Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Musical Monday # 124



Musical Monday

I was introduced to Musical Monday by Delores who copied the meme from another site.
I think it’s a fun way to show off some of the music we like and brighten up our Mondays at the same time. 

I’ll be finding my clips on you tube, so will simply credit that site since there are often so many versions of everything and I wouldn’t want to accidentally credit the wrong artist.

Today’s clip is: Mungo Jerry

In the Summertime

and the lyrics:

not that you'd need them, you all know this, right?

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday Selections # 300

Do you see that title? 300 Sunday Selections posts! That's a bit more than five and a half years.



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 another random selection.

in the front section of the gardens here, fronting the main road is this stand of Acanthus, also known as Oyster Plant or Bear Claw, depending on who you asked.

these are the flower spikes, let's get a closer look shall we?

the flowers are a delicate pinky purple. I don't see any resemblance to oysters or bear claws, do you?

This is one of our double decker buses, I think we have two or three, this is the J1X, as you can see it is an express to the Airport bus, coming into the city from the hills suburbs several times a day with limited pick-up and set-down stops.

one section of the bus decoration, this is the Australian Aboriginal Dot Painting style.

the back end of the bus. There is another bus with a similar decoration done in shades of green and grey. Every painting tells a story, or has some other meaning, but I don't know the stories.

The bottle brush tree beside my suburban bus stop. Most people stand well back from this as it is usually buzzing with hundreds of bees.

look at this beautiful colour,

with every red spike having a golden tip.

Back in the city, here's a view down the alley opposite the stop I wait at when on my way to visit K. The car you see one that building is in a roof top carpark.

sometimes I like this glass roof, other times I think how hard it would be to keep clean.

these next few photos are reflections in the windows around me as I waited for my bus.

this image is a reflection of the actual building across the street. I was standing right under the window here.

Here's that building with its own reflections of the buildings on my side of the street. And a small piece of the dot painted bus.

How often do you notice the reflections in windows?

more buildings within buildings, almost like framed photos.

this one is reflection overshadowed by the lights inside the building.

Finally, a sight I wish I never had to see,

a gum-spotted footpath. People who spit out their chewing gum should be made to clean these areas, but first you'd have to catch them at it I suppose. Did you know there is a hefty fine in China for spitting gum onto the streets and footpaths? I wonder how they police that and couldn't we copy it here?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Friday, October 28, 2016

Wednesday's Word on a Friday



On Wednesdays, assorted people have been taking monthly turns at putting up a selection of words which is called “Words for Wednesday”.

This month the meme continues here, at Elephant’s Child’s blog, with words supplied by Elephant’s Child in place of Jacqui, who is sadly unable to be with us.

Essentially the aim is to encourage us to write.   

Each week we are given a choice of prompts: which can be words, phrases, music or images.   What we do with those prompts is up to us:  a short story, prose, a song, a poem, or treating them with ignore...

Some of us put our creation in comments on the post, and others post on their own blog.  We would really like it if as many people as possible joined in with this fun meme.
If you are posting on your own blog - let us know so that we can come along and read your masterpiece.
It’s a fun challenge…why not join in?

This week's words are:

1. noble
2. shine
3. expressive
4. charm
5. odd
6. biggest 

and/or

1. passion
2. actuality
3. top
4. jar
5. elevator
6. angel


Here is my story:

   
His mother had wanted him to join a more noble profession, be a doctor or a lawyer, but Dave enjoyed his job as a medical examiner. His passion for mystery helped solve some of the biggest murder cases when the local police asked him to examine  the causes of death for several victims. 

He had a jar on his desk into which he would put a dollar coin for every case he was unable to solve. The jar was empty.

Every morning he would step into the elevator and descend to the lower ground level where his examining rooms lay.  He would admire the shine on the stainless steel tables, the glint of freshly cleaned instruments, the top quality camera he used to photograph each stage of an autopsy in case photos were needed for a court case.

With his natural charm, expressive eyes and the face of an angel, Dave probably could have been anything else in life. A model perhaps, or a movie star. Maybe the doctor or lawyer his mother had wanted. 
His mother had thought it odd that he preferred to spend his days with dead people, but as his career advanced and Dave became well known in forensic science circles, not to mention popular with defence lawyers and the FBI, the actuality of the situation became more acceptable to her.

She began boasting of how smart he was, was a great help he was, how pleased she was that he had chosen this profession.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Whimsical Wednesday # 250

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.

"Just because you're mad at someone, doesn't mean you stop loving them."
 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

this one is for Murr

Some of you may know Murr, you see her listed on my sidebar about once a week, as murrmurrs. Maybe you've clicked on that and read some of her hilarious posts.

We've never met in real life and probably never will, but I enjoy her blog immensely and call her my friend.

Murr Brewster is a bird watcher and when I saw this cartoon in the Sunday Paper, I knew I had to post it here for her.






so here it is, just for you Murr.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Musical Monday #123



Musical Monday

I was introduced to Musical Monday by Delores who copied the meme from another site.
I think it’s a fun way to show off some of the music we like and brighten up our Mondays at the same time. 

I’ll be finding my clips on you tube, so will simply credit that site since there are often so many versions of everything and I wouldn’t want to accidentally credit the wrong artist.

Today’s clip is: Billy Idol

Hot In The City