Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Sunday Selections





Sunday Selections, brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock, is an ongoing theme where participants post previously unused photos languishing in their files. 

Anyone can join in, just post your photos under the Sunday Selections title, link back to Kim, then add your name to her Linky list at Frogpondsrock.  

As usual I am running with a theme.   I have been doing some weeding.  I have been doing a lot of weeding.  I tend to look at the garden and see what needs to be done, rather than the joys which are there.  So this morning I wandered outside and took photos of our trees.  So many different shades of green, so many different leaves.











62 comments:

  1. Beautiful, EC! Wow, I can't get over the difference in our climates. We barely have buds and you have full blown, full green, fully gorgeous trees.

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    1. Cathy Olliffe-Webster: We are inching our way into Autumn. Some of the trees around us are starting to change colour but most are still quite green

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  2. I need to know - how big is your garden? It looks almost as big as the acreage I left behind, where close to 2 acres was rambling shrubbery.

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    1. dinahmow: It is an ordinary suburban block. We have however filled (overfilled?) a lot of it with garden. The three gum trees were here when we moved in. And we have added things. Lots of things.

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  3. I get the sense that your weeding might be therapeutic for you. I hope so. Don't forget your wonderful yard birds - perhaps they can do the same.

    I put off my vegetable garden for too long this spring, then went out to till before planting and my tiller won't start - have to take it in for some work. In the past that would stress me out but I'm putting it in the back of my mind and we're going on a camping/photo trip for a few days to the west desert. I'll just do it when we get back. Hopefully...

    Hang in there friend!

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    1. Ron: Have a wonderful camping/photo trip. I can't tell you how much I look forward to the photos when you return.
      Gardening is getting increasingly difficult but is indeed therapeutic. And this morning while I was doing yet more weeding there were a couple of cockatoos and several galahs keeping a close eye on me. Joy.

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  4. Lots of different trees...so beautiful.

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    1. mybabyjohn/Delores: In an ideal world I would live by the water. But I would still need my greenery. ('Bring me a Shrubbery' Monty Python and the Holy Grail I think)

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  5. Well, EC is actually in the OTHER hemisphere: it's fall moving into winter, whereas we are spring moving into summer. But EC, I simply LOVE The greenery, it's just beautiful. I hope you are taking good care of yourself... I'm thinking of you and SP and wishing for all good things to come your way. :-)

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    1. DJan: Thank you. I am a second place priority at the moment, but I am getting there. And the garden is healing. And solitary.

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  6. I love trees, perhaps even better than flowering things ... I live in a place of many trees both deciduous and evergreen. It is beautiful in spring when things turn green and also in fall when the deciduous leaves turn colour. Thank you for these lovely photos! Take care of yourself, even if it's in small increments right now.

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    1. Trees are a joy and a delight. Thank you for your ongoing support.

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  7. Love the frondy shots! What lovely nature you have around you. No wonder you like being out in it. Best to you and SP, hope he's gaining day by day.

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    1. Austan: Thankyou. SP not doing at all well today. 'Because he ate too much last night'. Grrr. If he is not markedly better by Tuesday he is off to the doctor (our doctor will be shut on Easter Monday). We will see whether that threat works magic.

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  8. Bonza photos, you just can't beat aussie evergreens to brighten up a garden all year round. So SP has been a naughty boy and pigged out last night, Did ya chuck a hissy fit? :-).

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    1. Windsmoke: His ate too much would not have kept a three year old going. I did chuck a hissy fit when he explained that he was nauseous because of excess food. Many of these trees are deciduous - just not yet.

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  9. Trees are wonderful in all their varieties. I like the two ferny fronds photos.

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    1. River: I hadn't realised I had put two of them up. They are the leaves from our Japanese silk tree, viewed from beneath.

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  10. Gorgeous EC. Well done. A park to rest in (when you've finished the weeding).

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    1. Cat Drawings: Is the weeding ever done? And don't forget all the bulbs to plant. Insane, that's what I am....

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  11. Lovely. I drooled over number 6!

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    1. Dave King: Thank you. Gardens and gardening are one of my many obsessions.

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  12. You are surrounded by lovely trees! I hope you are well and happy today.

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    1. Lynn: They are a never-ending joy. And hold birds as well.

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  13. Beautiful. I love green. I love trees. Weeding... don't love.

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    1. Cindi: The weeding issue is my own fault. This is NOT an easy care garden and I let them get away. By which I mean I turned my back for a week. Green is one of my favourite colours though.

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  14. Terrific photos! I love gum trees.

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    1. Karen: Is that a new avatar? Spectacular. I too love gum trees, and mulberries, and silk trees....

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  15. The weather has been glorious, and will be again later in the week. Your garden is just lovely. I am hoping that SP will rally further and not have to see a doctor. (There are emergency services open AH, though, if needed, she says anxiously. Take care of yourself... we're thinking of you.

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    1. Christine: The weather has been wonderful. Even I with my heat issues can spend a bit of time outside. And the SP's sister comes from Brisbane and hasn't been tooooo cold.
      I know there are after hours services. He flatly refuses to go. Which peeves me. He ate a little last night (astonishing what the threat of doctors will do) and I will have everything crossed (again) for today.

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  16. love what you have presented today!


    Warm Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

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  17. Ah the wonders, the green splendour of the garden. I marvel at the beauty of the leaves and the sound of the breeze through waving trees.
    Thank you and peaceful wishes, your way, Gary

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    1. Gary: Peaceful days and wishes to you too.

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    1. J Cosmo Newbery: Languish? I wish. Much weeding and then many bulbs to plant. Self induced pain.

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  19. What a gorgeous, lush garden you have! Wishing you health and a joyful garden!

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    1. ladyfi: At the moment it is a weed jungle but I find solace in it just the same.

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  20. Lovely photos as ever EC - but sorry to be catching up on a few missed past posts and not find good news of great improvements for SP at the most recent. Hope all is well and no additional visits to hospital will be needed this week. You may not think patience is your strong suit, but I beg to differ. Others in your spot would have seriously lost their s**t by now! All the best to you.

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    1. Two Tigers: As you know, compliments about my happy snaps by an artist like you are lovely to receive. The SP is eating a little (perhaps because of the threat of hospital). We will see.

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  21. Trees and leaves are so beautiful. And I am so glad the SP is taking some nourishment. You are brave people. I'm going to stop whining on my blog and count my blessings anew.

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    1. Anne: Thank you. Brave is when you have a choice I think. We are (just) managing with what we have been dealt. And I firmly believe that everyone is entitled to a whinge. Give us this day our daily whinge.
      I would also love to know where to find your blog. Can you leave me an address next time you visit?

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  22. These shots are lovely, I especially liked the ones with the sun shining through the fern-like leaves. I have a whole pile of weeding to do around here, and am trying to get motivated. It hasn't happened yet :)

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    1. Denise: The sun through the leaves on the silk tree seem to have won many people over. And I love them too. My motivation for much weeding is greed. I have again bought many, many bulbs and need somewhere to put them.

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  23. You're right--variations of green from lush to olive. As always, I enjoy visiting.

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    1. Susan Kane: Thank you, and I am glad that you enjoy your visits here.

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  24. Blue skies and sunlight shinning through the wispy green leaves is a heavenly sight.
    Your weeding efforts will not be in vain when you reap the beauty of the colorful flowers you plant in your garden.

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    1. Pam: I hope you are right. At the moment I have both a mountain of weeding and a mountain of planting to wrestle with. My own fault.

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  25. I regret there are no such beautiful trees in my country. We have many strange and nice trees with amazing leaves, but I wish the palms grew here :)))

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    1. Ken.G: Thank you. The tree with the leaves that looks like palm fronds is a Japanese Silk Tree. We look at it from our lounge room window and it gives immense pleasure.

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  26. Your photos are always such an inspiration to me. I miss my garden back home and think of it often. Thank you for sharing yours with us. Happy gardening! :)

    p.s. I just love those photos of your feline friends at the bottom. They are absolutely gorgeous - and look to be a ton of fun! heehee... What would we do without our mischevious kitty friends? ;)

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    1. Jenn June: Thank you. There are hours of fun in a garden - as well as hours of work. The cats are much loved but Jazz in particular is very, very naughty. And sometimes just plain mean.

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  27. The light coming through the foliage on Pic6 is striking. Lovely!

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  28. Very nice - I only have palm trees in my yard - not yet a garden......

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    1. One Too Many: Welcome and thank you. I am obsessed with the garden, and would love palm trees but our climate wouldn't allow them.

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  29. What a interesting and beautiful study of your trees. Great, creative idea. This is my first visit to your blog and I am enjoying all of it. Come see me sometime and hopefully you will find something of interest. Thanks for sharing ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol
    http://www.fromthesol.blogspot.com

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    1. Andrea: Welcome and thank you. I will certainly come and see you.

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  30. Hopefully little elves will finish your weeding and planting whilst you peaceful nap in the shade of one of these beautiful tree.
    cheers

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    1. Pam: I am a number of the fairies round this house. The 'where is my' fairy and the 'toilet roll replacer' fairy for starters so it is more than likely that I am the weeding and planting elf as well.

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