Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sunday Selections #?

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.


Let's start with a little look at what goes on in my kitchen:

I regularly pull containers of stuff out of my freezer that has pretty frost patterns inside the lid

this is my version of a salad spinner: a clean teatowel, washed, air-dried, never used for anything else,

lay out the washed lettuce leaves, these are yellowish because they are the last few from the very heart of the lettuce

roll up the towel

nice and tight like a sausage roll

apply a little pressure along the towel

then unroll and put the leaves into your salad bowl

and hang the towel to dry

while you're out there, take a photo of a soundly sleeping cat

look at those cute little paws

moving on: these next few photos were taken by "no-one" with her phone on our way back into the city after visiting a new mum and her brand new first-born baby. (No photos of the baby of course)

yellow metal "statues" dancing across the bridge over the railway lines

a different angle, you can see the railway lines down below and SAHMRI in the distance (that's the new research centre:  South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute)

this statue is watching the dancers

and here is a guitarist and his friend

let's finish with>>>>

one of Adelaide's old brick and stone churches.















32 comments:

  1. I just shake my lettuce dry...your way might be better.

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    1. joeh; or use the pillowcase method; keep a pillowcase just for salad greens, put the washed leaves in it, twist the top shut, then take it outside and whizz it around like a helicopter blade.

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  2. How fun - kitty feets, those marvelous dancing 'statues' and that fantastical church front!

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    1. Grace; I liked the statues and I'd never seen them before since I usually cross on a different bridge.

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  3. Love Lola's feet. So much.
    And nice to see part of why the City of Churches got its name.
    Those statues are fun.
    Like Joeh I shake my lettuce dry.

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    1. Elephant's Child; Lola's feet are almost due for another manicure, I hear clicking when she walks. I like the statues a lot.

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  4. It looks like those fellows didn't make it to the Health Centre!

    I just shake my lettuce dry, too.

    I hope you have a lovely week leading into Easter, River...and that you enjoy your Easter weekend whichever way you'll be spending it. And please tickle the Lovely Lola's paws for me. :)

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    1. Lee; they are a bit on the "slim" side :)
      I'll sometimes just shake my lettuce but more often towel dry it especially if I'm using it in a sandwich.
      Can't tickle Lola's paws, she hates having her feet touched.

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  5. My lettuce goes in a sieve to drip dry, and gets finished with a towel when i am tired of waiting.

    Those statues are interesting.

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    1. messymimi; that's my method, sieve, then towel. The statues are close to the Arts School, so were probably made by a student there.

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  6. It looks like you a container of frozen trilobites. I wonder if every house in Australia now had those same containers. They are good. The sculptures really improve a drab fence.

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    1. Andrew; the containers are Sistema, bought from Woolworths when they were on sale for half price. That size holds one meal sized serve for me. I hadn't even noticed the fence behind the statues, so they've done their job.

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  7. The statues are great...thank 'no one' for us.

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    1. only slightly confused; I will thank her via email later.

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  8. A cat asleep how very different mine sleeps 20 hours a day they really are good at it.
    Don't eat lettuce so no problem there.
    I too like the statues.
    Merle.........

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    1. Merle; I wish I could sleep as well as a cat. No lettuce? Ever? I remember growing up we didn't eat lettuce, to my mum it was rabbit food, but I like it now. I'm glad you like the statues, they're something different.

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  9. My hearts of romaine get the paper towel treatment. The environment hates me for that. But I use a select-a-size! And let it dry for re-use! Because that's just water. I can still dry my hands with it. Several times.

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    1. Val; I thought of using paper towel, but it works out cheaper to use a towel that will last for several years or even decades, since it never gets used for anything else.

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  10. I'm always a sucker for sleepy kitties and their paws, but those statues and that lettuce tip were great, too.

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    1. Jeanne Foguth; welcome to drifting. Sleepy kitties are cute, not so much when they're awake though and demanding food even though the bowl is already full. I learned the lettuce tip from a friend about 40 years ago.

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  11. Your method of using a towel to dry your lettuce is a good one. Cheaper than a salad spinner, too. But I got a salad spinner a few years back and I absolutely LOVE it. It's great for all kinds of veggies and berries, grapes, etc. I never knew I needed one until I got one!

    Those statues are really. Whimsical, even.

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    1. Susan; I've thought about buying a salad spinner many times, but just can't justify the cost and now of course I have no space to store one. Whimsical is a good word for the statues.

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  12. I use a spinner but with my bum shoulder, your method looks easier.
    Loved the metal dancers. Clever.

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    1. Arkansas Patti; could you use the spinner with the other arm? Give the bum shoulder a rest. Or use the towel method. I loved the cheery yellow of the dancers as much as the form.

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  13. Great tip with the tea towel spinner, thanks.

    I do like those metal dance statues, thanks for sharing the photo's.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Lowcarb team member; I like to give good tips now and again. I'm glad I used a different bridge to get back to the city or I never would have seen the dancers.

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    1. messymimi; I'll be right over :)

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  15. Those statues are different, like look good.
    Never do that to my lettuce, just rinse it under the tap and shake it well, seems to be ok - we have excellent water.

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel; I wonder if the statues will be changed seasonally? I'll have to keep an eye on that spot.
      Adelaide doesn't have good water, it's far better than it used to be, but I still don't trust it.

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  16. That’s my kind of salad spinner.
    The paws are crazy cute.
    “no-one” hahahaha. Made me smile.
    I like this idea for a post. The lost photos.
    Happy Weekend, River. Boogie Boogie.

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