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#797731 - Mon May 28 2012 01:19 PM Re: May is Here!
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Yes Jakeroo, I was leaning over the wall of the pedestrian walkway for that photo. It was spitting rain when we passed by and impossible to photograph through the car windscreen, what with the droplets, the wipers and the extra layer of glass.
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#797733 - Mon May 28 2012 02:10 PM Re: May is Here!
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I think that orchid is really a Rorshach test, Jakeroo.
I see your winged demon, do you see the warthog?

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#797766 - Mon May 28 2012 03:54 PM Re: May is Here!
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I hadnt noticed the warthog until you said that ertrum.

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#797768 - Mon May 28 2012 03:59 PM Re: May is Here!
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This is one of my big poppies when completely open. They're called "Ladybird" and you can see why. Even the pollen in them is black.


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#797825 - Mon May 28 2012 06:41 PM Re: May is Here!
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That's drop dead gorgeous.

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Is it cheating to post a collage? A buttercup's life span, taken over about a week.


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#797828 - Mon May 28 2012 07:02 PM Re: May is Here!
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If it's "illegal", it shouldn't be. Lovely.

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Santana: Thanks for the info. And I've never seen a curved suspension bridge before so thanks for posting it.

Ertrum: yes I DO see it (didn't before) - complete with tusks and all! Hmm, I wonder what that says about us LOL


(edited today because I neglected to respond to two comments yesterday)


Edited by Jakeroo (Tue May 29 2012 06:51 AM)
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#797832 - Mon May 28 2012 07:34 PM Re: May is Here!
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Great photos everyone - as someone else said it's so nice to see such a variety.

We are in our busy time of the year and are shearing. Super cold in the mornings so here is one of the contractor's dogs finding somewhere warm in the wool to have a snooze.



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#797874 - Tue May 29 2012 02:00 AM Re: May is Here!
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Love the collage Chavs.

Oh, that dog looks so comfy and contented Copago.

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#797960 - Tue May 29 2012 02:18 PM Re: May is Here!
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A view towards Alexandra Park from Bounds Green

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#798002 - Tue May 29 2012 05:41 PM Re: May is Here!
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Waiting for his next meal!


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#798008 - Tue May 29 2012 06:58 PM Re: May is Here!
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#798045 - Wed May 30 2012 12:20 AM Re: May is Here!
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umm, what is it, Christina? shocked

A shearer's handpiece.

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#798049 - Wed May 30 2012 01:14 AM Re: May is Here!
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Copago, I have not seen one of those since I was a teenager! They have not changed a bit in all those years.

I recall having to sharpen the cutters on a big emery wheel- lots of fun with sparks flying all over the place.
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#798050 - Wed May 30 2012 01:42 AM Re: May is Here!
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lol - it's still the same - I'll take a pic of it for you tomorrow smile

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#798051 - Wed May 30 2012 02:09 AM Re: May is Here!
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Copago, it's a vulture. Not native to the British Isles you'll be pleased to know, this one is in Colchester Zoo.

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#798071 - Wed May 30 2012 06:29 AM Re: May is Here!
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ah thanks, they aren't a very attractive bird are they??

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#798079 - Wed May 30 2012 06:52 AM Re: May is Here!
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Not very no, but quite impressive, much bigger than you think when you get quite close to one.

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#798082 - Wed May 30 2012 07:03 AM Re: May is Here!
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Here's a full sized one


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#798223 - Wed May 30 2012 06:29 PM Re: May is Here!
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I think vultures are SO cool. They may not be really pretty, but they're certainly loyal. Almost all of the various species mate for life. And they're not all "ugly" either (google an Egyptian vulture - pure white plumage with a yellow head - or better yet, a King vulture -they have as many colours on their heads as puffins do).

That being said, am posting a "cutie-pie" pic of some local goslings. They're not very old and at this stage their feathers are so fluffy that the sun shines through, giving them a slight "glow". Oh and by the way, this was a telephoto shot - there was NO way I was getting close to the babies as parent Canada geese are notoriously highly protective and WILL attack you!

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#798225 - Wed May 30 2012 06:36 PM Re: May is Here!
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Awwww!

Awwwwwwww!

AWWWWWWWWWW! laugh

The vulture is such a weird looking thing. I"m not sure if he's ugly or wise and majestic. smirk


Here's the wool split into different lines.

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#798352 - Thu May 31 2012 06:26 AM Re: May is Here!
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Jakeroo!
That's a gorgeous photo!
(As well as being the very definition of cute.)

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#798433 - Thu May 31 2012 12:39 PM Re: May is Here!
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Although I don't post here much I do admire all the pictures!
A picture, combining a picture and my love of crafts

A very special bear with a scarf where I pin my pin-badges. The bear is called "Patrick bear", as a very special friend of mine sent me him, with flowers, when Dad died. It's six years, tomorrow, since Dad died, but "Patrick bear" helps his memory to live on smilee
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#798503 - Thu May 31 2012 03:23 PM Re: May is Here!
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What a lovely friend to do that, and such a nice picture to post, and memory keeper. smile

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#798518 - Thu May 31 2012 04:39 PM Re: May is Here!
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The church in Waresley, Cambridgeshire

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#798575 - Thu May 31 2012 07:41 PM Re: May is Here!
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That is lovely, Jane. Hope you have some smiles tomorrow remembering your Dad xx

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