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.
Huge thanks to Cie who gave me this wonderful Sunday Selections image.
The meme was then continued by River at Drifting through life. Sadly she has now stepped aside (though she will join us some weeks), and I have accepted the mantle.
The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent. Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to me. Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen.
I usually run with a theme.
It is still hot. It is still dry. We are still shrouded in smoke, and our air quality is still firmly in the hazardous range.
A lot of the fires (but by no means all) have finally been brought under control. Sadly next week is predicted to be extremely hot and windy so our army of mostly volunteer firefighters cannot stand down for their totally deserved rest.
The New South Wales Emergency Services minister is on holiday in Europe but will receive twice daily briefings, so we are told that is alright. And sadly it probably is, because it isn't as if he contributes anything positive to the fight against the fires.
A lot of the garden is crispified (which if it isn't a word should be) but splashes of colour remain.
And because I am bird obsessed I am showing you the bouquet of (mostly) Sulphur Crested Vandal's crest feathers we have collected over the years.
In this hot, horrid and smoky week you will be unsurprised to learn that we headed down to the lake for a bit of respite.
As well as the welcome kangaroobies we received the much rarer treat of a swan family and their cygnets. Most of these photos were taken by the smaller portion because mine were shockers.
On a hot and particularly smoky day it really was a treat.