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Sunday, 6 June 2021

Sunday Selections #536

 


Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock, as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files.
 
Huge thanks to Cie who gave me this wonderful Sunday Selections image.
 
The meme was then continued by River at Drifting through life.  Sadly she has now stepped aside (though she will join us some weeks), and I have accepted the mantle. 
 
The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent.  Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to me. Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen.
 
I usually run with a theme. This week I am (mostly) reverting to type.  I adore skyscapes and clouds and am not going to admit just how many folders of similar photos I have stored on the PC.
 
As usual most of these photos were taken shortly after dawn.
 






 
I wandered into the back garden on that foggy morning and was delighted by spider webs festooned with dew.



I loathe shopping centres and go to them as rarely as possible.  Just the same, looking up can have benefits in those largely soulless places as well.
 
 
I really liked this mobile and wonder just how many times I have wandered under it and missed seeing it.

The final photo was taken on a wet, chilly and grey day.  I was waiting for a bus and was amazed at how well the very last of the autumnal colours 'popped'.
 
I hope your week to come is packed with beauty (expected and unexpected).


 


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  1. Your Autumn skyscape photos are beautiful. It's strange looking at the colorful leaves dropping from the trees as our have just turning green. I do love Autumn colors.

    I don't care much for malls either. I didn't realized that it was a mobile in the skylight. I was looking at it and was wondering if it was painted on the glass until I read the caption.

    I hope that your week is also filled with beauty.

    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Julia: Our autumn is largely done, but winter has beauty of its own to share too. I am wondering just how long that mobile has been there - and how many other people haven't seen it either.

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  2. Gorgeous photos! I constantly take photos of the sky myself, it's the ever changing art canvas. :)

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    1. Martha: Nature is an incredible artist - and her galleries are spectacular too.

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  3. Absolutely cracking EC, the morning seems to be so vivid.

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    1. Bob Bushell: We have had some very beautiful mornings lately. And thank you.

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  4. So THAT'S what morning looks like! Who knew?

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    1. Mike: My partner is with you - and photographs are as close as he likes to get to morning.

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  5. The spider webs are so cool. I love the pictures.

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    1. Mary Kirkland: The spiderwebs were a treat that very foggy morning.

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  6. Great pictures and spider webs are my alltime favorite things.

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    1. Ann Bennett: Thank you. Spiders and their webs fascinate me. They are truly amazing architects.

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  7. A lovely group of photos, EC. Like you, I hate shopping centres, too. I never go near them. It has been many years since I have done so. Our little shopping area up here on the mountain suits me just fine...my supermarket and newsagency! :) Anything else I need that I can't get here on the hill, I purchase online...far less hassles by far that way...for me, anway.

    I hope all is well...and that the coming week is full of good things only...cuddles to Jazz. :)

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    1. Lee: Thank you. Jazz has another trip to the vet this week - with hopefully no surprises. He is curled up digesting at the moment.

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  8. I know your photos are beautiful, as beautiful as your soul, I do not like shopping either, too many people walking around aimlessly easy targets to buy things they don’t need or really want, consumerism at its finest. Flashy advertisements trying to convince us our lives would be so much better if we just were to purchase this or that. What would make our lives better is yo have shopping Malls become extinct. The small business man could then make an actual living, we would make more conscious purchases, probably less purchases and all would balance. I say you hit the nail on the head with your description of them. They do have some beautiful aspects though, again I’m sure each exhibit and decoration was planned carefully to increase our spending. Cynical I sound, I just dislike Malls, Many small business owners in our town are feeling the pain of the Malls. ūüĎć Take care my friend, life is good.

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    1. Laurie: I am so very sorry. Yet again you have reminded me that I meant to describe each photo for you. I agree with you about consumerism. It makes some people very rich and brings a lot of grief/debt/unhappiness to others.

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  9. Love this selection EC...especially the autumnal colours, we have none up here. The web's were special too!

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    1. Rose ~from Oz: It is lovely to see you back here. I do love autumn and am grateful to live somewhere that does it well. Take care.

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  10. Beautiful skyscapes, EC. You catch the delicate colours so well. We have had lots of foggy mornings recently; I must admit I quite like them (except when they don't produce a beautiful clear day after the fog disappears!).
    Your web photos are both lovely, (I especially like the second one), and the colours in the last shot are just gorgeous. I think that it's been an extra good autumn for leaf colours.
    I hope you and Jazz both have a great week :)

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    1. Alexia: Thank you. I am a big fan of our mostly soft and gentle early mornings. If I don't have to travel in it I like fog too.

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  11. It looks so cold in your photos, even with sunshine. I haven't seen spider webs with dew since I was a child, and aren't they so pretty. Nor am I keen on shopping centres but there is often something in the way of public art to find interesting.

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    1. Andrew: It has been chilly - but not cold enough for bubbles yet. Public art helps shopping centres doesn't it? (and they need that help).

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  12. Beautiful photos as usual! I love the dew covered web. I hope late fall/winter is kind to you!

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    1. Anne in the kitchen: Thank you. This time of year usually is kind to my body (the dread disease thrives in the warmer months).

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  13. It seems we are returning to the classic winter weather that I remember when I first moved here: crisp air, cold nights with frost, sunny days and lingering autumn colours. I have been surprised by early jonquils and on a less happy note forgot to protect pots of orchids on one frosty night.

    Thank you so much for your photographs.

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    1. Sue: Canberra does these seasons well doesn't it? Our cymbidiums stay on the veranda (front and back) all year round. So far they haven't objected. We too have early jonquils - and anemones.

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  14. Your sky shots are always terrific, Sue, and serve to remind me how little attention I pay to the sky. I vow to change my ways but it never seems to happen, except when I am far from a city and can marvel at the night sky. It is a sight like no other.

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    1. David M. Gascoigne: A night sky far from the light pollution of the cities is a wonderful, wonderful thing.

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  15. M encantaron las dos primeras fotografías. Te mando un beso

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  16. Oh, this was filled with all kinds of delightful pictures. I love dewy spider webs, and sky pictures, too. Sending you big virtual hugs.

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    1. DJan: Dewy spider webs are a treat aren't they? They stand out particularly well on foggy mornings and I am glad I remembered to hunt for them.

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  17. I absolutely adore the foggy photos. I've always found it hard to photograph fog. Of course, I also adore the spiderwebs and the last photo with those amazing autumn leaves that you were able to capture before the wind whisks them away. Stunning photos as usual, dear.

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    1. Bleubeard and Elizabeth: Thank you. We have had some chilly and very windy days since then - I suspect when next I am at that bus stop the trees will be bare.

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  18. You see life's beauty dear.

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  19. Cloudia is right.
    Everything is green and blooming here in Maine, temps in the high 70s (F), which is very much to my liking :)

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    1. mshatch: 70F is fine. Much over that and I wilt. Enjoy your spring, and I hope your summer is gentle.

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  20. I always love your photos and feel the same about malls...

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    1. e: I know that some people (possibly lots of people) love malls. I don't. And thank you.

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  21. Beautiful skies, especially. The mobile looks delicate and fragile. Those are fall colors we just don't get in the swamps.

    My selections will be over here.

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    1. messymimi: There was another very similar mobile nearby which I only noticed when I had seen the first. Delicate lovely things. I look forward to seeing your selections when they go live.

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  22. Beautiful photos, as usual. I particularly like your spider webs. And even though your fall colours are gorgeous, I'm glad it's spring here. It's so nice to see all our veggies-to-be popping up in the garden! :-)

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    1. Diane Henders: Enjoy your spring. And your vegetables. Home grown is bliss on the vegetable front.

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  23. Your final fall colors are popping while we here pop into summer in a few days. Shopping malls are a bore, but that would be nice to see if one looked up at least. I'm a little afraid of malls. There are so many mass shootings here and malls seem a favorite of the gun crazy psycho mass murderers.

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    1. Strayer: While I don't like malls at least I don't have to worry about mass shootings. They are few and far between here - for which I am thankful.
      I hope your summer is kind to you.

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  24. As always, interesting photos. If my arm were twisted to pick THREE I'd go for the first big web, the mobile and the leafy colours. Not necessarily in that order.

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    1. dinahmow: I am not twisting your arm - but glad to hear of your favourites.

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  25. All lovely photos, love fog but not to drive in, fog has it's mysteries.
    A delightful sky and cobwebs.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Margaret D: I am with you on the subject of fog. We rarely travel in it now and I enjoy it.

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  26. I love that last one with the red and gold trees :)

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  27. Nice sélection of beautiful pictures or sounds si strange to me that they are autumn pictures and we are in Sprint !

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  28. spring not sprint automatically they find words in french !!

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  29. Hi EC - delightful early winter photos ... just so glad that fog isn't here! You're right about the tree - wonderful popping colours. Our greens are gorgeous at the moment ... you too - enjoy your week - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary Melton-Butcher: I suspect those trees are close to the last autumnal colour I will see this year - but they definitely brightened that morning. Enjoy your greenery - to the max.

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  30. We had just enough hot weather this past week to make me welcome that rain that is falling now. Since I've been retired from over 50 years of radio, I generally avoid getting up before 9am. Although covid forced me to adopt a once a week grocery shopping regimen, hitting the store around 7am. I go back to bed when I get home. That has little to do with the excellence of your pictures, and how glad I was to see them.

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    1. Bill: Once upon a time I was champion sleeper. Himself still is. Dawn has its benefits though.
      It is lovely to see you here (I missed you last week and worried).

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  31. Amazing photos, I was watching a spider make it's web this morning and gosh they are busy in the making. Great foggy pics, cold here but not like in Canberra. xx

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    1. aussie aNNie: Busy - and so incredibly skilled. Spider art awes me.

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  32. Dear EC
    Thank you for sharing these photos - beauty (whether natural or not) can be found all around us if we just stop and look.
    I hope you find more beauty this week - I am sure you will.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Ellie Foster: Thank you. I WILL find beauty this week - though where is currently a mystery.

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  33. It is unusual to see a photo of an Australian scene like the last one, in my experience. It is quite lovely, rain and all. Love the foggy/misty ones too.

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    1. Marie Smith: While many (most?) of our native trees are ever greens, my city has a lot of deciduous trees as well. I was delighted by the colour and the sheen when we got that rare and welcome rain.

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  34. You see awesome things EC, I always come to your blog with enthusiasm and curiosity. Thank you

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    1. Kim: Curiosity has long been one of my defining characteristics and my ever loving family talked of small things for small minds. I am glad (and grateful) that you enjoy the things that mind focuses on.

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    2. Your ever loving family's response reminds me of something that was often said during my childhood, "Little things please little minds, while bigger fools look on".

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    3. Kim: I like that addition. Sadly my family made it clear that they thought I was the fool.

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    4. A life without curiosity is like a river without water

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    5. Kim: The waters in that particular river never run dry here.

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  35. Loved the spider webs! And the fall colors. I think at times fall can be just as beautiful as the spring.

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    1. Cindi: Autumn here is OFTEN as beautiful as spring.

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  36. Lovely skyscapes and the fog. I love fog. We had a delicious one here yesterday shrouding the ships in the harbour and there was no good spot to step out and take a shot.

    XO
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    1. Wisewebwoman: I have a huge weakness for fog too. My city often gets some 'good' ones, fog which can close the airport for several hours. How I would love to see fog at sea.

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  37. Your photos are amazing as always. It's hard to pick a favor when they are all so intriguing. The fog photos make me think of mysteries. Hope you have a safe and happy week my friend.

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    1. Mason Canyon: Thank you. So much. I have a busy week ahead and hope yours is safe, happy and productive.

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  38. Such delicipous photos from your wonderfully exotic place. Dew drop heavy spiders' web are among the best things of autumn.

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    1. Charlotte (MotherOwl): It is not quite light here (another hour or so) and I will look for bejewelled webs when I first go out. Thank you for your always kind comments.

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  39. I feel like breaking out in Julie Andrews fashion with "these are a few of my favourite things ..." because I love them all - skies of any colour, fog, spider webs with dew on them, and autumn leaves. What a delight!

    I don't mind malls too much but (cynically) think of the decorations as something the corporate management reluctantly do, as minimally as possible, to keep the shoppers happy. If it's not designed to please the shopper (i.e. make them stay) they wouldn't spend the money on it. Bah humbug, etc. ... However, at least the one in your photo reminds me of tree branches and leaves, and it's very different from what we see here, so that's a plus :)

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    1. jenny_o: I saw abstract birds in flight in that mobile and of course I loved it. Most of our mall decorations here are definitely designed to spur the spending urge. We start getting Christmas Decorations in late spring... Hiss and spit.
      Skyscapes are much more my speed and I am very glad you enjoyed them.

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    2. Birds! Yes, I can see them too ... now. And yes, I was thinking particularly of Christmas decorations when I was wrote that. Aargh.

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    3. jenny_o: Our big stores put up Halloween decorations too - despite the fact it has never been celebrated here. Not for lack of them trying though.

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  40. I love foggy mornings with the stillness in the air it brings, the intricacies of a cobweb draws me in. It's not easy to take photos so I am impressed with these. Not a fan of shopping malls either but I'm glad you found a pretty to take a photo of. These are all delightful photos!

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    1. DeniseinVA: We had fog again this morning. The last of it didn't lift under after 1 this afternoon. Quite, still, mystical and magical.

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    2. That's how I have always felt about fog, mystical and magical :)

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    3. DeniseinVA: We are kindred spirits there aren't we?

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  41. I love the spider webs and the fog! So mysterious and pretty! Gorgeous Autumn leaves on the trees! Have a great week EC and stay safe! Much love and big hugs!

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    1. Magic Love Crow: Thank you. I am so glad that you and other people enjoy the things which delight me. Huge hugs to you.

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  42. It’s always delightful to see what photo themes become your treats for us. I love the skyscapes the trees and the spider webs are so beautiful.

    May your week be full of beauty.

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    1. Myrna R: Thank you so much for describing my Sunday Selections as treat. That is a truly lovely thing to say.

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  43. I love the fog and we see it often here in the southern Appalachian mountains. And the spider web covered with dew is also a favorite scene around my house. I live in the woods and all kinds of critters call this home. I love your sky photos. I happen to have great opportunities to look at wide open sky and it always thrills me. Your blog is such a pleasure to visit. thank you.

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    1. Glenda Beall: I have heard about your fogs - and would love to see them. And thank you for your kind words.

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  44. Such amazing photos. I loved looking through all your photos. Thank you for sharing!

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  45. Love the mobile. Glad you saw it. Guess it is spider web time everywhere. I walked through three this morning going out to feed the cats.

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    1. Granny Annie: I went looking for them yesterday, but they were few and far between.

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  46. So nice to see those sky scenes. And you are entering winter with the last days of autumn. Such pretty colors!

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    1. gigi-hawaii: We are indeed going into winter. Our winter 'officially' starts on the first of June. I think the solstice would be a more appropriate date, but nature makes the decisions.

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  47. El amanecer junto al atardecer, son los mejores momentos para hacer fotografías, pero hay veces que viajas a otro lugar y no vas a perder hacer algunas fotos, porque no coincidad con esas horas prefectas de iluminación.

    Adoro los cielos que has captado. Tienen muy buena luz y color.

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    1. VENTANA DE FOTO: Thank you. Dawn and dusk are my favourite times of day and I take most of my photos then. Most, but not all - as you say sometimes it is not possible.

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  48. Wonderful climate collection.
    Have a nice week.
    Hugs

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  49. Love the photos especially the spider webs.

    Happy Monday!

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    1. Veronica Lee: I am constantly blown away by spider architecture. Tuesday here now - have a great week.

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  50. Final photo is amazing and great! Colors are perfect. Even it took on wet, chilly and grey day.

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    1. bread&salt: Those colours brightened that wet and chilly morning immeasurably.

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  51. Such lovely pictures, and I'm totally shocked by the size of that spider web! From afar, it looks totally gorgeous!(lol) Imagine my surprise when I walked to the mailbox yesterday and received mail from you with a treat. To say that I was surprised would be an understatement(lol) I can't tell you how appreciative I am of your thoughtfulness. And yes, it's already being used in a book I just picked up from the thriller writer, Jack Carr. You're simply the best, and I thank you (and Sandra) Sending lots and lots of hugs, RO

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    1. RO: I am so glad it arrived safely. And thank Sandra for hearing my plea.

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  52. Beautiful post with amazing photos.

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  53. Adore the skyscapes! Mood lifters and soul soothers in every season. Thank you.

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    1. Nilanjana Bose: I so often find heart balm in the skies...

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  54. Lovely skies!
    I hope you're doing well

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    1. kylie: Thank you. I am fine and I hope you are doing even better than that.

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  55. Most of these photos are beautiful, but the spider webs are my favorite! Be well.

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    1. presstfortime: Thank you. I am a big, big fan of spiders and their webs.

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  56. You got some wondrous ones. Is that first one on your property? It's gorgeous.
    Hope you are having a feel-good day.

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    1. Sandra Cox: With the exception of the photo in the mall and at the bus stop all of these photos were taken from home. I took the first in our drive way looking down the valley.

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  57. All such lovely autumn photos, and yet I'm happy it's in your world, and mine is well it's been a gigantic heat wave, June and temps ranging as high as 102! Your sky photos are beautiful and who doesn't love a good spider web? Always lovely photos, Take care and enjoy your week!

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    1. 21 Wits: Enjoy your summer. A heat wave gives me the horrors, though I know that lots of people love it. Have a wonderful week.

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  58. Thank you for once again sharing some lovely photographs.
    The spiders web is amazing, they really are works or art!
    Wonderful to see the autumnal colours in your last picture.

    Hope your week is going well.
    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Lowcarb team member ~Jan: Thank you. I really admire the spider's creations and even my partner (who loathes spiders) is impressed. Reluctantly.

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  59. I loved your pictures. Took my time looking at them and pretending I was there...

    Be well

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    1. Catarina: Thank you. I don't think you would like it here today. Damp and chilly. We didn't reach double figures today. And may not tomorrow.

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  60. Aren't those spiderwebs something?

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    1. Sandra Cox: They are. When it is light (in a few hours) I will look for some more.

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  61. You have a gift of seeing beauty everywhere, even in the shopping centers you loathe.
    I appreciate you, EC.

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    1. Rawknrobyn: I am a beauty addict and have discovered that it is everywhere - if I keep my eyes, heart and mind open.

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  62. Spider webs with dew drops on them looks so amazing. Lovely images.

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    1. Bhavana Varun: Welcome. I delighted in the spider webs - and I am so glad that many of my readers did too.

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  63. Everything here is fabulous, especially the spiders' web. I love the way you see life. Have I told you how much my mum enjoyed your art exhibition photos? I will take her on a trip to your blog again.

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    1. neena maiya (guyana gyal: You did tell me how much your mother enjoyed the exhibition post. Thank you - I really appreciated it. The exhibition closes very soon and I shudder thinking of the crowds. I am so glad we got in early.
      The 'little' things are huge in my eyes. I am grateful to learn I am not alone.

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  64. These are beautiful pictures. Especially love the last one! I feel that pictures speak, its like they are tiny time capsules holding memories and stories. I hope you're well.

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    1. Purple Assassin.: Thank you. That is a truly lovely thing to say.

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  65. There are some people in the world who hardly ever look up at the sky. It seems hard to believe but when I used to lead walks in the English and Welsh countryside I often had to point out approaching rain to people. I'm glad you're not one of those folks or we'd all have been deprived of some fine photographs.

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    1. John "By Stargoose And Hanglands": Sadly I am not surprised. And no, I doubt that I will ever be a person who will be taken by surprise by rain.

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  66. The spider webs came out beautiful, the first one is huge and it must have taken a long time for this master piece to be created. You caught the dew on the second web nicely. Pink and yellow autumn leaves, nature has its own beauty.

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    1. kestrel: I am amazed at how quickly the spiders build. That big web was not there one afternoon and complete by the next morning.
      And yes, Nature has a LOT of beauty of its own.

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  67. That is one cool model.
    I hope your body is being good to you and not giving you aches and pains.

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    1. Sandra Cox: It is a nice mobile (in a very ordinary shopping centre). Sadly the body is not playing nicely. Hugs.

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    2. I'm sorry to hear that:( Bad body. Bad.
      Hugs

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    3. Sandra Cox: This too will pass. Hugs received and reciprocated.

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  68. I love that last photo. When we lived in the country the spider webs usually ended up on my face. Seems like I was always walking through them, so I'm not the world's biggest fan. I do admire their beauty though, esp. when droplets of water accentuate.

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    1. mail4rosey: When I walk through spider webs I always feel guilty for destroying so much work. I try hard not to do it (but sometimes fail). I really loved seeing those colourful trees too.

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