Saturday, April 02, 2011

B is for... Bluenoser

Me in my Bluenose habitat last September.


Many thanks to fellow Bluenoser (and A to Z Participant) Jan Morrison for today's B! Since yesterday I wrote about British-speak, today I thought I'd go back to my roots.


A Bluenoser is someone born and bred in Nova Scotia, Canada -- named after our famous schooner the Bluenose, which also features on the back of the Canadian dime!


A big thank you for all the comments yesterday, which I'm still working through. Can I be so bold as to make a request? Please, for the love of all things bloggery, pretty please with cupcakes and wine, take off your word verification. Blogger catches the spam! Fluffy baby lambs won't die! It's all good. Also, can I ask that you make sure your profile is linked to your blog, so that I can return your comment and follow back?


Right, boring stuff done. Happy Saturday, and I hope everyone had a great first day of the Challenge!

103 comments:

  1. Love that name, bluenoser...ha ha ha, tickles coming off the tongue:) I agree with you about the word verification. I am getting to the point where I just don't feel like commenting anymore. With the problems I am having sitting most of the time in the dark, it is hard enough to post a comment, let alone monkey around with some stupid computer animated robot finder! Have a great week-end

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  2. Beautiful picture. That's an interesting fact about Nova Scotia. I'm born and bred in Australia, but we're only called Aussie's... so not much of a story there.

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  3. Beautiful picture! And yes, I'm still working through comments from yesterday too, and I doubt I got as many as you did. LOL

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  4. Beautiful picture! Water just doesn't *get* that blue over here. *sighs*

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  5. Lol...Bluenoser...what a word :) Thanks for talking about the word verification issue. Folks ought to try and make commenting as easy as possible :)

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  6. Hubby and I LOVE Nova Scotia we've visited 3 times so far :O)

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  7. That's something new I have learned today Talli.
    Excellent post.

    Yvonne

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  8. I love your picture, I'd love to have a place like this somehwere close, water and all.... Thanks for a new word for today :)

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  9. Great photo.
    It's good to keep mentioning "word verification." I was embarrassed to find mine was on and I didn't know it. My guru was working on my computer yesterday and I hope he didn't turn it on again. I'm such a non-techie. Please, always tell me if you see something amiss on my blog. Thanks.
    Manzanita

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  10. What a lovely, serene picture! Thanks for the new vocab word :) Happy Saturday!

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  11. I had no idea what that word meant. I think I was expecting a post about sharks or dolphins or something!

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  12. Great picture! It reminded me I'm due for a holiday. One more week ... :-)

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  13. I hope people listen to you about the word verification. It's driving my bonkers. and by the time I realise there is one, I'm not going to waste my comment, which means I'm wasting time. Grrrr ...

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  14. Lovely pic, I can feel the sunshine from across that water! Happy A to Z'ing today my dear!

    I'm off shopping shortly - me hopes!! ;-) x

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  15. The first thing I thought when I saw the word was "a smurf who sucks up to Papa Smurf". I need to get out more.

    Stopping by from the Challenge
    Dafeenah

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  16. Oh...I thought you were called bluenosers because of the cold :)

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  17. Hoooray for being a Bluenoser with gorgeous platinum hair!!!

    Take care
    x

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  18. Breathtaking picture...so blue and serene. nice word, though I love argy bargy better. :)

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  19. That looks so peaceful. I would like to be there right now as I look out my window. At least it stopped snowing!
    See you for C!

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  20. I'd rather be called a bluenoser than a brown noser;-)
    What a wonderful photograph!

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  21. What a great expression, fab photo! The word verification is coming off!!

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  22. The only think I know about Nova Scotia is they have really pretty retrievers (from my doing the rounds of the dog shows).


    Wagging Tales - Blog for Writers

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  23. That is such a beautiful picture. It looks so peaceful and calm. I love learning all these new words. I can't wait for the next one!
    Have a great day!
    Smiles.

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  24. I'd love to jump through my computer screen and have a little sit on that bench. It's just a lovely scene. Thanks for sharing.

    Visiting from the A to Z Challenge. Happy Saturday! :o)

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  25. Hi Talli .. Bluenoser .. seems somewhat better than Rednecker - isn't that what we're called overseas .. especially in Oz? Great to learn the term too - and that pic of coolness x 2! Cheers enjoy the weekend .. interspersed with A - Zs .. Hilary

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  26. Fluffy baby lambs won't die - that's good!

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  27. I never heard of bluenoser before. I am in New Zealand, we are Kiwis. I am linked and have no word verification. :)

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  28. Bluenose is the most tactful name I have ever heard that ends in 'noser'.

    Someday, I'd love to spend a few weeks on Canada's Atlantic coast. The attitude of Mother Nature out there suits me well.

    Have you virtually connected with Ali Cross? She went to university in Nova Scotia. She now lives in Utah, which I consider ironic. Anyway, she is the sweetest thing west of the Mississippi.

    Oh, and we are called Trolls where I am from. I am sure you have heard of Yoopers - folks from the UP of Michigan. Trolls are those of us who live below the bridge in the lower peninsula.

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  29. Great photo.

    Thanks for the verification info--I'm learning something new already and it's only day 2. I'll do it!

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  30. Argy Bargy and Bluenoser - awesome! :) And what a gorgeous picture. It looks like a great spot to sit and think in. Happy A-Z!

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  31. Bluenose.. a schooner, who knew. Just glad you did not address brown nosers :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  32. Hi Talli, popping back in after a long time to tell a hi :) Great challenge right?

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  33. LOVE ths picture (NS is not that far from NL)

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  34. I just love that photo, Talli. You are doing one of my favorite things - sitting and looking out over the water. How beautiful.
    Karen

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  35. beautiful photo Talli...and here here to the word verification; a waste of time! but also the blogs where you have to put in your e-mail address, blog site just to leave a comment...

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  36. Beautiful picture!!! I'm trying to talk my husband into vacationing at Prince Edward Island this summer. Ever since I read "Anne of Green Gables" as a kid, I've been yearning to go there!

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  37. Interesting info, and great blog ;).
    bethfred.com

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  38. I absolutely love that pic! And you're so right about comment verification.

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  39. You came right on to 'er with this blog! And I agree about the ANNOYING word verification business. Thanks for the shoutout and it is snowing here in NS so aren't you glad you're in a place that gets SPRING!
    Jan Morrison - clickable signature thanks to Patricia Stotley

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  40. Cool and interesting post. I did not know the name of the schooner on the Canadian dime. It's beautiful. And I love that pic at the top, what gorgeous scenery.

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  41. by the by, bye! Is that Quaker Island?

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  42. Great picture, Talli. I love the look of that blue water. And I hear you on the word verification. I hate that thing.

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  43. Beautiful picture. Water doesn't look quite that pretty here in Kansas.

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  44. What is this A-Z thing? Popping up everywhere, it is. I've always wanted to visit the Maritimes and on your advice, I will take off word verification.

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  45. Super post! Fab start to the challenge.

    What a great B - to be known as a Blue Noser.

    xx


    Ps -
    Thanks so much for dropping by yesterday to follow me. But if you get a minute is there any chance you could do it again, please?
    - you followed the wrong blog (one of my old ones that I've now deleted) - sorry, my fault for leaving it there!!

    Here's the link

    http://gonnabepublishedoneday.blogspot.com/

    x

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  46. There are so many calming posts in the Challenge today. Your picture is one of them. Love it!

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  47. I had no idea what a Bluenoser was, thanks for the cool trivia! I wish I could turn off my word verification but I've been getting spammed a lot lately actually, and it's making it through. :(

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  48. I'm learning so much from this A to Z Challenge.
    *adds bluenoser to personal dictionary*

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  49. Hi thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm a great fan of cupcakes now - read my B, sil vous plait

    Grandpa
    Life on The Farm

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  50. What an absolutely stunning photograph!

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  51. Beautiful photo, Talli! I had no idea what a Bluenoser was....Thanks. :)

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  52. Lovely and peaceful shot. I'm a new follower from New Brunswick. This is a great Challenge for April and lots of creative ideas.
    I would love to have you visit my blog and maybe even follow at:
    http://oaklawnimages.blogspot.com/
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

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  53. What a beautiful picture!! The Maritimes are so lovely and the people are so friendly! :) Yay for Bluenosers!

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  54. Love the pic. Although, when you mentioned Bluenose, I thought of those Tatty Teddies with the blue noses. It has been one of those days. LOL.

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  55. Beautiful picture! Thanks for visiting me yesterday. Time for more rounds and off to "C"! Julie

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  56. Gorgeous picture! And I'm going to love stopping by each day even if it's just to learn new words!

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  57. Are you absolutely sure no baby lambs will die...? ;) I agree - you guys (who are doing such a GREAT job on hosting this challenge, by the way) have been stressing this important point for so long now that I am amazed that people haven't picked up on it yet.

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  58. Just shows, blogs can be edukashunal :o)

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  59. Beautiful picture. I've always wanted to visit Nova Scotia. Congratulations on The Hating Game. Awesome!

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  60. Is the lake really that blue, and the sky? Deep breath! iLike!

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  61. I love, love that picture!

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  62. I'm so jealous that you're living in Britain! I'm a graduate student studying 18th century British cultural history AND I write romance. I'll be checking out your novels for sure! I'm so glad you're part of the A-Z challenge and that I have the chance to get to know you and your work!

    Lovely photograph...

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  63. The photo is beautiful! Amen on the word verification. I didn't know about the linking up. I'll try to work on that.

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  64. I don't mind the word verification, but it takes several tries for me to comment. I guess I'm technically challenged. I think it has something to do with the fact I use wordpress and the blogs I have trouble commenting on are blogspot. Something about open id error.

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  65. I didnt know that! Thanks for sharing. Being in Australia we have lots of our own words so its great to hear of others around the world.

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  66. Amazing picture! :)
    Happy B-day. I'm a new follower from the A-Z Challenge - nice to meet you! :)

    www.margokelly.blogspot.com

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  67. Very cool. I had no idea what that meant, but it was in your profile. Great job on the blogfest.
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

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  68. Gorgeous photo. Look at all that blue.

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  69. "Fluffy baby lambs won't die! "-- I think I may have to start using this line!

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  70. IS the blue nose a prerequisite to being blue blood? So next life, you will be the princess, right?? :)

    Beautiful photo!! I want to be there!

    Sig

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  71. I'm trying to go thru and visit everyone who leaves a comment on my blog. I don't know how well that's going to work. And I haven't even been able to tackle the list since Friday. But what a response, eh? I'm pretty stoked. Busy times ahead.


    Contrary to my usual practice of subscribing to comments, to save time during challenge I will not be doing so during April. If you want to respond to my comment , please email me directly from your email notification for the comment.
    Thanks.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

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  72. I never knew you were a Bluenoser! Nova Scotia looks wonderful. And I'm having awful trouble finding some people's blogs too, but apart from that I'm really enjoying this challenge... so far.

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  73. Bluenoser sounds a lot more glamorous than the name for the town I'm from - I'm a 'tractor boy' :(

    Mind you, tractors are kinda cool...

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  74. The picture is just BEAUTIFUL.
    I'm so jealous. I love lakes and water and sun. I'm gonna go for a ride today, so nice and sunny in England.

    Yes, please no word verification. I still wonder which is better, pop-up comments or imbedded comment window?
    Nahno ∗ McLein

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  75. Beautiful photo! Canada is just great. I've been there only once, cc 11 years ago (wow, time flies...) During the winter though. So I had blue nose quite many times! :)
    - andrea

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  76. Love the picture! And great comment about the word verification. I think a lot of us still had it on our blogs from the good ole days when we would get spammed hard!

    I stopped by via the A to Z Blog Challenge. You can read my blogs at the following:

    http://www.montessoriwriter.com/blog.html
    http://montessoriwritersthoughts.blogspot.com
    http://laughatalzheimers.blogspot.com
    http://andisgardeningexperiments.blogspot.com
    http://andiskidsbooks.blogspot.com
    http://andiskidsbooks.blogspot.com

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  77. I've taken off my word vertification, promise!

    I'm learning lots of new words going around the blogs. Not sure when I'll ever use Bluenoser though.

    Juliet

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  78. I like this theme you have going, Talli. I'm learning all kinds of fun English that I never knew before :)

    Rosie
    East for Green Eyes

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  79. Hi there Talli,
    Thanks for checking out my blog and for the 'follow'! So glad to have you with me!!! I’m still new to blogging and really appreciate any new followers.
    I'm having a lot of fun with this April challenge.
    Did you notice that you can click on my main page photo and it will take you directly to Oak Lawn Images, Facebook site and to the catalogue of photos. Or, if you select the link under the group of thumbnail photos, on my main page, you can just view the photographs on Flickr. If you see any you like, I’d love to have the feedback.
    Please check back frequently because I often change the main blog page photo.
    http://oaklawnimages.blogspot.com/
    Kathy @ Oak Lawn Images

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  80. Better to be a bluenoser than a brownnoser I always say. Well, okay this was the first time. Great pic ... very serene and tranquil.

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  81. Oh man, you shoulda called me. I would have brought the wine. That bench so needed me. What a beautiful place.

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  82. But what if fluffy baby lambs do die? Won't someone think of the lambs? :P

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  83. Love the name bluenoser. I've always wanted to go to Novia Scotia and Prince Edward Island since the first time I saw the Anne of Green Gables movies. It's so beautiful. I hope you are enjoying the a-z blogging challenge. I know I am. :)

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  84. Another fabulous b-word... I've never been to NS before, but it looks lovely. I'm from MA so it would be An awesome vacation.... Particularly the Bay of Fundy.

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  85. I hadn't known that--I learned something new (or old, as they say)!

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  86. that is a neato "b"... thanks for the post.
    it's beautiful.
    jeremy [iZombie]

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  87. Lovely photo! I'd love to sit on that bench!

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  88. Terrific picture, Talli! It's been far too long since I was last in Nova Scotia.

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  89. I love the pic. I'd love to go there one day... (insert wistful sigh)

    Lyn
    W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

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  90. That's such a uniquely cool word! And fantastic picture!

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  91. Hi fellow A-Z. I'm a follower now. Love the pic!

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  92. I had a dog with a blue nose, once. Does that mean she was from Nova Scotia? HATE HATE HATE word verification. So agree. And, now, some of them have three and four steps!!!! What gives. Come visit when you!

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  93. Well good luck honey if you try to reply to all these peeps. Yay with the word verification. I've been posting a second comment to those with it on.

    Never heard abou the Bluenose. Never heard of anyone but you from Nova Scotia either. It's a fascinating place.

    Don't reply to this Talli. I got your comment for Jessica Bell's clip. Isn't it lovely?

    Denise<3

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  94. This is a beautiful photo. It has a feeling of endless peace.

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  95. Beautiful; I grew up in Maine, there was a cruise boat that took people from Bar Harbor, ME to Canada, it was called the "Bluenose". They renamed the cruise boat, but now there is a Bluenose Inn.

    I have been to Nova Scotia...it is beautiful!

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  96. Lovely blue lake. I'll have to visit Canada sometime.

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  97. Woo, I'm comment #100! And yay for fellow Canadians! I'm from Ontario, I have family in New Brunswick and have been literally on the border to Nova Scotia but unfortunately have not actually been there yet. Hopefully someday soon, I hear it's gorgeous! I saw your tweet about turning off word verification, I didn't know it was an option so I Googled it and figured out how. :-)

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  98. Wow, I've never heard of a bluenoser! Live and learn!

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  99. Love the photo Talli!
    Even without word verification...Good Luck!

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  100. Hi Bluenoser! This photo is glorious I think it is the depth of colour that makes it so stunning.

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Coffee and wine for all!