Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sunday Selections- New Chapter Edition

Today I am linking up with Kim from Frog Ponds Rock for Sunday Selections.
As photographs, there is nothing special about this week's pictures, and they don't seem to go together, even though I do like to have a theme for Sunday Selections.
There is a theme here, although it's a little hard to see: My father is currently undergoing treatment for cancer.  All of these pictures were taken on the day he had his last ever dose of chemo.  Now we move on to the next chapter of his recovery.
I took ninety photos that day, and I love them all.  I thought ninety would be a lot for you to look through, and so, with much deliberation and a little heartache, I narrowed it down to twenty-three, and tried to avoid including pictures that were too similar to each other.  I hope you enjoy them!
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I needed to get a photo of these colours together!

I liked the shadow of my sleeves, so I took this picture of my shadow thinking about something.

This pier, Urangan Pier, (which you can't see all of) is 868 metres long.  Makes for a very nice, but quite windy walk, when you can be bothered.

Someone lost a hat.  If I wasn't wearing such a nice dress, I'd have a new hat, now.

Seagulls. I had no idea they still knew how to look for food in the water...

 I liked this whole tree/shop perspective.  I find it very colourful.  That fish & chip shop there does good baked spuds.

Broken in a storm.

Bird's nest!  This makes me very happy.

You can see the whole pier here, and, um, other things.  I was actually taking the picture of that sole bird in flight...

What bug is that?  I don't know.

One day, when I'm not in a nice dress, I want to sit in that tree.

I must eat at this table!  I don't think I ever have, but I know this area is alive with animals, so it would be a wonderful adventure!

Nobody lives in here, I checked.  Thought about moving in myself...

Can't help but wonder if this happened when the pine cone tried to hold on to the tree when it started to fall.  My other ideas include faeries did it.

Is it that hard to take your rubbish with you?  Really?!

Rocks at the palm tree garden.  I don't even know why there is a palm tree garden, but it's very green and has nice rocks.

Delightfully artsy photo of some leaves at the place I bought hot chips from.

This is a shot of the patio railing at the same place.  You can see my dress at the edge there.

Colours.

Standard low-tide beach shot.

I love how the dog that ran through this concrete seems to have turned around and gone the other way almost as soon.

This picture is actually of the ants...

Close up on a gladiolus in the hospital grounds, when we went to take dad home.

I hope you have enjoyed your time with my many, many pictures.  Do pop over to Kim's to see what everyone else is linking up!

Love to you all,

Cassandra Louise.

23 comments:

  1. Oh Urangan... and *that* pier... that wobbles in the wind when you get closer to the end. Memories.
    Yes, many memories there in pictures.
    I hope your dad's recovery is full and remission, long. :)

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    1. Yes *that* pier. :-D We live at Maryborough, but our local hospital no longer does cancer treatment, so over the last few months I've taken a LOT of photos in Hervey Bay!

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  2. I do love these shots. I went through picking my favourite so I could tell you and then, when I had nine hundred and seventy three favourites I gave up.
    I love your focus on the small things, and the way you revel in colour and in unusual juxtapositions. Thank you.
    I hope that your father is doing well.

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    1. Haha! Thank you! It was very hard to pick just this many! :-D

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  3. I really want to walk along that pier! It's one of my favourite things to do. I like all your photos and like you, I like seeing green trees against a clear blue sky.

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  4. Oh I loved your commentary. You do make me smile. I liked the shadow of your sleeves as well. But this caption of yours made me snort out loud
    Seagulls. I had no idea they still knew how to look for food in the water...
    lololol thank you

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    1. Thank you so much! :-D Seagulls are full of surprises, as it turns out!

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  5. I really did enjoy your photos, but your added comments made my smile grow stupidly wide :-) I hope your father recovers well and soon.

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    1. Always glad to bring the smiles! :-) x

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  6. I hope your Dad continues to get better. I love your pictures, especially the ones of the beach.

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    1. Thank you! I had so many more beach pictures this day! Only the best are here. :-)

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  7. The beach shots are my favourite too, I love taking beach shots.

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    1. I'm so glad I don't have to buy rolls of film anymore! My beach pictures used to send me broke! :-D

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  8. Hi, I'm here from FYBF. Your photos are really lovely. I hope you Dad has a trouble-free recovery. Good luck!

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  9. I love a birds nest - I remember finding fallen nests or eggs on my way to school and taking them to show my teacher. Poor baby birds :( I much prefer the nests to be in the tree these days.

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    1. All of those nests and eggs were wonderful learning experiences! And today, so is a nest in a tree. :-)

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  10. Thanks for finding my blog so i could get to know yours! :)
    Beautiful pics and I love the story behind it. I hope your dad has a good and speedy recovery!

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    1. Thanks Tink! He's starting to do quite well. :-) x

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  11. Such a thoughtful and thought provoking post. I enjoyed all your photos and could have happily looked at more.

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad you liked them, thanks for stopping by! :-) x

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  12. Great photos. Harvey Bay is a beautiful spot. Best of luck for your father, wishing him a speedy recovery.

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