Eclectic Mix Of Photos Taken By You

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  1. K E Gordon

    K E Gordon Very Well-Known Member
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    Nice photos everyone! I went to the zoo this weekend and had taken the SD card out of camera to put in the computer. I might post a waterfall pic though..except that the Falls were not as impressive as I would have liked. I am talking about Blue Hen Falls and Brandywine Falls in Ohio. I have seen much better ones. Oh well, what are you going to do? I am a waterfall fan,,,My fave is really Great Falls in the NOVA area. That is a wild and impressive waterfall that only locals knew about until fairly recently.
     
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    My youngest granddaughter, (16), started her first job this week, as well as starting the first week of school for the year. My oldest granddaughter is 32. As of April I now have four great-grandchildren, and I'm only 64.

    But this age for the girls and boys always makes me feel as if something momentous has occurred. Too old for naivety, and too young for foresight.

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  3. Honey Gee

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    Wow I love this thread. Some really great shots.

    Look forward to contributing.
     
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    The hoopoe is an exotic looking bird that is the size of a mistle thrush. It has a pinkish-brown body, striking black and white wings, a long black downcurved bill, and a long pinkish-brown crest which it raises when excited. It does not breed in the UK, but as many as 100 birds can turn up in spring (mostly seen as single birds) as birds migrating north to Europe from Africa overshoot and land on the south coast of England. 107140142.fffEJdbM.Hoopoe1.jpg
     
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    Gorgeous birdie !
     
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    @Patsy Faye very comical as they bob and twitch like Norman Collier :)
     
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    Those were these days. What a beautiful young women. X
     
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    Oh God - I want one
    :p
     
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  9. Holly Saunders

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    Welcome to the thread Honey G.... this particular thread is only photos you have taken yourself.... which kinda makes it unique in that way...

    I'm delighted you've enjoyed the photos thus far...and looking forward to seeing some of yours... :D


    I must admit I've neglected this thread a bit, I must add more to it soon...
     
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  10. Honey Gee

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    They are really beautiful. Sadly on the decline due to the feral cat population. I am a great supporter of an organisation called SARA and Nine Lives and Freddy Cat houses who work tirelessly to neuter the stray population and injured and distressed cats and dogs

    We raise money at charity event and boot sales

    I have an eye on George an unneutered cat on our apartments.

    His courting days soon over. IMAG0986.jpg
     
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    We have people here that care for some of the feral cats, and I think that they also try to trap and neuter them. Our laws for rentals have gotten stricter and more people are moving and leaving pets behind, both dogs and cats. I belong to one of the Facebook groups for lost and found pets, and there are always pictures of starving animals that have been either dumped or abandoned.
    The bird picture that you posted is beautiful, @Honey Gee , and I bet when they have their crest lifted, they are even more interesting to look at. It is sad that the feral cats are killing and eating them, but you can't blame the cats for hunting them, either.
    Some cites have huge problems with feral animals now.
    I think that Detroit is supposed to be one of the worst. So many people moved and left pets, dogs in particular, and the dogs formed packs, and sometimes even mixed with coyotes, and now the resulting offspring are dogs which have never been anything except feral dogs that lived and hunted in packs.
    (Sorry I am off-topic on your thread, Holly. I will refrain now. )
     
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  12. Holly Saunders

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    It's OK Yvonne...Perhaps we could start a new thread about it, it's a subject close to my heart too.

    In Spain dogs and cats are routinely left behind when people move, not because of rental problems but simply because the Spanish although own dogs and cats, have very little empathy for them, so if they get bored or move..they just leave them or they dump them in the streets or mountains, ...so yes might be an idea for you to start a new thread about this if you want
     
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    Lovely to put faces to names ladies love Captain Jack :)
     
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    A couple of photos from the bedroom window here in St.Petersburg which I just took after some fresh overnight snow..

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    This one I took a few days ago
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    Lovely pics Terry ;-)
     
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    Hi @Terry Page , it's good to see you again. You always have a way of drawing us into the many places you visit, and you pictures give those of us that will never be able to go to such wonderful places a chance to visualize some of your adventures.

    I look forward to seeing more of your travels as well as some of your shenanigans. :D :)
     
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    I took this photo at my local train station it was 6:00am on a day I remember well in 1955 aged 14

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    I just looked back through the pictures. They are all fabulous. The ones of architecture and scenery are impressive but my favorites are the ones with people. Not necessarily the ones of family (Although I love them) but just people going about their lives. For instance, the one Terry posted of the man on the train engine just above. Holly posted one somewhere of a young couple sitting on a bench, under a tree, on a beach. It was one of the best pictures I have ever seen. It tells a story of young love with a bright future. Or maybe a few stolen moments of bittersweet love. ;) The picture of Lisa through the curtains was among the best, too.
     
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    Cats taken in Crete 2003

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    Photos of Pink Flamingos in Slimbridge a wetlands park about 50 miles from my home, which we visited on a grey damp day in May 2004, it was created by Sir Peter Scott, a famous ornithologist, conservationist, painter and Naval Officer, he died in 1989....

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    Thank you Shirley.... :D
     
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  25. Holly Saunders

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    A local Windmill...

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