Welcome back to Sunday Selections.
Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.
Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.
If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.
let's begin today with the biggest happening around here this week:
short little curls on the back of my head. That used to be a nine inch ponytail, but I got sick of looking like Broom Hilda every time I combed it out. I had a neighbour take the photo for me.
just down the road a bit, the big house at the front of the block is partly framed,
while smaller homes two,
and three only have plumbing pipes so far.
next door to the new homes, these exotic lilies that I discovered last year and desperately wanted one of, are beginning their new season's growth. This is one of the smaller clumps,
while this big clump has fourteen new growths. 14! I've forgotten what they are called now, but I still want one. I'll look up the archives later for the name.
There's a tree in the grounds here with the most gorgeous orange/red flowers. If anyone knows what it is, I'm happy to be told.
here's a closer look at the opened flowers.
the unopened buds remind me of the plastic fake fingertips with long nails that we wore as children when playing dressups.
back in my own garden, my white geranium is making good strong growth,
the 'black' echeveria is growing a flower spike
and its twin in the other bird bath is also growing a flower spike.
the three inch section of 'donkey's tail' that I planted here is now big enough to be hanging over the edge
this many branched, green and brown aeonium stands out among the black ones, which now also have green centres, although their leaves are much longer.
here is another one, also many branched, with smaller, tighter leaves.
I took these out of the birdbaths as I said I would, and planted them in the garden where they'll have more room to spread.
that left quite a gap in this one, so I "planted" my baby macaw.
"Mike" is now almost completely surrounded by a shady echeveria
"Paddy" seems happy enough to stay in the sun.
while I was out taking photos, my beef casserole dinner was cooking in the slow-cooker.