Sunday, June 07, 2009

Sunday Salmagundi

there is nothing connecting this miscellany of images other than the fact that they were all taken this week:
Nadie and Chris about to leave for Townsville [ and see she DOES wear the stuff I make her ]

Part of the cleanup crew

The indigenous flag at the Info Centre on friday:

and the first wattle of winter


[sal-muh-guhn-dee] –noun
1. a mixed dish consisting usually of cubed poultry or fish, chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, onions, oil, etc., often served as a salad.
2. any mixture or miscellany.


Marcie said...

Sunday salmagundi - I like it! are you going to make it a regular blog feature?

catsmum said...

I might just do that Marcie - most weeks there are a few good photos that don't quite fit into any post, and I originally thought of lumping them in under "Monday Miscellany" but I just love the sound of Salmagundi - it's such an odd word !

ozjane said...

You know I had forgotten that was a word...clever chook you are with good taste in animals and

Bernie said...

So enjoy your Salmagundi post, I hope, like Marcie has said that you have more "Sunday salmagundi"
Have a great Sunday my friend.......:-) Hugs

Blessings each day said...

I'm still trying to figure out what the 'first wattle of winter' is or what it!! uess I'm not a wattler plus it's almost summer here, so I have a lot of excuses.

blessings to you,


catsmum said...

Hi Marcy
for some reason, in this part of the world, we calculate our seasons from the start of the relevant months not from solstices and equinoxes, so winter started on June 1.
Wattle [ Acacia ] is the floral emblem of Australia which is why we wear the green and the gold at international sporting events like the Olympics, even though our flag is red, white and Blue.
Wattles begin to bloom in winter - some earlier than others - and as I live in the bush, I'm surrounded by dozens of different species that I mostly can't identify. The one pictured just happens to be the one that starts blooming first, right on cue, the first week of Winter.

Sheepish Annie said...

How odd to see the winter wear coming out. I'm just breaking out the shorts and sandals...

It looks like a fabulous weekend!

Blessings each day said...

Thank you so much for clarifying the wattle issue and as far as the seasons go, we're still pretty close to the same dates in reverse.
Will you be seeing more blooming wattles, in different colors? I like the wattle and even like the sound of the name.
That reminded me that when my son was a young boy, he was fascinated with all things Australian. When we went to a zoo, he wanted to see any animal native to Australia and the same went for plant species....they must not have had any wattles in that botanical garden garden.

Do you come across wild animals in the bush and are you safe? Now I will worry about you, your son and the animals...gosh, you need to live next door to Crocodile Dundee!!



Lynne said...

Thanks for the pictorial Salmagundi. My MIL calls in "galley morphrey"!

Nadie said...

Blessings - the crocs are way up north, in Queensland and the NT, none in Victoria! Down here we get kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas (sort of marsupial equivalent to porcupines but much cuter), possums, koalas, and wombats. The only really dangerous ones down here are the snakes, although you don't want to antagonize a male roo!