Author Topic: Landscapes  (Read 15330 times)

T42

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Re: Landscapes
« Reply #125 on: May 19, 2016, 03:00:12 pm »
Spiffing!  Nice gnarly tree, too.

That yellow stuff - rape?? - don't half stink, though.
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Re: Landscapes
« Reply #126 on: May 19, 2016, 04:20:16 pm »
Spiffing!  Nice gnarly tree, too.

That yellow stuff - rape?? - don't half stink, though.

Until fairly recently it was quite difficult to source local Rapeseed oil, most supermarkets sell Spanish stuff.

Now Pratt's Farms  (Grately, Hampshire) have their own pressing/bottling operation (so do your bit if you spot it on the shelves).

Either I don't mind the smell of it or I've just become oblivious to it, after cycling past the stuff for 20 years.

Note. I'm not sure a decent Marketing company would stick with the name "Rape" though.  I'd change it to "Golden Angel Oil" or similar.
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billplumtree

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Re: Landscapes
« Reply #127 on: May 20, 2016, 09:07:35 pm »
Taken off the road over Birker Fell and I think its Green Crag and Crook Crag, kinda hoping someone can confirm it

Yep, I'd go along with that.  On the left, you're looking across the Eskdale valley to the Upper Eskdale fells.  Not at all sure what the blue stuff in the upper third of the photo is, mind.

Re: Landscapes
« Reply #128 on: May 22, 2016, 03:18:42 pm »
Thank you kindly Mr Plumtree  :thumbsup:

fboab

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Re: Landscapes
« Reply #129 on: May 22, 2016, 04:57:51 pm »
Spiffing!  Nice gnarly tree, too.

That yellow stuff - rape?? - don't half stink, though.

Until fairly recently it was quite difficult to source local Rapeseed oil, most supermarkets sell Spanish stuff.

Now Pratt's Farms  (Grately, Hampshire) have their own pressing/bottling operation (so do your bit if you spot it on the shelves).

Either I don't mind the smell of it or I've just become oblivious to it, after cycling past the stuff for 20 years.

Note. I'm not sure a decent Marketing company would stick with the name "Rape" though.  I'd change it to "Golden Angel Oil" or similar.
The Canadians went with 'Canola'

Brits generally are very anti-rape, yellow blight and all that... however

It's a good break crop from cereals, yet uses the same machinery so from an agronomy point of view makes sense
It's not as big an allergen as people think- because it smells it gets blamed but the pollen doesn't spread as much as (say) tree pollen
That's where the bio-diesel's going to come from
Locally grown oils are less environmentally damaging than imported
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Re: Landscapes
« Reply #130 on: June 25, 2016, 07:25:16 pm »
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Re: Landscapes
« Reply #131 on: June 25, 2016, 07:25:52 pm »
Nice job trimming the grass, bumper ;D

Re: Landscapes
« Reply #132 on: June 25, 2016, 07:33:52 pm »
Nice job trimming the grass, bumper ;D

 :P

It was made for my tent. It rained all through the night and was flooded in the morning :face palm:

Tent is water tight though :thumbsup:
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billplumtree

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Re: Landscapes
« Reply #133 on: June 25, 2016, 08:39:33 pm »
What?  It rains in Scotland??  ???

Re: Landscapes
« Reply #134 on: June 25, 2016, 08:51:33 pm »
What?  It rains in Scotland??  ???

apparently they have the odd shower  ;)
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Re: Landscapes
« Reply #135 on: June 25, 2016, 10:26:43 pm »
Is it Loch Na Keal? (I know, wrong thread)

Re: Landscapes
« Reply #136 on: June 26, 2016, 06:35:26 am »
Is it Loch Na Keal? (I know, wrong thread)
sure is

I did 2 days on the Loch and saw golden eagles, sea eagles, otters, fallow deer, red deer, thousands of moon jellyfish and the hundreds of bats leaving Knock house. I then headed around to grasspoint to watch the shorties and harriers, plus the multitude of other birds etc., fantastic place.
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Re: Landscapes
« Reply #137 on: July 29, 2016, 11:22:31 am »
Loch Trool


billplumtree

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Re: Landscapes
« Reply #138 on: July 31, 2016, 08:27:42 pm »
Couple of Lake District classics:


Birkhouse Moor at dawn



Thornhow End and Birks

Jaded

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Re: Landscapes
« Reply #139 on: August 16, 2016, 01:05:41 am »
a breakfast view

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Re: Landscapes
« Reply #140 on: August 24, 2016, 07:45:31 pm »
Too nice a day to stay indoors on my day of, so out exploring a quiet part of the Ochil hills today, on foot:




billplumtree

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Re: Landscapes
« Reply #141 on: March 11, 2017, 09:30:50 pm »

Steph

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Re: Landscapes
« Reply #142 on: April 11, 2017, 09:24:01 pm »
One of my favourite walks goes up the 'headwall' there to High Raise.
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Re: Landscapes
« Reply #143 on: April 24, 2018, 03:04:29 pm »
Manifold Valley from above Thor's Cave



and from inside


LEE

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Re: Landscapes
« Reply #144 on: April 24, 2018, 03:28:27 pm »
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

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Re: Landscapes
« Reply #145 on: April 24, 2018, 08:52:49 pm »
A bunch from the holiday
DSC_4871 (2) by David Martin, on Flickr
DSC_4704 (2) by David Martin, on FlickrDSC_5006 (2) by David Martin, on Flickr
DSC_5102 (2) by David Martin, on Flickr
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