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    Nosferatu , aka a 500mm long beltfish, jumps 2 metres high, makes it through two hatch ways and lands between a sleeping couple at 4 or 5 am in a remote anchorage in the most remote Islands in Fiji, what's worrying bout that?
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    Is a bed not safe any more, eh?

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    Indeed, the stuff of nightmares!
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    Something was chasing him, pays to remember that................
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    The boss says put it in the fridge and I'll cook it in the morning.
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    That fush had tiny slimy scales so when I grabbed it my hand literally turned silver. Everything it touched turned silver, it was like paint. But it did go in the freezer for a week or two , I don't think anyone was keen on risking eating it though.
    This came up on faceplant recently under the title' what a kids drawing would look like if it was real.
    Paul or Lee might want one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    does it have to be permanent decor? we might carve beets instead of pumpkins this fall, if trends continue.

    There is something particularly appealing this year about carving up an orange gourd in late Oct.

    I can't quite put my finger on it...

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    Almost perfect! Thanks! Sorry to hear of its `progress' though!
    My wife loves playing around in the yards - Texas Y'all - no complacency - Whimsy !IMG_0420.jpgIMG_0465.jpgIMG_0471.jpgIMG_0475.jpgIMG_0477.jpg
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    Excellent! I can see we're going to raise our game.
    Now where did I put that boar jawbone........

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    And now for something completely different....
    Active garden art.
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    The tree ferns scalped in the windfall and subsequent while we're at it tree removal, are regenerating speedily and in an artful way.

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    And the other mobile art pieces are growing at an astounding rate.

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    do i turn this punt into yard art, or do i tighten up and float?

    hasn't been on the pond in five or six years. no maintainance in ten, i reckon...

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    you laugh, but, see that black "paint"?

    not kidding.

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    Give 'er a power wash and a scrub, and run another coat of goo on 'er, and set sail for the far side of the pond!

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    Simple tune deserves another shot at floating. This is the clear path to enlightenment.

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    It is. Float until enlightenment occurs. Then the punt becomes edge-of-pond yard art and serenity prevails.
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    Gwasshopper. ..

    Wait, this isn't the bug photography thread. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    do i turn this punt into yard art, or do i tighten up and float?

    hasn't been on the pond in five or six years. no maintainance in ten, i reckon...

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    Well, don't build another one, whatever you do.


    cool.gifcool.gif Heh, heh, heh . . .

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    Hydrodynamics? We don't need no stinking hydrodynamics....


    Porch artefact as mentioned way back.
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    You know what a donut hole is, the punching from a donut... this is Gypsy's donut hole, you can see the rub mark from the boat that ran her down and sank her.
    Subsequently cut out for the hull repair.
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    Now that the big smoke lockdown is loosened we're back in town so we can sand paint plumb and garden. But no fear, I took pics of more weird garden chit.
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    Like this artefact garden with moved around artifacts
    How do you spell that word anyways.

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    it’s like those refrigerator magnets. i am really good at those, don’t know why she put them away.

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    Like that.

    We have a friend who keeps bringing us bits of old, rusty farm machinery from out west. So we also have bits of rusty steel strewn around the garden and shed.

    I also discovered that scrap metal yards get a lot of bronze things, mostly old valves, pipe fittings etc. These can make very attractive toe-removing doorstops etc. We have a few ....
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    This is memorable–


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    This is why you should never get epoxy in your hair!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Have you ever watched the great French film Amelie? If not, you must!!
    Truly superb. There's some interesting camera work in one of the scenes with her father and the shrine.
    be modest, and be proud of it.

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    Likewise, this:



    And this:


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    be modest, and be proud of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip-skiff View Post
    Likewise, this:



    And this:

    Love those fish!! Quite like the sticky horse but I'd plant those fish on the yard any time!

    We have a tortoise too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Bonus suggestion, the one that kicked it off...
    The surfin' chicken.
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    With a stance like that, it's going to blow all its re-entries.

    Don't ask me why I know all about bad surfing stances....... :-p

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    Love the pink carp!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Love the pink carp!


    Is it a catfish? Don't think carp have barbels, but I could be wrong.

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    Maybe the barbels are for seizing the carp.

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    They are catfish. This area produces much of the farm raised catfish in the US.

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    Only weightlifters have barbels!

    At least I didn't think it might be a tuna!
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