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« Reply #25 on: 18/06/2007 10:49:51 »
But to return to the thread topic!

I don't think that it is possible to have lightning without thunder - the sudden expansion of the super-heated air resulting from the lightning will always make a noise. You can't even touch an electric fence (not that you'd want to) without a "zap". You can get lightning within a cloud (Intracloud lightning), and so doesn't "hit" the earth. If this occurs in a local storm, but at altitude, it may be that a combination of distance, local winds etc, might dissipate the noise so that you don' hear it. I normally give up counting after about 25 - 30 seconds, because the thunder is often really weak. This is only 4 -5 miles distant, and storm clouds can easily attain these sorts of altitudes.....
 

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« Reply #26 on: 18/06/2007 10:52:12 »
Curried beech bark?  :o

Why Doc,.. shame on you I missed the above post! LOL See denty's Post!

I kinda wondered if it could be muffled by that kind of thing, but it was only a guess see the posts I wrote well above at start!
 

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« Reply #27 on: 18/06/2007 10:52:20 »
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OH you do not know me well, LOL I love good food and love to try new things especially food. There are a few I won't touch.. but many I will!

Ah, clearly not - I might now be a Sr. Member, but still a "Newbie" in knowledge of people's pursuits!

 

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« Reply #28 on: 18/06/2007 10:55:19 »
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I kinda wondered if it could be muffled by that kind of thing, but it was only a guess see the posts I wrote well above at start!

Sorry Karen -  I wasn't trying to steal your thunder!  :D
 

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« Reply #29 on: 18/06/2007 10:58:48 »
LOL you did not steel my THUNDER>> LOL cause I had no Idea if that was even possible until you said that! ..LOL Don't appologise I find it funny that I was even close LOL! Did you get what doc meant?
 

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« Reply #30 on: 18/06/2007 11:06:01 »
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Did you get what doc meant?

About thunder or curry (although some might say that the two are linked!)
 

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« Reply #31 on: 18/06/2007 11:17:59 »
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I think they may be linked if you know what I mean! LOL
 

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« Reply #32 on: 18/06/2007 13:59:01 »
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What is this curried beech bark thing that's going on? It came up in another thread too!

It's my favourite dish!  :)

Considering what you do for a living, you may not approve of my being an arbivore.
 

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« Reply #33 on: 18/06/2007 14:23:09 »
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arbivore  :D

I have a keen desire to use wood in as many ways as possible! The worst thing we could do in the face of making them a sustainable resource would be to leave the forests alone! But this is another complex arguement......

And if I can combine eating with forestry, then I'm all for it!
 

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« Reply #34 on: 18/06/2007 14:24:30 »
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LOL LOL!
 

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« Reply #35 on: 18/06/2007 16:08:51 »
I kinda wondered if it could be muffled by that kind of thing, but it was only a guess see the posts I wrote well above at start!

Sorry Karen -  I wasn't trying to steal your thunder!  :D

If Karen went on a diet, would she be lightening herself?  :D
 

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« Reply #36 on: 18/06/2007 16:09:51 »
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arbivore  :D

I have a keen desire to use wood in as many ways as possible!

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Don't say that to Lo or Carolyn!
 

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« Reply #37 on: 18/06/2007 21:32:12 »
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I kinda wondered if it could be muffled by that kind of thing, but it was only a guess see the posts I wrote well above at start!

Sorry Karen -  I wasn't trying to steal your thunder!  :D

If Karen went on a diet, would she be lightening herself?  :D

LOL..perhaps a bit of lightening would help right about now!

 

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« Reply #38 on: 18/06/2007 21:33:36 »
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arbivore  :D

I have a keen desire to use wood in as many ways as possible!

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Don't say that to Lo or Carolyn!

LOL LOL..
 

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« Reply #39 on: 19/06/2007 02:33:52 »
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arbivore  :D

I have a keen desire to use wood in as many ways as possible!

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Don't say that to Lo or Carolyn!

I cannot believe you said that!!! [:(!]  I know you're just trying to get me riled up and misbehaving but I'm not falling for it!  Besides....you're the one who has the w.....oh...nevermind. ;)
 

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« Reply #40 on: 19/06/2007 22:08:36 »
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Gawd, she saw it  :-X
 

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« Reply #41 on: 19/06/2007 22:56:24 »
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Gawd, she saw it  :-X

Yes she did!  Lucky for you I have a sense of humor! ;D ;)

I suppose I should be grateful...at least here you can't change my post.  ;)
 

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« Reply #42 on: 19/06/2007 23:14:44 »
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Gawd, she saw it  :-X

Yes she did!  Lucky for you I have a sense of humor! ;D ;)

I suppose I should be grateful...at least here you can't change my post.  ;)

As if I would  [:I]
 

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« Reply #43 on: 20/06/2007 02:39:17 »
No, of course you woodn't ;)
 

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« Reply #44 on: 20/06/2007 06:53:53 »
No, of course you woodn't ;)

OAK-kay, are you inFIRing something? In my o-PINE-ion you're harBOUGHring a grudge BEECH-cause you TWIGged that I'd I TwEAKed 1 of your posts. Now, don't BE A BABy!  ;D
 

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« Reply #45 on: 20/06/2007 12:56:21 »
I WOOD never harBOUGHr a grudge against you Doc! ;D [:X] ;)
 

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« Reply #46 on: 20/06/2007 13:00:26 »
I can't find my chopped Harley Davidson. Have you seen MA HOG ANYone?
 

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« Reply #47 on: 20/06/2007 13:17:23 »
subLIME to the ridOAKuLARCH! BARKing mad, it SAP's my WILLow tO LIVE - let's LEAVE it there!
 

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« Reply #48 on: 20/06/2007 13:57:50 »
I was trying to make friends. I want to be POPLAR.

I did a weewee in a tin & ended up with a CANOPY!  :D
 

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« Reply #49 on: 20/06/2007 14:22:16 »
i suppose you all think this is a TREEmendous jOAK, posts such as this PLUM new depths. I suspect this STEMS from the good Doc.
 

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