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Message 1929407 - Posted: 11 Apr 2018, 13:35:38 UTC

Sorry to read about your weather woes - Carlisle on a damp grey day is not an attractive place, and it can change in a matter of minutes from really nice to unspeakable, hang a round for a few hours and it will either be even worse or back to being glorious.

Summer in Carlisle will fall on xxth of XXXXXXXXXXX this year (always two days after I visit)
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Message 1929459 - Posted: 11 Apr 2018, 21:02:52 UTC - in response to Message 1929067.  

I love that stone wall along the foot path.
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Message 1929470 - Posted: 11 Apr 2018, 21:54:31 UTC - in response to Message 1929459.  

I love that stone wall along the foot path.
We've got plenty spare round here if you want one.

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Message 1929544 - Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 8:24:54 UTC - in response to Message 1929459.  

I love that stone wall along the foot path.

As Richard notes, there are rather a lot of them around this part of the UK.

I also quite like them.

Here is a closer look at a section.



This time of year the walls are useful in keeping lots and lots of these inside.



It seems the "northern" air and long walks is tiring me out early so I have not finished sorting my pictures from yesterday yet.

So hopefully more later.
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Message 1929547 - Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 9:00:52 UTC

Looked like that farmer had a tough weekend stacking those. LOL

To me that real artwork stacking like that.
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Message 1929550 - Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 9:58:33 UTC - in response to Message 1929547.  

More than you ever wanted to know about the history of dry stone walls (and some lovely pictures).
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Message 1929552 - Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 10:20:07 UTC - in response to Message 1929550.  

Great link, thanks. One of the reasons why I loved delivering all over the country :-)
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Message 1929564 - Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 12:16:51 UTC

I like all those pictures.
One reason i love this country.


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Message 1930700 - Posted: 18 Apr 2018, 15:35:05 UTC

Just to "rub it in" after my post in the weather thread, this is the tree outside my flats viewed from my kitchen window earlier

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Message 1930704 - Posted: 18 Apr 2018, 15:49:13 UTC - in response to Message 1930700.  

That's very pretty. What type of tree is that?
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Message 1930887 - Posted: 19 Apr 2018, 13:39:41 UTC
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With the big orange ball still visible in the sky here in April (Apparently today some places in the UK may have the hottest April day for 70 years)

I deicded to go and have a sit in the park.

This is called the Queens Gardens and it right in the middle of Croydon.



It is well below street level as can be see by the busses on the left. The wall below the busses it what is left of the cutting wall of the rail line to Central Croydon railway station

What is strange is blue skies temperatures in the 70's and no leaves on the trees, only buds!!

I had been sitting there a while trying to get a good picture of a magpie, when I was aware I was being watched.



Now this is not a park I have ever fed squirrels in but they must be used to being fed.

As I always carry a few nuts in my bag(doesn't everyone?)

He/she was quite happy to accept several walnuts.



I now remember seeing the bus drivers(it is a bus stand) putting peanuts on top of of the wall.

It is such a small park right in the center of Croydon I was surprised to see squirrels there.


That's very pretty. What type of tree is that?


Gordon I know next to nothing about trees, my best offering is "A white one" :-)
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Message 1930890 - Posted: 19 Apr 2018, 13:54:14 UTC - in response to Message 1930887.  

That is one spoiled squirrel!
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Message 1930946 - Posted: 19 Apr 2018, 20:37:36 UTC

On a whim this afternoon, I decided to drive down the road an hour to the capital of Kentucky. My hometown, Louisville, is the largest city in the state, but the capital is in a very quaint small town called Frankfort:




This was a neat little bookstore I browsed in along my walk through Frankfort:


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Message 1932349 - Posted: 27 Apr 2018, 17:16:00 UTC
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I was going to say that I don't know what this is, but I decided to finally look it up and found that it is a Ligustrum sinense, Chinese privet. It smells great and the bees love it. It's in my back yard. I like to say that the birds planted this for me because it came about by birds on the branches above pooping out undigested seeds. As I understand it, many plants come about this way. (Of course that is an assumption, but it is an educated assumption.)

You can see Buddy, my 14-year-old chihuahua, in one of these pix. I'm not sure which one. And yes, that is a chicken coop. I have two Rhode Island Reds. Long story.









Here's one with a bee.



And this is an avocado plant I'm attempting to grow from a seed. I used to do this a lot. If this does well, I plan to transfer it outside. I doubt it will produce any avocados, but so what! First I have to keep it from the cats who would, no doubt, like to chew off the top. It has happened before. :-(


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Message 1932363 - Posted: 27 Apr 2018, 18:25:56 UTC - in response to Message 1932349.  

You have a pretty backyard, Sue.
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Message 1932546 - Posted: 28 Apr 2018, 19:00:32 UTC - in response to Message 1932363.  

You have a pretty backyard, Sue.

Thank you.

Going by those few photos, one might think so. But it really isn't very pretty. I have almost no grass - mostly just dirt. I have a dilapidated shed that desperately needs to be replaced, and I have a deck that also needs to be replaced. When it rains it gets so flooded that I can't use it for several days. But it's mine and I and the animals like it!

(I can't spread grass seed because the chickens would eat it up, and since most commercial grass seed is treated with some sort of enhancing agent, it would be dangerous, as well. I'd like to try to put down some live grass sod, but that gets very expensive. Maybe a little at a time.)

Thanks again.
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Message 1935184 - Posted: 11 May 2018, 17:13:36 UTC - in response to Message 1930887.  

Gordon I know next to nothing about trees, my best offering is "A white one" :-)
A thought not too distant from one's own ;-)

Sans qualifiers for leaf shape and arrangement, one's beloved favours ornamental cherry over whitebeam and/or other candidates, yet hastened to add that she is no authority on the subject. This links to a searchable map:- London's Street Trees and might be if your council responded to the data request.

Lovely pictures from all contributors.
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Message 1935205 - Posted: 11 May 2018, 19:06:17 UTC - in response to Message 1935184.  

Very nice map! Thank you. Two observations: For those of you in England, are your Ash trees doing ok? There's a bad insect killing them in the U.S. The other thing I'm wondering about is why there are no Ginkgo trees on that map. The Ginkgo is an especially good choice for urban areas, and it's a very elegant tree.
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Message 1935930 - Posted: 16 May 2018, 20:31:26 UTC

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Message 1935932 - Posted: 16 May 2018, 20:41:41 UTC

Nice sunsets and sunrises. :~)
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