Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Sunday Selections #492




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 been, as predicted, absent for most of last week.  We did need a new PC.  We now have one.  I was right about the difficulties of transferring items across operating systems and PCs too.  We hired a firm to do the work, and they had difficulties.


I am back now, using Windows 10, and not enjoying editing photos using it.  My learning curve is distinctly uphill.

Today's theme is (for a change) early morning at home, and a lake and kangaroo fix.






Then down to the lake for a kangaroo fix and heart balm.  Our lake is man made, but none the less I think it is beautiful.






You will notice that many of the kangaroos have collars and/or ear tags.  They signify that the roo in question is part of a contraceptive program.  (Tagged females have been injected with some for of contraceptive)  The kangaroo in the photo above with the VERY full pouch is obviously not part of the program.












We are having a mild winter (sigh no freezing bubbles so far) and a damp one.  The rain has been very welcome by me - and no doubt by the kangaroos who haven't seen such lush grass in many years.

I hope your week to come is safe, well and happy.

156 comments:

  1. I so enjoy our rambles! Feels familiar walking with you. Especially enjoyed the roos today!

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    1. Glad you're back with us!

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    2. Cloudia: Thank you. I am happy to have your company.

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  2. Don't tell me you got a new PC and then not post the specs! Brand, processor, RAM, HD, monitor, video card. Do you have a backup power supply? I need to know!

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    1. Mike: No back up power supply. The PC was built to himself's specifications. Which mean little to me.
      IF you are really interested I am going to type the details from the invoice.
      INTEL l17-10700 LGA1200 2.9GHZ 16MB
      Z490-A PRO MB
      16GB(8GBBX2) DDR4-3200 16D-16GVKB RIPJAWS
      500GB SAMSUNG SSD 860 EVO
      MZ76E500BW SATA3 6GB/S R/W550/520MB/S
      6GB 1660 GTX WINDFORCE OC
      750 COOLMASTER 80+PLUS
      2TB WD20EZAZ SATA3 HDD
      DEEPCOOL TESSERACT SW BLK CASE
      ATX MID TOWER SIDE WINDOW.
      All of which means little or nothing to me. It starts up. It runs.

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    2. Great specs. This should last you 10 years at least when it will be on its last legs like your old computer.

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    3. Mike: Fingers and toes crossed. I am not confident of lasting ten more years.

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    4. Is it a laptop or desk computer? I'd like a look at the Deepcool Tesseract SW Blk case.
      Also wondering what the Rip Jaws and Windforce might be.

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    5. River: It is a desk computer. Rip jaws is memory and Winforce is a cooling system. I think.

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  3. I have been resisting switching up to windows 10, I'm still on 8 and quite happy NOT to have to learn a new platform! I love the kangaroo photos so much! And wow that belly! Your spider web photo is beautiful and the lake looks so inviting!

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    1. Rain: We were on Windows 7 and were happy with it. You have to feel sorry for that mother kangaroo. Given by the size of her pouch, junior was quite big enough to be outside. Young kangaroos are complete pouch potatoes.

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  4. Welcome back from tech purgatory! Thank you for the roos. I'm always in awe that you have such magnificent creatures right there with you - without capture and a fence to hem them in. Another lovely glimpse of your world.
    Stay safe and (partially) sane.

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    1. River Fairchild: It feels good to be back. I had no idea that my 'puter/internet addiction was so entrenched.
      We do love our roos.
      Sane(ish) is the best I can manage.
      You stay safe too.

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  5. I love kangaroos. I hope one day I will visit your country.

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    1. Gosia: We love them too - and I hope that some day you can visit and see them (and other things) for yourself.

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  6. So glad you are back, EC.

    That poor mama kangaroo - that's got to be an early adult in that pouch, or else junior has been eating too many snacks ... I may be guilty of projection with that comment ...

    I love the photos. Some of those roos look like they're smiling.

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    1. jenny_o: I am glad to be back. That is one FULL pouch isn't it. I am pretty certain I would have evicted him/her and changed the locks.
      And yes, I thought that they were smiling too - which is probably me projecting.

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  7. I never tire of photos of roos. Lovely, they are...and a bright, cheerful entry into a Sunday...as are the shots of the sky.

    With the rain the new green shoots will soon be shooting, if they are not already!

    Keep taking good care, EC...all the best for the coming week...cuddles, of course, to Jazz. :)

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    1. Lee: Thank you. We are seeing some greenery, but it is on the cool side for it to take off. Yet.
      I hope that you and your furry overlords continue to stay safe, well and happy.

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  8. I love the photos and the kangaroos are awesome. Thank you for sharing as always.

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    1. RasmaSandra: Thank you. There were dozens of roos soaking up the sun, and they were a delightful addition to our day.

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  9. Your morning photos are great. I especially like the spider wed.

    You always get my attention when you post roos. Love those creatures. We saw some in the wild in Australia, one of the highlights of our trip for me.

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    1. Marie Smith: I was out early taking MORE photos of spider webs. Roos always make us smile, and I am glad you saw them while you were here.

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  10. I think kangaroos respond to good grass seasons by breeding, but as you say, many can't. No good to have them invading Yarralumla again. It nice to see you lake photos. I have an accidental 80s photo of the fountain seemingly spurting out of R's head.

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    1. Andrew: You have mentioned that photo with the fountain and R before - what a hoot.
      The kangaroos are very happy in Yarralumla and I suspect they were here long before white people were. These wander round from the Governor-General's home where I believe they are in very big numbers.

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  11. I'm so glad you're up and running EC, I found the transition to 10 quite daunting. My tech also installed 8 at the time and told me to play with 10 which I did. But could still operate, if you're following me.

    I agree on the photo app, it keeps telling me to 3D things and I really don't want to do that.

    But all and all I am so happy you are up and running and as usual your pics are a sight for sore eyes as we say back home.

    XO
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    1. Wisewebwoman: Daunting is the right word. I continue to wrestle with it - and some things are becoming easier. The photo thing I will have to work on.
      And thank you. Bigly.

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  12. The spider web is lovely; I'm always amazed by their symmetry and the fact that they're made by tiny creatures with no rules or measuring tools!

    The roos always make me smile :)

    Very glad you have a new computer!

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    1. mshatch: Thank you. Spiderwebs in the morning light (dew bejewelled) seem to have become my current photographic passion. They are awesome architects aren't they?

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  13. I think your photos look great, so you're obviously managing the new system well!
    I would be very chuffed if I had managed to take that spiderweb shot, or the gull, or the clouds... and of course I'm grateful as always for the 'roo fix (who'd be a female kangaroo?)
    I think sane(ish) is the best any of us can hope for at the moment.
    I hope your week is happy and enjoyable.

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    1. Alexia: Thank you. Sometimes the sane thing is decidedly ish at the moment isn't it? Roo fixes are an essential. We went down the lake on a day when the computer techs were saying (again) it was all too hard and that they might not be able to do it, and would have to charge more, and...
      Have a wonderful week - and enjoy your walks with Manu.

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  14. I think your lake is enormously wonderful What a grand resource to have at hand. And I love spiderweb photos. You have a collection fit for a currator.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: The lake is a joy isn't it. Our local government is busy filling some of the foreshore with expensive apartments but so far this bit has remained sancrosanct.

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  15. Hi Sue. That cobweb is awesome. The lake looks stunning. As do the kangaroos. It's great that they come so close. Glad you had a mild-ish day down your way.

    Have a great week.

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    1. Denise Covey: I am really, really hoping for more typical winter weather here - so I can freeze bubbles. I may be alone in wishing that.
      I hope your week is wonderful.

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  16. I love your early morning photos. The spider web is intriguing. The lake is beautiful and looks so peaceful. The kangaroos are always so cute. Glad you got your computer up and going, hopefully the problems with editing will get better. Take care my friend and be safe.

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    1. Mason Canyon: Thank you. As always I worry about boring people when I continue to post variations on a theme.
      Fingers crossed I can conquer the editing issues.
      Stay well, stay safe - and stay reading.

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  17. It might be a man made lake but it's filled, populated and used by nature - it's definitely a beauty. I love the detail in the cobweb, I keep revisiting that shot. And I'm so pleased about your roos being part of a contraceptive program. There's a small (about 40) mob of quiet roos near my place that were due to be culled because the department thinks that contraception or relocation would be too stressful. They're such a closely bonded mob, as roos are, I don't think the department has thought about the stress they'd go suffer seeing their mates picked off one by one. The developers and residents want to save them, along with anyone who cares about our native wildlife. There's been a temporary delay due to public concern, after the loss of so much wildlife this year, and all we're currently going through we desperately need a good news story - less stress for people too. If you'd like to help please google the petition 'Stop the culling of kangaroos for Kinley' - thank you!

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    1. Kim: Thank you. We have roos, we have rakali, we have platypus in the lake. And lots of resident and visiting birds.
      Sadly our local government continues to cull roos in other parts of town. They meet with intense opposition each and every year. And of course I signed the petition for the Kinley Kangaroos.

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  18. Great outing. I was wondering... Is it spring "down under"... no... you are having a mild winter!!
    : ))

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    1. Catarina: Definitely winter - for a while to come. And so far a very mild one. I do hope that is not an augury for a long and hot summer.

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  19. I saw your photo shoot of kangaroo movements well recorded.

    It's really similar between kangaroos from Australia and kangaroos from Irian Jaya, Indonesia ..., it's just different physical size.

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    1. Himawan Sant: Thank you. Captain Google tells me that the Irian Jaya kangaroos are also known as pandemelons. We have them too. Evidence that the countries were connected at one stage?

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  20. Love the roos----love the skies. Glad you're plugged in!

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    1. Bill: Thank you. On all counts. I am glad to be connected again too.

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  21. The lake is beautiful, as are the roos. You'll be used to the new computer soon enough.

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    1. River: I hope so. Some things are the same, and some are quite different. Time will tell.

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  22. The sky is always good to see and grateful for that.
    The roos are always amazing, they forever fascinate and the lake there is good.
    Take care.

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    1. Margaret D: I remember when the lake was filling, so many years ago. I think it was an inspired move.
      You take care too please.

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  23. Hi EC - all the photos look lovely and I hope provide you with some solace and peace after your week. The lake is a great blessing to have nearby, as too the plantings, animals and birds ... while nature and life continue to give us skies ... take care and have a good week. Hilary

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    1. Hilary Melton-Butcher: The lake is one of my go to spots for peace, and has never failed to deliver. I hope that your life is settling - and please take care.

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  24. Dear EC
    I particularly like the cobweb photo. The roos look very content and the lake is lovely.
    Have a good week.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Ellie Foster: I have been taking a LOT of spiderweb photos recently. After the drought which has beset us for a number of years it is lovely to see some green grass for the roos. The drought is not yet over, but I have hope. Quite a lot of hope.
      I hope your week is creative and lovely.

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  25. Hi EC what a great cobweb but what is that white fluffy stuff in the next photo? Stay well.

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    1. Anna: The white fluffy stuff is a bit of down (cockatoo or corella) blown by the wind and caught on a tree.
      I hope you too can stay safe and well.

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  26. Wait till summer, horrible. The cobweb is large, beautiful. And the Kangaroo's having fun.

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    1. Bob Bushell: I can wait a very long time for summer. I dread it. I do love the web and the roos though.

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  27. Little tears are dripping all over my keyboard! Last Thursday I would have returned from three weeks in Australia, seeing kangaroos for myself! The way this darn Coronavirus is behaving I may not make it next year! I guess a vaccine is the only guarantee that things will be able to return to normal.

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    1. David M. Gascoigne: I am sorry to have rubbed salt in your wounds. Very sorry. Am I right in thinking that Melbourne was one of your ports of call? If so they have been hit very hard by Covid 19. A vaccine is looking more essential by the day.

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    2. I would have been in Victoria for almost two weeks staying primarily with friends in Melbourne. They are now virtual prisoners in their home.

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    3. David M. Gascoigne: Indeed they are. And will be for some time I fear. I hope that the state shows a marked turnaround in cases.

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  28. The spider web is amazing.
    I guess they don't want the kangaroos overbreeding?

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    1. Alex J. Cavanaugh: There was/is a perception that my city has too many kangaroos. The contraceptive program is much the best solution used to date. And that poor overburdened mama is the only evidence of breeding I have seen by the lake in a long time.

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  29. I use Windows 10. Didn't find a heck of a lot of difference. I love your sky photos this week, the colours are so pretty. Love to see the roos too, interesting they are injecting them with something to stop breeding. Why? Too many? I understand they can be dealing with 3 offspring at once in various stages of development.

    The lake is beautiful even if man made. Does it usually freeze in winter?

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    1. Jo: I suspect that you moved to Windows 10 from a much more recent operating system. I was still on Windows 7. The lake doesn't freeze. My city is chilly by Australian standards but a complete winter wimp on the world stage.
      The contraceptive program is a response to a perception that there are (or were) too many roos.

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  30. Lovely photos...i liked the spider web.

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  31. Lovely photos The spiders web is a dlight as are the kangaroos. Man made lakes can be - often are - just as beautiful as natural ones. How can you even tell the difference, when the banks have grown green, and the silt and mud sunk to the bottom and the animals 'invade' the waters?

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    1. PS, I regret your lack of proper frost, as your frozen bubbles are wonderful.

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    2. Charlotte (MotherOwl): Thank you. A lot of this lake IS beautiful, particularly the areas without hard edges of concrete. And the wildlife has accepted it and used it.
      I am sorry about the frozen bubbles too. We have had days where the predicted temperatures have given me hope, but they haven't happened. This morning was to have been a possibility (-4c) but shortly before dawn we are in positive territory.

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  32. I use Irfanview, free, and still Picasa, downloaded from another old computer that had it still, even though not supported, for photo editing. I still miss Windows Movie Maker. Last supported version was on Windows 7 I think. I love that spider web photo. That is spectacular. I wish they would develop a contraceptive cat food. I could retire.

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    1. Strayer: We moved from Windows 7 and I miss some of its features. Cat and dog contraceptives would be great wouldn't they? Sadly I suspect that in some areas they wouldn't be used.

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  33. Interesting to see kangaroos, especially the one with the full pouch. I definitely don't see those here in Hawaii. hahaha

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    1. gigi-hawaii: I am sure that your zoos have kangas, but am not surprised you don't see them in the suburbs. Doesn't that full pouch look uncomfortable?

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  34. I heard Windows 10 is a pain but your pictures are great as always.

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    1. Mary Kirkland: Thank you. I will have to do some more experimenting/exploration with Windows 10 and photos.

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  35. Wonderful pictures of kangaroos, amazing creatures! Stay safe and healthy everyone ☺

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  36. That spider web is fantastic. What is the white stuff in the image beneath the spider web? I would probably need a kangaroo fix all the time - I love their lazy lounging.
    I can understand your feelings about new computers etc. I usually resist upgrades as long as possible, until it is practically forced upon me (like the new Blogger a couple weeks ago). I actually kind of like Windows 10, but I don't use it for photo editing (if I understood you correctly). I use Lightroom and Photoshop, however, since Adobe changed so much I haven't upgraded to the newer software. These two programs do what I need them to do, so I'm okay with it.

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    1. Carola Bartz: The white stuff in the image beneath the spider web is down. Down from a cockatoo or a corella which had been caught on a tree branch.
      I reverted to Legacy Blogger after new blogger was forced on me. Eventually I will try again.
      I don't even like the way the files from my camera appear on Windows 10. More experimentation/exploration is required.
      And yes, kangaroo fixes are wonderful things and I need them often.

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  37. I LOVE that spider web picture, and all the roos, especially. I am a Mac person and shudder just to think of Windows operating systems. :-)

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    1. DJan: Thank you. Windows can be confusing - for me at anyrate.,

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  38. I am always amazed at the intricate details of a spider web. It' amazing how something so delicate can be deadly to unknown prey.

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    1. Truedessa: The fragility of a web and its deadly potential seem poles apart don't they? I am fascinated by the architecture. And the beauty.

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  39. Beautiful spider web. Thanks,,

    To answer your question, I personally have felt the need to separate the artist (I include writers) and their work from their personal life. It's difficult. I cannot watch a Woody Allen movie without thinking of all the allegations against him. I've no answers, I'm afraid. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban in London: Thank you. And thank you for your answer to my question. I struggle with this. There are some crimes which do mean that I cannot view the artist's work with appreciation...

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  40. I'm so pleased you managed (with help) to get your new computer up and running, it's never that easy to get used to a new one.

    Gorgeous photographs you've shared, that spiders web is absolutely amazing.

    Stay safe, this Covid 19 is definitely not going away!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Lowcarb team member ~Jan: Thank you. There is still learning ahead, and lots of it, but I am very grateful to be able to go online again.
      Sadly Covid 19 is not going anywhere in the short term. I hope that you, Eddie and your family and friends are also safe.

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  41. Beautiful skies and that spider web!

    The kangaroos are fascinating to me, enlessly so. Yes, i know they can be pests there, but i am glad you like them and post pictures.

    It is a beautiful lake.

    Hope you get some real winter (if you want it) and good luck with the new computer.

    My selections, most from the curio cabinet, are over here.

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    1. messymimi: The kangaroos are endlessly fascinating to us as well. Thank you.
      I am hoping for a very chilly day (at least one) but time will tell.
      I thoroughly enjoyed your selections this week, and the curio cabinet is packed with beauty and wonder.

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  42. Lovely morning sky. I like the lake photos too. All the best.

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  43. Even though it is a man-made lake but I think the lake is very beautiful, completing the scenery to be amazing.
    I never know if female kangaroos have been injected with contraception.
    Is kangaroo breeding very fast there?
    Glad to see kangaroos relaxing on the grass
    Have a great summer day..

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    1. Justcherry: The contraceptive injections are a trial. and I don't think they are widespread. Kangaroos generally have a baby a year. It is lovely to see them relax on a sunny but cool winter day.

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  45. Lovely photos... especially the Roo's!

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    1. Damyanti: I do love the roos. I am so grateful that we can visit them regularly.

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  46. As always beautiful shots! What is the 4th picture? The one right below the spider web? I love the kangaroos. Can you get up close to them or are they mean? Can you feed them? I love animals. I'd be trying to make friends with them. My son tells me that koalas are mean. Are they? They're so cute. I read are article that the ones that were saved from the fires are now being released back to the wild. Are there koalas where you are? Or is that in another part of Australia?

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    1. Mildred Ratched: The fourth picture is a piece of down caught on a tree branch. The kangaroos are not mean, but wary. They accept people reasonably close but will get up and move if they feel threatened. Mind you, if a kangaroo does decide to get aggressive you are in a bad space. They kick with those big, big feet.
      Koalas are not mean - though one of our politicians described them as stinking, scratching, piddling beasts. If he had picked me up I would have scratched and piddled too. Sadly there are no koalas very close to us (other than those in reserves or zoos). Some are being released back into the wild again but the fires have wreaked incredible damage. Possibly irrepairable damage.

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  47. Wonderful photos! I love your cobweb and all your photos but the kangaroos? They steal my heart :) Changing over systems is a complete pain and I hope it all sorts itself out soon. Have a great week!

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    1. DeniseinVA: The kangaroos have our hearts too. On bad days/weeks they lift our spirits. I hope you and your family have a happy, healthy week too.

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  48. I see Skippy nice and relaxed by the lake today, lucky for him. No worries with everyone chilling out.

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    1. Spacer Guy: Skippy and his family relax better than anything I can think of which isn't a cat. And like a cat can go from complete relaxation to high alert and movement in a heart beat.

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  49. I hope your new PC behaves for you! Learning a new editing user interface always annoys the heck out of me. Thank you for braving your new one for us.

    Also those kangaroos look so cozy! Just lounging about in the sun.

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    1. John Wiswell: Thank you. You are right about learning a new editing tool. So very right.
      And how I wish I could relax as well as a roo.

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  50. I love the photo of the web. I also love the roos.
    Enjoy your week!

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  51. Such gorgeous shots! I'm sure it will get colder - give it some time... :-)

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    1. Lady Fi: Thank you. I hope it DOES get colder - but am probably in the minority.

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  52. I find a change of PC is always a little upsetting. Mislaid stuff. Lovely sky and water shots as usual.

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    1. Nilanjana Bose: I am a creature of habit and find most change upsetting. And thank you.

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  53. Those kangaroo's are really something.
    Beautiful sky shots.

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    1. Hena Tayeb: Thank you. We are so lucky to have kangaroos close to home.

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  54. Welcome back!
    As usual, you've got some glorious shots here.
    So thankful you are getting rain.
    Hugs,

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    1. Sandra Cox: Thank you. It is good to be back. Very good. With luck we will get more rain at the end of this week. And, also with luck, we will get a very frosty day tomorrow.

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  55. Muchas gracias, estimada amiga por esta bonita serie de fotografías que nos muestran un país tan bello, y tan diferente al nuestro, que dan ganas de hacer las maletas, coger un avión y plantarse ahí, aunque ahora no sea el momento más oportuno.
    La mayoría de las fotografías son de una ejecución insuperable.
    Un fuerte abrazo y cuidaros mucho, ya que por las noticias que dan los medios de comunicación, se que en Victoria y Melbourne siguen aumentando los contagiado de forma considerable. Y ojalá termine esto pronto y podamos vivir con normalidad.

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    1. Manuel: Many thanks. I do hope that travel is an option we regain sooner rather than later. In the meantime I am endlessly grateful to the internet for showing/sharing the world.
      Melbourne and to a less extent rural Victoria and New South Wales are struggling at the moment. I hope that the measures which have been put in place bring the outbreaks under control again.

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  56. Oh my I needed to run through your lovely captures, glorious world out there waiting to be seen and shared. Be well and take good care of you.

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    1. 21 Wits: I thoroughly enjoyed your post today. Beauty, wisdom and quirky fun. Many thanks - and you take care of yourself too. Please.

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  57. I just realized that I missed your Sunday post this week!(lol) Looking at the water makes me want to pull out my fishing pole and fish a little for some relaxation. I promise you that I have never noticed the beauty of a spiderweb until looking at your pictures. Normally, I try to swat them out of the way or avoid them.(lol) Hope you're doing well! Hugs, RO

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    1. RO: My partner is with you. He loathes spiders - but he also admitted (grudgingly) that their webs could be beautiful after seeing my photos. Stay well, stay safe. And hugs.

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  58. I love the cobweb photo. I was going to say the weather looks lovely for winter. And I'm glad you are having rain as I'm sure it's needed!

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    1. LL Cool Joe: Thank you. We have more rain predicted for Friday and the weekend and I hope that the predictions come true. We very, very rarely have enough rain here.
      We do get bright sunny days though - even in winter.

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  60. Such beauty - love the spider web!! So glad for the rain for you and the kangaroos!

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    1. Jemi Fraser: Thank you. There is more rain forecast over the next few days and I have my fingers crossed. Jazz will not like it, but the garden and I will.

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  61. You have a veritable treasure trove of beautiful pictures surrounding you. The roos are always a treat to see since we have none of those here.

    I'm holding (clinging actually) to my old Apple, dreading what you just mentioned having gone through. Glad your migration worked.

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    1. cleemckenzie: Migration really wasn't fun, and we are still tracking down some things. However we did retain most things - for which I am very grateful. You are right about the roos being a treat to see. A big treat.

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  62. Did you get a frosty/bubble day?
    Those shots of the spider web and what looks like Franky fur:) are outstanding.
    Stay safe. Be healthy.

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    1. Sandra Cox: No bubbles yet. Today is chillier than it has been (though not as cold as predicted). When it gets light I will try and freeze bubbles but am not very hopeful.

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  63. Kangaroos and a HUGE spider web! Perfect for a mid-week pick-me-up. I know how hard it is to switch systems. Good luck!

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    1. Carol Kilgore: The spider web is a close up. It wasn't as big as it looks - but still lovely. The roos were too.

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  64. The contraceptive program sounds better than the culling one they had in Michigan each year to get rid of deer. People thought it great sport to find and kill as many as they could, and I thought that was just awful.

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    1. mail4rosey: Sadly our government also culls kangaroos. On the plus side (and it is a tiny plus) the culls are carried out by professionals in a very limited area. The public are NOT invited to take part.

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  65. Your spider web photo is truely amazing. I agree that the lake may be man-made but it is so natural. Good spot to boat

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    1. kestrel: Thank you. The lake is lovely, and I am very glad it is there.

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  66. Good job on the kangs contraceptive.
    I wish our government would be as smart with our wild mustangs.

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    1. Sandra Cox: I wish our government extended its contraceptive programs. Across rather a lot of species. Including some days our own.

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  67. The lake is lovely, and the kangaroos gave me a grin! I'm glad your computer changeover is complete - here's hoping the learning curve starts to flatten soon. :-)

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    1. Diane Henders: A roo fix always makes me smile too.
      The learning curve is still higher than the corvid 19 curve. I hope they both flatten soon.

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  68. Don't you love reflections on water.
    Have a stellar weekend, with mists of rain and cool breezes.
    Hugs

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    1. Sandra Cox: I do love reflections on water. Water (moving or still) is an incredible benison. Thank you for your wishes - which have been heard. Yesterday and today (and perhaps tomorrow) we have rain. Gentle, life giving rain.

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  69. PS And some bubble blowing weather.

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    1. Sandra Cox: Your wishes are powerful. We DID have bubble blowing weather the day before the rain. Not as chilly as I would have liked, but bubbles were blown.

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  70. Dear Arleen, thank you for sharing your day via photographs. The spider web--cobweb--is so lovely. So delicate like a thought of lace.

    I'm wondering how the koalas are doing now that several months have passed since the fires. Do they have enough trees to survive? Is there a massive planting of tress to help them? Peace.

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    1. Dee: Thank you. It is EC/Sue rather than Arleen but thank you.
      I am often fascinated and blown away by arachnid architecture.
      Co-incidentally yesterday I read a story about some koalas who had been rehabilitated and returned to the wild. Their habitat is very different, but the early signs are positive. Sadly the species is still at risk. Considerable risk. Good news is very, very welcome.

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  71. Truly fantastic photos...I could easily spend all day just gazing at them!😊😊
    I adore those sky photos, and the kangaroos. What a good idea to use contraception...if that had been this country, they would have been culled. People are so cruel here...I often think is we who should have our population controlled, as we destroy our environment far more than any other species on earth.🙁
    Oh WOW, I do so love the spider web...and the lake, although man made, is incredibly beautiful!😮
    Thank you so, so much for making my day so interesting.
    So glad you have your new computer. I know exactly what you mean...I, too, find transferring items across to different platforms incredibly difficult and frustrating. I really hope it all works out for you soon.

    Have a great day...and stay safe, my dear friend.

    Sending much love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. Ygraine: Many thanks. I do spend a lot of time watching the sky. And the birds. And the kangaroos every chance I get.
      The new PC is still smarter than me, but I am learning (slowly) its ways.
      You stay safe too - and have a wonderful weekend. Your love and hugs are gratefully received - and reciprocated.

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