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23 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

The year we took my mother with us on an east coast trip, on the way, Interstate 40, we picnicked on cold fried chicken on the east bank of the Mississippi near the Interstate watching the big boats go by.

 

10 min from there.

 

wim

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30 minutes ago, Bryan said:

Spotted on a walk along the Cleveland Way near Whitby, I think that they are bullocks but cattle for sure

 

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Looking at the one on extreme right I would say bullocks to the lot of them.

 

Allan

 

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1 hour ago, Jill Morgan said:

Had a Baltimore Oriole breeding pair visit the feeder.  First they were kissing, then it was a fight for the Smuckers grape jelly.

 

 

 

 

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Jill

 

 

Foreplay I guess.

We argue over the chocolate but it never gets as far as beaks.

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2 hours ago, spacecadet said:

Foreplay I guess.

We argue over the chocolate but it never gets as far as beaks.

 

I don't have anyone to argue with. Over anything.  It's ALL MINE.

 

Allan

 

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Here's a few so far from this month.

 

Sizewell, Suffolk. Spotted above the beach rally. 

 

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From Glastonbury's May Day Beltane celebrations. Shame it rained most of the day.

 

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During a relatively mild spring I was able to get my outdoor tomatoes off to a good start, here's a shot of the first flower trusses appearing on trailing/bush tomato Tumbler, taken yesterday.

 

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1 hour ago, Bryan said:

During a relatively mild spring I was able to get my outdoor tomatoes off to a good start, here's a shot of the first flower trusses appearing on trailing/bush tomato Tumbler, taken yesterday.

 

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Do you go round with a feather pollinating the flowers?

 

Allan

 

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1 hour ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Do you go round with a feather pollinating the flowers?

 

Allan

 

My grandfather used to use a rabbit's tail tied to the end of a stick to pollenate the flowers, but I haven't found it necessary to hand pollinate tomatoes.  This brings back memories of him, of whom I was very fond,  in his large home made greenhouse, the scent of tomatoes and pipe smoke takes me back to my childhood. I can recall some of his gardening advice, such as drown in the cabbages when planting out, and plant one for yourself and one for the birds.

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5 hours ago, Bryan said:

My grandfather used to use a rabbit's tail tied to the end of a stick to pollenate the flowers, but I haven't found it necessary to hand pollinate tomatoes.  This brings back memories of him, of whom I was very fond,  in his large home made greenhouse, the scent of tomatoes and pipe smoke takes me back to my childhood. I can recall some of his gardening advice, such as drown in the cabbages when planting out, and plant one for yourself and one for the birds.

 

And another 20 for the cabbage white.

 

Allan

 

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This set of pics was taken during Aboriginal cooking classes at the Taste of Kakadu Festival, Northern Territory, Australia

 

Water lilies

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Water lilies roots being chopped, green ants in the bowl

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Gathering green ants for the salad

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Aboriginal guide teaching tourists how to catch green ants for the salad. They do bite!

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Barramundi fish will be stuffed with silver eucalyptus and lemongrass and cooked on embers

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The finished dish: barramundi fish, buffalo meat, damper (bread), star fruit, water lilies, yams, green ants. De-li-cious!!

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On 06/05/2022 at 07:24, Michael Ventura said:

I shot this fern yesterday while on a magazine shoot about a home garden in Virginia.  This is a common fern in the eastern U.S., does anyone know the Latin name for it?

 

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ostrich fern. common.  they look like ostrich feathers due to tapered shape, much bigger than new york fern of same shape. the most common fern to get if you want a big fern looking fern in your garden

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7 hours ago, gvallee said:

This set of pics was taken during Aboriginal cooking classes at the Taste of Kakadu Festival, Northern Territory, Australia

Water lilies

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Water lilies roots being chopped, green ants in the bowl

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Gathering green ants for the salad

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Aboriginal guide teaching tourists how to catch green ants for the salad. They do bite!

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Barramundi fish will be stuffed with silver eucalyptus and lemongrass and cooked on embers

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The finished dish: barramundi fish, buffalo meat, damper (bread), star fruit, water lilies, yams, green ants. De-li-cious!!

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 What!? No grubs?

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Great set! Fantastic food! Wish I was there.

 

wim

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7 hours ago, wiskerke said:

 What!? No grubs?

😁 

Great set! Fantastic food! Wish I was there.

 

wim

 

The meal was wetlands food, no grub there. Aborigines used to catch ducks by going under water (in croc country), breathing through a reed, and pulling a duck down by the legs. To catch a goose, they would climb up to the top of a tree and hit the bird with a stick when flying over. 

 

The cooking classes and meal were a truly magnificent experience. I have a lot more pictures but I can't upload them all. On Saturday night, at the same location in the forest, they have another event which is fully booked: dinner under the stars with didgeridoo playing. I am crushed.

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The beautiful Keep River National Park, Northern Territory, Australia, a bushwalking paradise

 

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Boabs along the rough walking trail 

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Spinifex

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I love when assignments have me up and out of the house early, since otherwise I wouldn't have the motivation.  Yesterday I had a shoot at the Lincoln Memorial, in DC, at 8am.  It's been photographed millions of times but I liked this one I took while walking back to my car.

 

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I’ve always liked that angle. Years ago I took a photo with a cheap point and shoot from about that very spot, but it would certainly never come anywhere close to matching the perfect beauty of yours, Michael. Lovely!

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1 hour ago, Cecile Marion said:

I’ve always liked that angle. Years ago I took a photo with a cheap point and shoot from about that very spot, but it would certainly never come anywhere close to matching the perfect beauty of yours, Michael. Lovely!

 

Thank you Cecile!!

 

Washington is a beautiful city when you look away from the politics 😒

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On 25/05/2022 at 01:03, gvallee said:

The beautiful Keep River National Park, Northern Territory, Australia, a bushwalking paradise

 

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Oooops!  Read that as "a bushwhacking paradise".

 

Allan

 

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Forgot a few.

 

Margery Allingham's house

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Felix Dance Band, 1927. The pianist is my grand uncle.

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Bonzo Band, 1927. I have the names but they mean nothing to me. Except I've just found a reference to the family in the county archive. Hmm.

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Posh friends of my grandmother, about 1930

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.............and chap third from left with his wartime bride, 1941

 

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Friend of my grandmother's, about 1935, tinted

 

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OK! You asked for it. Oh no I didn't.

Late QC so just made it with these eight photos from my last uploads of 36 images in May.

 

People seated resting at midway point on Steep Hill Lincoln

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Window cleaner on ladder cleaning windows Steep Hill Lincoln

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The Usher Gallery from danesgate Lincoln

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Student with electric blue hair with friend Steep Hill Lincoln

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Note man leaning back following leaning lamp post.
 

The Cardinals Hat public house and restaurant top of High street Lincolnthe-cardinals-hat-public-house-and-restaurant-top-of-high-street-lincoln-city-2022-2J86X3H.jpg

 

Woman asleep on bench seat Castle Hill Lincoln

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Strelitzia flower or Bird of Paradise flower

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Lucy Tower part of the wall and fortifications of Lincoln Castle

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That's all folks.
 
Allan
 
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