Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Sunday Selections #139

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.   Last week I said that I would try and stay out of the garden for this week's Sunday Selections.  I have a confession to make.  I have stayed out of my garden.

The day after we went to Floriade we headed down the road to visit Tulip Top Gardens.  These gardens are open for the same period as Floriade each year - and are even more beautiful.  I took many, many, many photos and a post dedicated to the beauty will go up some time next week.

As always, click to embiggen.

In addition to the incredible gardens, the owners have a delightfully quirky sense of humour.  Last year I chuckled at the A-bra-retum.  It has been revamped and returned.  Beautiful bras, bountifully stuffed.  Perhaps next year boxer shorts and y-fronts will be featured as well. 







 And this year there was a new feature tree as well...








  Both trees caused me to smile.  And chuckle.  And the smaller portion scurried away - pretending that he didn't know the laughing loon with the camera.

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  1. Oh, I just LOVE the bras, and of course the T Tree, too. They all made me smile and filled me with giggles. :-)

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    1. Thanks for sharing the Lovely. When I had a gumtree in the yard I filled the branches with every plushy Koala I ever saw in an opshop. They weathered well too. Please do not "try to stay out" of a garden. Gardens and cats cure all ills. X X

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    2. Ann ODyne: I love the thought of a gumtree and many, many resident Koalas. More smiles - thank you.
      And no, I am unable to stay out of a garden - was really meaning that I wouldn't always or only inflict my garden on the blogosphere.

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  2. I would laugh out loud, too. Lovely.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: The gardens are stunning, but these unexpected pleasure just made my day.

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  3. I started Smiling as soon as I saw you'd posted, Dear!
    :-) Aloha

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    1. Cloudia: Always happy to make you smile.

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  4. Hahaha...only in Australia would you see an A-bra-retum! The tea tree is cute. I love the smell of tea tree oil.

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    1. Karen: We have an arboretum which has recently been opened too. I really want to go there as well, but don't expect to chuckle. Sigh in pleasure, but not giggle.

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  5. Cute trees! Fubby! My husband would just shake his head and pretend he didn't know me. He would also say that you are not going to do that to any of our trees!

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    1. Teresa: So disowning laughing loons is common?

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  6. I like zany. My former garden often had a mug or glass "decorating" a branch or stump...

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    1. dinahmow: I too am a fan of zany, quirky fun. And there are one or six incongrous bits and pieces in our garden.

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  7. I adore laughing loons! Love that bra art!

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    1. Lynn: Laughing loons have fun. Which is always a good thing.

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  8. What a marvelous sense of humour!

    I do hope you share the photos with us if y-fronts and boxers are on display next year. Somehow I don't think that'll happen though!

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    1. Wendy: Wasn't it a treat? And yes, if there are blossoming boxers next year they will certainly get a post of their own.

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  9. I don't think I could keep a straight enough face to take the pictures of the bra ones!

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    1. Riot Kitty: My face wasn't straight. And my shoulders were shaking with laughter.

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  10. Love the T tree, except that some trogladyte has hung a coffee pot on it as well. Ah well, maybe it was a hybrid tree.

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    1. Arija: I noticed that too. And wonder how many people did.

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    1. Adam: So much better than burning them...

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  12. So funny - how could anyone not laugh at this?

    And the smaller portion can scurry. That sounds positive! :D

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    1. Alexia: It was funny. And desperation did mean that the smaller portion could scurry. Anything to disassociate himself from the giggler.

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  13. Absolutely wonderful! I had to smile and I thank you for the smiles.

    Your post brought back memories about an uncle...looking out from his kitchen side window one day (the rear of the house was up high...as the land fell away in the back yard)...there upon the tree that grew nearby the rear side window were used tea bags...all draped over its branches and leaves! I had to laugh and I pointed out his "Tea Tree" to him. It suddenly dawned on him what he'd been doing...and he ceased throwing them out the window after that! :)

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    1. Lee: I am smiling at the thought of your uncles Tea Tree - and a bit sad that he gave the habit up.

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  14. Love these. Today (28th in USA) is my mom's 72nd birthday, and so I wired her some money so she could buy herself some new boob slings. Perhaps I will tell her to send the old ones to the Abrareturn.

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    1. Letting the Words Escape: Or perhaps she could establish an Abraretum of her own? I hope she has a wonderful day.

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  15. I love this! I fully believe in decorating trees. I think they might like it.

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    1. Birdie: No arguments here. I really like trees decked in fairy lights too.

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  16. Love Love Love the fancy bras!!! Xx

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  17. Very cool EC :) thanks for sharing and look forward to next week's post.

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    1. Carol in Cairns: Tulip Top Gardens puts Floriade to shame...

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  18. I LOVE the tea tree! What a fabulous idea!

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    1. River: Isn't it? I can't wait to see what they come up with next year.

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  19. What a wonderful imagination that man has. It's so great to have something good to laugh at. Look forward to seeing the fabulous photographs you took whilst there. I guess he's done the rounds of all the op shops to find items for his T Tree. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Mimsie: It is a lot of fun - and I firmly believe that we all need more not less fun (and silliness) in our lives.

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  20. Oh my! I am SO envious EC! I'd love to visit Tulip Top Gardens.
    Those bras are too funny - gorgeous looking with, and without, plants.
    And, the Tea Tree - so cool.
    I used to harvest ti-tree/te-tree, and we always wanted a cuppa "tea" at break.

    Looking forward to more about this garden :)

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    1. Vicki: Tulip Top Gardens is a hidden gem. Many, many, many photos were taken. Much smiling was done.

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  21. Hahahaha brilliant. Ooer misses, I like your bloomers. A very good idea, I'm imagining your thoughts on boxer shorts and men's undies and seeing some hilarious possibilities. Equality see. Tea-tree. I see what they did there and applaud it heartily. Greenery looks all the better sometimes for a little unusual activity. Great pics as ever.

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    1. All Consuming: The gardens are amazing - and the quirkiness made my day.

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  22. That's actually my kind of humour, especially on a Sunday morning. Loved the pictures. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban in London: Glad to make you smile...

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    1. J Cosmo Newbery: Oh dear? Is that the best you can do? Surely not...

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  24. That A-bra-retum looks more like a C- or D-bra-retum to me.

    You see that I am back in Blogworld again. Come read my two most recent posts!

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    1. rhymeswithplague: At least. Or possibly more... And I will be over to visit in a while.

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  25. P.S. - If you haven't already, please write a post or short story or something about the cockatoo and the magpie (is that what it is? or possibly a kookaburra?) in your blog heading.

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    1. rhymeswithplague: That photo was taken on a wet and windy day. The magpie (and they are quite high in the pecking order) was enjoying breakfast on the feeder. The corella really didn't want to share, and started an aggressive display. Teamed with loud shrieks. The magpie won.

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  26. Tree Beard, I know. Tree Bra? That's hilarious and functional. I dig!

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    1. John Wiswell: So I wouldn't have been the only laughing loon at the Gardens.

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  27. I remember your visit from last year - what a fun idea for the bras! And I do like that T tree :) Another comment way at the top reminded me of a house in our community where the residents of a few years ago parked teddy bears of every size and description in a large tree in their yard - it was neat to see on my daily walk :)

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    1. jenny_o: I love that you read all the comments. And remember last years post. And I would love to see a koala or a teddy bear tree myself. Quirkiness is good. Very good.

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  28. Hello, I am a new visitor here and will return !
    Wonderful stuffed bras. They give me an idea for the charity shop where I volunteer. We keep all the pretty brad to dress the " girls " - the three mannequins in the window. We've even had complaints about the bras !

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    1. BadPenny: Welcome - and would love to hear you you adapt the idea for your charity shop. Pictures too please.

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    2. I've suggested we do it in June... for " June is bustin' out all over " !!

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    1. Margaret Adamson: They are very creative (and beautiful) gardens.

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  30. clever trees, those:)
    I love visiting other people's gardens....they speak to me
    and nudge my creativity.
    Hope you're enjoying these beautiful days,
    Jennifer

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    1. Jennifer Richardson: Gardens speak to me too. All gardens - wild, manicured... There is always something...

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  31. I think the laughing loon would have had company with this laughing loon at the sight. Enjoyed these photos immensely, thank you :)

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    1. DeniseinVA: Laughing loons unite?

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    2. Hey, I'm right behind you, girls!

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    3. jenny_o: The more the merrier.

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  32. Oh my goodness!!! Stuffed bras! I love it!
    Looks like you had a wonderful time.

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    1. Raquel Somatra: I did. A truly wonderful time.

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    1. The Domestic Sweetheart: It is a hoot isn't it?

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  34. Excellent. A storm in a tree cup :)

    Gidday,

    Gary

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    1. klahanie: The pun master extraordinaire. I hope you and the lovely Penny are well.

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  35. Oh, these made me laugh. How wonderfully quirky.

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    1. ladyfi: And quirky is good. There is not enough fun in this world, and I cherish gems like this.

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  36. OH, I LOVE the bras and T trees! What a deliciously whimsical sense of humor. Just my thing. I would've been laughing right beside of you.

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    1. Susan: I love that there are plenty of other laughing loons who enjoyed it with me.

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  37. Dear EC, I can see why you laughed and chuckled. I would have been right there with you--probably dribbling in my panties! The purple plaid bra stuffed with yellow roses is my favorite among all that finery and I so liked the yellow tea pot. Thanks for sharing your delight. Peace.

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    1. Dee: So there would have been a line up of laughing loons?

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    2. Dear EC, yes, laughing, dribbling loons! Peace.

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