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spring breezes

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It's wonderfully breezy here today and sunny too, so I've opened both windows, one front, one back, and both doors too. 
One front and one back.
That's all I have, but it's enough. 
Who wants to clean miles of windows?

can you imagine? This is a house for sale here in Adelaide, all sides, all levels, have these floor to ceiling windows. The views are fabulous, but oh, the cleaning..

Anyway, the breezes are blowing through bringing me lots of lovely fresh air. Unfortunately they are also blowing mountains of cat fluff out from under the bed and couch. I have to keep my eyes firmly focused on the screen here, lest I break down and drag out the vacuum cleaner (*~*)

Sunday Selections #351

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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.

a small selection today, beginning with something I noticed in my kitchen>>

We have hard water here in Adelaide and mineral deposits are frequent in our kettles:

there it is beginning to coat the bottom and creeping up the sides.
this is the removable filter that filters the water as you pour it into your cup, you can see it is also coated.
time for the vinegar treatment.
soaking in a bowl of 50-50 water and vinegar and the filter is clean three h…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.

This month the words are supplied by  Cindi and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. pendulum
2. haunted
3. seven
4. wax
5. raven
6. scream

and/or:

1. tales
2. fly
3. tingler
4. invisible
5. usher
6. diary

and an image, which I have included.

Here is my story, part two of one I posted three weeks ago:

Seven of us sat around the big, square, polished library table. In the background, in the shadowy corner, we could see the grandfather clock, with the soft tic-toc of the swinging pendulum the only sound. Tales had been told, tears had been shed and there seemed to be nothing left to say. The sombre atmosphere of the funeral matched the low-hanging dark grey c…

Whimsical Wednesday # 302

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Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.


Which would you choose? Bacon or youth?

Sunday Selections #350

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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 I'm showing you spring in Adelaide, South Australia

All my purple pelargoniums have bloomed at once

pretty?

this is one of the cuttings I started last year, the flower is a deep red, almost black. I'm hoping it does well, it isn't looking very good right now, but with watering it should pick up.

a neighbour has a bed of yellow iris that really light up their corner



the white cedar tree began blooming a couple of weeks ago and I didn…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.

This month the words are supplied by Cindi and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. clown 2. tunnels 3. children 4. nightmares 5. water 6. friends 
and/or:
1. visions 2. red 3. courage 4. asthma 5. recurrence 6. hide
also an image which I have included
here is my story:
I'd had nightmares for years, ever since coming to live with Aunt Julie and Uncle Bradley. I knew they worried about me, I worried too. The nightly visions where I watched myself running through endless tunnels ankle deep in muddy water, always looking over my shoulder to where a bunch of bright red balloons floated free against a misty sky.


I would wake screaming and thrashing and Aun…

Whimsical Wednesday #301

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Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.


Too many times to count?

Sunday Selections # 349

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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.

It's bottle-brush season here again>>

and they are everywhere. everywhere I say! Aaatchooo!

the fence surrounding the local MacDonald's carpark is looking nice

remember the foundation poured on the corner block near K's house? We all decided it was a very big house. Turns out it isn't. This is the back of the construction,

and this is the front. Four townhouses are being built, two storey.

here is the front again from the other end…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.

This month the words are supplied by Cindi and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. electricity
2. grief
3. laboratory
4. slaughterhouse
5. kiss
6. amuse

and/or:

1. melancholy
2. murder
3. ravine
4. laugh
5. sensations
6. violent

here is my story:

 The murder scene resembled a slaughterhouse, one of the older style ones, before hoses and drains became commonplace in such places. Blood pooled on most of the floor and splattered the walls clear up to the ceiling, with a few drops hanging from the ceiling fan. This had been a violent act indeed. The small window separating the room from the laboratory next door was smeared as if someone had swiped a bloody ha…

Whimsical Wednesday # 300

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Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.

I love Calvin and Hobbes is pretty cute too 😎