Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday Selections # 331

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.


Today we're walking down to the shopping centre:

here's something we don't see in modern homes, the roof space ventilator

this home has four in a different style

three without any facings

this close up shows the mesh behind the openings (enlarge the image) to keep out rodents and birds

and finials! this one isn't as fancy as many older ones were, but how many finials do we see at all these days?

on the back end of that roof is this owl statue. many homes have them to deter other birds from sitting on the ridge and pooping down the tiles or corrugated iron.

I spotted a runaway balloon,

got tired of hanging around with his mates I suppose 😎

the cafe has the chairs ready for the brunch rush

I like these trees although I don't know what they are

this is where we're going today

Foodland, the bigger supermarket across the main road

I come here when I need eggs, they have genuine free range eggs, no more than 1500 hens per hectare on the farms, and they also have organic free range, which cost a bit more, but taste like eggs used to when I was little.

there's a wall of greenery between the entrance doors and the outdoor cafe, which I didn't photograph because there were people

on the other side of the entrance doors, herbs in small bundles, sitting in tubs with a small amount of water to prevent wilting

and exotic bananas, these are green plantains,

red dacca bananas and just off to the left there, monkey bananas

these strange looking things,

with glossy pointed leaves,

are Magic Bean Plants, $40 a pot

let's finish with this sweet young fellow, waiting patiently for his human.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 

25 comments:

  1. Had never heard of some f those banana types.

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    1. joeh; I've heard of plantains, they're the green bananas commonly fried in Jamaica and some other countries, but I've never heard of Red Daccas or Monkey bananas.

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  2. How tall do you suppose the magic bean plant grows; to the giant's castle?

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    1. fishducky; I didn't have time to look at the label on those beans, my trolley got quite close to the dog who began to look a little anxious, he's quite young and perhaps not used to being tied n such a busy area yet. So I left.

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    1. author R. Mac Wheeler; I'll settle for just magic and ordinary green beans that I can eat.

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  4. Magic bean plant - $40 a pot or stem? Kind of cool looking, I admit!

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    1. S.J.Qualls; $40 a pot, they had quite a few there, but I can't afford that.I think $40 a stem would be a bit ridiculous.

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  5. I remember the attic vents, actually had one on each end of the roof in our last house, once I had to replace the screen to keep the birds out

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    1. jimmy; I remember seeing them on all houses when I was younger, with the mesh backing being quite fine, since Australia has a huge mosquito population.

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  6. We have one of those magic bean plant pots. Didn't pay $40 for it though.
    I loved wandering with you. I can't remember when I last saw a finial on an 'average' home. Loved the roof owl too.

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    1. Elephant's Child; you have magic beans?? No wonder your garden does so well. Can you tell me how tall they grow and do they need repotting eventually?
      I've seen several owls here in Adelaide, on sheds and fences as well as roofs.

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    2. Ours are a bit over a foot high. They will need repotting eventually, but got a bit hot and dry over summer which caused a setback.

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  7. Some very interesting, healthy-looking produce sold at the shopping centre....a good place to visit it appears to be.

    I've always thought the old-style ventilators are a terrific idea. I don't know why they've gone out of fashion. They certainly would help in bringing power bills down.

    I hope you have a great week, River...cuddles and pats to Angel. :)

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    1. Lee; in terms of freshness and quality, this supermarket rivals the Stirling Organic Market. The "World's Best" title is well deserved. There are other Foodland supermarkets throughout Adelaide, but this one wins the awards everytime.
      I have my suspicions about 'people' reading my blog and I'll keep an eye out to see if roof space ventilators begin appearing on new constructions over the coming years.

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    2. Seeing "Red" is taking a break, River, I'll get him to suss things out, to see if anyone is spying on you! :)

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  8. Roof ventilation is surely a great idea for most of Australia. Why did we stop putting it in? What a curious array of fruit and vegetables. And what on earth are magic beans? Do you eat them?

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    1. Andrew; I suspect the only reason for discontinuing was ease of access for mesh replacement. Roofs are not as high pitched as in the past, and roof space is little more than crawl space now.
      The magic beans are purely decorative, the bean that grows the stem is about three inches across, the stems I was looking at are probably 40cm high at least.

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  9. I love the beautiful dog, waiting for his human! AND the fact you have an IGA! Those grocery stores have been around the USA for decades! Don't know if they're still around, but I don't think there are any in my area. Just seeing that logo brought back some memories! :) (PS I replied to your comment on my blog!)

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    1. Becky; Australia, particularly Adelaide, has many IGAs, I don't know about the other states, but I would assume they have them in abundance too. They're not all as big as this particular one.
      The dog was sweet, but a little anxious when people got too close, possibly waiting a bit too long for his human.

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  10. It's alawys good to look up to see all the wonderful thing above us...Coffee is on

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    1. peppylady (Dora); I like looking up too and sometimes way down at ground level there are things we 'forget' to see.

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  11. Lovely selection and bananas I've never seen before!
    IGA is usually good supermarkets.

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel; this supermarket is my favourite and I often get a bit cross with myself for not taking the extra time to get there, it really is only five minutes more and most of that is waiting to cross the road.

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  12. Talking of free range eggs, I love them!
    Don't some dogs wait so patiently!

    All the best Jan

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