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 are back in Stirling:
where I noticed this sweet little hand written sign outside a Sleepwear shop. I hope the owner doesn't mind that I borrowed it.
"Buy her some sleepwear and say something nice.
And remember, it's your fault that she wees a little everytime she sneezes.
Love and Sacrifice!"
fiery roses! one of many bunches for sale for Mother's Day.
aren't they gorgeous?
these bunches are all in the front of the Stirling Organic Market, which is quite famous for its fresh fruits and vegetables.
bright little bunches of sunshine
and some in bright white
this is just a small selection of the bouquets on offer
there was even a free wrapping service.
many of the trees were wearing their autumn colours, which is why I came to Stirling
some less colourful than others
many sections were multi-hued
as was this tree with many shades of yellow and orange
I saw a fat camellia bush covered in fat buds, Stirling is well known for its many camellias, some of which are a couple of hundred years old. The soil and climate are perfect for them.
here's a lovely outlook, grey bark, bright leaves, nicely set off by dark pencil pines.
the street trees have all been pruned short to keep branches away from overhead wires, at least they still look like trees. I've seen some closer to home that are quite badly butchered each year.
this is the far end of town where I walked to, then turned back and started taking photos, it's a small town along the main road, but larger in its sideways spreads.
I loved this huge old gum tree (eucalyptus) with rough grey bark below and white branches above
green, orange, yellow, and a blue sky; almost a rainbow
there is still plenty of green around, with cypress and pines everywhere and of course the gum trees
this liquidambar (?) is a mass of green and yellow stars
with just one branch of deep red stars off to one side.