Welcome back to Sunday Selections.
Began way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.
Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.
If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.
I usually have a theme for the week and today I'm featuring things within five minutes from my front door.
beginning inside, my Tupperware measuring cups and spoons. I was using these recently when making a banana cake, thinking about when I bought them, and realising they are older than my third child who recently turned 40. They've had a lot of use over the years and are holding up well.
sweet berry truss tomatoes that I bought at the supermarket, they're about the size of a large strawberry and so bright and shiny, I wanted to put them on display, but ate them in salads instead.
two rainbow lorikeets resting in between feasting,
and this brown bird with what I call a "rusty" call. I have no idea what type of bird he is, but there are lots of them around here.
a golden tree among the green, lit by the setting sun.
notice the gap there? Sky clearly visible? There used to be a fejoia tree there. A really big, really old fejoia tree.
here is half of it, lying across the footpath. It broke in the very strong winds we had two Sunday nights ago.
By the time I came home the next day, this part was gone, cut up with a chainsaw and fed into a chipper.
Here is one break point,
and here is the other.
on the Tuesday afternoon, the yard had a much bigger empty space behind the roses.
the rest of the tree was gone too.
It was too old and too damaged to survive another gale force wind, the trunk was weak and hollow, the canopy too top heavy.
even the stump is hollow in the centre.
a neighbours hollyhocks didn't fare so well either,
with several stalks breaking completely and blowing away down the road, although we can see here most of these were cut previously.
And to finish:
my shot of the supermoon, which looks suspiciously like a perfect circle cut into a sheet of black paper.