Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Sunday Selections #195

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.  Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen.

Like River I usually run with a theme. We had more blessed rain on Thursday, and clouds (but no rain) on Friday.  And both sunsets were spectacular.

Thursday.







By Friday evening I was seriously knackered.  I couldn't get words out, and was literally running into things and falling over.  So I decided that I was going to bed.  Shortly after seven.  When I wandered into the bedroom and looked out the french doors I delayed my early bed time and rushed out to do a wobbly mad woman with camera dance.  His high and skinniness stuck his head out of doors too - and came out to revel in the spectacle.  In my usual restrained fashion rather a lot of photos follow.














Amazing wasn't it?

The bathroom is still not usable, but some positive progress has been made.  Perhaps by Tuesday we will be free of builders, electricians, painters, plumbers and their ilk...

112 comments:

  1. Amazing colors in your photos, simply beautiful!
    Builders can be a real pain, sooooooo slow. Lets just hope you are paying by the job and not by the hour LOL
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. totallycaroline: Weren't those skies a joy? Antidote to the tradies pain. And definitely NOT paying by the hour.

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  2. These are of a spectacular sunset! Your photos are all gorgeous and I am very happy you shared them with us.

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    1. DeniseinVA: I am glad that you liked them. Very glad.

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  3. I can see why you ran out to capture all these sunset pictures. Wow! Double wow! And congratulations on the bathroom progress. Soon... :-)

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    1. DJan: I am counting the sleeps. With my fingers crossed.

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  4. respite in nature, lovely colors, hope your building projects go smoother and you'll be rid of the intrusions soon.

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    1. Linda Starr: The whole sky glowed - and the colours spread across all of it, not just the west. Magic. And hopefully a good omen.

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  5. Stunning, stunning pictures.
    And, we may even yet make simultaneous flushes of joy. WooHoo.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: Simultaneous flushes would be wonderful. And they would be joyful.

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  6. More lovely photos of the view surrounding you.

    The countdown has begun by the sounds of it. If you hear any knocking on the door Tuesday evening it will only be me armed with a few champers, ready to christen and celebrate your new bathroom. No? Okay...I'll leave the champagne and streamers on the welcome mat and leave you to it then and shan't intrude! :)

    May peace reign on you, The Almighty Skinny One and the J-Js from Tuesday on. Take good care, EC.

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    1. Lee: A bathroom party has charm. I am not holding my breath for Tuesday, but it does look as if it will be soon(ish). And the furry overlords will be even happier than I am. As well as piddling up a storm poor Jazz is growling at any car which slows down near the house.

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  7. EC, your skyline is remarkable, the sunsets, I love them.

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    1. Bob Bushell: I love them too. Heart healing magic.

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  8. There is truly something magical about sunsets and sunrises. And yours are no exception.

    Delighted to hear that progress has been made, albeit slow. I'm sure with the passage of time your new bathroom will be just what you have been looking forward too. Crossing fingers and toes for Tuesday - or the day after - or, god forbid, the day after that...

    Have a nice day, EC.

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    1. Wendy: The tradies are a rule unto themselves - but our ignorant selves can (finally) see real progress.

      A wonderful (light filled) day to you too.

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  9. Such breathtaking beautiful photos.

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    1. Mason Canyon: They were breath taking skies.

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  10. Knackered. You-ums? No way. You're the anchor to my life, the rudder to my existence, the policewoman to my prison, the dog to my tennis ball, so if you're knackered, I must be double or triple knackered. I think I'll try to stand up and walk.

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    1. Snowbrush: If I am the anchor to your life you are seriously adrift and need to be sure and pack provisions for the long haul. Stand up and walk? I suspect you are already standing. And working in preference to walking.

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    2. I am on the floor looking up at the bottom of my desk. There is a lot of gum and other things even more disgusting. It is all spinning, and I am nauseous. Could you take the next plane out and help me to bed?

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    3. Snowbrush: I have extreme doubts about the disgusting nature of the underside of your desk. And hope that you have got to bed without my assistance. And, if I ever was able to make the trek to meet you would much, much rather talk (and talk and talk) to you and Peggy than help you to bed.

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  11. They are sunsets out of the box. I am imagining an aboriginal man sitting on a hill watching the sunset, reading things into what he sees of things we will never know.

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    1. Andrew: They were incredible skies - and I am now wondering what an indigenous person would take from them.

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  12. I can see you now; wobbling (something we definitely have in common) with a smile as you fill your eyes full of sky!

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    1. Jacuelineand... Eyes full of sky are worth many a wobble. And even some falls.

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  13. The twin trees in the center of the first two pictures (and some of the rest) remind me so much of the view from my childhood home here in Canada. And somewhere I have a print of a sunset with those trees in it, with the sky nearly the same colour as yours in these photos. I haven't seen a real sunset in years, so it's a good thing I have yours to enjoy!

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    1. jenny_o: No sunsets? That is a tragedy. Dawn and dusk are my favourite parts of the day. As you have seen. Often.

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    2. I should clarify that I meant a colourful sunset. We just don't have the colour here most of the time.

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    3. jenny_o: I wonder why? A sadness.

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  14. Love the golden highlights on those cloud shots. The fiery sinking of the sun somehow gladdens my outlook. It's the majesty of nature.
    Hope the reno problems soon fade away. . .and that you'll be happier with the results!

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    1. D.G. Hudson: I am endlessly amazed, awed and grateful for the sky. Daily delight.
      And early signs are that the bathroom will be much, much better than it was. And safer.

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  15. I'm so sorry you were so tired you were running into things. But I'm so glad you didn't go to bed at 7. The sunset was spectacular. How lucky we are that cameras exist...and you in order to record this.

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    1. Myrna R.: Hypocrite that I am when I see paintings with colours like this I sniff and think 'exaggerated'. But it wasn't. And isn't. And I need to rein in my hypercritical self.

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  16. Oh Honey! How beautiful! And it always feels so nice to see you again.

    Love & ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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    1. Cloudia: This is a tradesmen free day, and I am revelling in being able to visit people. And the sky was a gem which I am more than happy to share.

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    1. Things Are Looking U.P: And the final sunset was even more beautiful than usual. A treat.

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  18. Beautiful photos, beautiful skies. Thank you. I'm glad you had enough energy to take them ( and wobble-dance!)

    Hope your Tuesday prediction proves to be correct!

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    1. Alexia: I really didn't have the energy to take them. I was so very tired I was nauseaus. And so glad that I found the drive and the energy. And looked out to see that sky. Fingers and toes crossed for Tuesday, but it is close now.

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  19. bellisimma! I too on the road right now have some catching up to do when I return from Italy

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    1. Sue in Italia/In the Land of Cancer: Have a wonderful, wonderful trip.

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  20. Glorious sunset photos, they would have made me do a camera dance too. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Hope the bathroom is soon finished and you can truly relax and enjoy your home again. I know what it is like having gone through a similar thing about 18 months ago. I can assure you it was worth the crap!!

    Happy Sunday sweet lady xxx

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    1. Kakka: Mimsie mentioned that you too had gone through this insanity. It does look as if it will be well worth it - but I am over the invasion just the same.
      And a Happy Sunday to you too.

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  21. Gorgeous colours in those skies!

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    1. Karen: They were, weren't they? Stunning.

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  22. I ALWAYS love your sunset shots!! Didn't I borrow them once to post in my blog?

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    1. fishducky: It was a dawn which you borrowed - and yes, it too was a joy. And I am very glad to hear that you aren't sick of this obsession of mine.

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  23. WOW! Aren't you glad that you didn't miss that one! Beautiful! It came at the time that you needed some beauty the most! With all the stress of the bathroom issues this made you stop and go WOW! I would join you in the wobbly lady dance. I love sunsets and sunrises. (well unless one of the dogs have to go out I don't see many sunrises). I am so glad that you got to see this one. Keep posting your pictures (birds, sunsets, flowers, etc) I love them all.

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    1. Teresa: Insomnia has some (a very few) benefits. I see a lot of dawns and love them. And I am very, very glad I saw this sunset.

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  24. Amazing yes! I love the one with the power lines in the bottom left corner and two photos down is a dinosaur cloud! I love them all. We've had a grey day today, warm, a little muggy, but not unbearable and half an hour ago I heard thunder, so I hope for rain tonight.

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    1. River: I hope you got some rain. It is warming up here too. Sadly. And I think almost all the rain we got (not a lot) was sucked back out of the ground.

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  25. I had to pop in and view Sunday Selections.
    Wonderful sunsets and the clouds add so much to the drama.
    My 91yo (nearly 92) ex sister-in-law rang me from Canberra yesterday and said it had been quite hot and they had been changing their aircon from heating to cooling during the week.
    Glad to know you had some wonderful rain. We were promised some but it wasn't very plentiful unfortunately. Warmer weather on it way in Perth.

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    1. Mimsie: Your ex sister-in-law was right. It has been too hot for my liking. Summer is on its way. We didn't get a lot of rain, but it was welcome. And I hope that this summer is much, much gentler your way.

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  26. Lovely pics - I love the way the sky changes from minute to minute.

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    1. lynners: It always amazes me how fast it changes. I think from the first hints of colour to its fade was over in less than ten minutes. Ten wonderful minutes.

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  27. I hate builders around the place. I have now been waiting 3 months to have my doorway finished. I know the feeling of tottering, until yesterday I was doing the same, then the iron supplement kicked in and now I feel much more stable and less depressed as well. That was truly a spectacular sunset, probably just to buck you up.

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    1. Arija: I am so glad that the iron supplement helped you. My iron levels are very high (almost too high) so that isn't a solution for me. Rather a lot of sleep wouldn't hurt. And that sunset DID cheer me up. A gift.

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  28. We had a renovation done after a burst pipe and it took a month. I was so glad to see the workers go. I want to walk around without a bra in my own home!

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    1. ditchingthedog: I will be very, very glad to see the tradies depart. As will the cats. Grateful for the work they have done - and still more than happy to see them leave.

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  29. I am sure you will be so pleased when the bathroom will be finally finished. .Now I am glad the wobbly you went out to get these really stunning sunsets. They would do your heart good. Have a good week.

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    1. Margaret Adamson: They did do my heart good. And a great week to you too.

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  30. So glad there was something positive in your week EC. Thank you fir sharing the sunsets.

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    1. Carol: The skies (and the birds and the garden) were very, very positive.

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  31. Beautiful sky....we don't look up often enough do we?

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    1. Delores: No, and it is almost always so rewarding when we do.

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  32. Spectacular colors! I'm glad you sacrificed a few moments of much needed sleep to bring this beauty to us. Hopefully, you slept soundly after that. I know Jazz and Jewel will be as thrilled as you when the #$%^& bathroom is finished! Hugs

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    1. River Fairchild: Jazz n Jewel will be even more thrilled than I am when this insanity is over. They saw no reason for it to happen at all. And are making me pay.

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  33. With the notable exception of the lunatic spammer who commented above, who could use a heavy dose of it, restraint is generally overrated. :-) So glad you show about as much as I do when sharing your beautiful photos, because that sunset just goes from "oooh, pretty" to "HOLY CANNOLI, THAT'S GORGEOUS!" Thanks for capturing and sharing so many breathtaking moments of it!

    Now go take a delete key flamethrower to that obnoxious loathsomeness currently spewing toxins between Margaret and Carol's comments, and tell them to get busy finishing your bathroom instead of leaving psycho all-caps-and-exclamation-points insanity on your lovely blog. ;-)

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    1. Laloofah: That particular soul seems to comment once a week in his/her various incarnations. Sunday nights. And the comment is gone.
      You show so many glorious skies that I am really chuffed that you too appreciated this one.

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  34. Were you wobbly because you had too much to drink or just tired? Awful good photos if you were inebriated. LOL

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    1. Grannie Annie: I am a very cheap drunk and totally ineffectual when I have had a drink. The wobbles were fatigue and MS. No hangover, but still not welcome.

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  35. Those shots were just incredible. No way you could pass up that opportunity.

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    1. Alex J. Cavanaugh: And, as you can see, I didn't pass up the opportunity for the mad woman with camera dance.

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  36. As always, lovely pictures....sunset looks like a baby blanket in blues and pinks!

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    1. Bookie: I would like a blanket or wallhanging in those colours. A lot.

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  37. They're beautiful, but my favorites are the fifth and sixth photos from the last. I can't wait to see your new bathroom photos. Can you get a crew photo too, of your tormentors grouped and smiling?

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    1. Strayer: It was an ever changing delight. No photos of the tormentors - but bathroom photos will follow.

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  38. Just glorious!!!! Love that thought - yes, get a shot of the evil contractor crew.

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    1. Lynn: Just one contractor needs to do his work now. He was supposed to appear yesterday afternoon. And didn't. I didn't take photos of any of them though...

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  39. oh my goodness. how gorgeous. thank you so much, as always, for sharing such beauty.

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  40. Absolutely gorgeous sunsets! But of course everyone has already told you that. I am officially envious of your photographer skills.

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    1. rhymeswithplague: They were so very beautiful to see. And my point and shoot camera does a surprisingly good job. Wobbly hands or not.

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  41. Beautiful skies. You always take amazing photos. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  42. I can only imagine how happy you will be to be finished with construction and be able to use your brand new bathroom. This sunset is awesome!

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    1. Carol Kilgore: So very, very happy to shower safely. Soon. Though I need to call the crew to find out when the missing link is expected to appear. Today. Please. Pretty please.

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  43. Only God make a tree...and glorious sunsets.

    Joanne @ cuponthebus is having her bathroom redone, suffering delays, but appreciating the young contractors who are doing such a great job.

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    1. Susan Kane: My bathroom is very almost done and I so hope that Joanne's is too. And of course she found great contractors - karma at its very best.

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  44. It is a gorgeous, gorgeous sky!

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  45. These are beautiful! Restraint is for sissies.

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    1. Riot Kitty: On that basis I am a strong, strong woman. Almost circus material.

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  46. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Almost as beautiful as the aurora borealis. (Or so I've heard... still haven't seen it, but it's on my wish list.)

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    1. Susan: It was a complete delight. The mad woman with her camera had her mouth open in awe and wonder - adding to the stylish image she presents to the world.

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  47. I hate home construction. The second photo is especially gorgeous. And those electric clouds. Fantastic!

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    1. Roland D Yeomans: Renovations are a foretaste of hell. This lot have now left the building and only tidying/organising/reorganising remain.
      And I had a safe and blissful shower this morning.

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  48. Who could go to bed when saying a sunset like that? The sky is amazing, and I'm glad that you took so many pictures.

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    1. Carola Bartz: I couldn't go to bed anyway. The very best kind of wake-up call.

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  49. Wow! Those are all so beautiful! Thanks.

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    1. Practical Parsimony: It really was an incredible sight. A gift.

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  50. Absolutely magnificent. I am stunned by their beauty, thank you, and I'm hoping by now the workmen have sodded off and you can all have a bit of peace and quiet.

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    1. All Consuming: They have indeed sodded off. Which is truly blissful.

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  51. Dear Sue, both sunsets were spectacular but the Friday one truly amazed me. I don't think I've ever seen such color diffused in clouds.

    I'm so hoping that your bathroom is ready on now that it's Wednesday. That's it's ready and that it delights you. Peace.

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    1. Dee: That sky was a delight wasn't it? And yes, the new bathroom is in place - and bliss.

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    1. Andrew Maclaren-Scott: Such a treat. And needed.

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