Sunday Selections #129

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 and this week I'm continuing with some 
photos that I took while on holiday in WA.

One block behind my brother's home (where he lives with the lovely V), is a reserve that has a large pond. A couple of times a week they get the last pieces of bread and walk to the pond to feed the ducks. 

from the road, this path leads down through the scrub

then straightens out and goes through

two sets of created walls.

During construction of these walls, school children were encouraged to add touches such as these shell markings

which look pretty

and they added fish bones to represent fossils too.

sadly, many of the bones have been lost.

there is a rock for sitting and contemplating

and across the way, two rocks.
I wouldn't mind having some like these in my garden.

this is the view across the pond, all that you see over there is part of the reserve.

looking to the left

and looking to the right.

R is throwing bread to the water birds.

I'm not sure what these birds are, the ducks didn't come across the pond on this occasion, perhaps they'd already been fed. These three didn't seem hungry either

and most of the bread was left for those tiny little fish to  nibble on.
They're a little hard to see, but there were hundreds of the little swimmers.


  1. How very, very beautiful. What a wonderful spot. Thank you. I love the shell shapes and the bones in the walls too. Future archaelogists will have some thinking to do...

  2. Joanne Noragon; it is pretty and unexpected too, I was expecting a dirt path and a weedy pond. R surprised me.

    Elephant's Child; I often wonder what future archaeologists will make of the things we leave behind.

  3. What a beautiful place to spend some time. I love that children were encouraged to add things to the wall. Very unique.

  4. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful spot River. May I ask which suburb please? It is a place here I've never visited so interested to know.
    I hope they keep the walls etc in good repair.
    I think those three birds are coots.
    My daughter who works for Dept Conservation & Environment told me we should not feed bread to birds. Not wanting to put a damper on anyone's fun but worth looking into perhaps. Apologies for being too serious. No offence intended. : )

  5. Susan; it's a great place. There is plenty of lawn, a barbecue area and in places around the edge of the pond small plastic ramps have been placed so that children can launch their model boats.

    Mimsie; this is in Fremantle, you may be able to find it in your street directory. A couple of blocks back from Amherst Street, between Knutsford and Stevens streets. It should show as a green patch. R usually only takes two slices of bread but I think other people feed the birds too.

  6. Please do NOT use vegatable oil as they are all palm oil (palm oil has such a bad name that the tricky company disguised it as vegtable oil!!!! Although vegetable/palm oil does not contain cholesterol, they are short chain trans fatty acid converted to cholesterol 100%. Palm oil is banned for food in USA. Also, the palm oil company has been burning off rainforest driving orang utan to extinction. Win win situation will be to stop using vegetable oil. Please use canola oil or sunflower oil - healthier and save the home of orang utan.

    Sorry, this message is urgent, so I have to post it twice in case you miss it. Thanks.

  7. that is so awesome!

    I would like to do something like that in my yard.

  8. What a lovely place to have so close to home. I love the school kids work.

    Re the palm oil comment, I am not sure what it has to do with the post but the points are valid. Much of our food has palm oil in it and it comes as a surprise to me that the US had banned it from food.

  9. pretty cool looking place!

  10. mm; it is actually sunflower oil, I just automatically say vegetable oil for anything that isn't olive oil.

    kelley@magnetoboldtoo; is your backyard big enough? Perhaps for a small version without the ducks? A koi pond maybe....

    Kalyan Panja; welcome to drifting and thank you.

    Andrew; it is lovely, I can imagine it filled with families in the summer. The palm oil comment is in reference to the meatballs I cooked for my spaghetti sauce. Which were actually cooked in sunflower oil because I don't buy cheap vegetable oils. Like mm said, I avoid palm oils because they are bad for you as well as destroying the home of orang-utans.

    Gregory Urbano; it's a lovely place. I'll visit again next time I'm in Fremantle.

  11. Sorry for the late reply - doing blog catch ups :)

    Those sweet water birds are Eurasian Coots.

    Lovely images here River.

  12. I am very pleased to hear that. :-)

  13. Vicki; thank you, I'd already learned they are coots, but assumed they were of Aussie origin.

    mm; :-)


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