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 for several weeks to come) my theme is beauty. Like most people we are mostly at home at the moment. I know the world is a scary place right now, but the beauty remains and that is where I am choosing to focus.
Mostly on beauty close to home. I always enjoy dawn and dusk (and skyscrapes more generally). I am revelling in them now. These were taken just after first light across a number of days. I am constantly blown away by how quickly they change.
And then to the birds. Many of you have heard me complain about the sulphur crested vandals. They have been joined by the corellas and are shredding a neighbour's tree. The ground is festooned with branches and leaves plucked and dropped. Sometimes there are up to thirty of them in the tree and once, shrieking and destroying. I hope the tree can recover.
And now a few shots of them in less destructive mode.
First a sulphur crested cockatoo - and we have been gifted with not one but two of those sunny crest feathers this week.
And then a long beaked corella. This one has honoured us, and will now eat from a seed bucket we hold in our hands.
In our dreadful fires this summer we lost many of our native birds and animals. Despite the dreadful noise they make I am overjoyed to say that several visiting corellas have young birds with them. Birds who whinge and complain incessantly until they are fed.
This bird with his beak open was in full voice. And went on and on and on and on. And on and on. I was pleased to see it being fed. Which shut it up for nearly thirty seconds.
We spend a LOT of time each day watching the birds, feeding the birds, cleaning up after the birds. Time well spent.
We had a small outing yesterday and went down the lake for a kangaroo fix. And found them. A 'fix' post will follow but I leave you with this youngster I photographed in 2013 who melted my heart, then and now.
Stay safe and stay well.