Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Sunday, July 1, 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.


Today's selection is totally random, one or two photos from each year I have been blogging:


2010: flowers on a cactus in the Botanic Gardens Adelaide

2011: a beehive I discovered in a ground level meter box

2011: a section of unfilled honeycomb on the dislodged lid of the meter box

2012: the folds of one of my favourite umbrellas which has pink frangipani and bright blue tropical butterflies

2013: a butterfly that landed on my porch table

2014: the last time i had fingernails that didn't break as soon as I looked at them

2015: my garden when things were just beginning to grow; on the path at the left, Angel

2016: January, when the rains were so bad the roads flooded,

2016: a bus had to be diverted from the main road a couple of blocks away and came down our much narrower side street

2017: one of my dragon topped trinket boxes, I have three, this is the green dragon as you can plainly see, the others are dark blue and dark pink

2018: a small section of my working space






not bragging or nuthin' but this post is #2595, not bad for someone who often has nothing to say. On the other hand a lot of them are just photo posts.






39 comments:

  1. Lots and lots to like here...

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    1. Author R. mac Wheeler; but your photos speak volumes :)

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    1. only slightly confused; I'm a little astonished myself.

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  4. Well done on that number of posts!
    I enjoyed seeing your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Lowcarb team member; it's surprising how fast those numbers rise when you're not looking.

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  5. Never having nothing to say doesn't stop me from blogging--I just rerun an old post!!

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    1. fishducky; I don't think I've re-run more than two.

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  6. I like the trinket box. The beehive is kind of nightmarish...

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    1. Val; I loved the beehive. it was in one of those roundabout islands to direct traffic through a four way intersection, the lid was off the meter box and the humming from all those busy bees was quite loud, that's how I spotted it. I took photos and called the local free newspaper who came out and did a little story on it, and photographed me beside it. I'm not afraid of bees, nor allergic either.

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  7. Loved waltzing down memory lane with you. And the dragon. And Angel. And am super impressed at your number of posts.

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    1. Elephant's Child; Memory Lane is one of my favourite walks along with Imagination Street. it was nice seeing Angel pop up in so many old folders I looked through.
      The number of posts astonishes me a little, I haven't been posting daily for quite a while now.

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  8. That was fun. I remember some.You might ask to have your thyroid checked. A wonky thyroid sometimes causes chronically broken fingernails.

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    1. Joanne; my thyroid was recently checked along with many other things, and all is well with me, apart from weak fingernails and crumbling teeth.

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  9. Random is good...akin to a lucky dip!

    Have a great week, River...stay warm..cuddles to the lovely Lady Lola. :)

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    1. Lee; I like lucky dips and always used to let my kids have a go at them at the markets when we were all younger. easy enough to stay warm here, the sun is shining and still caries plenty of heat only the mornings are too chilly so far and evenings see me pulling on an extra layer.

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  10. An interesting walk forward in time. You always put words with photos, so it not just posts of photos.

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    1. Andrew; I do like to explain what people are seeing, it makes it more like a conversation than an art gallery experience.

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  11. Never thought of Austrillia having cactus.
    Coffee is on

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    1. peppylady (Dora); Australia is a very hot, dry country, so cactus grows well here, although most native cactus isn't usually found in the cities. The one pictured here was part of the cactus garden bed in our Botanical Gardens.

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  12. Congratulations on the number of post you have had so far...well done.
    Interesting to see photos as the years roll by..

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel; thank you. I almost never glance at the numbers when I'm scheduling a post, I'm as surprised as anyone to see it that high.

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  13. “Just photos” say a lot that you may not have words for.

    Here are a few more garden photos.

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    1. messymimi; just photos used to fill in when I couldn't think of anything to write.

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  14. Very lovely and interesting Sunday Selections. Who would think to take a picture of umbrella folds? And I love your trinket box. I collect trinket boxes. Are all of yours with dragons?

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    1. Granny Annie; I wouldn't have thought of umbrella folds except one day I was looking down into them and noticed the prettiness of the furling. I don't have many trinket boxes and only three with dragons. Another is glass and quite tiny, a couple are metal with tight fitting lids and a couple of cardboard ones covered in pictures that I've put away somewhere and can't find them.

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  15. Wow, congrats big time on 2595. I haven't broken a thousand yet.
    Know what you mean about the nails. Sigh.

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    1. Arkansas Patti; Thank you. The fingernails are the bane of my life, inherited from my mother.

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  16. Love those photos - so diverse. I really liked the umbrella and dragon - for no particular reason except they caught my eye!

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    1. Around My Kitchen Table; that's exactly why I have those things, they caught my eye :)

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  17. Wow! More than 2500 posts... Yay, you! :) That's very impressive. (And you ALWAYS have something interesting to say.)

    Quite an eclectic group of photos. I especially like the first one. It's very cool how the blossoms form on that cactus. And the dragon box, too. Very pretty!

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    1. Susan; thank you :) I'm always surprised at how pretty cactus flowers are, the range of styles and colours too.

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  18. Love the shots. More especially, I love the thoughts that go with them. I hear echos of gratitude and and appreciation for the subtleties of life.

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    1. Crystal Collier; thank you. I try to have a little conversation going here, it seems a bit more personal that way.

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  19. for someone with nothing to say, you still manage to weave a tale worth reading my lovely :) My favourite shot is the cactus and the shot with Angel in it made me sigh. x

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  20. Kelley; lovely to see you here. I love cactus flowers, from a distance, don't want to get stabbed. I miss Angel so much, he's been gone over a year now and I still don't know what happened to him.

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  21. Lots of colour and interest to these photos! That is certainly a lot of posts. No matter what the subject is, they take time and thought and dedication.

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