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"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there can be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." William Penn

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the remains of the day

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26th Apr 2009, 22:04   | tags:

Dhamaka says:

that's not a duck

26th Apr 2009, 22:09

OJ says:

Amazing swan and a very pretty dandelion clock (and I also love that they're called that).

26th Apr 2009, 22:25

Sprocket says:

D - alas the mandarin ducky had gone to bed by the time I arrived, but tarty swan was onhand to pose

OJ - I didn't know they were called dandelion clocks, i would presume they're not very accurate timepieces

26th Apr 2009, 22:29

Spiderbaby says:

Depends what the time is when you ask the clock :)
All gorgeous shots. Love your new header thingy too :)

26th Apr 2009, 22:42

daVVe says:

great set!

27th Apr 2009, 00:15

nige says:


27th Apr 2009, 00:26

Viv says:

a great HL

27th Apr 2009, 02:32

morningbear says:

beautiful shots. Love the swan.

27th Apr 2009, 05:49

JokerXL says:

Wonderfull atmosphere.
Is that the same swan as in Qss's post? Told you it was lining-up for a spitting-hissing charge! Climb a tree, quick!

27th Apr 2009, 08:43

Geodyne says:

These photos give such an aura of peace and well-earned rest after a busy day!

Lovely series, S.

27th Apr 2009, 14:35

OJ says:

Sprocket, I'm now going to be an etymology bore and blame you!

From the OED:


8. A trivial name for the pappus of the dandelion or similar composite flower. [So called from the child's play of blowing away the feathered seeds to find ‘what o'clock it is’.]

1847 HALLIWELL, Clock, the downy head of the dandelion in seed. 1884 J. E. TAYLOR Sagac. & Morality Plants 110 The pappus or ‘clock’ best known in the Dandelion.

27th Apr 2009, 14:54

mara says:

Fantastic series

27th Apr 2009, 16:36

Puddikat says:

Dandelion clocks are called Ginny Joes in some places in Ireland, don't ask me why.

27th Apr 2009, 19:42

Sprocket says:

But why Puddikat, why?

27th Apr 2009, 19:47

Puddikat says:

I'd love to know, even googled it. I need to do more research : )

27th Apr 2009, 19:57

Sprocket says:

we must get OJ on the case to find the answer

"Oi OJ!!"

27th Apr 2009, 20:00

MaggieD says:

Another lovely set .... :)

27th Apr 2009, 20:12

Judo-Jule says:

gotta love the swan!

27th Apr 2009, 22:12

minkey says:

:-) Also didn't know about the clock. In France it's how quickly your wish come true
Lovely series , indeed very resting to the eyes

28th Apr 2009, 19:14

Sprocket says:

and the the gin was very resting on the brain

28th Apr 2009, 21:02

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