Floral Friday-14-3005-Fremantle

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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Fremantle market flowers.

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I have been trying to find somewhere to use these photos for a while.

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I have never seen flowers hung in such a manner…

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that is based on the assumption that these were real flowers and not a very good imitation.

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Real or not  it was/is a novel way to decorate the market ceiling.

It may also be common in other cities or markets, however, it was the first time I had ever seen this type of arrangement.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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My Black & White Friday

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This week’s

Black and White

Friday

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A few more Black and White offerings again today.

clouds_0031A Black and White re-post of yesterday’s Look Up Look Down post.

I think the cloud formation looks as good, or better, in Black and White.

fog_0019A mid-morning trip into Geelong through this mornings fog…

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gave me reason to pause and admire the view.

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With heavy fog there is not much difference between Black and White and the Colour original.

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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-41

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My

Look Up, Look Down

for Week 41

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Clouds.

clouds_0030I was hoping for some rain from these clouds…no such luck.  However, the formation was worth the photo.

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Travelwithintent.com 

Look Up, Look Down, challenge

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Water

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My contribution for this week’s

Water: Rivers, Waterholes

Challenge

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The photos for this week are again all from South Africa.crocodile_0101

 Our last day included a cruise on Olifants River, but no-one chose to have a swim

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In the distance we thought we saw logs floating in the river.
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As we drew closer we changed our minds…again no swimming

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Previously we had stopped on an evening game drive at this waterhole.  our guide did tell us there was a crocodile in the water and proceeded to set up for sundowners only about twenty feet from the water.  Seeing he claimed Irish heritage, he may have been pulling our collective legs…but I was not going to call his bluff. 🙂

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The fish and birds seemed to survive.

Well…the fish didn’t quite survive for much longer.

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This waterhole is barely one hundred metres from Sausage tree Safari Camp’s breakfast / dining area.

waterhole_0196At night spotlights assisted the animals to find the water ;-).

Many animals came to pose for us here.

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We spotted this waterhole while on a game drive.  Once again our guide told us that it was rare to actually see a giraffe drinking as they are most vulnerable when their head is down.  I think this one may have been short-sighted or deaf as it continued its downward movement and took a long drink before whipping its head up in surprise…at noticing us or hearing a noise which we didn’t.

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Water: Rivers, Waterholes

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Travel Theme-Metal

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My

Metal

Travel Theme

for this week.

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I was scratching my head thinking about this challenge.

curves2_1801Then the curved metal supports on this old building came to mind.

woolshedcc_1921Then, my old woolshed, along with most woolshed is clad entirely in metal corrugated iron…

shed_1858ajust like this abandoned machinery shed.  I was on a roll!

ship_0098However, we all know that metal is heavier than water, right?  Yet, here is hundreds of tons of metal, carrying hundreds of tons of cargo.  Sailing merrily away from Geelong’s port heading for Bass Strait, via port Phillip Heads.  Ah!  The life of a sailor on the open seas.

 

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Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Metal

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Twist

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Twist.

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Last Friday I ventured down to Port Arlington…

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and spotted this group of swans just off shore.

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Their long gracefully bent necks can easily twist into all manner of poses to assist with daily ablutions.

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Crows, while very intelligent, are a sheep farmers worst enemy during winter lambing, in particular. With ready food being scarce a new-born lamb makes an ideal target.  And crow’s target is the lamb’s eye.  With a distinctly twisted sense of right, it is no wonder these birds are not loved by the farming community.

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The gnarled and twisted branches of this specimen have seen better days and will make good fire wood in the near future.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

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A Word a Week Photography Challenge–Carry

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My contribution for this week’s

 Word of the Week Challenge…

Carry

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maggie_0006This is not an unusual sight around our back door.

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 The ‘Tea Leaf” carrying her ill-gotten gains.

ginger_0001What was unusual was spotting this twerp in Maggie’s bed pinching the loot.

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Although this picture is a bit soft it shows the difficulty Ginger was having carrying the bone.

ginger_0003Attempt number two…

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was successful.

ginger_0005Gingerly, pardon the pun, it was lifted from the ground.

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Yes, I can carry this, she says to herself…
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and with a spring in her step…
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she is off out of sight to spend an hour or so gnawing the bone.

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Ginger is a constant source of amusement…not much else goes on around here 🙂  I have seen her carry a bone around the house three times trying to find a place to bury it.  The place is usually at the based of a prized plant.  AHHHHHHH!  She will then stand guard, showing Maggie exactly where it  is and at the same time warding her off, until….Ginger is distracted, where upon Maggie swoops in and steals back her bone.

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 A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE–”Carry” 

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Michelle’s Pet Challenge: Week-37

 

 

Look Up, Look Down-Wk-40

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My

Look Up, Look Down

for Week 40

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For those of us with enough ‘life experience’ to remember…

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may just remember some shots like these which made squillions for…
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Richard Bach and Neil Diamond.  It was just ‘a couple of years ago.’
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In February 1980 I was in Christchurch, New Zealand, ending a three-week camping holiday.
seagull_0033 Even back then airlines suffered from delays.

Six or seven hours, in this instance, I believe.
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One of my fellow campers mentioned that the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra was performing Jonathan Livingston Seagull that night.  Was I interested?

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So off we jogged, yes jogged, to the Christchurch Town Hall.  Now a Town Hall sounds like a reasonably small venue, doesn’t it?  However, the Christchurch Town Hall can, or could, seat 75 more patrons than the Sydney Opera House.  Or were those Kiwis pulling my leg again?  And after the show we ran back to our hotel in time to catch a bus out to the airport for our 0100 flight out of Christchurch.seagull_0036

Our early morning flight allowed me to catch an early morning train back to Warrnambool, about three hours from Melbourne.  I remember it being rather surreal as when talking to locals our experience of the previous night was still fresh in my mind.  I am sure no-one believed me when I said “Last night I saw a performance  of Jonathan Livingston Seagull in Christchurch.”

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These shots were taken at Point Richards at Port Arlington on the Bellarine Peninsula, yesterday, Friday, May 23.

DSC_0079 My Johnathan is setting off over Port Philip Bay or the entrance to Corio Bay…also part of Port Phillip Bay.

DSC_0082 The mountain in the background is the You Yangs which are situated between Melbourne and Geelong.

One last thing,  these photos are best viewed at this size.  A couple are definitely not fit for enlarging.

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Travelwithintent.com 

Look Up, Look Down, challenge

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge-Seating

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This week’s Black and White

Seating

Challenge

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I had this post prepared before I learned that Cee had stopped the BW challenge.   Seems a shame not to use it.

So my last BW challenge…at least for a while, perhaps.

A range of random seating photos this week.

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The lonely seat.

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The occupational Health and Safety People would have a field day the way this chair is being kept level.

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seat_0432Where there’s a river, there’s a seat.

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seat_0439Picnic table at Lake Pertobe, Warrnambool.

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I applied maximum shadow to this photo as it made the steps, or seats, stand out better.

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seat_0524On Warrnambool’s foreshore there are plenty of places to sit.

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seat_0558I have often wondered what it would be like to have a seat behind a horse.

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Barbques and under cover seating  at Lake Pertobe.

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seat_0655This family turned a small jetty into an ideal place to sit and feed the ducks.

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seat_0684No holiday makers makes a picnic ground a tough place to find a feed.

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seat_0527When you’re a seagull even a concrete pier is an ideal seat.

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Thanks for hosting the challenge Cee

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