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Barbara Shoemaker's Comments

Valley and the Rocks Guardian, Lynton
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Barbara Shoemaker(1st June 2016)

Stunning colours - lovely!

Horizontal Tornado, Hillesden, Buckinghamshire
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Barbara Shoemaker(1st June 2016)

Goodness me! I've never seen a horizontal one before. Amazing photo.

Stepping stones
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Barbara Shoemaker(28th January 2014)

And a lovely one it is! Excellent way to start off the sale process!

Colourful view of York Minster
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Barbara Shoemaker(8th August 2012)

Delightful.

A Rose from Wheatley
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Barbara Shoemaker(28th June 2012)

Gorgeous!

Gothic Moon
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Barbara Shoemaker(13th December 2011)

Awesome, Vince!

St Ives sunset from the Island
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Barbara Shoemaker(8th November 2011)

Who indeed? WOW! Brilliant.

Haworth Cemetery
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Barbara Shoemaker(21st October 2011)

I thought it was just me! My first thought was that the stones appeared to be walking up the hill! Great shot.

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Barbara Shoemaker(6th September 2011)

Lovely! I've added it to my "Delightful Doors" tour.

Picture postcard cottage
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Barbara Shoemaker(29th August 2011)

Lovely! This cottage appears (to me) to be wearing a happy face!

Double rainbow over Robin Hood's Bay.
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Barbara Shoemaker(11th August 2011)

Gorgeous!

View of Rye from the Church Tower.
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Barbara Shoemaker(11th August 2011)

Brilliant shot, Kip! Love it.

Garden Cottage
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th May 2011)

How utterly charming! Love the crooked chimney.

Piddles Wood, Sturminster Newton
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Barbara Shoemaker(26th April 2011)

Oh, to be walking through this enchanting place!

Spooky isolated house, Chipping Campden
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Barbara Shoemaker(21st March 2011)

Love the spooky effects, Tony. When I visited the Banqueting House and cemetery, it was a lovely sunny day and not spooky at all!

Walking the dogs, Middle Claydon, Bucks
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Barbara Shoemaker(21st March 2011)

It reminds me of my late mother-in-law walking her dogs on the farm in Virginia. Lovely.

St Peter and St Paul Church, Cosgrove, Northants
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Barbara Shoemaker(21st March 2011)

Great shot, Tony. I've added it to my "Towers & Spires" tour.

Westminster at night
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Barbara Shoemaker(18th February 2011)

Beautiful shot of London, Barry. Makes me long to be there.

Freshly picked strawberries
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Barbara Shoemaker(4th February 2011)

How gorgeous! I adore fresh strawberries!

Shocking!
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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd February 2011)

Oh,the poor little thing! I do hope he recovers.

Lexi
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Barbara Shoemaker(1st February 2011)

I'm in love!

ORIO
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Barbara Shoemaker(1st February 2011)

What a beautiful cat!

Dillon comes for a clean up.
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Barbara Shoemaker(1st February 2011)

What a sweetheart!

Three Kings in Ripon.
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Barbara Shoemaker(14th January 2011)

Beautifully captured, no flash needed. (Of course, now I have the song "We Three Kings" stuck in my head.)

Thatched roof house
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Barbara Shoemaker(5th January 2011)

As am I!

Across the harbour
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Barbara Shoemaker(5th January 2011)

What a charming vista!

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Barbara Shoemaker(20th December 2010)

How she would shriek if he lifted that pump handle and the water poured onto her head!

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Barbara Shoemaker(20th December 2010)

Aren't they just the sweetest creatures!

Aquarium at the Eden Project
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th December 2010)

Looks a bit like a smiley face, doesn't it!

Source of wonder
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Barbara Shoemaker(7th December 2010)

What a sweetheart she is!

Shaftesbury in Dorset
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Barbara Shoemaker(12th November 2010)

I never tire of this view. Beautifully done, Graham. It occurs to me I wouldn't want to try to navigate that hill when there's ice and snow!

Shaftesbury in Dorset
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Barbara Shoemaker(12th November 2010)

Splendid autumn colours! Lovely.

Shaftesbury in Dorset
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Barbara Shoemaker(12th November 2010)

Perfectly charming, Graham! Nice of him to pose for you.

Much Wenlock
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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd November 2010)

What a charming cottage!

The seat amongst the roses
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Barbara Shoemaker(1st November 2010)

Beautifully framed, well captured!

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Barbara Shoemaker(20th October 2010)

Wonderful black and white photo; well done!

Blue Sea
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Barbara Shoemaker(20th October 2010)

Beautiful colors!

An English Rose
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Barbara Shoemaker(21st September 2010)

That is one spectacular rose, Ron! Beautiful.

Smoke, trees, sunlight...
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Barbara Shoemaker(15th September 2010)

Nicely captured, Liz.

Raisdale
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Barbara Shoemaker(14th September 2010)

Beautiful colors!

Hadrians Wall
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th September 2010)

Wow!

An icon
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th September 2010)

Super shot!

Stour Valley Summer
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th September 2010)

Brilliant capture, Graham.

Branscombe
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th September 2010)

How charming.

Branscombe
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th September 2010)

Beautiful flowers!

Sunflowers
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Barbara Shoemaker(7th September 2010)

Gorgeous! Prize worthy photo!

A Victorian journey
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Barbara Shoemaker(7th September 2010)

Incredible!

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Barbara Shoemaker(7th September 2010)

Shaun, what an absolutely delicious colour!

Hadrians Wall
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Barbara Shoemaker(7th September 2010)

Hard to be a good "solitary tree" shot. Well done.

Exmoor
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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd September 2010)

What a beautiful view!

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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd September 2010)

Awesome, Shaun! Very well done!

Moth
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Barbara Shoemaker(25th August 2010)

I shall call it "Zebra Shield".

Stour Valley Summer
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd August 2010)

Gorgeous, Grahm! This would make a lovely painting.

Kirkstone Pass, Cumbria. Brotherswater is in the distance.
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Barbara Shoemaker(16th August 2010)

WOW! Takes my breath away.

The grounds of Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire.
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Barbara Shoemaker(16th August 2010)

How I would love to be strolling here!

Grasmere, Cumbria.
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Barbara Shoemaker(16th August 2010)

Very pretty scene, Roy! What a lovely area.

Kirk Smeaton
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Barbara Shoemaker(12th August 2010)

What a pretty scene!

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub, London
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Barbara Shoemaker(26th July 2010)

Oops, again! This one is in London!

Rosary Cottage
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Barbara Shoemaker(26th July 2010)

Oops! I must have mislabeled this one. It is actually in Chipping Campden.

Stour Valley Summer
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd July 2010)

Magnificent, Graham!

Mill Bridge, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
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Barbara Shoemaker(22nd July 2010)

I love this!

Fontmell Magna in Dorset
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Barbara Shoemaker(22nd July 2010)

Lovely!

Fontmell Magna in Dorset
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Barbara Shoemaker(22nd July 2010)

So very charming!

Thurcaston, Leicestershire
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Barbara Shoemaker(1st July 2010)

I love that the door and roses are the same colour. Very pretty!

Lichfield Cathedral from Minster Pool
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Barbara Shoemaker(18th June 2010)

The colour and clarity of this picture are breathtaking!

Laughing Duck
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd June 2010)

And in the next frame, she gives him a good swat for it! :)

The tree of Cloutees
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd June 2010)

I meant to refer to the particularly bright one on the right side of the photo.

The tree of Cloutees
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd June 2010)

There certainly are a lot of them, whatever they are! One "opinion" I read on the subject put forth the idea that the really bright ones were more likely ghost orbs.

Westbrook House
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd June 2010)

Graham, as always, a breathtaking collection of photos.

Clematis
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd June 2010)

Pat, you've really captured a collection of truly lovely clematis. Well done.

Clematis
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd June 2010)

Gorgeous!

A view of Lyme Regis
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd June 2010)

I've never seen a thatched roof of that shape before. How charming! I shall add it to my "Thatch Me If You Can" tour.

Show Off!
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Barbara Shoemaker(21st May 2010)

Perfect shot, Jez! Well done!

Mossley.
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Barbara Shoemaker(12th May 2010)

Charming scene, Ken.

Brede Valley - Udimore View
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th May 2010)

Gorgeous! Love the cottage.

Shirley Moor
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th May 2010)

Beautifully composed.

Buckenham Church
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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd May 2010)

It may be redundant, but it's still photogenic. Lovely tower!

Bench
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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd May 2010)

I'm relaxing just seeing the photo! Lovely.

We had a beautiful sunset last night.
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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd May 2010)

I'll say you did! The sky was on fire! Gorgeous.

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Barbara Shoemaker(30th April 2010)

This almost looks like a "happy face" with a slightly crooked smile. Great shot.

Lamb
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Barbara Shoemaker(28th April 2010)

What a little darling!

Spring at Witley
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Barbara Shoemaker(22nd April 2010)

Lovely Stephanie; nice composition.

Haunted house!
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Barbara Shoemaker(21st April 2010)

Excellent shot! Sends shivers up me spine!

Woodpigeon.
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Barbara Shoemaker(13th April 2010)

Well done, Roy!

Grasmere
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Barbara Shoemaker(5th April 2010)

Stunningly gorgeous, Roy. Such intense blues.

Funny shop title
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Barbara Shoemaker(5th April 2010)

So do I, Barry! I bet the fudge is very tasty too!

More Gulls
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Barbara Shoemaker(29th March 2010)

I love this!

Rainy evening view of Old Hill to Dudley & Rowley
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd March 2010)

What a fabulous view!

Stepping out!
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Barbara Shoemaker(19th March 2010)

What a great photo of a kitty in motion! Love it.

Boat in a hole
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Barbara Shoemaker(17th March 2010)

What a clever shot, Barry!

Cormorants in Hyde Park
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Barbara Shoemaker(22nd February 2010)

How clever of them to line up and pose for you like that!

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Barbara Shoemaker(5th January 2010)

Beautiful photo, Shaun.

Path in Saltwells Nature Reserve
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd December 2009)

Great place for a walk! Lovely.

At Malahide Castle
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Barbara Shoemaker(22nd December 2009)

I agree! Love the composition. Well done!

Barge on canal at Gayton
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Barbara Shoemaker(16th December 2009)

This is very nice, Tony. I love the sky reflected in the water.

Thatched house at Lulworth
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Barbara Shoemaker(15th December 2009)

Utterly charming!

Obviously a labour of love
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Barbara Shoemaker(1st December 2009)

And a beautiful one as well!

Stratford-upon-Avon
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Barbara Shoemaker(1st December 2009)

Like a painting! Lovely.

Church Porch Window, Wheatacre
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Barbara Shoemaker(11th November 2009)

What a charming window!

Mount Snowdon.
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd November 2009)

WOW! I've never seen anything like it!

Teesdale
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd November 2009)

Beautiful autumn river shot!

A little spectacular
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd November 2009)

Fabulous shot, Ruth!

Anne Hathaway's cottage
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Barbara Shoemaker(27th October 2009)

Shot from a lovely perspective. Well done.

Adult Black-headed Gull.
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd October 2009)

What an excellent shot, Roy!

Wightwick Manor
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd October 2009)

Those roses look as if they are about to pop out of the picture - gorgeous!

Mossley Cross
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd October 2009)

Well captured, Alan.

Packwood house gardens
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Barbara Shoemaker(20th October 2009)

Fabulous colours, Jason! Well composed too.

Peace and quiet
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Barbara Shoemaker(20th October 2009)

How charming! I love the Calla lily peeking round the corner.

Church Door
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Barbara Shoemaker(19th October 2009)

Wonderful, Ruth! I've added it to my "Delightful Doors" tour.

Grasmere
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd October 2009)

Love the contrast of stone against the foliage. Very nice.

Leonardslee Gardens
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd October 2009)

Lovely!

Wilfy chilling out
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Barbara Shoemaker(30th September 2009)

And another handsome lad, is our Wilfy! I love German Shepherds.

Lester enjoying our deck chair again
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Barbara Shoemaker(30th September 2009)

A handsome lad, is our Lester!

Bury St. Edmunds Cathedral
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Barbara Shoemaker(28th September 2009)

Wonderful shot, Rob. I especially like the way the sky looks.

Drinking horses
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Barbara Shoemaker(25th September 2009)

Beautiful! The sky is so blue, it hurts my eyes!

The Lantern, Ely Cathedral
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Barbara Shoemaker(21st September 2009)

Stunning colours! Lovely!

Tiger
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Barbara Shoemaker(17th September 2009)

Beautiful!

View from the London Eye
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Barbara Shoemaker(17th September 2009)

Excellent shot, Debbie!

The Parish Church of St Edmund and St George, Hethe, Oxon.
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Barbara Shoemaker(17th September 2009)

Love the combination of elements, Tony. Well done.

Longridge Fell
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Barbara Shoemaker(17th September 2009)

More of the neverending beauty of the Lancashire countryside!

Chickens
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Barbara Shoemaker(17th September 2009)

"Not only are our eggs the tastiest, but our hens have the fluffiest bums as well!" Good advertising, that! Great shot, Sue. I adore chickens.

White Tiger
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Barbara Shoemaker(16th September 2009)

Fantastic shot! Now that's how you "capture" a tiger.

St Nicholas and St Cyriac Church
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Barbara Shoemaker(16th September 2009)

How charming!

Gazing up at a huge tree of unkown origin
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Barbara Shoemaker(10th September 2009)

I love shots like this! Excellent, Paul!

Bramfield thatched bus shelter
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th September 2009)

There's no doubt you're in England when you see this! Love it.

Wharfedale
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th September 2009)

WOW! So much beautiful countryside in England!

Leonardslee Gardens
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th September 2009)

Lovely!

Leonardslee Gardens
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th September 2009)

Very beautiful!

A walk in the Woods.
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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd September 2009)

Interesting effect...looks as if the colour of the bluebells (?) travels right up the tree.

A view of Coltishall by the river
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd September 2009)

Some lovely colours here, Peggy! Very nice.

Teffont Evias, Wiltshire
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Barbara Shoemaker(1st September 2009)

Beautiful photos, as always, Graham. What an enchanting place!

Looking Down
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Barbara Shoemaker(1st September 2009)

CRIKEY!

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Barbara Shoemaker(27th August 2009)

Awesome photo!

Sunset Boat
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Barbara Shoemaker(12th August 2009)

Superb shot!

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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd August 2009)

Gorgeous, Lyn!

Sunset behind the Langdales.
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Barbara Shoemaker(15th July 2009)

"Fire in the Sky". Wow. I'm expecting to hear God speak from those clouds at any moment. Great shot.

The Langdales early morning.
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Barbara Shoemaker(15th July 2009)

Lovely, Roy. These mountains remind me a bit of some in northern New Mexico.

Hanbury Hall with the gardens in full bloom
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Barbara Shoemaker(14th July 2009)

How pretty!

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Barbara Shoemaker(13th July 2009)

What a little luv!

Pony and trap passing thatched cottage at Blickling Hall
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Barbara Shoemaker(13th July 2009)

How idyllic!

Puffins
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Barbara Shoemaker(10th July 2009)

Don't they just have the sweetest faces!

River Ribble
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd July 2009)

Beautiful scenery. I could gaze at this all day.

Dramatic lighting over the estuary
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd July 2009)

Lovely!

Meanders in the River Cuckmere
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd July 2009)

Reminds me of the Snake River in Wyoming, USA (with higher mountains of course). Nice shot.

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Barbara Shoemaker(1st July 2009)

How charming!

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Barbara Shoemaker(1st July 2009)

And good mooorning to you too! :) Delightful photo, Lyn!

Victoria Park
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Barbara Shoemaker(25th June 2009)

Now, this is priceless! Well done, Terry.

Rainbow
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd June 2009)

WOW!

Canal boats
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd June 2009)

Beautiful, Jason. Such intense blues. "Bodymoor Heath", "Dog and Doublet" - makes me want to hop on one of those boats and go there!

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Barbara Shoemaker(22nd June 2009)

Great shot! What a clever perspective.

Challock Church
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Barbara Shoemaker(19th June 2009)

And this one I think is superb!

Challock Church through trees
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Barbara Shoemaker(19th June 2009)

In my humble, non-professional, opinion, I happen to love it and think it is quite good.

Rainbow.
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Barbara Shoemaker(18th June 2009)

Awesome rainbow, Roy!

Eye of the storm
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Barbara Shoemaker(16th June 2009)

Awesome!

The Azalia dell
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Barbara Shoemaker(16th June 2009)

What an enchanting view!

In the Botanic Gardens
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Barbara Shoemaker(16th June 2009)

Gorgeous!

Sunset over ruins
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Barbara Shoemaker(16th June 2009)

Lovely. Like a watercolor.

Sunset at Seaford Head
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Barbara Shoemaker(15th June 2009)

Beautiful and dramatic!

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Barbara Shoemaker(15th June 2009)

LOL! Clever, Colin! And a great photo as well!

Hardy's Dorset
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Barbara Shoemaker(15th June 2009)

Thanks, Graham, for another delightful thatched cottage!

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Barbara Shoemaker(9th June 2009)

Brilliant perspective, Lyn!

Beautiful horse
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th June 2009)

Well, if his or her name isn't Butterscotch, it should be! Gorgeous.

Wildlife, Mossley, Greater Manchester
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Barbara Shoemaker(4th June 2009)

Sing, my darling, sing!

Kittiwake.
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Barbara Shoemaker(4th June 2009)

Ah, Roy, you do have a way with birds! Beautiful.

Howden Reservoir
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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd June 2009)

Again, John, beautiful composition.

Howden Reservoir
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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd June 2009)

Excellent composition, John!

Bar-Headed Goose with chicks.
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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd June 2009)

They're beautiful, Roy. Nice shot.

Greylag goose close up
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd June 2009)

Outstanding photo! Well done!

Crook Hall Gardens, Durham City
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd June 2009)

I could sit all day in a lovely spot like this!

Tree
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Barbara Shoemaker(22nd May 2009)

Wow! Now that's what I call a blue sky! Beautiful!

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Barbara Shoemaker(13th May 2009)

Calendar worthy IMHO. Lovely shot, Lyn.

Yellow Wagtail
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Barbara Shoemaker(12th May 2009)

What a little darling! Love the quality of light.

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Barbara Shoemaker(11th May 2009)

Lyn, what an impressive series of photos! The colours are brilliant!

Black Lambs
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Barbara Shoemaker(11th May 2009)

How adorable!

Swan, Rickmansworth
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Barbara Shoemaker(11th May 2009)

They don't get much more beautiful than this!

Oystermouth Castle
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Barbara Shoemaker(11th May 2009)

I love the flowers growing on the ruins. Lovely!

Clouds over Eastcote village
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Barbara Shoemaker(11th May 2009)

Most unusual!

Roses at Spains Hall
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Barbara Shoemaker(8th May 2009)

So pretty, Hilda!

Rape Field at Ladys Mile
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Barbara Shoemaker(7th May 2009)

Beautiful, David!

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Barbara Shoemaker(4th May 2009)

Now that's what I call a Jaguar!!

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Barbara Shoemaker(4th May 2009)

I bet underneath that gruff expression is a right old sweetheart!

Spurn Point 4
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Barbara Shoemaker(1st May 2009)

This reminds me of a sculpture one might see at an art exhibition. Well done, Paul!

Minster window
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Barbara Shoemaker(30th April 2009)

Gorgeous!

Hessle foreshore from Humber Bridge
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Barbara Shoemaker(30th April 2009)

Amazing view, Paul!

Pheasant in the garden
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Barbara Shoemaker(29th April 2009)

I love the combination of different elements - colourful pheasant, stone statue, foliage and flowers - lovely!

Church at Stourhead
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Barbara Shoemaker(28th April 2009)

I love this! I expect to see someone in Medieval garb walk by.

High Altar screen
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Barbara Shoemaker(28th April 2009)

Wow.

The Sydling Valley, Dorset
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Barbara Shoemaker(28th April 2009)

What a charming place is Sydling St. Nicholas!

The Sydling Valley, Dorset
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Barbara Shoemaker(28th April 2009)

How lovely to live in one of those cottages!

A Street Scene
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Barbara Shoemaker(24th April 2009)

How charming!

Caught in the act.
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Barbara Shoemaker(24th April 2009)

...and for my next trick.... Great shot, Peter.

Greenfinch
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Barbara Shoemaker(20th April 2009)

Excellent bird photos! This one looks like a painting.

Daffodils and Castle Front
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Barbara Shoemaker(20th April 2009)

What a pretty castle!

Roses around the folly
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Barbara Shoemaker(20th April 2009)

I love this one too!

The Folly in the grounds of Spains Hall
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Barbara Shoemaker(20th April 2009)

Lovely, Hilda!

Bridge and Reflections
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Barbara Shoemaker(17th April 2009)

You're right, Bill. It is worth it. Lovely picture.

Serenity
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Barbara Shoemaker(16th April 2009)

Beautifully captured with just enough light coming through.

Wooden bridge
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Barbara Shoemaker(16th April 2009)

Or a hobbit.

Sheep in the field
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Barbara Shoemaker(16th April 2009)

There's no such thing as too many rolling green pastures dotted with sheep. Love it!

Amersham, Buckinghamshire.
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Barbara Shoemaker(14th April 2009)

What beautiful, beautiful stained glass windows! Nice one, Paul.

Fungi
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Barbara Shoemaker(13th April 2009)

Great photo, Marianne!

Ullswater, winter reflections near Glenridding.
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Barbara Shoemaker(10th April 2009)

Great reflections here, Roy!

On reflection
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Barbara Shoemaker(10th April 2009)

Fantastic reflections, Dave!

Thatched Cottage, Hambleton, Rutland
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th April 2009)

This is just about perfect for me - cute thatched cottage, blue sky, green grass, flowers.... ahhhh!

Ulting Church
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th April 2009)

What a sweet little church!

Cottages at Little Haywood
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th April 2009)

How pretty! Well done, John.

Red Deer Stag, Bradgate Park, Leicestershire
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Barbara Shoemaker(7th April 2009)

How majestic he looks! Great capture, Kevin!

Misty sunrise near Branston
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Barbara Shoemaker(7th April 2009)

Beautiful combination of colours, John. Well done.

St James's Mount Cemetery
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th April 2009)

Love how the light is beaming down in the center. Nice colours too!

Reflections in the River Severn
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th April 2009)

Lovely! Like a postcard.

Normanton On Soar, Nottinghamshire
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th April 2009)

I like this photo very much!

Garden doorway at Bodnant
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th April 2009)

Love it!

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Barbara Shoemaker(6th April 2009)

That must be the "House in the Clouds", self-catering cottage. Can you believe there's no lift? Wouldn't want my room to be the one on top!

The Minster, York
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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd April 2009)

Love the architectural detail, especially when enlarged. Very nice!

Craster Seascape.
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd April 2009)

Works for me, James! Great shot.

Laburnam Tunnel in Dundonnel Gardens
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Barbara Shoemaker(2nd April 2009)

Spectacular!

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Barbara Shoemaker(1st April 2009)

What a marvelous door, Peg!

Reflections...
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Barbara Shoemaker(31st March 2009)

Adie, I love this! Beautiful color and composition!

Winnat's Pass, Castleton
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Barbara Shoemaker(30th March 2009)

WOW!

Mother Nature at Work
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Barbara Shoemaker(30th March 2009)

I love this!

Flower 4
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Barbara Shoemaker(30th March 2009)

Brilliant colour! Gorgeous!

Hurst Green
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Barbara Shoemaker(30th March 2009)

Sue, I never tire of your photos of Hurst Green. I really must go there on my next trip. Lovely!

Cottage near Dunster Castle
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Barbara Shoemaker(27th March 2009)

What a charmer! And to think I was actually in England (though not in Dunster or Somerset) in September 2007.

Mute Swan?
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Barbara Shoemaker(26th March 2009)

LOL!!! Roy, you are the best!

One Sunday in March.
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Barbara Shoemaker(25th March 2009)

A lovely scene, Michael.

Spetisbury in Dorset
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Barbara Shoemaker(25th March 2009)

Another lovely picture, Graham. I particularly enjoy your descriptive narratives.

Robin
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Barbara Shoemaker(24th March 2009)

That's the way I like my robins -- cheeky!

Mam Tor Ridge
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Barbara Shoemaker(24th March 2009)

Love it, love it, love it! One of my favourites.

Riverside homes
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Barbara Shoemaker(24th March 2009)

Love this shot, Bill! The house colours really pop against the leaden sky.

Curber Edge.
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd March 2009)

How I would love to go walking there! Gorgeous!

Wood Pigeon, Marcham, Oxfordshire
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd March 2009)

Great shot, Sue! I just love birds!

Hello mate
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd March 2009)

What a sweetheart!

For making hay while the sun shines, Dolmelynllyn Falls, Dolgellau
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd March 2009)

Good composition, well done. I stayed at a B&B in Dolgellau once. Lovely area.

Wiltshire hills
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd March 2009)

Krissy took the words right out of my mouth! My favorite sort of sky!

Look at my colours.
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd March 2009)

How unusual! What sort of bird is that?

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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd March 2009)

Oh, to be there!

Woodpecker, Chard, Somerset
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Barbara Shoemaker(20th March 2009)

Wow! I've never seen a green woodpecker. Nice shot, Pat.

Does this produce `spiral smoke` !
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Barbara Shoemaker(20th March 2009)

Well, there's one I haven't seen before!

Harvested Wheat Rolls.
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Barbara Shoemaker(20th March 2009)

Gorgeous!

The Castle
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Barbara Shoemaker(20th March 2009)

Beautiful colors, Bill.

Doorway
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Barbara Shoemaker(20th March 2009)

I agree with Bill. I love these old doors! Great shot, Jason!

The River Cam.
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Barbara Shoemaker(18th March 2009)

Beautiful! I want to do this someday.

Kings/Trinity College
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Barbara Shoemaker(18th March 2009)

James, this is gorgeous!

Thatched House, Audley Road, Saffron Walden, Essex
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Barbara Shoemaker(18th March 2009)

Intriguing house; love the gate!

Yorkshire Dales
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Barbara Shoemaker(18th March 2009)

It doesn't matter; it still makes me long to be there!

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Barbara Shoemaker(17th March 2009)

I love these timbered houses. This one makes me feel a bit dizzy! :)

View from Bealach na Ba to Isle of Skye
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Barbara Shoemaker(12th March 2009)

Beautiful, Lara!

Grace Dieu Priory, Thringstone, Leicestershire
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Barbara Shoemaker(12th March 2009)

This would appear to be a testament to the enduring strength of those arches. Great picture.

The little bridge at Sinnington
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Barbara Shoemaker(12th March 2009)

Delightful! Andy, your description of Sinnington sounds like my dream village!

Sunshine in the Shires..
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Barbara Shoemaker(11th March 2009)

An architectural details feast for the eyes!

Silver dew drop
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Barbara Shoemaker(10th March 2009)

This is amazing! Note the tree reflected in the dew drop.

The garden at Hidcote.
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Barbara Shoemaker(10th March 2009)

Great shot, on so many levels. Excellent composition.

Summer in Snowshill....a more leisurely visitor to the lavender fields
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Barbara Shoemaker(10th March 2009)

What a beautiful little creation is this!

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Barbara Shoemaker(10th March 2009)

Wow! Love the way the light reflects off the swan, almost as if it's carrying a light of some sort. Lovely!

The Lee, Buckinghamshire
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th March 2009)

One knows one is in England when one sees something like this! Love it!

Holmfirth
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th March 2009)

Setting of one of my favorites, "Last of the Summer Wine". Nice one, Tom.

Garden in Chipping Campden
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th March 2009)

Gorgeous, Andrea! Makes me long to return to Chipping Campden!

Stanage Edge.
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th March 2009)

Beautiful view, James!

Warkworth Castle
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th March 2009)

And again, beautiful shot!

Warkworth Castle
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th March 2009)

Very cool the way you framed this shot, Davey! Well done.

Haddon Hall from Stanton in Peak, Derbyshire
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th March 2009)

What a magnificent perspective and what beautiful countryside!

From Observatory Hill
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th March 2009)

Brilliant, Stephen! What is that white building closest to the camera?

Haddon Hall
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th March 2009)

How lovely!

View over Derbyshire, Haddon Hall
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th March 2009)

Marilyn, you have a talent for capturing the essence of England for me. I love these windows!

Old tree stump in Sherwood
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th March 2009)

That one knot on the left looks a bit like a gargoyle!

Purdy
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th March 2009)

A face only a mother could love! :)

Worcester Cathedral
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Barbara Shoemaker(5th March 2009)

This is spectacular!

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Barbara Shoemaker(5th March 2009)

Clever you, Peg!

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Barbara Shoemaker(5th March 2009)

I don't know...looks a bit dark!

Coastline near Lynton, Devon
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Barbara Shoemaker(5th March 2009)

Beautiful, John.

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Barbara Shoemaker(5th March 2009)

How delightful!

Shillingstone in Dorset
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Barbara Shoemaker(5th March 2009)

Very nice the way the branches/leaves in the foreground frame the church.

Waiting patiently
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Barbara Shoemaker(5th March 2009)

LOL! Wonder how they worked out who got to sit on top?

Picture of wet area on Skye, on the road to Glendale.
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Barbara Shoemaker(5th March 2009)

Gorgeous shot, James!

Swan basking in the sunshine
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Barbara Shoemaker(5th March 2009)

I love how calm the water is. Lovely!

The Beck
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Barbara Shoemaker(5th March 2009)

You certainly live in a lovely, charming area (Lincolnshire).

Corfe in black and white
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Barbara Shoemaker(5th March 2009)

I love it, Mick, especially the way the greyscale seems to make the white buildings really stand out. Makes me think of a film set from the 1940's.

Hen Cloud
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Barbara Shoemaker(5th March 2009)

Lovely composition, with the gate and all. Well done, Ruth.

Staithes Harbour View.
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Barbara Shoemaker(4th March 2009)

James, I love the perspective you were shooting from in this picture. Fabulous!

Bridge across the stream
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Barbara Shoemaker(4th March 2009)

Marilyn, you refer to yourself as an "amateur" but I think you have a real talent for composition in all your photos, including a knack for zeroing in on specific elements. I love the way the bridge draws one's eye to the path beyond.

The Beetle and Wedge hotel
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Barbara Shoemaker(4th March 2009)

Oh, to be taking tea on the terrace! Lovely.

Mrs Smith's Cottage
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Barbara Shoemaker(4th March 2009)

Marilyn, what a lovely picture! Do you suppose she still climbed the step ladder to the bedrooms at age 102?

Malmesbury May 2008
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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd March 2009)

Don't you just adore English pubs and their wonderful, creative names?

Farm garden
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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd March 2009)

Ah, to be in a garden!

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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd March 2009)

Like a top notch postcard! Well Done!

Pound Cottage
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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd March 2009)

I love the combination of thatch and the particular type of stone in the house. Love the green door as well. Very cute! Good picture!

Stew 's Up
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Barbara Shoemaker(25th February 2009)

What precious little darlings!

Solitude
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Barbara Shoemaker(25th February 2009)

Spectacular!

Kinver - along the Canal
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Barbara Shoemaker(24th February 2009)

I second that!

All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd February 2009)

I love this picture. What a lovely old church!

Reflections in the Canal
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd February 2009)

Excellent shot, Stephanie!

Sunday evening at the Parish Church, Hillesden, Bucks
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd February 2009)

Great evening shot, Tony. I love this.

Baby Peacock
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd February 2009)

How gorgeous! I've never seen a baby peacock before!

Peacock
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd February 2009)

Amazing close-up! Beautiful!

Ober Water
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Barbara Shoemaker(20th February 2009)

What a great candidate for a painting! Lovely!

Bamburgh Castle.
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Barbara Shoemaker(19th February 2009)

It's gorgeous as is, James!

A Country garden window
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Barbara Shoemaker(18th February 2009)

Great composition, Ian. I love the different textures of the leaded wooden windows next to the stone work next to the softness (and brilliance) of the flowers. Evocative of another era. Lovely.

1974 Lambs at Bicton College
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Barbara Shoemaker(18th February 2009)

Ruth, I know just what you mean! What a little darling! Great shot, Jim!

St Mary's Church,
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Barbara Shoemaker(12th February 2009)

Lovely shot, Fred. What a pretty church.

The rarely photgraphed East end of Norwich Cathedral
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Barbara Shoemaker(12th February 2009)

I love the golden color. Very nice, Ian.

Dean Clough Reservoir
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Barbara Shoemaker(12th February 2009)

Fantastic, Sue! You live in such a beautiful area. I must put Lancashire at the top of my "to visit" list.

Ely Cathedral from the King's Walk
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Barbara Shoemaker(12th February 2009)

Beautiful!

The Pond, Childrey
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Barbara Shoemaker(12th February 2009)

Oh, how I would love to be walking here in summer! Lovely!

Cloud for Valentines Day
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Barbara Shoemaker(11th February 2009)

Brilliant, Sue!

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Barbara Shoemaker(11th February 2009)

Awesome!

Lincoln
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Barbara Shoemaker(10th February 2009)

Pretty, and very English looking to my eye. Very nice!

Winter Storm Approaching
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Barbara Shoemaker(10th February 2009)

Those are some ominous looking clouds! Good shot.

Shillingstone in Dorset
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Barbara Shoemaker(10th February 2009)

Beautiful, Graham!

The Royal Observatory
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Barbara Shoemaker(10th February 2009)

Great presentation! Love the comparison.

Witley Court in winter
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th February 2009)

I love how, in the midst of winter, the grass is so green and the sky so blue. Lovely picture, Stephanie.

The Kings Head
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th February 2009)

A port in the storm, eh? Great picture!

Arrow slit
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Barbara Shoemaker(9th February 2009)

Very atmospheric shot, Ruth. I can imagine an archer poised at this window, bow at the ready to defend the keep!

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Barbara Shoemaker(9th February 2009)

Gorgeous rose, Paul! Love the color.

Horses playing
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th February 2009)

Aren't they sweet! Great picture, Stephanie.

Shillingstone in Dorset
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th February 2009)

Spectacular shot!

Rainbow over the Quantocks
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th February 2009)

Gorgeous!

Power of Nature
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th February 2009)

Well, they are called "snow" drops, after all. :)

Winter 3.2.2009 Up nately
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Barbara Shoemaker(6th February 2009)

Jan, love how you captured that bit of red by way of the call box on the left. Nice shot.

Pleasure boat and house near the Broad
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Barbara Shoemaker(5th February 2009)

So charming! This cottage would be equally at home tucked away on a Carribbean island. Lovely picture.

Thatched cottage
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Barbara Shoemaker(5th February 2009)

This says "England" to me. Beautiful!

A February morning in Weardale
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Barbara Shoemaker(4th February 2009)

Spectacular, Mark!

Erected in about 2200 BC
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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd February 2009)

Ruth, you have some gorgeous shots of Stonehenge! You've brought me as close to it as I've ever been. Well done.

Fungi
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Barbara Shoemaker(3rd February 2009)

This would make a wonderful fairy cottage!

Shillingstone in Dorset
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Barbara Shoemaker(29th January 2009)

Graham, I am speechless. Awesome!

Cormorant at Sunset
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Barbara Shoemaker(27th January 2009)

Gorgeous photo, Trevor. Well done.

Jocund Day
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Barbara Shoemaker(27th January 2009)

Breathtaking, Ruth!

Knaresborough
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Barbara Shoemaker(27th January 2009)

Fabulous shot. I don't suppose that bridge is a Roman construction, is it? It kind of has that flavor about it.

Winter Sunrise
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Barbara Shoemaker(26th January 2009)

Incredible colours, Andrew! Beautiful!

Clovelly
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Barbara Shoemaker(26th January 2009)

This one's perch makes me dizzy!

Clovelly Cat
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Barbara Shoemaker(26th January 2009)

Sounds like a smashing name for a cat - "Clovelly Cat". What a sweetheart.

Alpacas near Croughton, Northants
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Barbara Shoemaker(16th January 2009)

Like lambs with long necks! So adorable (and their fleece is so warm).

This beautiful Swan
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Barbara Shoemaker(16th January 2009)

Mark, I love the perspective of this shot. The light and shadow really accentuate the curves and shape of the swan. Lovely.

Back door
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Barbara Shoemaker(16th January 2009)

Door to a secret garden, perhaps? One of my favorite things. Nice shot.

Swans on the Grand Union canal, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
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Barbara Shoemaker(16th January 2009)

I love this picture! So peaceful.

The Fleece Inn, Near Evesham
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Barbara Shoemaker(7th January 2009)

I enjoyed a delicious dinner here.

The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Bedfordshire - June 2006
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd October 2008)

Carla, I do believe he's posing for you. Great shot.

The Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Bedfordshire - June 2006
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd October 2008)

Beautiful colors! Looks as if Lord Peacock is taking a walk down the royal path. I love it.

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Barbara Shoemaker(19th August 2008)

Any idea what causes them, Lyn? I think they're fascinating.

A picture of The Swiss Garden
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Barbara Shoemaker(8th August 2008)

Lovely creature! I've never seen a white peacock before. Greetings, Bobby, from a fellow Alabamian (Birmingham).

A picture of The Swiss Garden
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Barbara Shoemaker(8th August 2008)

Lovely creature! I've never seen a white peacock before. Greetings, Bobby, from a fellow Alabamian (Birmingham).

Betws-y-coed
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Barbara Shoemaker(23rd June 2008)

Well, I haven't been here (yet), Jo, but must say it is a beautiful picture.