Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Sunday Selections #293

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.   This week?   We have had some (mostly) very welcome rain recently.  So I am sharing some wet photos.  Some from the Out of the Shadow's walk I did yesterday (thank you for your comments on that post - it is an issue which is very important to me) and some from our garden the week before.


After the walk finished I had a choice of going to an expensive breakfast with other participants or heading home.  It was an easy decision.  There was a lot of emotion about and I was all peopled out and didn't feel like spending buckets of money either.  I have complained about our bus system before, and on weekends it is even more unreliable.  I would have had a wait of over an hour before the next bus into town, so I continued walking...





And then I got lucky, and got a lift for the last few blocks into town where I caught a bus home.  And only had to wait twenty minutes for it.  

Last week's wet garden shots.







 Lots of the daffodils were flatttened by the rain so I HAD to bring them inside.  




There is more and more coming out each day.  Exciting times. 

119 comments:

  1. You do rain shots beautifully! It looks like a happy little jungle out there! Happy, happy spring.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: Oh it is a jungle out there, and getting more jungly by the day.

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  2. Your photos are fantastic love daffodils have a great sunday now is 1030 pm in EuropÄ™ so i go to bed

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    1. Gosia k: I love daffodils too. I hope you have a wonderful nights sleep.

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  3. The raindrop shots are amazing. Especially the ones that appear black and white.
    I think I would've been peopled out as well.

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    1. Alex J. Cavanaugh: It was early on a very grey day when I took the raindrop photos - and yes, they did appear to be black and white.
      I am glad to hear that others would have been peopled out.

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  4. The rain shots are great! Got to love the rain these days. There's flooding in parts of the US but we haven't had much this summer.

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    1. Marie Smith: There is some minor flooding in areas not far from me at the moment, but we are much more often in drought. I welcome the rain - even when it is a tad inconvenient.

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  5. Great photos, EC. I missed your post from yesterday, but will go in now to read and comment.

    I hope your week ahead is a good one. Cuddles to the two Js. :)

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    1. Lee: Thank you. A good week to you and yours too.

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  6. I absolutely LOVE your pretty garden shots. Glad you had the opportunity to catch a bus in "only" twenty minutes. :-)

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    1. DJan: Our weekend buses are woeful. Twenty minutes was much less than I expected to wait. I got lucky.

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    1. The Happy Whisk: The garden is yet another of my obsessions.

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    2. The Happy Whisk: It is. My body is telling me I have done enough today though. Or perhaps a little more than enough.

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  8. Spectacular. I have massive garden envy :)

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    1. Mad Cat Lady: Believe me there are parts of it you would not be envious of, but it is an obsession and sometimes a joy. Often a joy. Despite the never ending work.

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  9. Beautiful shots of the raindrops on branches and flowers. I would have gone home as well. Mingling generally drains me dry. You had an extra-long walk ... glad you got a drive part way. Spring is definitely springing in your corner of the world, isn't it?

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    1. jenny_o: Spring is definitely making her presence felt. The last couple of days have been cool (some would say cold) but the garden is brimming with growth.

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  10. Excellent rain drop photos from your lovely garden. We're having great weather at the moment, and I've just been outside feeding the citrus trees and cutting back my grevilleas, which want to take over the whole of the front garden! Time for lunch - I hope you have a very good week, EC.

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    1. Alexia: It has been chilly here for the last few days, but the garden is loving the rain and parts of it definitely have plans for world domination. When energy allows I will be playing in it. Enjoy your lunch - and your week.

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  14. Rain, glorious rain! Cherish each drop, since there is none here! And for some reason, my comment is being denied. I feel so rejected...

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    1. Susan Kane: As you can see you were not rejected at all. We are often in drought and I do cherish the rain. Life giving.

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  15. Looks to me as though you have your own Smoky Mts! I love, love, love your wet garden photos! especially those pendulous raindrops!

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    1. Molly Bon: There is soft beauty and magic to rain isn't there. I was pleased with the raindrops too - I often try and photograph them and usually fail.

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  16. There is something very engaging about those two of twigs ands water drops.

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    1. J Cosmo Newbery: Thank you. As I dripped and squelched through the garden I smiled very broadly.

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous. I've said this before, but your shots of the landscape out there often remind me of my home back in the South East US. Love it.

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  18. I'm rather glad you kept walking and took lovely photos for us. Your garden in the wet is pretty, particularly the raindrops on the grevillea. Your indoor daffs are beautiful.

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    1. River: I am glad I kept walking too, but v tired and rather a lot of muscles are in spasm.

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  19. Very pretty, with lots of flowers, atmospheric scenery and some houses.

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    1. Andrew: Thank you. There would have been more houses except that I was getting water on the camera lens. And me.

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  20. Hi EC - wonderful to walk and just walk to get home ... I used to do that in London - buses were full at rush hour ... so easier to start to walk and walk all the way: not as pretty as your walk. Glad you got a lift ...

    The rain is bringing on your Spring plantings ... wonderful daffodils - ours are now 5 months away! Seasons of life ... I love the photos of the rain drops ...

    Cheers and enjoy the greening up of your gardens ... Hilary

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    1. Hilary Melton-Butcher: Much as I like walking, I was some twenty kilometres from home, so the complete walk was beyond me.
      The rain has made the garden smile. Which makes me smile.

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  21. I hope you feel better soon.

    There is so much prettiness in your rainy garden

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    1. kylie: Thank you. Rain washed gardens are a joy. To me anyway. The cats? Not so much.

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  22. I love seeing little bits of your world every week, and you have such an eye for beauty! I'm not sure which shot I liked more, the solitary raindrop hanging off the branch, or the bright pink flower that was still wet from the rain. Let's just say both.
    Your legs and feet must have been so sore after...

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    1. Carolyn McBride: I am a beauty addict. And find it everywhere. At the moment my bones ache, but this too will pass.

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  23. We got son blessed rain last night. JILDA and I sat on the screen porch and listened to the rain rattle on our metal roof. It was like music.
    R

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    1. Rick Watson: I know that music, and music it is. And doesn't the air smell lovely?

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  24. Living in Florida, I can absolutely appreciate a good dose of rain, and some of our rain storms are spectacular - especially when you're safe and cozy inside!

    Huge hugs to you, EC :)

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    1. Mark Koopmans: I live in a mostly very dry continent, and love the rain. Hugs back to you.

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    1. only slightly confused: How right you are. Hooray for digital cameras. I have deleted a kazillion failed attempts at water droplet photography.

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  26. Such a beautiful time for us, you captured so many lovely moments along your way. Priceless gifts of nature. Have a wonderful week, as I believe it's Monday for you!

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    1. Karen S.: Monday it is. And isn't nature a beauty?

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  27. Exquisite capture! I do miss the rain where I am....

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    1. Nilanjana Bose: Having lived through droughts often, I am very grateful for the rain. Life-giving magic.

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  28. Oh, the flowers! I so love flowers! Fantastic photography!

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    1. Diane Tolley: Thank you. I love the garden too.

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  29. Close-ups of raindrops are perhaps the most exquisite photos in the universe...besides photos of cats, of course. Beautiful!

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    1. River Fairchild: And frozen bubbles. Thank you.

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  30. Oh my gosh! I am in love with the wet garden shots. I really like how you captured that fog!

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    1. Ginger Dawn Harman: Thank you. It is dry today, and the garden is calling me.

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  31. Beautiful photos, E.C. I especially love the shots with the raindrops. Raindrops in a photo look so mysterious to me. It's like looking into a bubble, but is there something in that bubble looking back to us?

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    1. Mason Canyon: You have me wondering now. What is in that bubble? And is it friendly?

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  32. Definitely an exciting time right now for you! Love to see everything blooming. The wet garden pictures are awesome- great job! Thanks for sharing. :) I hope you are getting to rest and relax after all your walking!
    ~Jess

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    1. DMS ~ Jess: Thank you. Spring really gets some energy after the rain doesn't she? I have had a couple of quiet days, but am itching to go back to the garden. Which is perhaps not entirely sensible.

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  33. It looks like Spring is waking up there. The photos are beautiful, but reminds me that in a few weeks I will be raking and raking and raking as the leaves fall. (OK ours do not fall, they dump and though we have very few trees in our yard our neighbors have many and they share.And share and share>)

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    1. Anne in the kitchen: Some at least of our trees are evergreen. I suspect our neighbours curse us for the others. I am a little bit shame-faced, but only a little bit.

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  34. Lovely raindrops! And I dig the misty hill behind that lamp post.

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    1. John Wiswell: It was a very pretty couple of mornings. In a melancholy kind of way.

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  35. Amazing pictures and nicely composed presentation

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  36. Sounds like exciting time and photos are awesome.

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  37. Fabulous reflections in the raindrops

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    1. Margaret Adamson: Thank you. They were very big drops which helped.

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  38. Thank you for taking us on this delightful walk. Great photos and I love the raindrops!

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    1. Denisein VA: And a big thank you to you too.

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  39. Beautiful, even when it rains!

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    1. Saimi: Welcome and thank you. It is a beautiful world isn't it?

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  40. Daffodils! My favorites:)
    SO glad they grace your vase now;
    wishing you many happy daffodil days,
    Jennifer

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    1. Jennifer Richardson: I love daffodils too. And rather a lot of other flowers. The first of the tulips are coming out now...

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  41. Lovely to see all the flowers coming out! Beautiful shots.

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    1. Lady Fi: It is an exciting time of year.

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  42. The bus runs seldom there. Waiting is not fun, so you were brisk as you continued walking.
    I like a drops in an images and flowers, and it is always nice to watch your scenery.

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    1. orvokki: Thank you. I liked the water droplets too. The buses run more frequently on week days, but the weekend service are woeful - particularly early or late.

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  43. Beautiful pictures and especially of the raindrops on the plants.
    Our bus service in Perth's suburbs is definitely not good on weekends altho' OK on weekdays. Our train services are like that too.
    I have to be honest and say I can't remember the last time I was on a bus or train for that matter. I am not sure if I could actually get on the bus unless the have put in more steps. I'm bad enough getting in and out of some doorways!!!

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    1. Mimsie: On lots of our buses the steps can be lowered by the driver (if they feel like it) which makes a huge difference. Weekend bus services are dreadful. The stops closest to me are simply not operational, which means a walk of over a kilometre, and the frequency is seriously reduced too.

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  44. Such beautiful rainy photos, EC, and your garden is looking wonderful. Mine is wonderful in parts, weedy jungle in others, so I try to ignore the weedy bits. I'm just loving the bulbs, especially the snowflakes (still snowdrops in my mind), and the daffodils. I'm going to plant lots more of both... Catalogue arrived today so I'm making big decisions.

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  45. Love the vibrant colours, EC, the rain drops and those colours are just so alive :)

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    1. Jayne: Vibrant is a one word summary of spring isn't it?

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  46. Magical shots, S. WOW! You must have a great camera! xx

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    1. My Inner Chick: I bought a new camera last year. It is still smarter than I am, but I am learning.

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  47. We had a lot of rain here too and I could have enjoyed the beauty after but my new doggy doesn't like to get her feet wet.

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    1. Granny Annie: Our cats aren't fans either. They went out, and came back in. Their loss.

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  48. oooo daffs, my favourite spring flowers. And isn't rain wonderful? Its been such a HOT summer, with very little rain, and we had a lovely cool rainy night 2 nights ago, I had all the windows open and listened to the raindrops, gorgeous after such a hot July and august.

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    1. Shammickite: Rain is a joy. Things look better, they smell better, and the garden drinks deep. I am glad you had a lovely rainy interlude.

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  49. have hikers...I would have walked with you

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    1. Author R. Mac Wheeler: You probably walk a lot faster than I do...

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  50. Good for you for taking part in the walk!
    Oh my, those photos are beautiful.
    Have a great one.

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    1. Sandra Cox: I hope to be able to walk that walk for a very long time to come.

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  51. Just beautiful!!!!! We are coming to the end of summer so seeing everything "start" again makes me smile.

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    1. Sonya Ann: Everthing is getting a rush on at the moment. Each day more things bloom/emerge.

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  52. Always a treat. I loved the first series with the structural elements: lamp posts, garden arches. And, of course, you always have me when you go into the garden!

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    1. cleemckenzie: I am glad. There will be many, many more garden photos over the coming weeks. Our garden and others.

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  53. oh what pretty pics on the walk home. Congrats for making it til a bus picked you up. Love the rain drops photos

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    1. Kim@stuffcould...: It was pretty, which kept me going despite the dampness. Possibly longer than I should have, since I am still paying for it. I am glad I did the walk though.

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  54. Love the drops of rain in the pics! I skip the bus and walk too if it's too long of a wait. :)

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    1. mail4rosey: Rain, glorious rain. You would be walking a lot on weekends here.

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  55. I cannot email you from this site but want you to know that I accept taking on the January words.

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  56. yes, i get peopled out too! how nice to be with you in a wet garden

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    1. Cloudia: It doesn't take many people or very long before I get peopled out. The wet garden is a blissful cure.

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  57. I have a reclusive streak, so I understand the wanting to go on alone.

    Lovely spring drops on the flowers - so beautiful. And fall is creeping in here (I welcome it after the hot summer) and I just got rid of two extremely straggley plants, with regret. They were so beautiful in April...

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    1. Lynn: There are lots of fellow introverts in the blogosphere aren't there? Time alone is essential for recharging purposes. I hope your fall is gentle and beautiful.

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  58. Your wet garden shots are beautiful - I love to see those raindrops. Everything looks so fresh and I can only imagine what it smells like. Earthy. Wonderful!

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    1. Carola Bartz: The garden is still wet, and a joy. Indeed I am heading out to play in it now.

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  59. I love the water droplet photos. They are exquisite. Glad you got a lift to the bus and finally the bus came.

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    1. Strayer: I was lucky with the lift for the last few blocks. I was a tired puppy by then.

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