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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday Selections # 328

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.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

27 comments:

  1. Oh, those roses are absolutely gorgeous, what colors! So many beautiful flowers. Do your gum trees have the spiked 'gum balls?'

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    1. S.J.Qualls; I don't know of any gum trees that have spiked gum balls. They have gum nuts, which are the hard seed cases left behind once the flowers have bloomed. We do have street trees that develop round hard balls with spikes all over them, but those are plane trees, not gum trees.

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    1. Grace; yes they are. I miss commenting at your site, but I'm still there reading and reading others comments.

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  3. Love that sign.
    And the flowers - though I think roses SHOULD have a scent.
    I loved the trees too - a delightful colourful post. Thank you.

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    1. Elephant's Child; I prefer roses to have a scent too. There is one very old rosebush here that has scented blooms and when I first moved here I would cut them to put in my kitchen, but I had to stop because I found I couldn't breathe at night, with the doors closed keeping the scent in.

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  4. Wonderful. Your Mother's Day opening put a lump in my throat.

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    1. Joanne; a happy memories lump I hope.

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  5. Lovely bunches of roses and various other beautiful blooms.

    Now I've got the song "Autumn Leaves" running through my mind...(the Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole version. My cover version is off-key, though! :) )

    Have a great week, River...cuddles to Angel. :)

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    1. Lee; now I have to go to you tube and find that song. I've never heard of it, or I just don't remember it.
      Angel has been quite cuddly lately.

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  6. So they should wrap the flowers for free, given the prices they charge on Mother's Day. Stirling looks very nice. I had to check where it is and we haven't been there. Next time.

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    1. Andrew; most of the bunches are already wrapped, the free wrapping is for individual blooms chosen from buckets of assorted flowers, I watched children and dads, selecting one from this or that bucket to make up a mixed bunch which was then wrapped at that table. Stirling is very pretty, with lots of cafes and an all day breakfast cafe too. It's a little hilly, so wear comfortable walking shoes.

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  7. .. beautiful Autumn trees River.. so wonderful ....
    I love the Mothers Day notice .. had a laugh over that ... xxxxxx ... the flowers at the market are so pretty .. xxxx . ..... Barb xxxx

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  8. Barbara; for autumn colour in SA the hills are the place to go.

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  9. flowers are sure pretty. I just notice the deer keep eating my flowers and I wonder I'll have any this summer

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    1. peppylady (Dora); can you put something around the beds to keep the deer out? We don't have deer, but we do have slugs and snails that can eat an entire patch of seedlings overnight. And woolly bear caterpillars too, I always wait now to plant any new things after the woolly bear month.

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  10. That is a wonderful variety of flowers, very nice.

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    1. Jimmy; and that was just one shop. Most others had flowers too and the servos (gas stations). The flower shops in the city did a roaring trade and I bet the Central Market did too. Mother's day is big for flowers.

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  11. Lovely selection and must look to see if any buds on our camellias up the side of house.
    That first written photo - funny :)

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel; you're a bit colder in Tasmania, so maybe your camellia is in bud too.

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  12. looks like it was worth the visit... autumn doesn't last too long in Sydney...the leaves have coloured and are dropping already.. glad I don't have to rake them up

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    1. Anna; welcome to drifting. autumn doesn't last as long as in the northern hemisphere but we get a good share of sunny cool days and chilly nights i the hills areas. Here in Adelaide we don't get quite enough chill for a lot of autumn colour but the liquidambars and the manchurian pears put on a good show, along with a few Japanese cut maples I've seen in some gardens.

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  13. Did you have to start the post with a reminder about what happens when mother sneezes? LOL Beautiful photos.

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  14. Granny Annie; I have many memories of my mother suddenly stopping whatever she was doing, to cross her legs and sneeze. I'm a little more vigilant about doing the pelvic floor squeezes, so I don't have a lot of trouble there unless I've had a lot of sneezes suddenly or a prolonged coughing fit.

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  15. What a terrific selection of photographs.
    I especially like the roses.

    All the best Jan

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  16. I hope you had a great day - those fire roses are amazing! Sort of a fall looking flower if ever there were one.

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