Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Words for Wednesday








This meme was started by Delores a long time ago.  Computer issues led her to bow out for a while.  The meme was too much fun to let go, and now Words for Wednesday is provided by a number of people and has become a movable feast. 

Essentially the aim is to encourage us to write.  Each week we are given a choice of prompts: which can be words, phrases, music or an image.   What we do with those prompts is up to us:  a short story, prose, a song, a poem, or treating them with ignore...  We can use some or all of the prompts.

Some of us put our creation in comments on the post, and others post on their own blog.  I would really like it if as many people as possible joined into this fun meme, which includes cheering on the other participants.  If you are posting on your own blog - let me know so that I, and other participants, can come along and applaud.


The prompts will be here this month but are provided by Margaret Adamson, and her friend Sue Fulton.  They also include photographs taken by Margaret's friend Bill Dodds.


This weeks prompts are:

  1. Sully
  2. Chagrin
  3. Funambulist
  4. Heavy
  5. Lowering
  6. Sand

And/or

  1. Ablutions
  2. Wasting
  3. Saucy
  4. Perpetual
  5. Moonstruck
  6. Cigar

Have fun.

I am so grateful to Margaret, Sue and Bill for this month's prompts.  They challenged some of us (me most definitely) but inspired some wonderful stories.

Next month the prompts will be here again and I will be providing them.  

Sunday 28 October 2018

Sunday Selections #403

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. I am not going to share my blog friend's visit this week (next week and probably the week after) but take you to an exhibition we went to shortly before she arrived.


'Sculpture in the Paddock' was new to us, but is apparently an annual event.  We will be going back next year. 

Some of the sculptures I loved, some were decidedly 'meh' and some were beyond me.  We both thoroughly enjoyed the day though.  It was indeed held in a paddock - attached to a nearby winery and sheep farm.  As well as the sculptures I will show some of the paddock's residents.

As always there are LOTS of photos.


Blind by Suzie Bleach and Andrew Townsend ($25,000)

Blind is apparently an allegory of the pro-coal industry lobby.  They say that the horse (like coal) was once fundamental to our survival but has now been superseded.  They add (I wish) that its arguments are exhausted and it is condemned to irrelevancy and redundancy.
When the allegory was explained I could see it, but would have struggled without an explanation.  I like the sculpture though.

The trees are nature's sculpture and I loved them.


Enter the Dragon by Greg McLean ($10,500)

A self taught artist who says he is driven by the love of the Australian landscape and its native animals.



Romping Rabbits by Tobias Bennett ($12,000 the pair)
Big smiles.


Other people reported being dive-bombed by magpies.  We weren't.  It is only the males who swoop, and only for a very brief period while they are protecting their young.




The dam was very shallow, but the ducks and their families didn't care.

Ligni Unum (Solitary Tree) by Ulan Murray ($29,000)
I was fascinated by this one, and loved seeing the delicate tracery of the roots.



Field of Dreams by Adam Humphreys ($6,500)
Apparently another allegory.  'To be free to from the chains which hold us back, whether it be addiction/dependence or even our own thoughts; it is not enough to break the links, they need to be torn from the ground...'



I would love to fill the garden with sculptures but these prices are out of my league.

I loved this ram's horns and only noticed when I got home just what a big boy he is.  I hope that paddock stays thistle free.



The bicycles apparently remained after an earlier Sculpture in the Paddock.  It was a breezy days and those wheels were flying...


The alpaca seemed to be perfectly happy with the ram and a small handful of ewes.

There are of course many more photos, which I might feature later.






Wednesday 24 October 2018

Words for Wednesday





This meme was started by Delores a long time ago.  Computer issues led her to bow out for a while.  The meme was too much fun to let go, and now Words for Wednesday is provided by a number of people and has become a movable feast. 

Essentially the aim is to encourage us to write.  Each week we are given a choice of prompts: which can be words, phrases, music or an image.   What we do with those prompts is up to us:  a short story, prose, a song, a poem, or treating them with ignore...  We can use some or all of the prompts.

Some of us put our creation in comments on the post, and others post on their own blog.  I would really like it if as many people as possible joined into this fun meme, which includes cheering on the other participants.  If you are posting on your own blog - let me know so that I, and other participants, can come along and applaud.


The prompts will be here this month but are provided by Margaret Adamson, and her friend Sue Fulton.  They also include photographs taken by Margaret's friend Bill Dodds.


This weeks prompts are:

  1. Haircut
  2. Speculate
  3. Dangling
  4. Molluscs
  5. Crinoline
  6. Couches





  1. Basketball
  2. Thimble
  3. Knickers
  4. Juggling
  5. Freelance
  6. Parachute


Have fun.

Sunday 21 October 2018

Sunday Selections #402

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 continuing my celebration of spring.  This post is in our garden.  The sulphur-crested vandals have mostly stopped their depreciations and I have unwrapped the worst hit piece of garden.  The pump-action water pistol remains loaded and ready though.































 I know I am being a bit self-indulgent.  The daffodils and jonquils are largely finished but I am revelling in the garden as other things bloom.  In other news my eye is much the same but the retina remains attached, which is a huge plus.  Thank you for your well wishes.

We had a lovely time with our house-guest (a blogger I had not previously met in the flesh).  Even the Jazz man warmed to her before she left.  There are many photos from her stay too, which I will post later.

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Words for Wednesday





This meme was started by Delores a long time ago.  Computer issues led her to bow out for a while.  The meme was too much fun to let go, and now Words for Wednesday is provided by a number of people and has become a movable feast. 

Essentially the aim is to encourage us to write.  Each week we are given a choice of prompts: which can be words, phrases, music or an image.   What we do with those prompts is up to us:  a short story, prose, a song, a poem, or treating them with ignore...  We can use some or all of the prompts.

Some of us put our creation in comments on the post, and others post on their own blog.  I would really like it if as many people as possible joined into this fun meme, which includes cheering on the other participants.  If you are posting on your own blog - let me know so that I, and other participants, can come along and applaud.


The prompts will be here this month but are provided by Margaret Adamson, and her friend Sue Fulton.  They also include photographs taken by Margaret's friend Bill Dodds.

This week's prompts are two stunning images:



This photo is one of Bill's.

 This is one of Margaret's photos.

Have fun.  I am really looking forward to seeing where these prompts take people.