Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunday Selections # 102



Welcome back to Sunday Selections!

This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.

The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.


I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections, but this week, I almost forgot to prepare something. 

I'd been given seasons 1-3 of a TV show that I like, so I've been sitting watching it, watching, watching, watching.....I think my eyes are square!

So here is a single random photo, then I'm going back to watching Haven.

Jacaranda.


There are so few blossoms left now, the trees have all leafed out fully and seed pods are forming where the flowers were. 

17 comments:

  1. So interesting, being so engrossed in a program. My sister knows everything about NCIS, in case that one comes across your TV some time.

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  2. Along my daily walk there is a line of Jacarandas as they've all been in flower lately walking under them on a carpet of lilac was other-worldly... like purple snow!

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  3. Delores; they do look delicate, in spite of being huge trees.

    Joanne Noragon; we have NCIS here, I've watched it on occasion, but I prefer Criminal Minds.

    gaby@727m2; we had the purple carpeted grounds a few weeks ago, thye're all gone now, just a few stray blossoms here and there.

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  4. Such a delicate looking lacy tree. I guess we don't have those, at least I've never heard of it.
    I hear on Dr Oz that if you watch TV for a long time.... look away every 20 minutes and blink 10 times. It' rests your eyes.

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  5. They are such a beautiful tree - though that purple carpet can be treacherous under foot. They don't thrive here - so thank you so much for the reminder.

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  6. Manzanita; I know about looking away from the screen and walking around too, but this series has me riveted. I do get up now and again, just not enough.

    Elephant's Child; they are a bit treacherous when it has been raining, even just a drizzle can make them slippery. I've never slipped yet, but my shoes have good tread so I think I'm okay.

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  7. How gorgeous! I've never seen those flowers before. The tree leaves remind me a little of a mimosa, and the color of the blossoms is like lilacs. Simply beautiful.

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  8. Lovely! It is so refreshing to see Spring happening in another part of the world when it is so cold and brown here...

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  9. Hi River,

    I've not heard of that show but it seems you are um 'haven' a good time watching it. Nice photo of a Jacaranda :)

    Right then, I'm outta' here...

    Gary

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  10. I went to the You Yangs yesterday in a '55 Chrysler convertible, no seat belts no registration plates and it was a gas. When you come here we'll be off there again (back seat).

    -Robert.
    Waldorf Astoria.

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  11. Susan; I've heard of Mimosa but never seen any. I'd better get googling so I know what they look like. The purple flowers look just as nice when they fall and carpet the ground, but only for a day or so. Once they're trodden on or rained on, they're just slippery mush.

    Cindi Clarke; we're out of spring now and into summer 40C+ heat....

    klahanie; it's a great show, maybe you can see it some time, look for the dvds in your stores or order them online.

    R.H. that reminds me, I saw an older car this morning on my way to work, Left hand drive, huge boat of a car, red with cream trim, but I can't remember what model it was. I should have written it down.
    What is/are the You Yangs?

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  12. The You Yangs are a sudden granite outcrop on the flat plains near Geelong, they're forested and the highest peak is about 4000 metres. I've got a pal who owns several vintage American cars, he lives about eight kilometres from the You Yangs at a place called Little River, it was great fun barreling along those skinny roads in a huge old Yank convertible. Yes they're all left-hand-drive, these cars, imported direct from America. At one time you had to display a sign on the back of the vehicle: "Caution, Left Hand Drive". But not anymore.

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  13. Well it's about 400 metres high, not 4000. Mind you, the area all around to the horizon is so flat it seems like 4000. When you come here we'll do a Picnic At Hanging Rock. (Disappear)

    (Without the flutes)

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  14. Our next door neighbour has 2 jacaranda trees and they are so beautiful each year. We often have a carpet of blue on our driveway when there is a NE wind blowing in summer.

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  15. R.H. thank you, I've never heard of the You Yangs. I don't do disappearing acts, my sense of direction is pretty good so I rarely get lost.

    Mimsie; you'll have to photograph the blue lawn next summer.

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  16. If you were married twice you got lost twice.

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