Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday Selections

Joining River and others for Sunday Selections. Oh, the roneo machine is nearly out of metho so this week's copies will be brief in an effort to make sure there is  a copy for you all.

R bought this potted impatiens a couple of months ago. I suggested it would not do well on the balcony with the fiercely hot morning sun over summer, never mind the wind. I took it upon myself to care for it and care for it I have. If it is to be a hot and sunny morning, I bring it inside. I water it as required, usually every second or third day. It has been brilliant and positively glows in the evening light. The spent flowers spin as I throw them over the edge they blow off and slowly descend to the ground below.


Well, this was a surprise, a Geordieland tee shirt seen in the department store Myer. Newcastle is of course R's city of birth. They did not have it in a small size so R could not buy one for himself (Victor, it's not the time or place for honesty).


I had not seen a rainbow for a while. Interesting light in the photo.


And a sunset photo, again with interesting light probably caused by air pollution. I am the original romantic, hey.


26 comments:

  1. Love your selections this week. Re the light - some of the most dramatic sunsets I have seen were through haze from bush fires. The silver lining to that particular cloud.

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    1. EC, yes, I have seen the photos. Fires make for dramatic weather photos.

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  2. My lips are sealed.

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    1. Given subsequent remarks Victor, it is just as well.

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  3. The flower look nice. But I love your rainbow

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    1. Gosia, we don't see many rainbows, but at times we see a lot in a few days.

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  4. What a beautiful impatiens. :)

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    1. Pretty chuffed with it Snoskred.

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  5. A white impatiens! I've only seen pinky and purpley shades. I had to grow evening primroses to get something that glows in the moonlight.
    I like the light in that rainbow photo.

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    1. River, evening primroses sound gorgeous.

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  6. I had to look up roneo... a mimeograph machine, ah, okay. Figuring out metho was easy peasy thereafter.

    Your impatiens is lovely; my ambition is to have a moon garden at some point. White flower, silvery foliage, lots of fragrance. *sigh* Sounds as though R may be built like my Scottish Skinniness.

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    1. Cranky, the other name Gestetner. You aren't going to pretend you are too young to remember them? I know you call the spirit something else. I thought something like Solyptol, but google is not helpful. No, R is not built like The Great Scot. See Victor's remark.

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    2. Solyptol is a soap, I remember ads on TV and seeing the soap in the shops.

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    3. I wonder what I am thinking of. Americans seem to use the term denatured alcohol instead of methylated spirits. I thought they called it by a brand name but I can't find out.

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  7. In all my trips to the UK, I have only been once to Newcastle and Durham, and that was just for a week. But for people who had expected a dour, impoverished, industrial north, the area was an amazing surprise.

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    1. Hels, which would have been a long time ago. They are so changed since then. Certainly not a gritty and black looking industrial towns.

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  8. Your impatience are doing very well, you are to be congratulated.
    The rainbow is great as is the light in that photo and the last one is too..

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    1. Thanks Margaret. I don't want to be a weather photo bore, but I do see some great stuff from our vantage point.

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  9. The lovingly tended impatiens are beautiful Andrew, they can be twicky! The light in your rainbow shot is gorgeous, almost has a bit of a European feel that image. I'm sure R has a tres lovable bod!

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    1. Grace, R's bod is of a size where there is an adequate amount to love.

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  10. My new balcony gets the morning sun. I purchased and planted some plants to go in pots today. Let's see how they go. Your impatiens is lovely.

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    1. Fen, at least your balcony will be much less windy. I loved your dawn photo from your window.

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    2. Thank you! I hope to have many more awesome sunrises to capture.

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  11. I'm still chuckling over your Valentine post, quite funny, and I'm an American, but I do understand totally! Those flowers are pretty while they last, especially the pink ones! Enjoy your week!

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    1. Hi Karen. Yes, we've had pink ones before, but I am happy with the white. They are around two months old now.

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