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.
Once again this week, we are in Stirling, one of the prettiest of the small hills towns.
one more look at the mosaic decorated stobie pole
there is a monument to fallen soldiers, placed by the local RSL
this tiny rock lined path between footpath and driveway is slightly scooped and serves as a run-off for excess rain water
Matilda's Bookshop, which I dared not go into lest I never be seen again. I love browsing bookshops.
Opposite Matilda's is the Hills Discount shop, another establishment I could happily spend hours in.
I love the variety of goods these places have.
I wanted to buy every one of those bright and cheery wind spinners.
this photo doesn't show the true colour of these geraniums, which is at least two shades deeper red.
I found a shop that sells Aussie themed metal garden stakes, this one is a sulphur crested cockatoo,
and over by the window, a koala and a kookaburra. $75 each.
Around the corner, the back entrance to the Stirling Arcade,
with huge baskets of begonias hung from the rafters,
interspersed with these lovely old fashioned lamps.
close-up of the begonias
the back entrance leads to this indoor cafe area, with beautiful old brick paving and lots of greenery.
towards the front of the Arcade is this back entrance to The Stirling Organic Fruit and Vegetable Market
here's a quick glance inside. I've bought fruit and veg here in the past; the freshness and flavour is worth every minute of the trip from Adelaide.
this bright gold canopy really caught my eye, a golden ash tree.
the shadowed branches of a spreading oak tree. I really wished I could climb up and sit on those branches for a while.
here the oak leaves are backed by the bright reddish purple of another autumn coloured canopy.