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.
4. hop on over to The Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
Andrew often joins in too.
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections but this week I have a random selection.
I cut it into three slices, you can see they're quite large, so I could have got four servings from it, but I'm a bit greedy when it comes to Black Forest Cake.
this is where and how I stored the bulbs after I lifted them from the pots when they'd died down. One of the bags was empty, nothing but dust inside, the bulbs disintegrated.
I had to email Elephant's Child and ask if the Ranunculus should be planted claws up or down; when she replied I ran right out and wrote it on the bag! because I always forget.
The bulbs have all been planted now, but carelessly, all higgledy-piggledy, so maybe they'll grow, maybe not, it's a wait and see game now.
these tall marigolds will have to be pulled out soon, they're looking very untidy. I'll fill the area with something else, probably new seedlings of French Marigolds, the dwarf ones with the lovely colours.
I've collected plenty of seed heads from the french marigolds, each flower forms one of these as it dies.
inside each seed head is dozens of seeds, those little black strips, so even if some don't grow, I should have enough new seedlings to make a good show next season.
now for something completely different, I heard from a neighbour there was a Koala in a nearby tree, so of course I ran back home for the camera. Can you see him? A little lower than dead centre, he has his back to us.
I tried a different angle, but couldn't get close enough; the tree is behind another block of flats.
just above the guttering, that grey-brown blob is the Koala.
he wasn't moving at all, but I was unable to get his face as the tree was in another yard and he didn't feel like turning around, probably he was sleeping.
a butt view!
then I left him and went home to bake my breakfast.
Last night's leftovers.
Mashed potato, peas, carrots and sweetcorn kernels; all mixed with a beaten egg, some parmesan cheese, a little pepper, then sprinkled with more **parmesan cheese and baked in the oven until hot and golden.
after the breakfast? A cup of tea made with sage and mint leaves from my garden.
** I don't buy pre-grated cheese in the little sprinkle tub, I prefer the taste of cheese grated fresh from the block.
If you prefer fresh grated but don't want to be bothered grating it each time, you can pre-grate your whole block and store it in zip lock bags in the freezer. Being a dry cheese, parmesan doesn't freeze in a solid clump as most other grated cheeses do, but stays loose.