Funny fellas...

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Funny fellas...

Postby Luzy » Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:40 pm

Apologies to anyone who's over seeing this patch of euphorbias... :roll:

I love how these change so much as they're coming up to flower, though - past the 'putting on their faces' stage, into the 'having a chat' stage. Next will be the 'big hair' stage...

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Postby Pokie » Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:53 pm

:lol: No, dont apologize! :D

They look great... as usual!
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Postby cordelia » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:14 am

Fabulous, Luzy. Do you think they were the inspiration for Sesame St?

ps Idon't care whether you apologise or not, as long as you keep posting pictures!!!! I find them very pleasing, and educational, and inspiring, and mind-broadening.

My plant-racism is often mellowed or completely changed as a result of the photos. eg I have only seen euphorbias in situations that have been awful, a bit like the overdone palms and mondo grass, so I have always diliked them in the past. Now I love them, and I am waiting with bated breath for the 'big hair'stage! So thanks, and keep posting piccies!
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Postby Pam » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:11 am

I never tire of seeing them either, Luzy. In this pic they look like a group of green chooks! :lol:
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Postby Yani » Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:43 pm

I love your funny fellas pic, Luzy. Keep them coming and I can assure you, your photos are in my watch lists :lol: :lol: . I discussed your magnolia yesterday when Cordelia visit me. And definitely, I'll get one of it :oops: . So pretty!!
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Postby Luzy » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:39 pm

Green chooks - I like that, Pam! :lol: :lol: They do look a bit ruffled...

Yani, if you find a name for my magnolia, I'd lov to know it!
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Postby Spider Lily » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:37 pm

Luzy your "funny fellas" look like they need "sombreros" (sp??) on their heads!
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Postby Yani » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:54 pm

Sorry Luzy, I don't know the name yet as I went to Rodney's nursery today and they don't have that one. So far I named it "Luzy's magnolia" :oops: :oops:
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Postby Chris C » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:12 am

Delightful photo Luzy, They look so 'social'. :D

I can't decide whether the ones at the front are looking left and right before leading the rest of the bunch across the road..... or whether they are just looking for somebody to say "Take me to your leader!" to in the traditional alien manner. :wink:
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Postby sara » Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:28 am

They remind me of penguins lining up at the edge of the ice pack, each one waiting for another to be brave enough to jump off first. ;)
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Postby enrico » Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:53 pm

I love it :!: Another top shot Luzy, "Chinese silkies," can`t get past that thought :roll:
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Postby Bulbinella » Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:49 pm

a chinese silkie "choir"
another excellant photo Luzy :D
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Postby cordelia » Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:14 am

I showed the photo to my chinese silky rooster, and he was quite impressed....he said they were a great improvement on the huge bossy macho Australorp hens that have recently moved away. He's not sure whether he prefers them to the more dignified red/leghorn cross ladies in his current harem...he was a bit worried about the choir aspect, as he is only a little lone voice, and feels easily threatened.
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Postby Luzy » Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:55 am

:lol: :lol: Good one, cordellia! Perhaps your boy would prefer to look at the conducting side of things. And I'll get some telephone books ready so he can look down on the production.

I'm impressed how many animals people see in these... :shock:
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Postby cordelia » Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:21 pm

Conductor...now THAT is a good idea, and he could perhaps double as tenor soloist......Thanks for the offer of telephone books, but he has decided a podium of ironbark log would be more appropriate, and he has had it placed under the gingko tree. He awaits the choir....do you think they would grow in the chookpen if properly protected?
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Postby cordelia » Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:30 pm

Conductor...now THAT is a good idea, and he could perhaps double as tenor soloist...... 8)
Thanks for the idea of the telephone books, but he has decided that a podium made of a log of ironbark would be more appropriate. :) He has arranged one under the gingko tree, and now awaits the choir. Do you think I could grow one in the chookpen, if properly protected? :D
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Postby Luzy » Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:55 am

:lol: Somehow, I don't think they'd be appetising to chooks - until they start seeding, or so the doves tell me... :lol:
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Postby Luzy » Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:48 pm

Codelia! We're getting Big Hair now... :lol: :lol:

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Postby midgin » Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:56 pm

Now THAT is stunning..... I have not seen the like before..... (Y) (Y)
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Postby Pam » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:13 pm

Luzy, they're obviously very happy in the spot they're in - looking good! :D
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