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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Joolz » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:45 pm

chris.ph wrote:i thought you went for a run for a second there joolz :shock: :shock: until i saw the bike :whistle: :whistle: :lol: :lol: :lol:


:shock: :shock: Go wash your mouth with soap...I don't even run a bath :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chillicamper » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:46 am

Dotsie wrote:Well we have loads of squirrels and loads of trees, but we don't chop them down so the squirrels are still nice fluffy animals around here :P But one did poo on Mr Dotsie's car once, it looked like a bear had done it :shock:


:shock: Must be all the roughage! :lol:

That's the problem with having trained in forestry - always sizing up trees for their timber value and always seeing furry critters as damaging your trees! :lol: But to be fair to foresters, a large proportion of this countries woodland would be a tangled, uninviting place without the management of the trees as a crop. It's just a crop that takes 70 - 120 years to mature.

An old boy head forester I once worked with used to always quote his favourite saying to the trainees - "the true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you will not sit" In other words plant for the following generations.

In my time in forestry I reckon I planted over 100,000 trees and I love going back to watch them grow - but I get quite protective if some little critter has been eating them! :lol:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:18 am

Too weird! Our squirrels don't seem to do that. At least, I've never noticed bark strips under our trees. I'll have to pay more attention. Maybe they're there and I just didn't register it as different from the rest of the yard debris.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:24 am

Perhaps Canadian squirrels are "hard"? ;)
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:43 am

Forgot to say, nice pics Joolz!

Hmmm, don't know about Canadian squirrels Bouncy. The squirrels that have migrated down from Canada are all black and smaller than the red squirrels. They haven't quite made it as far as our town yet.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:18 pm

From beautiful scenery, back to tourist trap. The famous Wall Drug:

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Wall Drug Store, often referred to simply as "Wall Drug," is a tourist attraction located in the city of Wall, South Dakota. It is a shopping mall consisting of a drug store, gift shop, restaurants and various other stores. Unlike a traditional shopping mall, all the stores at Wall Drug operate under a single entity instead of being individually run stores. The New York Times has described Wall Drug as "a sprawling tourist attraction of international renown [that] takes in more than $10 million a year and draws some two million annual visitors to a remote town."
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:09 pm

Mount Rushmore:

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby michelanCello » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:14 pm

Looks like you had a lot of fun, Susanne! :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby janet » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:30 pm

Great pics! :clap:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chillicamper » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:46 am

Lovely pics :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:09 am

Great pics. I've always thought Mt. Rushmore to look impressive and wanted to see it in person. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:20 am

Impressive mountain catch up but where are the Aliens??? :shock: ;)
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:25 pm

That was one of the stops that I enjoyed the most! I didn't really know what to expect. I thought it might just be one of those things where you pull off the road, get out of the car for a few minutes to see and say, ok, we've done that. But there was a really beautiful walk around the monument and you got to see it from some really interesting angles. There was a huge visitor's center with a one room museum, gift shop and food. We had a really nice day there.

Sorry Dug, no aliens this trip! I'll keep an eye out for them on the next one. ;)
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:15 am

It's all balls in Ironbridge this morning. :D

To promote the National Lottery which doubles in price to buy a ticket for this weekend giant lottery balls have been floated down the river under the Iron Bridge.

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One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:22 am

I thought only a medical person might have an interest in floating balls. ;)
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