Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

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Sunday, 19 April 2020

Sunday Selections #477




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 am still at home. I can get into the garden, and I can go for walks in the neighbourhood.  And I do.


I first heard of the 'Teddy bear Hunt' on line.  People are encouraged to put bears in their windows to brighten the days of children who are limited by the lockdown protocols.   My inner child is alive and well so I had to hunt in my own street.





 There is limited pickings in my street - and most of the 'bears' seem to be dogs.  So I wondered what I could put up.
My bears have left the building leaving me only 'pink puppy' who is small and can no longer stand up.



Why 'pink' puppy I hear you ask?  I chose pink puppy myself, before I was two.  My parents lined up a selection of stuffed toys and let me take my pick.  I chose pink puppy - who wasn't either of my parents first choice.  They shuffled the toys and let me choose again.  And repeated the process.  When I still chose pink puppy he came home with us.  And went everywhere with me for a number of years.  Everywhere included a hospital trip.  When I was vilely sick on him (coming round from an anaesthetic) the nurses sterilised him and his colour faded.  He was still much loved and has lived in every house I have.

Teddy bear pickings are fairly limited in my street so far, so I will continue the hunt.

And of course I have been revelling in the sky.  In all her moods.











The garden has claimed a lot of my time too (and will get even more this week since as I was preparing this post 500 mixed daffodil and jonquil bulbs were delivered).






As you can see from the last photograph, autumn is here.  In the next little while I will wander around and take photos of the aboreal fireworks on display.

Stay safe, stay well.

142 comments:

  1. Greetings, EC! We love all these images. The sky, especially, is my favorite as her mood swings from darkish to colorful to brightness.

    We swear we could smell you lovely flowers. Looking forward to more.

    All is good here in Florida and Gini and I hope you are safe and well.

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    1. Wally Jones: Thank you. I am not going to admit just how many photos of the sky I take - but do love it.
      I am glad that you and Gini are safe. Keep it up.

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  2. All is good here in Washington State, too. I love that beautiful rosebud! Here people are putting hearts in their windows to cheer us all up. And I echo your final admonition: stay safe, stay well. :-)

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    1. DJan: The pandemic is showing a lovely community spirit in so many places. Something I hope we retain when the virus is conquered.

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  3. Nature is so inspiring, great captures:)

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  4. It's so good to see your skies wiht only clouds again. We too have bear hunts, I could only find a stuffed owl to put in my window ;) Wonderful flowers and colours. Stay safe.

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    1. Charlotte (MotheOwl): Thank you. Our windows are difficult to see from the street (the garden hides them), so for the moment I haven't added anything extra.
      I hope that you too can stay safe, and that your illness is not getting any worse. Hugs.

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  5. Maybe you could secure your puppy in a window as if he had suction cups on his feet?

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    1. Alex J. Cavanaugh: I suppose I could - though if I did his much loved tummy would be all that people would see. I am not going to though - pink puppy is perfect in his loved to death state and needs no additions.

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  6. Love the bear hunt photos; I think any stuffed animals would do the trick. I've been trying to decide whether to put anything in the windows. Here they would be ruined by the sun as the front of our house faces south. I shouldn't be such a miserable old git, as John Gray would say :)

    I loved the story of your pink puppy too. I'm glad your parents allowed you your first choice. It's quite moving that you still have him.

    Your garden photos are soothing, as always. Getting those bulbs in the ground will keep you busy for a little while :) And looking forward to your autumn colours.

    Hope you have a good week, dear friend.

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    1. jenny_o: Our windows are largely obscured by the garden. Selfishly I am not going to put anything (more) in them but I will continue the teddy bear hunt.
      Stay well, stay safe. Always.

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  7. It's a lovely idea, but would be useless here at my little abode. No one would see anything I put up...plus Remy and Shama wouldn't think too kindly about having to share their couple of window sills with a stuffed teddy or the like! Teddy would come off second best! :)

    The rose in blooming is blooming beautiful!

    Have yourself a safe, healthy and happy week, EC....take good care. Cuddles to Jazz from me and my two rascals. :)

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    1. Lee: It is a lovely idea isn't it? I won't as I have said in other comments put anything new in the window.
      I hope that you and your furry overlords have a wonderful week.

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  8. You are amazing for keeping that pink puppy for so long. And that yellow tree resembles the golden shower trees here in Hawaii.

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    1. gigi-hawaii: Pink puppy was a huge part of my childhood. Oh the stories he could tell...
      I would love to see your Golden Shower trees.

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  9. Beautiful skies... We are just coming out of hibernation and the bulbs are starting to peek from the cold wet ground and you are planting for next year.
    500 bulbs will give an amazing display.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Julia: Bulbs are peeking out of the ground here too. Already. I do hope that the bulbs do give an amazing display - and that the cockatoos allow them to bloom this year.

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  10. Gorgeous! and I love pink puppy. Is there any way you might prop him up? Be well.

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    1. e: Thank you. Sadly I don't think pink puppy is propable. It is very obvious that I often carried him by the neck and/or squeezed his tummy.
      I hope you too continue to be safe and well.

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  11. I like your snaps of the sky. The Teddy Bear Hunt sounds like such a good thing to do. I just might prop Mr. Merriweather in my front window.

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    1. The Liberty Belle: Welcome. I think that the Teddy Bear Hunt was an inspired idea (and have already found another one). I hope you will show us Mr. Merriweather (a much posher name than Pink Puppy).

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  12. lovely photos as usual especially the skies, no bears here since we live in the country with very few homes; I cannot imagine planting 500 bulbs, one too much work, two, too rocky soil.

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    1. Linda Starr: You are right - it is hard work. I must be mad. Our soil was woeful when we got here, but I have been working to improve it for many years.

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  13. Teddies in windows are a much safer idea than balloon animals scattered in trees.
    I'm sure if Red Bear were still with me he'd be up for this lark.Very keen on larks, was Red Bear.He once padlocked himself to the wood shed so no one could see what I was making in there...

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    1. dinahmow: I love Red Bear's story. I am sure he was an excellent sentry.

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  14. Sweet puppy! 😊 My almost 50 year old Poohbear and Ruffy (also a puppy) are waving from the window at him.

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    1. Sandi: Pink Puppy is happy to wave to Poorbear and Ruffy (even if they are youngsters).

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  15. Thank you for the weekly dose of beauty. It is always welcome, now more so than ever. Gorgeous skies and flowers everywhere in your corner of the world.
    I really enjoyed hearing about the origins of pink puppy. :) I have two bears - only about 20 years old - but I insist on giving them a spot on my bed, believing you're never too old for stuffed animals. Hugs to you, scritches to Jazz, and stay safe.

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    1. River Fairchild: As you know I am a beauty addict - and happy to share. Of course we are never too old for stuffed animals. They are excellent secret keepers too. Jazz is very grumpy this morning so I will give him a scritch later. Hugs to you. Always.

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  16. Is that venus? I do get my hemispheres mixed up. The "teddy bear" display you found is sweet. And, I had a doll sterilized once in the hospital. She was a brown baby who turned pink.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: That was a sliver of a moon in the early morning sky. I like hearing that your doll changed colour just as pink puppy did.

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  17. We have teddy bears in the windows here, too. Nearly every house I walk past on my daily outings has at least one bear in a window. The only bear left living in our house is one which goes on a hand, and was so intensely loved by both our children that he is very tatty indeed, and completely unable to stand up. So a dog and a morepork (native owl) inhabit our window.
    The rose and the bud are so lovely, EC - and thank you as always for the sky photos.
    Hope you and yours stay well and safe.

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    1. Alexia: Our teddy bears are rare here (or in my street anyway). On my allowable exercise walks I will have to investigate further. I hear you on the 'loved to death' and am tickled that your bear too still has a home. I like the idea of a dog and a morepork beaming out from your windows.
      You too stay well and safe.

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  18. Love your sky over there, flowers are pretty.
    The soft toys look good in the window, I don't have any to put in my window but plenty of people are doing it here too.
    Also we have been asked to turn a light on outside and or light a candle inside at 8pm for all the essential workers, including cleaners and farmers who grow the food we eat.

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    1. Margaret D: I had heard about the candle in the window - but it is cooling down rapidly here and I haven't gone out to check. We have an outside light on. The essential workers certainly deserve recognition. Including those struggling at Centrelink under impossible numbers.

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  19. I love the cloudy sky where one of the clouds looks lie a giant smoke ring. The roses are lovely. I like your pink puppy, he's very cute. I've seen a few teddies in windows, but hesitate to take photos in case the home owner chases me away for invading privacy. one house I walk past daily has a giant teddy about a metre tall perched on the front porch.

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    1. River: I always look at clouds to see what I see in them - and am glad others do too. The owner of the teddy/dogs was out the front so I asked if I could take the photo. I would worry a bit about a giant teddy outside.

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  20. I haven't thought to look for bears. They are nice sunrise photos. Is that a golden ash in the last photo?

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    1. Andrew: I wonder whether the inner city has many bears. If you see any I hope you will photograph them. I 'think' it is a golden ash. There is a row of claret ashes not far away, but last time I looked they were yet to get their full autumnal glory.

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  21. I love pink puppy. I hadn’t heard of the bear hunt before but apparently it is everywhere. I saw a big teddy bear tied on top of a mailbox near my house yesterday. I wondered what it meant. Love your garden photos. Stay safe.

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    1. Mason Canyon: I am really loving the community spirit and kindness which is emerging - and hope it continues. I hope you and yours are also safe and well.

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  22. I like the second one the best--- all are good to see. And I love the cats, below.

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    1. Bill: Thank you. The cats are Jazz and Jewel. Jewel is sadly gone (but missed). Jazz is psychotic, difficult, much loved and still with us. As the wounds on my arms and legs attest.

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  23. Hi EC - love all the photos ... and yes I remember the Teddy Bear thing for the kids ... a great idea for those living in close knit street towns ... I haven't obviously seen any here - lots of rainbows in windows. Pink puppy is special ... I have nothing of that period of my youth ... memories of a black cat, and her son - black and white. Take care and don't work too hard planting all those bulbs ... makes me tired thinking about it!! All the best - Hilary

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    1. Hilary Melton-Butcher: I was a bit surprised not to see more Teddy Bears, and will (if gardening permits) walk a little further in my search.
      Pink puppy is indeed special. Still.

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  24. Beautiful skyscapes, and the garden, lovely dubblely.

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    1. Bob Bushell: Thank you. Both, as you know, are obsessions of mine.

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  25. I'm glad you got out to see the teddy bears. I love your story of your pink puppy too. I love the autumn colours and look forward to seeing more. Take care.

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    1. Rosie: I am hoping that since we had a little rain at the right time we are going to have a spectacular autumn. If we do, I will most definitely post a LOT more.

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  26. Dear EC
    Nature is a constant inspiration with those beautiful colours. I enjoyed hearing about (and seeing) Pink Puppy. What a nice idea about the Teddy Bears.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Ellie Foster: Nature is indeed a constant inspiration. I am so very grateful for the solace she provides. Isn't the Teddy Bear hunt a lovely idea?

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  27. This teddy bear display is not something I have heard of here, but perhaps it occurs unknown to me. I will be sure to go for a walk along the street and gawk at people's windows. There are a few families on the street with young children so I may get a pleasant surprise. I don't have teddies but I do have stuffed birds left over from when the grandchildren were young, and I think that would be an acceptable substitute. Maybe we could all join forces and have a menagerie!

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    1. David M. Gascoigne: Why am I not surprised that there are stuffed birds resident in your home. What type? MotherOwl has an owl - which is now resident in her window. And yes, I do love the idea of a menagerie in windows across the world.

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  28. Very cute idea! You take such beautiful pictures if the sky

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    1. Natalia: Thank you. It is shortly before dawn here, and I am waiting to see what the skyscapes look like this morning.

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  29. Glorious colours.

    Great pink puppy story! Here we’ve had two stuffies in our windows for weeks, suggested by our grandkids. They thoroughly enjoyed seeing the stuffies in the windows. It is definitely a thing here too.

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    1. Marie Smith: Stuffies is a term I had never heard before I found the blogosphere (despite the orstrayan habbit of adding ie to words). I am unsurprised that your window features them. What type? A big hooray for the kindness with is also spreading with Covid 19.

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  30. I do think pink puppy should put in an appearance. Must be some way you can prop him up to look at the neighbourhood. As usual I love your sky pictures and your flower pictures. That rose is gorgeous. Your autumnal tree looks just like one down the road when it puts on it's fall colours.

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    1. Jo: Pink puppy is small and even if I could find a way to prop him up I doubt that he could be seen from the road. I hope that rose is now open, and am looking forward to more autumnal magic.

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  31. They did the Bear in the Window here too in several communities. The kids loved it.
    R

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  32. What a fabulous idea!
    You have me climbing up into the attic in search of my Teddy Bear...
    there, he is now in pride of place in my window!😊😊
    I love your sky photos too, and those wonderful flowers. All so beautifully uplifting!
    Thank you so much 😊😊

    Stay safe, my friend.

    All my love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. Ygraine: How wonderful that your Teddy has joined the party. And hooray for nature's bounty.
      I hope that you too can stay safe. The usual oceans of caring are flowing your way - as they do every day.

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  33. The 'Teddy Bear Hunt' is also raging in the Netherlands! I also have a bear in my window.
    You enjoy the fall and I enjoy the spring! How beautiful is that?!

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    1. Ella: Welcome and thank you. I think it is truly lovely that the virus is also spreading kindness (and teddy bears).
      I so often look at the seasons on your side of the world and marvel - a big hooray to the internet for this gift.

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  34. I love your pink dog. I have a pink elephant called Woody. And the flowers bring me such joy on a cold winter blast of snow and ice here, it is dreadful outside.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. Wisewebwoman: How lovely to hear you have a pink elephant. I am sorry you are having yet another winter blast. You really have had some vicious weather this season.
      We are cool but mostly sunny here (though today is a grey exception).

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  35. You caught some beautiful sky photos! And of course the garden looks luscious. You've still got pink dog. That is amazing. There must be a lot of love-energy stored in that little stuffed animal. I find it heart warming that the 'find the teddy' movement has crossed continents.
    YOU take special care.

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    1. Sandra Cox: Isn't it wonderful that the Teddy-Bear hunt has crossed borders as easily as the virus. And of course pink puppy is stuffed to the brim with love energy. As he always was.
      Stay well, stafe safe and have a kidneystonefree life.

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  36. I enjoyed your story of Pink dog. One of my grandchildren has a blue teddy bear that we are all sure will still be around for many years. I love looking at the sky's many moods too and am so grateful for your pictures, also am glad you're already preparing your garden for next Spring. I know your pictures will be spectacular.

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    1. Myrna R.: I like to think of a blue teddy staying the distance. The summer we have just (thankfully) left behind was hard on the garden. I really, really hope that the myriad of bulbs I am planting with make for a bountiful, colourful spring.

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  37. Who doesn't like teddy bears and cuddly toys of all shapes and sizes. Lovely to read the story behind pink puppy dog.

    It's amazing the number and variety of online things there are now to keep all ages amused.

    Loved all of your photographs, especially the gorgeous sky pictures.

    Stay safe.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Lowcarb team member ~Jan: Given the workout the internet has been experiencing I suspect that IT is another essential workers category.
      And thank you.

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  38. I love that people are putting bears or other stuffed animals in their windows. I haven't seen any around where I live though. As usual beautiful pictures.

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    1. Mary Kirkland: I love it too - and hope to see it spread and outlast Covid 19.

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  39. Still seems funny/strange that as we progress towards summer, you head towards winter. Pink puppy sure doesn't look so pink anymore. That's a long time to have a stuffed animal, however. An old puppy. I don't know how old you are however. I like that rose!

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    1. Strayer: Pink puppy hasn't been pink for a very long time. Nearly sixty years is my best guess. I am now 62. The rose is a beauty isn't it?

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  40. That is a delightful thing to do for the children. I haven't seen that done around here. The local fire company did come down the street with an Easter Bunny and Spotted dog for a mini Easter parade for the kids.

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    1. Truedessa: I don't think our fire brigade did anything at Easter, but I may have missed it. I am loving just how far the Teddy Bear virus has spread. And hope it continues.

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  41. I just heard about the teddy bear hunts earlier today so I've got Pooh Bear waving to the neighbourhood now :)
    Love your pics - your garden is pure delight!!

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    1. Jemi Fraser: I love the thought of Pooh waving to the neighbours. Mind you, I always liked Eeyore and Tigger best.
      I am off to play in the garden now. I feel a little discombobulated and the garden offers solace.

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  42. No teddy bears on my street so far.... its a seniors street and I don't think they have any teddy bears.. Or any children walking along to spot them in the windows.
    I still have Bluey (a bear) who isnt very blue any more, more like grey. And Teddina (another bear) who was made by my mum when I was very little.

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    1. Shammickite: Our street is mixed. Plenty of seniors (though many are doting grandparents) and a few young families. I was quite surprised to see so few teddy's in residence. Further investigation required. I love that Bluey has had his colour loved away and of course you kept Teddina.

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  43. Such beautiful skies!

    You asked about the photos on my blog, after the old bench set photo is a tree, and the next two are close ups of the blossoms on that tree, which Mr. BA told me was called Turk's Cap. If that's not the one you were wondering about, let me know and i will try to find out.

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    1. messymimi: Many thanks. I will investigate. My plant lust is only dwarfed by my bookie lust.

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  44. I'm happy to see your activities outside the home ..., so cute your collection of dolls

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    1. Himawan Sant: Thank you. Most of the stuffed animals (with the exception of pink puppy) belong to others...

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    2. I have seen the 'red puppies' doll you chose during your childhood.

      I am amazed you have cared for it so far

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    3. Himawan Sant: I loved pink puppy then, and now.

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  45. I may have a stuffed animal or two left from when our gr-sons were here a year ago. Sad, I know.

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    1. Susan Kane: Nothing sad about it at all. Nothing, nada, zip, zilch.

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  46. That is a lovely idea of placing a teddy in windows but there are no small children in my road and I am sure you might remember I do have quite a collection of Teddies and two are enormous. You sky images are beautiful and like you I love my garden and certainly because of this isolation and good weather we have been having I have been working in it most days although also doing my early morning walks and then coming back to teach my bird class something about birds which has been very successful and appreciated but a lot more work for me. Stay safe and have a good week ahead.

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    1. Margaret Birding For Pleasure: I do remember your giant bears. Here families are walking more (and further) than usual so perhaps children WOULD see and enjoy your bears.
      And yes, the garden has been getting some much needed attention here - which will hopefully pay dividends in the future.

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  47. Normally your sky shots are enough for me, but this week I was completely charmed by your puppy hunt!

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    1. John Wiswell: What a lovely thing to say. Normally the sky is enough for me too...

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  48. Pink Puppy looks good to me, as does your garden.

    Thanks for always stopping by.

    Blue

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    1. Blue Grumpster: Thank you. I hope the dark clouds are starting to lift for you.

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  49. Me gustan especialmente los contraluces de los paisajes y las flores de ese jardín que tienes tan maravilloso.

    Vosotros en otoño y aquí en España en Primavera. Ambas estaciones, son igualmente hermosas.

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    1. miradasdesdemiobjetivo: Welcome and thank you. You are right, autumn and spring are equally beautiful, and I am very grateful that the internet lets me see both at once.

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  50. The idea of going searching for bears is fun! I love the story of your treasured stuffed animal. :) Maybe a picture of a bear could work too.

    Lovely sky views!

    Stay safe and healthy!
    ~Jess

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    1. DMS ~Jess: The bear hunt WAS fun, and I plan to do it again. I suspect a picture of a bear would work, but almost all of our windows are difficult to see from the road.
      Stay well, stay safe.

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  51. They were doing that over here (not in my neighborhood because we have no kids), but I saw a lot of them doing this on the news and the kids loved it so much. Glad you were able to add in your much loved puppy. Of course I simply adore all the lovely scenery pics and sure wish I could find a way to teleport myself to your home and remain 6 feet away with my mask of course.(lol) Lots of hugs to you EC! RO

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    1. RO: I wish I had been able to add pink puppy, but I couldn't - and he is too far to see from the road. A Tardis would be very useful wouldn't it? Hugs to you too, and stay safe and stay well.

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  52. Those teddy bears are a world wide thing I guess. We do that here, too, and I enjoy seeing all the bears and other stuffed animals in the window. We also howl at 8 pm in my neighborhood!

    Do you think with Australia getting into the colder season that the virus situation will change to the worse? People here often wonder whether getting into the warm season will help - I don't have an answer for that. Australia's numbers look so much better than ours, but then our "leadership" did ignore the threat for several weeks and lost precious time.

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    1. Carola Bartz: I love the idea of a group howl. So much. In Spain I think they bash saucepan lids...
      I really don't know what will happen here in winter, but we are certainly being urged to get our flu shots early. I suspect that if you were unlucky enough to catch Covid 19 AND the flu you would be in serious trouble. As always your country's leadership worries me - not least when he is encouraging people to break the social distancing rules before the requirements his own government set have been met. Scary times.

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  53. My middle daughter took me for a little tour of the teddies and rainbows on our way home from an appointment last week. I loved it and have put a family of teddies in my window, which realistically will only be seen by the grandies when they are able to visit and the postie if he has something to bring to the door. I loved seeing the rainbows too, a beaut sense of community and good for children and adults I think.

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    1. PS I love the story of pink puppy

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    2. Kim: I hope the grandies can visit you soon - even if they stay outside and wave to you through the glass. Are you feeling better? I have been encouraged the the tidal wave of kindness which Covid 19 has brought with it. I hope that groundswell becomes a tsunami.

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    3. Kim: Pink Puppy went everywhere with me. He was loved then, and now.

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  54. I do hope the teddies and other "stuffies" idea is being carried out round here, I haven't been out to look but I should do so. It is such a marvellous idea, for adults as well as kids. Why don't you re-colour pink puppy? He is probably not so happy being white.

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    1. Jo: I will be looking further afield for stuffed animals. Pink puppy has been without colour for so long I am reluctant to restore it - and I have no idea what colour pink he was originally. Hot pink? Baby pink? Maidens blush?

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    2. Definitely Maiden's Blush!!

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  55. Lovely photos, as always!

    I still have my second "original" teddy bear. Apparently I got the first one as a baby, and chewed it to death. My parents replaced it with an identical one when I was two. Poor Teddy didn't hold up nearly as well as your pink puppy. He's had an almost-complete body transplant, and Mom had to embroider his face back on after I chewed it off. Even today, it's not safe to reach in front of me while I'm eating... ;-)

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    1. Diane Henders: I was walking when I chose pink puppy - but probably not by much. I suspect I was more interested in stealing the dog's food (dog biscuits were apparently good) than gnawing on pink puppy. Mind you, he is eyeless.
      Smiling at the persistent danger zone while you are eating...

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  56. 500 bulbs????? Be still my heart.

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    1. Sandra Cox: Less than 400 now - but himself tells me he has ordered more. Mostly anemones and ranuculas.

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  57. I look forward to the photos of those 500 bulbs :) Beautiful skies, flowers and neighborhood. I love the idea of the bears in the window and your honorary pink bear/pup is so neat. That is catching on over here. The first time I heard about it was Easter Egg hunts where people would put an Easter Egg in their windows. And then I saw where bears were introduced. Great idea for the little kids but also us big kids too. May we never lose touch with our inner child.

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    1. DeniseinVA: My inner child is frequently the healthiest and happiest part of me.

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  58. Oh thank you thank you, I truly enjoyed this teddy bear hunt, especially the ones peeking out the window. What fun. This time in life is opening so many new and interesting ideas in our daily life, I feel in many ways it's been a good thing for us all. In some ways.

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    1. 21 Wits: This difficult time has had its positives. I have noticed a groundswell of kindness which I hope reaches tsunami status - and nature is benefiting too.

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  59. I love that you went on the teddy bear hunt in your neighborhood! We've got a few, as well. I've been trying to figure out how I could keep my giant, five-foot teddy bear in the front window without it falling out.

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    1. Shannon Lawrence: I do hope you can find a way to secure your furry buddy in the window. I suspect that children (and adults with indulged inner children) would love it.

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  60. The toys are simply adorable!

    So are the flowers... Beautiful!

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    1. Hot guys: Many thanks. There will be more of both in the coming weeks.

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  61. I love the pink puppy and the fun hunt.
    Happy Earth Day, Sue.

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    1. The Happy Whisk: And a very Happy Earth Day to you too - and the earth is happier than she has been in ages thanks to our shutdown.

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  62. Great photos and I love the idea of the teddy bears.Happy Earth Day!

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    1. RasmaSandra: Happy Earth Day to you too - and the teddy bear hunt is producing smiles around the world.

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  63. Sempre belle le tue fotogrfie, l'Orso mi piace moltissimo.
    Sereno giovedi a te.

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  64. Your photos, as always, are beautiful. I'm in awe of your goal to plant 500 bulbs this fall. I know it will be a stunning display in the spring for you, but my back, knees, and ankles are already sympathy aching.

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    1. Cindi Summerlin: I am insane. It is my hips which suffer most, and just general fatigue. And, to add to the insanity, I have learned that my partner has also put in a bulb order.

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  65. Hi how are you? I hope you're well. Some photographs in this post are very beautiful, the light is something that warms the soul. Take care. :)

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    1. Ulisses de Carbalho: Welcome and thank you. Our souls need a lot of warming at the moment don't they? Stay well, stay safe.

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  66. Pink Puppy is very special, like you!! Big Hugs!

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    1. Magic Love Crow: Pink Puppy has always been special. Hugs to you too.

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