Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Words For Wednesday


 

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.

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.  If you are posting on your own blog - let me know so that I, and other participants, can come along and applaud.


This month the prompts will be posted here but are being provided by Margaret Adamson and her friend Sue Fulton.  The prompts will include photographs taken by her Margaret's friend Bill

This week's prompts are both photographic (and what stunning photos they are).  The words will return next week.



And/or


Have fun.
 

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Sunday Selections #332

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.
 
The meme is now continued by River at Drifting through life.  The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent.  Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to River.  Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen.


Before I start,  a big thank you for your patience while I wrestled with the lurgy.  I am still coughing and sneezing and still fairly miserable but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
 
Like River I usually run with a theme.  My city is often fog bound.  It is almost a given in winter that planes will be delayed.  


A relatively recent forcast was for 'patchy fog'.  And it was certainly foggy in our street.



So we headed off to the lake to capture more moody, mellow magnificence.  We discovered that 'patchy' was a very accurate description.  In my usual restrained fashion rather a lot of photos follow.



 No fog here, but only feet away...




Just turning my head could change the view.  Into fog/out of fog....













Then to some different photos - also taken on the fog excursion.  Watching the news hurts my head and heart on a daily basis.  Our treatment of those we classify as 'other' in particular.  And on my lake wanderings I was reminded (again) that there IS good in our species.



I really hope you can read this sign.  SIEV stands for Suspected Illegal Entry Vessel.  This tragedy has been echoed across the world.  There is an article here written by one of the people who worked on the memorial which some of you may like to read.  The article is not new, but very little has changed.

The final lines on the sign 'Love is stronger than fear.  Kindness is stronger than greed' are hopes that I hug to myself on dark (or foggy) days. 








Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Words for Wednesday


 

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.

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.  If you are posting on your own blog - let me know so that I, and other participants, can come along and applaud.


This month the prompts will be posted here but are being provided by Margaret Adamson and her friend Sue Fulton.  The prompts will include photographs taken by her Margaret's friend Bill

This week's prompts are:



Hold on to your hat


And/or

A penny for your thoughts

Have fun.  I have picked up a dose of Manflu from somewhere and will probably be absent for a day or two. 
 

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Sunday Selections 331

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.
 
The meme is now continued by River at Drifting through life.  The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent.  Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to River.  Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen.
 
Like River I usually run with a theme. I have been working in the garden and have been dealing (not always happily) with tradesmen this week so I am (for a change) returning to the birds who visit.  Walking down to the bus stop on my way to Lifeline I noticed a large birds nest which had obviously fallen from a tree.  I have no idea who built the nest but was intrigued to notice that they incorporated some wire into the rim.  If you embiggen you may notice it towards the 'top' of the nest.





It had fallen from one of these trees.


A pair of  king parrots continue to circumvent the crowds on the feeder by demanding individual attention. 





They are still very partial to green apple.






The cockatoos are regular visitors too.  It hasn't been a cold winter, but the birds don't agree with me and are fluffed into their winter woolies.





The corellas (drat them) are less happy to have their photos taken.



They are also fluffed up against the cold though...


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Words for Wednesday


 

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.

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.  If you are posting on your own blog - let me know so that I, and other participants, can come along and applaud.


Some administrative issues first.

A number of people have kindly agreed to provide prompts for the months to come.

So far it looks like this:

July:  Delores
August:  River
September:  Granny Annie
October:  Cindi
November:  Me
December:  Margaret Adamson and friends

If these dates don't suit, or you would like to volunteer to provide the prompts, please let me know.

 
This month the prompts will be posted here but are being provided by Margaret Adamson and her friend Sue Fulton.  The prompts will include photographs taken by her Margaret's friend Bill.  


This week's prompts are:



  1. Feverish
  2. Pencil
  3. Fabricated
  4. Typewriter
  5. Mix
  6. Sensible


 And /or


  1. Penalty
  2. Caution
  3. Senility
  4. Lie
  5. Patched
  6. Trees

Have fun