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Sunday, 6 December 2020

Sunday Selections #510

 


 

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 I am reverting to type.  Skyscapes, and then a wander through our garden in the (very) early morning.






 
These photos were taken just after first light over a number of days.  The very early morning is one of my favourite times of day.
 
And of course if I am outside with my camera the garden will trigger my shutter finger as well.
 







 





Yes, I know.  Yet another photo heavy post.  We also squeezed in a kangaroo fix last week.  Photos to follow.
 
I hope you all have a bright and beautiful week.


140 comments:

  1. Early morning is my absolute favorite time of the day as well. Thanks for sharing your skies and beautiful blooms. Have a great weekend. Jo

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    1. Jo: Thank you. I hope you and your critters have a wonderful weekend too.

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    2. Early morning is my time of the day too! Especially if I've had a good night's sleep.

      These photos are refreshment for the spirit.

      Is that a mushroom? It is pretty!

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    3. neena maiya (guyana gyal: I struggle with sleep and tend to sleep in brief snatches. Early morning is still my time - it is only just six now.

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  2. The second picture has just the right amount of purples and blues.

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    1. Mike: It was nice of nature to oblige you wasn't it - for a very short time.

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  3. I never see the early skies. Not a morning person so I miss out. Thank you for sharing! The blooms are glorious!

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    1. Marie Smith: My partner doesn't see them either. I envy people who can sleep.

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  4. I love the morning as well. The world seems so clean no matter what the jumble is around you. But the nighttime sky is also a joy when there are clouds. I love the redness of clouds just before the sun sets below the horizon. Life is good.

    Flowers are nice as well as the Fun guy. I love mushrooms. We don't have a comparable species or if we do, I haven't seen it. Cheers.

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    1. Ann Bennett: I watch the sky with delight at any (and very time of day). That mushroom (known among other things as a Japanese umbrella) is delicate and fragile. I see it early but it is usually gone by lunchtime.

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    2. Aha. I see, it is a mushroom. How pretty. I've never seen one like that.

      In Guyana, we call mushroom "jumbie umbrella" because they grow in the graveyard. And "jumbie" is our word for ghosts.

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    3. neena maiya (guyana gyal): I love the name jumbie umbrella. This particular mushroom lasts such a short time (and is gone when the sun is fully up) that the name is entirely appropriate.

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  5. Love the flowers, the sky, and the Fun Guy. :-)

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  6. What a colorful clouds. Amazing. And your flowers are such a beautiful.
    Hugs

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    1. orvokki: Thank you. I am a beauty addict and look for it everywhere.

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  7. Another group of lovely photos, EC.

    For me the heat we've been having has been too draining. I've not been overly-energetic or excited about much. I think I might hop aboard the next ship to Antarctica!

    My two furry besties wake me each morning around 4.40 to 4.45 am demanding their breakfast...and then they promptly go back to sleep!

    May the week ahead be filled with goodness, EC...cuddles to Jazz. :)

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    1. Lee: I have been watching the temperatures your way and shuddering. Ours have been very, very variable. A change of more than 20 degrees (C) is not uncommon. Jazz often wakes me before your overlords do and doesn't think that I should go back to sleep.
      I hope you have a cooler and more comfortable week - all of you.

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  8. Wow, the skyscapes are excellent, especially the cirrus showing.

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    1. Bob Bushell: I never tire of the sky. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. The early bird certainly caught the bird by looking up and not down. I haven’t seen many sunrises recently but did notice the bright moon recently on my midnight trips to the loo. No I didn’t even contemplate it lol

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    1. Cathy: It is lovely to see you in the blogosphere again. I have been tempted to try and capture the moon when it entices me on my loo runs but have resisted. So far.

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  10. It's a spectacular sky in the first and fourth photo. Same morning maybe. Your garden must be so interesting to wander through and that looks like a perfect rose bloom.

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    1. Andrew: You are right, the first four shots were taken on the same morning. The garden is a work in progress always and I have found that I need to wander round with my camera to notice the beauty rather than the work which is always needed.

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  11. Fantastic sky photos, and your garden shots are lovely too - especially the lilies.
    Have a good week, EC - enjoy the early morning skies and your beautiful garden.

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    1. Alexia: Thank you. It is rapidly approaching the time of the year when I only enjoy the garden early. Very early.

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  12. Magnífica imágenes Feliz domingo Cuídate

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  13. Beautiful morning skies and beautiful flowers. Your photos are aways breath taking. I can almost smell those lilies.
    I can't wait until next year for my own lilies to bloom. I lost several giant lilies to the flood last year. I was very disappointed. Some survived but others didn't.

    Enjoy the weekend.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Julia: I remember your flood and all the work you had to do in the clean up. I am glad that some at least of your lilies survived.

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  14. Wow, just wow. We've had some lovely skies out here at the coast of late. I'm feeling lucky to live so darn close to the beach.

    Your blooms look amazing. I'm reminded that I've just planted Osteospermum in the new backyard. They're the lavender/purple variety. Yours are stunning and look like a starburst, or something. :)

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    1. BEa: Living so close to the beach sounds pretty damn wonderful to me. Those daisies are wonderful aren't they - and new varieties keep coming out to tempt me. And I succumb.

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  15. I love the fourth cloud photo and that glorious yellow rose. I haven't 'played' this week, having some back trouble and going for an x-ray tomorrow.

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    1. River: That rose is spectacular - and scented as well. I do hope that you can get some relief for your back issues. Keep us posted. Please.

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  16. The clouds make me think of being a little girl with my sister. We would lie on our backs in the grass and tell each other the shapes we saw in the clouds.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Janie Junebug: I still look for those shapes. I cannot lie on my back in the grass any longer though - or I can, but getting up again is a very different issue.

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    2. If I kneel on the floor, I nearly cry with the pain. The gigantic thing-a-ma-bob in the living room required dusting recently. I had to ask Favorite Young Man to dust the bottom shelf, which he accomplished with aplomb.

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    3. Janie Junebug: I hear you. Getting down is a challenge (a painful one) and getting up again worse. I am so glad that you have a Favourite Young Man.

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  17. Anemone! Beautiful, beautiful flowers.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: No anemones this time, but lovely blooms just the same.

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  18. Oh, you have some beautiful selections this week. Of course, you always do.

    My selections will be over here.

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    1. messymimi: Thank you. I look forward to seeing your selections - as I do every week.

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  19. Beautiful sky and gorgeous liliams, asll the flowers are gorgeous.

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    1. Margaret D: I do love the garden, but often loathe the work I have made for myself.

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    1. Anyes- Far Away in the Sunshine: Thank you. I never tire of them. Never ever.

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  21. Now that the landscape is no longer colourful where I live, it is so comforting to see that explosion of colour!! Thank you! :)

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    1. Caterina: As we launch into the hottest period of the year I am going to turn to photos from your side of the world for relief. I am very glad to be able to reciprocate for you.

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  22. Gadzooks! Beautiful skies, beautiful fungus, beautiful flowers! I hope the heat isn't hideous.

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    1. Bill: Thank you. We are lucky. We had a few hot and hideous days but it has backed off a little. For a while.

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  23. Lovely...It is no secret why you love being outside. Have a good week!

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    1. e: I do love it. I hope that you and Lukas have a good week too - and that you have found a way to have your shower repaired. Again.

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  24. Hi EC - those clouds are just wonderful ... love those times of year. Wonderful to see ... the flowers are all exquisite as too the fungus ... amazing organism. Beautiful - I feel better today ... take care - Hilary

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    1. Hilary Melton-Butcher: I am very, very glad you are feeling better - and hope it continues. Fungus is another thing I don't know nearly enough about. So much to learn, so little time.

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    2. I wasn't ill ... just lovely seeing beautiful photos! All well here - and yes there's a fungus book I want to get - but it'll be next year ... incredible organisms. Stay safe - Hilary

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    3. Hilary Melton-Butcher: Glad to hear that you weren't ill, and that beauty lifted your spirits. It does mine. Always.

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  25. Dear EC
    Stunning skies - nature can always give us something to be joyous about. Your flowers complement the skies really well too.
    Have a colour-filled and happy week
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Ellie Foster: Nature does indeed give me joy. Each and every day - for which I am grateful. Have a wonderful and creative week.

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  26. Wow,these clouds look so pretty!

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    1. Natalia: They are aren't they? It is too early to see yet but I am hoping for another bright and beautiful sunrise in a hour or so.

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  27. Great selection of the above and the below, Sue. i don't know which is more appealing, the clouds or the blooms. But we can have both, can't we, so there's no need to decide.

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    1. David M. Gascoigne: My greedy self is very, very glad not to have to choose. I revel in both.

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  28. Those parasol flowers are great. I've never seen any like them. Your sky is beautiful too. I love flowers and the sky pics too. And if I lived where you do, I bet I'd want to go and get my kangaroo fix every now and again as well!

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    1. mail4rosey: I really like the parasol mushrooms too - and watch for them in the early morning after rain. Or even after I have watered the night before. I NEED a kangaroo fix. Often. And get it.

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  29. I've kept looking and re-looking at those flowers, and wishing I could smell the rose - beautiful

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    1. Kim: That rose has a delightful scent - which I wish I could transmit down the internet.

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  30. Picture perfect, as always, and we thank you for showing us the beauty of nature. Hugs, RO

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    1. RO: I am more than happy to share nature's beauty and glad that you like it too. Have a wonderful week. Hugs to you too.

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  31. I love your sky photos and your garden is beautiful. Is that first flower foxglove? Such gorgeous colors. Take care and be safe. Have a great week my friend.

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    1. Mason Canyon: The first is indeed a foxglove - and even better it came back. This is its second year in the garden and I hope it multiplies.

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  32. Your Sunday Selections are always cheery and full of life. I wish things were not so cold and dull around here now. The prettiest things around me are my dogs, my cats and my guinea fowl.

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    1. Granny Annie: I try and make my Sunday Selections bright and beautiful. I am sure that your dogs, your cats and the guinea fowl ARE beautiful and bring you a great deal of joy.

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  33. You have such beautiful, colorful flowers in your garden.

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    1. gigi-hawaii: Thank you. I try but will admit to also having a lot of thriving weeds.

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  34. ...and may your week be as bright and beautiful and your sky shots and your lovely flowers. Flowers are so peaceful.

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    1. J C: Thank you. I turn to nature for solace often - and the garden and the sky are my starting points. I hope your week is bright, beautiful and safe.

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  35. What many pleasures for my eyes, beginning with the sulphureous creature in your first photo.

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    1. Sean Jeating: She could have been threatening couldn't she? I am glad that she wasn't, and after giving me awe and wonder simply floated away.

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  36. I like that fourth from top sky photo. Clouds are quite dramatic. And that first flower looks more like a mushroom.

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    1. Strayer: If you mean the second of the shots from the garden is IS a mushroom - sometimes called a Japanese umbrella or parasol mushroom.

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  37. The skyscapes are magical, as is your garden! Looking forward to the Roo review!
    -Marty K

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    1. musicalsciencedoggies: It is lovely to see that you have found a way to comment. Roo fix photos will definitely follow. And I may need another one before next week.

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  38. A gal I know once phoned me to laugh at me, she told me I'm a mad woman...she'd seen me earlier that day walking and looking at the sky.

    If she only knew how beautiful the sky is.

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    1. neena maiya (guyana gyal): I often do mad woman with camera dances in the early morning. The sky is one of the most common reasons for it.

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  39. I love sky gazing and I am in awe of flowers. There is so much tender beauty in them. Please don't stop gifting us these wonders.
    Have a great week.

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    1. Myrna R.: Thank you so much for your always kind and supportive comments.

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  40. I love the sky pictures but the flowers are always so pretty too.

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    1. Mary Kirkland: Thank you. I am grateful to have both to gaze at.

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  41. Boa noite!
    Que lindas fotografias!
    Dias felizes!
    Um abracinho colorido!💙🌻💙
    Megy Maia🌈

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  42. I never tire of seeing your Sunday photograph selections.
    Fabulous Skyscapes for us to enjoy and beautiful flowers too.

    Can you believe that the first week of December has been and almost gone!

    Take care, my good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Lowcarb team member ~Jan: I know. Where has the year gone. Thank you for your kind words - and you take care too please.

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  43. I say the more photos, the better! You share so much beauty with the rest of us, thank you. My favorite this week is the last photo with the purple and orange flower, though they all are a spectacular feast.

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    1. River Fairchild: That last photo is a new daisy I bought a little while ago. I am delighting in it and hope it spreads. I am a beauty addict - but not a hoarder. Hugs to you. Always.

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  44. Son prodigiosas las nubes que has captado y un maravillas las flores de ese precioso jardín.

    Que tengas una excelente semana

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    1. VENTANA DE FOTO: Thank you. I hope your week is excellent too.

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  45. Oh those are some beautiful skies!!! And your flowers too, how pretty! :)

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    1. Rain: I hope I am never too old to marvel at the clouds.

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  46. What lovely skies and flowers! It's a treat to see all that brightness and beauty when we're in the grey depths of winter here. But I find beauty in the rain, too - I'm just heading outside with my cup of tea and blanket to enjoy a misty (if chilly) morning!

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    1. Diane Henders: There is DEFINITELY beauty in rain. And the scent of rain washed air is one of my very favourites. It is still dark here, but there is no rain in the offing. Enjoy your cup of tea (and blankie).

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  47. My Sunday fix from you. Beautiful.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. Wisewebwoman: That is a lovely thing to say - and much appreciated.

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  48. The sunrise is exquisite. Are those lilies in your garden? So beautiful.

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    1. Susan Kane: All of the garden photos are from home. As are the sunrise shots.

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  49. Those skies are gorgeous. I am also a sky watcher. The changing cloud formations and colors always fascinate me, and I find them totally relaxing. Love the garden-scapes also. Never get tired of looking at those either :) Thank you and have a great week!

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    1. DeniseinVA: Skyscapes are wonderful aren't they? Solace and joy.
      I hope you and Gregg have an excellent week too.

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  50. Siempre es un placer llegar hasta tu sitio hijo de Elefante. El amor por la fotografía y por la naturaleza se pone de manifiesto en cada captura que realizas.. cielos, flores, jardines...todo parece tener el color de tu alma...Gracias por esta bella entrada y post.. Gracias también por tus visitas a mi espacio de poesia y por tus comentarios tan amables. Abrazo grande y bonita noche de lunes para ti y tus afectos.

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    1. eli mendez: Thank you so much. You are right, I do love nature. It provides me with beauty and with solace. I love your poetry too - take care, and have a beautiful week.

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  51. I'm delighted to see that very delicate looking fungus, a nice addition to your pretty garden. The second sky is just so pretty, greys and blues like that are just my favourite
    and purples
    and plums
    and pinks

    I'm greedy :)

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    1. kylie: I am greedy too. Very greedy. Isn't that parasol mushroom a beauty? A very short lived beauty which always makes me smile.

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  52. The fourth shot, with the golden clouds, is gorgeous. But the third is striking for the diversity of colors you captured in such a tight space. I think that one is my favorite.

    But I always enjoy your sky shots!

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    1. John Wiswell: I am endlessly fascinated (and delighted) at the light changes in the morning - and how quickly those changes take place. I am glad that you enjoy this obsession of mine. Thank you.

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  53. Never knew one could get so many colours early in the morning.Amazing shots. Your post has made me see mornings in a different light!! I will pay more attention and instead o hurrying around with chores, I will sit back and look at the sky in the mornings now. Is that a white mushroom or am I ignorant of Australian flowers.. HAHA

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    1. kestrel: Oh definitely take the time out to enjoy the sky. The chores will wait, which the light does not.
      And yes, it is a mushroom. A delicate short-lived mushroom.

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  54. The last flower color combination was amazing for me! ...., very beautiful.

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    1. Himawan Sant: Isn't my newest daisy a beauty? I hope it spreads.

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  55. Photo heavy I like! :) Glorious skies, glorious flowers, nature is the panacea for all ills. Thank you!

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    1. Nilanjana Bose: So many of my posts ARE photo heavy. I don't do minimalism well. And yes, nature IS my panacea.

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  56. Beautiful skys and gorgeous flowers! Here we are entering our "brown" phase with leaves all but gone and no pretty flowers in sight. I think that this is why I love the colorful birds so much in the wintertime. Little bright spots here and there Have a good week!

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    1. Colouring Outside the Lines: We are often firmly in our brown stage by mid summer when all the green has been burned away. (Hopefully burned by the sun rather than flames). You are right about the colourful birds being a welcome gift. I hope you see lots of them. I hope I do too.

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  57. I love the cloud photos. I am a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society :-) Gorgeous flowers too - love the Daisy. Never realised they could be so colourful.

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    1. Angela: I am also a member of that society - and appreciate them each and every day. That last daisy is new to me, and I am loving it.

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  58. Thank you for such an amazing journey through your lovely world, and so many blossoms, a few I'm not sure of their name, but stunning. You have a way with capturing clouds too. It's been so grey around here, (no billowing clouds) that when the sun arrives briefly it's like everything must stop so we can enjoy it! Stay safe.

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    1. 21 Wits: Thank you. Here today there were some delightful clouds early (though without rain). It is now blue everywhere - and tooooo hot. We are a rarely satisfied race are we not?

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  59. Photographs taken after the first light of the morning depict a stunning view of the sky horizon. Fantastic view at dawn.
    The flowers in your garden look so beautiful and fresh on a sunny morning.
    Have a wonderfulday
    Regards

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    1. Just Cherry: Thank you. Dawn is my favourite time of the day and I look forward to it - it is a little over an hour away now.

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  60. I love watching the clouds. I can never get enough! :-)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban in London: Me either. Thank you for stopping by.

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  61. Me encantan esas imágenes tomadas en el ocaso del día, cuando el sol desaparece por el horizonte, y da comienzo la noche, ya que es un momento sublime que nos regala la madre naturaleza.
    Me encantan ver las flores de tu jardín, así que no te preocupes y pon todas la fotografías que quieras, que a nadie le amarga un dulce.
    Un abrazo, y este fin de semana volveré a pasar, a ver si se me ocurre algo con que poder participar.

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    1. Manuel: Thank you for your kind words. I have just been wandering through the garden with my camera so more photos will follow.
      Look after yourself and have a wonderful weekend.

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  62. Truly gorgeous photos! Thanks EC! Big Hugs!

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    1. Magic Love Crow: Many thanks. Stay safe and well please.

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  63. The all purple flower is amazing!

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    1. Sandi: It is. It is one of my most recent daisy purchases - and I hope that it spreads.

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