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Sunday, 2 May 2021

Sunday Selections #531

 


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?  Two themes.

We were scheduled to see a Supermoon this week.  A pink supermoon.  I was really looking forward to it.  On 'the night' I was wearing my supervisor/support hat for Lifeline.  I couldn't get out to see the moon but my shift was due to finish around midnight, so I promised myself a treat.  When I had completed my last call and any necessary paperwork I was going to go out, camera in hand.

Big sigh.  When I went outside cloud had obscured the sky, the stars and the moon.  However, I am an early riser and a late night doesn't change that, so I trotted outside just before dawn the next morning.  The pinkness had gone, but so had the cloud and the moon was still there to delight me.
 




 I know that many of you are enjoying Spring at the moment, but we are in Autumn.  A season I love.  The arboreal fireworks amaze me each and every year.  This year I am also delighting in some late bloomers.

So come wander with me.

I love the new pink growth.

A last flush of roses.




Bottlebrush (from the Callistemon family).  I didn't expect to see them in bloom, but smiled.

As I did at these golden beauties from the Banskia family.












A few days after my walk we went to one of my city's lookouts.  There was hazard burning underway so the skies are a bit hazy, but there was still colour to be seen.  Much of Australia's native vegetation is evergreen, but my city has planted LOTS of deciduous trees.




I hope that whatever your season, and where ever you are, there is colour and joy in your week.

165 comments:

  1. That was a beautiful moon, wasn't it? I only caught sight of some of it, though. Lovely images. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban in London: It was beautiful - but I wish I had seen it at its height.

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  2. Ah, Strayer will be releaved.
    Beauti- and colourful photos to start the May. Have a good one, Sue.

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    1. Sean Jeating: I put it up when I got up, and am sorry to have caused Strayer anxiety. And thank you. I hope your May is marvellous.

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  3. I love how you captured the pink super moon. I also saw it, but I believe the pink effect was also gone by the time I saw it, too. You got some lovely shots of it. Stunning, in fact.

    As we are just welcoming new growth, I was so impressed with the beauty of your autumn photos. It brought back great memories of autumn before the lockdown last year. The colors are so rich and impressive. And I am another person who loves to see bottlebrush trees. They are too delicate to live in MY part of the world, but I sure enjoyed seeing yours. You certainly live in a beautiful city and autumn seems to bring out that beauty, too.

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    1. Bleubeard and Elizabeth: I struggle with moon shots and am not going to admit how many failures I deleted. Thank you.
      We have a few bottle brush trees in our yard (not blooming at the moment) and I love them. The autumnal colours are a joy though. I think that much of my city IS beautiful and I am glad to showcase it.

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  4. Sorry you missed the pinkness but you did get some great shots of the moon.

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  5. Lots of great colors for your fall. Now if we only had enough money to only be where it was fall.

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    1. Mike: I love that the internet brings us too seasons simultaneously. I am loving our autumn and enjoying spring from your side of the world.

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    1. Susan Kane: They do. And shifts on the crisis line at a full moon show that each and every time.

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  7. I love the moon, spoilt for a great treat. I love autumn, lovely colours of the trees EC.

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    1. Bob Bushell: There will be other super moons - and hopefully I will see them at their best. Hooray for another autumn lover.

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  8. Nature is always beautiful painter! Moon pictures are amazing.

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    1. bread&salt: Nature is the best artist isn't she?

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    2. Absolutely correct Dear E.C. have a great day.

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  9. Great shots of the moon, Sue, and some classically Australian plants. At least we can both look at the same moon even if I can't get to the plants for a while yet.

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    1. David M. Gascoigne: We can indeed look at the same moon - and enjoy our very different seasons.

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  10. Dear EC
    You captured the moon beautifully. Thee are some wonderful autumn colours too - lots to enjoy.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Ellie Foster: Thank you. I am a big, big fan of autumn and even love it when the trees are gone and bare branches are filigreed against the sky.

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  11. What a great post! I loved seeing your beautiful moon shots. I didn't get to see it when it was pink either, but it was still gorgeous. Your flowers and trees are gorgeous too, and I love the shots from the lookout. I hope we'll see more on a clear day. Enjoy fall and have a fantastic weekend. :)

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    1. Martha: You have reminded me that we don't visit those lookouts often enough. Hopefully we will go again when the skies are clear - not today, the smoke is still hanging round.

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  12. The autumn colours are lovely. Our trees are only just beginning to leaf out after winter, although I hear that the cherry trees are in bloom down in the city parks.... not quite warm enough for that here yet. The bottle brush is a really interesting plant, wish they grew here. I forgot to go out and look at the super pink moon, but I think it was cloudy that night.

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    1. Shammickite: I look forward to the autumn foliage every year. We are often too dry for a good display but we had a moist summer and are getting a delayed bonus. Our skies were clear early for the supermoon, but clouded over when it was supposedly at its peak.

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  13. I love the bottlebrush. The super moon, pink or not, was not visible here due to clouds. I thought today was sunday and couldn't figure out why I hadn't seen your usual post yet. I'm screwed up on days. Your moon photos sure are beautiful.

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    1. Strayer: I often struggle with what day it is too. The bottle brush is spectacular isn't it - and you can see where it gets it common name from.

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  14. The leaves and the blooms are balm to the spirit, EC. Your photos of the moon show great detail! Wow!

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    1. Marie Smith: Nature is so often balm for me. At home and elsewhere. And thank you.

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  15. The super moon kept my cabin in light the other night!

    Autumn is very much to my liking, too. We're experiencing a wet weekend up this way..but that doesn't worry me, either. Some very heavy showers have gone through over the past day or so.

    I hope you have a good week ahead, EC...cuddles to Jazz...I hope he is feeling much better.

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    1. Lee: I wish that cloud hadn't obscured the moon at its best, but am grateful that it cleared in the morning.
      Jazz has sad days and better days at the moment. I am hoping today is a better day. He has had his medication and breakfast and is sleeping both of them off.
      I hope you and the furry overlords have a great week - and feel free to send us some rain.

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  16. Vibrant colors! I remember seeing a lot of bottlebrush in Southern Cal in my early years. I never knew the name. Thanks for identifying it.
    Shavuah Tov, dear one.

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    1. Rawknrobyn: I had no idea that our bottlebrush was so widely travelled. I hope your week is excellent.

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  17. I can understand your disappointment at missing the pink moon, but at least you got super moon shots. They are lovely, as are your colourful foliage and flower photos. We still have bottlebrush flowers out, too - a second lot! The bees are loving them.
    I hope you have a good week. Give Jazz a scritch for me, if he's in an amiable frame of mind :)

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    1. Alexia: I was disappointed not to see the moon at its height, but grateful that the early morning was clear. The bottlebrush at home haven't had a second flush (which I would welcome). The bees here are revelling in dahlia blooms.

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  18. Hijo de Elefante, has hecho unas fotografías preciosas de la luna!!
    Acostarse tarde y levantarse temprano tienen sus beneficios
    en este caso pudiste hacer estas fotos!!!
    Y por aquí también estamos en otoño, pero aun no vemos los dorados , ocres y amarillos de las hojas, porque están siendo días como de verano.. Un hermoso jardín nos has dejado ver, lleno de colores y alegría
    Un abrazo grande
    Feliz noche de sábado

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    1. eli mendez: Thank you. I hope your autumn arrives soon. A very happy weekend to you.

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  19. This was a fabulous post! You're such a pleasure to be in the hand of such a deft hostess.

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    1. Cloudia: You are a shameless flatterer. Thank you.

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  20. Oh wow! Those Autumn colors are gorgeous. You still have plenty of color to please the eye.
    Double wow on that moon shot. I've never been successful taking such a nice photo of the moon. Very professional.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Julia: Aren't the colours of autumn lovely? I watch for them every year and smile when they blaze across the sky.
      Thank you. I often struggle to take photos of the moon, and was pleased with these.

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  21. Your moon looks like a piece of fine old ivory and your autumn colors like so many gems. Thank you.

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  22. Autumn is as pretty and colorful as spring. As to which is my favorite, each is my favorite while it lasts.

    My selections will be over here.

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    1. messymimi: I like all of the seasons (except summer). As always I am looking forward to your selections.

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  23. How beautiful the color of the vegetation looks from the transitional period of spring to autumn .., so far I can only see it through the pictures.

    Have a good weekend, friend.

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    1. Himawan Sant: Thank you. I hope your autumn arrives soon.

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  24. Beautiful shots of the moon and your last blooms of summer. Whenever I try to get a 'beautiful' moon shot all I get is an indistinct pinprick of light. You must be using a better camera. or, imagine (!) you might have more skill!

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    1. molly: Good photos of the moon are difficult aren't they? They are few and far between here.

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  25. Me gustan la luna es muy bella y las flores. Te mando un beso

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  26. I think you captured the moon really well, as it's not easy and I have failed many times. I tried to get some shots but we have too many trees and electricity poles around here. I will have to travel a few kms into the hills next time. Your autumn photos are lovely, the colours this year seem more vibrant here too. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Rosie: Photographs of the moon aren't easy at all are they? You colours are more vibrant this year too? Did you also have more rain than usual?

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  27. You have lovely autumn colours there.
    The moon was wonderful to see earlier in the evening, I took photos of it later and pink didn't come out.

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    1. Margaret D: I didn't even see the pink. Canberra does autumn well doesn't it?

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  28. Spectacular colours, mine are all still green here.x

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    1. aussie aNNie: You are quite a bit warmer than we are. I hope you see the autumnal magic soon though.

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  29. I love this week's selection! The brilliant colours, the long views, the moon peeping out from the tree. :D

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    1. River: Thank you. I enjoyed them all and am glad you did.

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  30. As glad as I am to see Spring here, Fall offers so many wonderful sights. We are also seeing the beginning of what promises to be a disastrous drought throughout most of the West.

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    1. Bill: I am so very sorry to hear that the West is facing drought. They are dreadful, dreadful things. I hope it breaks.

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  31. For once I don't want to change with you I hatee autumn ! But your photos look very cheerful, not like our autumn !
    Here the trees are getting green and flowers come out ! Spring is my favorite season.

    https://gattinawritercramps.blogspot.com/2021/05/sunday-selection.html

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    1. Gattina: Our autumn is beautiful. I am very glad that you are enjoying spring - long may it last.

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  32. We face east so we had a great view of the rising moon. Apparently it is called pink for another reason than it being pink. Lots of red. They may not be local vegetation but I love our deciduous trees.

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    1. Andrew: I delight in our deciduous trees too. The yellow ones blaze earlier than the red. I suspect if I had got to that lookout ten days earlier there would have been yellow everywhere I looked.

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  33. Hi EC – your description of arboreal fireworks is totally endorsed in these amazing photos. The supermoon I gather was just stunning … sadly I didn’t see it. Those roses are stunning … ice-cream pink is what I call the colour!
    The protea … is magnificent and 10 ½ years ago I wrote about the Banksian Nut – Joseph Banks had the genus named after him …
    My uncle had one of their nuts – that generated the interest. And had a gorgeous Lady Banks’ Rose – clambering over their veranda … every year it was gorgeous, reminding me of South Africa – where I first encountered its beauty.
    Your outlook is just gorgeous … have a peaceful week – cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary Melton-Butcher: I cannot remember whether I coined the phrase arboreal fireworks or stole it but every year it seems to me to be the perfect description. I have tried (and failed) to grow protea and am glad that other gardens have more success. I will have to google Lady Bank's rose - and thank you.

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  34. The moon looks incerdible!

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    1. Natalia: It was. I wish that I had seen it a little after midnight when it was closest to earth but it was a treat anyway.

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  35. These are some amazingly colorful photographs. It's springtime here, and colors are bursting out all around us. Everything is greening up nicely as well, and our little neck of the woods is surrounded by beauty. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. presstfortime: Welcome and thank you. I love your blog name - and have frequently felt that way. Enjoy your spring.

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  36. That moon is fabulous! And your autumn trees are so much more colourful thain mine. Almost all our leaves just go brown in autumn. Only "imprted" trees do some of the red/orange/yellow fireworks. I like Spring best, just now with its myriads of green colours.
    Those bottle brush flowers are smile provoking indeed.

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    1. Charlotte (MotherOwl): Thank you. Most of our colourful trees are imported too, and I delight in them each and every year. Aren't the bottlebrushes lovely? Next spring I will go back to our Botanic Gardens and share some of our native wonders.

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  37. Sorry you missed the pink moon. The photos you got the next day are still gorgeous though. They remind me of the kids' book, "Happy Birthday Moon." :)

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    1. mail4rosey: Thank you. I don't know that book and will investigate. Of course.

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  38. Beautiful shots of the moon. I watched it from my living room window. Love the trees and all those roses I can almost smell!

    XO
    WWW

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    1. Wisewebwoman: I cannot see the moon from inside the house and have to go outside. I am so very glad that I thought to check just before dawn the next morning. In my eyes a rose without a scent is a travesty. I have just planted another five and am hoping for a spring filled with colour and scent.

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  39. The flowers and the trees are beautiful, but those moon shots are awesome. I don't know what kind of camera you use but I wish I could get photos of the moon that were half as good as yours. That moon, even though it's not pink, could lead to so many fascinating stories. Hope you have a wonderful week my friend, be safe and happy.

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    1. Mason Canyon: Someone else who looks at skyscapes (the moon, the stars, the clouds) and sees stories? My camera is a Panasonic Lumix and has been kind to me.

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  40. Pretty moon and amazing flowers❤

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  41. Even in fall your garden is spectacular! I especially loved the roses and the moon.

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    1. mshatch: Not my garden this time, but snapshots from some of the other gardens in the area. Gardens which inspire me.

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  42. Your fall colours are stunning. Lovely photography work.

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    1. The Blog Fodder: Thank you. I look forward each day to seeing the changes. Our own garden is slow to change, but the back yard is finally turning golden.

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  43. I would love to amble through your garden, look at the flowers and watch the birds.
    Your area is beautiful.
    Great moon shots.
    Wishing you mega health and all kinds of wonders, dear friend.

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    1. Sandra Cox: These are other people's gardens - but you would be very, very welcome in ours. Stay well my friend. Sending oceans of caring for your whole family (hope the chemo this week goes well).

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    2. Those gardens are no more beautiful than yours:)
      Thanks so much. Your caring is appreciated. Last week's was rough. They may hold off a week.

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    3. Sandra Cox: I am so sorry that last week was rough. It must hurt so badly to watch.

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  44. Oh, that was fun! I love to see the colors in your part of the planet, and remember how much I love autumn. That moon is spectacular! :-)

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    1. DJan: I have been enjoying spring from your side of the world AND our autumn. Lucky, lucky, lucky.

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  45. I always love seeing all the flowers. So pretty. I saw a full moon here but there was no pink to it. I love the moon pictures though.

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    1. Mary Kirkland: A dahlia in our own garden is blooming purple. Knowing that it is 'your' colour I thought of you when it opens and will post photos soon.

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  46. I'm glad you were still able to see the moon and get such great photos! I was so excited to see it but it was cloudy here in Brisbane too. I could see the beautiful glow from behind the clouds in little gaps and knew it would be amazing but I stood out there for a while and the gaps didn't seem to move close enough to the moon for me to see it. A little disappointing, I should have thought of looking again in the morning!

    Hope that you had a good weekend :) It's a relaxing long weekend for us!

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Mica: When I went out shortly after midnight there wasn't even a glow in the sky. I am so glad a) that I went out early and b) that the clouds had cleared. Enjoy your long weekend. Ours was last week.

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  47. The moon has been so big and bright I've wanted to howl at it, but it's definitely not been pink. Your autumn colors are beautiful.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Janie Junebug: I have been doing a fair amount of howling - with and without the moon. And thank you.

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  48. Your moon pics were beautiful! I suspect that we ahve the same climate, just opposite times of year. Hubs and I just hit the gardens to get all out annual plants for spring/summer today. We did all the flower boxes, and later this week will do all the edging. Luckily for my wallet, we have a lot of perennials we have planted, and the annuals just get added in each year for extra color.

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    1. Juli: I have a lot of perennials too - but cannot resist bulbs. And more bulbs. Annuals are mostly too water hungry for me - though I love them.
      Enjoy your garden - and please share the colour.

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  49. I have never seen a moon that is pink, but your yellow one is very pretty. Love the trees and foliage in your area.

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    1. gigi-hawaii: Thank you. I am a big fan of the moon (and foliage) and watch for them.

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  50. Beautiful moon. And gorgeous photos.

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  51. Wow, you got some amazing shots of the moon! I've never been successful in my attempts, but maybe I need to try when it's closer to the horizon.

    Your fall colour is lovely. Are you breathing a sigh of relief now that the wildfire season is nearly over?

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    1. Diane Henders: I always heave a sigh of relief when the danger from fire is reduced. Sadly the 'fire season' gets longer every year.

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  52. That is one gorgeous moon! Every special moon night around here winds up overcast.

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    1. John Wiswell: Cloud (or cloud and rain) often seem to go hand in hand with the special moon nights here too. I am glad that I thought to check in the early morning.

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  53. I am rarely successful at capturing the moon but your shots are gorgeous as are the flowers. Wishing you a week of treats.

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    1. e: I think a lot of us (me most definitely included) struggle to get photographs of the moon. Thank you for your lovely wishes - and to you.

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  54. Serena e buona settimana a te.

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  55. Thoroughly enjoyed the autumnal vibe of the photos you posted, specially the moon. The flowers are stunning too.
    Cheers

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    1. Kalpana: Autumn is a lovely time of year isn't it? I am glad that you enjoyed my shots of some of the wonders.

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  56. WOW, I absolutely adore your moon shots!! Whenever I've tried to photograph the moon, it always comes out blurry and so I can't do it justice...but yours are fantastic!!!
    Stunning flowers and trees too, gave me a real "autumnal" feeling!😉
    I have never seen a bottle brush flower before. Aren't they wonderful?! WOW again...and thank you so much.😊😊

    Have a lovely day, dear friend.

    Much love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. Ygraine: High praise - and thank you. Bottle brushes are spectacular aren't they? I watch for ours to bloom in the spring but to see these unexpected treats was lovely.
      Good luck tomorrow. I will be thinking of you.

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  57. Me ha encantado ver la luna con ese color anaranjado que la hace muy especial, ya que por aquí siempre la vemos blanca; así como pasear de tu mano por esos bellos parajes con arbustos y flora poco vistas por estas tierras, exceptuando las rosas que las tenemos autóctona con gran variedad de colores, y con ricos olores a perfumes.
    En Andalucía, mi tierra, que durante tantos años dominaron los árabes, hubo un poeta andalusí, que dejó escrito en el siglo XII, sobre esta región: "que no había en el mundo cosas más bellas, que las mujeres andaluzas, las rosas, y los caballos", con el que estoy después de tantos siglos, totalmente de acuerdo...Y que conste que no lo digo por los caballos, que también son muy bellos, lo digo sobre todo por las rosas y las mujeres.
    Una pena lo de los incendios pero, a pesar de todo se ve perfectamente en tus imágenes ese valle donde está asentada tu linda ciudad.
    Gracias, por tu buen hacer, con el que consigues que sea siempre, un placer visitarte.
    Saludos cordiales, desde Sevilla.

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    1. Manuel: Many, many thanks. I hope that the fires now mean that we won't have the devastating summer fires of other years. Hope, but expect that there will be some. It is a feature of our warmer months. I share your love of roses. We have recently planted another five (all scented) and last night himself was investigating more. Where we will put them I do not know...

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  58. Beautiful flowers and that moon is gorgeous.

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  59. *waves* awesome post, awesome photos.

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  60. I would love to live in an area where there were only two seasons, spring and autumn. I hear many say that they love to experience all four seasons, but I have had enough of freezing winters and suffocating summers.

    I made a point of seeing that pink moon. We had a clear night and I got to enjoy all its beauty.

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: Summer is the season I would gladly skip. Very, very gladly.
      I am glad that you were able to see the pink moon. I hope that next time I will too (on the day so to speak).

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  61. Beautiful autumn colours and beautiful moon. So much peace. Thank you.

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    1. Nilanjana Bose: I am so very glad that you could find a little peace here.

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  62. I didn't see a tinge of pink when I looked. Dagnabit.

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    1. Sandra Cox: Me either - but it was beautiful anyway.

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  63. Lovely photos. It's nice to see you have autumn there, with all these colorful trees. Beautiful. And we are waiting if some day we have really green summer (but first the spring:).
    Have a nice week.

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    1. orvokki: Autumn and Spring are perhaps my favourite times of year. I am so grateful that the internet allows me to enjoy both of them together.

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  64. Fall is my favourite season - it's interesting how similar your area is to ours in some ways. That beautiful fall foliage is gorgeous. Lots of differences to enjoy as well - your flowers are lovely. The bottle brushes are my favourite this week!

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    1. Jemi Fraser: It is a beautiful season isn't it? You will see more bottle brushes from me - in Spring which is their more usual flowering season.

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  65. I can see fr your pictures that Autumn is here. The beautiful flowers have been replaced by more woody dry plants. Autumn leaves have so many different shades. We have a smaller version of your bottle brush here in M'sia, so the shrub is called powder puff.

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    1. kestrel: I can see I am going to have to investigate your powder puff. And thank you.

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  66. That second and third pic would make great writers' prompts.
    Hope your day is filled with good health, energy and sparkle.
    Hugs

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    1. Sandra Cox: They may well get used in a future Words for Wednesday - unless something else attracts my monkey mind. Thank you (as always) for your wonderful wishes and hopes. And to you.

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  67. Love seeing all your pretty blooms and of course the moon! It was really pink here. Usually I look at it too late to notice, so I'm glad I caught it in time this year.

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    1. Carol Kilgore: I wish that I had seen the pinkness, but missed out. Hopefully next time - and thank you.

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  68. I tried to leave a comment yesterday but I still depends on if my iPAD is behaving itself. Sometimes I can leave a comment at blogs with that thing, other times I can't. I am back on my laptop today so here I am :) After that long-winded start I loved your moon shots and your Autumn flowers and your views across the city. Autumn is my favorite time of the year when the leaves start changing but I'm loving spring right now. Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for another great post :)

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    1. DeniseinVA: Thank you so much for coming back. Commenting has become a bit of a hit and miss affair hasn't it?
      I am a big fan of Autumn AND of Spring and thanks to the wonders of the internet I am enjoying both of them at the moment. Stay well, stay safe.

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  69. I am so happy you got the moon photos! Stunning EC!! I love Autumn! My favourite season! It's looking so beautiful where you are! Thank you for the amazing photos! Big Hugs!

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    1. Magic Love Crow: Autumn is beautiful isn't it? So very beautiful. I hope you are well, and continuing to paint and to garden.

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  70. The trees in your area are so vibrant.
    Are you getting enough rain to keep you safe?

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    1. Sandra Cox: They are very vibrant aren't they? The trees in our garden are finally putting on their autumnal robes too.
      Last month was very, very dry, but the rain we have had so far is very welcome. Hopefully we will get a lot more over winter.

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  71. The lovely autumn tones in your photos this week match the colours of your blog. I suspect that's not exactly a mistake!
    I hope you've had a good week!

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    1. kylie: A co-incidence - though I am a big, big fan of autumn.
      Happy belated birthday. This week has been a bit like the parson's egg - good in parts, but the good parts were excellent.

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  72. I was just about to comment on the moon and the colours when I saw your 'parson's egg' comment above and it rang a bell that I'm now going to look up as the origin of the phrase is avoiding my memory!

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    1. Kim: I grew up with that phrase, and had forgotten/not realised that it isn't in common use. It seems to have two meanings. In one, the whole thing (whatever it is) is bad, but politeness comes into play. The other essentially refers to a 'mixed bag'. I was using it in the second sense - though I suspect the first is more accurate. A bag egg has no good parts.

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  73. I didn't actually see the moon in person that night, but a few friends sent pics and they were quite stunning. I sure wish we were in Autumn right now, in hopes of cooler weather, but we're sure headed towards a steamy summer very soon which, as you know, is not my fave(lol) Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous and colorful. Have an awesome weekend and be well, hugs, RO

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    1. RO; The moon was lovely. I am sorry you missed it. Like you I loathe summer. I hope yours is gentler than usual. Much gentler.

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  74. Lovely every one! I see that you have sweet gums all the way down there where you. Perhaps you know the tree as liquidambar.

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    1. Snowbrush: We do have liquid amber here - and I learned (from you I believe) that they are also known as sweet gums. We have four in our yard and I am delighting in them.

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  75. Such a lovely post ...
    I am so pleased the moon was still there to delight you, it certainly delighted me! Your photographs are very nice.

    My two favourite seasons are Spring and Autumn.
    Your selection of photographs are gorgeous, amazing colour.
    Enjoy the season.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Lowcarb team member ~Jan: Thank you. I do adore Spring and Autumn. As the next post will reveal both of them are on display in our garden at the moment.

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    1. Giancarlo: Thank you. So far it has been busy - but productive.
      I hope yours is lovely.

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  78. The moon you captured looks like a chunk of gold hanging in the sky. Great pictures! And that bottlebrush - I wonder which was named first, the kitchen tool or the plant??

    Hope your week goes well, dear EC.

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    1. jenny_o: It really was beautiful. I expect that the plant was given its common name after the kitchen utensil - but what a beautiful example. I hope your week is wonderful.

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