Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday 14 July 2024

Sunday Selections #783



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 we are going back to see some more from the Warm Trees exhibition.

 






 I don't like bonsai, seeing it as the equivalent of foot binding for trees but we stopped in at the bonsai gallery to see their decorations as well.

This is a Prostrate Nepal Juniper and the dead branch was created for effect.

A Trident Maple.

A Japanese maple

Another Trident maple with its scarves in Chilean colours.

A Japanese maple

A European Beech

Then we went outside again.




I like these sunshades which are over garden beds showing what can be grown in the yards of homes in my city.



The condor is apparently depicted life size with its wings spread so you can see how big it is - and see whether your arm span is as wide as it's wing span.  Mine isn't.


And another glorious view.

Next week I will take you with us on a very different exhibition.


 

Sunday 7 July 2024

Sunday Selections #782



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 taking you back to our Arboretum.  Specifically to see the Warm Trees exhibit.  This exhibition is run in winter each year to encourage more people to visit the arboretum.  It works.


Selected trees are wrapped in winter woollies, knitted/crocheted by volunteers.  At the end of this month, they will be removed, washed, unravelled and knitted into rugs and scarfs for the needy in my city.

My city is known as a chilly place.  And this year the Chilean embassy sponsored the Warm Trees exhibit.  Which tickled my childish mind..

Less talk.  More photos.  Lots more photos.









This is a new sculpture, set in the middle of the Himalayan Cedar Forest.  Of course I love it.

There are lovely views too.





 When we got to the Visitor's Centre there were more wrapped trees and art work on display.



The Monkey Puzzle is Chile's national tree, and the Chilean bellflower the national flower.  The Condor is their National bird, and the Magellanic Woodpecker widely spread and much loved.






















There are Chilean forests in our Arboretum and I can see we are going to have to track them down in Spring and Summer.  Goodness how we suffer.  Not.

This post is more than long enough so I will stop  here.  If you are interested I will continue it next week.

I do love our arboretum and hope that even the grey days in your week are filled with as much colour and whimsy as we found on our outing.