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.
Continuing last week's walk:
and Lemons. Who remembers the old rhyme?
a perfect pink rose
a row of Magnolia "Little Gem" a smaller breed of the traditional Magnolia trees, these will grow together and form a hedge.
more autumn brilliance
oh look! there's my flat, bottom right, the one with the green plastic chair on the porch. See that very low brick wall in front of the garden? That's our fence, so you can see how exposed I am to the road.
The balcony above belongs to Loony Louie.
our fence again, see all the ants? they were swarming from the edge of the property line to halfway along towards the driveway. Millions of them. The entire complex is riddled with ants. Luckily, they don't come inside.
back at my side garden now, those strappy leaves all falling over are Freesias, I pulled up about half of the bulbs, intending to plant them elsewhere, but they are still on the back porch.
inside the windmill frame are the Ixias, my favourites. Again, I pulled up about half the bulbs and they are also on the back porch still.
one of my Jades, they are not all flowering as profusely as this one, as you can see by the one in the background on the right.
walking on, we come to this seating arrangement, which is new. The person who lives in that flat has improved the grass, painted a couple of old benches and made herself a nice place to sit.
another pretty sitting place, this one is one the path by someone's front porch; the path is bordered by a thick hedge so it's very private. She sits with my friend Julie who is her neighbour, they both have strings of pretty solar lights, stars and Christmas trees etc.
to the side of the black chair in the previous photo is this ceramic boot holding a pot plant. I love the little mice peeping through holes in the toe.
on the other side of that same chair
is a cute little stone puppy in a stone boot.
I look for things like this fr my garden, but can never find any. Is there a catalogue for mail order garden ornaments? Even Bunnings doesn't seem to have cute stuff very often.
over to the side of her porch is this family of ducks
and this little Wizard checking his spell book.
further around, on the opposite side of the driveway, is a gnome under a rose bush
Some time ago, I showed you a row of three hanging baskets waiting to be planted
here they are again, in Sue's garden, with pansies on either side and a fuschia in the centre basket and something new...
a nesting box high up on the tree. Sue wasn't around, so I couldn't ask her if the box had an occupant, but I will ask next time I see her.