SOPPY SUNDAY

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30 thoughts on “SOPPY SUNDAY”

  1. Like everyone else I liked the coo and also the yellow flower in between the two birdies. The troup(?) of ring tailed lemurs were fab – I’m not a big lemur fan but I’ve a soft spot for them. And did I spy a sloth at no 2? Obviously the orang was great – only one but we were spoiled last week

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    1. Yes, someone asked last week for some lemurs and sloths, which hadn’t been featured before.

      The yellow flower is a dahlia. They are spectacularly lovely but I can’t get them to grow like that!

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  2. Very nice group of pictures! I liked the Highland bull, although it took me a bit of Googling to figure out what the “coo” was that people said they like. I was first thinking of a bird of some sort.

    The scenery is pretty too. I wonder what the star or planet is in the ocean sunset with the crescent moon. Maybe it’s just fanciful…..since a crescent moon at that stage in the lunar cycle cannot be that close to the sun above the horizon. It would be a crescent at that distance above the western horizon quite a while AFTER the sun was already set and was far enough below the horizon that the sky had darkened. I think the moon should also be farther north relative to the setting sun too. (Closer in horizontal distance to the right.) Not quibbling about the pretty picture…..just an attempt to dazzle with an astronomy fact.

    It’s never a bad thing to encourage artists to be scientifically accurate in their artistic renderings. On that point, have you seen astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s humorous description of the sky problem with the movie “Titanic?” ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. LOL Oh you scientific types…

      You should get together with Terry Entoure. STEM mindset.

      Yep, Heilan coos are highland cows. Your Scots is coming along, but you still have a ways to go before you are fluent!!

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  3. Tris: You identified the pretty yellow flower as a Dahlia. So do you have any idea how to tell a Dahlia from a Chrysanthemum? They look the same to me.
    Do you have Gladiolus in Scotland? I love “Glads.” At least the ones I see in the states. There are something like 300 species of Gladiolus, and some of them are sort of spindly with kinda sorry looking little blooms. But the ones I see here are good stout stalks of brightly colored blooms.

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    1. In a word, Danny, nope. Sorry. There are so many different kinds of dahlia.

      It may be something to do with their root.

      We do have gladiolus here, but I’ve only ever see (I think) this variety).

      https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1308/3047/products/gladiolus-mixed-3_grande.jpg?v=1480945015

      They are lovely, but I have a problem growing them. Actually, I’m not a very good grower, preferring design to actual cultivation. Well grown, they are spectacular.

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      1. Tris……Yes, those are the kind of gladiolus I see here. But more in florist shops than gardens. Hard to grow maybe, but spectacular in professional flower arrangements.

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        1. Hard for me anyway LOL. They blow over, or, if I stake them up, the flowers refuse to open… Like i say, I’m an enthusiastic, but rather crap gardener,although I really enjoy designing stuff.

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