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 Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week we're back in my garden, with a side step or two back to the day I walked the boardwalk along the coast.
my plum trees were covered in pretty blossoms,
just like these. aren't they gorgeous?
now about 50% of the petals are scattered across the garden after a big wind.
the bluebells have begun flowering
but my croton appears to be on its last legs. The other one went the same way and is now just a stem. I'll leave them for the summer and see if they make a comeback next year. If not, I'll but new ones.
I don't remember what this is,
but it made a fabulous display along several metres of footpath on the street leading down to the boardwalk.
white freesias. I was focused on the bright golden yellow, but got nudged by Sweetie a neighbour's cat. She is very timid right now after some quite harsh treatment to rid her of a serious flea infestation and the resulting skin irritation.
more freesias, I have so many! these ones are flattened, at first I thought by the rain, but now I think perhaps the cats are taking turns lying there. Angel, Sweetie and Bentley.
the ixias are beginning at last, the rest of the stems are covered in buds, the droopy pink bud at the bottom there was an open flower, but closed as it drooped in the rain we had earlier.
my kangaroo paws are putting on a respectable display. I hope the golden ones at the other end of the garden also recover and flower. I'm not at all sure about the standard red and green variety, I can't find any trace of the leaves.
the biggest ranunculus has several buds almost ready to open.
**it's 5:13pm on Thursday 8th and the heavens have just opened. Such a downpour! with thunder too**
the first sparaxis is an orange one, it's very bright when the sun is shining on it.
there are star flowers everywhere,
and more white freesias than I thought I had.
of course there are always a few weeds, this one got ripped out as soon as I'd taken the photo.
this is only part of a giant pine tree I saw once back on the road after leaving the boardwalk
the next four photos are some of the pine cones covering the trees>>
**5:20 and the rainstorm is over :( ** for now anyway.**
this is my favourite pine cone picture.
the end. Until next week.