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Discussion in 'Personal Promotion' started by Tidgy's Dad, Jul 14, 2015.

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    Fingers crossed!
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    Went out on our back deck and noticed this interesting bird active. Possibly a Baltimore Oriole or American Redstart

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    The Camargue is lovely area - I went there many years ago.
    That cuttlefish looks like giant dust mites!!
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    Lyn W Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    The A level results are out tomorrow I think.
    There will be a lot of nervous A and GCSE students around at the moment.
    We'll all keep our fingers crossed for you!!
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    Lyn W Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Hey Carol welcome back - we've missed you!
    Glad to hear all is well with you and the 2 and 4 legged family
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    Well of course! I was so pleased to get the report that all was well in South Africa... it is a busy time of year for working moms with kids in school... today was Jayden’s first day of Kindergarten.. He was so brave and I tried to hurry away before he saw the tears in my eyes.. My last baby growing up...
    But you have been missed and I am so glad it was only because of life in general... enjoy your evening and I’ll look forward to reading more from you now:)

    And my medical issues have went a long way to remedying themselves.. several small issues and one pinched nerve that anti inflammatories have took some pressure off of & im almost back in form.. with age, these things are to be expected... ughh
    But, I can delay any surgeries for a bit yet
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    Your too far away!!!
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    No, the bird was too far away. I can see enough to ID
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    Get out your readers!
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    Carol! Delighted to not see you back in the CDR. We have missed you
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    Other way round. The weird spiders are the cuttlefish. Yup, that’s where the cuttlefish bones come from that we tortoise owners feed for calcium.

    The razor clams have shells in the shape of old fashioned cut throat razors.
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    Well, I had another interlude with a wasp. I took a handful of garden implements and leaned them up against the wall of the shed.

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    A wasp got me on the cheek. I think I felt three or four stings before I was able to shoo him away.

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    The sensation wasn't bad at all. I think this species of wasp is losing it's stinging power. It was slightly burning for about 5 minutes, and now I feel nothing. It's a bit red and looks like it might swell eventually, and I KNOW it will be itchy tomorrow. Darned wasps anyway!
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    Ow! I have never encountered a wasp that has done anything but make me swell a lot. You are very lucky
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    We bought some fresh Blue Crabs today for crab cakes later for dinner. The store provides brown paper bags to hold the crabs during check out.

    I took the bag, shredded and then shredded insmall pieces prior to composting in our worrm nin.

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    Lol!!! I’m blind as a bat so I have lenses on all the time... maybe I’m just not as good at ID’ing as I should be
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    Yikes!!!! I wish them all imminent death for you!!
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    Yup! Me and my many cans of wasp spray get rid of them quickly. Trick is to see them before they see me.
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    For Ben. He asked for some pix of blue crabs...

    Maryland Blue Crabs - males

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    Some of JoesDad’s Camargue pictures

    A grey heron and its catfish lunch... we spent quite a while watching this being dealt with
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    A coypu
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    One of many black winged stilts
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    A dragonfly
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