I usually run with a theme. This week not so much, I am going with snippets from the last few weeks.
One block in our city has benefited from the generosity of the executives of the Canberra Airport and has recently acquired three new sculptures.
The first was this one.
Then this one.
And now the third one has been added. It is a much more abstract design. Please forgive me but for the moment I have no details about the sculpture's name or its artist.
My next photos are of a sight I saw at home which worries me. Most of you are well aware that I delight in our birds. One morning a corella appeared what I can only describe as a 'cone of shame'.
I have no idea how it became wedged in this piece of discarded plastic and did feel shame at our careless ways. The corella could eat and it could fly but I do hope it managed to remove that cone very quickly. I have not seen it since.
Now to happier wildlife images. We headed down the lake for a kangaroo fix. I have often commented that our roos relax really, really well. I have rarely seen them quite as laid back/lazy as this big boy.
As you can see he was completely unperturbed by nearby people and was too tired to even lift his body to eat. Other nearby roos were fairly 'laxed too.
Not quite a frost - but very close...
In other gardening news in our usual unrestrained fashion both of us ordered copious quantities of spring flowering bulbs. As is also usual we did so without consultation. They have arrived. For the next few weeks we are going to be very busy indeed planting hundreds of bulbs and hoping for a bright and beautiful spring.
I hope your weeks are filled with joy.
That's wild how the statue moves like that!ReplyDelete
Hopefully that bird wasn't a pet who was supposed to be wearing the cone of shame and escaped.
Alex J. Cavanaugh: I don't think the corella had ever been a pet. It arrived with a flock of wild birds and left with them too.Delete
I love them all, the Sculptures and then was Kangaroos, it is gorgeous EC.ReplyDelete
Bob Bushell: I am glad that you love them - I did too (except for the poor corella).Delete
I had my fix as well! Thank you!ReplyDelete
Was your summer very hot this year? I missed any reference to it. I have missed a lot of details this year... kind of lost track of time... a weird sensation.
Caterina: Our summer was cooler and wetter than usual. I loved it, others were not convinced. I struggle with time too. Keeping track of what day of the week it is has become a real challenge.Delete
I mark off each day on my calendar when the news comes on the tv at 6pm.Delete
River: I need to be aware what day it is earlier than that, and am not sure that marking off the day at night would remind me early the next day.Delete
I love the child on the stack of books, and then I saw that moving sculpture, which is incredible. And your delightful roos, and then the beautiful fall flowers. Such a joy!ReplyDelete
DJan: I really like the child on the book stack too. I do wonder why they didn't put it half a block away next to the library though. Isn't the moving statue amazing. So many pivot points...Delete
I did not know if I liked the statue or not until I learned it moves. Definitely, the statue is a winner.ReplyDelete
I don't envy the chore of planting all those bulbs but they will be feast for the eyes come spring. Enjoy.
Ann Bennett: The movement of the statue takes it to a whole new level doesn't it? I have learned (the hard way) that the blood, the sweat and tears of the mass plantings will be forgotten when the bulbs bloom.Delete
You live among WONDERS! Love youReplyDelete
Cloudia: The world is FULL of wonders. Which makes me very happy oh sister across the seas.Delete
Ooh, as the pictures loaded I thought the abstract sculpture was reminiscent of a music Treble clef and I wondered if it was a sort of wind chime. Close enough!ReplyDelete
Poor Corella! I hope that damned tub cracked away without injury to that (or any more!)birds.
dinahmow: A wind chime!!!! You are right. A silent wind chime.Delete
I hope that blasted tub cracked away quickly. The corella didn't seem unduly bothered. I was.
I love all the sculptures but the moving one is my favorite, it's beautiful too! I loved seeing the kangaroos, we obviously don't have those here. Your flowers are gorgeous! Oh and that poor little bird. I hate seeing things like. I hope he manages to get it off somehow.ReplyDelete
Martha: We have flocks of corellas visiting each day. I am taking the fact that we haven't seen the corella in its cone of shame as a plus. While worrying. Isn't the moving statue clever? I wish I knew who made it.Delete
That moving sculpture is beautiful, as are all of the animals, birds and flowers you shared. I hope the bird with the cone is still amongst the living.ReplyDelete
e: I really, really hope that the corella is flying free. I still worry about it - and thank you.Delete
Like Dinamow I saw a treble clef in the statue. Moving makes it better, but still I like the child on the books best. And what fabulous photos you have taken (but poor bird!) The world sure is a wonderful place! We're having the last frosty nigths before summer now. I hope your winter stays temperate and that the flowers bloom for long yet!ReplyDelete
Charlotte (MotherOwl): As soon as Dinahmow pointed out I could see the treble clef. My far from musical self needed to be told. I am hoping (shame on me) for hard frosts so that I can freeze bubbles. My city often has bright and beautiful days to go with frosts...Delete
The addition of the statues is a very positive contribution to the city and I applaud them all. As for the plastic collar around the neck of the Corella it makes my blood boil. What the hell is wrong with humans?ReplyDelete
David M. Gascoigne: As mine did. I wished that there was something I could do, but there was nothing.Delete
I agree with you about the statues too.
And it's the worst feeling when you are appalled but unable to help.Delete
David M. Gascoigne: Agreed. Knowing I was helpless intensified my anger.Delete
When is grass covered in white not frosty - when someone has an accident with a bag of polystyrene beads. Your white grass looks decidedly frosty EC !ReplyDelete
Lol the ‘moving statue’ reminded me of our politicians going round and round in circles this way then that not knowing which way was best:)
My SS is topical today
Cathy: Your Sunday Selections is decidedly topical. Lest we forget indeed.Delete
If it was a frost rather than a heavy dew it was a very light one. There will be crunchy frosts to come.
Damn humans and their plastic! I doubt the poor corella will get that off itself.ReplyDelete
That looks like a frost to me.
I remember the anticipation of spring when bulbs planted in autumn made an appearance.
The moving sculpture is great, and a little weird at times. Melbourne had a really good wind driven sculpture but after putting large buildings around it, it no longer really works.
Andrew: Damn humans and their discarded plastic indeed. I hope that container cracked and could be kicked off quickly. Very quickly.Delete
Our new sculpture was placed in an area which has just seen some large buildings completed - I think it will be safe for a while.
The statues are great - I love the boy on the stack of books, and the whirly/musical piece is very clever - thank you for taking the time to video it!ReplyDelete
Hmmm bulbs: I have some to put in too, but certainly not as many as you have intimated. You will forget the hard work when they are all flowering beautifully in the spring.
Have a good week - that roo is a shining example of taking it easy!
Alexia: I like all three of these statues, but the stack of books is possibly my favourite. Past experience says that you are right. I will forget the pain when the bulbs emerge. Mostly.Delete
You have a good week too.
I love, love those beautiful Tuberous Begonias. Wow! what a clever mobile sculpture. It's just amazing how ever smoothly it moves in the wind. It's almost mesmerizing.ReplyDelete
One of those roos looking straight at you looks like an over grown rabbit, lol. A lovely bunch...
Here, our grass is just greening up and your is covered in frost, getting ready to take it's rest.
When it's time to plant lots of tulips, my husband uses a big auger drill to drill holes in the ground and I plant the bulbs in the hole. It goes faster than digging holes by hand. I haven't planted any bulbs since my daughter passed away, it will be 5 years this coming October. The squirrels have dug them up in one part of the garden.
That Corella looks like he's proud of wearing that plastic cup. I hope that it will crack and fall off.
Julia: We love the tuberous begonias too. And wait for them each year.Delete
As well as the tulips we have ordered daffodils, iris, colchicum, anemones, ixias, star flowers, nerines, crocus. And more. Himself plants much more quickly than I do - but doesn't weed around them.
I hope the corella no longer even remembers the plastic cup.
I still like that second sculpture, although the wind swaying one is nice. There was a video going around of some guys wrestling a bear to the ground, to laboriously cut a five gallon bucket that had wedged over its head. I couldn't believe they were successful. I hope someone helps out the bird too.ReplyDelete
Strayer: The corella had no trouble flying, so I don't quite know how it could be helped. Or not at least until it was in significant trouble. Which I hope hasn't happened.Delete
Bella la primavera, colori e profumi.ReplyDelete
Giancarlo: We are in autumn here - which is also beautiful.Delete
A very happy weekend to you.
So much beauty, and we mess it up so easily.ReplyDelete
Good luck with the bulbs, and i will come back to link up the Sunday Selections.
messymimi: We mess it up so easily and far too often.Delete
I over did it yesterday and will have a break (I think) from bulb planting today. I look forward to seeing your Sunday Selections later.
My selections will be over hereDelete
messymimi: I am looking forward to it. Of course.Delete
The begonias are beauteous. I love the boy on the books.ReplyDelete
Joanne Noragon: Having discovered one tuberous begonia both of us buy them whenever we see them. We haven't been disappointed either.Delete
This is one pretty post, beautiful flowers, love flowers, great colours tooReplyDelete
aussie aNNie: I am a big, big fan of colour.Delete
I love the new sculpture :)ReplyDelete
The big roo certainly is very relaxed.
We don't get frost here where I am, which disappoints me a little, but not for long as I know that is too cold for me. I want to buy and plant bulbs, but I know they won't do well in my little patch. I still have bluebells under one of the trees though.
River: I would miss frost if I moved somewhere which didn't have them. I grew up with them and they have featured everywhere we have lived since then. I really, really need to be more restrained with my bulb purchases. As does himself.Delete
The third looks like a variation on pi to me, or the treble clef. That's what my imagination sees, I guess because my daughter is a mathematician and I play the piano. I suppose we tend to see the familiar.ReplyDelete
Janie Junebug: I suppose we do. I didn't see the treble clef until it was pointed out to me - and now see it every time I look.Delete
Amo los canguros geniales fotos. Te mando un beso y buen fin de semanaReplyDelete
J.P Alexander: We love them too. Thank you. I hope your weekend is joyous.Delete
The tuberous begonias are just beautiful.ReplyDelete
The sculptures are looking good and pleasing to see that they are tall so people don't trip over them.
Margaret D: You would have to work at it to trip over any of these sculptures. You could fun into them if you weren't paying attention I suppose. Aren't the begonias a joy?Delete
That sculpture looks different fro every angle you shared. I think it's beautiful and I'm sure it provides many comments from viewers.ReplyDelete
Those roos are simply amazing. I had no idea people could get so close to them and they aren't intimidated or intimidating. These were wonderful shots.
You have an incredible garden surrounding your home. The begonias are beautiful. I've never seen so many unique colors as the ones growing in your garden. Good luck with your bulb planting. I don't envy you the job.
Even though I'm not feeling well, I simply HAD to stop by and visit since you never fail to stop by and comment on my work. That poor bird is an example of why we need to get rid of all plastic.
Bleubeard and Elizabeth: You are still unwell? That is so unfair. I hope you can kick this one to the curb quickly.Delete
The kangaroos beside our lake are not tame, but certainly used to people. They move if people get too close, but prefer to just go about their days. We visit them often, and love them.
It is no hardship to visit your posts and comment. None. Nada. Zip.
And you are so right about the perils of plastic.
What a nice potpourri of pictures ! Poor birdie I hope it can get rid of this collar ! I love the kangaroos, something I never see here except in a zoo. Modern Art remmains modern Art even the Artist doesn't know what it is ! (I do modern Art painting !)ReplyDelete
Gattina: Thank you. I do hope the corella has got rid of its collar. Do you ever share your painting? I hope so because I would love to see it.Delete
The moving statue is phenomenal. If I were there I would just stand and stare as it moved through the air. Of course the book statue is fabulous too. Nothing is better than depicting a kid reading. I worry that so many kids now rely on audiobooks that they will forget the pleasure of imagining characters voices. (Though I will confess if I had been able to listen to The Mill on the Floss when I was in high school rather than reading it, I would have done it in a second)ReplyDelete
Love your bird (poor thing) and kangaroo photos. As usual I am envious!
Anne in the kitchen: Doesn't it move through space gracefully. When I realised it was moving on my first visit I just stood in awe. I didn't notice anyone else staring - which is their loss. I haven't yet gone down the audio book path, for similar reasons to why I cannot watch a movie of a book I love. They simply don't match the images I have in my head.Delete
So much to see today--- I agree that the sculpture is remarkable. I'm glad you got the video, but it almost seems to move in the still pictures. Lounging with roos sounds like a good time. The flowers are beautiful. Thanks for the post.ReplyDelete
Bill: I am really glad. As usual I worried that other people would be bored with the things which took my fancy.Delete
The sculptures are a great addition. The moving one is particularly intriguing - I expect people won't be able to stop themselves watching it. It was mesmerising. Roos and flowers are lovely to see.
I really hope that corella was freed from his collar. We are all responsible and can do our bit (no matter how small) to lessen the discarded plastic problem.
Ellie Foster: I really like the sculptures and was fascinated when the last one started to move. Like you I hope the corella was freed. So much.Delete
Hi EC – love the sculptures … and hope you can give us some basic details – sculptor, title etc … - thank you!! The last one is delightful … I’d love to actually see it.ReplyDelete
Yes – our disregard for ‘life’ is so sad … I hope the Corella is able to get its head out. Oh good to see the happier wildlife images – our wildlife is finding its way into urban areas – some deer appeared in a housing estate in East London this past week … took the residents somewhat by surprise … but again challenging actions by humans. Sad …
The frosty tinges are there aren’t they … the begonias are just beautiful … good luck with those plantings … always wonderful to see after all the hard work is done … thanks for your delightful selections – you too have a good week - Hilary
Hilary Melton-Butcher: I was able to give the name and the sculptor details for the first two statues in early Sunday Selections but cannot find out anything about the last one. Yet.Delete
I am still worried about the corella but hope. We really don't share our spaces well at all. Or at least too many of us don't.
We are getting closer and closer to frosts but not quite yet. The planting is daunting (I overdid it yesterday and did none today, but we will get there).
Dearest Sue, oh how I enjoyed your stunning photos!😊😊ReplyDelete
Those sculptures are so very striking, and the moving one is so unique and unusual...I have never seen anything like it before. WOW!!
Oh that poor Corella...when are we humans going to learn to be more considerate when it comes to disposing our waste?!
It is always the wildlife who suffer most.😢
I really hope he/she can eventually remove the plastic.
It is so sad to see.
The Roos, as always, were a delight to behold...how much they could teach us about being tranquil! They look SO relaxed and laid back!😊😊
I love those super pics of your garden too! The begonias are so very beautiful...and I can't wait to see your garden next spring, when all those extra bulbs come into bloom!😉
Oh how I adore flowers!!
Have a great day, dear friend...
Much love and hugs, always ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Ygraine: Thank you. Andrew (see comments above) said that his city also had a wind moving sculpture but added that as big buildings were installed nearby the movement stopped. I think that there will be no more buildings erected near 'ours' and hope it continues to soar.Delete
You are so very right about the waste and those that suffer most. WHEN will we learn. And change.
Roos relax better than almost anything I know - except cats.
I had yesterday off but hope to get back into the garden weeding and planting again today - and for several more days to come.
Interesantes esculturas y algunas muy modernas.ReplyDelete
Tienes muy bien cuidado tu jardín. Las fotos son preciosas.
VENTANA DE FOTO: Thank you. Our garden gets neglected over the summer months when it is too hot for me to spend much time in it. I am paying for that neglect now and need to weed as I plant. I hope this work pays dividends in spring.Delete
Have a wonderful week.
How extravagant: Just imagining a picknick with roos in Seanhenge ...ReplyDelete
Sean Jeating: Many a picnic with roos takes place there. There are black swans too which often mob the picnickers demanding a share...Delete
Great sculptures, kangaroos, and flowers. I should be able to post pics of Tanya's flowers soon. That poor bird. I do hope it can escape that piece of plastic.ReplyDelete
The Blog Fodder: I really hope the corella escapes that discarded plastic too. Indeed I hope it has already escaped. I look forward to seeing photos of yours and Tanya's garden.Delete
I'm posting a few on Facebook today and will do a proper blog post next week likely.Delete
The Blog Fodder: I don't do FB, but look forward to seeing your post in the fullness of time.Delete
That poor wee bird! Love the moving sculpture and the rest of them, especially the girl on the book!ReplyDelete
And your flowers!! They bring such joy!
Wisewebwoman: Those statues really 'lift' that part of the city. An otherwise fairly dull part of the city. I welcome them all.Delete
YES on your other points. Both of them.
what is the first sculpture made of ?; I love kinetic sculptures, lovely flowers, we had a hard frost and most of my peppers died even though we covered themReplyDelete
Linda Starr: The first statue is metal and made of Corten which is a natural dark-toned metal linking the building’s facade and the sculpture. The material has robust and high weathering properties and has been pre-rusted to minimise runoff and create an even finish after sandblasting.Delete
I am sorry you lost your peppers. I suspect our first hard frost is quite close now.
I love the sculpture with books but the one that moves is fascinating. I do hope the bird fairs well and he is able to remove his "collar" some how. Your flowers are so beautiful. Take care me friend and have a safe and wonderful week.ReplyDelete
Mason Canyon: I am so glad that many of you find that moving sculpture as fascinating as I do. You take care too please. You are important to me.Delete
I love all three sculptures. You are lucky to have such beautiful displays in the city. Love the roos, too.ReplyDelete
gigi-hawaii: We have a LOT of statues in my city. I think the city centre has at least one and often more on every block. Which I love. The resident roos are a big plus too.Delete
What a treat. Enjoyed the art, the Roos, the flowers. The picture of the bird with the plastic cup is sad and a vivid example of our world.ReplyDelete
As always, I’m grateful for your photographs.
Have a happy week.
Myrna R.: Thank you. The corella is a sad indictment of our wasteful society isn't it?Delete
Nice images,sculptures , animals and the weather getting better each day.ReplyDelete
Steve: Our weather is definitely getting cooler now. I love it, but other people do not agree.Delete
What an intriguing moving sculpture; if you find out more about it, please fill us in. I do like the other two sculptures you've shown; I remember them from before. The one of the man is so well done, with the flowing overcoat. You can see the movement there even without moving parts.ReplyDelete
Poor corella. But it's positive that it seemed able to eat and fly. I hope the plastic comes off soon. Perhaps it already has, since you haven't seen it again.
Have a good week, EC. Your flowers are gorgeous, as always.
jenny_o: I did take the corella's ability to eat and to fly as positives. I was angry just the same and still worry about it. Not having seen a bird in the cone of shame since is both encouraging and depressing. When I can find out more about our newest sculpture I will certainly let you know.Delete
I am saddened by the plastic our wildlife have to deal with, knowing that many die from it. I hope the corella can escape that cone!ReplyDelete
I would be mesmerized by the moving statue and forget where I was supposed to be going. How unique!
Roos and garden photos are always a delight. Thank you for them. You do look like you're getting a bit frosty there.
Have fun with the bulbs and don't overtax yourself planting them. (I say, knowing this falls on deaf ears) ;) Hugs to you and scritches to Jazz.
River Fairchild: When I realised that statue was moving I WAS mesmerised. I spent a considerable amount of time with it and will watch for it each and every time I go past.Delete
Definitely deaf ears. I did too much on Saturday in the garden and had the next day off. I hope to get back there today and also hope not to over do it. Jazz is struggling a bit. I can scritch him on your behalf because he doesn't feel well enough to slash and bite.
That poor bird! I get so annoyed with people who do not dispose of their trash properly!ReplyDelete
I adore your begonias. Adore.
mshatch: I share your feeling about litter bugs. And also adore the begonias.Delete
Beautiful abstract sculpture. And its movement is amazing. It felt like it was dancing. I could watch for a long time.ReplyDelete
Olga Godim: I loved that dance in the sky and did watch it for quite some time. I expect that I will make time to marvel each and every time I go into town.Delete
The statues are impressive, I like them very much. The young boy is my favorite, then the man. But have to say the moving statue is impressively designed. It looks a little bit like a musical note. That poor cockatoo! I won’t buy anything now like that, and no straws. I know it can be difficult at times but I always bring along a reusable water bottle with me now. A friend once asked me why do I bother? It’s not like one person can have a great effect she said. I told her it just takes one person to start and if nothing else it makes me feel good doing my small part. Always love seeing your kangaroos. Adorable! Your flowers are gorgeous. Always interesting to me that you are beginning to experience frost as we go into our winter. Thank you for another special Sunday series :)ReplyDelete
DeniseinVA: Thank you. As you know every journey starts with one step. I firmly believe that as more of us learn to take care the world will change. I have to believe that. I love that we are in opposite seasons - it gives me two of each every year.Delete
Un sereno e felice inizio settimana per te.ReplyDelete
Giancarlo: Thank you - and to you.Delete
Double the bulbs! I'm sorry you have to plant them all but what a sight it will be!ReplyDelete
kylie: At least double the bulbs. Neither of us were restrained. There are several hundred in the ground now, and more to go in. Later this week I hope.Delete
Also, i really love the moving statue, it's quite mesmerisingReplyDelete
kylie: Mesmerising is the perfect word for it isn't it? It is not unattractive standing still, but the movement adds a LOT.Delete
How exciting about all the bulbs you and your partner ordered and a lot of hard work ahead planting them now. I have just had a wonderful spring garden as I also planted more Tulips and Daffodils this year. it has brought me great delight in the garden. Loved seeing the sculpture swaying in the wind. Very interesting Sue. Hope you are feeling well and ready for bulb planting. Have a great week aheadReplyDelete
Margaret Birding For Pleasure: There is a lot of hard work ahead of us, but by the time they bloom we will have forgotten the pain. I hope. I am not really up to it - and won't let that stop me.Delete
Really lovely and interesting sculptures. And those roos are always so cute.ReplyDelete
Hope you have wonderfull week.
orvokki: Thank you. We love the roos too, and visit them often.Delete
I liked and was impressed by the images featured in this entry, but I was concerned about the cone on the bird's head.ReplyDelete
Himawan Sant: I am concerned about that cone too. Very concerned.Delete
I left here filled with concern over the corella with the plastic cone around its neck.ReplyDelete
Granny Annie: I was and am concerned too. I was very glad that it could eat and fly, but worried...Delete
Wildlife here gets tangled in garbage too. It is unbelievable in this day and age really.ReplyDelete
These sculptures are amazing, especially the moving one. However the child on the books is wonderful too.
I always love the roos you share, EC.
Marie Smith: Wildlife gets tangled in garbage. Our garbage. Which fills me with anger and with shame.Delete
I am glad that you enjoyed the sculptures - and my roo fix.
I absolutely love that amazing moving sculpture. It reminds me of an elegant woman dancing with a bird on her extended arm. It's beautiful!ReplyDelete
My heart is aching for that corella.
J C: My far from musical self also saw a dancer - and delighted in it. And yes, my heart aches too. I hope that corella has been able to discard the cone of shame (our shame).Delete
So many wonders today. Love the sculpts. You're right the third is sinuous.ReplyDelete
I hope the corella manages to get that cone off.
Always enjoy the roos.
Your garden is breathtaking.
Take special care.
Sandra Cox: Thank you. On all counts.Delete
Your garden is stunning. :DReplyDelete
I enjoy public statuary. And I like how those three are each very individual.
The cone is concerning. One does wonder how the bird fitted it over himself. :(
Bea: I was very impressed at the individuality of the sculptures too, and grateful. That section of the city is much improved by them.Delete
I wonder - and assume that the bird was pecking at something in the bottom of the carton. I do hope that the cone is now gone.
all types recepies and desert: Thank you.Delete
Sculpture really is fascinating and that poor bird. What an awful neck brace. I've been listening to birds at my parents residence this weekend and they appear to be chatting to each other. I believe birds are happier in warmer weather.ReplyDelete
SpacerGuy: The birds assuredly are chatting to each other - and perhaps to you too.Delete
I have often wondered about their communication but to me, really? They probably find out language as fascinating as we do theirs.Delete
SpacerGuy: I am sure that they do talk to and about us. I am not sure that we would want to understand everything they say.Delete
wow the gradation of that flowers were so beautiful....i like the combination in white and red...it's look awesomeReplyDelete
and also the bird and hangaroo....very cute angle! love !
Gustyanita Pratiwi: Thank you. I do love the garden - and the roos. I feel for that poor bird though.Delete
Oh poor bird :( that is awful.ReplyDelete
That sculpture looks beautiful. Loved the fluidity of it.
Hena Tayeb: I agree with you about the poor corella - and loved all of the sculptures. They are a wonderful addition to our city centre.Delete
That's funny that you both ordered so many bulbs. I look forward to the pictures in a few weeks.ReplyDelete
Poor bird. I hope he got it off.
The statues are so cool.
Mary Kirkland: It will take us a few weeks to plant them all I suspect. We are in mid Autumn here and it will be a while before they bloom.Delete
Goodness! Not nice seeing that poor bird, I do hope the cone came off.ReplyDelete
It was nice seeing the sculptures and the video, thanks for including that.
The Roos are always a treat to see and your flowers are beautiful.
It seems strange to read about Autumn frosts when we are just bursting into Spring ... well our blossom trees are :)
Hope you have a lovely week.
Take care, my good wishes.
All the best Jan
Lowcarb team member ~Jan: Enjoy your spring - as I am enjoying autumn. Like you, I really, really hope the cone came off. Quickly. And thank you.Delete
I'm running very late in viewing, reading and posting...but never late than never as the saying goes..ReplyDelete
And I hope the present week is going well for you, EC. Cuddles to Jazz. Take care. :)
Lee: There is no time limit here. Jazz is struggling a bit, but has picked up over the last twenty four hours. Fingers crossed.Delete
My fingers are crossed for your lovely Jazz, too, EC...I hope he keeps picking up...more love sent his way from me.Delete
Lee: Jazz is better than he was on Anzac Day, but may still need another vet visit. Thank you.Delete
Hola hijo de elefante!ReplyDelete
Las esculturas son fantásticas y parecen tener gran altura, al menos es lo que se aprecia en el video.
Los canguritos son hermosos
y todo ese jardín que nos muestras florecido es admirable.
Una entrada muy bella.
y a cuidarse mucho!!!
eli mendez: The child sitting on the books isn't 'very' tall, but both of the others are. I love them - and the garden. Thank you.Delete
Wow! That statue with the books is simply fabulous! I'd love to have something like that at or near my home. What a great way to celebrate the joy of reading. As always, the lovely and vibrant flowers are breathtaking. Hope you're doing well. Hugs, ROReplyDelete
RO: I am particularly fond of that statue too. Mind you, if they had moved it less than 100 metres it would have been outside the library - which I think would have been perfect.Delete
Oh, you do make me want to visit your country! So much beauty and culture to explore. Poor bird - another example of why we must cut down our use of plastics. You write of early frost and putting your garden to bed, and I said this morning, "It will soon be time to get out and start working in the yard."ReplyDelete
I read your comment about Jazz. Sounds like our kitties are at similar points. Hoping all the days they both have left are good ones. <3
Susan -of every moment: Jazz is at the one step forward, one step back stage at the moment. And successfully yanking on my chain. He is not fortunately taking two steps back.Delete
I need to do yard work too - not least putting the bulbs in and continuing weeding. Lots of both are required.
Love the snaps of red in the first garden shot.ReplyDelete
YOU have a glorious day.
Sandra Cox: The begonias are special aren't they? You have a wonderful day too please.Delete
Awesome photos as always. Especially loved the roos and flowers. I hope you have a great new week.ReplyDelete
RasmaSandra: Thank you. I hope your week is packed with beauty.Delete
Mi piace il ragazzino seduto sui libbri.ReplyDelete
Ciao E.C., buona serata.
Giancarlo: That statue is very special isn't it? I am glad that I tracked it down.Delete
Greetings! I had such fun going through this post, I did it again. The statue art is incredible, and that young child such a true expression frozen in art. Not to forget your lovely Kangaroos and feathered friends and flowers. This was a welcomed tour of your city on my rainy unlike spring day today. But as they say we must ready those May flowers! Enjoy a safe and lovely week!ReplyDelete
21 Wits: We both featured sculptures! And joy! I hope your spring returns, she really is the most fickle season isn't she?Delete
Hey Beautiful Soul. Hope you are well! Those statues are amazing, especially the "moving" one! Thank you for the video! I am so sorry for that bird! I hope it's ok! The roos are so cute! Loving your garden photos! Big Hugs!ReplyDelete
Magic Love Crow: Thank you. I do love my city's focus on street art. Hugs to you too.Delete
That's an awesome video, it made me feel calm when watching it!ReplyDelete
Oh . . . my goodness, I feel so sorry for that bird!
As nice as it is to see those relaxed kangaroos and beautiful flowers, at this point in time, I still cannot stop from feeling great sorrow for that bird!
Lon Anderson: I am feel that sorry too. I am sorry for inflicting it on you too.Delete
LOVE the first 2 sculptures. And your flowers always make me smile, so pretty. Looking at your blog, I see you don't have a blog log. I would suggest that as a substitute for you when the email thingy goes by by. I've never used the email thing. I can see by the date on my blog log when someone has written a new blog; plus it changes color when I've visited that blog. Typically, I write a new post then just start down my list with visiting. I don't always leave a comment if the person hasn't made a new post; but I do a good deal of the time to just say hi, or if it's been a long time to ask if they're ok. The Kangaroos were nice to see. Such interesting animals. Since you have such a big following, you might need (or find it helpful) to have more than one blog log. I used to do that. You could categorize your blog visitors perhaps with a couple of different subjects/what they blog about. I currently have my list in alphabetical order, but sometimes I change it to date order, which puts all those who've not had a recent post on the bottom. Hope that helps you.ReplyDelete
Sandy: Thank you. I don't have a blog log on my sidebar because I follow too many blogs for it to be practical. Instead I use the 'reader' which works for me - except for your blog.Delete
R's Rue: Thank you. And to you.Delete
Those roos sure know how to relax, don't they?ReplyDelete
Have a day filled with sparkle.
Sandra Cox: Roos relax as well as a cat. And like cats can go from relaxation to movement in a heart beat.Delete
Hooray for spring-flowering bulbs! Hubby and I are addicts, and last year's pandemic conditions caused the first (and probably only) time we didn't plant at least a hundred bulbs in the fall. Your place will be lovely!ReplyDelete
The moving sculpture is amazing! In your first still photo it reminded me of a cockatoo; but after seeing its various angles and movement, I've decided it's a visual representation of music. I wonder what the artist intended? :-)
Diane Henders: I am not going to admit how many bulbs we bought. Lots and lots. I am hoping for an explosion of colour, texture and scent.Delete
I will I knew who the artist was - and a little about his/her intentions for this piece. I thoroughly enjoy it - and you are not alone in seeing a musical influence.
Caked back to see if my comment from a few days ago got published and I see it is another fail. I will try again.ReplyDelete
The art piece is more than a sculpture; it is a living energy as it dances to the wind.
Seeing the bird with the plastic around its neck is so upsetting. It is horrifying.
Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: Thank you for coming back. I am glad that his comment 'took'. I have intermittent problems commenting and I know just how frustrating it is.Delete
I do love the moving sculpture and like you my heart and mind ache when I think of that corella. I hope (fervently) that it is now free of the plastic.
Thanks for well wishes, recovering easily after a tooth extraction under GA but all good
aussie aNNie: Thank you for letting me know. I am glad that all is well.Delete
I love the sculptures! The moving one is really cool! You live in such a beautiful city. Ugh! That poor bird! I'm trying to think how he got his head stuck like that? Poor baby. I hope he's okay.ReplyDelete
Elsie Amata: I can only assume that the corella got its head stuck trying to get food from the container. Food which was probably as bad for it as the container. I also hope (fervently) that it is ok.Delete
Whoaaa! I loved that sculpture even before I'd read that it moved with the wind.ReplyDelete
I never knew roos are so 'laxed. I could watch them all day.
Your photo with the bird is heartbreaking.
I hope you have the brightest garden when spring comes. Such hope and joy.
neena maiya (guyana gyal): Roos relax really, really well. I can feel my shoulders drop as I watch them. I really hope the corella is ok and was encouraged that it could eat and fly. I am still worried though.Delete
Today I hope to plant more bulbs. I love autumn, I love winter and I am already looking forward to a bright spring.
Hundreds of bulbs...your garden will look like paradise.ReplyDelete
Sandra Cox: Hundreds and hundreds of bulbs. More planting today - with hopes for spring.Delete
It seems your life is filled with beauty - birds, statues, flowers and all the scenes you post. I love the boy on the books and the moving statue. Someone made high tech art, didn't he?ReplyDelete
As always I like to see the roos. I think they must be the most interesting animals. thanks for sharing.
Glenda Beall: I am a beauty addict. I look for it everywhere and find a LOT of it. You are right about the high tech art - and I love that it uses the wind rather than electricity to power it.Delete
Lovely critter shots! I hope that poor corella is OK.ReplyDelete
Lady Fi: Thank you - and me too.Delete
The sculptures are impressive. I always wonder how those are set up. The "windmill" is amazing.ReplyDelete
Susan Kane: They are impressive and I was fascinated that the wind sculpture had so many pivot points. I hope your comment means that your hands are feeling much, much better.Delete
I love all! But abstract sculpture looks amazing and it matches there. What a beautiful flowers. I love their colors. Have a great weekendReplyDelete
bread&salt: The abstract sculpture is a very worthy addition isn't it?Delete
So lucky the bus stopped right in front of the moving sculpture. I like its fluidity, moving so graciously. Sad to hear that winter is coming as I love your Spring garden, the Begonias with the coloured edges are unusual for me. Hope there are winter flowers??ReplyDelete
kestrel: I was very lucky that the bus stopped where it did - and that I was alert enough to take advantage of the stop. There will be flowers over winter. Indeed some of our spring flowers are hinting that they will be flowering early.Delete
I love the statue of the boy sitting and the one that moves is fantastic. It looks lovely still- but when it is moving it is mesmerizing. Thanks for taking and sharing the video. That poor corella. I hope it's okay! Also- your flowers are glorious. Nice show they are putting on at the end of the season. :)ReplyDelete
DMS ~Jess: Thank you. I was surprised at how much more I liked the last statue when it drifted with the wind. And a big and heartfelt YES about the corella.Delete