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Excellente Jonathan !
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The farmer mentioned previously had finished his straw tractor by yesterday. Slightly more chic than the French one (that's a first), pictured by Jdsk back a page, but trickier to drive in a straight line - note rear wheel sizes.
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The bear is good!

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Straw Dog, seen somewhere in W.Lanc's today, Winter Hill in the background.
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Considerate leaving it a ball to play with.
Wild Straw ~Lions lolling about the other day, quite rare.
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As The Guardian quaintly put it, these failed to disappoint.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... SApp_Other
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I like the lions.

: - )

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Jdsk wrote: 15 Sep 2021, 8:30am I like the lions.

: - )

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Evergreen sunflowers - can you guess what they are in reality ? attachment=0]P1140929.JPG[/attachment]
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UFOs?

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Boris?
Boris?
Came across this plague of Boris's :idea: Fortunately seem to have been buried like Victor Meldrew

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colin54 wrote: 16 Sep 2021, 9:38am Evergreen sunflowers - can you guess what they are in reality ? attachment=0]P1140929.JPG[/attachment]
Industrial fans behind a wire fence?
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Invicta Tourist wrote: 16 Sep 2021, 4:24pm
Industrial fans behind a wire fence?
Sadly, no.
Clue; Similar to The Two Ronnies' " 'andles for forks", these have 'andles for stalks.
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Having lived in Northumberland all my life until recently I have only ever had red squirrels visit my garden or even seen them whilst out walking, apart from Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh or London parks.

Now that I have moved I see three greys living in the Scots Pine in the garden

Now I know that, like pheasants, they shouldn’t be here and that, like pheasants, they threaten local wildlife. They also damage gardens (although I am less sympathetic to gardeners who import exotic bulbs and plants then complain about squirrels: imported plants have done their share of damage). They are legally classed as vermin which removes any protection and indeed permits killing. It is even illegal to capture, even accidentally, then release.

So at first I also resented their presence, and in a way still do.

But it isn’t their fault that they are here. They do not make moral judgements. So whilst I would never encourage their presence I am also quietly enjoying their cuteness and antics. Meanwhile, I will plant things which they are known to dislike.
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Cycling along a narrow B road today. Bus came up behind me. It couldn't pass and followed me for a short distance. I pulled off into a drive to let him pass.

He thanked me AND the 4 drivers behind who must have realised what I had done, all gave me a thank you wave.

Amazing.

Friendly Essex folk.
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