Sunday Selections #37

by frogpondsrock on September 18, 2011

in blogging,Distractions galore!,photography,sunday selections

Welcome one and all to the 37th edition of Sunday Selections.

The Blurb

I take a lot of photos and most of them are just sitting around in folders on my desktop not doing anything. I thought that a dedicated post once a week would be a good way to share some of these photos that otherwise wouldn’t be seen by anyone other than me.

I am also remarkably absent minded and I put photos into folders and think that I will publish them later on and then then I never do.

So I have started a photo meme that anyone can join in and play as well. The rules are so simple as to be virtually non existent.

Just add your name and URL to the Mr Linky.

Publish your photos on your blog using the “Sunday Selections” title.

Link back here to me.

Easy Peasy.

The Photos

I was enticed outside the other night by a giant shiny moon.

I took this photo when my Mum was dying. I took lots of photos of roadkill as the dead animals just left on the side of the road seemed to be indicative of all that is wrong with our 21st century lifestyle. Where nothing is made to last anymore and everything is geared towards a single use.

There is so much going on in this photo, it speaks to me on so many levels.It was the first decent rain we had received in months and the water came flooding down the driveway as the ground was too dry to accept the moisture. The texture of these stones send me off into a pleasant ceramic daydream and I can still smell the rain in the air.

This photo makes me smile as well.

{ 19 comments }

Marita September 18, 2011 at 10:56 am

Love the moon shots, it looks so ominous when it hangs down low and full.

frogpondsrock September 19, 2011 at 9:10 am

It was lovely and so bright. Ominous is never a word I would associate with the moon. I hadn’t thought of t that way. Next full moon I will go outside and see if I can sense any ominousity :)

amandab September 18, 2011 at 11:04 am

#37, wow! Did you think you would stick with it for this long? :)

I missed the moon the other night after you mentioned it. Think Miss 5 was giving me the shits that night. Your photos make me wish I had managed to get out there. Love the colour tones of the 2nd one.

Unbelievable the amount of roadkill I have seen this last week. I don’t remember it ever being this bad before.

My favourite this week is the water photo. Want to reach out and touch it.

frogpondsrock September 19, 2011 at 9:11 am

No I didn’t at all Amanda :) but it gives me a chance to daydream over old photos once a week.

Sam @ Learn. Create. Do. September 18, 2011 at 11:10 am

Your photos always make me think. I love that! The natural stones and water, and moon have all drawn me in today.

frogpondsrock September 19, 2011 at 9:12 am

Thanks Sam, that makes me especially pleased.

Denyse Whelan September 18, 2011 at 11:11 am

Agree with the WOW factor here too, Kim. I love your words with your photos..because sometimes photos cannot be wordless. Meaning and time and your own emotions link to photo memories. The water one..*sigh*….so reach out and touch. The MOON. I need more lessons in photography…or maybe I need to remember that you live in a rural setting with fewer competing lights.. Thanks Kim. I am refreshed. Denyse X

frogpondsrock September 19, 2011 at 9:15 am

It was my pleasure Denyse, I am glad you are refreshed. I don’t have any competing lights at all, except for one really bright, outside light on a shed down the valley. Some nights here there are so many stars the sky is just thick with them.

Miss Ash Tuesday September 18, 2011 at 11:12 am

As usual, your work is magnificent.

frogpondsrock September 19, 2011 at 9:16 am

Thank you. I just photograph the things I see that I like. The moon makes me feel centred and calm. Your comment has made me feel very pleased with myself.

Elephant's Child September 18, 2011 at 11:41 am

Those moon shots were superb. And the water. Elixor of life. And the road kill got me thinking. Thank you.

frogpondsrock September 19, 2011 at 9:19 am

The road kill always gets me thinking. It generally either makes me angry or sad. It is very easy to avoid the wallabies on my road if you slow down a bit. But no, the new people here all drive like they are on a main highway and then they don’t even have the decency to pull the dead wallaby off the road or check for a joey.

river September 18, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I really like that water photo.
It’s superb.

Blogger is playing games with me, refusing to acknowledge my scheduled times.

Megan September 18, 2011 at 12:08 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE the moon shots, and the water one.

Cherie September 18, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Marvellous pics as always Kim! You reminded me of a ten day trip to Tasmania where I was flabbergasted to count 67 road kills. If I’d known then what I know now what an amazing piece of work I could have made. Images and stories of locations that might have just made a small difference to the care driving public seem not to take at that time. So sad!

Jayne September 18, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Love the second photo, it would be perfect on the cover of a murder mystery/thriller novel – or the poster for a horror movie lol.
Feral teen said the roadkill looked like a mutant, looks like the little-seen Bunyip to me ;)

Mrs Catch September 19, 2011 at 1:56 am

Adore moon photos. One day, I will get some shots of it that aren’t black or blurred. You have some lovely, moody moon there.

The rainy rocks are another favourite. It’s been so dry here in Brisbane, so rain looks good. Just not too much – aka January!!

Much enjoyment seeing everyone’s shots. As always.

Tat September 19, 2011 at 3:47 am

It has never crossed my mind to take photos of rain water, but now I can’t wait until the next time it rains!

sharon September 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

Those moon photos are wonderful. I have a great love of your sky pictures.

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