Sunday Selections # 122

Welcome back to Sunday Selections!

This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.

The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to The Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.

Kath and Andrew often join in as well.

I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections but this week I have some photos I took on my way to the shops a couple of weeks ago. 

a splash of autumn colour.

flowers or seeds on this conifer?

the orange and the green of a date palm

flower heads almost ready to bloom

This gorgeous persimmon is just down the road from my home. The fruits ripen as the leaves change colour, making it not so easy to spot them through the foliage. And I have no idea why this picture is so much bigger than the others.

The lemon scented wattles are blooming, walking past one of those is heaven to the nose.

And how about this fabulous tri-colour hibiscus. These flowers, on a bush that is quite a bit taller than me, are huge. Easily as wide across as my hand from wrist to fingertip. Possibly a little wider, I couldn't reach one to measure.

And here I'll stop for today, because my computer keeps crashing, or going to sleep or some damn thing and I'm unable to post even one more photo.
Which means more for next week.


  1. Glorious colour on that hibiscus.

  2. These are gorgeous. I kept having new favourites as I went on. And isn't lemon scented wattle a delight?
    Thanks River - I can see I am going to have to get back to Adelaide.

  3. beautiful pictures! I didn't even see the persimmons until you mentioned them and had to go look harder for them!

  4. They are plants we don't see, or seldom see; the hibiscus is lovely.

  5. The wattle seems very early. I haven't noticed any here in bloom.

  6. What a lovely stroll to the shops - I love the wattles and especially the lemon scented variety ... and persimmons look so pretty on the tree although I've never eaten one.

  7. That is why I so miss being able to walk around the neighbourhood but thank you so much for some beautiful photos.
    I think they are cones on the conifer or pine tree that will have seeds in them eventually.
    We had a hibiscus similar to the one you have shown but it got stem collar rot and was no more. I miss it still but thanks for reminding me of how glorious it was. We also had the one in #4 pic and it blew over in a cyclone that went through here back in the 1970s.

  8. Delores; isn't it just?

    Elephant's Child; they are lovely. If you get to Adelaide let me know, we can wander the Botanic Gardens.

    Cindi; they stand out quite clearly until the leaves change. After that you have to look for the rounded bottoms.

    Joanne Noragon; I'm sad that you don't see these often, but you have many things that we don't see and your photos are a delight too.

    Andrew; the lemon-scented is always several weeks earlier than the others, perhaps you don't have any near you.

    Dianne; you'll have to try a persimmon, (I like the vanilla persimmon), the season is very short so look out for them in the shops and buy just one. Cut it open and eat with a spoon. When perfectly ripe they are excellent baby food, easily digested, and a big source of Vitamin A.

    Mimsie; those cones never seem to get bigger on that conifer, so I'd imagine the seeds must be tiny. It isn't a pine, maybe a spruce? I don't know my conifers very well.
    Sad about your hibiscus, but now you have my photo to look at.

  9. We are finally getting into 'flower season' here in Canada. Finally. Our neighbour's May-Day tree is smelling fantastic! And I have a couple of geraniums that are doing well. The rest of my flower garden is more a hope than an actual fact right now. But it will come! Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos. I'm so envious!

  10. Diane Tolley; I would like to see photos of your garden and the May-Day Tree too. And Canada! Photos of Canada would be great. If you'd like to join in with Sunday Selections, just post photos of your choice under the Sunday Selections title and link back to the originator, that is Kim from Frog Ponds Rock, and me. The original concept was to show old photos that were lost in your files and had never been seen, but now we sometimes use newer photos.


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