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Re: Wisley Alpine Log Feedback
« Reply #45 on: February 03, 2008, 10:36:50 PM »
But, Diane, what's a yen when you have a yen? 
Can't take it with you, may as well take it to Japan....everyone I know who has been there says how great a time they had.............. says the woman who doesn't get out much :-[
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log Feedback
« Reply #46 on: February 13, 2009, 09:47:25 PM »
Wisley Log No. 4 of 2009 is online..... see the snow was pretty bad down there...... :P  .....but very pretty!!
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log Feedback
« Reply #47 on: February 14, 2009, 09:52:33 AM »
Japan is the nicest place to visit.
It is very clean, very safe. If you drop your wallet on the street it will either be in the hotel before you when you arrive or in the nearest police station WITH ALL MONEY INTACT ;D ;D.
The trains go VERY frequently and on the second. If you buy a voucher BEFORE YOU LEAVE EUROPE you can travel as much as you please.
It is very beautiful in places (Countryside, Temples, Shrines) and very ugly in some (Industrial areas, half modern cities)
If you use the hotels foreigners are directed to, they are very expensive (fitting your status as honoured guest)
If you stay where the Japanese stay, the prices are as in Europe.
Japanese food can be extremely pricey or fairly cheap. In my taste usually excellent.
Language is a problem in some situations, adresses is a problem in some situations. There are tricks of the trade to get around this.
The big hurdle is that Ryan Air does not fly to Osaka. :(
The picture which is a bad scan is from an inner court in the temple dedicated to Hideyoshi in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto.
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The slightest provokation will make me flood the forum with japanese pictures not dedicated to alpines ;)

 
 
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log Feedback
« Reply #48 on: February 14, 2009, 11:15:22 AM »
Göte, since the Japanese make so many beautiful flower hybrids, like the Hepaticas, let alone the natural native plant life,  and since you believe it is such a good place to visit, and, it seems, can give helpful hints to make a visit easier for Europeans, then I do think that we MUST hope to  provoke you sufficiently for you to make a new thread in the Travel/places to visit area about Japan. 8)
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log Feedback
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2009, 12:48:10 PM »
OK I will see what I can do.
In the meantime, anybody having Google Earth (which is free) can find the position of the photograper in
35° 00' 02.41" N;  135° 46' 52.72" E.
It is amazing is it not?
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log Feedback
« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2009, 03:48:15 PM »
Hello, Folks,  new Wisley Log is now online, No. 6 of 2009 .
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log Feedback
« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2009, 07:43:37 PM »
..... and some cracking Hepatica pics on it.
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log Feedback
« Reply #52 on: December 11, 2009, 01:51:06 PM »
Paul cumbleton has been off work, suffering with a bad back but he's back on his feet at work and his latest log is just loaded online.... see it here:

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2009Dec111260539350Log_25_of_2009.pdf 
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log Feedback
« Reply #53 on: December 12, 2009, 08:30:47 PM »
As always, a loverly Log. I particularly like the little form of Narc. bulbocodium. So many are partially obscured by their luxurient foliage but this one's bends over nicely to display the flowers well.
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log Feedback
« Reply #54 on: December 12, 2009, 10:49:54 PM »
Glad to hear that Paul's back is better, enjoyed the log as always.
Angie :)
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log Feedback
« Reply #55 on: January 07, 2010, 01:01:05 PM »
The first Wisley Log of 2010 is online:
 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2010Jan071262869051Log_1_of_2010.pdf

Paul is stuck at home because of the snow, and Wisley is closed to the public..... "elf 'an' safety!"

So see the log and be treated to some great plants in Pauls' own collection.... and be jealous, as I was, of the range of lovely bird protraits he's made in his garden.... 8)

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Re: Wisley Alpine Log Feedback
« Reply #56 on: January 07, 2010, 08:29:19 PM »
The diversion to birdlife was very pleasing and welcome. It's lovely for me who, of those illustrated, has only the goldfinch and the greenfinch, in her garden..

Gorgeous Massonias too.
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log Feedback
« Reply #57 on: January 07, 2010, 09:07:52 PM »
Wow birds are beautiful but as for those Massonias what a amazing collection, cant get over the size of Massonia depressa and your Massonia pustlulata is out of this world, thanks for the close up pictures, they are just stunning. If I had plants like those I would be moving my sofa into my greenhouse, what more could you ask for Paul. Thanks for showing them to us
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log Feedback
« Reply #58 on: January 15, 2010, 05:27:50 PM »
Amazing Parakeets in your garden  :o Thanks for all these poor birds  ;)
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log Feedback
« Reply #59 on: January 15, 2010, 06:34:54 PM »
No young ring-necks at this time of year but adults will be in the mood for laying now. The bird at the feeder could be male or female because young males take 2-3 years to get the ring. The best pet I ever had was a silly tame hand reared male
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