Dovefromabove


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IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 17:07

SGL 

Unusual Bug?

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 17:05

Think that one's dressed up for Strickly Fairy ... that looks like the bug equivalent of spray tan and glitter

Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 16:59

That rhino was magnificent ... I loved him ... the others spent most of their time in the wallows but he wanted to engage with his audience 


And the elephants behaved in such a natural way ... the mothers, aunts and big sisters looking after the younger ones ... if you look you can see they'd been learning how to throw the dusty soil over their heads onto their backs   Papa is a big bull called Emmett ... he was in his own paddock over the other side ... he doesn't have free access to the females when the keepers are around as it wouldn't be safe ... but he seemed perfectly content too.  


We spent all day there but didn't see half of what there is to see ... we'll have to go back 

Unusual Bug?

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 16:43

We love Shield bugs ... I've never seen one like that 

Pronunciation

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 16:15
nutcutlet says:

 

Just showing linguistic superiority over the rest of us. 



 Attempting to Nut, but not succeeding ... not on this forum 

Pronunciation

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 15:55

Monty Don went to great efforts to explain this on a programme last year ... however I don't expect it to have any influence on the way it's pronounced by people and I don't expect that he does either.


I am constantly irritated by the mispronunciation of lots of things, and the Victorian Hellenization of the pronunciation of many East Anglian Anglo Saxon place names is a constant bugbear.  However I know that I am a linguistic pedant and I have accepted that most people are not.

Last edited: 16 September 2017 15:56:58

Photos from Whipsnade Zoo

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 15:39











A few of the photos we took at Whipsnade Zoo on the way home from our holiday. 


Sorry some are a bit fuzzy ... didn't realise I'd left the camera on the wrong setting 

Last edited: 16 September 2017 15:43:28

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 15:06


Hope you're having a lovely birthday lunch  BL 


IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 15:02

Hope you're having a lovely day SGL



Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 12:06

Dusting Hosta?   What dust ... there wasn't any there the other day.


Well, I'm back from the farm shop with beef for tomorrow, bread, another Crown Prince squash to store in the garage and apples ... then neighbour across the way rang the doorbell and gave us more apples  maybe I should have bought pork rather than beef :-/ ... but they'll keep until next weekend.



I popped out between the showers and picked another load of tomatoes ... we've had the best crop ever this year ... the Sungolds are amazing. I'm roasting some for the freezer and will make a sauce for pizza later in the week. I'm also roasting some red and yellow peppers which were a freebie from the farm shop as they'd got soft spots on them so couldn't be sold ... they'll go in the freezer too and come in handy later. 



I must try to make some space in the freezer ... it's full of runner beans and raspberries.

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