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
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't notice, just wondered why I suddenly had stuffy headaches.
it is covered in zillions of tiny pale purple flowers and the beginnings of what will be an avalanche of the yellow berries that will cover the footpath and driveway.
how perfect is this snowy white geranium?
and this ruffly pink and white reminds me of little girls party dresses from long ago. I'm going to ask if I can take a cutting from this one.
another neighbour has snapdragons in a range of colours. I've planted plenty of these in years past, but they have never grown for me.
we have small lakes of statice,
the colour is more intense in close up
and we have roses>>
like this gorgeous apricot climbing over a porch support,
and running in rivers along the driveway,
and look at this! multi shades beginning with egg-yolk orange buds, opening to bright yellows, fading into white as the age and die. All on the one bush, all on the one stem actually. I could cut just one stem and have a bouquet 😎 and I would if they weren't so covered in aphids 😟
the lemon scented wattle bloomed without me noticing, by now most of the fragrance is gone, can you tell how wide it is? It's in the property next door to the community area here, it's a derelict property which has recently been sold and I very much hope the new owners don't cut down this tree when they demolish the house to rebuild.
look how packed it is with little balls of fluff,
here's a closer look. it's my favourite of all the wattles.
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