Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Sunday Selections #130

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.  At the moment early morning is the only time I get to myself.  And how lucky I was to see this dawn on the first morning after the smaller portion came home - brighter and more vibrant that many of our sunsets.  And much, much nicer than the domestic duties I had earmarked the time for.  Trotting out with the camera was much more rewarding.  And a whole heap more fun too.






 

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  1. EC, I would have to shove aside my duties and grab the camera for a sunrise this colorful and beautiful too, everything else can wait a few short moments to savor a morning like this.

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    1. Mia McPherson: Everything did wait. And I was the better for it. It was a much appreciated gift.

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    1. mybabyjohn/Delores: Of a beautiful morning.

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  3. Beautiful colors. Almost as good as your birds. Hope the Smaller Portion got out to enjoy it, too.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: Even at the best of times the smaller portion is NOT an early riser. The sunrise was all mine. He is enjoying the birds though.

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  4. Sunrise is such a beautiful, peaceful time of the day. A time when one can be alone with his/her thoughts. The moment of silence -the brief indefinite period before the sun makes its debut at the far horizon.

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    1. Lee: Exactly as I feel about sunrise. And the time alone is wonderful.

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    1. Adam: And the temperature was cool too - which made it all so much better.

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  6. Be-yoo-ti-ful! (trying to get creative w/ how I gush over your pictures).

    I must take issue with one tidbit: who says domestic duties aren't rewarding? Why, I just emptied the cats' litterboxes and cleaned up a hairball covered in vomit filled with bits of just-eaten kibble. I feel SO rewarded I can't quite express it in words.

    Sorry for the vivid vomit image. It's still so fresh in my mind. At least I spared you any LB details...THIS time.

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    1. Ms. CrankyPants: Detruffelating the kitty litter was one of the tasks delayed by the sunrise. Luckily the other end of their digestion is not causing issues at the moment. I suspect I could think of a word or two to convey my feelings about the duties you describe here. And gratitude and pleasure don't spring to mind. Eeeuw, and the thought 'if I never feed them again perhaps I have done this for the last time' more accurately convey it. Yes, I know, I am an unnatural woman.

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    2. Yeah... gratitude and pleasure over those duties don't spring to my mind either! But I do love a beautiful sky.

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    3. Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen): Those never-ending digestive tasks are such a joy. Glad you liked the sky though.

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  7. What a beautiful way to start your day- I hope the remainder of your day went well and was painless.

    Sending happy thoughts and (hugs) your way ~:)

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    1. Pam =): It was a wonderful start to a difficult day - and helped. A lot.

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  8. Oh, but these are gorgeous, EC!

    The cloud colours in the third photo - are my two most favourite colours - at least as they translate to my monitor (deep lavender and coral).

    During stressful times, you are wise to take some me-time, no matter what goes by the wayside. Hard to do, but it gives one something to hold onto, doesn't it?

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    1. jenny_o: Our mornings are generally very much softer - though still beautiful. This was a gift - and I appreciated it. And I am claiming me time. Early, but all mine.

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  9. Great shots but red sky in the morning means rain or bad weather that's what I was told as a kid.
    Merle............

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    1. Merlesworld: I was told red in the morning, shepherd take warning. And it was very true on this day. A little later the skies closed in and we had wind and rain for the rest of the day. Chilly wind and rain.

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  10. Mornings is all I get to myself too - so I relate there :) These are beautiful. It's only Sunday right now & you've already posted! Amazing, and wonderful.

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    1. wordsfallfrommyeyes: I was up a little before five this morning and posted this then. It was a beautiful start on the day of these photos - and lovely this morning as well. There was even a dusting of snow on the hills this morning.

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  11. Absolutely stunning. I love those colors!

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    1. Letting the Words Escape: Thank you. They made me smile very broadly.

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  12. Ohhhing and ahhhing here! Gorgeous! I never get up early enough to see a sunrise.

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    1. Karen: Sleep is a problem for me and I am often up early. I don't often get rewards quite as colourful as this though.

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    2. Sleep is a problem for me as well, but I have a problem getting there, so early mornings are non existent in my world!

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    3. Karen: It sounds suspiciously like another treat from the disease. I have no troubles going to sleep - but a lot in staying that way. I don't remember when last I slept for longer than two hours in a stretch. So I read, pace, nap - and finally give up and get up.

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  13. Lovely sharing these morning moments with you :-)




    Aloha

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    1. Cloudia: Thank you. I love your skies too - and your many, many rainbows...

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  14. Credit to you to rise so early on a cold and frosty morning. I am glad you have discovered the joy and wonder of the morning. The dishes can rest in the sink till tomorrow, they won't run away but a missed sunrise you never can recapture.

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    1. Arija: I love the early morning and often (usually) am up before dawn. I don't usually head outside though - but may have to more often. Today was special too. Snow dustings and more muted skies. And no, the housework is always there...

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  15. Stunning - the first one is gorgeous, but I also love the muted colours of the last one.

    Early mornings are the best time of the day!

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    1. Alexia: It was a delight from when I first saw it until the colours had faded. And yes, early mornings are my favourite time of day.

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  16. I love the first photo, the colour is so bright I could warm my chilly hands over it.

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    1. River: A chilly day in Adelaide? It has been cool here too, but because of the smaller portion and his sister the heater is on. All day.

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  17. Don't the clouds enhance the dawn (and sunset) pics so much? Thanks for sharing some beautiful early morning photos with us and hope everything is coming along as you wish it to and that you are keeping your head above water. : )

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    1. Mimsie: I love clouds, and spend time each and every day watching them. And sunsets and sunrises without them are on the dull side.
      It is a little bit one step forward and two back at the moment - but there are steps in the right direction.

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous as usual. Hope things are well at home!

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    1. Riot Kitty: Thank you. We are I think (hope) getting there. Slowly.

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  19. Just gorgeous! I am glad to see you out and and about and hope things are looking up.

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    1. Lynn: Thank you. I claim the early morning as 'me time', but this was very special.

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  20. Beautiful sunrise! I was just finishing up my Sunday morning post and was thinking about you, hoping that you would be putting something up to let me know you are all right. You're one of my favorite people, you know. :-)

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    1. DJan: It was indeed a beautiful sunrise. I am not sure why I am one of your favourite people when so many of us are in awe at your life - but am grateful.

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  21. --L o v e l y
    looks like fire in the sky.

    Sending you love from MN. Xx

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    1. My Inner Chick: And to you. It did look like the embers of a toasty fire.

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  22. Gorgeous! I don't often see the sunrise, but I love them when I do. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Carol Kilgore: I am a sunrise regular - but this was special. I hope your week is a good one too.

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  23. Breathtaking! I love your stunning sky shots.

    Wishing you more similarly lovely moments of peace throughout your coming busy days to recharge you.

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    1. Vicki: Thank you. Fingers and toes still crossed.

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  24. The sky gives us such beauty! Great shots, Sue!

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    1. Susan Kane: The sky is so often a generous donor of beauty.

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  25. Wonderful selection, so beautiful! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. That's very true :)

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  26. Sunrise, a new dawn, reflections and a new hope. Thank you for this and those awesome photos.

    Gary :)

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    1. klahanie: Dear Gary, I hope that a new and brighter dawn is coming your way. Soon.

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  27. These remind me to spend more evenings and dawns on my deck. Why are my curtains drawn right now? Because I need to focus on work? What a horrible miscarriage of goals.

    All gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. John Wiswell: I admire your dedication and hope that you are able to give yourself a break now and again.

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  28. That sky is glorious! Enjoy those moments of snatched peace.

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  29. Such heavenly hues, I love the pinks and blues.

    Hope you and SP are feeling better each and every day. Hugs and smiles across the miles :)

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    1. Pam =): Thank you. Small slow steps - but in the right direction I think.

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  30. Great series of pictures! from dark to light.

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  31. Gorgeous. We've had such beautiful sunrises and sunsets over Melbourne these last few months, and I've been enjoying them all. I keep intending to join you for Sunday Selections, but I keep forgetting! I do enjoy your pictures though.

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    1. Jackie K: We would love you to join in for Sunday Selections - the more the merrier. Winter often does give us a beautiful dawn and dusk doesn't it?

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  32. What a glorious way to start the day! Watching a sunrise like that just kinda sets the mood for the rest of the day.

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    1. Susan: It was a WONDERFUL start to the day.

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  33. Morning, especially early morning, is my favorite time of day. I'm most alive then - maybe because it's quiet and full of promise.

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    1. Barb: I love the early mornings myself...

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  34. so beautiful... I too love early morning... the quiet serenity and softness of a new day unfolding.

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    1. Laura: Welcome, and thank you. There is magic in the morning isn't there?

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  35. You are so right. Those early dawn moments are very precious. There is very little that cannot afford to wait for them.

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    1. Dave King: Only life or death decisions cannot be delayed - and fortunately I don't have many of them to make.

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  36. These are such pretty shots!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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    1. Gina Gao: Welcome and thank you. Your sunset photo is stunning too.

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  37. I love summer mornings and you've captured all its magic...I wish I could get early more to be able to enjoy them :).

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    1. unikorna: It was a winter dawn - but magic it certainly was.

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  38. All good but that first image is awesome

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  39. All good but that first image is awesome

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