Share Your World-2013-Week-25

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If you could choose between Wisdom and Luck, which one would you pick?

Wisdom for sure.  Luck is all about right place, right time….may never happen again.  Whereas wisdom to make the right decisions, ask the right questions takes the guess work/luck out of life.  

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What is success for me?

Success equals…the option of three meals each day, a roof over my family’s head, happiness at work and above all good health. 

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What is your biggest fear or phobia?

Every time I watch ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ where Harrison Ford end up among a pit of snakes I wince…because, ‘I hate snakes’.  Spiders are also high up there as well.

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What physical attribute do you like about yourself?  Can be anywhere from beauty to heart to physical strength.

This is the hardest question so far, Cee.  Something that others should answer.  

However, I like to help people at work, home or where ever.  I like to ensure that any workplace staff are working in the best conditions possible and live by a statement a school principal once told me:  “My job is too ensure my staff are happy.  If they are content then workplace will function well.”  

How many times have we worked for employers or managers who are not supportive.  What these people do not realise is that their employees are not working to full potential because morale is low.  

I will cease!

I hope that does, or does in part, answer the question posed.

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SYW commences on Mondays

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Tinted Thursday ~ Upward

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Again my Thursday post is a coloured version of my Black and White Tuesday…with some embellishments about the Giant Red Wood in the Geelong Botanical Gardens.

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Grand Staircase at Paronella Park

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Geelong winter tree

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I have heard many things about the American Redwoods, but did not know that they would grow in our climate.

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Planted in 1873, this specimen towers above surrounding trees and plants.  In 2004 Its height was 24 metres and it was in good condition.  Its estimated age was 145 years.  The tree must have spent about 5 years in a pot, or was grown elsewhere, before planting in the Geelong Gardens

Measurements Source: http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/search/nattrust_result_detail/71083

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 My information source web page also states that this tree was planted on August 2, 1873.

Why the Giant Red Wood was planted in the Geelong gardens is not known.

One of my loves is big, old trees and I was certainly happy to stumble  upon this treasure.

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