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Photo MEME - Some Final Answers! 
28th-Jan-2009 05:28 pm
James - eyes

I think this is now the end of my photo MEME - However if I have forgotten you (Ooooops) or if there was something else thet you wanted to see a picture of, please do let me know.

These pictures are for kudagirl , who asked for pictures of my hands and rings and for beanbeans  who asked for a favourite tree.  There are one or two I like, but this is a lovely one.

It also shows, along with the second picture, that ... YES ... Bude is hilly.  Someone commented that my road looked hilly - yes, it is all up and down here!

These pictures were taken this morning - and are awful from a photographic point of view - but showed my hands in typical ring-mode!
Little finger - silver Celtic ring, that I bought.
Ring finger - Mum moans that I wear a ring here.  I have only just started as I say otherwise I won't get the chance (LOL).  So, sometimes this finger is naked, but today it is the oldest of the rings I am wearin - Silver and Sark stone ... bought when I was on Guernsey when I was 17 in 1978.
Middle finger - my newest and least favoutrite ring.  I used to wear a silver ring from Malta here, but with the damage to the finger I couldn't get it back on.  Tim and Cliare bought me this stainless steel swivel ring last year for my birthday.
First finger - Silver swivel ring from Tim and Claire.
Thumb - Silver ring from Tim and Claire.

Little finger - 3 coloured ring from Mum and Dad, which I can't remove (easily)
Ring finger - 3 coloured ring bought with money from both my grandmothers for my 18th in 1979.  .... At weekends I tend to change this for a ring with a stone in it.
Middle finger - 3 diamonds - from Mum and Dad.
Firts finger - From Mum and Dad.
Thumb - Copper ring ... as I play my clarinet I used to get aching in the joint - I don't now I wear this!

This was taken about 3 miles outside Bude on my way back from DJs - looking down on Bude.


I do love this tree - and the general idea of it - This is the centre of Bude ... and lovely to have this patch of green ... and again shows that the town is hilly!

28th-Jan-2009 05:54 pm (UTC)

28th-Jan-2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
28th-Jan-2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, that is amazing! It almost looks like a bonsai shape.

Very cool!
28th-Jan-2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks - it is great. We have a few like that here, but this one is in such a lovely location as well - greenery in the middle of the town.
28th-Jan-2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
Love the rings. I prefer silver to gold, but have both. I use to wear several rings at once like you do. Then it got difficult due to the job I had. Got my hands caught a couple of times by the rings. Hurt pretty bad. Now I wear rings when I go out only. Never have seen sark stone. I have several rings with peridot which is my birthstone and a yellow green sort of color and many with Sapphires because I love the dark blue. I have a few simple enamel rings with designs as well.

So the copper ring really helps? I have seen many bracelets and rings in copper. Just didn't know if that really worked or not.

Bude is very picturesque. The tree is very unusual. Does it grow that way or is it trimmed for some reason? Or maybe the wind has forced it into that shape.
28th-Jan-2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
Sark is one of the Channel Islands - it is a form of Amethyst ... but as you can see by the size - not expensive!

I started silver/gold bak when I was 18 - they used to muddle between hands, but (other than my left ring finger) they tend to stay that way round - although when I go out, some get changed around.

My birth stone is pearl (June) and I have necklaces and earings, but too soft to wear for a ring.

When I worked at the stables I used to only wear a couple as hat way less to egt caught - and now, wear gloves a lot around DJ and the others.

Yes, my copper ring works - day after a long rehearsal my finger is green! I have worn bracelets, but don't get that reaction at all.

Bude trees - we have prevailing Westerly wind and (as you have seen in other pics) are on the coast - The Atlantic. It is not unknown to have 70mph gales here ... and there is usually a "slight breeze"!!
28th-Jan-2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
I miss hills! I'm on the edge of the fens so it is very flat! My house is six feet above sea level! If I stand on a molehill I get altitude sickness.

I had a friend who used to live in Crackington Haven and we went to Boscastle and Bude whilst we were visiting. Beautiful countryside.
28th-Jan-2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
I do love living in Bude - I grew up in Essex, and although I moaned at the time about the hills when I was cycling, I can't for the life of me think why now!

I love the coastal scenery - the cliffs, and the natural beauty all around me.

Have you been here recently - ie have you seen Boscastle since the floods?
28th-Jan-2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
No, I haven't been back to Boscastle after the floods. Was early nineties when I was down there. It is beautiful. I used to live on top of the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire before coming here and Stow on the Wold before that, so it seemed like I'd come to Holland when I arrived here!

(in reply to your other post re DJ - how cute was he as a foal! Not that he isn't now but you know what I mean. :)

Before the mare that I have now my last two horses were bought as foals. Seymour we lost at twelve years - he was drop dead gorgeous and knew it! LOL! Then I had Polly a 15hh show cob. We did just about every thing and won most of it too. I bred a foal from her that is now show jumping and showing up in Scotland. I sold her when I got divorced but she had a home for life with the woman who owns her. And her son Travis I sold at rising four two years ago. He's well loved up there.
28th-Jan-2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
DJ is special - and I had him on loan the day I lost Jaykub - he was my first pony ... my first love. I had him for 15 months only when he broke his leg at 10 ... Like your Seymour it is so sad when you lose them at a young age.

DJ is lovely - but he knows it! He also has a daughter who Toni sold when she was 4 to a family who love her - they sent us a picture at a local pony club - DJ thought it all seemed too much like hard work!
28th-Jan-2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
ZOMG i think i have that ring on your left thumb! It looks just about identical! And uh.. the i also have a silver thumb ring that is the spit of the copper one on your right! LOL! Ill take a pic of mine n show you :D
28th-Jan-2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to seeing the pics - do you wear them - or not with the job?

When I am working at my job on my day in another practice I do remove most of them - makes me feel very naked!
28th-Jan-2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
Hee! I just gotta find my camera fone lol! And yeah i cant wear them at work, but if im going anywhere outside of work, theys all piled on :P I also have two friendship bracelets though that really i shouldnt wear at work either, but dammit im stubbern! Hehehe!
28th-Jan-2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
LOL That's a lot of jewellery! I really like the sark stone one and the silver thumb ring.

I love the view...I can see why it is a favourite.

Lovely tree! (Of course the horticulturalist in me wishes you'd taken a closer shot lol--not that I'm likely to know it anyway, unless it's another Southern Hemisphere import like the cabbage tree next to it.)
29th-Jan-2009 10:45 am (UTC)
What youcall Cabbage tree, we call Palm tree!

I think that the big tree is a Cedar tree - we have a few of them here, they have to be hardy to wind and salt.

I just love jewellery - but only one earing per ear! The rest comes and goes.
29th-Jan-2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... it's a little hard to tell for sure without a close up pic, but it looks more like a Cordyline australis (common name Cabbage tree) than a palm to me. Although common names do vary, so it could be called a palm over there.

I like looking at jewellery and think it is pretty, but, much to my mother's disgust, I just don't wear it. LOL The only jewellery I wear is my wedding ring and occasionally a pair of ear rings.
29th-Jan-2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
You are right - what we call a plam - in fact a Torbay Palm ... and that is the area Mum and Dad now live (BTW)
29th-Jan-2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Common names of plants can vary so much even within tha same area, let alone on the other side of the world. LOL

I must say, it's nice to know that I can still ID an occasional plant and haven't completely forgotten everything. *grin*
29th-Jan-2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
I can guess which direction the wind mostly blows from by that tree. I love when trees get into interesting and unusual shapes, and lovely to see that one in the middle of town.

I don't wear much jewellery at all other than one of my wedding rings (I have two, a plain gold band and a shaped one which matches my engagement ring - but I don't even wear this often as it is too big and the stone keeps twizzling round and annoying me) and the occasional necklace.
29th-Jan-2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean abou the twizzling rings - even though mine are quite tight they still turn as I move!

Someone asked me why the tree was cut to such a shape - LOL!!
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