Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday Selections # 127



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 not this week. 

Just a couple (or three) random photos.

While waiting at a bus stop on the corner of Fullarton Road and Glen Osmond Road, I glanced towards the hills in the East...

and saw heavy grey clouds rolling in.
I checked my bag for my umbrella, yes it was there.

Turned 90 degrees and faced South....

and saw sunnier skies. Perhaps I wouldn't need the umbrella.

At the other end of my trip I saw this bus stop advertisement for beef...

Doesn't that make you feel all warm and comfy? 
Home cooking and a Nanna blanket.

There isn't going to be a Sunday Selections next week, I'm taking a little holiday to visit my brother and his partner in WA.  Flying out on Friday.

I'll be offline for about 8 days.  When I get back I'll have a lot of catch up reading to do I expect.





Saturday, June 29, 2013

5 bandaids later...

I was crawling around on my hands and knees in a dimly lit area, ( really should change that light globe), picking up shards of something broken....

I moved forward, put my hand down....
on something sharp sticking up off the floor.

ow ow ow!

The edge of a broken cd cover had gouged into the side of my hand and left a hole with a strip of hanging skin. Which I cut off with kitchen scissors.

I held it under running water, then in a clean towel while I tried to open a bandaid without dropping the towel and dripping blood everywhere.

Got the wound covered then kept on picking up bits and pieces.....thinking back now, I probably should have just swept everything into a dustpan.....but sometimes my brain takes itself off on a little holiday.

The gouge wasn't very big, nor very deep, but that damn thing bled like a stuck pig.
Right through the first bandaid in about two minutes.
I changed bandaid after bandaid and it has finally dried up.

Want to see?

That's the side of my hand.
With a hole in it.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

I saw it in the newspaper

right there in black and white.

well, the text was black and white.
the dog, on the other hand is a multi-hued....

see for yourself>>>

rubber ducky.....

Elmo.....

Big Bird composite.

it's a poodle!!

Apparently it takes quite some time to get this effect. The hair must be grown,  then dyed,  then clipped, or maybe it's clipped and then dyed...

And there was this one>>>

Yoda.Not sure what type of dog this one is, it could also be a poodle.




Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Whimsical Wednesday #80

Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.

This week's google isn't mine, it was sent to me via email.
Thanks JahTeh.

Feeling a little melancholy?
Or perhaps getting ready to chase cars....

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pigeons on the Roof

Last Wednesday, Delores gave us the usual six words to create a short story or poem with, and she also gave us a photo prompt to use as we wished.

I've written a short story about the photo which showed a roof with several birds sitting on it

Here is my story:



Pigeons On The Roof

Heather stood at the window and stared at the pigeons on the roof next door.
She began chewing her thumbnail as the fear cam flooding back. She wouldn't be going outside today.
One bird she could handle, two maybe. 
But more than two dozen? 
No way.
Heather shuddered and quickly drew the curtains across so the birds couldn't see her. 

Many years ago when she was five, Heather had sneaked out of bed, again, and sat at the top of the stairs where she could see the TV.  Her parents didn't know about this little habit of hers and on this night had chosen to watch Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds".
By the end of the movie, Heather had been terrified and unable to move.  She'd had nightmares for years.
Now, Heather had to check every window in the house before venturing outside. If she saw more than two birds, she locked herself inside and spent the day cleaning or baking or surfing the internet.
Anything that would take her mind away from the birds.

Monday, June 24, 2013

there goes another one....

A couple of hours ago I watched Today Tonight and saw yet another orchard farmer bulldozing his trees and burning them.
He's lost heart.
And money.
He simply can't compete with the cheap imports.
The ones that come from countries that don't have the same regulations as we do, so who knows what is on that fruit and veg?
How are they grown?
What are they fertilised with?
Are they safe?
Seems our government just doesn't care.

What Irritates You, Monday



"What irritates you Monday" is a meme thought up by Delores from The Feathered Nest.

Here, on a Monday, we get a chance to vent our little, or not so little, things that irritate us.
It doesn't have to be something on that particular Monday, it can be anything that irritates you any day of any week.  

Today, my irritation is....

THAT sneeze.

Here in Australia, every winter, there is an advertisement on television showing a woman sneezing.  

The sneeze has been captured on slow motion camera so that every sprayed droplet is clearly visible.

This is usually played around dinnertime and is quite vomit-inducing if you happen to be eating at the time. 
Playing it with classical music doesn't make it any more appealing. 

It's meant to make people more aware that we are in flu season and should get a flu shot. 

Nothing at all is mentioned about covering up sneezes and coughs so that you don't infect others. 
No mention of proper and frequent hand washing either. 

Shame on them.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday Selections # 126



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 have some city skylines for you. 

the north side of Currie Street looking towards West Terrace.

also the north side of Currie Street, but looking towards King William Street. 

after crossing King William Street, Currie Street becomes Grenfell Street and here we see the new Rundle Place construction is almost complete.

a little further down Grenfell Street, another new construction site on the corner where the costume shop used to be.

the Telstra building on the corner of Rundle Mall and Pulteney Street.  I like this because of the symmetry. You saw the back of it in the previous photo.

on the corner of Hutt Street and Carrington Street, a little way out from the city.

the Arkaba Hotel on the corner of Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road.