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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sunday Selections # 322

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.


Today we have a few photos from yesterday's walk to the shop:

olive trees everywhere are burgeoning with fruit

Cotoneasters are heavy with berries,

some of which are already bright orange.

the dwarf umbrella tree at the shopping centre is flowering. You'd like a closer look?

Better?  No?

How's this then? Enlarging the photo will help. I'll keep an eye on this, see if those pink buds actually open, or if this is all they do.

Some baby puffy clouds came floating across the brilliant blue sky,

followed by several brothers and sisters.

the date palm is looking rather magnificent, washed clean in the recent rain.

stately Norfolk Pines backed by the rest of the Cloud family.

assorted shades of green to please any eye. Autumn in Australia is so pretty.

this is where I was headed, for cat food and a newspaper, to read the Real Estate section of course, why else does one buy a newspaper?

car parking covers several areas, there is open parking, below ground parking and this section which is above the below ground section and has shadecloth to keep the sun off your cars. This area is quite popular as it is closest to the automatic doors.

interesting patterns on the trunk of

this beautiful gum tree, 

with its open spreading branches.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

24 comments:

  1. Nice trees. It doesn't look too much like autumn there yet. Olives, cool!

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    1. S.J.Qualls; we don't get the brilliant leaf colour changes you northern hemisphere people do, it's just too warm. There are good colour displays in the colder hills areas, but they don't last long. I keep meaning to get up there and one day I will.

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    1. Author R. Mac Wheeler; thank you.

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  3. OlIve trees? I've never seen an olive tree, how wonderful. Y'all have the most wonderful flowers and trees. I love see your nature photos...

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    1. Grace; Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate, so olive trees grow well here. Most home gardens have one in the Eastern and Western suburbs, where the original Italian and Greek immigrants settled. The Eastern parklands close to the city have several large olive groves and there are some in the hills areas too. I featured the city olive groves on this blog, but quite some time ago, you probably didn't see them.

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  4. Loved walking with you. I am fascinated by tree bark - so many colours, so many textures.
    Are you getting any autumnal colour yet? Ours is just creeping in.

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    1. Elephant's Child; tree bark is fascinating, so many colours and textures. Not much autumnal colour yet, probably quite a lot up in the hills areas, where I keep meaning to go. Stirling is probably beautiful with colour about now.

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  5. I have noticed shade cloth covered parking in Queensland. We don't have that here. We just bake our cars until they are red hot and impossible to cool. An acquaintance had a huge ashtray with Arkaba Hotel inscribed on it. He once worked at the hotel.

    Cotoneaster berries are excellent for flicking at brothers.

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    1. Andrew; perhaps you could get a petition going for shadecloth covers. We never had cotoneaster berry fights, but we did have mulberry fights across the fences.

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  6. Andrew is correct some car-parks in good old Qld have the shade-cloths. Ours, IGA supermarket, with a few other shops added to the mix up here on the hill doesn't, though. There is also a much smaller centre over in Eagle Heights that hosts a small Foodworks store, too...it also doesn't have the sail-cloths.

    I never go out in the heat of the day, in the middle of the day. One reason being is to dodge the force and heat of the noon day summer sun; another is I like to get it all over and done with early.

    No matter the season, I'm an early bird - always out and back home again before the wheels of everyone's day have begun to spin. If I can't go out early, my trip to the supermarket etc.,(rarely the "etc") can all wait until the following morning...for me, nothing is so pressing that it can't wait until the following morning. (I have my own quirky little quirks/habits...they're mine, so I'm allowed to exercise them!) Call me "eccentric", I don't mind. I kind of like it!! :)

    One of these days I will remember to charge my camera, and then remember to take it along with me...maybe!!!

    Have a great week, River. Cuddles to your favourite boy, Angel. :)

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    1. Lee; I used to be an early bird, now I'm awake far too early, so sit in bed reading and drinking coffee, then falling asleep again and getting up around 9am, sometimes later. I'll go to the shop in the heat of the day if I have to, for instance if I run out of cat food or ice cream, but not for anything else.
      Write a note on the top of your shopping list "take camera!"

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  7. Lovely trees to see on your walk.

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    1. The Happy Whisk; and that's just a few of them!

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  8. .. lovely walk today River... I like the dwarf umbrella tree flowers.. well buds at this time...looking forward to seeing ifthe buds open too ... xxxxxxxx ... Barb xxx

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    1. Barbara; I've seen the umbrella tree with those buds before, but never bothered to watch and see if they open to flowers. This year I will.

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  9. You read the paper for the real estate section, I check the obituaries. If I don't see my name I'm good to go.

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    1. only slightly confused; I never bother with obituaries unless someone I know has died. I figure I must still be alive because I can see myself in the bathroom mirror as I splash my sleepy eyes awake.

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  10. Doesn't matter where you go in Australia, Woolworths is the same. Items can be found in the same isle, same shelf etc.
    Love the berries on the trees..

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  11. Margaret-whiteangel; it's the same with Coles. There are people who plan the layouts and send others in to arrange everything, or send the layout plan to the store and the floor staff stock according to the plan. The stores themselves have no say in the matter. Even things like toilet paper, tissues, cigarettes are all stocked according to the layout sent by the stockist.

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  12. Autumn in Australia does indeed look wonderful.

    What a super selection of photographs you've provided, I really enjoyed my walk with you.

    I'm just off now to have a late morning cuppa, enjoy the rest of your day, and have a good new week too.

    All the best Jan

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  13. What strikes me is that there are so many ways the trees can go and look majestic. We have nothing like your umbrella tree.

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