Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wednesday 8 February 2023

Back Soon. Ish

 I am going on a blog break.

I am tired and overwhelmed and have been neglecting things that are demanding my attention.

I hope to be back towards the end of next month.

I will schedule a post to let you know where next month's Words for Wednesday can be found.

Have fun, and stay safe.

Sunday 5 February 2023

Sunday Selections #619



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 concentrating (mostly) on our night flowering cactus.  I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I had missed this season's first bloom.  I was determined not to miss the next.  A watched kettle may never boil, but a watched cactus does bloom. Eventually. I am also showcasing the bloom in a nod to Charlotte (MotherOwl)'s colour of the month - which is white.

Late one afternoon there were signs that this was the night.

I went out again about an hour and a half later, just as the sun was setting.

So close...

When I went out again early the next morning the bloom was on full (and lovely) display. It has a pleasant scent too.  Each flower is about my hand span in size (about 22cm or 8.6 inches).


The blooms don't last long though. The following photos were taken the next day.

While it is a short-lived beauty, it is one I look forward to each year. In the last shot you will notice another bud which has since bloomed.  I took photos of it too.

I hope you find beauty in your week too.

Wednesday 1 February 2023

Where are the Words for Wednesday?


Huge thanks to Sandi who provided the prompts for last month.

FEBRUARY:  lissa has offered to provide the prompts.  They will appear on her blog. Charlotte(MotherOwl)'s colour of the month is White.

MARCH:  Susan Kane will provide the prompts.  They will be on her blog.

APRIL:  T Powell Coltrin  Teresa (another new volunteer) has offered to provide the prompts.  I am not certain whether they will be on her blog or here - and hope that she will let me know.

MAY:  David M Gascoigne is providing the prompts and they will be here.

JUNE:  Hilary Melton-Butcher is providing the prompts and they will be here again.

JULY : Charlotte (MotherOwl) is providing the prompts on her blog.

AUGUST:  messymimi is providing the prompts on her blog.

SEPTEMBER:  River is providing the prompts on her blog.

OCTOBER:  Sean Jeating is providing the prompts which will appear here.  He often plays, but has never provided the prompts before.

NOVEMBER:  Alex J. Cavanaugh is providing the prompts again and they will be here.

DECEMBER:  Wisewebwoman is providing the prompts on her blog.