Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Sunday Selections #118

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. This week I went for a meander through our street, enjoying the sunshine (balmy but not hot) and the autumn foliage.  I went overboard and took many, many photos so will probably post more photos next week (and the week after).  We do autumn well here.  I love the light, the colours and really relish being able to snuggle into bed for the first time in many months.  As always clicking on the photos will embiggen them.










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  1. Wow. Just wow. The third photo, of three differently colored trees, is stunning. I hope your balmy fall lasts a long time.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: Thank you. I hope that autumn stays with us too. Such a beautiful season.

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  2. "...we do autumn well..."
    Indeed you do. It's the season I love most and miss most.Although, at 5am I was outside admiring a pale, fuzzy morning-moon and listening to the silence.In the dark.

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    1. dinahmow: I would grieve if I moved somewhere without autumn. Your 5am start to the day sounded magical though. The quiet and the still of the early morning I find very soothing.

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  3. Incredible! Thank you for showing all those resplendent colours. You are having autumn and we have heard rumours of an impending spring.

    A peaceful Sunday to you, my friend.

    Gary :)

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    1. klahanie: Thank you so much. I do hope that spring finds her way to you part of the world. Soon. And a wonderful weekend to you, to Penny and to Tristan.

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  4. Gorgeous colour. I love the fall foliage.

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    1. mybabyjohn/Delores: More vibrant that spring quite often. Love it.

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  5. Lovely lovely photos, embiggen great word, I like to invent words too.
    Merle.....

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    1. Merlesworld: Thank you. I think I acquired embiggen from somewhere - but cannnot remember from whence it came.

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  6. Oh, my! So gorgeous. If I wasn't so ready for spring and summer, I'd be totally envious :)

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    1. Carol Kilgore: You can keep summer. For as long as you like. Spring is a joy though.

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  7. Yes, you certainly do autumn well and I am so envious but thank you for the glorious photos.
    Our summer in Perth has extended right through to April this year and our deciduous trees are more or less going from green to brown without the beautiful colours in between. We noticed that when we drove down to our granddaughter's place yesterday. One tree lined street of deciduous trees had practically no colour and were still holding on to their leaves. Difficult to believe it will be winter here in only another 5 weeks!!

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    1. Mimsie: Our poplars and other trees which usually glow golden at this time of year have not bothered. Heat and dryness I think. The crimsons, scarlets and reds have been a gift though. We are getting hints that winter is on the way - cool starts, cool nights. Bliss.

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  8. Acknowledging that I am an utter amateur and don't know what I'm talking about, your photos are so gorgeous. You have an eye for lighting and color that's a blessing every week. That fourth photograph, focusing on the red leaf, is gorgeous.

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    1. John Wiswell: Thank you. I am a happy snapper rather than a photographer but do appreciate the light and colour that I have available. So much. And the red leaf just glowed as I went past.

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  9. Beauutiful. We have been too dry this summer to be truly spectacular. Only in gardens with water is there any colour.
    Hope you are BOTH getting out for those invigorating autumn walks.

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    1. Arija: I am the walker. I think he feels that his legs and feet are reserved for the clutch and accelerator. Hiss loss.
      And as I said to Mimsie, we are missing much of our autumnal colour too. Virtually none of the golds this year. And some rain is needed very badly. Forecast for next week (again). Fingers crossed.

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  10. Gorgeous colours. We have some lovely colours here in Ballarat, but I've been too lazy to take any photos. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Dorothy Krajewski: Thank you. It is a wonderful time of year.

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  11. Awww, girl after my own heart. You know how I too love Autumn.
    Beautiful photos. Keep 'em coming, as shall I :)

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    1. Vicki: It is simply beautiful isn't it? How lucky we are to live in the cooler places that get Autumn.

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  12. We're entering summer and you are in fall, beautiful colors especially the maples.

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    1. Linda Starr: I much prefer autumn. Much.

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  13. Astonishing almost surreal colors....such glorious trees. River's blog is amazing.

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    1. unikorna: Thank you. River's blog is lovely. Always.

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  14. I love those gorgeous reds and purples! I wonder if a Japanese maple would do well in Adelaide? They're not huge and I could fit one in amongst the roses.
    Took me ages to get here today, I kept getting connection timed out for almost every blog I tried.

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    1. River: I can't see why a Japanese maple wouldn't be happy in Adelaide. It would probably want a bit of protection in summer though. How frustrating getting timed out all the time. That drives me to distraction.

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  15. Those trees are UTTERLY awesome. So beautiful. You captured them beautifully.

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    1. Noeleen Ginnane: Thank you. They were/are stunning.

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  16. My tiny brain is still amazed at seeing the leaves turn red on YOUR trees just as brand new green ones are appearing on ours..... lovely photos!

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    1. Kath Lockett: Tiny brain? You? Ha. Not so, but far otherwise.

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  17. Autumn is my favorite season. If I ever win the lottery maybe I should autumn in Canberra and Georgia as they happen. And somehow avoid the heat of summer entirely. :)

    Lovely photos.

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    1. Lynn: Giving a miss to the worst of summer sounds like a very very good idea.

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  18. Wow - those colours and shots are amazing. Just stunning!

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  19. Oh, lovely lovely photos, EC. I especially love the next-to-last one, the color gradually leaving to reveal the veins inside. But then again, I love them all! It's always so very nice to visit with you. :-)

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    1. DJan: I was fascinating watching the colour bleed away too.

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  20. What absolutely glorious colors! I always think of trees like that - Maple? Camphor? Can you tell I'm bad at naming plants? - as needing cold snaps. Do you have cold winters where you are or am I totally nature-challanged? :)

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    1. Laura Eno: By Australian standards we do get cold snaps. Frosts, but rarely snow. And the autumn colour is a very real benefit. Claret Ash and Liquid Amber (which I believe you would know as Sweet Gum).

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  21. That fourth photo is my favorite. Love close-ups.

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  22. Autumn is my favorite season (although I really enjoy our current spring!), and your photos are lovely. The colors of the trees are SO beautiful.

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    1. Carola Bartz: Autumn is a a joy - each and every year. Though Spring has a lot of charm too.

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  23. These are wonderful, autumn is a lovely time of the year and I enjoy snuggling under those bedclothes and pulling them up to my nose when the air gets a little chilly. Great sleeping weather!

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    1. DeniseinVA: Snuggling into bed is a very real treat, particularly after a loooong hot summer.

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  24. I have to admit, when I think of Australia, it's not fall colors that spring (no pun intended) to mind! :-) But that will now change, because you have some gorgeous ones!! My favorite is the closeup of the red maple leaves. So beautiful! And maples are my favorites (I used to live in n a 150-year old farmhouse in Maine called "Maple Top Farm," which had the most gorgeous, huge sugar maples!)

    Enjoy the beautiful colors and that wonderful weather. I love Autumn above all other seasons chiefly for those two very reasons! (Ah, first a pun and now a poem, I'm on a roll!) :-)

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    1. Laloofah: We do Autumn well here. Better than much of Oz does. Poetry and punnery? I could expect no less.

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  25. the way of seasons never ceases to amaze me;
    i love Autumn most of all....such a romantic time.
    thanks for the sweet share,
    Jennifer

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    1. Jennifer Richardson: Autumn always seems more subtle than Spring - but no less beautiful.

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  26. I keep forgetting that you have opposite seasons. Fall is my favorite and these colors are gorgeous!

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    1. Riot Kitty: Thank you - such a stunning time of the year isn't it? And the relief from summer heat just adds to it. Yay for autumn.

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  27. Beautiful! Beautiful! Thanks for taking me for a stroll along your street, EC. I needed that. :)

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  28. Oh...fabulous, I love autumn in any hemisphere! We are heading into summer here, ick. So, just how many pics did you take? We went to lake on the weekend, and I snapped 485. I just laughed my face off when I got home and loaded from the camera to the putter!

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    1. Karen: I will have to tell the skinny one that my photo taking was very moderate. He will find it hard to believe - I might have to show him this comment. The photos you take of the lake are always beautiful though - I am looking forward to seeing them.

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  29. I too have a love for Autumn and cooler weather but sadly south Florida does not do Autumn colors very well. My thanks for sharing your splendid Autumn colors.
    I hope you and SP are well, happy and much cooler ~:)

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  30. Beautiful photos! It was a lovely spring weekend here, and my husband hauled out the camera before we embarked on a walk. As you might imagine, it was more snapping pics than walking, but that's okay! Highlight: rabbit munching on some grass in the woods. We got quite close.

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    1. Ms. CrankyPants: I am looking forward to seeing your photo(s) of the bunny.

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  31. Your fall is beautiful. Enjoy the colors.

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  32. Your world is so full of color and beauty! It's truly amazing to see all the colors...

    In my part of the world we are in severe drought times... everything is brown & crunchy with big cracks. While the bugs and snakes love it I think I might prefer a bit o'green here & there :)

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    1. Sherri: Drought is truly dreadful. We have had one here too, but it is (finally) raining at least a little. I hope both of us get the relief soon.

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  33. Like a magical color healing treatment. Thanks for sharing it. I feel super now!



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  34. Don't all those colors just fill you with a big load of happy? Nothing like the beauty of nature to put a smile on your face and a little giddy-up in your heart.

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    1. Susan: A lot of giddy-up in my heart.

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  35. Dear EC, the maroon-colored leaves are so gorgeous. That's not a typical color here in the Mid-West USA.

    Like you, I so enjoy "snuggling down" beneath the fall/winter blankets. It's getting much warmer here (the weather forecasters are predicting 83 F here today). However, tomorrow and for the next few days the temperature is going down and so I'll get to continue to sleep under my blankets. Feeling safe. And secure. And toasty! Peace.

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    1. Dee: In the cooler months bed is a wonderful place to be isn't it? For me and for the cats. Who are shameful bed hogs.

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  36. What beauty! I love our autumn too (we are just coming into spring, which I love just as much) but we don't have those pinky purples in your photos - those are stunning! You must be enjoying the relief of cooler weather so much, along with the wonderful colours.

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    1. jenny_o: Autumn here is a delight - and yes, the cooler weather is bliss.

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  37. Ooh, ooh, ooh, love that liquidambar.

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    1. Snowbrush: They are blazing all over town at the moment - and a joy. I love them too. And the claret ashes as well...

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  38. oooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhh! gorgeous fall foliage!!!! it's a splendid time of year! Fingers crossed for LOTS OF RAIN IN WINTER!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Nicky HW: Oh yes, fingers and toes crossed.

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  39. Beautiful. Love these photos:)

    Also LOVE the pussycat at the bottom of the page!! :)

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    1. wordsfallfrommyeyes: It is a truly lovely time of year. And both Jazz n Jewel are pleased that you like them.

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