Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Sunday Selections #107

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.

Like River I generally run with a theme. Today it is Friday night's sunset.  It is getting hot again (drat it) so it was still too hot quite warm when I went out with my camera.  But worth it.






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  1. That IS beautiful.....I took a picture last night too but I had to bundle up like an Eskimo to do it lol.

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    1. mybabyjohn/Delores: I will be over to look at your photo soon. I expect to LOVE it. I am at that dreadfully state when I have taken off all I decently can - and I am still hot.

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  2. You can feel the warmth in the pictures ... they are beautiful and so glad to see you getting out for a breath of fresh air and a few moments spent doing something you love. I have been following your posts, sometimes with horror (since when do theyt give tranfusions for dehydration ... never, never). I am a nurse and the care your SP is getting and the treatment of you is appalling. I certainly do hope you file an official complaint and I would go over the head of the hospital administration to a an oversight organizaion involved in certification. As I recall your previous accounts of SP's first surgeries were similar and they have done nothing to change it. I am so sorry that this difficult situation is being amplified by incompetence. I say a prayer for both of you daily ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Andrea: Even when the ugliness is at its worst, a few minutes watching the birds, the cats, the garden, the sky work their magic. (Just as well.)

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  3. And, I forgot to mention, I went over to your "Tuesday Tea with Mistress Snark" and roared with laughter. Your answers were brilliant ... You should write a book. You certainly have the imagination for it, as well as a way with words. I will be at the front of the line to buy it, if we can ever talk you into it. You are an inspiration ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol (again:)

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    1. Andrea: I am glad that you enjoyed it. I LOVE Mistress Snark's Tuesday Teas and having found them look forward to each one. Such a talented woman. Such a wonderful meme.

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  4. Dear EC, ah, I see you found beauty to share with us. I'm hoping that you are also indulging in some silliness. And I hope most of all that things are going better in the hospital for the smaller portion. I hope that he, despite being a male, has some appreciation of your role in getting him better health care. Peace.

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    1. Dee: Beauty and silliness both. I will put up a silly post (or two) next week. At the moment I am pretty certain that the skinny one just thinks I am making a fuss. Sigh. But I need to do it - for him and for me.

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  5. Totally worth it. What a fine subject, those two trees up the hill.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: I was standing in the middle of the road, having a fine time. Those two trees feature in many of my photos. I think they are perfectly positioned to showcase so many things...

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  6. i drop by here every day to read your updates and i love your tenacity. thinking of you both and i join you in hoping it cools down again
    xo

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    1. kylie: Bring back winter. Please. Tenacity? Stubborness? Pigheaded (a description my father often used)? Whichever, they work for me. Thank you for dropping by so often.

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  7. These days, when I see you have a new post up, I take a deep breath and get ready for whatever might be coming. Today, gorgeous sky pictures of a breathtaking sunset. Now that's a MUCH better way to use my breath! Very good to hear you are hanging in there and can enjoy a few moments of respite. :-)

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    1. DJan: I am so so sorry I have been doing that to you. More beauty, more silliness, less hospital havoc. I promise.

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  8. Gorgeous!! Love them all, but that first one is my favorite. Love the silhouette of the trees, and the entire composition and colors and light - downright mystical. Thanks for taking a break long enough to photograph and share it!

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    1. Laloofah: Thank you. Time out is rapidly becoming an esssential. A reminder that there is another, and more beautiful, world.

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  9. A beautiful pictorial reminder to me that day follows the night, just as a more positive light can shine on the darker times and promise a new (hopefully) brighter perspective on things.
    I needed this today, thank you.

    As for February, I wish a speedy progression through this uncomfortable month. Autumn is just around the corner, but still to far out of reach - for my liking anyway :)

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    1. Vicki: Your comment sounds as if there are some difficulties in your world as well at the moment. I hope they ease soon. And I hear you about Autumn. So close, and yet so far away. Sigh.

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  10. Lovely! We are having a fabulous summer, the best for years. But then, I love the heat! I hope it isn't too uncomfortable for you for much longer.

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    1. Alexia: At least someone has been enjoying this weather. I would class it as vile. Which is unfair, since I know how many people love it.

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  11. Such a beautiful sunset! Yes, definitely worth it that you ventured out in the heat.

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  12. Oooh, how nice! Well worth the trek.

    The first crocus of the season has just popped up in our yard. Bright yellow and cheery. Please arrange to send over some of your heat so my emerging bulbs don't die! Win win.

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    1. Ms CrankyPants: How much heat would you like - you can have it all.
      I love crocuses, and can picture your patch of golden joy. Bliss.

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  13. I love the clouds in these photos - in any photos, really! But these are particularly large and 3-D. Very nice.

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    1. jenny_o: I have never got past the habit of looking at clouds and interpreting their shapes. I hope I never do - I love them, and get so much pleasure out of them.

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  14. Stunning, well worth being a little warm for. Thanks for sharing. xxx

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    1. Kakka: Thank you. Can I ask that you keep your heat? Ours is more than I am comfortable with, and yours is obscene.

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    2. But it is fun to share - lol. Hopefully by the time it gets to you some of the sting is taken out of these 40C+ days we are scheduled to have. I'm hoping they got it wrong and it will not reach these temperatures. xxx

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    3. Kakka: I hope they got it wrong too. However, have you noticed that the weather boffins are MUCH more accurate about temperature than they are about rain?

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  15. Those are absolutely gorgeous - and as it's still winter here, it's nice to see that it's sunny somewhere.

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    1. Riot Kitty: I am longing for winter - much as you are probably looking forward to summer.

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  16. Lovely. Reminds me of out west... and nice to see after what we've had! <3

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    1. Autan: Your weather has been a touch excessive hasn't it? As has our summer - just in the opposite direction. I am loving pictures of snow and ice...

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  17. Clouds and sunsets go together so well don't they? Truly beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing. Could me more hot weather heading east soon. We are forecast to have 5 centuries in a row over here so watch out!! xx

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    1. Mimsie: Thank you. Clouds go so well with sunrises or sunsets - or anytime of day really. Please keep your days with temperatures over the ton. I really, really don't want them.

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  18. Oh, lovely sunset shots. I prefer the cold, so thank goodness it was minus 9 today and there was snow on the ground!

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    1. Karen: I also prefer the cold. Minus nine and snow sounds very, very good indeed.

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  19. Wow wow wow - those photos are incredibly beautiful!

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    1. ladyfi: From a photographer of your talent that is high praise.

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  20. A beautiful reminder of the day left behind...

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    1. Lee: And a reminder that the next day will have its own beauty too.

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  21. It certainly was worth it, the photos are beautiful.

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  22. Gorgeous - I hope that the serenity in them is a predictor of what the SH's health treatment will be like from now on. K xo

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    1. Kath Lockett: The hospital experience is not serene (when is it?), but it is much, much better than it was. Fingers and toes still crossed for the future.

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  23. Beautiful photos, they would make some fine paintings. And I enjoyed your Tuesday tea with Mistress Snark too, very entertaining.
    A cat decided to move in with us this week . . . I thought of you, Jazz and Jewel. He's already the boss.
    Sending love to both and healing wishes for the SP x x

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    1. bugerlugs63: Thank you. Many of our most loved cats have simply moved in on us - I hope the one who has joined you gives you mountains of pleasure. I am pleased that you enjoyed Tuesday Tea - Mistress Snark is very, very clever.

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  24. Beautiful photos! I love the colors and can feel the movement of the clouds as they stretch.
    I hope you and SP both had a peaceful night of rest. Hugs!

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    1. Laura Eno: Thank you. Are your ears burning? I just finished typing about your cleverness - and then noticed who the next comment was from. Serendipity.

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    2. Yes, they are! Thank you for the compliment. :)

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  25. Very peaceful stuff. Funny that the view is not so different from here, and yet while mine is stone cold at the moment, yours conveys warmth to me.

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    1. John Wiswell: And warm it assuredly was. Too warm by my standards.

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  26. Your photos are glorious. Thank you for sharing beauty with the world.

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    1. Melissa Ann Goodwin: Thank you. There is a lot of beauty about.

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  27. I really needed to see that vision of splendour. Thank you, my friend and I send you peaceful, hopeful thoughts.

    Gary

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  28. Well, when hubby retires, I had The Coast To Coast Walk across England on the top of our travels, but your sunsets and birds constantly keep nudging my travel plans lower and lower. Oz is gorgeous. (Let's not talk about the heat). Please kick a few people in their obstinate bums (at the hospital) for me.

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    1. lutheranladiescircle: I would love to see you, should you make it to this side of the world. Butts (just) remain unkicked.

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  29. So much beauty in the midst of so much... other stuff. They really are breathtaking and majestic.

    So sorry to hear it's turning into a furnace again, though. Sigh.

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    1. Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen): It is cooler again today. Thankfully. Bring back winter. And yes, it is amazing how much beauty there is - despite the other stuff. All of the other stuff.

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  30. Definitely worth it - so beautiful (as I head out into the rain for work.) Sigh.

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    1. Lynn: Rain is always welcome here..., but grey days without it are not. I am glad you liked our sunset.

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  31. You captured magic in the sky Soosie :-)

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    1. Pia K: Thank you - it was an amazing sight.

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