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Camera Talk

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 15:18

Nora has asked me to start a new thread as this one has reached a high number of posts. She'll add links to the new one but I expect that won't be till Monday.

I've called the new one Camera Talk - part 2 in case anyone can't find it  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 19:24

I haven't Hosta - but I should.

Lovely pic 

Joyce - it's something I heard being debated a year or two ago - perhaps it was only in some English schools and not up here. I just remember being horrified that it was considered to be not important or relevant any more. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 18:39

Napoleon Solo's gone as well. I loved The Man from Uncle. Good age though. 

Hosta - I think it's the sheer devastation of WW1. Those men had no choice. My Grandpa came home from WW1. I'm very fortunate that my Dad was deaf so he did his part in WW2 by playing in bands to entertain. I may not have been here if he'd been in the armed forces. My good fortune isn't taken for granted. For all those who are as lucky as I am, we owe them an enormous debt. The pain many of those men still carry is dreadful. It makes me angry when 'they' talk of not teaching about the wars in schools. It should be compulsory.

Libertia chilensis

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 17:55

I have a Libertia here Jennifer - I'm in central west Scotland and about 400 feet above sea level. We've just had a lot of frosts and snow in the last week or so and generally cold temps as usual.  Mine has been fine although it's reasonably sheltered. It's been in the ground for a couple of years now. It's an ixioides though, so don't know if it's a hardier type. Many of them are quite robust.

You have nothing to lose I suppose - but you may want to give it some extra protection in the coldest weather.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 17:40

I enjoyed a trawl through Mr B's collection. Very diverse.  I'd love to have known his thought process each time he made a purchase, although I expect he bought a few without realising 

I liked his comment about 'the head' - he wanted to sound like how it looked  

I liked the Victor Pasmore abstract. Just don't have the bank balance...

Hope you're nice and cosy Clari!

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 17:35

Minus four this morning at about half seven, cloud came in by lunchtime and it got to about 6, but now the wind is getting up more strongly. We're to get rain and gales etc overnight. Standard fare for November.

At least the snow on Tuesday disappeared fairly quickly although it was very pretty late that night 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 16:09

My uncle ( Mum's brother) was in the RAF, but we don't really know anything about his experiences as we had very little contact. He's very unwell now  - in his nineties. My other uncle (married to my Dad's sister) was in the Canadian Air Force. She married him after meeting him over here during the war, and moved to Canada, where she spent the rest of her life. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 15:37

I thought I'd bid for Hirst's Sphincter....if you know what I mean....

don't think twenty quid would have covered it though...might just about have covered his sph....ooh no...I won't go there.... 

Meant to say - Dove  - lovely pic of your parents. I found myself looking at the hankie in your Dad's hand though. Lest we forget...

Camera Talk

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 15:28

Haven't looked on here for a while, and not been on a walk for a bit so I don't have any new hill photos. Enjoying  these 'skies' though 

GD - that's glorious 

Love your skies too Johnny. The colours are beautiful. 

No walk pix - but I have been taking some of the moon recently.  I don't think we'll get a clear sky for the Super moon on Monday though

This one's from a few weeks ago 

and a few days later, it was rising in behind the pine along the road

This was last night

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 15:08

Any scones left Dove?  

I might be wrong, but don't the gas bottle ovens act in a different way from the 'old style-ee' gas ovens?

Naughty Hosta....

doc - that's a very tricky situation re the neighbour's son. My first thought when I read it was, is that a wind up by the neighbours? Maybe I'm too suspicious. It's put you in a very difficult position though. Will his parents be round to thank you or will they react in a less grateful way? Where were they anyway. They're lucky to have you there, and lucky that you didn't just shut the door in his face - perhaps they might realise that....

obelixx - you can use a hand blender for paint...I speak from experience...

Well the freezing cold morning ( minus four when I fed the dicky birds) has given way to a bit of wind (ooh err pardon me  ) as we're apparently having normal service tonight with high winds and rain etc. Ho hum.

Sad about Mr Cohen. I wasn't a fan, but admired his talent enormously. I got very teary when they talked about the death of Marianne a while back, and his message to her, and her reaction. They played it again on the radio today and I got teary again. Very moving. I love that we've seen a rise in the singer/songwriter again in the new century. Different times, different sounds and subjects but it's a great gift to be a poet and put it to music. Long live the lot of 'em.   

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