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, but perhaps not this week as she has the flu, and her pictures are always worth seeing.
This week I have more than a few photos of a particular tree growing next to a school across the other side of town.
K noticed it and sent me a photo via her phone, saying this tree looks like it's made of elephant.
See for yourself:
what do you think? Elephant?
here it is taking up most of the footpath and hanging over into the schoolyard.
some of the roots look like emu feet
others are stretching out a few metres in the other direction
I'm on the other side of the tree and I've stepped back a bit, see that horizontal branch top centre? It went way back past my head....
some of the roots have twisted over themselves, as if they've "crossed their fingers for luck"
it even has "elephant eyes", knots where smaller branches must have been broken off as it grew.
look at the striations, like wrinkles in the trunk of an elephant
here's those emu feet again, or perhaps chicken feet?
I'm standing well back now, almost at the bus stop, so you can see how far the tree hangs over the road
from the other side of the road now, the whole tree. I'm really, really glad this tree has been left to grow to its full potential.
a sign for school children and the elderly, or anyone else, at the corner of a side street.
I don't know what type of bird this is, but there were two of them pecking around in this empty lot.
My daughter's Jade is flowering ahead of mine, this photo is a couple of weeks old and my Jades have now caught up.
this is what's left of the shrub I've been cutting down, this is now just under a metre high
and showing new growth, which I will keep breaking off as I see it, until my shoulder is recovered enough to begin cutting it down further, before I poison the stump. This shrub will no longer be the cause of much hayfever and migraines.
this dead looking mess is a wildly overgrown diosma and my next target. No need for killing this one, just a drastic cutback and hope it survives.
Home again and what do I find?
one very relaxed cat
see how long and thick his coat is now.
One final picture, a photo of a page in a magazine:
Vitamin Sea, my kind of vitamin 😎