Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Sunday Selections #381

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 are still in busy mode.  The roofers were coming on Monday just gone.  They didn't.  Ditto Tuesday.  I finally tracked them down on Wednesay - 'We will be there first thing Monday'.  So naturally they arrived just after I left to go to Lifeline on Thursday.


Poor Jazz.  He has been suffering.  He doesn't like visitors at the best of times.  And noisy visitors are even worse.  Hopefully by the middle of next week it will be largely over.

In the middle of the insanity last week we took a mental health break and headed down to the lake.









After watching the kangaroobies for a while we drove a little further and spent a happy half hour watching people revelling in the breeze.










Heart balm.

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  1. All of the boats were cool. I could've watched for hours.
    Hope the roofers finish and quick!

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    1. Alex J. Cavanaugh: They looked like they were having a heap of fun. The roofers have left for a bit but tell us they will be back 'sometime next week'.

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  2. I'm used to seeing pictures of Kangaroos, but seeing them reclining is just weird. It looks like they're half horse and half rabbit. Loved seeing them and the sailboats.

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    1. Bill: Kangaroos relax better than almost any animal which isn't a cat. We often see them lying down soaking up the sun.

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  3. Hi EC - absolutely heart balm ... how wonderful to see them skimming around and having fun. But good to have the update re the 'works' ... hope it's not too messy ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary Melton-Butcher: I don't know how long I have been using that spot as heart balm. A long time, and it never, ever fails.

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  4. wow I love your animals great photo

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    1. Gosia k: Thank you. We love them too.

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  5. Nice way to spend the day, first looking at the animals, then looking at the human animals having fun. :-)

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    1. DJan: The human animals were much noisier but we did enjoy them both.

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  6. So pleased you headed down to the lake...
    Lovely photographs of both animals and boats. I always like being beside water, healing somehow.

    Hope the work is successfully completed real soon.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Lowcarb team member ~Jan: I agree with you. There is something very healing about water. Fingers crossed the work will be finished soon. Though a different set are coming to give us estimates next week...

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  7. It is indeed EC. The animals you encounter are a bit different from those I see. Lol.

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    1. Marie Smith: I love seeing the animals you encounter too. Including the grand-dog.

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  8. Oh, boy! It's Sunday again already!

    I, too, like you, would've needed a mental health break with all that was going on and not going on. I think I would've grabbed a tent (I don't have one) and set up camp down at the lake....at a quiet spot.

    I hope, as planned, all the work is completed by the middle of this coming week...and then peace reigns eternal again, for you, and for Jazz. A cuddle or three for Jazz from me. :)

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    1. Lee: The 'not going on' was seriously doing my head in. The lake was the perfect antidote.
      Fingers and toes crossed the work is completed next week but I won't hold my breath (blue is not my colour).
      Jazz is a happy chappy this morning. NO workmen. Cuddles to your pair too.

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  9. I think that tradespeople the world over are unreliable. But at least you got to spend some time with the kangaroos.

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    1. David Gascoigne: We often visit these roos. And are grateful they are so close.

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  10. Excellent pictures! I can feel the water spray from here :)

    Roofing is horribly invasive in the acoustic sense. I'm with Jazz on that one. My husband did our roof over two summers, and it was less noisy with only one person hammering but it lasted longer - ha ha

    I do hope your workmen arrive promptly, work hard, and leave on schedule. That, at least, would minimize the irritation!

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    1. jenny_o: It is incredibly noisy isn't it? Though yesterday the smaller portion slept through three hours of it. Which blew me away. I would love to sleep that soundly.
      We are told the tradies will be back but have been unable to pin them down to when.

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    2. I am impressed by the smaller portion's ability to tune out the noise!

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    3. jenny_o: I am both impressed and jealous.

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  11. It looks like the perfect autumn day. I do love seeing your laid-back roos, and being by the water is always healing for me, too. Hope everything goes well this week, EC.

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    1. Alexia: Thank you. Water seems to be a common healer. If ever I become rich I would love to live by the water.

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  12. Wow. Awesome pictures. Such a beautiful lake. So blue and peaceful. Healing indeed. By the water has always been a special place for me. And going to watch the kangaroos? That must be quite an experience, but I imagine it is probably commonplace to you,

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    1. mxtodis123: We see kangaroos often - and never tire of them. Never ever.

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  13. What I say in my head when I see the pictures of scads of kangas: Holy Mackerel!

    I've only been on a sail boat once when I was 16. It was in the SF Bay & I became seasick. Seeing your boat photos makes me want to try it again though!

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    1. Bea: I was about 16 when I went sailing too. On that very same lake. It was a heap of fun, but out of my families league financially.
      We do love our roos, and this spot is frequently blessed with lots of them.

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  14. Love the roos! They are such a delight to see.
    Poor Jazz. I'm sure he'll punish you for the intrusion...
    I love to sail - on a large ship. :) I've been sailing but it's too much work. I'd rather float around with a drink in my hand.

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    1. River Fairchild: We love them too. They are totally 'laxed and serene. Of course Jazz is punishing me. And will continue to do so. I get sea-sick on larger boats. I didn't as a young thing sailing, but it was hard work.

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  15. I think everyone was happy except the cat at home.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: You are right. He wouldn't have liked a trip to the lake either.

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  16. Roos! How wonderful! I hope Jazz has recovered. Hugs.

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    1. e: We love the roos too. Jazz is still wary. And when the workmen come back 'sometime' next week he will know he was right.

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    2. e: Yes. And I am feeling guilty for inflicting it on him. The work needs doing, but...

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  17. The water looks lovely and sparkly. The 6th photo from the top is particularly peaceful. I'd like to be sitting by those trees just staring at the water.

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    1. River: We often go to that park and it is always a joy.

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  18. Beautiful selection..Do like to see roos.
    The trees are wonderful we do have such beautiful trees here in Australia.

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel: We see roos at least four or five times a week and often more, and still love them. We do have some wonderful trees don't we?

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  19. sailboats in a row; kangaroos all in a group, lovely photos and what a relaxing time; if I was in better shape I'd have a sailboat

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    1. Linda Starr: I am happy to watch. Very happy to watch.

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  20. You did really well with the sailing photos. Good to hear tradesman are their normal unreliable selves. What can you do!

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    1. Andrew: The guy who replaced the gutters was exceptional. He started a day early, turned up when he said he would each day and caused minimal damage in the garden. Given that he also replaced the down-pipes I was super impressed. And said so.

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  21. What a great way to relax. Love your photos. Hope the week goes smoothly for you.

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    1. Mason Canyon: Thank you. Fingers crossed.

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  22. A break at the lake sounds Idyllic to me and i am sure you both enjoyed it immensely. Love seeing all the Kargaroos and I love sailing but unfortinatley now do not do any. HAve a good week.

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    1. Margaret Adamson: We did enjoy it. I hope that this week will be productive as well as busy. Enjoy your week.

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  23. Another beautiful collection. The boats are nice but the picture of the V tree looks almost 3D. It’s beautiful.

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    1. Rick Watson: Thank you. I love that tree and often photograph it.

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  24. You are right, that is heart balm, a very lovely way to spend some time. Hope your week turns out to be everything you need for it to be.

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    1. messymimi: Thank you. It is a holiday today so the workmen 'probably' won't be here. Jazz will be happy.

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  25. And you had your roo fix!!!
    It is so pleasant to be near the shore.

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    1. Caterina: Roo fixes are always good - as is the lake.

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  26. Of course they came on Thursday, when they were supposed to come on Monday, then said they'd come another Monday. You crack me up. And I think, because I've had the same experience, "of course". Lovely at the lake. I need to get up to the closest lake around here, now that weather is warming some.

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    1. Strayer: Tradies are a rule unto themselves the world over it seems. Even in our cooler months I love the lake, and hope you get to water soon.

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  27. I guess repair people are the same all over the world. Ugh.
    So glad you toook time out for relaxation. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    1. Myrna R.: They do seem to be the same the world over. Sigh.

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  28. Both kangaroos and sailboats look happy. Wishing you a noise free week.

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    1. Nilanjana Bose: Happiness is always welcome. There will be some noise (I hope) this week. And hope that the work is completed and we can revert to our quiet selves.

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  29. Just looking at your pictures was so relaxing!!

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  30. It always amazes me how casually the roos hang out. It would be like seeing a park full of squirrels here, only 1000 times bigger. And even then you don't see that many at once. We had "forest therapy" yesterday, and will again today so will be posting pictures later tonight.

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    1. Cindi Summerlin: They relax really well don't they? And pass some of that peace on to the watchers. I look forward to seeing your forest therapy.

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  31. The contrast between the photos in the first and second parts of this post is outstanding. The sailboats are beautiful, but lofty, impersonal. They appeal to my mind, while the kangaroos are so warm and charming, they touch my heart.

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    1. Olga Godim: I hadn't thought about it, but you are right. Very different appeals and solace. Close together and far apart.

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  32. We had all our roofing replaced a couple of years ago including having 5 chimneys knocked down. The dirt and noise were unbelievable. I don't blame you for escaping for a bit.

    I love the photos, especially the kangaroos.

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    1. LL Cool Joe: Five chimneys knocked down? Shudder. Your job was bigger than ours. You are so right about the noise and dirt though.

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  33. I love the Kangeroos, they are charming, ha ha, you're saying EC. Plenty boats out there.

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    1. Bob Bushell: They are charming. And have certainly charmed us.

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  34. Sue,
    you mean to tell me the kangaroos' run around wild?!
    Oooommmmmgggg! FAaaaaaBULOUS. xx

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    1. My Inner Chick: They do indeed. And from that spot beside the lake they also wander round to our Governor General's very posh residence.

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  35. The sailboats are lovely and I love, love, love the Kangaroos.

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: It is one of my favourite areas of the city. Perhaps the very favourite.

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  36. Wonderful photos as always. Love the kangaroos and the sailboats on those gleaming waters.

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    1. Rasma Raisters: Thank you. The blue skies are the reason for those gleaming waters.

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  37. Aww my cat doesn't like visitors, and def. not noisy ones. We had a house full last weekend and she took to a teeny tiny spot in the back of the closet, lol. Poor girl. I hope our roof is done well and done soon. The pics are awesome!

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    1. mail4rosey: Jazz hides in the wardrobe. Or under the bed. I suspect he will be heading there shortly. I hope (but don't know) that they are coming to finish the work today.

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  38. AWESOME pictures. Hubby and I have a sailboat, we used to sail all the time; but somehow it's on the back bench these past couple of years. I sorta lost my sea legs over the years, and hubby's just always too busy. The place we sailed hot over crowded and the last few times we sailed it wasn't very enjoyable.

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    1. Sandy: I am sorry to hear that you lost your sea legs. Overcrowded anything does my head in.

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  39. What a lovely time away at the lake...and I adore your wildlife especially those kangaroobies!

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    1. Donna Donabella: Thank you. We love it down by the lake and go there often - and the roos are usually there to our delight.

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  40. Glad you took a break. It looks like it was wondrous.
    Hope the craziness ends soon.

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    1. Sandra Cox: It was wondrous. And needed. Fingers crossed the craziness will end soon. Toes crossed too.

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  41. Kangaroos? Love to see these animals. Bhutan does not have Kangaroos like in Australia. Please send one to Bhutan. Hehe.

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    1. dumcho wangdi: You have rather a lot of animals I would love to see. Leopards, tigers and wolves for starters...

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  42. Dear EC, I've never been on a sailboat or on one of those smaller boats with the sail. It ll looks like so much fun with the wind in my face and my clothes whipping around me! I'd love to do that.

    I was trying to think if we have anything here in the states like kangaroos. What I mean, anyplace we can go and see many animals lying around. I don't think we do. Peace.

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    1. Dee: I would love to see rather a lot of your animals too. American bloggers I follow have been showing me marmosets and ground squirrels. And birds...
      Sailing (in my memory) is quite hard work - but invigorating.

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    2. Dear EC, I'm not so much into "hard work" any more. Not only is the body not able, the mind doesn't much want to use up energy either! And yes, we do have lots of squirrels and I can see two or three in the yard at one time--and the birds too. Thanks for reminding me. Peace.

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    3. Dee: Increasingly I leave hard work to others too.

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  43. Kangaroobies, sailboats on the glistening sea, trees gracefully reaches towards the clouds -- what's not to love?

    Be well, EC.

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    1. Rawknrobyn: Almost no other onlookers added to the bliss too. And it was bliss.

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  44. That looks like a wonderful day to be on the water! I need to get out and take advantage of that here as things warm up.

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    1. John Wiswell: I like the water all year round. I hope you can get out and enjoy your warmer weather though. Soon.

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  45. I can imagine how going to see the kangaroos would be relaxing; just seeing them here makes em smile :)

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    1. mshatch: It is. A sedative that we use often, and which never fails.

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  46. Wow...how can I ever thank you enough for sharing these amazing photos??
    Those kangaroos are gorgeous!! 😊😊

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    1. Ygraine: Thank you so much. We think the roos are lovely too. Some farmers disagree (not surprising).

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  47. I enjoy your photos and your words , you have a way with both that is a delight!It gives me insight to a place I will never see in person, I thank you for that!

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    1. laurie: Thank you so much for your kind words.

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  48. It has taken me so long to get here this week but it was worth the wait. What could be more delightful than sun baking 'roos?
    I hope the necessary insanity revisits you for the briefest and most convenient time and then takes a long break

    xo

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    1. kylie: Sun-baking roos are delightful aren't they? And a reminder that our cooler weather isn't too bad.
      The tradies were around on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and have disappeared again. They are not yet finished though. Poor Jazz.

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  49. Much-needed and beautiful heart balm!

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    1. Lady Fi: That is what we said and thought.

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  50. love your critters...

    ...and especially the light and composition of that last shot.

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    1. Author R. Mac Wheeler: Thank you. I was pleased with that shot - until I noticed I had amputated the top of the sail.

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    1. Sandra Cox: In the quiet before the storm. It is a little after six now and the first set of tradies are due to arrive at seven.

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  52. Love your lake. Love it to bits. :-) Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban in London: Thank you. So do we.

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  53. Love all the roos. Hope the lake was a nice respite from the roof noise

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    1. Sue in Italia/In the Land of Cancer: It was. The lake has been respite from so many things over the years. And it a delight to go to even when respite isn't needed.

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  54. Love the kangaroos, they are lovely! But I never see kangoroos in person... Great photos!

    So beautiful these pictures of the lake and the sailing boats.
    A break at the lake sounds very nice.
    Lots of hugs.

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    1. sonia a. mascaro: The lake and the kangaroos and the birds are a never ending joy. However, you see things I don't too. Hugs received and gratefully returned.

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  55. Every time I see your fabulous photos, I have this great urge to go to Australia. Thanks for sharing with me.

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    1. Glenda Council Beall: Thank you. I hope you can get here some day.

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  56. I hope things start to quiet down for you soon at home!!
    I love the photos! Those kangaroos are so cute! Such peaceful water photos!!
    I keep forgetting to show your postcard on my blog!! Sorry about that!
    Big Hugs!

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    1. Magic Love Crow: Hopefully things will quieten down (for a while) from next week.
      The lake is a lovely spot isn't it? No need to show the postcard on your blog, I am just pleased it arrived safely.

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    2. I would be at that lake all the time!
      Ok about the postcard. I am going to be sending you something, but I haven't yet! I will let you know when! Big Hugs!

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    3. Magic Love Crow: There is absolutely no need to send me anything. Hugs received and returned.

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  57. Oh, I'm sending hugs and wishes for Jazz. Your idea of heading to the lake for a mental break, is my way too. It's only difficult when our lake is ice, but thankfully finally spring arrived (about 3 days) and we went right to the hottest of temperatures in Minnesota history! Beautiful photos, I feel almost like having been there too.

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    1. Karen S.: Nature is a beautiful healer isn't she? Poor Jazz. He may suffer again today. Or perhaps not. The workmen haven't deigned to tell us.

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  58. The lake is beautiful. Water always feels like it is healing me. One of my favorite places to visit is the ocean, a lake, or any kind of water. :)

    Hope all is well with the roof and repairs. Hope Jazz is doing better.
    ~Jess

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    1. DMS ~Jess: I think water is healing too. Today we had no workmen so Jazz is much happier. Sadly the work hasn't been finished so they will have to come back.

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  59. Great photos. Love those Roos.

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    1. Denise inVA: Welcome back - and yes, we love the roos too.

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  60. Isn't it wonderful to have a lake close by that gives us the opportunity to stop and breathe? That's what I love about "my" lake. Unfortunately we don't have that lovely wildlife...

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    1. Carola Bartz: It is lovely. And I am so grateful to have this haven close by.

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  61. It's especially lovely to see your images of the roos looking so relaxed, thank you for sharing them

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    1. Kim: Thank you. I am always amazed at just how well roos relax. Better than almost any animal which isn't a cat.

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  62. Your photos of kangaroos always fascinate me. I didn't realize they're such sociable animals, hanging out in large groups like that. Like one big family. And evidently, they don't worry too much about people invading their territory, either.

    The sailing pics are lovely, too. Nice clear blue skies and pleasant temperature. I see the sailors are wearing jackets, so it must not be too hot... or too cold. Goldilocks weather. :)

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    1. Susan: They are incredibly social and this mob is very used to people and totally 'laxed. Which I love. It was a cool day, but certainly not cold. And the blue skies were blissful.

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