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Charlie November


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Camera Corner

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 10:41

Got snow here this morning. I was going to go out and take cold, grey, shivery-looking pictures of snow and snowclouds ... then I went out and fed the birds and decided that staying in the hobbit-hole had its merits too. At least the cuttings are against the south wall of the house in the never-quite-frozen strip.

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 17:38

How about a nice, warm cup of tea?

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag332/DiscoverPersia18Nov2014/PA281222Abyanehhotelreception_zps7f553da4.jpg

 The barman mixes his own drinks, specifically tea.

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag332/DiscoverPersia18Nov2014/PA260901Esfahanparkcouple_zpsc2669187.jpg

 Sunny enough for you? Actually they're probably Shi'i, not Sunni.

Blue sky and bright sun:

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag332/DiscoverPersia18Nov2014/PA260858Armenianmuseum_zps57f5051d.jpg

 Blue sky, bright sun, tomb of Cyrus the Great:

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag332/DiscoverPersia18Nov2014/PA250639Pasargadaeapproach_zps1302758e.jpg

 Garden in a place that doesn't get cold:

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/BestofVietnam17Nov2013/Hoi%20An/HoiAncycleride18flowers_zps7922cde3.jpg

 "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing—absolute nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/BestofVietnam17Nov2013/Hue/Huevillageboatracestart2_zps207aabc4.jpg

 ... and if that doesn't cheer you up, maybe a puppy will:

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t593/BestofVietnam17Nov2013/Mekong%20Delta/Mekongpuppies3_zps286cd9dd.jpg

 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 17:13

Daryl2, I don't know what you're feeding them, but if you really want them to come to a particular patch in a particular hour, put out live mealworms and a handful of RSPB Buggy Nibbles there at the start of that hour every day. At this time of year, everything goes for the mealworms, including chaffinches. I use the buggy nibbles instead of peanuts. I did get peanuts too, but the birds never bothered with the peanuts, so I threw out the rotten peanuts and just fill the mesh tubes with nibbles. Recent addition to the local "customer base" is a great spotted woodpecker.

Wrens eating mealworms? Kind of funny.

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 17:07

The geek on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the geeks on ...

 

Damn thesaurus.

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 16:45

http://xkcd.com/984/

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/space_launch_system.png

 German engineering! I think it's reason enough to stay in the EU, all by itself.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 18:50

Buttercup, that looks VERY familiar ... but I can't place it. It looks like a part of the world where the locals say that "When God made the rest of Earth, he was just practising so he could get this bit right." If it is there ... well, not much point in gardening, because you can't improve on that!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 15:26

I have emptied my little compost bin onto the compost heap. That's gardening, right?

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 15:24

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65827.jpg?width=602&height=350&mode=max

 Lit from the other side, showing different details of the surface. Standing, unsupported, photograph. I was in a bit of a hurry.

Room 101

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 14:32

http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131113005103/creepypasta/images/0/01/Pillow.jpg

 

http://www.asturnatura.com/photo/_files/photogallery/70f1564b69c4ef3054659030911fe443.jpg

 

http://www.seedsofeaden.com/uploads/images/1413625684_foxgloves.jpg

 

http://cdn.startupfashion.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/castor-beans-300x277.jpg

 

http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/potd/atropa_belladonna_np.jpg

 Somehow I think a snoring OH is quite low down the list of priority ... ah ... customers for such a specialist salad bar.

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 13:08

pansyface, you can get those clocks in the rain-washed wilds of Yorkshire, too:

https://www.theakstons.co.uk/Shop/?ViewPage=4

https://www.theakstons.co.uk/Theakston/media/Images/Products/Zoom/Old-Peculier-Backward-Clock.jpg

 

Discussions started by Charlie November

An octopus's garden in the shade

No octopodes, but lots of shade 
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Last Post: 20/03/2015 at 22:49

Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Huge thing with tiny white flowers and heart-shaped leaves 
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Last Post: 24/06/2014 at 16:52

Rose cuttings: timing

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Last Post: 22/03/2015 at 14:30

When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

At least I didn't spend anything. 
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Last Post: 26/10/2013 at 16:46

Apple tree with white leaves

It seems to be healthy enough, if slow-growing 
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Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 18:34

Spurge?

Not a lily. Not an apple tree. 
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Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 22:29

Ooops!

Planning? Measuring? Me? 
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Last Post: 22/03/2015 at 19:14

Leaving tulips in the ground

Can they be left in if the drainage is good? 
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Last Post: 13/05/2013 at 08:09
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