Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Sunday Selections #581

 

 
Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock, as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files. 

Huge thanks to Cie who gave me this wonderful Sunday Selections image. 

The meme was then continued by River at Drifting through life.  Sadly she has now stepped aside (though she will join us some weeks), and I have accepted the mantle. 
 
The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent.  Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to me. Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen.
 

I usually run with a theme. We had a very wet day last week.  The following morning was not wet precisely (though more rain was predicted), but it was certainly grey.  When I went out just after first light the sunrise was invisible, but I delighted in rain bejewelled leaves instead.  And yes, the tree dahlias are coming out more each day, and many of them are well over ten feet tall now.

 





As the day wore on it continued to be grey.  However I noticed that the autumnal colour really popped in our garden so I went for a damp walk.  As I so often say, come walk with me...
 

I loved that even on a damp day this bee had found the camellia.







When first I saw this fungi emerging from the leaf litter in a near neighbour's yard I thought they were plastic.  But no, they weren't.  There were at least half a dozen of them, with more coming up.  Captain Google suggests they are Baorangia bicolour and that they are edible.  I wasn't tempted.





Do you see what I mean about the abundance of colour, despite the grey day?

Late in the afternoon some more colour came by for a visit.  King parrots.  Himself fed them while I took photos.



I hope you find colour and joy in your week(s) too.


Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Words for Wednesday 11/5/2022





This meme was started by Delores a long time ago.  Computer issues led her to bow out for a while.  The meme was too much fun to let go, and now Words for Wednesday is provided by a number of people and has become a movable feast.
 
Essentially the aim is to encourage us to write.  Each week we are given a choice of prompts: which can be words, phrases, music or an image.   What we do with those prompts is up to us:  a short story, prose, a song, a poem, or treating them with ignore...  We can use some or all of the prompts, and mixing and matching is encouraged. 
 
Some of us put our creation in comments on the post, and others post on their own blog.  I would really like it if as many people as possible joined into this fun meme, which includes cheering on the other participants.  If you are posting on your own blog - let me know so that I, and other participants, can come along and applaud.
 
This month Wisewebwoman was going to provide the prompts on her blog - but she is on a blog break and has sent the prompts to me.   Essentially the prompts will be here for the month and Wisewebwoman and/or I will provide them.
This week's prompts were again provided by her and are:
  • white
  • painter
  • courtesy
  • recommendation
  • neighbour
  • disagree
  • traffic
  • ambition
  • conference
  • healthy
 And/or
 

 Have fun.

 

 

Sunday, 8 May 2022

Sunday Selections #580

 

 
Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock, as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files. 

Huge thanks to Cie who gave me this wonderful Sunday Selections image. 

The meme was then continued by River at Drifting through life.  Sadly she has now stepped aside (though she will join us some weeks), and I have accepted the mantle. 
 
The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent.  Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to me. Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen.
 

I usually run with a theme.  It is Autumn here.  Typically our days are sunny and the nights cool.  I have been revelling in the autumnal colour on the trees and watching leaves drop to reveal a filigree of bare branches. 


 


The tree dahlias are budding prolifically and the first flowers emerging.  Hopefully more will come out before the first heavy frost cuts them down.

We have had our first (light) frost and an area less than sixty miles away has had a dusting of snow.  Winter is on the way.  However it is also summer in our garden.







There are roses and daisies in bloom.  The begonias on the front veranda continue to put on a brave display and the hoya is blooming again.

And it is spring too.  

 

This azalea is in bud.


Double poppy seedlings have emerged.



And in other parts of the garden there are dutch iris, grape hyacinth, freesias and anemones already well above ground.

Colour me confused.

Have a great week, whatever season (or seasons) you are in.


Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Words For Wednesday 4/5/2022

 




This meme was started by Delores a long time ago.  Computer issues led her to bow out for a while.  The meme was too much fun to let go, and now Words for Wednesday is provided by a number of people and has become a movable feast. 

Essentially the aim is to encourage us to write.  Each week we are given a choice of prompts: which can be words, phrases, music or an image.   What we do with those prompts is up to us:  a short story, prose, a song, a poem, or treating them with ignore...  We can use some or all of the prompts, and mixing and matching is encouraged.

Some of us put our creation in comments on the post, and others post on their own blog.  I would really like it if as many people as possible joined into this fun meme, which includes cheering on the other participants.  If you are posting on your own blog - let me know so that I, and other participants, can come along and applaud.

 Huge thanks to Messymimi for challenging us last month.  This month Wisewebwoman was going to provide the prompts on her blog - but she is on a blog break and has sent at least the first week's prompts to me.   Essentially the prompts will be here for the month and Wisewebwoman and/or I will provide them.

This week's prompts are:

  • Jewel
  • Jigsaw
  • Jerboa
  • Jasmine
  • Jerrican
  • Jump
  • Jumbo
  • Jellyfish
She added, use some or all and add another J word of your own if you like.

Have fun.