Welcome back to Sunday Selections.
Begun 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, but EC is currently taking a break.
another block that once housed a home is being prepared for a new one, this is the third one between my driveway and the end of the street, a short two minute walk.
waiting for a bus, I snapped a few shots
of a brilliant white bank of cloud
as it disappeared over the hills.
someone has planted these two agaves(?) where the daisies used to be.
this one on the right, which has been kicked over and pulled out, twice, seems to be surviving quite well in spite of such rough treatment.
two baby buddleias planted where the Fejoia overhang used to be.
but what's this? The Fejoia stump is sprouting new growth! There's going to be a battle for space and sunshine a year from now.
I spotted this well established white geranium hiding behind the oleander.
I have my suspicions. It may be the one I had three years ago which mysteriously disappeared.
Back then, so many things I planted on "her" side of the path just vanished and later showed up much closer to "her" flat. Well at least they're surviving.
Down the street a bit, next to the empty block, new neighbours in this house are caring for the once neglected garden and have the nectarine trees netted. The rainbow Lorikeets won't be happy.
Here you see all five of 'my' plum trees, they've grown quite a bit since I moved in, the top of the trees now reaches the roof of the upstairs flat. The plum crop was looking really good last December, the birds had left them alone and I was looking forward to plums. I didn't get a single one. Someone cleaned the trees completely while I was out one day. 😞
Finally, here is a neighbour's two metre spread of the same plant I featured last week. This is where I got the cutting from, with her permission of course. She also gave me the echeverias that are slowly taking over the spot I planted them.
Sock Friday 1
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