Wednesday, 13 December 2017

DESKTOP 1597 - WOOL

Woolly thoughts make the warmest white wraps for Winter!

This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

DESKTOP 1594 - MISER

"Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So others may say when you are dead and gone. See what a vast estate he left his son." - John Dryden

This post is part of the My Sunday Best meme,
and also part of the My Sunday Photo meme,
and also part of the Photo Sunday meme.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

DESKTOP 1591 - TAGETES

Tagetes is a genus of 56 species of annual and perennial mostly herbaceous plants in the sunflower family (Asteraceae or Compositae). The genus is native to North and South America, but some species have become naturalised around the world. Depending on the species, marigold foliage has a musky, pungent scent, though some varieties have been bred to be scentless. It is said to deter some common insect pests, as well as nematodes. Tagetes are hence often used in companion planting for tomato, eggplant, chili pepper, tobacco and potato. Due to antibacterial thiophenes exuded by the roots, Tagetes should not be planted near any legume crop. Some of the perennial species are deer-, rabbit-, rodent- and javalina or peccary-resistant.

This post s part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

DESKTOP 1590 - VIEW OF THE CITY

Looking towards the City of Melbourne along the Yarra River from the Southeast.

This post is part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

DESKTOP 1589 - MANLY, AUSTRALIA

Manly is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, 17 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district and is the administrative centre of the local government area of Manly Council, in the Northern Beaches region.

Manly was named by Captain Arthur Phillip for the indigenous people living there, "...their confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place". These men were of the Kay-ye-my clan (of the Guringai people). While scouting for fresh water in the area, Phillip encountered members of the clan, and after a misunderstanding he was speared in the shoulder by one of the clan; to his lasting credit, the progressively-minded Phillip ordered his men not to retaliate.

Manly is most notable for its sandy beaches right on the Pacific Ocean, which are popular tourist destinations. Manly features a long stretch of sand on the ocean side, that runs from Queenscliff Beach to North Steyne Beach and Manly Beach. This is followed by rock pools and sandy beaches called Fairy Bower and Shelly Beach. There are also a number of beaches on the harbour side of the peninsula. Norfolk Island pine trees are also symbolic of Manly and are a prominent feature of both the ocean and harbour beaches.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.

Monday, 4 December 2017

DESKTOP 1588 - THREE SAINTS

The three saints of Orthodox Christianity below have their Feast Days on consecutive days of early December. These are all popular and well-known saints that are venerated in the Orthodox Christian faith. The first is St Barbara, whose Feast Day is on the 4th of December; the second is St Sabbas, whose Feast Day is on the 5th of December; and finally St Nicholas, whose Feast Day is on the 6th of December. St Nicholas has become the "Santa Claus" of Christmas.

This post is part of the Mosaic Monday meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme.