue, once again your photos are lovely. Such great composition. Here's a photo I took recently (same day? ;)) of the same view but far away.

Taken from the train as it went over the bridge, so a bit grubby - grubby windows!



If you look closely though, there's your bridge, and the chimneys, and the tall ship!

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#789863 - Fri Apr 27 2012 11:13 PM Re: April Photos
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Great photos, everyone. Precious says "Thank you" to playmate for the compliment smile

This pretty tree caught my eye when I was out walking this afternoon.


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#789866 - Fri Apr 27 2012 11:38 PM Re: April Photos
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All the photos are beautiful. Slightly depressing as well, since we had another big dumping of snow yesterday. And then it poured rain. The grass looks a little greener though, which is good lol.
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#789879 - Sat Apr 28 2012 01:19 AM Re: April Photos
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Have they not knocked down those chimneys yet, Chavs? I'll be quite sad to see them go, they've always been a key part of my hometown's skyline and it'll be strange not to see them anymore.
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#789902 - Sat Apr 28 2012 04:34 AM Re: April Photos
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For a charity Auction at a rodeo we were at recently.


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#789947 - Sat Apr 28 2012 08:36 AM Re: April Photos
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Have they not knocked down those chimneys yet, Chavs? I'll be quite sad to see them go, they've always been a key part of my hometown's skyline and it'll be strange not to see them anymore.


Hi homie! smile
They are still there, yes, just not chugging out smoke anymore, but I expect their full demise is inevitable. And wrong, so wrong!

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#790046 - Sat Apr 28 2012 04:21 PM Re: April Photos
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Put it this way, I went to school in Clontarf (on the seafront). I saw those the Poolbeg chimneys every single day of my school life (16 years), not to mention all the other occasions they popped into view. I guess keeping the structure will be too costly to warrant the expense, but I really will be sad to see them pulled down. Just call me sentimental ...
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#790067 - Sat Apr 28 2012 05:45 PM Re: April Photos
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A field in Much Hadham

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#790183 - Sun Apr 29 2012 06:13 AM Re: April Photos
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Chavs, great that you have the same photo. I took it on Easter Sunday when I was on a coach tour of Dublin. We had stopped to take photos of the famine statues. That afternoon we also went to O'Connell Street and got tangled up in an IRA demonstration and march by the Post Office. I didn't get a photo of that.
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#790184 - Sun Apr 29 2012 06:15 AM Re: April Photos
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The famine statues in Dublin, the faces are haunting.

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