Sunday Selections # 279

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 Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I have a series of photos I took while waiting for a bus, plus a few of Angel.

We'll begin with a few that might be of interest to Andrew.

well, the cloud is pretty, but the shop is what I'm looking at.
Let's get closer.

Rainsfords Collectable Cars

here's the website,

and inside the shop: vintage cars.

I took these shots from across the road where I was waiting for a bus.

there it is caught behind a red light, so while I waited...

I photographed a few miles of wires,

miles and miles of wires.

and a long line of street lamps. Then I was on the bus, where I saw this>>>

advertisement on the back of a bus as we pulled into my stop in the city. 

("Not great at dancing but we're experts with car batteries" Battery World.)

my second favourite shop :)  (first favourite is any bookshop anywhere)

Home again and here's Angel taking up the entire width of a couch cushion,

startled by a loud noise on the TV,

moving off...

to sit in the sun,

before deciding my table was where he really wanted to be.

these darker green leaves are a fig tree cutting. The branch was growing through a gap in the back fence out where our washing lines are and I like figs, so I cut it and here it sits in a glass of water until roots begin to grow, then it will go into a large pot.


  1. The 'sitting in the sun' photo is marvelous.

  2. Good shot of clouds and electric lines. It goes too long to fit into the picture. Sitting in the mild sun to get warm up will be good for all.

  3. We had a fig tree when I was growing up. It was our job to pick up the figs which the birds had 'hollowed out' and which had fallen to the ground and started to rot. I still can't eat figs.
    Love the clouds, the wires. And Angel. Of course. And agree about book shops. I am fond of nurseries too.

  4. There was a Vintage Car Weekend up here on the hill a couple of weekends ago. I didn't go out, so I didn't get to see any as they drove along the mountain roads, nor did I go to the display of them; but I'm sure there were some beautiful old vehicles all lovingly polished and tarted up. they are lovely to see.

    Have yourself a wonderful week, River...cuddles to your beautiful furry boy Angel. :)

  5. There are some very nice cars for sale at Rainsfords. The battery ad is a bit funny. Fig tree roots can be a problem, as I remember, and I like the photos of the wires.

  6. Grace; that's going to be one of my favourite photos.

    Weekend-Windup; welcome back. I like sitting in the sun in winter too,I have a spot on the front porch which is sheltered from the wind most days.

    Elephant's Child; our neighbours had a fig tree when I was very young, also an almond tree, several grape vines and a hole in the fence where we kids went through to pick the fruit. The neighbours were elderly and didn't mind at all. Now that I think back, they must have been in their sixties which doesn't seem at all elderly now that I am there myself.

    Lee; I don't have much interest in vintage cars apart from admiring any I see driving past me. I don't go to car shows. They get shown on TV and that's enough for me.
    Angel is giving me black looks right now; he hasn't been eating his dry food, just picking out the dry treats I add, so I've left the bowl empty for now. When he gets hungry I'll give him a small portion and no treats will be added until he eats what he's given.

    Andrew; I haven't been to the website yet, I meant to but forgot to write it down. I know about fig roots, that's why my tree, if it survives and grows, will be in a large pot, and trimmed to a manageable size. Like a giant bonsai :)

  7. I hope your fig tree grows well. Looks very pretty even in a jar. Those classical leaves.
    Lovely to see Angel - he's such a big beautiful boy!
    My son works at Haigh's Chocolates here in Melbourne, and he recently visited the factory in S.A.
    Came home with a cache of delights... thank goodness for staff discounts :)

  8. Our fig tree cutting died hope you have more luck.
    Cats and sun they always end up together, I 'm fond of vintage cars, modern ones they all look the same today.

  9. Vicki; eat some aniseed rings for me :D How lucky to have a family member working for a chocolate factory. I'm wondering what type of fig it will produce, there are green figs, brown figs, purple figs.

    Merle; I've had fig cuttings die too, probably from too much water. I should plant this before it gets waterlogged in the glass I guess.

  10. An interesting outing with lots of great shots.
    That is one very big cat you have and so beautiful. A pleasure to come home to I would imagine.
    A neighbour has a fig tree and now I feel tempted to pinch a bit. Do you add growth hormone to the cutting before planting I wonder. You know...the stuff you dip cuttings in.

  11. Mimsie; I don't bother with growth hormone, it's live or die around here. I've heard that dipping things in a bit of honey works just as well. I did once buy a packet of the growth hormone powder but didn't notice any difference in what grew and what died, and for a while I tried honey, just put a tablespoon into a separate jar, but ended up throwing it away. It just didn't seem to make any difference.

  12. Cats do love to lay where it's warm, they always find good spots.
    The wires are interesting - they carry so much when all said and done.

  13. .. Hi River... I love the photos of Angel.. he's gorgeous...
    I hope you have success with the fig.. xxxx
    ..hugs... Barb xxx

  14. I like the good old purple/brown figs the most - I find them the sweetest.

    Yes, it is nice that my son works for a chocoaltier... especially when he comes home with a nice surprise.
    He doesn't all the time, as they are expensive to buy, even with discount, so it's a treat when he does. Sure beats Cadbury, which doesn't taste anywhere near as good since they changed ownership and recipes.

  15. Margaret-whiteangel; it's been said that if you want to know the most comfortable spot in your home, get a cat.

    Barbara; he is lovely, and much fluffier now his winter coat is coming in. I hope the fig grows, I'll have to plant it this weekend, the leaves are looking droopy.

    Vicki; those are my favourite figs too, you have to get the right moment though. A week too late and they're squishy and over sweet. I've been saying for years that Cadbury isn't the same anymore and no one believes me. I could taste it back in the 90's when they used palm oil for a while. I don't know what they use now, but I can't eat it anymore, the cocoa content is too low as well now.


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