Sunday, October 24, 2021

Sunday Selections

I'm joining in with Elephant's Child and River for this week's Sunday Selections. Just some randomness. I wish I was quick enough to capture the mudlarks, small birds, seeing off cockatoos, large birds, in flight for a couple of hundred metres. 

Point Ormond, Elwood Beach. Blissful.


Hoardings around Metro Tunnel works change at times. These are rather good and seem to stretch to infinity.


Trams used to run along Domain Road, South Yarra. Not anymore.


Clivia at a nearby building.


Stomped out cigarette butt here, rubbish bin a metre or so away. Too far to walk.


This 'tip pruned' pretty tree was I thought a Cheels cherry, sitting above an azalea, but I now don't think it is.


A rather nice single malt Scotch whiskey as a birthday present, with a handwritten label no less. Ok, ok, a printed handwritten label.  


A couple of weeks ago we were freed to the point we could travel 15 kilometres home for one of five reasons to leave home. We went to Altona Beach for food, as did many people. We bought food and coffee and the two old grannies sat on a park bench.


Such light only lasts a minute or so. 



I've learnt my stretching band is called a resistance band. The freebie from my physiotherapist snapped and gave a nasty flick to my hand. My muscles have grown.


I ordered this superior one by click and collect. I was cross with Rebel Sport because I could not do so without giving my exact home address. Why, if I am collecting it? 


We had to move a side table near where the Christmas tree normally stands and came across a few baubles that had rolled underneath. I stuck them in this bowl and they are still there.


Clearly not my photos and the photographer is identified. The number 6 tram overran the Glen Iris terminus and hit the buffer planter box. It is not the first time this has happened.


As you can see, the tram actually derailed. I understand a motor car was somehow involved.


28 comments:

  1. Some birds punch well above their weight don't they? The rainbow lorikeets frequently see the cockatoos off here. And so do the corellas.
    Another delightful selection. When my resistance band snapped I think it was because it was tired rather than because my muscles had grown.

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    1. EC, as I have been observing.
      I am sure that is what happened with my resistance band too. The replacement band is of high quality.

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  2. Oh dear.. that tram did more than just derailed. If public transport was battling it out with a car, the car should always give way.

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    1. Hels, quite true about cars and trams. In fact it is the law.

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  3. Shame about the tram, hope no one was injured.
    I love those hoardings :)
    The white above the azalea is a pretty combination. could the white possibly be a rhododendron? Cousin to the azalea but a more showy bloom.
    I have a resistance band somewhere, given to me by no-one with instructions that I have long forgotten, so I haven't used it. The bowl looks very Christmassy and since it will soon be Christmas you can tell people you are getting a head start on decorating.

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    1. River, the tree is definitely a flowering fruit tree.
      It is a good way to look at it. We have began Christmas decorating a little early.

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  4. It would appear you very much liked (and have been enjoying) your birthday present. Is R getting a wee drop now and again?
    Your tree- maybe Prunus or Almond. Both have double pink spring flowering blossoms


    With trunks like that it looks maybe like a

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    1. Cathy, yes R gets his share well enough. If the tree is what I suggested, it is I think an ornamental cherry. They are a nice tree when not hacked like this one.

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  5. A really nice scotch almost beats a good gin. Actually, gin to start the evening, wine with dinner and scotch to wind down. Perfect.
    Once upon a time I found out that resistance bands come in different colours depending on the resistance. Sort of like the martial art belt grading system. Maybe it's time you graduated up.

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    1. Caro, I need a bottle of each to test your theory. The band I was given was quite weak. This one is rated medium and I can tell there is much more resistance.

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  6. I love those flowers on the mural and hope your hands betters up.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, it is a nice grouping of public art.

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  7. I don't mind a little sip of Scotts Whiskey.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  8. It does say 'blended' on the Whisky label.... but I'll forgive you!

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    1. How careless of me Cro. I've not really found a single malt I like, and given what they cost, I am not experimenting.

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  9. Love the flowers on the walls there, they look really beautiful. The real flowers are pretty too.

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    1. Margaret, the flower panels must stretch for 100 metres I think.

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  10. Love the new header photo Andrew.
    Those photos with the sun reflecting on a building's window is pretty.
    I've also got a resistance band given to me by my physiotherapist, but I've never used it :)
    So nice that you are finally allowed more freedom.

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    1. Thanks Sami. I should have changed it years ago. I use my band specifically to make my neck muscles stronger. It only takes a minute or so each day, and another minute to lift a weight.

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  11. Hand written labels have become quite trendy in Bourbon circles

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    1. TP, that would be the drink and not the place. Bourbon is too sweet for me.

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  12. YES - Fantastic Post - Beautiful Scotch - Pleases Me That You Are Working With Stretching Bands As They Are Rather Beneficial For Isometric Exercises - Good On You Mate

    Cheers

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    1. Padre, I think using the band and a weight has helped me. I wouldn't bother otherwise, but it is hardly an immediate cure.

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  13. That artwork on the side of the derailed tram is very appropriate -- the guy looks quite horrified!

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    1. Steve, I think SAS stands for Special Armed Services but they couldn't protect the tram.

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  14. Beautiful shining light. I've had the same unpleasantness from a psychio stretcher band. Good thing it didn't whap your eye. Very nice birthday present there.

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    1. Strayer, at $16 I hope this one lasts better. I think it will. Did you find the band helpful?

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