Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Selections

Joining in with River and others in Sunday Selection.

We had a lovely yum cha last Sunday. I am not that fond of dumplings, which I feared would be all we would get but no, it was a set menu with a great variety of dishes served rather than from the cart. A friend organised the lunch using a discount website. I can certainly recommend Potsticker for yum cha.

Afterwards R and took a walk in nearby Caulfield Park and I was surprised to come across geese in the lake. I only had my phone with me. Here is a rotunda of substance.


The water is not exactly sparkling blue, is it.


A hopeful approach for food.


None forthcoming.


One by one they jumped out of the water. Suddenly a huge commotion was underway with much honking and flapping of wings, which I was too slow to catch with the camera.


No human freebie food, so we will have to find our own. They gouge a a little trench with their beaks to search for whatever they can find to eat.


20 comments:

  1. Loved the hopeful geese steaming towards you. The swans by our lake often do that and when disappointed hiss. And if you bring food and it runs out they peck.

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    1. EC, our swans do that but they don't hiss or peck. Probably overfed.

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  2. Andrew birds are always greedy for food

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    1. Gosia, comes from not knowing where the next meal is coming from.

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  3. I'm a easy touch I always share with seagulls etc but these geese are so big I would most likely run away.
    Merle..............

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    1. Merle, we did have a bit of a frightening experience with geese one day, although we were in the car.

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  4. Potsticker is the name of the restaurant? I'll make a note of it in case I ever get to Melbourne. I've never had Yum Cha although I've seen it advertised in the Asian food halls here. Different to see geese instead of ducks.

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    1. River, I have only had it a couple of times and I am not fussed, but this was really good.

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  5. The idea of a yum cha place without trolleys seem rather odd to me but evidently a lot of yum cha places in Hong Kong have also got rid of the trolleys. I took my former boss (who is on sabbatical from Europe) to yum cha last week. To my surprise and delight, he ate two chicken feet and managed to expertly extricate the edible bits from the delicate bones.

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    1. Ad Rad, while chicken feet don't horrify me, like quail there is a lot of work for little meat.

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  6. Now we are in home territory :)
    I need to replace my old beloved black labrador *sigh*

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    1. Hels, no doubt you are familiar with its predecessor, Millers. As a reason to walk in the park, you mean.

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  7. Those creatures always come for a feed, and I don't carry any with me for them.
    At least you could keep dry if it rained in the Rotunda.

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    1. Margaret, it always best to not feed the critters, but if you want them up close for a photo shot??

      Yes, it is a particularly sound rotunda. I do like a good rotunda.

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  8. I've not had a proper yum cha.. one day I will! ;)

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    1. Snoskred, this was my first proper one. I enjoyed it.

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  9. I'm not fond of dumplings either Andrew, the texture is a lot unappealing :) Honking geese can make quite a commotion if they are not appeased with food!I like a sound rotunda too, preferably with a band playing jazz or something :) :)

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    1. Grace, you exactly right about the texture. Now if they were deep fried...

      Yes, the geese were surprisingly noisy. I know little about them.

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  10. Geese can be quite aggressive, so I'm wary when I see them eyeing me up and down, wondering if there's any edible part of me or in my purse or pockets. I've had to fend a gander off with a broom.

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    1. Strayer, I wondered about that. We never really had trouble with swans but I know they can be aggressive too.

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