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. This week (and probably for several weeks) I am continuing my celebration of Spring.
Last week we went on a short excursion to the Australian National Botanical Gardens. Our few hours there were blissful. It is within walking distance from the city centre - and a million miles away.
As is usual, many, many photos follow. Some of the plants I know and others are beautiful mysteries.
The purple one is Hardenbergia or Happy Wanderer.
One of our many Banksias.
I don't know what type of bird built this nest. It was occupied, and when a flurry of wings erupted from it I left so I didn't spook it any further.
An Australian Native Bee Hotel. I didn't see any bees, but there were plenty of plants in bloom for them.
A Hakea bakeriana. I was fascinated by the way the blooms were on the plant's stem.
There were lots of acacia in bloom, or about to flower. I think the last one was Acacia Cardiophylla - or West Wyalong wattle.
One of the walkways in the Rainforest Gully.
This beauty is Pimelea Physodes.
Mosaics in the Information Centre.
Uglemor commented on my last post that I often 'sneak' a kangaroo in. I didn't see any kangaroos this visit (though they are there) but I will finish with Kangaroo Paws which were blooming beautifully.
The day was warm and still, the air was perfumed and filled with bird song. Do you wonder we had a wonderful time?
In Jazz news, he is still not out of the woods. Keep those positive thoughts for the furry black tyrant coming please.