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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » May 1st, 2019, 4:22 pm

On my lunchtime wander, another fisherman - on the River Lossie this time

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Itsallaguess » May 3rd, 2019, 8:57 pm

Square with four circles, by artist Felice Varini -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vsd9OKDfmOA

Wikipedia page for Felice Varini - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felice_Varini

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Postby Itsallaguess » May 5th, 2019, 6:52 pm

Rocket launch from Earth as seen from the International Space Station -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1R3dTdcpSU

The rocket is a Soyuz resupply mission heading for the ISS itself.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Itsallaguess » May 11th, 2019, 8:49 pm

Santuario Madonna della Corona -

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Santuario Madonna della Corona -

Built right into a vertical cliff face on Italy’s Mount Baldo, the Santuario Madonna della Corona (Sanctuary of the Lady of the Crown) looks as though it is nearly suspended in mid-air.

The church does not actually hang on the sheer face but instead sits on a thin rock shelf that can only be reached by a thin path. Originally the secluded shelf was home to a hermitage where holy men could come for silent reflection, completely removed from the rest of the world. The actual church was built in 1530 and the site became a chapel for anyone wanting to pay pilgrimage and contemplate the nature of God in peace.


https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/santuario-madonna-della-corona

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » May 12th, 2019, 6:10 pm

A local hill today. About 1000 feet up. Never been there, but I had been told the views were decent. So off we trotted.

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Looking west/nw & Inverness direction. You can just make out the snowy peak of Ben Wyvis (3000+ feet Munro)

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Looking north towards Caithness. It was the field of oilseed rape that caught my eye...

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Finally, looking towards the southwest. The 2900 feet Ben Rinnes is the tallest peak there. Beyond that, you can just make out the Cairngorm range.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby UncleEbenezer » May 12th, 2019, 7:28 pm

Itsallaguess wrote:Santuario Madonna della Corona -

The church does not actually hang on the sheer face but instead sits on a thin rock shelf that can only be reached by a thin path.
Itsallaguess

The car in the middle kind-of ruins the romantic story (not to mention the place).
I don't suppose you'd see that at Granny's cottage in the Ramtops.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby scotia » May 15th, 2019, 4:51 pm

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In a foreign land this morning
Well actually Surrey
But that's as far as I normally stray from home

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby AleisterCrowley » May 15th, 2019, 7:07 pm

Sunny Reigate?

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby UncleEbenezer » May 15th, 2019, 7:28 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:Sunny Reigate?

Sunny? Where are the shadows?

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Postby PinkDalek » May 15th, 2019, 7:39 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote:
AleisterCrowley wrote:Sunny Reigate?

Sunny? Where are the Shadows?



A little bit behind Cliff.

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Postby swill453 » May 15th, 2019, 8:46 pm

A view of Buachaille Etive Mòr in Glencoe as I set off to climb it yesterday. Absolutely stunning weather.

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Then a view back along the ridge from the furthest peak (Stob na Broige)

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Scott.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby scotia » May 15th, 2019, 10:28 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:Sunny Reigate?

Yes - I suspect its a well known view. I had a pleasant ramble around the Reigate heath in pleasant weather - although I believe it was even warmer back up in Scotland. I'm a bit vague as to whether there was direct sun at the time I took the photograph (on my phone) or whether it was partially shaded with light cloud.
I believe that the post mill last worked by wind in 1862, and its roundhouse was converted into a Chapel in 1880, where services are still held during the summer.

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Postby AleisterCrowley » May 15th, 2019, 11:47 pm

I lived in Sussex for a while, and had a nice view of the Jack and Jill windmills

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Postby tjh290633 » May 16th, 2019, 9:17 am

I see Jack and Jill every morning, unless it is misty, or the cloud is down low. Oldland Mill in Keymer is in working order after a lot of conservation work. Jill works, but Jack has just regained his cap and sweeps after restoration work. Not a functioning mill, though.

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Postby scotia » May 18th, 2019, 12:25 am

I'm still far from home - and the following picture is of a Toon tree - but I'm not in Newcastle

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- We were making use of our RHS membership at Wisley.

And the following picture was taken on the way to the new Wisley Stone Pine Café - where we had a pleasant Tea and Cake, having previously gorged ourselves in the Wisley Honest Sausage Café.

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The Official opening of the new Wisley entrance buildings is scheduled for 10th June - and the builders are now under way on the new Laboratories at the other end of the grounds. The culture shock we always experience at Wisley is the number of visitors - we arrived about half an hour after opening time, but got one of the last spaces before visitors were redirected to overflow car parks. When we visit Crarae, Arduanie or Benmore on the west coast of Scotland, which are particularly attractive with their Rhododendron and Azalea collections at this time of year, there are rarely more than a dozen cars in their car parks.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby DiamondEcho » May 18th, 2019, 1:31 pm

Fascinating, as usual, and as usual I found myself going to Wiki/Google to learn more. I'd never heard of a 'Toon tree' and thought it a colloquialism, but it's not, it's from Asia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toona_sinensis

My first impression (before seeing the caption) of the carved pine tree was it was hops, or perhaps mega GM-hops :lol:

ps. To avoid the w/e crowds, since we're both retired-early, we do our touristy things, city-centre shopping etc mid-week. If you've the flexibility I highly recommend it. That way we seem to encounter other tourists/visitors, rather than the often more hurried locals too.

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Postby dealtn » May 18th, 2019, 2:00 pm

You could have got into RHS Wisley this morning before the crowds. It was one of their "photo" days where you can a ticket for entrance before the masses. The family spent 3 hours there this morning, on arriving just 14 cars in the car park.

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Postby scotia » May 20th, 2019, 12:47 am

And continuing my visit to the deep south, I was off to Sheffield Park Garden

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and no - in spite of its name, its not in the midlands of England, its in East Sussex.
It was in the ownership of the Earls of Sheffield from the 18th century who carried out extensive ground works which includes four lakes, and a layout by Capability Brown. On the death of the 3rd Earl at the beginning of the 20th Century, Sheffield Park was sold to Arthur Soames who continued with the planting, and is known particularly for the rhododendrons. The picture below is a bloom from one of the hybrids he developed - 'Angelo'

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Its a late variety - and very large - so I don't have it in my garden!
During WW2 several regiments of Canadian soldiers were based, and carried out their training, in Sheffield Park, and post WW2 the garden took many years to be reinstated to its former glory. The National Trust purchased the garden in 1954.
The only Canadian evidence which I noticed is shown below

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- a Canada goose with goslings.

For any other visitors from afar who find themselves in this area, there are numerous nearby gardens also worth visiting - e.g. Nymans and Wakehurst
(own photographs)

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby scotia » May 21st, 2019, 11:53 pm

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Back in Sunny Surrey, this is one of the National Trust's most visited properties.
Most of our southern cousins will know where it is, but I thought I would turn it into puzzle for my northern brethren by providing a couple of cryptic clues (anything to take my mind off Br.. and Bo..).
OK the first clue is McEwan's Export.
And for the few genteel Scots who read Hello Magazine the second clue is Princess Eugenie's Wedding Tiara.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Clitheroekid » May 22nd, 2019, 12:28 pm

Please sir, can I be first to identify it as Polesden Lacey, near Dorking? :D


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