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Something I found interesting

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by Andrew Flannigan, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, Diana died in August 1997, the AHS 50th anniversary was, as far as I can ascertain (they celebrated their 70th this year), 1998. Probably July.
     
  2. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

  3. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I did my monthly trawl of the charity shops this morning and found an elephant to add to my collection:
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    from the front, the positioning of the handkerchief is... interesting.

    Of course, side on it is much more innocent...
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    ;)
     
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  4. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Not something you see every day - an aspidistra flower! Apparently they are at ground level because they are pollinated by slugs.

    [​IMG]Keep the Aspidistra flowering by gray1720, on Flickr

    (my 1000th photo on Flickr... only taken 12 years!)
     
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  5. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    This appeared on the green in front of the Council Offices sometime in the last week or two:
    [​IMG]Lest We Forget by SteveH, on Flickr
    I'm a bit confused. The Ghost Soldiers thing was last year and it's a while until Remembrance Day...
     
  6. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

     
  7. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    4th August 1914 11.00pm - Britain declared war.
     
  8. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Our slow-worm population has declined again, unless most of the kids are out hunting at the moment. We're a relatively cat free environment around here but perhaps one of them is the cause of the decline. Puzzling and a little worrying. Still, as long as the worms hang out in the old compost bin it's theirs.

    Panasonic TZ70 8GB H05 P1030420.JPG
     
  9. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Thanks.
     
  10. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

  11. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    On my way to the newsagents this morning, I saw a strange looking flower...
    [​IMG]Blue Passionflower by SteveH, on Flickr
    A blue passionflower, Passiflora caerulea. Native of South America and growing in Staines. What with all the hebes and this, it appears that the local gardeners like a bit of exotica. But, from what I've read, there may be a problem with native insects not going for them.

    Oh, and it produces an orange fruit which is "edible but bland". :D
     
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  12. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    My (much) better half is growing some of those but they haven’t flowered yet. She liked the pic.
     
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  13. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Thank you.

    It appears you can make tea from the flowers too. But be careful of the leaves - "It is possible to boil away most of the cyanide". :eek:
     
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  14. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I was a bit more awake this morning and had a closer look at the vine. It continued round the corner of the wall and is massive. And covered in fruits, mainly still green, but a few orange. Which suggests that the flowering season (?) is coming to an end.
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  15. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    There was one of those "sunshine and black cloud" moments in Sidmouth yesterday. They always fascinate me for the few minutes they continue...

    Sony A65 8GB UnNumbered DSC02972.JPG
     
  16. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Part of a Blondin:

    Blondin.jpg

    Used in the slate quarries to lift the stuff out of the holes.

    S
     
  17. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    What's with all the flags??
     
  18. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    No idea to be honest. When things like that happen in Sidmouth I've learnt not to enquire too closely lest the answer be more than mortal man can endure. Last year they had this on one of the churches...

    Sony HX90 8GB 01 DSC00018.JPG
     
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  19. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    OK Thanks. Glad to see some balance exists in Sidmouth.
     
  20. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    What a beaut! Makes me want to be a bee
     
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