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#51 OFFLINE   Cluttermagnet

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 11:40 AM

You live in the English countryside, is that right? Very nice setting, you are lucky in some ways.
When I see such  an idylic location I think 'flowers' but also 'radio antennas'. The Brits who
live in towns have rather small gardens. Very challenging to find enough room to string some
antenna wires in those circumstances. That's why I'd never live in a city, I like some elbow room.
Beautiful flowers, mate! I'll post a few shots of our flowers here 'shortly'...

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Thought you all might like to have a walk up to my place and a quick look into the garden.Starting only a couple of hundred yards away from the cabin on the farm track, any further back and you do not see the cabin.

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Not really exciting but then real life can be pretty boring. :breakfast:

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 11:54 AM

View Postross549, on 11 July 2014 - 10:47 AM, said:

In southern California...

Hunh? When did this happen? I've been away for too long, it seems.   :hmm:

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 12:11 PM

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 12:22 PM

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 12:36 PM

What about some flowers from San Diego and Urmie's neck of the woods in Finland?

Getting back on topic here...
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:01 PM

Topic? How very quaint.   :w00tx100:

Here is my backyard:

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Got huge lilac trees, no longer in bloom, obviously. Buildings (and trees) date to late 1920s / early & mid 1930s. Birches are higher than the (6-7 storey) buildings.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:02 PM

Pics like that always make me a little dizzy.  Birches higher than the buildings?  Wow.
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:53 PM

My pretty petunias last summer (they don't look so well this summer):

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 06:21 PM

If ever I arrive in the USA .I will set up a chain link fencing business. There must be more chainlink there than all the rest of the world combined.

Are they apple trees ?
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 06:40 PM

There are apple trees in Florida (northern part of the State), but not many. It's too hot for them down here.

That little stretch of chain link fence is about 45 years old. It's only a short run on my east side. The rest of my backyard is encircled with concrete block fencing that is even older. I'm not sure why my father never got around to completing the concrete fence on that side. The neighbor over there is a nice old Cuban lady. She's no trouble.

This is a pic of my backyard facing the other direction...

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Yup. Fence desperately needs painting. :yes:

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 06:46 PM

Nice trees ,Nice blue , Nicest cat .
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 06:51 PM

View PostCapt.Crow, on 11 July 2014 - 06:21 PM, said:

If ever I arrive in the USA .I will set up a chain link fencing business. There must be more chainlink there than all the rest of the world combined.

You may well have a valid point in there (after the fall of Berlin Wall & East Germany).   :happyroll:

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:01 PM

I had a photo of my friend Ullam with a sledgehammer knocking chunks off the top of the Berlin wall . He just left Ireland and all his stuff in the flat one day and vanished . Next thing we knew we had the photo from him .
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:09 PM

A worthy cause, mayhaps?   :bangin:

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:11 PM

The trees are my oaks (six in the backyard). I grew them from acorns in Spring of '87.

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The blue on the house was a gift to my mother back in '93. She loved that shade of blue. Even had her little car painted that color.

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The cat is Fluffy Orange Kitty. He's a good boy! :)

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:42 PM

Fluffy Orange Kitty is kind of a mouthful.  He's a handsome cat.
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:50 PM

Yeah, the outside ferals end up with some terribly un-original names sometimes. For instance, out there right now are: Mama Girl, Fluffy Orange Kitty, Pippy (short for Pippy Longstockings, who ended up being a boy kitty. So, now it's Pippy for "Pip" from Great Expectations now), Sharky-boy, Bootsie Girl, et. al.

My inside kitty, Li'l Black Kitty was an outside feral kitten originally, hence the name she got stuck with. ;)

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:06 AM

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:59 AM

Them petunias do not look like any we have over here Eric. Neat that you grew the oaks from acorns. Pretty cat. :clap:

mac ... pretty on pink indeed ..... what are they ???

ebrke .... in eastern europe they have a different type of birch to the standard silvery ones they grow more like sycamores or oaks.

urmas ... thems tallllllllllllllll trees.

More pics folks, we need more pics. :bounce:
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 11:30 AM

Beautiful old fashioned pink azaleas mac!

Here's our pink ones close up:

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And our kinda hotpink/purple-ish ones close up:

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Not from this year though...
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 02:39 PM

View Postmac, on 12 July 2014 - 07:06 AM, said:

Think Pink!
Great azaleas Mac and Fran!  Mine weren't up to much this year, the deer got most of the new growth, so very few flowers.
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 02:49 PM

View PostLilBambi, on 12 July 2014 - 11:30 AM, said:

Beautiful old fashioned pink azaleas mac!

Here's our pink ones close up:

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And our kinda hotpink/purple-ish ones close up:

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Not from this year though...

Super dooper flowers. :clap:


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Great azaleas Mac and Fran!  Mine weren't up to much this year, the deer got most of the new growth, so very few flowers.

Ditto them darn deer. :'(
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 04:15 PM

Thanks! As I say, those are not this years...but wanted to share the closeups from a few years back.

Those two plants were given to us by my Dad when we moved here. He gave us cuttings from his big old fashioned azaleas. Since my Dad passed away, these flowers help keep his memory alive for me.
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 04:44 PM

Mexican petunias...

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 04:50 PM

You guys have shamed me into taking some photos of my yard . Next sunny day I will.
Oaks from acorns nice one. :thumbup:   I put two walnuts in pots in 85 . I got one huge tree and one dwarf.
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