A Quiet Sunday

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by LNR » Wed May 08, 2024 10:55 am

Thanks Phillip, was probably more a test of the operator!
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Andrew » Wed May 08, 2024 12:32 pm

ge_rik wrote: Wed May 08, 2024 9:38 am Excellent atmosphere. Love all the detail
Absolutely! Love the signwriting too, very impressive!

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Peter Butler » Wed May 08, 2024 2:11 pm

A really wonderfully posed picture in lovely muted tones. I trust all of the storm damage is now cleared and more constructive work will be available soon. Your line is truly inspirational.
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Lonsdaler » Mon May 13, 2024 9:43 pm

What Rik said😄 Beautifully bucolic scene, and nicely captured.👍🏻
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by LNR » Mon May 27, 2024 10:50 am

Doing a bit of pruning down on the sawmill spur and noticed this little fella. He got a bit agitated after a while and opened
his bright violet coloured wings.
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Lonsdaler » Mon May 27, 2024 8:37 pm

I know it's harmless, but Ugh I think the worst insect we have to suffer in the UK (apart from Midges) are Cockchafers (aka May Bug or Doodlebug).
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by philipy » Mon May 27, 2024 8:54 pm

Lonsdaler wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 8:37 pm I know it's harmless, but Ugh I think the worst insect we have to suffer in the UK (apart from Midges) are Cockchafers (aka May Bug or Doodlebug).
Some years ago we had some guests from Mexico staying with us one September.They were terrified when they saw some DaddyLonglegs...thought they were giant Mossies! :lol:
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by drewzero1 » Mon May 27, 2024 9:35 pm

philipy wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 8:54 pm
Lonsdaler wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 8:37 pm I know it's harmless, but Ugh I think the worst insect we have to suffer in the UK (apart from Midges) are Cockchafers (aka May Bug or Doodlebug).
Some years ago we had some guests from Mexico staying with us one September.They were terrified when they saw some DaddyLonglegs...thought they were giant Mossies! :lol:
To be fair I thought the same thing the first time I saw a cranefly. Same with a cicada, I thought I'd seen a giant deer fly (and the regular sized ones already bite hard enough!)

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Andrew » Tue May 28, 2024 9:04 am

If I came across one of those I'm not sure I'd recognise that it was an insect?! I reckon I'd prefer not to know, actually - it's HUGE!

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Post by Lonsdaler » Tue May 28, 2024 6:31 pm

philipy wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 8:54 pm
Lonsdaler wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 8:37 pm I know it's harmless, but Ugh I think the worst insect we have to suffer in the UK (apart from Midges) are Cockchafers (aka May Bug or Doodlebug).
Some years ago we had some guests from Mexico staying with us one September.They were terrified when they saw some DaddyLonglegs...thought they were giant Mossies! :lol:
🤣 That is quite amusing.😄
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by Lonsdaler » Tue May 28, 2024 6:33 pm

drewzero1 wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 9:35 pm
philipy wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 8:54 pm
Lonsdaler wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 8:37 pm I know it's harmless, but Ugh I think the worst insect we have to suffer in the UK (apart from Midges) are Cockchafers (aka May Bug or Doodlebug).
Some years ago we had some guests from Mexico staying with us one September.They were terrified when they saw some DaddyLonglegs...thought they were giant Mossies! :lol:
To be fair I thought the same thing the first time I saw a cranefly. Same with a cicada, I thought I'd seen a giant deer fly (and the regular sized ones already bite hard enough!)
I think Cranefly is the proper name for our 'daddy longlegs'. Apologies if you knew that already.
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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by drewzero1 » Tue May 28, 2024 8:47 pm

Lonsdaler wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 6:33 pm
I think Cranefly is the proper name for our 'daddy longlegs'. Apologies if you knew that already.
I had suspected, but had to look it up to be sure. Some people here also call it that, but we also have two very different spiders that go by that nickname-- the harvestman, and the cellar spider. :scratch:

The one that confused me was maybugs which we call junebugs. They're just starting to come out here so I suppose either name makes sense! But we also have mayflies (or lake flies) which look just like mosquitoes without the bite. They hatch out of the lake in great swarms for a week or so twice a year, forming an audible cloud above the city streets and posing an inhalation risk to joggers. :silent: (So much for a quiet Sunday!)

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Re: A Quiet Sunday

Post by FWLR » Wed May 29, 2024 7:03 am

Don't like insects of any kind, especially SPIDERS....uggg... :stop: please... :thumbright:

Ladybirds are welcome though... :thumbright:

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