Sunday Selections #543
Long, long ago, in days of yore...Kim of Frog ponds Rock, (who no longer blogs), dreamed up a meme called Sunday Selections.
A place where those who were willing could put up photos they wanted to share, new, old, good, bad or indifferent, any photos you please.
Nothing rude or vulgar though.
And we don't mind at all if overseas bloggers care to join us.
this mess is what the plumber snaked out of my drains after I sent a week listening to gurgles that weren't normal, not a huge blockage considering I have been here almost ten years and have never called in a plumber. He took a photo for his records and I did too, on the left is what appears to be plant roots, the middle is a mess of grey hair, a bit of nylon line and on the right some red plastic strips like the twist ties often included in packets of plastic bags. I suspect the hair is mostly mine and came through from the washing machine, I have been forgetting to shake the clothes to remove hair before I stuff it all in the machine.
remember I have been feeding mealworms to "my" magpies?
Last week I heard a kerfuffle and looked out to see this crow had chased away the maggies to eat some worms for himself.
a few days later, he came back and brought his mate
if you look closely here you can see one of them has a bit of mealworm in his/her beak
they had a great time foraging, but I had to take the photos through the screen door as they are very shy of people coming close.
can you all see that tiny dot on the paper towel?
here's a closer look, it's striped, hairy, alive and they're in my kitchen cupboards! Not in huge numbers, I only see one very occasionally and squish it right away, but I suspect I probably should empty the cupboards, wash them out and spray something insecticidey.
a little bragging in our Friday newspaper. The rest of the article was titled "Covid-19 weeds out the morons"
Lola relaxing by the bedroom heater
The girls have been climbing around in the bedroom bookshelf:
Meg is chatting with the unnamed teddy, I've tried to name him several times but nothing seems to fit
Jordan is giving Freddy Mercury a good scratch
Gillian loves hearing Harley's tales of the open road, both are wearing feathers that fell from my new duster
Riley is admiring Drusilla's jewellery collection
the little fisherman gnome is very happy with his catch
this is the current opening picture on my laptop (it changes often). Its name is NGC6960, also known as Witch's Broom Nebula. I think it's very pretty, but the camera didn't quite capture it well enough.
Here is yesterday's weather, gusty winds, sheeting rain and thunder. Across town, "no-one" had similar but also had lightning and small hailstones.