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Author:  Adrian [ Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:09 pm ]
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Nothing particularly spectacular about these snaps but they remind me why I like to wear a camera on my belt almost 24/7 which is to grab a record of things that delight me.

It is warm now so I have to set off early (fiveish) in the morning for an exercise walk. Here are some of the delights i met on the way.

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These flowers were beautiful. I know virtually nothing about garden plants so maybe someone else can tell me what it is.



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On the other hand I do know hundreds of wild plants. This has me a little stumped though. It looks at first sight to be daucus carota wild carrot, except that daucus carotas has normally only one purple flower in the center. All the examples of these had several purple flowers? Not in my books so anyone have any ideas?



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Some wild tortoises playing tag early in the day.



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Poor quality but check out the feather-like antennae of this little moth.



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Gypsy transport in our town.

Author:  Jim Wright [ Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:28 pm ]
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Maybe this will make a believer out of a few more. My camera is like a growth ...we go almost everywhere together. You were right .. you can't shoot what you see if you leave the camera at home.

How long was this little stroll??

Like the pics and that moth is a first for me .. have seen a lot but never one with that type of ant.

Keep walking and shooting ... and posting.

Author:  ConnieS [ Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:34 pm ]
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Would they be selling that microwave oven for junk?

Perhaps the white and purple is a mutation of wild carrot. We have a common clover that grows in lawns. It's a three-leaf variety of clover, but sometimes a patch mutates and produces some four-leafers. I have a pressed six-leaf clover. I would think that may be the kind of thing you saw there.

Author:  Adrian [ Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:26 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Would they be selling that microwave oven for junk?

Perhaps the white and purple is a mutation of wild carrot. We have a common clover that grows in lawns. It's a three-leaf variety of clover, but sometimes a patch mutates and produces some four-leafers. I have a pressed six-leaf clover. I would think that may be the kind of thing you saw there.


The microwave would almost certainly be intended for use. Some Gypsies sell scrap but they are inveterate scavengers, like me!

I too have found four leaved clovers but every example of this umbelliferae in the area had the multiple purple flowers which means that this one is not a mutant. I'll have to wait till it fruits and then take a sample back to the UK.

Author:  Adrian [ Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:31 pm ]
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Jim Wright wrote:
How long was this little stroll??


5am - 8.30am ish so what's that 3 1/2 hours and it really was a slow paced stroll armed only with whistle, sketch book / journal and my compact camera.

Author:  Jim Wright [ Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:40 pm ]
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Adrian wrote:
Jim Wright wrote:
How long was this little stroll??


5am - 8.30am ish so what's that 3 1/2 hours and it really was a slow paced stroll armed only with whistle, sketch book / journal and my compact camera.


Not bad .... think I could last that long at a slow pace ... you mentioned sketch book.... what do you sketch?

Author:  Adrian [ Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:25 pm ]
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Jim Wright wrote:
what do you sketch?


I'm no real artist but I sketch and paint simple landscapes, flowers, Greek ruins, buildings etc. I draw partly because I discovered a long time ago that if i draw something that it makes me look long and hard at what I'm trying to draw and as a result it fixes the memory in the mind.

Photography is relatively new for me and I often traveled with just a sketch book and left the camera at home.

Trust me, I'm not a talented artist but I enjoy what I do.

When I was young we certainly could not afford camera and films as a family and so sometimes I try to draw memories from childhood and I find it quite therapeutic.

Susan draws flowers.

Author:  Tommy [ Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:24 pm ]
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Adrian wrote:



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Gypsy transport in our town.


Hmmm, it's not a winabago or miniebago, but perhaps it is a waganbago?

Author:  Tommy [ Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:30 pm ]
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Adrian wrote:
Jim Wright wrote:
what do you sketch?

if i draw something that it makes me look long and hard at what I'm trying to draw and as a result it fixes the memory in the mind.


There ya go Jim, draw more to help your memory. Start with something simple, like an egg. :lol:

Author:  ConnieS [ Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:43 am ]
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You've gotta love those matching wheels.

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