Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 3 July 2022

Sunday Selections #588

 

 

 
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. I mentioned last week I had been on a small outing on Saturday.  Lifeline held a meeting and attendance was compulsory for reaccreditation purposes.  Sigh.  I really don't like meetings.  However, they sweetened the deal by holding it at the Australian National Botanic Gardens and promising us time to take a short (up to an hour) guided walk.

The gardens are extensive and in an hour we saw a tiny fraction of what the gardens have to offer but it was bright, sunny and welcome respite.  We walked through a little of the rainforest area and then went to the Banksia Gardens.  Despite it being winter there were plenty of flowers and some glorious trees.

As I so often say - come walk with me.




I do like the ever lasting daisies.











The tree house is a relatively recent addition.  





A baby banksia.





We had a definitely chilly morning later in the week.  Just after 7 is was minus 4.5C (30F) and I was hoping it was cold enough to freeze bubbles.  Nearly but not quite.  The dawn was lovely though, and I have hopes that we will get a chilly (and still) day before winter ends.




Nearly, but not quite.

I hope all your disappointments this week are little ones.

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Sunday Selections #587

 

 

 
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 continuing my early morning theme (though I was out most of yesterday and hope to share photos from that outing in future weeks).  I continue to get up before dawn and well before sparrow fart.  I continue to go out with the camera at first light.

And it is worth it.






The last photo was taken on a foggy morning.  Nothing to see?  Not so but far otherwise.  I could see something glistening in the garden and went to investigate.

Spider webs, covered in foggy dew and shining in the early morning light.  So I stayed outside and took rather a lot more photos (some of which I will inflict on you).  Apologies to those who are not spider fans.  I am, and admire their architecture too.  I didn't see a single spider, though no doubt they were there.








 



The fog didn't lift until nearly lunchtime, but the spiderwebs brightened my day.

I hope you find beauty in unexpected places too.


 

Sunday, 19 June 2022

Sunday Selections #586

 

 
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?  Winter mornings.  We are finally getting some frosts.  It isn't cold enough yet to freeze bubbles but I have hopes.  We have had clear mornings, foggy mornings and definitely cool temperatures.  I like it, though the other household residents (human and feline) disagree.


I am always fascinated with frost etching a filigree on plant leaves...

One morning the bird bath was definitely iced over.  I broke the ice for them.









I do like the layers of colour in the early morning skies.



Frosty or sunny I hope you all have a wonderful week.