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    Default A walk with a camera

    It has been a while since I was able to take a camera walkies

    Today we went over the old slag bank.

    The view back to our house.


    There follows random flora and insects.

    A late flower, there were othres that have gone over.


    a sedum, similar to the cultivar Ice Plant


    Three cinnabar moth caterpillars.



    more to follow.
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    A couple of flutterbys.





    Dunno what this is, but I like it.



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    Taken with a Sony Cyber-shot point and click.
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    Good day caught in nice stills. Thanks for sharing.
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    What is the stone with the ring and round thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    What is the stone with the ring and round thing?
    When the slag bank was landscaped they moved some sandstone from the docks, those blocks are probably from a now filled in dock entrance coping, the round thing will be a turning fairlead for warping a boat through and a mooring ring.
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    Interesting! I had to Google "slag bank" as I was unfamiliar with the term.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    Interesting! I had to Google "slag bank" as I was unfamiliar with the term.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Ours is a real doozy
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    Nice photos Nick.

    #2 I think they are Speckled Woods.
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    Next time just pretend you simply found the photos on the internet, eh?

    Nobody should live anywhere that idyllic.

    Thanks for the lovely walk, Nick.

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    A solitary caterpillar? Aren't there three in that photo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    Nice photos Nick.

    #2 I think they are Speckled Woods.
    Yes, a quick Google confirmed that they are, and according to this: http://butterfly-conservation.org/67...kled-wood.html we must have seen the entire local population.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pandelume View Post
    A solitary caterpillar? Aren't there three in that photo?
    Well spotted, unfortunately that was the only one of the Ragwort plants being eaten. My memory failed me, it is the Cinnabar caterpillar, not Burnet moth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Next time just pretend you simply found the photos on the internet, eh?

    Nobody should live anywhere that idyllic.

    Thanks for the lovely walk, Nick.

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    Calm down Robert, that is nothing more than reclaimed industrial waste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Calm down Robert, that is nothing more than reclaimed industrial waste.


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    Out n About - grab shots with phone....
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    Nice. Thanks for sharing.

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    Another day, another environment,
    Some hedge row plants.




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    On a footpath alongside the airfield




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    Apart from post 7, all pics seem to have disappeared. For me, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    Apart from post 7, all pics seem to have disappeared. For me, anyway.
    Including PISN's #15?
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    All images are displaying OK for me. Nice thread Nick, thanks.
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    Still missing- odd!

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    Still missing- odd!
    And post #15? 'tis relevant because PISN may be using a different hosting service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Well spotted, unfortunately that was the only one of the Ragwort plants being eaten. My memory failed me, it is the Cinnabar caterpillar, not Burnet moth.
    Ragwort is an invasive noxious weed here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Ragwort is an invasive noxious weed here.
    Not that invasive but still noxious. However these were not on grazing land, but beside footpaths.
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    No walk today, the rain it raineth on Walney.

    However yesterday was great. Along the head of the beach, poor sandy soil and salt winds keep everything close to the ground.



    These might be the Walney Geranium, a variety of cranes bill unique to Walney. Hard to judge, Walney geraniums are pale and can be white with prominent veins on the petals but identification is very subjective.

    These are growing up through a rose plant. Trust me, those odd pale yellow green excrescences are the diseased tips of the rose bush branches,





    The only butterflies were cabbage whites and small white Pieris rapae, this a female.
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    All visible for me and very enjoyable too, thanks Nick.
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    Thanks Peter, it looks as though postimages.org works OK.
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    I am heartened to see some little flying fellows, there was a distinct lack of them when i left the West Country, no shortage of them locally here in Sweden.......though the last 2 years have seen an increase in bloody great Hornets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Thanks Peter, it looks as though postimages.org works OK.

    How much does Postimages cost Nick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    How much does Postimages cost Nick?
    Zilch, nada, nothing, it is a free service. I only use it for putting stuff on here, and use my hard drive to store my other images.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaraborgcraft View Post
    I am heartened to see some little flying fellows, there was a distinct lack of them when i left the West Country, no shortage of them locally here in Sweden.......though the last 2 years have seen an increase in bloody great Hornets!
    Not as many as I would like, but we are out on the fringes of the NW.
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    That would be my use too... I've been using Google Photos but it's cumbersome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    [SNIP]Nobody should live anywhere that idyllic.
    Idyllic? With a mountain of slag and a giant smokestack in the background?
    To misquote Douglas Adams, "This must be some new definition of "idyllic" that I haven't come across before."

    P.S. It does look like a lovely place to be, Nick, but "the i word" set off my Hyperbole Alarm. Sorry. <Ahem>

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