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Whinlatter Forest walk today - got cut short to about 3 miles - 2/3 distance - due to forestry operations. Went on to Spout Force - a spectacular 60 foot waterfall on a beck where I often used to fish for wild brownies as, 1 1/2 miles downstream, it runs within 20 feet of Corner House at High Lorton - our first home in Cumbria, 1992-95. Unfortunately I couldn't get any closer pics of the waterfall without stripping off and wading due to the vertical cliffs that surround it (one for summer!). Dx

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Frosty Doncaster walk today 1200 noon Doncasters very own Whitewall

A walk in the mist at Grune Point near Silloth today... The other version of the windswept tree - prefer the ground on this one...

Happy New Year to one and all. Let's hope 2021 sees some sort of return to normal as the weeks and months roll on Running annually since 2013, this is the 9th photography thread. Thanks to everyo

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I rang the Police.  The organiser was fined £10,000 for holding an illegal gathering.  The policeman rang me back and told me he'd snailed 'em.   They were very upset apparently because they'd shelled out a fortune for the event.  As can be seen from the photographic evidence, a gangster and his mollusc were bricking it and tried to escape through a secret passage behind a wall but they were too slow. I felt a bit mean, but rules are rules.  If we cant have soul dos, they shouldn't be allowed snail dos. And that's all there is to it. 👍🏼

 

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But they're not the only ones climbing the walls 😞

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16 hours ago, Flamingemeralds said:

I rang the Police.  The organiser was fined £10,000 for holding an illegal gathering.  The policeman rang me back and told me he'd snailed 'em.   They were very upset apparently because they'd shelled out a fortune for the event.  As can be seen from the photographic evidence, a gangster and his mollusc were bricking it and tried to escape through a secret passage behind a wall but they were too slow. I felt a bit mean, but rules are rules.  If we cant have soul dos, they shouldn't be allowed snail dos. And that's all there is to it. 👍🏼

 

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But they're not the only ones climbing the walls 😞

Think plod should stamp down on them 👍

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15 minutes ago, Shinehead said:

Think plod should stamp down on them 👍

Graham.  You can't do that.  I know one of them .Her name is Michelle . 

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Wolf Moon coming this Sunday Steve, and the winds look to be westerly / SSW,  I think this weekend is gonna blow fishing wise...

Caught this very old Carp yesterday at my local pool, which I walked to with all my kit btw, nearly killed me!   There are about 40-50 carp in this 4 acre pool, and they do not get caught regularly, so if you catch one they are always full of character and it's well worth the wait, I had blanked 8 times here before this one, thats how hard it is... they also have a big head of Tench in there as well, some well up to 8lb.

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3 hours ago, Mal C said:

Wolf Moon coming this Sunday Steve, and the winds look to be westerly / SSW,  I think this weekend is gonna blow fishing wise...

Caught this very old Carp yesterday at my local pool, which I walked to with all my kit btw, nearly killed me!   There are about 40-50 carp in this 4 acre pool, and they do not get caught regularly, so if you catch one they are always full of character and it's well worth the wait, I had blanked 8 times here before this one, thats how hard it is... they also have a big head of Tench in there as well, some well up to 8lb.

 Mal

 

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It looks like it's made of bronze and gold lustre! The fish....not Cap'n Bird's Eye.   Could make a nice handbag out of that...

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It's a dog's life!  My friend's dog, Bruce, who sadly passed away.  The best dog in the world.  If Carlsberg made dogs.....IMG-20210216-WA0008.thumb.jpg.3b24fb38ce23528c40897b663dcc4792.jpg

And some photographs of snow in Greece, sent by my friend Kathryn.

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....and finally....  I can't catch fish but I can make a Bakewell tart...IMG_20210202_172136984.thumb.jpg.930abe6099472df2b53b1f80e15b3308.jpg

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8 hours ago, Mal C said:

Wolf Moon coming this Sunday Steve, and the winds look to be westerly / SSW,  I think this weekend is gonna blow fishing wise...

Caught this very old Carp yesterday at my local pool, which I walked to with all my kit btw, nearly killed me!   There are about 40-50 carp in this 4 acre pool, and they do not get caught regularly, so if you catch one they are always full of character and it's well worth the wait, I had blanked 8 times here before this one, thats how hard it is... they also have a big head of Tench in there as well, some well up to 8lb.

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Nice one Mal. These old carp , like you say are full of character. If only they could talk, be like catching up with some of the scenes more colourful people and hearing their stories.  

 

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19 minutes ago, Tomangoes said:

My mates grandson looks like he is hooked..

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 Brilliant Ed. I started fishing when I was 5 . Never lost my love of it 57 years later. Still one of life's greatest pleasures.  Had some amazing times,  Had a kingfisher perch on my fishing rod,  watched Badgers rolling bedding into their sett . Hope he gets as much fun and enjoyment out of it as I have 

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....and finally....  I can't catch fish but I can make a Bakewell tart...IMG_20210202_172136984.thumb.jpg.930abe6099472df2b53b1f80e15b3308.jpg

Yeah but you do make an exceedingly good Bakewell tart 🙂

Captain Birdseye 🙂

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3 hours ago, Mal C said:

Yeah but you do make an exceedingly good Bakewell tart 🙂

Captain Birdseye 🙂

Absolutely, that's why it's called bake well tart... because it bakes well....and......tart.😲.. I didn't think that through at all 🙄.   

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Just had a Bee on my window outside.  Not sure of the ID it could be a hairy footed flower Bee.  I would love to know because if it is its extremely rare 

 

PS. Just been informed that it's probably a Tree Bumblebee.  They only arrived in the UK in 2001 and are slowly moving north and are active from Early spring 

 

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2 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

Just had a Bee on my window outside.  Not sure of the ID it could be a hairy footed flower Bee.  I would love to know because if it is its extremely rare 

 

PS. Just been informed that it's probably a Tree Bumblebee.  They only arrived in the UK in 2001 and are slowly moving north and are active from Early spring 

 

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saw a honeybee yesterday, well it looked like one as it buzzed around the garden looking for flowers. I'll have to go and check on the wild bee hive to see if there starting to get out and about.

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Tonights Snow Moon.

I have set the alarm for 6am to try and photograph the Moon as it sets behind the trees as its at 100% full and i will hopefully post a picture for comparison

Second picture taken at 6.30am today

 

 

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On 23/02/2021 at 19:33, Winsford Soul said:

 Brilliant Ed. I started fishing when I was 5 . Never lost my love of it 57 years later. Still one of life's greatest pleasures.  Had some amazing times,  Had a kingfisher perch on my fishing rod,  watched Badgers rolling bedding into their sett . Hope he gets as much fun and enjoyment out of it as I have 

Indeed.

A bit like norvun...you get it or you don't.

There's a video that goes with the catch, what the hell, here it is.

The trepidation of the catch and the learning of the skill in landing fish that weigh more than the breaking strain of the line...

Ed

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9 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

Tonights Snow Moon.

I have set the alarm for 6am to try and photograph the Moon as it sets behind the trees as its at 100% full and i will hopefully post a picture for comparison

 

 

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Surely you will just be wrapping up a virtual all nighter at 6am tomorrow morning?

The age of the wolf...Susan Coleman might be playing!

Ed

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1 minute ago, Tomangoes said:

Surely you will just be wrapping up a virtual all nighter at 6am tomorrow morning?

The age of the wolf...Susan Coleman might be playing!

Ed

🤣🤣🤣. The virtual nighter is Saturday night  🌙 otherwise your right mate. . I remember posting a picture last summer as I had a brew sat in the garden on my way home from the virtual nighter 🙃.  

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17 minutes ago, Tomangoes said:

Indeed.

A bit like norvun...you get it or you don't.

There's a video that goes with the catch, what the hell, here it is.

The trepidation of the catch and the learning of the skill in landing fish that weigh more than the breaking strain of the line...

Ed

That's brilliant 👏. He is so chuffed 😀

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Female Greenfinch in the garden at lunch time . There was a stunning coloured Male that refused to show for a photograph and stayed behind a branch. As normal with my garden bird pictures this was taken through the kitchen window

 

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Tree Bumblebee.  Much better photo than the earlier ones.  Taken in the garden today.  European species of Bee that was first recorded in the UK in 2001 and has slowly spread North 

 

 

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A glorious spring day today - went for another Loweswater walk - half of it on the normal route along the lake shore, but then doubling back to go straight up the fell and back in a long loop totalling about 6.5 miles. Dx 

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1 hour ago, Davenpete said:

A glorious spring day today - went for another Loweswater walk - half of it on the normal route along the lake shore, but then doubling back to go straight up the fell and back in a long loop totalling about 6.5 miles. Dx 

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Fantastic 👍 I for one can't wait to get back in the high fells and mountains and just watch it be a crap weather summer 😒

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Had to share this.  A white Stork ( wild bird ) has been sighted Monday near Kirkham, Lancashire and over Warrington, Cheshire  today. Simply amazing 

Photo taken by Paul Bennett 

 

 

 

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