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, like most of the world, I have been largely confined to home. That is where most of my photos come from too - with a brief divergence down to the lake to admire (old) kangaroo photos.
Starting with kangaroos. I took these photos in 2012.
This first poor mama has a VERY full pouch. Looking at the size of it I think it is time that the pouch potato was evicted.
This next kangaroo (which may or may not be the same as the first) is being very patient while her big baby has a drink. At that size he is more than capable of feeding himself, but obviously felt the need for the comforts of home.
Then to our garden.
I took this photo of the red rose bud not long after first light and loved the way the colour of the rose is echoed by the light on the hills behind it.
Another, rich, red, heavily scented rose - also taken just after first light.
I *think* that this incredibly delicate (and fragile) funghi is Coprinus plicatilis which is also known as Japanese parasol or Japanese Umbrella mushroom - and I can see where it got the name. It is a tiny thing, and lasted only a few hours.
I really like this emerging dahlia with its burgundy stripes and splashes on a cream background.
We have only just entered Autumn but the anenomes are already starting to poke through the ground in a number of beds. I hope they survive the winter.
The Christmas cactus is similarly confused.
And then to some of the tuberous begonias which live on our front veranda. I thoroughly enjoy both the foliage and the blooms and the birds (mostly) leave them alone.
I am going to finish this post with visiting birds too.
Starting with corellas. As you can see this youngster is very nearly as big as its parent. Which doesn't stop it demanding to be fed. Noisily demanding to be fed.
These next three photos of the youngster in full voice were taken looking outside from our loungeroom window. It drowned out the television and we missed an incoming phone call when it was in full screech too.
Then to the rainbow lorikeets. Who knew that purple, green, orange and yellow could look so good together. I really liked the second photo of it playing 'peek-a-boo' with me. That piece on its beak comes from the green apple (it has to be green) that we hang for them and some of the other birds.
This female king parrot was wondering whether she dared land on my hand for some seed. She did, but one handed I simply couldn't take her photo.
The sky was been a joy too, but with so many photos already it can wait for another time.
Stay well, and stay safe.