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Sunday, 7 February 2021

Sunday Selections #519

 

 


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. We are having a damp time of it at the moment.  Lots and lots of rain which the garden and I love and that Jazz views as a personal imposition.

In a brief break in the rain we headed down to the lake to complete my birthday roo fix.  At first glance there were no roos - but the pelicans were back.









I delighted in the reflections in this tranquil oasis too.







Some of the lovely green in the water is reflections from the currently lush grass.  Sadly some of it also comes from a blue-green algae bloom which means that the lakes are not currently safe to swim in for man or beast.  I hope that the water birds are not affected by the toxins.  Hope, but worry.

We were not the only things relaxing by the lake.  Close to where we were standing a small group of wood ducks were dozing.  Female wood ducks - who have a white blaze above and below their eyes.


Then we wandered off to continue our roo quest.

Success!!!








I do love our roos.  They were aware that we were there but totally relaxed.  Himself counted more than two dozen.  I just watched.  And took photos.

I hope you also find solace and heart balm in the week to come.

150 comments:

  1. Yay- you got a birthday roo fix and so much more. Looks like a lovely visit! So much to see and enjoy. Happy Birthday! May the next year be filled with good health, kindness, and lots of happiness. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. DMS ~Jess: It was a couple of weeks late but I did finally get my roo fix. And always love that spot on the lake. Thank you for your wishes.

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  2. Happy birthday! Glad you kept looking and finally got your Roo fix.

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    1. Alex J. Cavanaugh: We can almost always find roos in that area, and love all of our visits there.

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  3. Many happy returns of the day, dear EC!
    That is a great place to spend a couple of hours. Roos and Pelicans!!! What a treat.
    Some great photos here! Thank you!

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    1. Caterina: It is a beautiful place and we often head down to have a roo fix, a bird fix and to enjoy the tranquility.

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  4. If anyone can, the pelican can...rue the day! :)

    Best wishes back to you for the week ahead, EC. I hope it treats you and yours kindly...and I hope you enjoyed your birthday...cuddles to handsome Jazz. :)

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    1. Lee: Another week with medical appointments but I am hoping for a good one. It is dry today and Captain Grumpy is much happier (though he has still attacked me several times).

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  5. I can’t believe how ‘tame’ roos are. Eyeing you but not at all concerned.

    And what funny creatures pelicans are, their huge shopping bag beaks make them appear top-heavy and unwieldy.

    Stay happy, stay safe, stay sane.

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    1. Friko: You are right. They keep an eye on us, but mostly continue doing what kangaroos do well - relaxing. There have been roos in that spot for as long as I can remember, and they are certainly accustomed to people. It is a leashed dog only area too which helps.
      Sane(ish) is the best I can manage on that front, but thank you. And to you.

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  6. Each Sunday Selection is always a treat. Always love your kangaroos, and those pelicans are beautiful! Everything is a pleasure to look through.

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    1. DeniseinVA: Thank you. I am a very lazy blogger and I am glad that you enjoy Sunday Selections with me.

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  7. Dear EC
    Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing those lovely photos. It's always a joy to have a 'roo fix'!
    Have a good week
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Ellie Foster: Thank you. My birthday was couple of weeks ago - but we didn't get a roo fix that day so we went back. And were rewarded. Roo fixes are always welcome.

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  8. Best wishes on your special day! You brought us such beautiful photos, I’m so fascinated by kangaroos, I’ve never saw them inlife only photos and pelicans once landed in our bay, they ministry of natural resources said they must have been blown off migration course and sought out protection from the storm in our sheltered bay, it was a total treat for us, they should not have been in our area, our only hope was they made it safely where they were heading, what a shock it must have been for the as well lol, I live in northern Canada, not a pelican to be found, or kangaroo for that matter! Love this so much, thank you for sharing, it’s wonderful. The kangaroos look so relaxed lounging lol,

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    1. Laurie: Thank you. I hope that 'your' pelicans made it to their destination and love that they found a safe harbour in your bay. Despite seeing them often I have a very soft spot for roos - but I would very much like to see some of the animals native to your area as well.

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  9. Wonderful Roos images EC, and the Pelican, beauty.

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    1. Bob Bushell: You would have a field day with your camera at that spot.

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  10. Clearly, your area is the place to hang out for relaxation and the beauty of nature. Love it! Hugs and Happy Ballet Day! RO

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    1. RO: That spot is surprisingly close to the centre of my city - and it is a wonderful place to soak up nature and relax. Both of which I hope you are doing. Hugs to you too.

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  11. I always wonder how pelicans actually get off the ground and into the sky. Good photos of a very peaceful place. I love the 'roo with its head just above the leaves.

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    1. Andrew: Thank you. I was particularly taken with that roo too. He put his head down again a little later - and totally disappeared.

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  12. I'm with Jazz on the weather! Happy birthday and yay for kangaroos. Those pelicans look funny, but a dignified funny.

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    1. Charlotte (MotherOwl): I do hope that you, unlike Jazz would not take out your frustration with the weather on me. My arms looks rather like I have plunged them into a blackberry bush at the moment. The sun is shining today and the Jazzman is happy. And still biting and scratching.

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    2. I do not normally take out my frustrations on innocent bystanders - unlike dogs ;) But I might bark a bit as oppressing weather makes me feel snappish. Lately we've been treated with a cold spell of clear and crispy days, and 'till now a week with temperatures below zero - not normally happening. So I'm not barking.

      I wish you all the best in the coming year, rain and sun roos and pelicans and lots of other delights and not least a better health.

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    3. Charlotte (MotherOwl): Thank you. For all your wishes. And of course you are much better behaved than Jazz. Most people are.

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  13. Hooray for pelican, kangaroos, and tranquil waters! Your photos made me smile - thank you. :-)

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    1. Diane Henders: I am glad. I ALWAYS smile when we go to that spot - and it is remarkably close to home too.

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  14. Pelicans, ducks and roos. What more can one ask for? Happy, happy birthday, my dear!

    I hope the green algae can be cleaned up by...I don't know, I just hope it can be.

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    1. neena maiya (guyana gyal): Thank you. I really enjoyed my trip and it was the icing on the cake for a birthday that I enjoyed several weeks ago. The algae will probably clear when the weather cools down. We had buckets of rain a few days ago which might help - except that rain is packed with nitrogen which the algae feeds on.

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  15. Happy birthday dear EC; I do hope you are feeling well. These photos certainly cheer me up, and I'm sure you enjoyed taking them. I really do love the pelicans - so big and awkward looking but so beautiful. The ducks are very sweet, and the roos are just wonderful - self-contained and imposing, their composure unruffled by humans... great photos!
    Enjoy the rain - I hope some of it makes its way over here.

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    1. Alexia: I am still seeing far too many doctors and seeking answers. Just the same I am much more hopeful than I was - which is a win. I am glad that you also enjoy the snapshots from one of my favourite places - and I do hope you get some of our wonderful, wonderful rain. Other parts of Oz have (of course) either got too much or none.

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  16. What a beaut collection of images EC. Water, waterbirds and wildlife sound like a perfect way to spend a birthday, I'm happy for you

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    1. Kim: Next time you are in Canberra I hope you can make your way to that part of the lake - I think you would be in your element. Nearly as much as if you went to the Jerrabombera Wetlands.

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    2. Last time I was in Canberra (for the ancient maps and Inca exhibitions) I went to Jerrabombera Wetlands, and I loved it. Hopefully trips will be possible again soon and I'll be able to visit this lake too

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    3. Kim: The Jerrabombera Wetlands is a delight isn't it? We don't get out there often enough. I suspect you would love Weston Park too - and you need to go to Tidbinbilla as well.

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  17. I do so envy you for being able to stroll through a park and find roos in their natural habitat! The only ones I've seen are in zoos - though some zoos have them in wide-open spaces.
    I love seeing reflections in water as well. It completely changes the scenery.
    So glad you're getting good rain days! Good for you and good for the garden. My condolences to the furry grump though. ;)
    Hugs to you and scritches to His Highness.

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    1. River Fairchild: We can also see roos closer to home. Yesterday we went on a country drive (photos to come) and saw another, very comfortable and again ignoring people.
      I will sneak up on Jazz and give him a scritch later. When he is asleep. He is more than usually unreliable today. And hugs to you too. Always.

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  18. I find heartbalm with you, dear

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  19. So lovely! Pelicans often look like cartoon animals to me, but fun ones. And I'm so glad you found the birthday roos. They are definitely laid back and look happy to my eyes.

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    1. DJan: We thought that they looked blissed out too - which is wonderful.

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  20. Beautiful, beautiful pictures this week. Glad the rain backed off.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: It came down with a vengeance that night and for the next few days. We have sunshine again today - and lots of gratitude for the rain.

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  21. Pelicans:
    1-sure you want me to go?
    2-okay then
    3-wait, where are you going?
    4- fine, sulk, see if I care
    5- sure you're okay?
    6- I'll go and get help. Or lunch

    Roos:
    1- psst Joe!
    2- what? Oh, it's that woman with the camera again
    3- ho hum
    4- she can still see you behind that tree stump you know
    5- who?
    6- let's just relax and ignore her
    7- Okay then
    8- Bye :)

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  22. Wishing you many happy returns of your birthday, and lots more sightings of such beauty as you've posted today.

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    1. messymimi: This is a continuation of my birthday celebrations rather than the day itself but thank you. I look forward to your selections - as I always do.

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  23. Happy Birthday lovely lady. Wow I thought my Haven was my tranquility but Heavens knows there is nothing prettier than the natures of God, the beautiful reflection on the water and how wonderful those Kangaroos, posing like that for you. I hope your day sure was awesome. big hugs.x

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    1. aussie aNNie: Thank you. My birthday was a few weeks ago - the roo fix was a late present to myself. I do love that spot.

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  24. Love the flora and fauna snaps. Those pelicans look to be perfect specimens. Happy Birthday to you, dear E.C.!

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    1. Bea: Thank you. Seeing pelicans is always a treat. Pelicans and roos makes for a red letter day.

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  25. Happy Birthday to you EC, hope you had a wonderful one.
    Love all the photos especially the roo looking over the greenery :)

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    1. Margaret D: Thank you - I had a lovely day and the roo fix was an extra (and delayed) treat. The roo in the greenery was a beauty wasn't he?

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  26. It was truly a delight to see all those beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

    PS Happy belated Birthday my friend!

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  27. Roo (with DiNiro's voice) "You lookin' at me???" I spent quite a while making up diaglog between the pelicans.

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    1. Bill: Of course I was lookin at him/them. That is you AND River who made up a dialogue - I was too busy looking.

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  28. So cool that you can just wander about to find a roo or two.

    :o)

    Cheers

    PM

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    1. Plastic Mancunian: It is a wonderful part of living in the 'Bush Capital' that the kangaroos are so often in our suburbs.

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    1. Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer: Thank you.

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  30. Happy belated birthday, young Sue. Kangaroos and pelicans? That seems like a birthday to remember. My own birthday is coming up at the end of the month and I can guarantee that I will have neither! Maybe by then, however, cockatoo feathers will have arrived and that will be the most splendid gift of all.

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    1. David M. Gascoigne: The 'actual' day was a few weeks ago. We did see pelicans but not roos on the day itself. So we went back down to the lake and this time got both. Which was lovely. I do hope your fevvers arrive in time for your birthday. And yesterday spotted another gift made for you which I may weaken and buy.

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  31. Your lake reflection photos are wonderful, EC I hope the blue green algae bloom reduces soon. We get them here in many lakes and reservoirs every summer too. I've read they are fed by various fertilizers run off from around the lakes. The roos do look very laid back. Is it the same crew of roos all the time there? Do you begin to recognize individuals?

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    1. Strayer: I think that fertiliser has a part to play in the algae blooms - though there is very little farm land around our lakes. I hope the recent rains we have had clear at least some of it. There is quite a big mob of roos who live down by the lake - probably over a hundred I would think. So far I haven't definitively recognised any as ones I have seen before.

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  32. I love those reflections and also yay, you found the roos and quite a lot. Wonderful creatures.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. Wisewebwoman: We have never, ever gone down to that particular patch of the lake and not come away feeling better. Often much better.

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  33. Oh WOW, those roos are absolutely adorable!! I especially love the photo of one peeking out of the shrubs, so cute!😊😊
    Amazing shots of your lakeside trip too. It looks so peaceful there, and the reflections in the water are gorgeous...as are the pelicans. Such beautiful birds.
    I am so glad you were able to complete your birthday treat!!
    Have a great day.
    Much love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. Ygraine: Thank you. It is a very peaceful and beautiful place and I feel so privileged to share it with the local wildlife. The roo peeking above the greenery was actually lying down and when he put his head down he disappeared again.

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  34. Those pelicans and kangaroos are amazing. So beautiful to see these wonderful animals, because, of course, they don't exist here in Hawaii.

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    1. gigi-hawaii: Thank you. I am quite sure that I would be beside myself at your wildlife if ever I was lucky enough to visit Hawaii.

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  35. I had intended to get here sooner, and I also seem to have missed your Wednesday post, too.

    I was totally impressed with your photos of the pelicans. I have never seen one in person and you were so close, at least it appeared so in your photos. Truly lovely with the ducks, too. BUT seeing those roos must have been the icing on your birthday outing. I'm so glad you enjoyed your day and gave us some great photos in return. What a joy for all of us!

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    1. Bluebeard and Elizabeth: How is your eye coming along? Much, much better I hope. The pelicans were on a pontoon not far from the water's edge. The ducks were within a couple of feet. The roos were pretty close too. Lucky, lucky, lucky.

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  36. Birthday! All the happiest to you whenever it was and may the birthday goodness linger long, and all your days be peace.
    Thanks for sharing the beauty blooming there. And the roo fix was good medicine for me also. You live in a world of
    loveliness. Glad to see the sunshine and sky where you are.
    - Jennifer

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    1. SingingRiverSoulSpa: Thank you. A roo fix is wonderful medicine isn't it? It makes so many illnesses fade into the background.

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  37. Love your walk to the lake. The photos look so peaceful and relaxing. Hope you are continuing to have a wonderful time from your birthday, may it last all year long. Take care and have a safe week my friend.

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    1. Mason Canyon: Thank you. Peaceful, relaxing and beautiful sums up that spot by the lake. You have a safe, healthy and happy week too please.

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  38. How wonderful to spend a birthday like you did near all those lovely animals and a beautiful lake. Hope your entire day was happy. I love the reflections. You’re such a talented photographer.
    Have a great week.

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    1. Myrna R.: Any day by the lake is special - and fortunately we live close enough that we go there often. All year round. I hope that you and yours are safe and well.

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  39. Happy Birthday!!! :) (belated I'm sure!!) :) Oh I get my roo fix here too so thank you! And WOW, those pelicans are stunning, great photos! :)

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    1. Rain: Thank you. I spread my birthday out over several weeks - and am very glad to share the roo and pelican fix.

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  40. I'm late to the party. I check other blogs on my blog list. For some reason, some blogs don't show up on it until well after they are posted. So here I am. I also missed the previous one. I'll go back.

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    1. Mike: Not a problem - there is no compulsion to visit my posts. I follow a lot of blogs and use my reading list. Which since the advent of New Blogger has become haphazard at best. Posts appear out of order and sometimes hours after they have been posted. I have mentioned it to them, but nothing changes.

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  41. Your photos are spectacular. Love the roos and the pelicans were incredible. The flight photo is one of my favourites.

    Hope your special day was as special as you are, EC.

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    1. Marie Smith: Thank you. I was grateful to catch that shot, and thoroughly enjoyed the extension of my birthday.

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  42. A pelican with a pink beak is very beautiful and looks elegant standing on the shore of a reflecting lake. It was a very interesting sight.
    The relaxing wood duck is very cute too. Likewise, the kangaroos are resting. Their pictures are photogenic and interesting.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Have a nice week
    Regards

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    1. Justcherry: Thank you. I am very happy that you enjoyed them - I certainly enjoyed being there.
      Have a truly lovely week.

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  43. Oh I did enjoy seeing your photographs.
    The pelicans are fantastic, the Roos a joy and then you have ducks and wonderful reflections too.
    This lovely post made my Sunday evening blog visit a joy.
    Thank you.

    May the week ahead be a good one.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Lowcarb team member ~Jan: Thank you so much. I often feel guilty for posting 'same old' photos and the lovely comments I receive make my day. Monday morning here. Grey and drizzling. Poor Jazz.

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  44. Belated birthday wishes, dear friend.
    I'm glad you got your roo fix.
    And shared it.
    Hugs.

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    1. jenny_o: Thank you. I do hope your presence in the blogosphere means you are traveling a little better. Huge hugs. Always.

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  45. Happy Birthday wishes coming your way! I am glad you were able to see some roos.

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    1. Truedessa: Thank you. We often DO see roos at that spot and delight in them.

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  46. I loved all the photos. I hope you have a wonderful new week.

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  47. Such a happy, beautiful, peaceful post! Love it! I love that picture of the roo peaking through the green leaves! Happy Birthday Blessings sent your way! I hope the water will become healthy again soon! Big Hugs EC!!!

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    1. Magic Love Crow: That roo was particularly photogenic wasn't he? I hope that the water, and both of us return to full health. Huge hugs to you.

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    2. I started a comment and suddenly, it disappeared. Where was I? Oh, yes. Do you have problems with your roos hopping into the road and getting hit? I ask because the deer I saw so often in other parts of the U.S. were beautiful but dangerous. They run at cars. The sight of dead deer on the side of the road was common and so upsetting. Sometimes people are killed when car and deer meet.

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    3. Janie Junebug: Sadly yes. Not in that particular area because traffic is minimal and limits low but in other parts of the country it is common to see dead ones beside the road. And wombats too.

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    4. Janie Junebug: It is. And almost always the driver is at fault.

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  48. Ciao, sempre molto belli i tuoi post.
    Sono di nuovo in pista, non sarò presente come prima ma farò il possibile per essere presente.
    Una buona giornata a te.

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    1. Giancarlo: Welcome back. It is lovely to see you out and about in the blogosphere again.

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  49. Thanks for always visiting...Have a lovely week. .xx

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  50. Schöne Bilder vom Wasser und den Pelikane, Blaualge ist nicht so schön.

    Gruß
    Noke

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    1. Noke: You are right. Blue green algae is not nice and sadly seems to be a feature of our summers.

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  51. Holaaaa Hijo de elefante!!!
    Feliz cumpleaños!!!

    Que lindo poder festejar haciendo un recorrido por el lago!
    Hermosas fotos de patos y canguros.. Todo muy bello..
    con respecto a las algas, entiendo la preocupacion pero siempre la naturaleza es inteligente y sabia. Comienza esta semana con buena salud y esperanza
    Agradezco tus visitas a mis espacios de poesia. Besos y cuidate mucho

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    1. eli mendez: Thank you. Nature is indeed wise but we often make things difficult for her. Have a wonderful poetic week.

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  52. You got your fix of kangaroos! Happy for you, since realizing how fond you are of them. :)

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    1. John Wiswell: Where ever did you get the idea that I liked kangaroos??? LOL. And thank you.

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  53. I miss seeing the pelicans when I used to live in California. They were all over the place. Lovely pictures.

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    1. Mary Kirkland: We rarely see more than a couple at a time in my inland city, but I do enjoy them.

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  54. Happy Birthday!!! And many more.

    I'm not sure who I am more thrilled to see, the pelicans or the kangaroos!

    Teresa

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    1. T. Powell Coltrin: I am very happy to see either - and both is a bonus.

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  55. Another lovely post! I'm not sure whether I love the water most or the roos.
    What is the lavender looking plant?

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    1. kylie: I am not certain what the plant it. It seems to need 'wet feet' to grow but we saw it in a number of places looking healthy, happy and lovely.

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  56. Such beautiful shots. Thank you for sharing!

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  57. Sue the relictions in your photos are spectacular. I know you love reflections as you have said on my blog. I am so pleased you said you beloved roo's this time. Hope you have a great week ahead

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    1. Margaret Birding For Pleasure: I do love reflections - but rarely remember to photograph them. My bad. And thank you.

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  58. Of course you have also pelicans there, they look gorgeous. I can see them only in zoo (but I'm not sure if they are in our zoo). The countryside looks also beautiful. And the roos are so cute.
    Take care.

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    1. orvokki: Other places in Australia see more pelicans than we do - but I welcome the ones who visit us here. Thank you - and you take care too. I hope you are healing well.

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  59. I live in Oklahoma on The Grand Lake o' The Cherokees. Every year we have a huge celebration of Pelicans. It draws a crowd from all over.

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    1. Granny Annie: If I could see lots and lots of pelicans at one time I would be there to join the celebrations too.

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  60. Great place... The lake is really beautiful. With the presence of pelicans, it adds to the beautiful view.

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  61. Happy Birthday Sue and thank you for the lake photos with pelicans, other birds and the tranquil roos.

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    1. Kalpana: Thank you. My birthday was a few weeks ago and the kangaroo fix a belated present to myself. That spot by the lake gives me gifts each time I visit. And thank you for joining Sunday Selections this week - I loved your photos.

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  62. Happy birthday - wish you tranquility and endless beauty. Glad you got the roos, and pelicans are such fun birdies.

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    1. Nilanjana Bose: Thank you. I need tranquility and beauty (as we all do) and that spot gives them both to me time and time again.

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  63. What gorgeous roos and pelicans.

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  64. Oh, a wondrous bird is the pelican!
    His beak holds more than his belican.
    He takes in his beak
    Food enough for a week.
    But I'll be darned if I know how the helican.
    Dixon Lanier Merritt.

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    1. Shammickite: My father used to recite that to me, and I was well into my teens before I found out that he hadn't written it.

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  65. Hi EC - so glad you finished off your birthday time - with a visit down to the lake to see the Pelicans and the roos ... so pleased for you ... stay safe - Hilary

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    1. Hilary Melton-Butcher: Thank you. I was glad too. We are safe here - and I hope you are too.

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  66. Oh my gosh- such adorable creatures, but I know they can be spunky fighters, too. I LOVE the pelicans...so cute!

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    1. Coloring Outside the Lines: They can indeed be impressive fighters - but usually aren't. And I love them AND pelicans.

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  67. Pelicans and kangaroos would never get old for me either. We had the green algae here last year, it was tough on the heart to see it.

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    1. mail4rosey: The algae is awful isn't it. Sadly it seems to be related to our use of the land. As so much that is negative is.

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  68. Just peeking in to say hello. Hope you're doing well! Hugs, RO

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    1. RO: Thank you. I am okish and hope you are doing well.

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  69. I came back to see it all AGAIN!

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    1. Cloudia: And thank you too. I do hope you were not disappointed on your return visit.

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