Wordless Wednesday-Fires

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Fires

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Presently we have fires burning throughout Victoria.  

In my air-conditioned classroom yesterday, I only heard about ‘the smoke’.  

Not until my drive home did these scenes greet me.

smoke_0426This smoke is from fires north of Melbourne and in Gippsland…eastern Victoria.

smoke_0427As I drove home a radio stated smoke had reached Warrnambool on Victoria’s South West coast.  Warrnambool is about 200 kilometres west of Geelong.

smoke_0429 Smoke haze reached Echuca on the Murray River

which is the Victoria-News South Wales border, in the north

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This photo was taken in July 2013….

smoke_0457While these photos were taken in the same place February, 11, 2014.

smoke_0458Some of the middle ground is recognisable…

smoke_0459and the YouYang mountains are in the background….somewhere…

This morning, Wednesday, February 12, provided an eerie sunrise which I will publish tomorrow

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Wordless Wednesday

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Craftyspices.com_Wordless Wednesday

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Share Your World-Wk-6

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Have you watched or plan to watch any of the 2014 Winter Olympics?

I watched part of the opening ceremony and some of the events held the next day.  Unfortunately it commences around midnight and ends around 0600.

What is your favorite winter Olympic event? Would you ever want to be an expert in that sport?

Because I have never participated in any Winter Olympics type sports I don’t really have a favourite.  I  like the skating events, from speed to ice dancing.  Curling is always a fun event to watch but never given more than the ten seconds on news services.    

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Have you ever met an Olympic Athlete?

That’s easy…..never!  However, I did meet/chat with a few athletes at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.  I was a marshal at the opening and closing ceremonies…a real buzz and highly recommended to any who has the opportunity.  During the last night of competition I watched the women’s long jump and 4 x one hundred metres finals.  The next night, as athletes left the field after the closing ceremony,  three attractive young girls asked me to take their photo.  They wanted a picture of themselves as they sat on the running track, because the track was being removed  the next day.  Out of interest I asked their names and realised they were the competitors from the previous night’s events. 

I don’t think any of them competed at Olympic level, but it the best I can do!!

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Do you have a favourite athlete?  Name sport.

My favourite sport is Australian rules football.  My favourite team is Collingwood…a suburb of Melbourne.  With around 80,000 members Collingwood is one of the most powerful teams playing in the Australian football League.

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What is your favourite exercise or sport? Is there a reason why?

I played a little over 100 games, of Australian Rules Football, in my late teens early twenties.  Then work interfered with my sport and I stopped.  Exercise?  I could run for miles in those days however, exercise these days is a dirty word due to lower joints showing signs of football wear.  One knee is bone on bone and the other side is a bung ankle.

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Share Your World 2013

SYW commences on Mondays-Week 6

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A-Z Challenge-FF

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My FFF Challenge this week

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Some random photos for this week’s challenge.

fish_0414Is it a cat-fish in the Olifants River?  Not certain and fairly sure 🙂

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franklin_0215Not the best Franklin photograph, but they were difficult to spot and well camouflaged.

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foot_0160Another photo I never dreamed of shooting until the opportunity arose.

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foot_0196These feet were soooo relaxed and also fitted the

‘I never thought I’d get a photo of that’

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FFF-challenge

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by frizztext

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