Three aggies by golftragic

Three aggies

Dunno why I like this shot, but I do.

Apologies for my intermittent presence lately. Lots going on round here (nothing toooo serious) and I'm behind in all sorts of things. That being the case, and only going to get worse until January I'm going to take a break till then. Back in 2020, have a great Christmas and New Year and thanks for all the fun and friendship in 2019.
Sort of a moody scene with those three isolated little flower-things.
December 11th, 2019  
@taffy Sorry, should've explained a little. Those little thingys are the flower-heads of agapanthus, aka aggies.
December 11th, 2019  
I've never seen such tall aggies. I am struggling at the moment too and will be taking a break in the new year. Got photos to see me through to the end of the year.
Hope you have a lovely Christmas and if you are ever up our way in 2020 do let me know, would love to catch up.
December 11th, 2019  
I like it, too. I hope you have a chance to get on top of things. Also hope you and Les are in reasonable health.
December 11th, 2019  
I think its great that you can monitor you input here so well. Don't feel guilty -that is not is what it is all about! Its about pleasure in photography and learning and touching base. You can do that at any time!
December 11th, 2019  
I hope everything works out for you in time to have an enjoyable Christmas. We'll look forward to hearing from you again in the New Year. Look after yourself and I hope you get very spoilt on Christmas Day.... Cheers Rob :)
December 11th, 2019  
Nice picture but a little sad. I hope it doesn’t reflect your present mood. Have nice holidays and see you again soon
December 11th, 2019  
Merry Christmas Marnie.. see you in the new Year..
December 11th, 2019  
love it ...
December 11th, 2019  
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year Marnie.
December 11th, 2019  
Wonderful wild growing Aggies. All has been said above Marnie, wishing you all the best and looking forward to seeing you in the new year, cheers :-)
December 11th, 2019  
I like this shot. Strong composition and texture versus the beauty of nature. Merry Christmas Marnie.
December 11th, 2019  
@onewing I think they're reaching up for a bit more light, not much sunshine gets in there. I completely understand the need for a break now and then when overtaken by all the rest of life, including the inevitable slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. I hope you and David have a great Christmas/NY. See you sometime in 2020 and if we ever do come up your way you'll be the first to know!!
December 12th, 2019  
@ethelperry Thank you very much Ethel. I'm good but as busy as a pick-pocket at a kangaroos' convention. Les is not flash though, nothing we can put a name too, but definitely not herself.
December 12th, 2019  
@maggiemae Thank you very much for your wise words and understanding MM, much appreciated. I hope you and John have a great Christmas/NY. See you again next year. Ooops, nearly forgot to ask you how your leg's going?
December 12th, 2019  
@robz Thanks Rob. All will be fine, I'm just up to my ears and extra busy right now. Can't do justice to the camera etc because my mind's elsewhere. I'm good, but Les is not flash unfortunately.
December 12th, 2019  
@caterina Thanks Caterina. My mood's fine thank you, I'm just very, very busy, and extra so since Les is not well. Nothing we can identify, but no energy and just not herself.
December 12th, 2019  
@julzmaioro Hope you and your family have a great Christmas Julz.
December 12th, 2019  
@merrelyn Thanks Merrelyn, and the same to you too.
December 12th, 2019  
@ludwigsdiana Thanks Diana, I hope you and your family have a great Christmas too.
December 12th, 2019  
@haskar Thank you very much Haskar. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to seeing more of your great photos in 2020.
December 12th, 2019  
I fully understand how you feel - like a dog chasing it's tail :) That's exactly how I feel too. I made the decision about 6 weeks ago to get through this year here and take a break next year! Life just gets a bit overwhelming -but I'm not complaining - I'm fine! Sorry to hear Les isn't feeling the best - do hope she can get on top of it soon. Sorry I haven't popped in on my last 2 visits to Geelong but they were full on very short visits - hopefully next year we'll catch up. Have a great Christmas and I hope 2020 brings good health, good wine and good times :)
December 12th, 2019  
All the best, Marnie, and have a Happy Christmas. We will look forward to seeing your pictures by early next year again.
December 12th, 2019  
@gilbertwood No worries, will email you soon. How's your January look?
December 13th, 2019  
@golftragic Manic!!!!!!!!!!
December 13th, 2019  
Sending you and Les my best and hope she perks up soon. Have a lovely Christmas and look forward to seeing you back when you're ready. Lots of love.
December 13th, 2019  
@golftragic Leg wound still on hold - developed another problem but now being treated with the right stuff,- thanks Marnie - have a great Christmas that you will really enjoy!
December 13th, 2019  
@maggiemae Oh dear, I'd hoped you were back kicking goals by now. I do hope that you'll be fit and well again soon. This whole episode sounds very unpleasant.
December 14th, 2019  
@casablanca Thank you very much Casa, and a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours too.
December 14th, 2019  
@gilbertwood Darn, I was hoping we might be able to work in our long overdue Birragurra lunch sometime then. Maybe February??
December 14th, 2019  
merry Christmas, marnie, and all the best of the holiday season!
December 25th, 2019  
Oh Marnie I have only just seen this and you saying you were taking a break! Watching the news about the fires over there I suddenly realised I hadn’t heard from you! I hope all is ok with you and Les and that you had a great Christmas! Wishing you a happy New Year and that we will see you back in 2020! Take care- big hug xx
December 30th, 2019  
Just popped by to say, like Pam, I was thinking of you and Les. Sending lots of love and wishing you a happy New Year
December 31st, 2019  
Hi Marnie
I had also missed your message that you were taking a break. Happy New Year.
January 3rd, 2020  
@summerfield @pamknowler @casablanca Thank you Vikki, Pam and Casa. I very much appreciate your good wishes. As you'd probably know by now this holiday season in Australia has been, and still is disasterous with large swathes of the country in flames. Over 1000 homes lost, umpteen sheds etc and heaven knows how many livestock. Around 6 million hectares (c16 mill acres) burnt as far. States of emergency declared. The air is dark red or black in broad daylight in lots of places. NZ's getting our smoke. Parts of the major S-E power grid under threat. Seven confirmed deaths so far, but over 20 people 'unaccounted for' - so far. The fires continue to worsen and we're told that we should expect significant fire problems for at least another 8 weeks. The Navy and Army have been in action helping our volunteer and career firies, the former evacuating coastal towns and ferry supplies, the latter providing a range of specialist support. For the first time ever 3000 Australian Defence Force reservists were mobilised to assist the firies. Our pathetic PM has handled everything very poorly and getting lambasted in the media though the several State Premiers have been magnificent. We're in a very safe part of the country, thank goodness although there are significant fire risks to some of Victoria to the west of us.
January 5th, 2020  
@dide Sorry, should've copied you into the post above.
I very much appreciate your good wishes. As you'd probably know by now this holiday season in Australia has been, and still is disasterous with large swathes of the country in flames. Over 1000 homes lost, umpteen sheds etc and heaven knows how many livestock. Around 6 million hectares (c16 mill acres) burnt as far. States of emergency declared. The air is dark red or black in broad daylight in lots of places. NZ's getting our smoke. Parts of the major S-E power grid under threat. Seven confirmed deaths so far, but over 20 people 'unaccounted for' - so far. The fires continue to worsen and we're told that we should expect significant fire problems for at least another 8 weeks. The Navy and Army have been in action helping our volunteer and career firies, the former evacuating coastal towns and ferry supplies, the latter providing a range of specialist support. For the first time ever 3000 Australian Defence Force reservists were mobilised to assist the firies. Our pathetic PM has handled everything very poorly and getting lambasted in the media though the several State Premiers have been magnificent. We're in a very safe part of the country, thank goodness although there are significant fire risks to some of Victoria to the west of us.
January 5th, 2020  
It is just ghastly all those fires and loss of lives, property and land destruction. The news is constantly updated on what is happening and it is so hard to comprehend the emotional losses. All we can do is hope for some big rains to help all the firies as they risk everything. Thinking of you all.
January 5th, 2020  
@dide Thank you so much Dianne, you Kiwis will well understand what's happening here. No rain worth mentioning on the horizon unfortunately. A few mill today to settle the dust, but that's all.
January 5th, 2020  
Thanks for this update Marnie. I am heartbroken seeing the news and knowing the devastation being caused by these horrific fires. The poor people who have died or are missing is bad enough and when you add to that the unbelievable numbers of animals which have died it makes me cry!! Take care and stay safe!! xxx
January 5th, 2020  
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