Sunday Selections #550

 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.

The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I occasionally join in as do a few others. Andrew is one.  Messymimi is another. Drop in to Elephant's Child and have a look.


the girls got themselves all rugged up to keep listening to the fairies stories

while I went out taking photos of red geraniums

with red tinged leaves, this one here is bigger than my hand with all fingers outstretched

the fejoia is flowering

and the hollyhocks have buds

Jasmine is everywhere, so pretty and so deadly, to me at least, and everyone else that suffers hayfever

here is another Jasmine vine, same type, just look how huge it is with every flower giving off the pollen that fills my head with pain. Thank goodness for antihistamines.

I think this is pink hawthorn

and aren't these yellow and purple daisies so very cheerful?

the girls call these fried egg daisies, each one is only 2cm across. "Our size" said Jordan.

bright orange clivias are blooming now

snails and bugs are doing their thing

this poor magpie didn't know which way to run as I walked along the footpath, eventually stepping onto the verge

while I stopped to photograph these purple and white daisies.

More next week.



Comments

  1. Lovely flower shots and the girls look very cosy in their blanket. I have not heard of Fejoia. It is very pretty. Socks are finally on their way!

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    1. Sarah; the girls will be very happy with their socks next winter :)
      The fejoia fruits are edible, but some years they taste better than others and the texture is a bit weird.

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  2. Lucky girls. Snuggled in with stories to hear sounds like bliss. Your gardens are ahead of ours. My jasmine and the clivea are still in bud. The cape daisies are flowering - as they do for most of the year.

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    1. Elephant's Child; I know just how the girls feel, I snuggle in a blanket to listen to TV each night. I don't remember which ones are cape daisies, I just call them all daisies.

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  3. Wonderfully cheerful flowers, and who does not need some cheering up now? Thanks.

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    1. Charlotte; we all need cheering up as long as this virus runs rampant. And you are going into autumn now, so you won't see too many flowers.

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  4. A very pleasant start to my Sunday, River...thank you! :)

    I hope the coming week treats you well...cuddles to the lovely Lady Lola. :)

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    1. Lee; you are welcome. Lola is being very cuddly lately, she voluntarily got onto my lap yesterday, but I can tell it isn't comfortable for her, my legs are short so there isn't much lap.

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  5. In the streets I can smell the jasmine before I see it. Clivea are in full bloom here now too. Yes, the purple and yellow daisy is pretty. Does the feijoa fruit?

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    1. Andrew; I can smell the jasmine long before I see it too and I clap my hand over my nose and mouth and get funny looks from people passing as I search wildly for the source so I can avoid walking that way. Red clivias in the grounds here are also flowering, the toddler who nipped off all of them last summer has now learned not to do that. The fejoia does fruit and I have tasted it, but it really isn't worth the effort.

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  6. We have magpie her, although the one in photo look slightly larger than ours.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Dora; perhaps the bird looks larger because I had my zoom lens.

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  7. Wonderful spring flowers, though it must be a bit cool for the girls to rug up for bedtime stories.

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    1. Joanne; It has been cool lately although last Wednesday and Thursday were very warm at 22C and 27C. Today we are back in the mid teens with rain and blustery winds.

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  8. Those flowers are delightful! Thank you so much for sharing the photos.

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    1. messymimi; you are very welcome. All of these are within two blocks from my home.

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  9. Your girls are indeed keeping warm. The flowers are a delight to see with so many beautiful ones you have shown. Hayfever time for many.

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    1. Margaret D; the girls believe in comfort as I do. Hayfever is a miserable time if you can't get relief.

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  10. The girlettes are so cosy, charmed little selves. It is just about time to bring out the blankets here,
    snow is due soon.

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    1. Linda Sue; snow already? That can't be, it's only September. I hope your girls have plenty of blankets.

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  11. The Missouri state flower is the hawthorn blossom. The white version. I like the snuggled-up girls listening to stories, and that snail!

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    1. Val; we have the white hawthorn here too, mostly at the front end of the grounds here, the 'pretty' end that is visible from the main road.

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  12. The magpie sure won - the flowers are beautiful, too.
    Didn´t the bird just follow you? Looks like... well it IS thinking on what to do, right? Too sweet. Miss them.

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    1. Iris Flavia; I was too far from home, the bird was in his own territory, not one of "my" birds that I feed.

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  13. I miss story-telling, so much of it in my younger days and I had a few gigs of my own as a story teller. Your girls look enthralled. And cosy.

    I love the daisies!

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW; you don't have to miss story-telling. Write them on your blog instead. Daisies are very cheerful flowers, they brighten up anywhere.

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  14. You did well to take a photo of the magpie. usually birds are tough to snap if they know you are there.

    :o)

    Cheers

    PM

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    1. Plasman; magpies are reasonably friendly around here. Just talk to them nicely, stand still and get your photo.

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  15. Fried egg daisies--LOL. So cute.

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    1. P.S. This is Fresca (signed in another account--didn't realize)

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    2. Fresca-Frex; I know who you are, I liked the fried egg daisies, Riley gave them that name when she saw the photo.

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  16. A great selection of wonderful photos. Thanx River.

    God bless.

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