Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Sunday Selections #537



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. Towards the middle of last week our Bureau of Meteorology forecast some extreme weather for much of South-eastern Australia.  Snow, buckets of rain, damaging winds, record cold temperatures.  Some of the forecast was truthful, and some communities have a lot of cleaning up to do.  A couple of people have died in flood waters.

Not here.  No snow, and a teensy smidge of rain.  It was breezy but not dangerously windy.  Chilly but not frigid.  It was grey though. 

Early morning skies looked like this.



 

On the first day that some sunshine was making valiant efforts to break through we headed down to the lake.  I go there often for solace and heart balm (and a roo fix).  As is always true there was a lot to delight us.

There were black swans.


The lake was serene and lovely - and even on a mostly grey day there were reflections...







We got our kangaroo fix.


This isn't a good photo - but I did love that very pink tongue.

I love our magpies too, and this dapper male is a beauty.


A small and noisy flock of sulphur crested white cockatoos were feasting on berries.  These are for you David.





 


On our way home we stopped in at a small suburban shopping centre to see if the locals had rugged up 'their' statue.  They had.
 

 
She has her scarf - but her feet are still bare.
 
There was other public art too.
 


I thought that this bumper ornament on a tradies ute was unusual - but was pleased to see it just the same.


 I hope that even on your grey days (literal or metaphorical) you find beauty and fun.
 
 



 

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Sunday Selections #536

 


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. This week I am (mostly) reverting to type.  I adore skyscapes and clouds and am not going to admit just how many folders of similar photos I have stored on the PC.
 
As usual most of these photos were taken shortly after dawn.
 






 
I wandered into the back garden on that foggy morning and was delighted by spider webs festooned with dew.



I loathe shopping centres and go to them as rarely as possible.  Just the same, looking up can have benefits in those largely soulless places as well.
 
 
I really liked this mobile and wonder just how many times I have wandered under it and missed seeing it.

The final photo was taken on a wet, chilly and grey day.  I was waiting for a bus and was amazed at how well the very last of the autumnal colours 'popped'.
 
I hope your week to come is packed with beauty (expected and unexpected).


 


Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Where are the Words for Wednesday?

 





Huge thanks to  Messymimi is providing the prompts on her blog last month.

June 2021River is providing the prompts on her blog.

July 2021:  Lissa is providing the prompts on her blog.

August 2021David M. Gascoigne will be providing the prompts but they will be here.

September 2021Cindi is providing the prompts.

October 2021:  I am providing the prompts here.   

November 2021:  Margaret Adamson and her friends will be providing the prompts, but they will appear here.

 
December 2021:  Me again.

Given that the prompts are provided from both the Northern and the Southern hemispheres the prompts can appear from as early as Tuesday your time until Thursday your time. 

This meme definitely falls into the 'more the merrier' category.  I hope that lots of you will visit
whoever is providing the prompts and play - or applaud.  Commenting on other people's creations -whether they post them on the host's blog or their own, is hugely important.  We ALL need encouragement.  So please, take a few extra minutes to comment on the participant's creations.

 

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Sunday Selections #535

 


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 not only a 'super moon' but a lunar eclipse this week.  For a change it wasn't cloudy on the night.  So naturally I was out there with my camera.  I struggle taking photographs of the moon and most of my shots were abject failures.  I don't know whether light pollution or a screw loose in the operator was at fault (I am leaning towards the latter reason).  So I came inside again.  Some of the 'better failure' photographs follow.





 My father told me that I was more stubborn than stains.  He may have been right.  The next morning (eclipse over) I headed out again a little before and a little after dawn.  And was much happier with the shots I took.








Wasn't that a lucky shot?


 

It was cool outside.  We definitely had a frost.


It isn't cold enough to freeze bubbles though.  Yet.

I hope your week is filled with beauty and success.