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.
We're going floral today, with a fiery finish. Many of you northern hemisphere people may not be familiar with our Australian "Wattle" which is often the first sign that spring is on the way, even when days are cold and nights are frosty. Without any actual frost in my area.
this is the first wattle I've seen since last spring, it's hanging over the fence near where I wait for the bus.
this one blooms a few weeks before the lemon scented one near our community centre, where the weekly barbecues are held.
as always, when I'm photographing anything floral, the wind picked up, so this shot is blurry, but how fabulous is that blue sky?
Here's a close up, if you enlarge for a better look, you'll see the blossoms on this variety are more fan shaped than tiny fuzzy balls.
here we have several shades of Aussie green and gold against our blue winter sky.
looking up through the high branches on what I believe is a spruce tree.
a few of the rose bushes are bravely putting forth some blooms,
glorious rich yellow,
with the promise of more to come
pretty in pink
I thought this white geranium was looking rather lush, then noticed it is actually two bushes,
with the one behind being a salmon pink variety which always looks orange in photos, but the pink can be seen at the edge of the petals in the lowest blossom.
And now for the fiery finish: a sunrise that greeted my daughter, "no-one" on her way to work a couple of weeks ago. Sent to me via her i-phone.
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