Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Sunday Selections #362

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.  River is having a blog break at the moment (and will be missed), so I am keeping the meme warm in her absence. 

 
Like River I usually run with a theme.  This week?  Sort of.  I was on call for Lifeline one night last week.  It was long, tiring and stressful.  When I got up the next morning after less than four hours sleep I felt jaded.  And disinclined to do much.  So we went down to a park beside the lake.  I was hoping for a kangaroo fix, but the lake is always calming.  And beautiful.


Win/win.





  
Kangaroos relax well.



And then we spotted a poor over-burdened mama kangaroo and her joey.  Who was most definitely a pouch potato.  In the twenty minutes or so we watched them, the joey looked outside the pouch but didn't bother emerging.  And its head and a leg or two hung outside.  It looked most uncomfortable (for the mother) and that pouch was FULL.





The joey's head looks almost as big as his mother's doesn't it?  And it didn't matter whether she was standing, lying down or moving, that joey wasn't getting out.

 


They didn't seem bothered by our presence but we left them in peace to soak up the peace and quiet...

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Sunday Selections #361

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.  River is having a blog break at the moment (and will be missed), so I am keeping the meme warm in her absence. 

 
Like River I usually run with a theme.  This week?  Like last, a bit of a hotch potch.


Starting with some more images from the Hyper Real Exhibition.  These figures faced each other and were huge.  Seven feet tall?  At least that.







Both are by Ron Mueck.  The first is simply titled 'pregnant woman' and the second 'wild man'.   Neither of them looked comfortable, though I could see more reason for her discomfort.

Then to another mini excursion.  We are baking at the moment (though not as hot as some parts of Oz) and we headed off one cloudy morning to visit the lake.  In the couple of hours we were out the temperature increased by 15 degrees Celsius ( nearly 60 degrees Fahrenheit).



So we headed into the Nara Peace Park gardens for some cool respite.  







Doesn't this pathway call for running water?



I suspect the garden is designed for spring and autumn displays when the cherry trees and the maples would be at their most spectacular, but it is a haven of peace at any time of the year.

And finishing up in our garden, which is being neglected a bit at the moment.  I go out in it as little as possible in the heat of the day.  Which I will pay for when the weather cools down again.










Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Where are the words for Wednesday


Words for Wednesday has become a moveable feast.  A big thank you to everyone who has stepped up and provided the prompts to keep it going.

At the moment it looks like this.  We have just one month to fill and we have the year covered!!!  If someone out there would like to cover July 2018, please let me know in the comments.


January 2018:  Cindi will post the prompts on her blog this month.  And the first prompts of the year are already up with one stunning story already.

February 2018:  River will post the prompts on her blog. 
March 2018: Delores will post the prompts on her blog.
April 2018:  The prompts will be here.
May (and October) 2108: The prompts will be here, but provided by  Margaret Adamson and her friend Sue Fulton.  The prompts will include photographs taken by her Margaret's friend Bill.
June:  Lee will post the prompts on her blog
July 2018:
August 2018: River will post the prompts on her blog
September 2018:  Delores is stepping up to the plate again.
October 2018:  Margaret Adamson and her friend Sue Fulton.  The prompts will include photographs taken by her Margaret's friend Bill.  The prompts will be here.
November 2018:The prompts will be here.
December 2018:  River is again posting the prompts on her blog.