Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue-n-Yellow

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Blue, my favourite colour and Yellow the colour I can actually see….easily.

But together…in the one photo…I think I failed miserably this week.  

BUT, I do have blue and yellow.

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My Black and White Challenge daffodil, cropped to remove the green and accentuate the yellow

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Varying shades of blue on this traffic signal box.

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Never thought that dear old Thomas would be used in a colour challenge.

Because we were not far from the waterfront, at the time,

I can only surmise he was enjoying the afternoon doing what he does best.

However, I did think he would be in mothballs for the winter.

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…..and finishing with a group of daffodils.

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Blue and Yellow

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A Word a Week Photography Challenge ~ Pink

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A simple entry for Word of the Week Challenge this week.

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A pink ground cover Camellia (Marge Miller) was one of several planted, this winter, in a revamped garden bed.

Its companion plant, also a Camellia, (Snow) is white with a tinge of pink and was alternated with Marge Miller.

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A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE–”Pink 

(suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)

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Black-White Challenge: King

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I was going to post this as a Black and White….I think I was having BW withdrawal symptoms!

Then I remembered…

Cee’s Black and White Challenge.

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King Alfreds are my favourite daffodil.

I liked this shot when I converted it…

…so here ’tis.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge

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Look Up, Look Down Challenge-3

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My first contribution to

Look Up, Look Down.

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I took this shot about two months ago as I found the roof fascinating.  It was the first time I had seen a slate tiled roof, at close quarters, and could only marvel at the workmanship and how well it has lasted.

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The right roof above this door is where the first photo was taken.  I have walked through this door many times but only looked up once.

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Travelwithintent.com 

Look Up, Look Down, challenge

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Festival of Flowers-Floral Friday 3008

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My Floral Friday post, is early and in honour of

National Wattle DaySeptember 1st.

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I only became aware of National Wattle Day while watching

Better Homes and Gardens television program last Friday.

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Apart from the first image, a repost, all others are the result of a quick drive around the extended neighbourhood…

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…and the use of my 70-300mm lens on my Nikon D 90

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Wattle trees, and now shrubs, are members of the Acacia family.

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 This last image is one of several Acacia Limelights we have in our garden.  We have yet to see a flower, which is normal.  However, we have planted some above a pebble mulch and discovered the hard way that these pretty little shrubs are dirtier, and scruffier, than teenage boys below that pretty green exterior.

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For more information about Australia Wattles (Acacias) click on this link and watch the Wattle video.

It only runs for 4 minutes.

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Floral Friday

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Festival of Flowers

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A-Z Challenge – I I I

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My contribution to this week’s A-Z Challenge.

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Ink for my computer.

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…and, of course, my trusty my iPad….

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I I I – challenge

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by frizztext

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Wordless Wednesday-Phoneography-Blade

As I only had my phone with me, I decided to combine both challenges this week.

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Late last week I happened to drive past this scene in early morning traffic…no time to stop. With the benefit of a day’s work behind me I was surprised to see the vehicle in the same place.  With other motorists taking advantage of the photo opportunity.

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I have never seen one this close before.

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This shot, of part of the Macarthur Wind Farm, was taken from the road we travel to reach our old home. The wind farm consists of 140 turbines spread over 5,500 Hectares (11,110 acres or 69.5 sections) and is currently the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

(Source: Google – Macarthur Wind Farm for several links including Wikipedia).

I think the first picture was destined to end up at a wind farm….but that is only conjecture.

Reasons for this line of thought: 1. it is white; 2. I have heard that a person can easily walk into a wind farm blade.  This was certainly the case here; although not sure just how far would be easy.

And I did have a third reason which is no longer within grasp…..a seniors moment!  Sadly it was probably the one with the most logic. 🙂

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Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Liquid

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Liquids…gives us a wide array of subject matter…

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Rain_1910…like rain drops on the windscreen

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…..or a rushing waterfall

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…..the aftermath of a night of steady rain.

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…a garden having a drink on a frosty morning.

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A warm breakfast coffee.

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Finally, one of my favourite views.  Not the post card Twelve Apostles…but the view behind  most photographers of The Twelve Apostles.

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Liquid

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Share Your World-2013-Week-29

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While in school who was your favourite teacher – what grade and why?

Without a doubt my French teachers.  The first at a state school (Years 7-9: Mrs Brian), the second at boarding school (Years 10 -11: Fr B. White).  I loved the subject and always put down my expertise in French, while at school, to my teachers.  I have to give a mention to Fr. T. Luby, my Year 11 Physics teacher.  I only took the subject to have some fun at school that year, as I had seen other students completing Physics experiments while in years 7-9.  I failed Year 11 maths and passed Physics!   And that, my friends, says a lot about teachers’ attitudes towards students.  Fr Luby always let us have some fun and laughed at a joke….but don’t step out of line.  While I have high expectations of my students, I am realistic, and if sharing a lighter moment with them lightens our day so be it.  And in my present (corrections) environment treating students humanely means a lot…to them.

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Would you accept $5,000 to shave your head or die it bright lime green and continue your normal activities while not explaining the reason for your haircut or colour?

Yes I think I would.  It would be a quick shave and a quick dye!!  While at the hairdressers, a few months ago, I saw a woman with silver foils in her hair.  Not knowing what they were for, but knowing my hairdresser fairly well and knowing she had a sense of humour, I suggested that “…some of  those would look good in my hair…”.  And there comes a time when it does not hurt to rock someone else’s world.

In 2002 I had the pleasure of teaching a Year 8 maths class which was memorable for all the wrong reasons.  My ‘sanity hour’ class was Prep library on a Wednesday afternoon.  MGW (a Prep primary teacher at the time) suggested I dress the part for a book relating to the beach which I was going to read to the Preps.  My ‘costume’ was loud.  Just as I stepped out of the staff room some of the Year 8 girls were approaching.  The look on their faces was priceless and well worth any embarrassment I may have been feeling.

In 2003 I let Year 8 Geography students GEL my hair in an effort to stem their boredom and curb noise on a three-hour train trip home from Melbourne.  They had been good all day and it was heading towards the end of a 15 hour day excursion.  And NO!  I would not have let the 2002 Year 8 students near me!

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You are trapped in an elevator, who would you want to be trapped with?

No-one, because I would think they were as big an idiot as me for getting into a faulty elevator!

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When you are with your friends, do your interactions include much touching—for example, hugging, kissing, rough housing, rubbing backs?   Would you like to have more of this? (Note:  the answers may vary depending on where you live on this wonderful planet.)

I grew up in rural Victoria where, as body language experts would agree, one had to have one’s arm outstretched just to shake hands.  However,with the influx of Italy into our Irish-Scottish-English mix some of those rules/ideas have been relaxed….substantially.  

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Two long and two short answers again this week.  Have been told I talk too much.  My apologies…..hope you’re not asleep ….

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Share Your World 2013

SYW commences on Mondays-Week_29

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Travel Theme: Play

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My contribution to the travel Theme Challenge were taken while on a Queensland holiday.

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With forty or fifty bacon and egg breakfasts only a few metres away some of the lions found it easier to play with the ball as a distraction to the breakfast smells wafting through the air.

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After breakfast there was always the Cairns swimming pool provided a place to play, relax, enjoy the sun, and a swim while only a few metres from a shopping centre across the road…when lunch time arrived…

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Where’s my backpack?: Travel theme: Play

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