Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Sunday Selections #446




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.  I have mentioned before that I am a creature of habit (some good, some less so).  After the Out of The Shadows walk I had two options open to me.  I could go to the scheduled breakfast, talk with some of the other participants and almost certainly get a lift into town (a couple of miles away) or I could walk some more.


No prizes for guessing that I walked.  Food is a bit of an issue at the moment (new medication means I spend a lot of time feeling unwell) AND I was all peopled out and needed time alone in my head to process the morning.

So again, come walk with me.


I really liked seeing the Eastern (on the left) and the Crimson Rosellas side by side.






The Balcony Angels made me smile too.


It is a hotel now, but I suspect it was previously a home for a wealthy family.



This house is a bit run-down - but retains a lot of charm.


 The Buddha on the garage roof was at this Bed and Breakfast.  The rosemary bush smelt lovely too.




A stylish gate.



 I was nearly at the city when I spotted this quite modest church.  I think that it had also been a family home once.


Lots of work in the city, as always.  I suspect that the finished product will look  'all the same', though they aren't 'little' boxes. 


On bus the first, heading over the bridge.  The row of blossom trees are Manchurian Pears - and they look lovely in Autumn too.


This construction site is at the interchange where I changed buses.  Not the most obvious spot for a luxury hotel.




More walking.  Close to home, which is just as well as the uphillness (which should be a word if it isn't) was getting a bit much.


Some of the daffodils the vandal birds have left us - though they shredded all the anemones in this bed.

   I was greeted by the king parrots and my dressing gown clad partner at the front door.  It was still early, but I had romped in my 10000 steps for the day.  I was glad to be home too.

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  1. It is amazing to me that you can see those brightly colored birds just by talking a walk!

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    1. Sandi: We are lucky and can often see those same birds from the comfort of a chair in our living room.

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  2. I loved the walk. It is so uplifting being able to walk out of doors, smell the fresh air, paying more attention to our surroundings...

    It was pleasure walking with you!
    : )

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    1. Caterina: I was tired, but I enjoyed the walk too.

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  3. People out, you are definitely kin to my family. We are a pack of loners. The walk was productive in more than way. Your pictures and descriptions are observant and beautiful. Ann

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    1. Ann Bennett: I am a classic introvert and need (and take) time on my own to recover/rejuvenate. I am also an observer. Years back I would have denied being a 'visual' person, but I was wrong.

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  4. To see any rosella is a real treat but to have Crimson Rosella and Eastern Rosella side by side is icing on the cake. The King Parrots when you returned home were the whipped cream!

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    1. David M. Gascoigne: We often see both of them, but I don't recall seeing them side by side before. And you are so right about the King Parrot cream.

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  5. wow great photos. Spring has come to your place

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    1. Gosia: Thank you. Spring is definitely here now. And lovely.

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  6. I always sigh with a certain sense of release when I see your pictures. They are peaceful - and oddly empty of other pedestrians - maybe by design only, but it seems like you have the gorgeous views all to yourself. The older pathways and the birds are my favs, as is the Buddha on the roof. :) Thank you for sharing so much with us!

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    1. River Fairchild: It was early, and I didn't see any other walkers until I was close to town (other than the Out of the Shadows walkers of course). I do however exclude people from my photos most of the time. The Buddha on the roof was a bonus, and I really enjoyed it.

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  7. Buddha and balcony Angels! I so enjoy yourself 😘

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    1. Cloudia: The little things are HUGE in my world.

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  8. I love the Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots, beautiful.

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  9. I thoroughly enjoyed your walk home. Such amazing birds in your life there, EC. What a great walk it was!

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    1. Marie Smith: It was a pleasant walk, and the birds (as they always are) were a wonderful bonus.

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  10. Congratulations not only for tackling the walk, but conquering it, EC. I couldn't do it, that is for sure, not these days, with my annoying hips.

    A lovely array of photos....thanks for sharing, once again.

    I hope the coming week treats you well in every way. Cuddles to Jazz. :)

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    1. Lee: Thank you. I don't know how much longer I will manage walks of this calibre either - but am grateful that with some effort and pain I still can. Jazz is being difficult again this morning but I will give him a cuddle later. I hope you and your overlords have a wonderful fire free week.

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  11. I agree with Marie. I thoroughly enjoyed your walk and I'm delighted you shared it with us. Such beauty around us when we just take a moment to see it. Lovely welcome as well. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Mason Canyon: Many thanks. I am a beauty addict and find is everywhere.

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  12. Such beautiful flowers and birds. It's a good incentive for a long walk. Here, it's getting colder and the blossoms are stating to get tired looking and we are already seeing some tree tip changing color.

    Good for you for getting your 10000 step in the morning. I hope that you feel better as your body gets used to the new meds.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Julia: My incentive was time away from people but the rewards through the birds and the blooms were wonderful. Really, really wonderful.

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  13. I love the picture (second in the list) of the Chaenomeles japonica. Don't recall ever seeing one that shade of pink.

    Sorry about your avian vandals.I am very,very glad we see only a few around here.

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    1. dinahmow: I don't recall seeing one in that shade either, which is what caught my eye. Red or white are much more common. I am email less this morning but will contact you when our ISP relents.

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  14. Beautiful flowers and birds. Great pictures.

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  15. 10,000 steps in just a few hours! Wow. I think you've taken some really good photos of the Manchurian Pears in the past. The designer of the first house you show certainly liked symmetry.

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    1. Andrew: Making 10,000 steps in a day is not a given - and certainly not before 8 o'clock. The older homes almost always are symmetrical. A trend which is no longer being followed quite so religiously.

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  16. You are doing well with all those steps, lovely area to wander around in.
    Merle.........

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    1. Merlesworld: It is a part of town that I don't often visit, and I do like wandering in the older suburbs.

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  17. A wonderful morning walk, and morning's work.

    My selections will be over here when it posts.

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    1. messymimi: thank you. I will be over to see your Sunday Selections a little later.

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  18. That was a great walk - thank you for showing us what your observant eye found. I love the delicate blossoms most of all, but everything is interesting. Your magpies seem to have more white than ours, if that chap(?) is representative of them all.
    I really enjoy my walks and have been missing them, as has Manu. We have had a lot of dreadful weather, with very strong winds and heaps of rain - and when it is occasionally fine, I'm not allowed out in the sun until my skin has healed...

    I hope that your new medication is settling down, and that Jazz will improve as time goes on.

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    1. Alexia: The magpie is pretty representative. How interesting that yours have less white. I am sorry that you and Manu are still walkless. Very sorry.
      The new medication is taking its time. I have now been on it for nearly three months and still feel unwell.
      Jazz got a good report from the vet on Friday (yay) but we are still on a roller coaster.

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  19. A lovely walk. 10,000 (I went back and added the comma!) steps seem a miracle to me. I wonder if I make 1,000.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: Thank you for adding the comma. It seems like a bit of a miracle to me too. We are off to Floriade (and probably Tulip Tops) next week so we will see just how far I manage. And how much I pay for it.

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  20. How I love the brilliant colors in your photos. My neighborhood might as well be seen in an old black-and-white movie because it is so colorless. Sometimes I want to paint my house bright pink or a lovely lavender just to see something different.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Janie Junebug: Spring and autumn are our colourful times of year. And I welcome it. Mind you, I would also welcome pink or lavender houses for year round colour.

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    2. The houses in Berkeley, California, look like Easter eggs. We need more color in the world.

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    3. Janie Junebug: Lots of the houses in some areas of Bueonos Aires, and the Falklands were brightly coloured. They made me smile. A lot.

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  21. Great walk! That hotel must have made quite a grand home back in the day. I rather like the church building and could easily see it in its former life as a house!

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    1. Bea: It is a very low key church and I assume it must have been a house in an earlier incarnation. And yes, that hotel would have been a very grand house if I am correct.

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  22. Buddhas have a fear of heights, they don't like roofs (or is it rooves?)

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    1. Powdered Toast Man: That was obviously a very brave Buddha because he looked very comfortable.

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  23. The angels crowded out on the balcony made me smile. It's almost like they were put there for a time out :)

    You saw a lot on your walk. And got your exercise for the day. I'm sorry to hear your stomach is still rebelling at the medication. Nausea is my least favourite symptom, bar none.

    I'm glad Jazz got a good report at the vet; now he must just buckle down and eat! And yes, I know how fruitless it is to tell him :)

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    1. jenny_o: I thought that about the angels - and wonder just what an angel has to do (or not do) for time out to be required.
      Jazz was saying that food was nasty this morning but has since relented and eaten well. In addition he has attacked me (purring loudly). Never did I think I would be glad to be made bleed.
      And yes, nausea is nasty. Very nasty.

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  24. That was a lovely walk you took us on. I love the old house with green trim and the one just glimpsed through a garden with wandering paths, The red brick house is crying out for some shady trees I think.
    I'm sorry to hear of your nausea, it's one of the worst feelings.
    I doubt very much that I'd ever get 10000 steps in a single day or even a month at this pollen filled time of year when I lock myself inside as much as possible.

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    1. River: I particularly like the garden with the wandering paths and ensure that my route takes me past it each year. I suspect the red brick house is due for a remodel which is probably why it has no trees at the moment.

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  25. I see all 5 of the neighbor's cats in our yard. They tend to keep the birds looking elsewhere. One of the cats seems to like to bathe in one of our birdbaths!

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    1. Bill: The cat(s) and the birds co-exist here. When he is healthy Jazz goes out for a short time in the morning, and walks past the birds congregating for their morning feed. When we had visiting cats who were more interested in the birds I employed the pump action water pistol I use on the vandal birds. It worked on them, just as it does on the cockatoos.

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  26. Hi EC - lovely shots ... and brave of you to keep walking - but good to see you safely home ... even if greeted with a dressing gown! Love the Rosellas ... yet if the birds eat beautiful anemones I, too, would be distressed. The green window painted home looks very English ... but delightful to see the tour and the Spring burgeoning ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary Melton-Butcher: I don't mind nearly as much when the birds eat the flowers they plunder. The vandals just shred the blooms. Which peeves me. Lots of 'old Canberra' does look English, which is not surprising given our heritage.

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  27. what a lovely walk, so much to see if we keep our eyes open, the birds are precious to see so close up, as well as all the blooming of Spring.

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    1. Linda Starr: It was a really nice walk, and there was a LOT to see (and listen to). Walking to bird song is a treat.

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  28. This has been a wonderful....wonderful...early morning walk and bus ride for me and I enjoyed it so very much. Thank you for taking me along. xo

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  29. A good walk can surely help clear the head. You have the best birds and flowers around. The angels on the balcony are cute. :)

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    1. mail4rosey: An unhurried walk was just what I needed, and the balcony angels were a bonus.

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  30. Well done you with the walking, so sorry to hear that you struggle with the uphillness, a lovely word, one I could use in my children's books 🤗 The mimosa brought back happy memories for me. And I enjoyed seeing all that you saw on your walk 🌹

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    1. lostinimaginaryworlds: Thank you. We do love our mimosa (which we know as wattle) and it is blooming across my city (and country) at the moment.

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  31. Very nice walk. I love those birds.

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  32. Such a variety of sights on your walk. You can definitely see spring coming.

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    1. Alex J. Cavanaugh: Spring has arrived I think. And we have not one but two flower festivals to go to in the coming weeks - woo hoo.

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  33. Dearest Sue, I am so sorry your medication is still giving you grief. It is awful, isn't it...when you have to take it, but it brings as many problems as it solves?
    Sending you comforting hugs ❤❤❤
    Oh thank you so much for these gorgeous photos of your latest walk. I have never seen such beautiful birds before.😊😊
    I love seeing the signs of the approach of spring there...almost makes me forget that we are hurtling into autumn! The nights are bringing a distinct chill now...🙁

    Have a wonderful day!

    All my love and (more) hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. Ygraine: The nausea is a blight, and particularly because it is attached to 'an act of faith' medication which is supposed to reduce the number and severity of relapses so I don't see the benefits.
      I hope your autumn is gentle and beautiful.
      Hugs. Today and every day.

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  34. Hi:) Hope the walk, although tiring, helped with the meds and that you're feeling up to scratch today.

    I love the balcony angels picture!! What's the story behind that, I wonder. (Have they been bold and were sent outside for a "time-out" :)

    And are there more inside the home??? :)

    Wishing you a healthy, relaxing week!

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    1. Mark Koopmans: They look like very small flats and I wonder whether they were outside because there simply isn't room inside. Mind you, you are the second to raise the 'time-out' concept and my imagination has been fired up wondering what an angel (let alone two angels) did which sent them to coventry.

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  35. Some of these pictures look like they belong in a fairytale.
    I'm so sorry to hear you are still having stomach issues.
    Hugs,

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    1. Sandra Cox: Early morning light often reminds me of fairy tales. The nausea is a nuisance, but most manageable.

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    2. Indeed:)
      I'm glad it's manageable. You've probably already tried mint.

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    3. Sandra Cox: Mint, lemon, ginger. None are reliably effective.

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    4. Dang. Will your doctor give you anything for the nausea?

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    5. Sandra: Reluctantly he has, and I use if (sparingly) when the nausea is particularly vile.

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  36. I;m sorry to hear that your new medication is making you feel bad. You did get some great pictures though.

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  37. Dear EC
    Thank you for taking us along - you found some beautiful things to focus on. Sorry to hear that you are not feeling so well and I hope things improve for you.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Ellie Foster: Thank you. In my usual minimalist way I took lots (and lots) of photos. And thoroughly enjoyed my walk.

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  38. That was a wonderful walk in the early springtime. I love it all, the flowers and the birds and especially the final picture of the hand fed parrots. :-)

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    1. DJan: The birds are remarkably insistent when they think it is breakfast time (or any meal time really). It is a privilege to be allowed to provide them with easy sustenance.

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  39. I love the rosellas and the king parrots and wish I had some colorful birds in my garden, even if they attack my flowers. I like those walks with you, they offer a glimpse into the life on your side of the world. Recently I watched a documentary about wildlife in Australia, most of the animals I didn't know (except for the kangaroo, of course, and they didn't mention koalas and wombats), but their survival techniques were fascinating.

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    1. Carola Bartz: We often see at least eight or nine different native birds in the garden over the course of a day, and revel at them. Most share the bounty rather better than the cockatoos, though pecking order isn't an empty phrase.
      Australia has some amazing native wildlife, too much of which is under threat.

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  40. I think my favourite is three. I love the pathways, Sorry to hear about your meds but 10,000 steps is absolutely marvellous. I can only do max about 2000 these days but I pay for it.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. Wisewebwoman: I love that garden and look for it each year when I make this walk. Believe me, my usual step tally is much, much smaller than it was that day (and I did pay for it).

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  41. Quite a journey today. Such amazing flowers.

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    1. Susan Kane: There was a lot of walking that day - and a lot of beauty too.

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  42. I like the run down cottage. It does have charm, that draws me to like it and think about it as a home. The King Parrots are so colorful I love them.

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    1. Strayer: It has the look of a lovely home doesn't it? I hope that next time I see it some love (and paint) have been applied. The King Parrots are lovely - and have nice natures too (mostly, one of them is a biter).

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  43. What a beautiful place you live in!

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    1. Uglemor: Thank you. We live in a beautiful world don't we?

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  44. I would have decided on the walk too :) Love your photos of the Eastern and the Crimson Rosellas, that magpie was it and the King Parrots? Thanks to you I am getting a good education on identifying Australian birds. Very interesting photos on your walk, from the house to the angels on the balcony, the Buddha on the roof, and the hotels, and all the flowers you’ve shared. I agree on the old house, it still has its charm and I like the green paintwork very much. Thank you for all these wonderful sights. Wishing you a great week and hoping it doesn’t take too long for your meds to get sorted out and that you’ll start feeling better.

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    1. DeniseinVA: It was very sensible to have added to my walk, but I am very glad I did (and paid the price for it willingly). You are getting good with your indentification of our birds as I am with (some) birds from your area. I am glad you enjoyed walking with me.

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  45. The balcony angels are such a beautiful surprise during the walk! And the parrots are so fun to watch ☺

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    1. natalia20041989: Thank you. I was surprised to see the angels too, and always love our birds.

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  46. That was a very interesting walk. I hope there was a cuppa tea waiting for you when you finally got home. I like the birds, and the balcony angels, and the gardens amd the buddha. I have a step counter but I never remember to take it with me. But It won't make me walk any further if I have it!
    BTW I read Boy Swallows Universe too, I absolutely loved that book.

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    1. Shammickite: My step counter is attached to my phone (which means it isn't in regular use). There was indeed a cuppa waiting for me (and very welcome it was). Boy Swallowed Universe was a very different Australian novel and I devoured it. I will be interested to see what he comes up with next.

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  47. The birds in their bright really stand out. I wonder do pairs make lifelong commitments to each other and have a better life?

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    1. Spacer Guy: Some birds DO make a lifelong commitment. I hope that it gives them a better life. I really hope it. A bird's life is not an easy one.

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  48. Love these especially the charming house and the birds!

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    1. e: Thank you. It was a varied, and delightful walk in the early morning tranquility.

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  49. Dear EC, I'd sure like to have you for a walking partner. I'm having a hard time getting started again. You'd get me started and keep me going and show me all the beauty of the neighborhood. Peace.

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    1. Dee: What a lovely thing to say. Most of my walks are ambles, but I will very happily point out things I find beautiful. You may or may not agree with my assessment.

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    2. Dear EC, given that I've taken virtual walks with you now for several years as we've blogged, I'm quite sure I'd agree with your assessments. Peace.

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    3. Dee: Thank you. I am also certain that you would point out beauties I had missed.

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  50. Thank you for the walk. Love the colorful flowers and those wonderful parrots at the end. Hope you have a wonderful new week.

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    1. RasmaSandra: Glad you enjoyed it. I hope your week is bright and filled with colour.

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  51. What a wonderful collection of pictures. I especially love that comfortable looking red house!

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    1. Jacqui Murray: Thank you. More modern homes are sneaking into these suburbs but I much prefer the older ones.

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  52. What a lovely house and gardens! And those birds are a delight.

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    1. Lady Fi: They are a delight. And are here as I type.

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  53. The Rosellas take my breath away.
    Hope today is a maximum wellness day for you and Jazzman.
    I got a kick out of your responses at my blog:)
    YOU have a great one.

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    1. Sandra Cox: We are now able to hand feed a crimson rosella and feel very, very privileged. Jazz had a variable day yesterday but has been out and had a healthy breakfast this morning. Yay.

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  54. Wish we could walk together. The flowers are so pretty and the birds so colorful. YOu saw some interesting things on your walk. I, like you think it's a good way to clear the mind.

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    1. Sandy: It is a most excellent way to process things/clear my mind I find - and the eye candy along the way is a welcome bonus.

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  55. 'Uphillness' is what you ARE. I must use this word with poetic license sometime. Thank you so much for taking us along on your walk. Also, you validate for me how I often feel - peopled out. I too enjoy my own company after socializing or participating in some community activity.
    Will it embarrass or annoy you if I tell you I think you're amazing? Hope not.

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    1. Myrna R.: I not only enjoy my own company I frequently NEED it. And take it. I am uphillness? Hard work? Rewarding despite the pain? Good to get over?
      And thank you. I find compliments difficult but bloggers have taught me some manners. Thank you very much.

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  56. "Peopled out." Happens to me all the time - glad you gave me a phrase for it! Thanks for the walk, and for the really important volunteer work you do.

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    1. Dawn@Lighten Up!: I am frequently all peopled out, and am glad to know I am not alone. Some of us are totally exhausting to be anywhere near.

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  57. I love that third picture. It's magical.

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    1. Sandra Cox: Isn't it a beautiful garden? An oasis of peace and beauty.

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  58. You always get such wonderful bird photos! Who is the handsome tuxedo-clad avian fellow?

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    1. Diane Henders: The black and white beauty is a magpie. The males are not popular at this time of year because they swoop (with clattering beaks) people who are too close to their nests. I love them and their song is incredibly beautiful.

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    2. Good grief, even the magpies are dangerous in your neck of the woods! Here we have black-billed magpies, which are big noisy birds that tend to tear garbage bags apart on garbage day and hijack the nests of smaller birds, but at least they don't attack humans. And they're quite attractive - the photos don't do them justice since their pinion and tail feather have gorgeous blue-green iridescence when the light catches them. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-billed_Magpie/overview

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    3. Diane Henders: A talented blogger I follow has showed me photos of that iridescent beauty. It really is incredible. And what were those responsible for the names thinking. Our magpies are different to yours, and both are different to the European magpies.
      Our magpies (and only the males) attack for a few short weeks in Spring. For much of the year they are cheeky charmers - and I do love their song which I linked to the the response to your first comment.

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  59. Good on you for taking that walk! And I agree that the church looks more like a domestic building. Perhaps it was converted?

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    1. John Wiswell: I am pretty certain that the church WAS a family home in an earlier incarnation.

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  60. I get all peopled out too, rather easily, and I totally get that you chose to walk. Love the 'pathway/road ahead' photos especially, though all are lovely.

    Isn't it interesting how human repurpose architecture?!

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    1. Nilanjana Bose: If there are a lot of people, a lot of noise, or a lot of emotion I get peopled out very quickly.
      I am fascinated by the way that architecture is repurposed, and in the examples I showed, without altering the original character much either.

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  61. Since my daughter left to go to uni and my partner is away (as usual) I'm feeling that I could do with the company of some people, which is rare. But sometimes when I spend too many days alone talking to no one I feel I'm going a little crazy.

    Lovely photos as usual!

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    1. LL Cool Joe: I hope you can find congenial company when you need it. I hear you on the going crazy front. I worry about that myself.

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  62. There is so much beauty in your walks (not including the construction sites which developers are so sure we need more of). You are in Spring now? Everything is in bloom and your birds are as colorful as you flowers. I chuckled when you mentioned your dressing gown clad partner ... a common site at my house as well. I do remember when he was struggling with serious health problems ... hope all of that is in the past and he has recovered fully. You are such a loyal follower. I do appreciate and look forward to hearing from you each week. I am not so good at keeping up as I am neck deep in caring for my Granddaughter while her parents are working long hours. I love it, but I miss some of my free time too :) Be well, EC ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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    1. Andrea @ From The Sol: It is most definitely spring here now. Himself is mostly better, but not as better as he thinks he is (if that makes sense). We live in different time zones and I am usually up a good four or five hours (and sometimes more) before him. I am glad that you are enjoying your Grandma duties, but can understand wanting a bit more 'me time' too.

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  63. That house is indeed charming.
    Hope you and Jazz are having a good one.

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    1. Sandra: I do hope that house is restored rather than demolished... Jazz is alert and happy this morning - which is wonderful.

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  64. awesome article..
    thank for your sharing

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  65. I always enjoy walking with you EC, you see things I would miss

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    1. Kim: I would love to walk with you - and have yet more birds identified.

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  66. I'll walk with you any day! You might have to slow down for me a bit, though... :)

    It's always fun to dawdle a bit, and to see the world through your eyes. Oh, and I had a huge rosemary bush for years, but it never bloomed... I didn't even know they were supposed to bloom...

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    1. Susan: I doubt I would have to slow down for you (the opposite might be true). Rosemary blooms beautifully - except when it turns up its toes as too many have done in our garden.

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  67. Oh the sights you'll see if you'll walk alone with me :) You and I are very much alike. I get peopled out too sometimes and really enjoy those moments alone to process what I've heard, seen, or felt. Your walk was worth it. you caught some great sights!

    Elsie

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    1. Elsie Amata: I am often peopled out and a walk outside is one of the best recovery zones I know. It doesn't have to be far, and certainly isn't fast, but oh, so healing.

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  68. I probably could see a lot of new to me scenery if I got out and walked too, EC, but I definitely need to do better with upping my steps.(lol) I sure love the scenery pics you've shared, and hate that your medication is prone to making you not feel well. I can relate because I've now been struggling with this dang cold for going on 5 months now. Ugh!(lol) Sending some healing hugs out your way. RO

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    1. RO: Believe me, I don't often reach the 10,000 step goal. The Out of The Shadows walk, followed by my peopled out walk was the exception rather than the rule. I am so sorry to hear that you have been wrestling a cold for so long - they make a person feel truly miserable don't they?

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  69. That last picture puts a smile on my face.
    Have a weekend swirling with color and sparkle.
    Hope you and Jazz are well.
    Hugs

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    1. Sandra Cox: It is early (not long since dawn) and the birds are already lining up for breakfast.
      Jazz has had a few good days, and is asleep beside me. I hope your weekend is going better than well.

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  70. I love the little journeys you go on and show us! Love your birds so much! Those angels are so special! You always capture great photos! Please take care of you!! Big Hugs!

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    1. Magic Low Crow: Many, many thanks. I do worry that I am boring people. Hugs to you too - today and every day.

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  71. Wow- your walk was filled with so many sights. Love seeing the flowers and the Buddha! I think you had the perfect greeting when you got home. Always love to be greeted by birds and loved ones. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. DMS ~Jess: The cup of tea which followed my arrival home was very welcome too. I really enjoyed my walk through the suburbs, and was amazed at how much there was to see - and enjoy.

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  72. So sorry to read that your new medication is making you feel unwell … hoping things will improve for you.

    I did enjoy the photographs from your walk, those balcony angels are wonderful :)

    All the best Jan

    PS Hope Jazz is doing ok

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    1. Lowcarb team member ~Jan: The balcony angels were a totally unexpected treat.
      Thank you for your good wishes for Jazz and me. Jazz is (mostly) doing better at the moment, which is lovely.

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