Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Sunday Selections #295

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 I am returning to Floriade, and focussing on the quirky and/or fun elements.





This small pond was full of tulips - which I assume are illuminated for NightFest (which we don't go to because it is crowded and expensive).





There was no information about this lonely, severely undernourished  and I think beautiful, horse.





I kept expecting this statue to topple over.


The return of the pansy Dalek 'Propagate, progagate...'





The Floriade fashion week - created by the Canberra Institute of Technology's floristry students.


And an oval mystery, enjoyed by a handful of children.

There is always room in my world for fun.

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  1. EC your horse is really great. I love pansies. Have a great Sunday. Enjoy your spring

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    1. Gosia k: Thank you. And a very happy Sunday to you too.

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  2. I don't like crowded or expensive; But I love that horse as much as you did!

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    1. Cloudia: Isn't the horse gorgeous? I was surprised that so many people just walked past.

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  3. I love the horse, and I bet my younger daughter would too. Everything looks intriguing!

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    1. LL Cool Joe: And the horse is the winner today. I love it too, and am glad to hear that your horse loving younger daughter would too.

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  4. There should be room in the world for fun and happiness and love only, I believe!! If only...

    Those who contribute to the Floriade exhibits have wild and wonderful imaginations.

    Have yourself a fun and happy week, EC...and cuddles to your two furry landlords! :)

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    1. Lee: Whimsy and fun are to be encouraged aren't they? I hope you and yours have a wonderful week too.

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  5. How is that backward statue able to stand? Intriguing!

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    1. Marie Smith: Just what I wondered. The balance point was calculated to a nicety, and I expect there were several fails.

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    2. That statue is fascinating!!

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  6. I want to live where you live! (I know I have said that before but I really mean it.)

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    1. Birdie: Someday perhaps you can visit at least. And would be very welcome.

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    2. River Fairchild: You too would be very welcome.

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  7. Thank you for this stroll into your world.

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    1. Martin Kloess: I am always happy to have company on my wanders.

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  9. Fun stuff! I love the propagating Dalek, and the horse too! Although he does look rather down - a bit blue, in fact...

    We have had so much rain that I am expecting our little town to slip off its elevated site and end up in the sea. Have a lovely week, EC!

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    1. Alexia: Love your blue horse comment. How did I not think of that?
      I don't know that the organisers see the pansy tower as a Dalek, but I do.
      I hope your rain eases off and your town remains stable.

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  10. That statue is just... odd. Was there any explanation for it?

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    1. Alex J. Cavanaugh: The explanation on the billboard leaves me totally flummoxed. I don't understand it. It is, if anything, even weirder than the statue.

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  11. I wonder how long the model had to stand like that for Louis.

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    1. Author R. Mac Wheeler: Days and days and days. At least.

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  12. Creative people do have the most outlandish and fascinating ideas. I very much enjoyed these tasters here in your post.

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    1. Friko: They do don't they? Some of which I understand and others I don't.

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  13. The tulips in the water are great, and I like the backward sculpture too.

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    1. Andrew: I assume the tulips are multi-coloured at night too. Which would add to their appeal.

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  14. I love the colors on the horse!

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  15. What fun! I really like the horse, too, and yes why isn't that statue toppling over? :-)

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    1. DJan: I know. I nearly toppled over trying to get a decent photo of the statue. It seems to defy gravity.

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    1. The Happy Whisk: I do too. I first saw them last year, and was glad to see them back.

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  17. The horses really appeal. Remind me of The Kelpies we saw in Scotland recently.

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    1. J Cosmo Newbery: I have seen those Kelpies on line and marvelled at them.

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  18. That is one sad, lonely-looking horse. Good color choice for him! :) Quite the whimsy with the dresses and I love how they decked out the piano.

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    1. River Fairchild: Until you and Alexia alerted me I hadn't realised just how appropriate the horse's colour is. Consider me smacking myself.

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  19. Wonder why they'd depict a man doing that? In first picture I thought it a cricketer taking a catch and then in second realised he had arms folded...strange!
    Lots of lovely things done with flowers and thanks for sharing some fun stuff with us.

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    1. Mimsie: If you enlarge the photo before the sculpture it shows a 'rationale' for it. Which makes less than no sense to me. I am glad you enjoyed the rest though.

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  20. That horse is beautiful, we agree on that and he does look hungry and somewhat saddened with his head down. If I'd had a hand in his making the covering would be filled with grass seeds to sprout and grow him a coat.
    I like the tulips in the water and they do look as if they would be lit at night, making a pretty display.

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    1. River: A grass coat would be entirely appropriate with Floriade too.

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  21. Such fun and so lovely! I like the unusual and the quirky.

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    1. Lady Fi: There is always room for the quirky in my head.

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  22. Hi EC - love the man falling over backwards - yet staying there ... incredible sculpture. The horse too - lovely colours ... while the flower clothes are clever ... Those tulips must be special when lit up - a good exhibition of quirky ideas, thanks for sharing with us ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary Melton-Butcher: I really don't know how that sculpture stays upright. The balance is incredible - and loved the horse. The clothes are not practical, but some of them are lovely just the same.

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  23. Just love that horse of a different color and yes, I also would expect that statue to just topple over.

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    1. Rasma Raisters: The horse was my favourite too. Though I did like the pansy Darlek.

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  24. Our local arts council had an artist design and build mules to place around the country. Businesses could then buy the mules and have them painted to represent the business. It was a unique way business could support the arts council. It was a beautiful and successful venture.

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    1. Rick Watson: What a lovely idea. Do you have any photos of those hard-working mules?

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  25. Good morning, happy Sunday for us, but I'm sure you're enjoying Monday by now, but oh my what a group of quirky fun you've shared. That horse design is just incredible, each shot just shows off a perfect horse pose, like it were a real horse! Thanks for sharing these fun photos, sure brightened my morning!

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    1. Karen S.: It is indeed Monday. Not long after first light. I am glad you enjoyed the horse. The artist knew his/her subject didn't they?

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  26. Love the blue horse and am amazed by the back bending statue. Want to go push it a little to see if he won't topple over.

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    1. Granny Annie: I am pretty certain it would take more than a push. Lots of children at Floriade would ensure that. Incredible isn't it?

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  27. What fascinating pieces! The back bend one looks painful. My favorite is probably the flower dress. Great photos!
    ~Jess

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    1. DMS ~ Jess: I think you are the first to single out the flower fashion. There really is something at Floriade for most of us. Which is lovely.

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  28. Lots of imagination at work in that display. I'll join the group that likes the horse.

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    1. only slightly confused: Isn't it lovely? Despite its anorexic state.

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  29. Love the blue horse, the flowery dresses and wow! That guy must have deep roots in his shoes...

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    1. Molly Bon: I hadn't thought of roots. And am wondering now...

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    2. my son immediately declared that half the sculpture id underground but the soil looks very undisturbed

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    3. kylie: I am pretty certain it wasn't anchored in the ground. And we have had so much rain that the ground is very soft and it would have pulled free - unless cemented in, and it is a temporary installation.

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  30. DUDE, these photos... I like the horse ones! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Gingi Freeman: Lots of us like that horse. I am sorry there was no information about the artist which I could see.

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  31. Nice seeing these little bits of beauty which include humour and imagination. I especially like the piano with floral trimmings - a charming setting appropriate for nice fairies. . .

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    1. D.G. Hudson: That piano had charm didn't it? And nostalgia. And beauty.

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  32. The horse is very well done. Some people are just so creative.

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    1. CountryMum: Some people are indeed very creative. I am grateful (and a tad envious).

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  33. Beautiful pictures. I think the rainbow dress is my favorite.

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    1. Sonya Ann: Even in its diminished state it is a beautiful festival.

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  34. Thank you for sharing these amazing sculptures.

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  35. Amazed at the upside down man:)
    And love the pansy dress.
    Thanks for the way you stretch wide my vision
    again and again:)
    -jennifer

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    1. Jennifer: Thank you. A fair exchange. Your posts stretch my mind and my heart.

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  36. I want to know why the statue DIDN'T fall over. Love the floral dresses, especially the second one :)

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    1. mshatch: I am still wondering. It should have fallen over.

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  37. I enjoyed these so much, EC! I would make one change to the backward-bending statue ... his hat should be just starting to fall off his head, I think :)

    That horse is very well done. Really, all the displays seem to be so. Thank you for taking us along.

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    1. jenny_o: Your idea of his hat about to slide off is excellent. I am so glad you enjoyed the quirky side of Floriade with me.

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  38. Interesting place. I wonder what it woul be like to wear one of those fashions and how often does the model have to be watered,

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: I expect those fashions would be acutely uncomfortable to wear. Heavy, and probably itchy. And the watering would need to be quite regular. Misting on the hour?

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  39. How wonderful photos - again. I love the flowers dress.
    All looks very beautiful there.
    Have a nice week.

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    1. orvokki: Thank you - and a lovely week to you.

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  40. Oh, I love the horse too. The photos are all so beautiful.

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    1. Mason Canyon: The horse seems to be a favourite this week. I love it too.

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  41. That piano!

    the colours are just beautiful (not just the colours)

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    1. kylie: Can't you see a whole room/house decorated in that style?

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  42. These are all great, but I really love the horse and the man!

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    1. cleemckenzie: I am intrigued by the man, but don't love it.

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  43. Me too. I keep expecting that statue to fall over, that is. I didn't notice how big that O is until I realized there's a group of children on/in it.
    I always appreciate fun photos of your neighborhood.
    Take good care, EC.

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    1. Rawknrobyn: Thank you. Many, many more spring photos to come.

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  44. Splendid photos EC. They are so deep and colouring, love them all.

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    1. Bob Bushell: Spring is a lovely time of year isn't it? Bright, colourful and just plain fun.

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    1. Sandra Cox: I doubt they are wearable, but they are fun.

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  46. Such talented minds! Each photo has its own charm!

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    1. Susan Kane: Creative minds awe and fascinate me. And colour my eyes with a greenish tinge.

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  47. How gorgeous are these works of art. Nice!

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  48. I love, love, love the horse! He/she looks so real! And that almost falling over backwards statue...amazing! We have a park not too far from where I live with similar kinds of art. I haven't been there in years. It's kind of a long drive, and there are so many other places that are "kind of a long drive," that it's hard to get to very many! :) I also like the flowery dresses. I still have the pretty Floriade magnet you sent me a couple of years ago. It has a special place with my other refrigerator magnets!

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    1. BECKY: Would you like another Floriade magnet to add to the collection? The horse was my favourite this time.

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    2. Sure, I would love another magnet. I accept your generosity! :) Thanks much!

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    3. BECKY: It will be a pleasure. Email on its way.

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  49. Those tulip sculptures in the water are gorgeous! I didn't even recognize what they were for a minute because the curves were so mesmerizing.

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    1. John Wiswell: I expect the tulipness of them is more evident at night when they are illuminated. I do like a light show. Some year I will bite the bullet and brave the crowds and expense and go to NightFest.

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  50. That poor horse does look woeful and skinny! And why does that backwards statue not topple? Must be well secured at the feet end. I like the circular playground best.

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    1. Strayer: I don't think the backwards statue was secured at the feet. It is only a temporary installation and the ground looks undisturbed. I think it was a question of balance. And am blown away.

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  51. Spectacular - especially the horse! What a wonderful outing.

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    1. Lynn: That poor skinny horse won a lot of fans didn't it?

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