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.
This week I just took a little walk down the street:
autumn has brought on a final flush of roses on a few of the bushes, this particular bush has just the one bloom, way up high. Scented too.
the next bush over has creamy pinks, this one just opening,
and this one in full bloom, ruffly and pretty, but showing the signs of cold nights.
my erigeron hedge is doing really well, apart from that one dead patch on the lower left there. I'll pull that out tomorrow, so next spring the new growth can close the gap.
the street trees have lost a lot of their leaves, I like the look of bare branches against the sky.
the pine trees across the road are still lovely and green as always.
the new growth on those peruvian lilies is twice as big now, I'm looking forward to seeing the flower cones.
this small leaf jade has something else growing through the middle of it, I'll keep watch and see if it flowers.
bright skinned oranges on a neighbour's tree, by the colour I'd say they might be Valencia oranges. They are so yellow I thought they were lemons at first.
I could be wrong on both counts, these balls of sunshine might be grapefruits.
in the same garden, a Japanese cut maple is showing signs of autumn colour,
see the faint pinking of the leaves there?
and it's gum nut season again. If you enlarge the picture you'll see spiderwebs on the right hand side of the bunch. Just a few weeks ago, these were bright pink flowers.
Mackay Botanic Gardens, Queensland
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