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. Not so much this week. I have been feeling a bit ground down and haven't done much. However at the end of this month and early next there are some treats in store - Enlighten AND the balloon festival. In my usual far from minimalist way there will be oodles of photos. This week is going to be a bit same old, same old (and I apologise).
We have had some rain. Not a lot of rain, but very welcome. Some areas have had buckets and floods. We have had much less. The fires nearest to us are not out, but are finally under control. I suspect that control is precarious because the water-bombing planes are still out in force.
However, there have been clear dawns. Blissfully clear, smoke free dawns.
It has been a long and hot summer (which is not over yet) and the garden has suffered.
The dandelions haven't though.
Other things are also hanging in.
I really like this hoya, as do the ants. It tried hard to bloom when we had a string of 40C plus days but the petals fell off and the blooms died. It was lovely to see it trying again.
The tuberous begonias are putting in a valiant effort too.
Some of you may want to skip over the next photo. I was fascinated by the intricate web this very small spider created.
Finishing with some birdie joy.
I hope the week ahead treats you all kindly.
Postscript: After predicting rain all week long, the predictions finally came true late yesterday and we had some absolutely blissful rain. And a goodly amount. We had just over 56.6 mm (2.2 inches).