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 am going to finish the Floriade Reimagined posts for this year (and of course include some shots from our garden too). Remember I said last week that I was going to be more restrained in the number of photos this week? I lied. Sorry. Restraint will continue to be a work in progress.
A few weeks ago we headed down to the lake to kill the proverbial two birds with one stone. I needed a kangaroo fix and I was pretty certain that there would be some community Floriade sites on our way.
I have no idea who built the 'teepee' or why but I enjoyed it.
Happy, we slowly headed home, keeping an eye out for Floriade manifestations.
This was in a shopping centre - and I thought it looked fairly sad.
Capeweed blooms have given lots of Canberra a golden glow. Despite its prettiness it is an invasive weed.
Then to another look at our garden. The orchids have done very well this year.
As a further reflection of my total lack of restraint, the bottle brush are also thriving.
And a sad update. Some of you will remember Jo who posted most days and usually participated in Words for Wednesday. Jo's own health is precarious and she was also caring for her husband Matt who has dementia. Sadly Jo has had a stroke and at the moment cannot care for herself let alone Matt. They are both in residential care (in adjoining rooms) for the moment while options are considered/explored. I wish them both well.
And to finish on a nicer note. While there were no mass gatherings for Floriade this year the Floriade shop remained open (online only). Himself surprised me and ordered a couple of fridge magnets - 'so you can send them to people who read your blog.' There are only two of them but I would be very happy to post them to anyone who would like them - on the understanding that it is definitely first in best dressed. If you would like one, let me know in the comments - and send me an email with your address if I don't already have it.