Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday 31 March 2019

Sunday Selections #422

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.  River's hands have been giving her grief so she may or may not post her selections.  She will be missed, but I have returned to the blogosphere and will keep the meme warm for her.

Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen. 
Like River I usually run with a theme.   March is festival month in my city.  The two main ones are Enlighten and the Balloon Spectacular.  I went to them both.  My teensy concession to not feeling very well was that I only went to Enlighten once.

The buildings in the Parliamentary Triangle are illuminated, and there is also some quirky fun.

I will show you the illuminated buildings a little later, but today I am focussing on some of the quirky fun. 

I suspect these beasties lit up at night, but I didn't see them after dark,

The Night Noodle Markets were incredibly well patronised.  With huge queues and nowhere to sit, we gave them a big miss.

The jellyfish was back, and I believe there are others in the city as well.

The Dog Park was fun wasn't it?

I am not certain what this one represented but it was close to our Aboriginal Tent Embassy and seems to owe something to their artistic traditions and culture.

Everyone had the chance to be an angel.  I didn't see them but was told that a couple who were married at the nearby National Gallery came down in their wedding finery, waited in line and posed in the wings.  It was a gay wedding and the rainbow wings are entirely appropriate. 

These structures make me think of Easter Island but are interactive musical instruments (played very badly by the crowd).

Do you wonder that having discovered it a few years ago we keep coming back to Enlighten?  Neither of us like crowds, but this one is well behaved, and quirky fun is always welcome.

Thursday 28 March 2019


First and foremost, thank you so much for the messages of support in my absence.  I have missed you, and hope life has been treating you kindly. 

Not a lot has changed since I last posted.  Sadly I think the signs point to the dread disease having progressed.  If that is the case (and I have an appointment with a neurologist at the end of May) I will need to adapt to a new normal.  And adapt I will.  

My heart aches for those affected by the latest terrorist atrocity in New Zealand (and as an aside I have been super impressed at the response of their Prime Minister).

Doom and gloom and personal whinging aside, life continues.  This month is festival month in my city.  I managed to get to both Enlighten and the balloon spectacular and took a myriad of photos of both.

The next few days will be busy but I hope/expect to post again on Sunday.  I am really looking forward to reading your blogs again too.

I have yet again turned comments off for this post and will turn them back on when I can respond on a more regular basis.